• 5 Windows 8 Games You Shouldn’t Skip

    Games offer a distraction, are something to pass the time and can sometimes get quite addictive. The Windows 8 Store offers games, both free and paid to offer you something to pass the time on the train, challenge your brain, or join a friend in some friendly competition. Windows 8 offers excellent graphics, allowing for(…)

  • Blast Interview: Arch Enemy

    Arch Enemy has been going through a lot of changes recently. After the change in the line up—with Alissa White-Gluz replacing former lead singer Angela Gossow—the Swedish melodic death metal band has released a new album, War Eternal, and kicked off their U.S. tour. Blast’s Sinan Pehlivanoglu caught up with the band in one of(…)

  • Do Intense Video Games Make You Smarter?

    Depending on how, when, and where you play them, video games can serve many purposes. They can be used to simply pass the time between classes or work shifts or when you’re commuting. Or you can play them after all those things are done as a way to wind down. Then there are the competitive(…)

  • The Blast Interview: Down With Webster

    This past Thursday, Blast’s Madeline Knutson had the chance to interview Martin “Bucky” Seja, Patrick “Pat” Gillett and Cameron “Camm” Hunter from the band Down With Webster before their concert at the House of Blues. Opening the show for Timeflies, the guys have been performing together since their high school talent show. Starting a new(…)

  • The Blast Interview: The Foster’s Caitlin Carver

    The Foster’s Caitlin Carver doesn’t just play a dancer on TV-she’s the real deal. The multi-talented actress is a classically trained dancer, making her the perfect fit for the role of Hayley, the star of the school’s dance team on the ABC Family hit. “I owe everything to dancing,” said Carver. Still, she’s decided to move(…)

5 Windows 8 Games You Shouldn’t Skip

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Games offer a distraction, are something to pass the time and can sometimes get quite addictive. The Windows 8 Store offers games, both free and paid to offer you something to pass the time on the train, challenge your brain, or join a friend in some friendly competition. Windows 8 offers excellent graphics, allowing for(…)

Blast Interview: Arch Enemy

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Arch Enemy has been going through a lot of changes recently. After the change in the line up—with Alissa White-Gluz replacing former lead singer Angela Gossow—the Swedish melodic death metal band has released a new album, War Eternal, and kicked off their U.S. tour. Blast’s Sinan Pehlivanoglu caught up with the band in one of(…)

Do Intense Video Games Make You Smarter?

Do Intense Video Games Make You Smarter? 0

Depending on how, when, and where you play them, video games can serve many purposes. They can be used to simply pass the time between classes or work shifts or when you’re commuting. Or you can play them after all those things are done as a way to wind down. Then there are the competitive(…)

The Blast Interview: Down With Webster

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This past Thursday, Blast’s Madeline Knutson had the chance to interview Martin “Bucky” Seja, Patrick “Pat” Gillett and Cameron “Camm” Hunter from the band Down With Webster before their concert at the House of Blues. Opening the show for Timeflies, the guys have been performing together since their high school talent show. Starting a new(…)

The Blast Interview: The Foster’s Caitlin Carver

The Blast Interview: The Foster’s Caitlin Carver 0

The Foster’s Caitlin Carver doesn’t just play a dancer on TV-she’s the real deal. The multi-talented actress is a classically trained dancer, making her the perfect fit for the role of Hayley, the star of the school’s dance team on the ABC Family hit. “I owe everything to dancing,” said Carver. Still, she’s decided to move(…)

Four fitness gadgets you need

Four fitness gadgets you need 0

We live in a health conscious world. Almost 66 percent of males and 56 percent of females claim to meet recommended weekly exercise guidelines. However, for all the benefits of exercise it cannot help but be onerous and mundane. It is for this reason why the numbers of participants is not higher. Exercise is a(…)

Infographic: The Top 10 Sexiest Male Characters on TV

Infographic: The Top 10 Sexiest Male Characters on TV 1

Who is the sexiest male character on TV? Chances are you’ll be surprised who makes the top 10. Thats because in a recent online poll to discover who are the most dateable characters on TV… vampires, psychopaths and serial killers dominated the top spots. Apparently the blood sucking nocturnal types make ideal boyfriend material! As(…)

