MY SYDNEY RIOT TAKES OVER MUM THIS FRIDAY!!!

MY SYDNEY RIOT have been invited to bring the party times to MUM, one of Sydney’s favourite live music nights which takes place every Friday at World Bar in Kings Cross. So like all things RIOT we’ve pulled together some of our favourite bands from Sydney and all around to bring the ruckus. So cancel all your plans and head to MUM this Friday 2 November for a jam-packed party night with 9 Kick Ass Bands, MUM DJ’s and Good Times!

MY SYDNEY RIOT, MUM & SAILOR JERRY presents over two rockin stages…
“MY SYDNEY RIOT TAKES OVER MUM”

FAIT ACCOMPLI
CHICKS WHO LOVE GUNS
RECKLESS VAGINA
TWINCEST
THE CHITTICKS
BEC AND BEN
CRASS CREATURES (Brisbane)
FOOD COURT
DEAD BEAR (Batemans Bay)

$6 SAILOR JERRY ALL NIGHT!!

FREE ENTRY BEFORE 11PM / $10 AFTER 11PM if you get on the MY SYDNEY RIOT Door List. CLICK HERE or email your door list to mysydneyriot@gmail.com /// $15 without door list.

MUM, WORLD BAR
24 Bayswater Rd, Kings Cross
DOORS 9PM

The Free MY PUSSY RIOT Compilation will officially be launched on Friday night. Available for free download from HERE

LA FEMME – Photography by David Hewitson


Thanks to everyone who joined us at LA FEMME last Friday night. Big shout out to Mylee Grace and the Milkshakes, Bec and Ben, LourdesWarchief. Please check out these artists! Thanks to Tallow GallerySailor Jerry AustraliaAnnandale Hotel, all the visual artists and especially all our friends who came out and celebrated our love for the women who create art and music in our city!

LA FEMME is a celebration or women and their rights to freedom of creativity and free speech in Australia, a privilege that we take for granted.

We dedicate this event to our punk rock sisters PUSSY RIOT who are right now facing some pretty hard times in jail in Russia for speaking out against their Government.

Yes there’s not much we can do physically from here in Australia, but if we can inspire our friends and others to come together and celebrate our creativity, then in the long-term the future may one day be a brighter one for young women not only in Russia, but all over the world.

Peace and love. X

FREE PUSSY RIOT!

Photography by the talented David Hewitson.

MEDIA RELEASE: THE FREE PUSSY RIOT PARTY COMES TO BYRON BAY

Politics seems to be the current language of choice for many creative groups lately. Sydney’s My Sydney Riot have been getting behind a lot of causes to date and very recently they have been engaged with the Free Pussy Riot worldwide movement. After releasing a 20 track music compilation, a drum event in Taylor Square and a packed out event at Flinders Hotel in Sydney a few weeks back, My Sydney Riot decided to bring the Free Pussy Riot party to the Great Northern, Byron Bay, one of the most exciting live venues in Australia.

On Saturday 6th October a special lineup of independent bands will come together for one night only; Fait Accompli (Syd), Pirates Alive (Gold Coast), Mylee and the Milkshakes (Syd), Bec and Ben (Syd) and locals The Deers.

Also featuring on the night will be the official debut screening of a short film by local Byron Bay label Tallow Gallery starring talented young up and coming surfer, Cloudy Rhodes. The film titled ‘Journey’ (preview above) sees Cloudy traverse through some epic landscapes from South Africa to Mozambique and Swaziland. This film ties in with the important message that women and all humans alike have every right to get out there and share their stories with the world, a right of passage which unfortunately still remains a rare concept in many societies, even in these modern times. This film is not to be missed.

So bring along your friends, dress colourful or bring a colourful balaclava and a smile and help us celebrate our right to freedom of speech, a right which wasn’t afforded to the three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova who are currently serving two years jail for speaking our against their government.

Come out and dance Byron! FREE PUSSY RIOT!

XOX

Doors 8pm. Entry by gold coin donation (all funds go towards the Pussy Riot lawyer fund)
FACEBOOK EVENT HERE
DOWNLOAD THE FREE ‘MY PUSSY RIOT’ COMPILATION HERE

‘FREE PUSSY RIOT’ MOVEMENT HEADS NORTH TO THE GREAT NORTHERN IN BYRON BAY!

After our packed out event at Flinders Hotel in Sydney a few weeks back which featuring the most punk party lineup we’ve ever put together on a Wednesday, featuring NZ punk royalty DIE! DIE! DIE! and some of Sydney’s best current crop of punk vibration bands; FAIT ACCOMPLI, BLOODS, THE RUMINATERS, SWEET TEETH and BEC AND BEN, we decided to take the FREE PUSSY RIOT party to the North, yes that’s Byron Bay Y’all! Yes the Great Northern, one Australia’s most exciting live venues agreed to have us. Joining us on the night will be; FAIT ACCOMPLI (Syd), PIRATES ALIVE (Gold Coast), MYLEE AND THE MILKSHAKES (Syd), BEC AND BEN (Syd) and THE DEERS (Byron Bay), so yes we’re bringing a crazy party of good times to boot.

Also featuring on the night will be the special debut screening of a breathtaking short film by local Byron Bay label TALLOW GALLERY starring talented young up and coming surfer with punk attitude aplenty, Cloudy Rhodes. The film titled JOURNEY sees Cloudy traverse through some epic landscapes from South Africa to Mozambique and Swaziland. This film ties in with the important message that women and all humans alike have every right to get out there and share their stories with the world, a right of passage which unfortunately still remains a rare concept in many societies, even in these modern times. This film is not to be missed.

We can’t wait to get up there Byron Bay, so bring along your friends, dress colourful or bring a colourful balaclava and a smile and help us celebrate our right to freedom of speech, a right which wasn’t afforded to the three members of Russian punk band PUSSY RIOT, Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova who are currently serving two years jail for speaking our against their government.

