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Blimey! It's Blazer!

A local band digs that British sound.

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Just four months after playing its first live show, Blazer is rubbing elbows with intercontinental headliners. Last month, the quartet from Bay Village opened for ex-Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler at the Beachland. Tonight, it warms up the Agora for Britpoppers Hard-Fi. "It's shocking, in that it's happened so quickly," says Jay Glenn, the band's singer and keyboardist. "There's just something about the British sound that a lot of people grasp onto."

Glenn formed the group last spring with his guitar-playing brother Raymond, bassist Stephen Begala, and drummer Mikey Gould. He admits that their synth-heavy originals were inspired by a fondness for '80s new wave. "It's a morph of growing up in that era," says the 24-year-old Glenn. "And that's stuck with us."
Sun., June 25, 9 p.m.

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