This Friday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Nov. 5, the volunteer-run Hassle Fest will be showcasing for its eighth year. A product of Boston Hassle and BRAIN ARTS, the underground music festival has in the past invited artists such as Pile, Guerilla Toss, and Screaming Females. This year, the fest has outdone itself, with an impressive lineup to brag about, and for what looks like the makings of a great weekend. The fest will take place at Brighton Music Hall open to all ages from 3 P.M. to 11:30PM, and then shifts to 18+ until the end of the night. Tickets have sold out online but will still be available for $25 at the door.

Check out some of the incredible acts who will be performing at Hassle Fest 8:

Girlpool is a duo made up of Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad, who formed the band as teenagers in Los Angeles. They have shot to the main-stage of indie punk-rock, performing on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, and in many festivals across the country.


Ava Luna, self-described “noise-pop” band, are based out of Brooklyn and have an uniquely indie-rock sound, often hinted with tinges of funk. Their newest LP, Infinite House, released in 2015, was awarded a 7.6 out of 10 on Pitchfork’s album review and has been praised for being “eerily mystical” — a description known to be true ever since we heard singer Felicia Douglass’s voice on “PRPL”, a track off their 2014 LP, Electric Balloon.

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Michigan trio Wolf Eyes captivates audiences with its hypnotic sounds and echoing vocals. Rooted in punk and indie-rock, Wolf Eyes takes their experimentation to the next level and has created music that seems to mirror the broken postmodern life–as their most recent LP, I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces, seems to insinuate.


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