In support of the Worldwide FREE PUSSY RIOT Movement MY SYDNEY RIOT, TALLOW GALLERY and SAILOR JERRY presents…

MY PUSSY RIOT

FAIT ACCOMPLI
PIRATES ALIVE
MYLEE AND THE MILKSHAKES
BEC AND BEN
THE DEERS

Also the Premiere of the new TALLOW GALLERY film – JOURNEY

SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER
GREAT NORTHERN, Byron Bay
35 – 43 Jonson St, Byron Bay

Doors 8pm. Entry by gold coin donation – all funds raised will go towards the Pussy Riot Lawyer Fund

IMPORTANT NOTE: We want people to know that our support of the FREE PUSSY RIOT movement is for peaceful and creative purposes only. Our goal is to inspire friends to speak out using creativity as a positive force to create change through music and art. The sponsors and supporters who come on board don’t support us as a marketing ploy, instead we have all felt a natural human urge to come together and give our time freely as we stand side by side in solidarity to support our jailed sisters PUSSY RIOT and stand up for our god given right to Freedom of Speech. Nothing more and nothing less.

See you at the show!

FREE PUSSY RIOT! X

A MESSAGE FOR PUSSY RIOT FROM MY SYDNEY RIOT

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

FREE PUSSY RIOT!
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MY PUSSY RIOT COMPILATION – A FREE PUNK ROCK MUSIC COMPILATION FROM AUSTRALIA
DOWNLOAD FOR FREE FROM HERE

VIDEO – SYDNEY DRUM RIOT! FOR PUSSY RIOT!

PHOTOS FROM SYDNEY DRUM RIOT!

POSTER!

MY PUSSY RIOT – A FREE PUNK ROCK MUSIC COMPILATION FROM AUSTRALIA

Our Music Community have come together with this special message of support for PUSSY RIOT in the form of a Music Compilation. We hope you ladies get this and rock out where you are!

We dedicate this record to the struggle of PUSSY RIOT and anyone out there who is struggling with human rights and freedom of speech worldwide.

Thanks to all the amazing bands who’ve given up their  music for such an amazing cause.

To celebrate the launch of MY PUSSY RIOT tune into FBi Radio this morning from 7.30am where we’ll be talking with Sally Knight talking all things PUSSY RIOT and SYDNEY DRUM RIOT.

Streaming http://fabiradio.com

FREE PUSSY RIOT!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

SAILOR JERRY & MY SYDNEY RIOT present…
MY PUSSY RIOT
Tracklisting;

1. PUSSY RIOT – PUNK PRAYER 01:52

2. DAMN TERRAN – REBELS 04:02

3. REGURGITATOR – UNCONTACTABLE 01:59

4. BLOODS – ALL THE THINGS YOU SAY ARE WRONG 02:34

5. FAIT ACCOMPLI – THIS IS NOT THE END 03:57

6. WAX WITCHES – FRIEND ZONE 02:33

7. DUNE RATS – FUCK IT 01:59

8. BEC AND BEN – THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU 04:18

9. CHICKS WHO LOVE GUNS – SHIN-OKUBO 03:27

10. PIRATES ALIVE – NO ROMANCE 01:55

11. SWEET TEETH – HOLIDAY 03:12

12. THE BUNGALOWS – HYPOCRITES 03:34

13. BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL – DON’T WANNA GO HOME 02:37

14. THE RUMINATERS – DEADSTUFF 04:04

15. GOONS OF DOOM – TRY HARD 03:06

16. SAMOAN PUNKS – COOL 02:31

17. MYLEE GRACE – BABY TALK 05:57

18. DAMPVAMP – ONYA FACE 03:44

19. SPIRIT VALLEY – DEATH 06:19

20. FLEA – MUSIC-IT’S THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE SPEECH 01:12

FREE PUSSY RIOT UPDATE: SENTENCE TO BE HANDED DOWN THIS FRIDAY 17th AUGUST

Original Source: Interfax

Moscow’s Khamovnichesky District Court will hand down a sentence on three members of the Pussy Riot feminist punk band accused of disorderly conduct at the Christ the Savior Cathedral on August 17.

The defendants made their last pleas on Wednesday, and Judge Marina Syrova presiding over the hearings retired for handing down a ruling on the case. Prosecutors asked the court to sentence the three women to three years in prison each on Tuesday.

 

 

FREE PUSSY RIOT UPDATE: ARE MUSICIANS THE NEW REVOLUTIONARIES? AND SYDNEY! WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU?

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!

Mike Patton from Fait No More Reprazents at a recent show in Russia!

Anarchic punk band Damn Terran give it up for the PUSSY RIOT at one of their shows in their home town of Melbourne, Australia!
The legendary Patti Smith speaking out at on of her recent concerts!

POWER TO THE PEOPLE! PUTIN DOES A BACK FLIP!

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova arrives at court

Some pretty crazy scenarios seem to have taken place over night with Mr Putin giving out some pretty backflipped answers to the media while visiting the London Olympics this week.

“There is nothing good in what they did,” news agencies quoted Mr Putin as saying in reference to the three Pussy Riot members

“Nevertheless, I do not think that they should be judged too severely for this.”

He also said he hoped the Pussy Riot members “will draw their own conclusions” and learn from their mistakes.

“It is the court that issues the final ruling,” he said.

There has been a massive onslaught of international exposure of this grass-roots campaign due to the support of actors and musicians like Peter Gabrielle, Stephen Fry, Sting, Patti Smith, Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Anti Flag, Amnesty International and the community at large. It seems like the power of the people does hold strength somewhere out there in the world, but still, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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  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  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.”) Continue reading “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?”