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The Blast Interview: Big Gigantic

The Blast Interview: Big Gigantic 0

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(…)

Gallery: SKATERS at the Brighton Music Hall

Gallery: SKATERS at the Brighton Music Hall 0

Last Thursday evening, New York City’s SKATERS arrived in Boston in order to play a show opening for The Orwells at Brighton Music Hall. Despite only having been a band for a bit over two years, they have put together an impressive résumé thus far. In 2012 they put out their debut Schemers EP, signed(…)

Five Finger Death Punch at Tsongas Center, Interview with Jason Hook

Five Finger Death Punch at Tsongas Center, Interview with Jason Hook 0

On Sept. 26, Lowell, Mass. was filled with screams of dozens of Metal fans.  The small town hosted one of the greatest metal shows with Nothing More, Hell Yeah, Volbeat and the headlining gods Five Finger Death Punch. I must admit that a lot people, including myself, were expecting an amazing show with Five Finger(…)

The Blast Interview: Asaf Borger

The Blast Interview: Asaf Borger 0

This past Monday, Blast’s Madeline Knutson had the opportunity to speak to world-famous EDM artist Asaf Borger, better known by his stage name of Borgore. The Israeli-born producer is currently working on a collaboration EP with musicians from his label. This is one man who is definitely more than meets the eye. Known for his(…)

The Blast Interview: Rudimental

The Blast Interview: Rudimental 0

After traveling from Mansfield, Mass. and performing with Ed Sheeran, the guys of Rudimental got a chance to rest on their tour bus outside NAGA, a nightclub in Cambridge. The band was gearing up for a DJ set, their second performance of the night. Composed of four members from the UK—Amir Amor, Kesi Dryden, Piers(…)

Gallery: The Gaslight Anthem plays Boston

Gallery: The Gaslight Anthem plays Boston 1

This past week, one of alternative-rock’s most popular acts The Gaslight Anthem brought their headlining tour in support of Get Hurt to Boston. The show was opened by Twopointeight, a punk/rock band from Sweden. The band has a similar sound to The Gaslight Anthem, which makes a bit of sense – Gaslight’s Brian Fallon produced(…)

Sarah Jaffe comes to Great Scott 9/11

Sarah Jaffe comes to Great Scott 9/11 0

Indie singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe will be continuing her national tour at Allston’s Great Scott on Sept. 11. The Texas native just released her third studio album, Don’t Disconnect, on Aug. 19 and has been touring since July with The Polyphonic Spree. The second leg of her tour will be with hip-hop artists Astronautalis, Stage, and Transit. Don’t Disconnect, Jaffe’s latest album, was produced(…)

MisterWives Headlines Sinclair 8/29

MisterWives Headlines Sinclair 8/29 0

New York trio MisterWives will be headlining a show at the Sinclair Friday, August 29th with supporting acts Young Rising Sons and Prelow. Although the band has only been around for two years, they dropped their first EP “Reflections” in early 2014 and their song “Vagabond” is the theme song on MTV’s hit show Finding Carter. With their(…)

Preview: Keys N’ Krates Announces New EP and Fall Tour With Gladiator

Preview: Keys N’ Krates Announces New EP and Fall Tour With Gladiator 0

Every so often I come across an artist that I think really nails their genre. Keys N’ Krates is one of those artsts, bringing a unique live element to the world of trap and hip-hop beats. Keys N’ Krates performs live as a three piece band: drummer Adam Tune, keyboardist David Matisse, and turntablist Jr.(…)

My Sit Down with Space Jesus

My Sit Down with Space Jesus 0

Space Jesus is exactly who you would expect him to be. I had the chance to get an hour with music producer Jasha Tull, a.k.a. Space Jesus. His usual routine includes creating psychedelic bass music, touring around festivals, sacrificing himself for humanity’s sins, and other space-related activities. While taking to Space Jesus, I was reminded of(…)

The Hudson Project Showcases Future Music, Mud Parties, and Unprotected Sax

The Hudson Project Showcases Future Music, Mud Parties, and Unprotected Sax 0

As I walk around the back of the media tent, I see Griz standing with a photographer finishing a cup of iced Kuerig saying, “I love coffee.” I ask him where the VIP set with Exmag will be later tonight to which he responds “I have no idea.” I laugh, take a photograph with my friends(…)

The Hudson Music Project Canceled

The Hudson Music Project Canceled 0

SAUGERTIES, NY – On Friday, campers arrived for what was argued to be one of the best east coast festivals this year, The Hudson Music Project. This festival was intended to bring three days of exciting music from a variety of genres and artists, including EDM, jam bands, rappers, and reggae. The legendary Bassnectar will be headlining, along(…)