Don’t Miss: Pussy Riot @ Black Cat, 5/23/18

Pussy Riot Police State - photograph by Sacha Lecca
Pussy Riot (Photo by Sacha Lecca)

Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot will stage a concert, or maybe a protest, at Black Cat on Wednesday, May 23. Whatever these women do, it will likely be well worth the price of admission!

“Pussy Riot has never done normal concerts in usual sense of this word, and we intend to continue this tradition. Events that we organize are political rallies, not concerts. We intend to make the audience leave the venue or the festival, and to go out and act,” Pussy Riot said in a recent statement.

That said, Pussy Riot have released a number of songs in recent years to fuel their political protests. Those songs include:

  • “Elections” (a protest of Russia’s March 18 election)
  • “Chaika” (a demand to Russian government to immediately fire Russia’s corrupt prosecutor general Yury Chaika)
  • “Make America Great Again” (an attempt to prevent the election of Donald Trump)
  • “Police State” (a call to action for all activists who stand against police brutality and offensive excessive surveillance)
  • “I Can’t Breathe” (written in honor of Eric Garner, a man who was brutally killed by cops)
  • “Bad Apples” (are good for something, when they’re six feet under ground, say Pussy Riot)

Watch the official music video for “Bad Apples” by Pussy Riot and Dave Sitek on YouTube:

Led by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Pussy Riot launched its first-ever North American tour in Chicago last month.

“Whether Pussy Riot’s move from noisy punks to its current electro-pop experiment is simply based on its new members and/or tastes, or a way to acknowledge that the most potent form of protest music in 2018 is much more influenced by rap than rock, the act’s first-ever Chicago appearance drew the attention it needed to keep its rallying cry alive for another day,” said Jessi Roti in a review for the Chicago Tribune.

Buy your tickets online.

Pussy Riot
w/ Dorian Electra
Black Cat
Wednesday, May 23
Doors @ 7:30pm
$25/$30
All ages

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