Hassle Fest Memories – Day 1: JOSS / Urochromes / Black Beach

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Artists usually confined to the world of underground house shows will be brought to the main stage this weekend for Hassle Fest 7.

Hassle Fest, a three-day music festival organized by BRAIN Arts, a nonprofit concert organizer based in Jamaica Plain, will take over the Cambridge Elks Lodge, Out of the Blue Too Gallery and Brighton Music Hall, the largest venues to host the festival thus far.

According to Sam Potrykus, co-director of BRAIN, Hassle Fest will showcase bands producing new, interesting work that may not be as visible in the music scene.

“I’d call it underground because it is not genre-specific,” Potrykus said. “Hip-hop, punk, electronic. By and large, it’s experimental. It has this avant-garde-ness. They came from the underground.”

Liam Hofmeister / Huntington News

A collection of videos and pics from Day 1 of Boston Hassle Fest 7JOSS + Urochromes + Black Beach.

Captured by Ethan Long, Shuggy Sugarman/Fat Shuggy and Sam PunkrockHobbit Jem Hadge.

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