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Artist Interviews :: May 12, 2023

Interview: King Tuff on his “Lush” New Album and Boston House Shows

"On March 23, King Tuff brought his Smalltown Stardust Tour to The Sinclair in Cambridge. Ahead of the show, he sat down with our Blog Assistant, Claire Dunham, to discuss his new album, the highs and lows of touring, and Boston’s local music scene..."
April Show Reviews (Blog)
Discover WERS :: May 11, 2023

April Show Reviews: Andrew Bird, Caroline Polachek and Caroline Rose

April was an exciting month for Boston music lovers! Some of our favorite musicians, like Andrew Bird, Caroline Polachek, and Caroline Rose, brought the house down at local venues. Check out our staff writers' reviews of these show-stopping performances!
Discover WERS :: May 10, 2023

Playlist: New Discoveries 5/10

Check out new songs with our music team! This week's playlist features tracks from Daughter, Annie DiRusso, and Slow Pulp.
POTW - The Alcott (Blog)
Discover WERS :: May 9, 2023

Pick of the Week: The National ft. Taylor Swift “The Alcott”

"The record is a somber exploration of the band’s inner psyche inspired by Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel 'Frankenstein.' Ultimately, this mesmerizingly mellow mood is best encapsulated in one track: 'The Alcott'..."
Discover WERS :: May 2, 2023

Pick of the Week: Foo Fighters “Rescued”

“'Rescued' is classic Foo Fighters, with its high-energy rock sound and introspective lyrics. It’s a great example of what Foo Fighters does best: deliver powerful rock songs with plenty of heart and soul..."
New Discoveries Blog (5/2)
Discover WERS :: May 2, 2023

Playlist: New Discoveries 5/2

Discover new songs with our 'ERS music team! This week we're bringing you the latest music from Lana Del Rey, Teezo Touchdown, Manchester Orchestra, Steve Lacy, and Blondshell.
Songs that Make us Want to Touch Grass (blog)
Discover WERS :: April 30, 2023

Playlist: Songs that Make us Want to Touch Grass

"This week, our music staff put together an upbeat playlist of their favorite springtime songs (AKA the songs that make them want to touch grass)..."
Caroline Polacheck Concert Photo (blog)
Artist Interviews :: April 28, 2023

Interview: Caroline Polacheck on her Cathartic New Album and Operatic Tour

"Caroline Polachek constantly asks us to listen closely to the sound of her music for themes and motifs of desire, connectivity, and catharsis—all intense, tactile, and very physical experiences—which are also present in her groundbreaking lyricism..."
Discover WERS :: April 21, 2023

Live Music Week: Spring 2023 Lineup

We're asking for your help in rebuilding Studio 889, and re-airing some legendary performances recorded over the last 25 years. Don't miss these exclusive, stripped back sets!
Discover WERS :: April 21, 2023

Interview: Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins on Celebrants, Family, and Great Radio

Nickel Creek have been pushing the boundaries of folk music for over thirty years. Their new album Celebrants takes them into newly personal territory and challenging arrangements, reimagining what's possible for an acoustic trio. Our afternoon host, Phil Jones got to speak to their fiddle player, Sara Watkins, before their show at the MGM Music Hall in Boston on Saturday April 22nd.
New Discoveries 4/18 (Blog)
Discover WERS :: April 18, 2023

Playlist: New Discoveries 4/18

WERS music writers bring you new music every week! This fresh playlist includes songs from Feist, Benny Sings feat. Remi Wolf, and The Beths.
POTW: Natalie Merchant
Discover WERS :: April 17, 2023

Pick of the Week: Natalie Merchant “Tower of Babel”

"The message of 'Tower of Babel' is clear and poignant. Merchant laments our current social climate—one of intense division..."