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Pussy Riot at the Catalyst

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SAMIZDAT ROCK: Russian activist punk band Pussy Riot makes a rare visit to the Catalyst in Santa Cruz

SAMIZDAT ROCK: Russian activist punk band Pussy Riot makes a rare visit to the Catalyst in Santa Cruz

Few protest bands have captured the world’s attention like these neon-colored Russkies. After being arrested for staging an unauthorized performance at the Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in 2012, the group has been fighting a worldwide media war with the Putin administration that continues to this day. Just last month, two members were held for questioning in Crimea by Russian authorities. Onstage, the female-led, politically charged punk band employ a kind of unabashed electro-rap to promote their anti-authoritarian, pro-LGBT and feminist positions. They’re the real deal, and they’ve finally made it to Santa Cruz on their first North American tour.

Pussy Riot
Tue, 7pm, $25
The Catalyst, Santa Cruz

 

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