Looks like Bristol’s got a Free Pussy Riot gig in the offing. Facebook event page is here.
I don’t need to tell you the facts about Pussy Riot & their heinous & totally out of proportion to the facts imprisonment. You must’ve read them a 1000 times over & therefore MUST KNOW this event demands your attendance even before you hear who’s playing.
About the event the organisers (Bristol Queercaf*) say ….
As queers, feminists, anarchists, punks, activists, performers we stand in solidarity with their actions, and we will continue to support them as they fight for freedom from the prison walls of a penal colony and a repressive nation state.
Arrests, detention, court hearings, legal representation and campaigning costs lots of money - all profits from this event will be donated to their ongoing struggle.
Ting is though that even if you didnae know this was a Pussy Riot benefit you’d wanna attend because it features a sick lineup (all words via the event Facebook page):
We’re privileged to catch Brooklyn based, The Shondes, on their first UK tour.
"radical politics, power-pop melodies, traditional Jewish music, and punk vitriol." – Pitchfork.
Bristol’s very own Muff Said bringing you 2 Tone ska with a Riot Grrrl twist.
Heavily influenced by Riot grrrl and grunge, every song is an adventure that you won’t regret
DJ - Freudian Slit
From Bristol’s Pop Off! - super fun shambolic indie disco for people who like to dance!
24th October. 8pm.
*Bristol Queercaf are:
…a small group of queers in Bristol and we are starting to create radical DIY alternatives to Bristol’s mainstream gay scene. We feel that Bristol is drastically lacking in explicitly anti-commercial queer spaces.