This past Tuesday WERS teamed up with the Adam Ezra Group for their CD release party at the House of Blues. The group put on a heck of a show inside of The Foundation Room’s carpeted walls as they played tunes from their new album “View From The Root.” The show was a secret members only event, however we’re drawing back the curtain on the show with an exclusive video performance! Visit WERS.org to take a peek of the video and some photos from the event, and remember that we’ll be Welcoming them to the Paradise Rock Club Saturday, January 23rd.
- Kevin McCaul
The Columbia University grads Vampire Weekend‘s sophomore album Contra is out today. The guys have given out from MP3 downloads of tracks, released goofy music videos, and hit the late night TV circuit, and now you can finally hear the album for yourself. The new album features maturer lyrics, an enhanced sound palette, some autotune and sampling experimentation (an M.I.A. sample?), and their signature charming pop songs.
What was our favorite promotional stop along the way? It’s gotta be their recent MTV Unplugged Performance. Vampire Weekend nows joins a group of artists that includes R.E.M., Nirvana, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, and Jay-Z to have played Unplugged performances. MTV’s Unplugged was recently revived this summer with performances from Adele, Silversun Pickups, and Katy Perry. Check out their performance of Contra track “White Sky” below (featuring a nice group of strings!).
- Kevin McCaul
Jamie Cullum is a British fushion jazz artist who has been creating qutie a buzz in both Europe and Asia, but surprisingly not so much in the US. Cullum has proven himself with his first two albums with major labels Twentysomething and Catching Tales. Cullum’s latest album The Pursuit is the continued musical journey of Cullum. His song materials vary from love to family, London weather, and little things in life you cannot help but to appreciate. Check out “The Wheels” from Cullum’s new album The Pursuit. He will be visiting House of Blues in Boston on March 6.