Pussy Riot

Photo by Sacha Lecca Pussy Riot

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Tue., Dec. 12, 8 p.m. 2017
$25

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Lodge Room
104 N. Avenue 56
Los Angeles, CA  90042
“Big smile for the camera, it’s always on,” Nadya Tolokonnikova coos in a sugary voice on Pussy Riot’s febrile, dreamily foreboding video for the new single “Police State,” which features Chloë Sevigny as a sadistic, baton-wielding police officer. “It’s all in the protocol; they tapped my phone,” Tolokonnikova confides against an ironic backing of bell chimes and cheery harmonies. Although the Russian band Pussy Riot are largely known in the West for being imprisoned after provoking Vladimir Putin during an unauthorized attempt to perform in a Moscow church, Tolokonnikova seems just as intent on bringing her messages of defiance to this country after being released from jail. Tonight, she performs under the Pussy Riot name, apparently without Masha Alekina and other original members. According to the group’s publicist, “The full lineup from Pussy Riot is anonymous for safety reasons.” Also at the Bootleg Theater, Wednesday, Dec. 13.

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