BOSTON HASSLE

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

  • BIG 3 MUSIC: Break the Chains w/ The Blow

    BIG 3 MUSIC: Break the Chains w/ The Blow

    Sat 1/19 The Blow headlines Break the Chains @Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge 9pm 21+ $ome Cost   As we... The post BIG 3 MUSIC: Break the Chains w/ The Blow appeared first on BOSTON...

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  • A Year Ender from Lunamariposa

    A Year Ender from Lunamariposa

    image by Jamieson Edson 2018 was righteous when it came down to my artistic career, filled with lots of bliss followed by imposter... The post A Year Ender from Lunamariposa appeared first on...

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  • 5 Questions for Jacob Berendes ahead of his Animal Year show opening in Providence

    5 Questions for Jacob Berendes ahead of his Animal Year show opening in Providence

    2019 is an Animal Year early for the one and only Jacob Berendes. The former Editor-In-Chief of Mothers News, former Worcester junk shop proprietor,... The post 5 Questions for Jacob Berendes...

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  • SNOWY SADDLES, ICY BIKING

    SNOWY SADDLES, ICY BIKING

    Winter is the worst time of year to be on a bicycle. It is dark and cold. Road salt eats into your... The post SNOWY SADDLES, ICY BIKING appeared first on BOSTON HASSLE.

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  • WL FREEMAN’S TOP TEN FLICKS OF 2018

    WL FREEMAN’S TOP TEN FLICKS OF 2018

    WL Freeman is part of the Film Flam team at Boston Hassle. They are a video artist and writer with a degree... The post WL FREEMAN’S TOP TEN FLICKS OF 2018 appeared first on BOSTON HASSLE.

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  • GRLSQUASH: The Literary Journal Filling Our Stomachs and Our Minds

    GRLSQUASH: The Literary Journal Filling Our Stomachs and Our Minds

    Finally, a womxn’s arts and culture journal that reaches our hearts through our stomachs: GRLSQUASH! The journal was founded by Madison Trapkin... The post GRLSQUASH: The Literary Journal Filling...

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  • EXCERPT: ‘A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO CANNABIS’

    EXCERPT: ‘A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO CANNABIS’

    The following passage is excerpted from A Woman’s Guide to Cannabis by Nikki Furrer, now available from Workman Publishing. I walked into the dispensary... The post EXCERPT: ‘A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO...

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  • A LOT OF LIGHTBULBS TO CHANGE

    A LOT OF LIGHTBULBS TO CHANGE

    The sheer size was what he noticed first. Eric Peterson, director of operations at the Waterworks Museum, is not a short man—I’m... The post A LOT OF LIGHTBULBS TO CHANGE appeared first on BOSTON...

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  • JANUARY COMPASS: Notes From the Crew

    JANUARY COMPASS: Notes From the Crew

    This time last year, I had no idea what Brain Arts Organization (BAO) was. I had never heard of The Boston Compass,... The post JANUARY COMPASS: Notes From the Crew appeared first on BOSTON HASSLE.

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  • JANUARY COMPASS: Zach’s Facts

    JANUARY COMPASS: Zach’s Facts

    In 1988, Jonas Åkerlund, directed his first music video. The video was for the song, Bewitched, by Swedish doom metal band Candlemass.... The post JANUARY COMPASS: Zach’s Facts appeared first on...

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  • Pariuh – Family Witchcraft Attack

    Pariuh – Family Witchcraft Attack

    If I may, I’d like to present a quote: “i was very depressed and doing a lot of cocaine and salvia. i... The post Pariuh – Family Witchcraft Attack appeared first on BOSTON HASSLE.

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  • Jesse Gallagher – Sound to See

    Jesse Gallagher – Sound to See

    The holiday season can be a meat wad. For many, myself included, a literal meat wad. Weighed down by excessive intake of... The post Jesse Gallagher – Sound to See appeared first on BOSTON HASSLE.

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  • Noname – Room 25

    Noname – Room 25

    Blues for the lonesome, jazz for the contemplative, and truth for the unapologetic. Poetically intertwined, Noname’s album, Room 25, boasts a series... The post Noname – Room 25 appeared first on...

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  • EARLY WARNING: Dispatches from the Underground presents GORT’S SHORTS!

    EARLY WARNING: Dispatches from the Underground presents GORT’S SHORTS!

    It should come as no surprise to regular Film Flam readers that we’re huge fans of both the Boston Underground Film Festival... The post EARLY WARNING: Dispatches from the Underground presents...

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  • Nick Perry’s Views from 2018

    Nick Perry’s Views from 2018

    Nick Perry is part of the Film Flam team at Boston Hassle. Follow him on Twitter for a deeper peek into his... The post Nick Perry’s Views from 2018 appeared first on BOSTON HASSLE.

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  • KRIS THOMPSON’S ‘LUCKY 13’ Local ALBUMs/EPs for 2018

    KRIS THOMPSON’S ‘LUCKY 13’ Local ALBUMs/EPs for 2018

    KRIS THOMPSON has been skating the fringes of Dirty Old Boston for a goodly shake, always finding new projects & new sounds... The post KRIS THOMPSON’S ‘LUCKY 13’ Local ALBUMs/EPs for 2018...

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  • Kyle Brunet’s Best Films of 2k18

    Kyle Brunet’s Best Films of 2k18

    Kyle Brunet is a longtime staff writer for Film Flam– check out his archives here! 2018 is finished folks! We are over... The post Kyle Brunet’s Best Films of 2k18 appeared first on BOSTON HASSLE.

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  • FILM FLAM ROUNDTABLE: The Best Dialogue of 2018

    FILM FLAM ROUNDTABLE: The Best Dialogue of 2018

    As part of the Hassle’s ongoing year-end celebration, the Film Flam team will convene each Friday for the rest of January to... The post FILM FLAM ROUNDTABLE: The Best Dialogue of 2018 appeared...

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  • The Ten Best Places I Felt the Most Magic (& Feelings) in 2018

    The Ten Best Places I Felt the Most Magic (& Feelings) in 2018

    Was it a long year or A REALLY F%!$ING LONG YEAR? Almost everyone I talk to—whether we’ve only just met and or... The post The Ten Best Places I Felt the Most Magic (& Feelings) in 2018 appeared...

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  • Places You Could Hang: Black Market

    Places You Could Hang: Black Market

    It is long overdue that we show some love to the Black Market of Dudley Square. Not to be confused with our... The post Places You Could Hang: Black Market appeared first on BOSTON HASSLE.

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