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…

Hassle Fest Memories – Day 1: New England Patriots / Downtown Boys / Whip Appeal

Hassle Fest stands out when compared to larger music festivals, such as Boston Calling, because of the proportion of Boston-based bands that get a chance to showcase their talent, according to musician Steven Instasi. “There are a lot more local bands,” Instasi, lead singer and guitarist for Black Beach, a rock band from Middleborough, said.…

Hassle Fest 7 Memories – Day 1: Gauche / World Cup / Listening Woman

The meaning of the word “punk,” in 2015, is something that can be debated endlessly by those with stakes in the underground, or in the rhetoric of music description. A primer in what it could refer to was put on this weekend by the Boston-based arts nonprofit Brain Arts Organization, sponsors of the annual punk-rock…