Thursday evening, outraged protesters gathered in front of Montreal’s Russian consulate in solidarity with what has now become an international movement to denounce the ongoing incarceration of three members of Russian punk band qua feminist protest collective, Pussy Riot. Yekaterina Samutsevich, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina have been detained in Moscow since February of this year for a public performance in which they expressed dissent over the re-election of Vladimir Putin as president. Montreal is just one of many cities in which supporters are rallying for their release, the women of CKUT’s Venus Radio show among them. Download or listen in on yesterday’s episode as hosts Catherine McInnis and Natasha Pickowicz declared their allegiance with the women of Pussy Riot the best way they know how; whipping their listeners into a pre-demonstration riot grrrl frenzy with a solid dose of female fronted rock.
Float along to this footage from local synth duo Solar Year’s underwater album launch, co presented by CKUT, Pop Montreal and Suoni Per Il Popolo.
Cool, right? That’s just what we do.