What's This All About?

Your daily guide, since 2011, strictly focusing on the independent & underground music / art / film scenes and communities in Greater Boston and New England at large, and the often marginalized cultures that comprise and support them.

Boston Hassle is your source for all the best art, sights, ideas, and sounds flowing in and out of Boston, Massachusetts.

Get in touch if you’d like to help us better cover & uncover the emerging, experimental, and marginalized cultures happening all around you!!!!!!! [email protected]

Boston Hassle is a project of BRAIN Arts Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Boston, MA with a mission to provide: Creative Cultural Empowerment For All (Ages)

Boston Hassle is brought to you by musicians, artists, writers, and enthusiasts in the Greater Boston Area. We compile and maintain a daily, curated list of music, art and film happenings and works in Boston, New England, and beyond.


Driven by 150-200 unpaid volunteers, BRAIN ARTS is a 501(c)(3) local volunteer-run music and arts nonprofit organization that aims to foster the independent music, art, and film community in the greater Boston area through meetings, events,  publications, and spaces.

In addition to The Boston Hassle website, BRAIN ARTS Organization also hosts Boston Hassle Shows (and festivals) and a bi-monthly market Black Market Flea, as well as producing a monthly newspaper: The Boston Compass, and operating the art gallery and performance space known as Dorchester Art Project. We serve as a platform for emerging & boundary pushing local artists of all kinds. Exclusively volunteer run, Boston Hassle is committed to lifting local independent & underground arts and music to the perceptual forefront!

Our commitment to an inclusive grassroots community means that we must actively work to amplify the voices of and make our spaces comfortable and accessible for individuals marginalized by the mainstream culture. We actively oppose all forms of discrimination and oppression and continuously work to keep our spaces free of them by holding those in our spaces accountable for their behavior. Recognizing the constant change in social politics and culture, it is our goal to continuously educate ourselves, our audience, and the artists we work with to help create and maintain these safer spaces.


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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.

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