Come & Take It Live
"...It felt like chaos, a mental mugging. The first of two official SXSW showcases from Muscovites Pussy Riot, Tuesday evening at the old Emo’s on the corner of Sixth and Red River (now the Main and Main II), staged a political protest more so than a musical performance...."
"...As I sit here on this couch, being as vulgar as I want to be with no consequences, the women of feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot sit in jail fearing for their futures simply for performing a song...."
"...As the Olympic torch reaches Sochi amid protests of anti-gay legislation, two recently freed members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot made the press rounds. Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina matched their host’s quick wit Tuesday while addressing the elephant in the Olympic arena on The Colbert Report...."
"...Closing statements in the Pussy Riot trial were made today. Here's the scoop...."
"...Last week, after Russian female trio Pussy Riot was sentenced to two years in prison for staging a punk rock protest in a Moscow cathedral, the U.S. and countries in the EU expressed dismay at the punishment being disproportionate to the crime..."
"...When the “Original Misfits” – core triad Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein – were trumpeted as headlining Denver’s Riot Fest, sharing a stage for the first time since 1983, that alone was beyond temptation. Throw in another headliner with Ween, and suddenly making the 800-mile trek to Colorado wasn’t a tough decision..."
"...That’s how long we have until the planet tilts southerly on its axis for the largest summit of music, film, and tech on Earth. South by Southwest, March 10-19, thus beefs up its music lineup this morning, adding 140 acts including Pussy Riot Theatre, jazzed-out soul vocalist Bilal, and British MC Kano...."
"...The riot grrrl movement, which sprang from Bikini Kill's live shows, zines, and activism, was fundamentally linked to the music of that time, but its message has evolved along with the fourth wave of feminism, and its influence has been far-reaching: Hanna is a vocal advocate for Pussy Riot, the band of Russian artists and activists who were arrested last winter for performing in a Moscow cathedral; riot grrrl's history is now part of the curriculum of Girls Rock Camps across the country...."
"...After fraudulent elections in December 2011 ensured the United Russia party's stranglehold over parliamentary votes, hundreds of thousands of Russians began flooding the streets in regular protests against Vladimir Putin's presidential bid. Since his March re-election, the government has systematically repressed criticism, most notably by sentencing female rock group Pussy Riot to two years hard labor for their 30-second "punk prayer" at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour..."
"...GP: You’ve been really involved about the Pussy Riot protests in New York. What has that experience has been like? JD: It’s been really powerful..."
"...15, Maggie Mae's, 12mid; Sat. 17, Hotel Vegas Annex, 8:15pm Rehashing cutesy kawaii culture with explosive, riot grrrl-inspired sensibility, hyper quartet Chai leaped from Nagoya, Japan, to American ears on a 2017 Burger Records compilation tape..."
"...There's a wealth of punk docs at SXSW this year, spanning the 40-year existence of the genre and spotlighting a few international scenes. A spiritual sister to The Punk Singer, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer documents six months in the life of three Pussy Riot members who were sentenced to seven years in prison after performing a punk prayer, later deemed an act of "hooliganism," in a Moscow church in February 2012..."
"...6) PUSSY RIOT Free Pussy Riot!..."
"...• Reykjavik's mayor dons balaclava and dress in support of Pussy Riot during Pride parade...."
"...Who better to write about the pussy than a gay man who's never interacted with one? Let's have a riot with some of my personal favorites...."
"...Today’s reoccurring Thursday lineup unveiling adds 162 artists to mix, bringing the grand total to well over three-quarters of SXSW’s standard 2,000-act slate. Other additions stack up Moscow protest punks Pussy Riot, nü disco duo Classixx, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of rap godfathers Run DMC, and ageless soul/R&B master Lee Fields...."
"...After Sochi, Russian activists say their work has just begun, and Pussy Riot is back on the scene. The Bad..."
"...• Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot have been moved to remote prison colonies...."
"...• Pussy Riot distance themselves from Femen topless cross cutting stunt...."
"...• Former NYC mayor Ed Koch defends arrest of Pussy Riot, gets first headline in a decade...."