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.



Erin Christie

Freelance music journalist and editor based in Allston. Big fan of The Fall-esque speak-singing and new wave basslines.

While I’m not helping out with the Hassle’s Art/Culture column, I’m writing music-related pieces for Alt Citizen, Heart Eyes Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, and serving as EIC for my own publication, Penny. You can find me on socials @myIovescool.



N. Malte Collins

Music writer & editor from Boston. Aka “Nicole” or “Malte”. Into music & philosophy and their intersection. Contact me about Hassle music writing and editing stuff: n [dot] maltecollins [at] gmail [dot] com. Twitter. Instagram. [she/they]



Jess Costello

Grad student (counseling), poet, fiction writer, teller of tales. For the Hassle, I cover music, arts, and culture. Usually found with tea. She/her. Find me on Twitter and more writing on my dusty blog.



Andy Dion

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 protected]



Ryan Feyre

Music writer, editor, and volunteer coordinator from Western Massachusetts. Will listen to anything if it is good. For any questions or information regarding the Hassle, make sure to email me at [email protected]



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’m the Creative Director for the Boston Hassle. Reach out if you’re interested in brand strategy/social media/copywriting/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.


Ashley Kreutter

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. She/Her. Find Ash on Instagram @postpunkskank



Robert Meyer

I manage the Boston Hassle’s website. At various points in my life, I have sedated wildcats, worked for the UN, written board games, and worked as a human dictionary. I have no idea what I am doing. Sometimes I write about policy at




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]

Get hooked into my current music here: +

Frankie Symonds

Queer filmmaker, artist, curator, and member of The Incontinence Project. Born and raised in Boston. Based in Salem. (They/them)



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, editor-in-chief of the Boston Hassle.
Eugene V. Debs-utante//Socialist socialite.
Boston is for everyone — #abolishtheBPDA
Wanna write for us? Email [email protected]
“The conflict between art and politics… cannot and must not be solved.” Hannah Arendt


*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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