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Covering (and uncovering) New England's underground & independent culture

  • Inglourious Basterds (2009) dir. Quentin Tarantino

    Inglourious Basterds (2009) dir. Quentin Tarantino

    Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds opens on a farm in the countryside of France; it’s a warm day, and Colonel Hans Landa of... The post Inglourious Basterds (2009) dir. Quentin Tarantino...

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  • July 2019 Zach’s Facts: I’m hatin’ it // Compass #119

    July 2019 Zach’s Facts: I’m hatin’ it // Compass #119

    It was 2005 and McDonald’s new ad campaign, “I’m lovin’ it,” was in full swing. The advertising onslaught was developed by German... The post July 2019 Zach’s Facts: I’m hatin’ it // Compass #119...

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  • Merci D. – Red Line EP

    Merci D. – Red Line EP

    When an up-and-coming rapper bills themselves in their first single as “queer… but my shit straight heat”, we know that the Boston... The post Merci D. – Red Line EP appeared first on BOSTON HASSLE.

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  • Cemetery Man (1994) dir. Michele Soavi

    Cemetery Man (1994) dir. Michele Soavi

    Of all the basic cable channels whose mission statements have morphed and twisted over the years, few paths are more disheartening than... The post Cemetery Man (1994) dir. Michele Soavi appeared...

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  • Django Unchained (2012) / The Hateful Eight (2015) dir. Quentin Tarantino

    Django Unchained (2012) / The Hateful Eight (2015) dir. Quentin Tarantino

    Seeing a Quentin Tarantino film in the theater is a cinematic experience, unlike anything else. When I first was introduced to Tarantino’s... The post Django Unchained (2012) / The Hateful Eight...

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  • Big 3: Music (PEAR SQUARE ART FAIR) // Boston Compass #119

    Big 3: Music (PEAR SQUARE ART FAIR) // Boston Compass #119

    PEAR SQUARE ART FAIR 2! Saturday July 20th 2019 (rain date July 27th) @Richardson Park in Dorchester (Mass Ave and Columbia Rd)... The post Big 3: Music (PEAR SQUARE ART FAIR) // Boston Compass...

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  • WENT THERE: Less Is A Bore @ The ICA

    WENT THERE: Less Is A Bore @ The ICA

    While the ICA’s exhibition Less Is a Bore may traffic in extremes and technicolor, its strength is found in the magnitude of... The post WENT THERE: Less Is A Bore @ The ICA appeared first on...

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  • REVIEW: The Art of Self Defense (2019) dir. Riley Stearns

    REVIEW: The Art of Self Defense (2019) dir. Riley Stearns

    It’s funny how the tenor of the times can change how art is both made and perceived. Had The Art of Self... The post REVIEW: The Art of Self Defense (2019) dir. Riley Stearns appeared first on...

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  • The Goonies (1985) dir. Richard Donner

    The Goonies (1985) dir. Richard Donner

    If you’re currently binging the newest season of Netflix’s Stranger Things, you should know about the band of boys who walked so the... The post The Goonies (1985) dir. Richard Donner appeared...

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  • Places You Can Hang // Boston Compass #119

    Places You Can Hang // Boston Compass #119

    Places You Can Hang: Outdoor places you’ve missed or neglected and how to find them! Oakdale Park/Middlesex Fells Reservation Take the Orange... The post Places You Can Hang // Boston Compass #119...

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  • Splitting Image – Thank You

    Splitting Image – Thank You

    For too long “angular” has been a word used by genre-prescriptivists to describe their favorite math rock albums, but Boston’s own post-genre... The post Splitting Image – Thank You appeared first...

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  • Talking with Frank Hurricane on Spiritual Things

    Talking with Frank Hurricane on Spiritual Things

    Frank Hurricane is a psychedelic drifter somewhat based in Athens, GA. He specializes in folk and blues, and holds a storied discography full... The post Talking with Frank Hurricane on Spiritual...

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  • HEXENBRETT – Erste Beschwörung EP

    HEXENBRETT – Erste Beschwörung EP

    Stripped down, first wave, heavy/black metal done right. Like a bare-bones Mercyful Fate, or less theatrical Death SS, HEXENBRETT keeps things simple... The post HEXENBRETT – Erste Beschwörung EP...

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  • GET INTO IT! EPISODE #49

    GET INTO IT! EPISODE #49

    Hey Guys, in this episode I show a bunch of different records from different genres. I am starting to dip my toe... The post GET INTO IT! EPISODE #49 appeared first on BOSTON HASSLE.

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  • INTERVIEW: ‘Maiden’ Main Subject Tracy Edwards

    INTERVIEW: ‘Maiden’ Main Subject Tracy Edwards

    High school dropout turned world renowned skipper turned mother and activist, Tracy Edwards has lived quite the life so far. Edwards is... The post INTERVIEW: ‘Maiden’ Main Subject Tracy Edwards...

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  • Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982) dir. Alan Parker

    Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982) dir. Alan Parker

    November 30th, 1979: Pink Floyd puts out their magnum opus: The Wall, a 26-track double record mostly curated by Roger Waters, the... The post Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982) dir. Alan Parker...

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  • Too Much Monkey Business: 4 Songs Talking Rhythm in Rhyme

    Too Much Monkey Business: 4 Songs Talking Rhythm in Rhyme

    Now, There are a few reasons that make Chuck Berry a nasty rotten jailbird. There is also an awesome amount of evidence... The post Too Much Monkey Business: 4 Songs Talking Rhythm in Rhyme...

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  • WENT THERE: Re: Figuring the Body @ Kingston Gallery

    WENT THERE: Re: Figuring the Body @ Kingston Gallery

      Our conceptions regarding the human body are constantly evolving, increasingly political, and incredibly fraught. One only needs to check their feed... The post WENT THERE: Re: Figuring the Body...

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  • The Tea on the MBTA

    The Tea on the MBTA

      Clusters of folks await the midday service on the Red Line in the final days before the fare hike. They stare,... The post The Tea on the MBTA appeared first on BOSTON HASSLE.

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  • REVIEW: The Lion King (2019) dir. Jon Favreau

    REVIEW: The Lion King (2019) dir. Jon Favreau

    Just because you can make a hyper-realistic, nearly shot-for-shot remake of The Lion King with photorealistic animals devoid of cartoonish facial features,... The post REVIEW: The Lion King (2019)...

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