Upcoming Events – Speedy Ortiz / Downtown Boys Mini-Tour + Boston Hassle Black Market

It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that Sandy Dupois sent in Taylor Swift/Swim Fan single for review to I Heart Noise (and reviewed IHRTN did). Fast-forward to 2015 and the band was profiled/name-checked by everyone from Stereogum to Vanity Fair to Pitchfork (all for a good reason as they toured and recorded seemingly non-stop). Taylor […]

Review – Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys – Where’s Your Ghost

The talent of Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys is that their music sounds like more than just a reach to a past we have imagined ass younguns, but their idea of choice was to get to the parts that were twisted, desolate and nearly unbearable. In Walter Sickert’s world, someone is getting […]

Hassle Fest 7 Memories – Day 2: Dent + Unicorn Hard-On + Mini Dresses

Night 2, at Brighton Music Hall, is going to pack in a crowd ready to rock it down with solid indie-rock/grunge-revivalists Screaming Females and Exploding in Sound’s heroes of the guitar, Pile. More jabs from experimental noise/punk Bostonians the Channels will add to the sweaty mess, which is then going to be curiously mopped up […]