boston hassle fest #5 poster 2013 baby
Providence art hero Mickey Z made this RIGHTEOUSLY SICK poster for our upcoming fest Hassle Fest 5! Only 50 hand-screened prints exist in the world!! You can get your hands on one of these monstrous prints at the show November 8 and 9 at the Cambridge Elks Lodge!
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BOSTON HASSLE: DUCKTAILS, CHAIN & THE GANG, HUBBLE, METAL FEATHERS @ CAMBRIDGE ELKS LODGE - The Boston Hassle →
Truly EPIC show for ya tonight – four very different but equally excellent acts converge on the Cambridge Elks Lodge TONIGHT for a slip-n-slide extravaganza. OK there’s no actual water rides, but you’ll surely feel refreshed soaking in the soothing bubble bath of DUCKTAILS‘ high surf pop. Over the years this Ridgewood, NJ native has [&]
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Having musically come of age in Boston in the mid-90s I received many mixed musical messages. There was grunge everywhere thanks to Seattle, and I was into some of what that influence was transformed into in Boston (6L6, OTIS, SCISSORFIGHT maybe but not really). As I’ve spewed about before there was the ripe UK82 meets [&]
Time was that you tuned into a DAN MELCHIOR record and you knew what to expect: some of the best, and wittiest garage rock leaning pop-smithery found anywhere on the planet. MELCHIOR’s rock could stand up against its more famous and equally prolific contemporaries, and it could stand up against anything amongst the onslaught of [&]
TONIGHT @ CAMBRIDGE ELKS LODGE!
7pm All Ages $10 Sliding Scale
We making Compass #43 right now! You know we are expanding to EIGHT pages next month? Covering music, Art and Film listings now. Plus some funnies!
Singles available on iTunes / album available for pre-order
If you haven’t heard “Big Machines” yet, feel free to head over to Impose and read Dayna Evans’ write-up as you stream away.
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Northern Irish gloom-gurus Girls Names dropped their newest album The New Life back in February, and I’ve made few mistakes in my life as shameful as putting off listening to it. The larger-than-life vocals, the snappy dance beats, the enveloping sound all work together to craft a sound that would seem equally as fitting for summer listening as for winter tunage (or fall or spring, for that matter). The album opens with the ethereal organ circles of “Portrait” (there are tons of ‘circles’ in this album) which slide into the peggy bass and synth wails of “Pittura Infamante”; the song is the sonic version of one of those blacklight felt paintings of Morissey but still takes the time to nod to the band’s close ties with Wavves in its surf-tinged solo. “Occultation” spins you in infinite circles: never-ending melodic loops are expanded with Read the Rest/Hear Sounds/Scope Vids
Another heaping helping of raw, nasty garage-punk served up by the almighty Goner Records. This is what happens when punk rock is stripped down to just its bare essentials; what rock n’ roll sounds like when there’s nothing left. Just three dudes playing sloppy, minimalist garage-punk about nothing while the world collapses around them, which is part of the reason why this 7â stands out. Though the dirty garage-punk sound has been done time and again, Manateees are so genuinely raw that they pull it off as well as anyone, and something about them sounds a tinge darker than your classic Oblivians/Teengenerate/etc. garage-punk. While the rhythm section does its job excellently, the guitar playing and vocals of frontman Abe White (True Sons of Thunder) turn this 7â from just another pretty-good punk record into something more. White’s guitar Read the Rest/Hear Sounds/Scope Vids