Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on June 21, 2012

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Hilly Eye at Cake Shop 6/9/2012
Hilly Eye

Three members of Russian women's punk band Pussy Riot, who derided President Vladimir Putin in a protest in Moscow's main cathedral, were denied bail on Wednesday despite calls for their release by hundreds of supporters at the hearing.

Police hauled away more than 15 people when a crowd of about 300 whistled, chanted "Freedom" and unfurled banners demanding the released of the band members who have been held in pre-trial detention since early March.

Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich face up to seven years in jail for hooliganism after storming the altar of the Christ the Saviour Cathedral on February 21 in short dresses and colorful masks to sing a "punk prayer" that offended some Russian Orthodox believers.

Their rendition of "Holy Mother, throw Putin out!" was a protest against the close relationship between the Church and Putin, whom it backed in the presidential election he won in March. -[Reuters]

Like the one that went down last week at Death by Audio with Heliotropes and DJ Adrock, there will be two more Pussy RIot benefits in NYC this week, including one tonight (6/21) at 285 Kent Ave with performances from The Shondes, Making Friendz (Tami Hart of MEN), Ritz Riot, Bachslider, and DJ Maura Johnston. "Admission will be offered on a sliding scale with a $7 minimum donation" and the show is all ages. The show flyer is below. Another option is the Pussy Riot benefit at Knitting Factory on Saturday (6/23) with Frank London & Di Shikere Kapelye, Mchael Alpert, Alina Simone, and more. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

Both tonight's "Free Pussy Riot" benefit and the one that happened at DbA are part of a series of shows curated by Permanent Wave, founded by Amy Klein of Hilly Eye. The group also produced the recent C.L.I.T. fest benefit at Acheron that featured Hilly Eye. Hilly Eye is scheduled to play Hillstock in Clinton Hill this weekend (6/23) and recently supported Shellshag with Necking, and Queening on June 9th at Cake Shop. Pictures from the Cake Shop show are in this post.

Shellshag are currently recording their new LP The Mighty Shellshag, release date TBA.

Speaking of MEN (but not The Men), the group play Gramercy Theater as part of CBGB Fest. The Men are also part of said festival, though they'll stop by Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 6 as part of a bill with Red Kross.

More pics from the Cake Shop show are below...

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Comments (21)

AMY STOP MAKING MUSIC!

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 3:36 PM

That Hilly Eye drummer sure looks like she knows what she's doing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 3:41 PM

so does that shellshag drummer

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 4:24 PM

thats the chick from that hbo show?

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 4:26 PM

Hey imprisoned Russian chicks... here's $78 dollars we made at our show. Good luck.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 5:00 PM

Lena Dunham?

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 5:08 PM

try $2000. dick.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 5:54 PM

Does anyone remember the comma?

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 6:08 PM

Pussy Riot is in a Russian jail, right? Unless the money raised is to bribe the guards, then no amount of cash is going to help. Sorry, ladies.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2012 7:51 PM

amy klein is a genuinely horrible person

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:36 AM

@1:36 i know a few people who left / got fed up with Permanent Wave because of their bad attitude

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 1:49 AM

God damn I am happy Amy is not in T.A. anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 3:35 AM

why all this amy klein hate? i need to know the reasons why

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 4:49 AM

pussy riot < pussy fight

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 8:25 AM

4:49 remember when she wrote that super insightful essay hating on Lana Del Rey. There is one reason.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 9:32 AM

Judging by what I've read those Russian girls were kind of asking for it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 9:35 AM

you guys are crazy, hill eye were amazing and are one of the best new bands going right now

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 9:52 AM

She has a very conservative view of how women in music should behave and when they don't conform to that narrow view she shit talks. Which is awesome if you are a BV commenter but not if you are trying to run an inclusive "feminist" collective.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 10:36 AM

are you people fucking for real? amy klein rules.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 10:41 AM

@9:52 I like em too but I have to not think about who is in it

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 10:42 AM

10:36 she is a BV poster (see 10:41)


and yeah fuck her. Dopey faux-bohemian Harvard rich girls, spitting out their sociology classes aren't smart or interesting.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 11:05 AM

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