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NEWS AND NODS: Ian, New England Underground Music Fest, Mina’s World, and MORE!!!


Ride The Snake 5th Anniversary Show, New Space Unearthed
Boston Hassle is co-throwing the 5th YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW for impeccable local label and friends RIDE THE SNAKE RECORDS Saturday 9/20! In doing so we are simultaneously excavating a new All Ages show space located conveniently right beside Stony Brook Station in JP. This celebration of local outpouring will be fueled by RTS greats such as Phantom Rides, Life Partners, Saralee, Foul Swoops (from DC), Halfsour, Reports and CUFFS! If you don’t know what’s up with top jangle pop and strange punk change in Boston, well, pal, now you shall. 6pm ALL AGES $5-10 sliding scale suggested donation. -Sam Potrykus

“IAN” by IAN: Givin’ You All The Feels
What is it about wobbly words of longing spun wispily over a pounding, melodic-ass rock band that causes the spine to melt into sweet pools of lardjuice? Us muggles may never know, but IAN understands the magic. A pop trio til death, the band emanates a deeply heartfelt ethereal material the likes of which you mighta found when sneaking downstairs to watch MTV2 at 4 AM before your parents could catch ya, ca. 1996. ‘Cept crookeder, sadder, tenser, cathartic-er. They got a new tape named “IAN” out on JP publishing haus of repute, BUFU records. Also Get it and start feelin’ like you miss somebody. -Zach Peckham

Patrick Bryant Speakout: Slouching Toward Somerville CD
So, Somerville sports a print newspaper especially for elderly residents. Each week the paper prints a page of reader complaints culled from a telephone answering machine. PATRICK BRYANT of WMBR then re-enacts these ultralocal concerns over lounge instrumentals on his radio show. Learn about dogs and their business, traffic regulations, yuppies and Canadians, trash in yards, what to do with boobs, which bars are gay, how to wear pants, park etiquette, and other burning political issues made small. Just released on the spectacular local label Teenbeat (sending great sounds to your ears since 1984). Get it at Weirdo. -Angela Sawyer

Hassle Presents New England Underground Music Fest 9/5 + 9/6
Early Autumn’s gentle kiss brings with it the inception of Boston Hassle’s annual NEW ENGLAND UNDERGROUND MUSIC FEST 2K14, a two-day jammer brimming with some of the very creamiest of crème de la subterranean crème comin’ from all over our wide golden zone. Call it a cop-out if ya want, it’s really a copy problem when we say this line-up is too fat to fit in a single block of show blurbs! See below, yo. $12-15 gets ya each day of all that ALL AGES N.E. shreddery at Cuisine en Locale + afterparties and aftermath like the friggin’ dickens.’s got the rest, you beautiful monster. -Zach Peckham


NEUMF COMMENCEMENT RITUAL 9/4 @Cantab/Club Bohemia 8pm 21+ $6
9-920 OJE11Y
940-10 W0AT
1020-1040 LOS GREYS
11-1130 DVA (fr. Czech Republic)
1150-1210 NICK NEUBERG
1230-1250… HOMEWORLD
+ DJs spinning tunes between sets

FRIDAY 9/5 @Cuisine En Locale 5pm DOORS/FREE FOOD All Ages $12-15
6pm Black Beach (MA)
6:20pm Brown Lasers (MA)
6:40pm Gracie Jackson (MA)
7pm Soft Eyes (NH)
7:20pm Phantom Rides (MA)
7:40pm Worn Leather (CT)
8pm LAIR (MA)
8:20pm World Domination (MA)
8:40pm Video Nasties (ME)
9pm Mincemeat Or Tenspeed (RI)
9:30pm Los Condenados (MA)
10pm Jerome (RI)
10:30pm The Lentils (VT)
11pm (New England) Patriots (MA/ME)
11:40pm Minibeast (RI/MA)

SATURDAY 9/6 @Cuisine En Locale 2pm DOORS/FREE FOOD All Ages $12-15
3pm W00dy (MA)
3:20pm Jesus Vio (MA)
3:40pm Bong Wish (MA)
4pm Gay Shapes (MA)
4:20pm Rick Rude (NH/ME)
4:40pm Curse Purse (MA)
5pm Phemale (CT)
5:20pm Grizzler (MA)
5:40pm Suicide Magnets (RI)
6pm Neutral Fixation (MA)
6:40pm Florida = Death (CT)
7pm Moron (MA)
7:20pm Jon Eriksen (CT)
7:40pm Belarisk (RI)
8pm High Spirits (ME)
8:20pm Rob Noyes (MA)
8:40pm Glitter Pen (VT)
9pm I’D M Theftable (ME)
9:30pm Unicorn Hard-On (RI)
10pm Gary War (MA)
10:30pm Timeghost (RI)
11pm Sunburned Hand Of The Man (MA)
11:40pm Black Pus (RI)

Flunk School, Join Film Flam
School’s back in session and it can be, as our friend Ferris points out, “a little childish and stupid.” So pretend you have a stomachache, lick your hands, and call in sick. You: a dedicated person who loves movies as much as candy and wants to write about them for the Hassle. Us: the Hassle. We’ll help make your dreams come true. More than 100 films play Boston monthly and you can help make sure that people see as many of them as possible. Interested? Email us at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you in no time. -Ari Shvartsman

Feeding Tube Records’ Relocation
FEEDING TUBE RECORDS, a name of high renown, obtainer of one of the finer collections of obscure and experimental LPs, books, tapes and CDs in the whole USA is moving from its 90 King Street space in Northampton. After 4 marvelous years and shrimpinati shows untold, the brick and mortar side of the operation is relocating to the Brushworks Arts and Industry Building in nearby Florence (ETA sometime in November). Performances are slated to continue, most likely on the lower side of the volume. Label operations will proliferate as usual, so make sure to frequent! -Matt Robidoux

Fresh Local Label MINA’S WORLD Arrives
Accelerating fruits have proverbially been wont to prompt discourse and promote awareness of that which is awesome (see: Newton, Gallagher) and fittingly so, Boston booking staple FAST APPLE nestles into its birthright with the launch of label/distro MINA’S WORLD. This nascent entity has already plopped out a killer tape by fuzzpunks SICK THOUGHTS, with an LP by BUTTERCUP on deck. Also to materialize will be a straight up zine clearinghouse with the likes of BRIAN CONNOLLY in the docket. Some out-of-this-world oddities are set to emanate from this down to earth diy op–keep yr eyes peeled. -Anthony Richards

4th Annual HarborARTS Festival
Head to Eastie for an aesthetic feastie! Experience the Boston skyline in all its glory while soaking up some local culture for FREE on Saturday, 9/20 from 12pm-12am thanks to HarborARTS! We’re talkin local artists/artisans pop-up shops, street art, live music, DJs, street theatre and local food aplenty. The fest aims to promote awareness of climate change by bringing in some pros in the know to share their wisdom and clear up any queries you may have. All within walking distance of the Maverick T station on the Blue line. Interested in helping make it all happen? Check out for info on volunteering. -CEEK

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