Boston Hassle presents

HASSLE NIGHT – DOT WIGGINS BAND, IN HEAT @ LILYPAD

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We at the Boston Hassle always strive to mess with musical pre-conceptions, mixing together seemingly disparate sounds (and their respective acolytes) to shake up the scene and get people to branch out beyond their safe comfort genre and discover the simple truth that ‘its all music, man.’

Well April’s HASSLE NIGHT, our monthly first Saturday at Lilypad in Cambridge, is perhaps the quintessential embodiment of this mission, as we bring together a legendary outsider bopper DOT WIGGINS with Providence punk metal screechers IN HEAT. You may know Dot from her time as lead singer of near-mythical band THE SHAGGS, an all-sister New Hampshire trio who (in the late 60’s) recorded one of the most subtly influential underground pop albums, despite the fact (or perhaps because) they barely knew how to play their instruments. Almost 50 years since their first album, Ms Wiggins is back on the show circuit with a new band but also a similarly light, naively playful sound. The Shaggs hold a special place in many many peoples heart, so were glad she’s back sharing her sweetness with us jaded cats.

But it ain’t all sunshine and lollipops tonight. In stark contrast to Dot’s bright, ebulliant sound, IN HEAT crawl out of their Providence dungeon screaming and growling over rolling, explosive punk-infused metal. Just feel your blood boil as they drill gargantuan riffs deep into your chest, twisting the knife until they’ve captured your soul with their massively loud sound. They’re releasing their latest cess pool of sounds on BUFU, so you can take home the brutal magic with ya.

Sounds like a schizophrenic showcase? Maybe, but hey – that’s what were all about. Mix in that sugar with some spice and have yourself a nice time.

REMEMBER: THE T RUNS UNTIL 3AM – STAY OUT LATE!

10pm // All Ages // $5-10 Sliding Scale

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