What's New on Bostonhassle.com? — 6/22
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We hope that you all have had a wonderful week. June is almost over, which is crazy! We’ve got a bunch of Boston-local centered pieces up listed in this newsletter, as well as our amazing band of the week, Trash Rabbit!
We’ll see you folks around, but until then, enjoy this week’s newsletter!
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The Hassle’s Band of the Week!
About Trash Rabbit: Boston-based punk/emo outfit Trash Rabbit has been playing together for 5 years. Cutting their teeth as high schoolers in the DIY/house show scene, guitarist/vocalist Mena Lemos, bassist/vocalist Nic Adams, drummer Gibran Mobarak, and new member Gia Flores on guitar, take inspiration from punk, jazz, and emo, and have created a unique sound that has been shaking floors and fueling mosh pits since their start.
Genres: Queer emo/punk outfit.
July 7 at the Purgatory in NYC
What’s New on Bostonhassle.com: From the Music Section
“Eph See is one of Boston’s brightest up and coming stars. Their sweet, gentle melodies and powerfully introspective lyrics waste no time drawing in the hearts of listeners – while the fun, uplifting beats layered beneath could inspire you to step into the sunlight and dance, even on the most dismal of days.”
- Kristin Davis
“You might have caught him performing one of his many shows in Brookline at Coolidge Corner. Perhaps you saw him winning Mr. America in New Bedford some years before that or if you’re new to the game and want an introduction, you can find a career’s worth of accomplishments spanning from movie production to screenwriter to singer/songwriter. I myself began following him after sparking an obsession with one of his classics, “Rock and Roll Nightmare.” Either way, it is undeniable that Jon Mikl Thor is a force to be reckoned with and has dipped his proverbial toe into a wild array of industries throughout the span of his career. Although he’s based in Vancouver, BC, Thor has a passion for the Boston area that has kept him coming back throughout the years. ”
- Megan D. L. KONIKOWSKI
What’s New on Bostonhassle.com: From the Film Section
“It’s hard to put to words the cultural behemoth that is But I’m a Cheerleader. I first watched this movie when I was in high school, sure of my queerness but not quite sure what love could look like. Of all the queer films I binged during that era, Jamie Babbit’s tale of a high-school cheerleader sent to conversion therapy camp left one of the firmest impressions. Natasha Lyonne’s Megan Bloomfield is enduringly peppy, charmingly naive, and essentially, an all-American girl. She just happens to be a lesbian.”
- Amelia Blanton
“Across eras, from medieval to modern, the dancefloor was built in the house of liquid courage. In levels of required presence at a wedding, a bar is almost equated to nuptial vows. Can you soberly look at someone in the eye when you give in to “The Wobble” — should you? Alcohol doesn’t make everyone or everything fun, but there is the titillating possibility that you can have so much fun. This introduction may work for Another Round, but there is a specific source of swagger that might level with alcohol: the homecoming return of a dewy-eyed college graduate bursting at the seams with promise. Watch out, coming-of-age high schoolers who’ve had a couple of Bud Lights; here’s the coming-of-age college kid who also lacks nuanced experiences but knows a cool party trick.”
- Anna Hoang
What’s New on Bostonhassle.com: From the Arts and Culture Section
THE CITY VERSUS CREATIVITY: A CONVERSATION ON THE BOSTON ART SCENE WITH BRIAN HUNTRESS AND THEODORA EARTHWURMS
“Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with local DIY scene fixtures Brian Huntress and Theodora Earthwurms, the hosts of the Boston Art Podcast. Clutching coffees outside a Barnes and Noble, we chatted for over an hour, delving deep into the gears and cogs of the Boston art scene and all its complexities. Both Huntress and Earthwurms have been mainstays in the local DIY art scene for nearly a decade making and selling art, organizing events, and building arts communities across Boston and the South Shore.”