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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

By Bailey Knecht 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(…)

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(…)

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(…)