Today at 1 o’clock we are counting down the Top 89 Albums of 2011 as voted by our WERS listeners!
Hold on to your hats, ladies. Drake Bell of The Amanda Show and Drake and Josh is back in action. In addition to being a child star, Drake bell is also a musician. He has two records out already and a third is on the way. Catch him on his tour! He’ll be hitting Omaha Nebraska on January 10th and the ride only continues from there. (And I heard a rumor that he’ll be playing Showcase Live in Foxborough. Mariel and I will see you there!) -Kendall
This week’s edition of Throwback Thursday celebrates the birthday of Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richards, who will be turning 68 this Sunday! The Rolling Stones recently reissued their 1978 classic album, Some Girls. The reissue even includes a second disc of un-released tracks! In honor of Mr. Richard’s birthday and the re-issue of Some Girls, we will be playing a set of tunes off the album – including the Stone’s new single. “No Spare Parts”. Don’t forget to tune into Throwback Thursday today at 5pm!!
Here’s a video of them performing Some Girls track, “Shattered”! Enjoy!
Butch Walker’s memoir Drinking With Strangers: Music Lessons From A Teenage Bullet Belt has finally made its way into my hands. It was released on October 25th, 2011, a little less than two months after his latest record with The Black Widows, The Spade.
I’m going to be honest with you, I haven’t finished it yet. But so far it is just as life changing as I had always hoped it to be. Every story he tells in the memoir explains a song that he has written, explaining the mysteries we’ve always wanted to solve. It also features guest appearances by KISS, Van Halen, Pink and many many more. So check it out. Also, check out this picture of me in a Santa hat posing with the book.
(Semi) Boston Native Mieka Pauley is currently on tour.(She was born in Boston but actually raised all over the US.) She’ll be hitting New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and more between now and the end of February. But the Boston Music Award nominee could not kick off her tour without making a few stops in her home town first! On Thursday Pauley will be performing with Chad Perrone over at T.T The Bear’s Place in Cambridge and on Friday she’ll be in Cambridge again, only this time at Club Passim. And be sure to tune in to WERS at 11:15 AM on Thursday because she will be performing live!
Make sure to tune into WERS today at 5pm for a very special edition of Throwback Thursday as we will be celebrating this year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees by playing a set of music from them! The inductees this year include Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beastie Boys, Guns N Roses, Donovan, The Small Faces and Laura Nyro. In the meantime, check out this video of The Beastie Boys performing “Paul Revere” back in 1998!
In my honest opinion, Dallas Green is one of the greatest modern soloists and on December 2nd, he graced Boston’s House of Blues with his presence. This being said, I’ve been listening to his first full length album Sometimes on repeat for days. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to see him play, but I’d like to imagine that he played my favorite song Casey’s Song. Here’s a clip from his live DVD!
It’s been a year and a half since the release of the Black Key’s Brothers, in May of 2010. Brothers debuted at number three on the billboard top 200, was named the second best album of 2010 by Rolling Stone magazine, contains three hit singles and is just over-all awesome. So it’s been a long year and a half that fans have spent anxiously waiting the release of the Akron-ian duo’s seventh album, El Camino.
But Black Keys fan’s only have two days left to wait. The new record drops on December 6th, 2011. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney announced the new record in a pretty unique way this time around. They placed an ad in the Akron Beacon Journal, their local newspaper, with a picture of a 1994 El Camino and underneath wrote, “Priced to sell. Grab the Keys and go! Contact Pat or Dan at 330-510-1206.” Once the number is called, Pat simply describes the car and asks the caller to leave a message. I know because I called it. On the same day they released a parody of an El Camino commercial on Youtube and announced the release date at the very end. They also created a fake website www. wannabuyavan.com.
I suggest you check it out and get ready for El Camino, because you’ve got less than forty-eight hours to wait.
In case you are sick of listening to the classic christmas songs, She & Him offer a new alternative twist on some of the classic Christmas tunes.The first song on the album, “The Christmas Waltz” is an easy listen, featuring just Zooey and an acoustic guitar. Zooey and M Ward also do a nice duet version of the song “Sleigh Ride”. Also, they switch up the song “Silver Bells” by doing a ukelele version. The only song I was rather disappointed with is their version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, they decided to do a faster version than the original. I guess I was sort of hoping for a version featuring Will Ferrell, like they did in the Movie Elf. But overall, its a great listen and worth checking out! So go have yourself A Very She & Him Christmas or just go watch Elf, the choice is yours!
Today is the 66th birthday of The Doors drummer, John Densmore! In celebration we are dedicating this week’s Throwback Thursday to him by playing a set of tunes from The Doors!!
Don’t Forget to tune into Throwback Thursday today at 5pm! In the meantime, here is a video of The Doors performing “The End” in 1967!