The Crew

A Bit About Some Of Us @ the Boston Hassle Collective

In Alphabetical Order…

Robb Beatty

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.



Valarie Frost

I’m a poc, queer, non-fiction writer & thinker (she/her). Catch me biking around Cambridge, soaking up some classic lit, or eating a gigantic salad.

I lead social strategy and branding for the Boston Hassle. Reach out if you’re interested in social media/copywriting/graphic design or are just looking to create superb shit! [email protected]// @valariefrost

Oscar Goff

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. [email protected]


Jason Hook

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, Oi! Oi!

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

Chris Hues

I’m a non-binary, queer, jewish human, Writer, & Artist from Boston. (They/Them)

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


Emma Newbery

I am an Arts & Culture journalist, podcaster, and inaugural Emerging Arts Writer in Residence with Kingston Gallery in Boston. I follow stories that allow me to elevate and explore perspectives and subjects including visual art, poetry, film, new religious movements in America, the rise and function of nationalism, and prison abolition. You can find me and my work on the Hassle site, as well as at and

Dan Shea

Dan Shea

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. [email protected]



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 at jonathan_vahid on Instagram and on the Boston Hassle website



Sophie Lou Yarin

Writer, editor, email sender, Allston rat queen.  Appreciator of finer things like $1 record bins and dumpster furniture.
Editor-in-chief of the Boston Hassle.
Wanna write for us? Email [email protected]
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