The Crew

A bit about some of us at the Boston Hassle Collective


In Alphabetical Order…


Abel Beatty (he/him)

Musician and journalist based in Boston, MA. Writing about music does a lot of heavy lifting for my personality. Grateful to be living right inside one of the best local music scenes. I do a lot of work with the Hassle’s calendar.


N. Malte Collins (she/her)

Music writer & editor from Boston. Aka “Nicole” or “Malte”. Into music & philosophy and their intersection. Contact me about Hassle music writing and editing at [email protected]


Jess Costello (she/her)

Grad student (counseling), poet, fiction writer, teller of tales. For the Hassle, I cover music, arts, and culture. Usually found with tea. Find me on Twitter.



Andy Dion (he/him)

I’m an editor and contributor of the music section from the North Shore. I love music even though my favorite genre– hardcore punk– physically hurts. Aside from writing, I make music, ride my bike fast enough to get seriously injured, and watch lots and lots of movies.

Find me on Instagram, @andy_dion, or email me at [email protected]

Ryan Feyre (he/him)

Ryan Feyre is a music writer, editor, and volunteer coordinator from Western Massachusetts. He will listen to anything (if it is good). For any questions or information regarding the Hassle, make sure to email him at [email protected].



Oscar Goff (he/him)

Oscar here—I grew up deep in Templeton, MA, and currently dwell in the hills of Somerville.

I manage, edit, and write for the film section of Boston Hassle . If you want to write about movies, promote your own film, or just need help deciding what to see tonight and whose popcorn to eat, talk to me at [email protected].

Jason Hook (he/him)

Hi, my name is Jason Hook, I live on the South Shore and collect hardcore/punk records, zines, books and pretty much anything else subculture related. I am a Father, Husband and Labor Union President.

For The Hassle I write music related columns and film videos about record collecting that can be watched here.

Chris Hues (they/them)

I’m a non-binary, queer, jewish human, Writer, & Artist from Boston.

I am the editor-in-chief of, & coordinate our bi-monthly flea markets. Contact me for music reviews, book reviews, or general editorial writing inquiries: [email protected] or @chrishues_ via Instagram & Twitter.

Ashley Kreutter (she/her)

Born and raised in New Jersey, Ash moved to the greater Boston area in early 2007 to attend a tiny art school. With a BFA in Creative Writing with concentrations in Music Journalism & Poetry and an MFA in Poetry and Poetics Translation you can find her reading, brooding, and/or listening to Joy Division. Hassle music & poetry editor. Fan of the Oxford comma. Find Ash on Instagram @postpunkskank.

Sophie Severs (she/her)

Sophie Severs serves as the Hassle’s Music Editor as well as a contributing staff writer. Shedding light on the work of local artists is one of her greatest joys in life, and she is so thankful to be part of this amazing collective. While writing and editing are her main passions, outside of her professional life, she enjoys hiking, practicing yoga, playing guitar and haphazardly putting together cassette mixtapes.

View Sophie’s full portfolio here, and contact her at [email protected].

Dan Shea (he/him)

Father. Husband. Music maker. Weirdo generally. Music, art, culture champion in Boston, MA. People over profit.
Founder & Publisher of the Boston Hassle site. Booker of shows. Also a writer, mostly about music. Contact me at [email protected].

Get hooked into my current music here: +

Frankie Symonds (she/her)

Frankie Symonds is a queer filmmaker, artist, curator, and member of The Incontinence Project. Born and raised in Boston, she is currently based in Salem, MA.

Connect with Frankie on Vimeo and on Instagram, @realslimfrankie.



Jonathan Vahid

Hi, I’m Jonathan and I take pictures and videos of things. I grew up in South Chelmsford, MA (SoCho to you locals) and I am currently residing in Watertown. You can check out my work on Instagram @jonathan_vahid, and on the Boston Hassle website.


*This is an incomplete list. You can become a member of our collective here and can read more about us here!

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