WERS wants to give credit to where credit is due. The Local Music Week graphic that we had up in the last post was created with help from Worldle.net. We mention it because we think it’s one of those fun and ubiquitous internet tools that you can personalize to your own satisfaction. If you don’t know about it yet, we’d love to be the people to introduce it to you! Everything you make on it is free and yours to use because the application is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution license. I’ve honestly played on this thing for hours on end.
Here’s another example of a runner-up LMW graphic. I feel like such a designer.
Our Local Music Week kicks off Monday, March 30th at 8AM! Find the full schedule here. Have a great weekend!
Starting Monday, March 30th, WERS kicks off Local Music Week 2009, meaning that our studio will play host to nearly 50 bands coming through for in-studio performances!
Check out the artists who made the cut. Here’s a full schedule so you won’t miss your favorite mix:
Monday, March 30th
8:00AM Madi Diaz
9:00AM Chris O’Brien
11:00AM Annie Lynch and the Beekeepers
1:00PM Love In Stockholm
4:00PM Vikesh Kapoor
5:00PM Mieka Pauley
6:00PM Leo Blais
Tuesday, March 31st
8:00AM Antje Duvekot
9:00AM Chris Wilhelm
10:00AM Ann Driscoll
11:00AM Sarah Tollerson
1:00PM John Gerard
3:00PM Sarah Rabdau
4:00PM Eli Paperboy Reed
6:00PM The Brew
8:00PM Dis-N-Dat Band
Wednesday, April 1st
Thursday, April 2nd
8:00AM Leana Song
9:00AM Patty Keough
10:00AM Jen Kearney & The Lost Onion
11:00AM Sarah Borges
2:30PM Detroit Rebellion
4:00PM Kristin Hersh
5:30PM You Can Be A Wesley
6:30PM Boston Molasses Disaster
11:30PM Vice Versah
Friday, April 3rd
8:30AM Avi & Celia
10:00AM The Moving Co.
11:00AM The Underberrys
1:00PM St. Helena
3:00PM Air Traffic Controller
4:00PM Jenny Dee
4:30PM Bishop Allen
5:30PM Full Tang
6:30PM Thick as Thieves
11:30PM Raydar Ellis
Visit WERS.org for more information on these bands their music.
Join WERS in welcoming the Artist’s voice to WERS.org. Will Dailey shares his views on the state of music distribution and what he plans to do to stand out as an emerging artist. Dailey will play at WERS’ 60th Anniversary Celebration on March 15th, alongside performances from Pete Yorn, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Ryan Montbleau.
The views expressed in this feature belong to Will Dailey, and do not necessarily reflect the views of WERS.
Will Dailey Blog: Part 1: Torrent Volume 1
Fashion of Distraction And The Simple Power of Asking
3 | 11 | 2009
My first Volume is a meditation. So many things influence us all, but when I sat back and thought of the songs that were eagerly jumping to get out of my brain I noticed a sound. It was just a whisper and it even took me a minute to recognize it but when I did it made so much sense.
In high school I picked up a job for a sound company that was working a big festival on the hatch shell in Boston. My job was simple; make sure nothing falls down on stage. So basically my responsibility was to sit on the stage and watch the show. I don’t remember any of the acts except for one, Roger McGuinn. I recognized the songs but knew little of the man. After the set he tipped his hat to me as he walked off stage. I was hooked.
The Byrds album Sweet Heart of the Rodeo is one of those albums that, if I ever get around to doing that facebook top albums thing, is in my lifetime album list. When I thought of songs from Vol. 1 like “Keep You A Mystery”, “So Many Wrong Ways” and “Peace of Mind” I could not so much hear the influence as I could feel myself gravitating to the production and arrangement of that record. Next thing I know Roger McGuinn is playing on “Peace of Mind” (This is due to the simple power of asking. Example: You have something you want of someone, just sincerely tell them the truth: that they helped foster your childhood dreams of rock and roll and that your song would not be complete without them. Works every time.)
The Byrds is my underlying focus for Fashion of Distraction. It is my Roger McGuinn influence. Which is also my Tom Petty influence (“Never Be Your Baby”). Which is also my dreamy folk influence (“Allston”). Allston is my hometown influence but I will save that for volume 2.
Vol. 1: Fashion of Distraction was released digitally January 20th
Vol. 2: By The Blue Hills was released digitally March 17th
Vol. 1 & 2 CD/DVD Combo with bonus tracks will be in stores and online April 28th
WERS BLOG PT. 2
A local band generating buzz and hitting big is always a cool scenario to experience. Passion Pit‘s homecoming show in Cambridge featured the kind of infectious caffeinated vibe that most young bands only dream of evoking. Read WERS Writer Paige Trubatch’s review of the show over at WERS.org!