Sam Potrykus calls from the road, where he is touring with local noise punk heroes Guerilla Toss. The band had played another packed show at a house in Baltimore the night before, and Potrykus, typically in very positive spirits, still seems giddy from the experience. “The place they played has been really good to Boston bands like Speedy Ortiz and Grass Is Green,” he says. “We’re cool with them because we hook a lot of the same bands up who tour through here when they hit Boston.” More
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Where does underground music live? Just ask Daniel Shea, one of the founders of Boston Hassle, the organization responsible for Hassle Fest. Now in its fifth year, Hassle Fest is a music festival featuring over 40 local and national acts including Prince Rama, Japanther, Black Dice, and Speedy Ortiz. On paper, the lineup of this festival might not ring the bells of your average music fan, but that might just be the point. Hassle Fest 5 runs Friday and Saturday at Cambridge Elks Lodge.