Oi! Here’s somethin brand new for y’all, it will be takin place at one of our new favourite Sydney venues, Brighton Up Bar here and there on a Wednesday and it has a sweet twist, the headliner is a secret, but you’ll have to come to the show to find out who it is. And this first one is gonna be amazing. Limited capacity, sweet Sailor Jerry and local music headlined by a cool secret band? and it’s free? Aha, that’s right, so check it!
Brighton Up Bar, My Sydney Riot and Sailor Jerry’s bring you the first of a series of mid-week Summer parties; UNDER WRAPS! Join us on Wednesday 17th October to witness live sets from three of the best new underground acts, plus a super special SECRET HEADLINE PERFORMANCE SHHHHH!! It won’t cost you a dime and Sailor Jerry’s will be keeping the cheap booze flowing all night.
Here’s what to expect:
THE MONEY GO ROUND: Will take you on a trip and won’t tell you where you’re going. “This is dirty, swampy psy
HUCKLEBERRY HASTINGS: Blues/folk inspired singer songwriter hailing from his most recent hangover. “Huckleberry Hastings sings right from the gut with a disturbing honesty”
PLUS A SECRET HEADLINE PERFROMANCE! You’ve heard them on Triple J, you’ve rocked out to them at festivals – we can’t tell you who it is but we PROMISE they’ll blow your mind!
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IF YOU CAME TO ANY OF OUR ‘FREE PUSSY RIOT’ EVENTS AND TOOK SOME PHOTOS OR VIDEOS, COULD YOU SEND THEM TO US… PLEASE?
Our photographer was too sick to attend our last FREE PUSSY RIOT event. So after the party we put the word out to friends to send us your photos.
We are trying to put together a video collage about the local support for the Pussy Riot movement, so if you came out to Flinders Hotel or the Sydney Drum Riot and you took some video or photos, please send them to us. It will be much appreciated.
Anyway here are some Instagram’s (we borrowed from some of our friends) of the awesome DIE! DIE! DIE!
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Thanks to the following bands; DIE! DIE! DIE!, FAIT ACCOMPLI, BLOODS, THE RUMINATERS, SWEET TEETH and BEC AND BEN for giving your time and playing amazing live sets on Wednesday night. A big thanks to Flinders Hotel in Surry Hills for helping us pull this party together with 5 days notice. And a big huge thanks to all you cool cats who came out on a chilly Wednesday night and packed out the Flinders with all your smiles and good vibrations. Your gold coin donations helped us raise $315.30 which will go towards the FREE PUSSY RIOT lawyer fund.
You all rock! Thank you!
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Dear Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich,
The last few days have been very emotional for us here at MSR HQ and we have felt a great deal of sadness for what the outcome is for PUSSY RIOT. We did the best that we could from our end of the world and unfortunately the powers that are right now bigger than all of us have taken a stand for what they believe in and now you have to serve 2 years hard labour and that really sucks man. It just saddens us to know that freedom of speech comes at a heavy price in your Country Russia and unfortunately you are the ones who are paying that price.
We here at MY SYDNEY RIOT will be doing all we can with our friends from all over Australia to spread awareness about PUSSY RIOT over the coming days, months and even years if we have to, so strengthen your resolve and know that the power of the people is growing too here in our own Country. We are all feeling inspired and for some reason what has happened to you has awoken many of us from a creative black hole and we hope that we can get out there and live a little more than how we have in the past.
We’ll be organising more shows, art shows and we’ll be playing drums where we can when we can. We are all highly creative here in our town and through connecting with our friends we’ll be sending out a message to the world and it’s not one of hate or anger, but our message is that “FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS A RIGHT TO ALL!
In the mean time here’s a few activities we got up to in celebration of PUSSY RIOT. We hope you ladies will enjoy listening, watching and learning about us, your punk rock brothers and sisters from Australia.
If you don’t get to see what we have done, we just want you to know that we are with you all the way, in spirit. Be strong!
