4/07 – Boston, MA @ Boston Hassle Telethon

Hassle 24 Hour Telethon & Performance Marathon 2017!


WATCH on SCATV in the Somerville area or WATCH FROM ANYWHERE (w/ a computer/smartphone) streaming @
Telethon performances ARE open to the public, but space is very limited throughout.

We are done with submissions for the Telethon. If you would’ve submitted but were too late please still get in touch anyway! Maybe we can do a show, or a video, on an interview, or whatever with you down the line…
Also get in touch if you just want to help run this wild occasion!

Confirmed Performers (as of 3/22):
– musician and entertainer Biff Rose (as see on Johnnie Carson! as covered by David Bowie!)
– short films by Cagil Harmandar
– a visit w/ Eli Portman of Eli Portman’s Art
– a heavy metal lecture by the folks behind METAL 101 @ MIT
– The Dope Show w/ Katie McCarthy + other comics
– a composting discussion with the folks from Bootstrap Compost
– weird storyteller Chris Braiotta + friends
– comedian Rob Crean + other comics
– performance/sound artist Id M Theftable
– sound/performance artist Crank Sturgeon
– noise musician Andrea Pensado (Rondo) & Andreita
– exp. hip hop artists Yahkel
– a video by performance artist the Trofessor
– musician Andy California
– “How physics paints nature: the emergence of shapes” a lecture by MIT Physicist Baudouin Saintyves
– band Spectramotiv
– Sleeper Ship overnight drone session featuring: Prone, Bastian Void, Chris Konopka, Midisexual, Squelcher, Joe Mygan
– performance artist Ben Hersey
– noise group Disembowelment Choir
– drummer Chris Strunk
– a Ricky Diamond project
– comedian Tom Ashton
– a talk by Samantha Cohen on Ecovillages
– musician Gary War
– poet Chris Hughes
– new age electronics with TIME (Michael Collins)
– comedian Angela Sawyer
– comedian Zach Russell
– comedian Erika Lindquist
– comedian Terence Pennington
– Rapper Brandie Blaze
– band Above Ground Basement
– band Transpiler
– band Plunge Into Death REUNION
– band the Woolly Mammoths
– rap trio Solo Sexx
– rapper Ed Balloon
– a guest hosting stint by drag queen/ hard rocker Marieanne Toilet
– Weatherman from Weather is Happening
– band Hands and Knees
– band AD.UL.T
– band Divided Self
– one man band Analog Eric
– Live At The Gilmore LIVE
– a performance of Amazingly Firm w/ Paul Belenky
– performance artist Katie Lee Haley
– drag perfomances by Yune Neptune, Qya Cristal, and Neon Calypso
– experimental bike percussion w/ Reynaliz Herrera
– Kid’s Storytime w/ children’s book author Jef Czekaj
– a performance by Molly Dower
– a visit w/ Jessica daSilva of daSilva Studios
– “Storytime at the Ape’s Nest” with Chris Braiotta, Tyler Derryberry, and Death Shepherd
– a visit w/ Pun Pantry http://punpantry.etsy.com/
– Somerville Speakout presented by Patrick Neil Bryant
– videos by Dan Cashman
– musician Kirk Windsor
– 15 MINUTE MORNING WORKOUT w/ alif ibrahim
– “The future of capitalism” a discussion w/ Harrison Bralower, Tess Wise, and Joe Florence
– band Divided Self
+ more!

We’re at it again folks! Our 24-hour televised fundraising arts extravaganza approaches. More info to come, but while you wait enjoy some of the acts from last years Telethon or donate!

Why are we throwing a 24 hour telethon? Well, besides it being a GREAT idea, and an AMAZING chance to highlight an insane gaggle of the area’s most unique performers and minds, we will be trying to raise start up capital to back our signing of a lease for an:
all inclusive, all ages art market/ community center/ performance space that we will strive to make a safer space.

We raised $3500 through last year’s telethon towards this goal (currently sitting, waiting in the BRAIN Arts bank account), and we hope to raise the rest, the bulk of what we need through this year’s telethon.
More details coming ASAP!



Write up of the Telethon in Cambridge Day