What's New on Bostonhassle.com? — 6/15
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Thanks so much for joining us at the Tourist Trap Show and Hassle Flea last week. We had another great turnout, and are so thankful for your support.
If you missed the flea, have no fear, we’ll be back again in September. But until then, please enjoy all of the amazing work in this week’s edition of our newsletter, we’ve got some really outstanding pieces up on the site :)
We’ll see you folks around.
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Thanks to your support we were able to raise $1,800 at the Tourist Trap show to go toward the Transgender Emergency Fund of MA INC.
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The Hassle’s Band of the Week!
About JVK: JVK is the musical project of Jo Krieger which manifests itself as a female fronted hard rock band. The band is made up of Alex Oslakovic, Donny Defala, Alix Breda, and Troy Welling and takes influence from My Chemical Romance and Alanis Morrissette. The purpose of JVK is to make music that is authentic and vulnerable and empowers both the artist and the listener.
Genres: Hard rock, grunge, hardcore punk
June 24th at Tourist Trap Allston
July 15th, Lynch Family Skate Park, Cambridge
July 16th, Caesar’s Palace, Albany
NY July 18th, Dusk, Providence, RI
© Matheus Nogueira
What’s New on Bostonhassle.com: From the Music Section
Staff photographer Matheus Nogueira covers the Boston Hassle X Tourist Trap show on 6/10/22.
- Matheus Nogueira (@photo_dystopia)
“‘I’d like to get to the point where it’s like – oh you’re a new slowcore band? You gotta reach out to Candlepin, those are the guys to talk to,’ says Aidan Page, Boston scenester and founder of Candlepin Records
Tucked just outside of Boston proper, Page’s tape label is unwaveringly religious in its pursuits of spaced-out fuzz, with the majority of its contents clinging to the core tenants of cult 90’s acts such as Bedhead, Duster, or Ida. The label’s efforts to preach the gospel of a genre once left in the past has earned them a cozy niche in the hearts of indieheads across the country, selling out multiple releases and merch runs.”
- Caleb Peck
What’s New on Bostonhassle.com: From the Film Section
“My first memory of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds is not my own. As a small child, my sister watched the movie with our dad one evening and felt too scared to sleep alone afterwards. I heard about her terror for years, knowing only the basic details of the story—that, for no apparent reason, flocks of birds began tormenting an otherwise unremarkable community in the US. The randomness of the attacks, and the commonality of the perpetrators, made perfect fodder for a little girl’s overactive imagination. Being three years younger than my sister, I modeled plenty of my childhood anxieties after hers. Even so, I struggled to imagine how birds could invoke such salient fear.”
- Amelia Blanton
“In 1995, a boy named Andy got a Buzz Lightyear toy for his birthday. You may THINK you know the whole story, and that is because you do. Toy Story is one of the most important technological achievements in human history, and Lightyear is a very strange brand extension that attempts to leech off that film’s legacy when it does not need to do so. Lightyear claims in its opening title cards to be the film the toy Buzz is based on, making this… I guess a live-action sci-fi movie in 1995 in the universe where toys are alive?”
- Kyle Amato
What’s New on Bostonhassle.com: From the Arts and Culture Section
“‘Do something interesting,’ the blonde woman whines at me from her spot at the tip rail.
At my strip club, stage sets are mandatory. Every couple hours the DJ calls your name through the speaker and you have to go dance on stage for three songs. You must remove your top by the third song, regardless of whether anyone is tipping. The blonde woman and her well-dressed husband have been seated smack in front of center stage for the past hour, and haven’t tipped anyone more than a few paltry dollars. The club is slow tonight, and they are the only people watching the stage. I’m two songs through my set, and I’ve just gotten topless.”