Peace and Love,
MY SYDNEY RIOT crew and all PUSSY RIOT supporters from Australia
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MY PUSSY RIOT COMPILATION – A FREE PUNK ROCK MUSIC COMPILATION FROM AUSTRALIA
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VIDEO – SYDNEY DRUM RIOT! FOR PUSSY RIOT!
PHOTOS FROM SYDNEY DRUM RIOT!
If you Google FREE PUSSY RIOT, it is pretty clear that one of the most organic revolutions is taking place right now on planet earth. Not a guilt ridden plea for people to open their hearts and wallets, but a creative revolution full of so much colour which can definitely be attributed to the power of music and art. In a very short amount of time some of the most respected people in music today have come out and raised their voices in support of the FREE PUSSY RIOT! Campaign.
Maybe the answer to world peace really does lie within music and art? How will this go down with Governments when they eventually realise that fear and war really is not the answer? It’s something that may actually never happen, but we all live in hope.
So while all this is going on and people are getting behind this cause, our question is “SYDNEY! WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU?”
Ok we know you’re getting ready right? More info for your involvement is coming, but for now feel free to write the following words where ever you can “FREE PUSSY RIOT!” and post it up on the internets!
For those who are yet to be convinced, take some inspiration from the following artists below…
150 people gather in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg for a ‘Free Pussy Riot’ Protest video. The event was organized by Berlin-living Canadian electro-punk artist Peaches. The participants wore multicolored masks and demanded freedom for PUSSY RIOT!
A message from Yoko Ono to Putin!
Mr. Putin, you are a wise man.
You don’t need to fight with musicians and their friends.
Please FREE PUSSY RIOT!
And keep space in the prison for serious criminals.
Madonna supports PUSSY RIOT with a 5 minute speech during her show in Moscow.
Even Anthony Keidis of Red Hot Chili Peppers came out on a few occasions in support of PUSSY RIOT!
Anarchic punk band Damn Terran give it up for the PUSSY RIOT at one of their shows in their home town of Melbourne, Australia!
STILL CONFUSED ABOUT ‘FREE PUSSY RIOT’? READ THIS ARTICLE, IT MIGHT JUST INSPIRE YOU! Pussy Riot: will Vladimir Putin regret taking on Russia’s cool women punks?
As a human being living in Sydney, you feel a little helpless about this situation which is going on in Russia. This article which was written by Carole Cadwalladr for THE GUARDIAN gives a clear insight into the struggle that PUSSY RIOT are facing. And if you get through to the end, we are pretty sure you’ll feel inspired.
Yes we are living in the Lucky Country, but this struggle is a big wake up call to us all. Questions like “What are we all really doing out here?” come to mind. Are we really just going to walk through life and just pay our bills and taxes and be done with it? Or do we want to affect some kind of positive and creative change in our society? in our life time? We surely do hope so! Yes! we’re not in Russia, but at times we are prisoners to our own minds, stuck on Facebook feeds, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, a constant barrage of pointless messages. So maybe in a strange way this is what we’ve all been waiting for? A Revolution! be it a creative revolution?
Pussy Riot on Putin, ‘punk prayers’ and superheroes – video: Khristina Narizhnaya Link to this video
Article written by Carole Cadwalladr for THE GUARDIAN
Original Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/29/pussy-riot-protest-vladimir-putin-russia?intcmp=239
The feminist collective hit the headlines when three members were arrested after an anti-Putin protest. Now they face up to seven years in jail, a prospect that has shocked and radicalised many Russians. On the eve of their trial, some of the women speak exclusively
For two very full, very long days in Moscow, I have talked constantly to people about Pussy Riot. About how, back in February, three young women from a feminist punk-rock band sang a song in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. How they were arrested, imprisoned, refused bail, and now face up to seven years in jail. How the orders for this seem to have come right from the very top of the Russian government. And how their trial – starting tomorrow – seems certain to become a defining moment in Putin’s political career.