Wildcat! Wildcat! comes to Allston

Wildcat! Wildcat! comes to Allston 0

Los Angeles-based synthpop trio Wildcat! Wildcat! is coming to Boston on Nov. 21. The band will taking their No Moon At All tour to Allston’s Great Scott. Since releasing their debut album, No Moon At All, the trio comprised of bassist Jesse Taylor, drummer Jesse Carmichael and keyboardist Michael Wilson–all of whom contribute vocals–has been touring the U.S.(…)

Wicked Halloween kicks off EDM Halloweekend

Wicked Halloween kicks off EDM Halloweekend 0

Wicked Halloween was held this past Thursday at UMass Lowell’s Tsongas Arena, and it was not just a concert; it was a plethora of artistic abilities and an all-encompassing experience for any EDM enthusiast. From the moment the ticket was scanned, fans knew they were in for the night of a lifetime. Walking down the steps(…)

The Blast Interview: Metro Station

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After taking a hiatus in 2010, Trace Cyrus and Mason Musso are back together as Metro Station and they just released their first new album in four years, Gold. Fans of the group are extremely excited to see them on The Outsiders Tour with the Ready Set, Against the Current, and Downtown Fiction. Before their(…)

The Blast Interview: Within Temptation

The Blast Interview: Within Temptation 0

Following the release of their new album Hydra earlier this year, the Dutch metal band Within Temptation launched their tour in the U.S. with the supporting act Amaranthe. Blast’s Sinan Pehlivanoglu caught up with the band in their final stop in Worcester and witnessed yet another great show. Be sure to check out the interview(…)

The Big Gallery: Single Mothers Play Great Scott in Boston

The Big Gallery: Single Mothers Play Great Scott in Boston 0

September 23 found Canadian punks Single Mothers headlining a show at Great Scott in Allston in support of their recently released album Negative Qualities. The band was set to support The Flatliners, but they encountered troubles crossing the border earlier in the day, so Single Mothers ended up headlining the show. Despite that being sprung upon(…)

Finally a Song Not About a Boy!: a review of 1989

Finally a Song Not About a Boy!: a review of 1989 0

Were you looking for a T-Swift album without songs about her love life? Well, sorry to disappoint, but maybe synthesizers will help. Swift’s transition to pop was not exactly abrupt. With pop songs like “We Are Never Getting Back Together” coming from her last album, it seemed as if the country star had progressively been moving(…)

Big Gigantic Rocks UMass

Big Gigantic Rocks UMass 0

With music software readily available, new DJs are constantly emerging with hopes of becoming the next big producer. The problem that so many of these producers have is setting themselves apart from the crowd. With their distinct sound and live instruments, Jeremy Salken and Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic are forging a unique path of(…)

The Blast Interview: Amaranthe

The Blast Interview: Amaranthe 0

     The Swedish metal band Amaranthe has just released their new album Massive Addictive. For the past month they have been hitting the roads in the US along with the Dutch band Within Temptation, dropping some new tunes from their latest release. Both bands absolutely killed their performance in Worcester on Oct. 11 at the(…)

Kina Grannis comes to Boston; Break Science to NYC

Kina Grannis comes to Boston; Break Science to NYC 0

This week, Boston will be graced by singer-songwriter Kina Grannis, while Break Science will headline Bang On!’s Warehouse of Horrors in NYC. Grannis will be playing tonight at the Paradise Rock Club, one of her last North American tour dates before departing for Europe. Tickets are still available and can be purchased through her site or(…)

Photos: Gerard Way plays Boston

Photos: Gerard Way plays Boston 0

Commonwealth Avenue and The Paradise Rock Club played host to Gerard Way and his band this past Sunday evening. In what was his first show in Boston since playing with former band My Chemical Romance, Way quickly sold the show out, along with a number of other dates on a short tour in support of(…)

The Blast Interview: Big Gigantic

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Big Gigantic, the Colorado-based electronic duo, is coming to UMass Amherst tonight as part of its Touch the Sky tour. The livetronica group is teaming up with EDM powerhouses like Skrillex, Paper Diamond and Manic Focus throughout the tour. Blast’s Bailey Knecht got a chance to chat with Big Gigantic’s drummer Jeremy Salken before the show. Be sure(…)

How to Pick a Payment Terminal for Your Business

How to Pick a Payment Terminal for Your Business 0

Over the last few years, customers have stopped making cash payments because of security reasons. Credit card payments have become popular, because they are simple, easy and safe. There were more than 388.7 million credit card holders in the US and almost 90 percent of their credit card transactions were in retail stores, according to(…)