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Throwback Thursday: Janis Joplin

Throwback Thursday: Janis Joplin

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re marking the 42nd anniversary of Janis Joplin’s death with a set of classic Joplin songs. Few artists have left as indelible a mark on music as Janis Joplin.  She cleared the way for female musicians to have more opportunities in music than ever before and is considered an idol […]

Concert Watch: October 4th-5th

Concert Watch: October 4th-5th

Concert-goers, this is not a drill. The incredible fall season of live music coming through Boston continues this week with a series of big-name acts and those naggling bands you’ve been meaning to listen to this week. What better way to ring in October than pumpkin iced coffee and bragging rights for all the great […]

Sufjan Stevens Will Release New Christmas Box Set

Sufjan Stevens Will Release New Christmas Box Set

Sufjan Stevens has already released a Christmas album, Songs For Christmas, but on November 13th, Stevens will release a vinyl Christmas box set, including five EPs. The box set will be titled Silver & Gold: Song For Christmas, Volumes 6-10. The EPs spread 58 tracks down, from originals to covers. There will even be some […]

Dave Grohl Announces Foo Fighters’ Hiatus

Dave Grohl Announces Foo Fighters’ Hiatus

Last Saturday a free concert was held in Central Park to help stop poverty, called the Global Citizen Festival. Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Black Keys, K’naan, and the Foo Fighters headlined the festival, and despite all the noise, Dave Grohl somehow managed to say a few words that really caught fans’ attention. According […]

On the Verge: Morning Parade

On the Verge: Morning Parade

“I actually prefer touring with bands I don’t really know that well,” said Morning Parade’s vocalist and guitarist, Steve Sparrow. “I think if we toured with our own heroes, we’d just constantly make fools of ourselves every day.” The UK rock band played shows in support of Walk The Moon, which Sparrow described as being […]

New Releases Tuesday

New Releases Tuesday

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we’ll take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. MUSE: THE 2ND LAW, The 2nd Law, the sixth album from the British rock band, Muse, dropped today. Bassist, Christopher Wolstenholme, is featured singing lead […]

Lavender Diamond Live In Studio

Lavender Diamond Live In Studio

Becky Stark, Lavender Diamond’s singer, is a perfectionist. Actually, to be more accurate, the whole band could fall under that category. Their warm up session was almost as long as their in-studio performance during which they performed their first two songs twice, to make sure they had the best take possible. Normally this would test […]

Adele to Write Song for New James Bond Film

Adele to Write Song for New James Bond Film

The James Bond movies have quite a reputation when it comes to their theme songs. The franchise is notorious for using big name musical artists like Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, and Nancy Sinatra to perform the theme that plays in the opening credits of the famous spy series. And with the new James Bond film […]

Artist Of The Week: Frightened Rabbit

Artist Of The Week: Frightened Rabbit

The WERS Artist Of The Week is the Scottish rock band, Frightened Rabbit.  The band just released a brand new EP called State Hospital and will be playing in Boston this Saturday night, October 6th at The Brighton Music Hall. Frightened Rabbit formed back in 2003 and is made up of Scott Hutchinson on lead […]

The Wallflowers at the Paradise

The Wallflowers at the Paradise

It’s almost easy to see why ‘90s alternative roots rock group The Wallflowers changed the band’s name from The Apples all those many years ago. Fronted by Jakob Dylan, the band’s understated confidence brings with it a presence that is both relaxed and mesmerizing all at the same time. For those who attended last night’s […]

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