It is, many people say (practically everybody, in fact), a moment whenRussia‘s future is, in some as yet undetermined way, being decided.
At 9pm on Thursday night, I’m at a rally of a couple of thousand anti-government protesters, hearing Pussy Riot’s name being chanted in the crowd, and I think I have a grasp of the story. It’s an astonishing tale of how three young women have brought Putin his biggest political headache yet. A story about art versus power. Of civil society versus church and state. Or as one film-maker who’s documenting it says, “punks versus Putin”. (He goes on to say, “It’s Crime and Punishment, basically, but there’s also a band in jail so it’s a bit like The Monkees. Or a really warped Beatles film.”) (more…)
Four of our favourite Sydney music makers, a bunch of artists we consider some of this towns best live bands are coming out to rock Sydney this week. So put on your dancing shows, get in a the car for a week full of Rock n’ Roll good times.
GOONS OF DOOM + THE RUMINATERS w- guests at BUCKLERS CANTEEN, Bondi – Thursday 10, 17, 24, 31 May. Free entry from 8pm.
BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL opening for ANDREW WK at THE STANDARD, Surry Hills – Thursday 10 May. Tix from moshtix. 8pm.
MYLEE GRACE & THE MILKSHAKES opening for THE OTCHKIES at OXFORD ART FACTORY Gallery Bar, Darlinghurst – Saturday 12 May. Free entry from 8pm.
THE RUMINATERS headlining Semi Permanent After Party at THE STANDARD, Surry Hills. For tix email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out posters and more info below.
This Thursday GOONS OF DOOM return to the stage for a four-week residency at BUCKLERS CANTEEN, Bondi with good friends THE RUMINATERS. All shows will include special guests, this week THE DRUNKEN SAILORS and resident DJ RED CARPET playin sweet classics. The fish taco’s are numero uno. This will be a party you will never forget x 4. Free entry from 8pm.
On the same night in town BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL will be opening for ANDREW WK & ALEISTER X at THE STANDARD, Surry Hills. Onstage early so make sure you get to this hot show for a rocking good time. Keep an eye out for their new EP which is set to drop very soon! Tix from moshtix. Doors 8pm.
On Saturday MYLEE GRACE & THE MILKSHAKES will serenade the OXFORD ART FACTORY Gallery Bar, Darlinghurst with their good time party tunes. Opening for Brisbane band THE OTCHKIES and DRIFFS, this gig will be special. Free entry from 8pm.
And on the same night THE RUMINATERS will headline the Semi Permanent After Party with a stellar lineup THE CADRES, WINTER PEOPLE & ANDRE17000 at THE STANDARD, Surry Hills. This will be great night, so if you are keen to head along we have a few tickets to the party. email: email@example.com
Our Artists of the Month DAMN TERRAN will be touring thru April and May to launch their new single REBELS. They will be hitting up Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and will finish up in Sydney at FBi Social with quite the lineup which includes; CHICKS WHO LOVE GUNS, CORPUS & SWEET TEETH. So make sure you get along to one of the shows.
Here’s a video for one of their kick ass tracks RATIONAL ECONOMIC MAN. Check it! Rock out!
MY SYDNEY RIOT & ARTIST UNION presents… KIDS.
We are putting the call out to young artists to take part in an art exhibition which will be held in Sydney over the coming months.
If you are a kid or know anyone under the age of 15 who is an artist or likes to draw, make sculpture art or paint then please get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP!!!
This exhibition will happen whether we have 1, 2 or 20 artists.
More information coming soon.
MONKEY SKULL – by Trippy Bianco (aged 11)
Have you heard of Sydney band Zeahorse? Well they’ve been around for a couple of years now and they know how to rock the hell out of a Casbah. They started off 2010 with an opening slot for ‘Them Crooked Vultures’, released their debut mini album and did a massive East Coast tour. Zeahorse are now writing and getting some well deserved downtime.
We caught up with front man Morgan for a little chat. Here’s what he had to say.