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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

The Blast Interview: Metro Station 0

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

The Blast Interview: Big Gigantic 1

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(…)