Obviously Pussy Riot sourced some of their inspiration from Devo. And who hasn’t? We get up each day and look in the mirror and say “Are we not men?” And when someone says, “No, you are not,” we say “Are we not Pussy Riot?”On that note, the very one and only Mark Mothersbaugh is designing some pool toys for us to use in the pool and wherever we like during Desert Gold. Just one facet of a big, complicated, cool thing we do once a year during Coachella, April 12-21. You can still nab some rooms, and see the full line-up.

Obviously Pussy Riot sourced some of their inspiration from Devo. And who hasn’t? We get up each day and look in the mirror and say “Are we not men?” And when someone says, “No, you are not,” we say “Are we not Pussy Riot?”

On that note, the very one and only Mark Mothersbaugh is designing some pool toys for us to use in the pool and wherever we like during Desert Gold. Just one facet of a big, complicated, cool thing we do once a year during Coachella, April 12-21. You can still nab some rooms, and see the full line-up.


INTERVIEW : JD SAMSON OF MEN

MEN is a Brooklyn-based band and performance collective that focuses on the radical potential of dance music. They’re touring the Pacific Northwest this month and we asked member JD Samson to present us with a photo essay from the road.

+ The first song you fell in love with.

+ Your role model.

+ Favorite thing to see in the audience from onstage.

+ Who is Pussy Riot?

+ Your best tour memory.


On the occasion of what would have been John Lennon’s 72nd birthday, Yoko Ono awards Pussy Riot with the LennonOno Grant for Peace today in Iceland. The official ceremony takes place in Reykjavik on this date, but we met up with Ms. Ono at Ace Hotel New York on September 21 in Liberty Hall where she personally handed the award to jailed Pussy Riot member Nadia Tolokonnikova’s husband Pyotr Verzilov and daughter Gera with Amnesty International Director Suzanne Nossel. It was a gorgeous, landmark moment we were honored to host. As John said, “Love and peace are eternal” — may we all remember this when we face repression.

On the occasion of what would have been John Lennon’s 72nd birthday, Yoko Ono awards Pussy Riot with the LennonOno Grant for Peace today in Iceland. The official ceremony takes place in Reykjavik on this date, but we met up with Ms. Ono at Ace Hotel New York on September 21 in Liberty Hall where she personally handed the award to jailed Pussy Riot member Nadia Tolokonnikova’s husband Pyotr Verzilov and daughter Gera with Amnesty International Director Suzanne Nossel. It was a gorgeous, landmark moment we were honored to host. As John said, “Love and peace are eternal” — may we all remember this when we face repression.


From last night’s reading of Pussy Riot's letters, lyrics and trial statements by Chloë Sevigny, MX Justin Vivian Bond, Eileen Myles, Karen Finley, Johanna Fateman and other artists in Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York.

Photo by Ashton Cooper for ARTINFO

From last night’s reading of Pussy Riot's letters, lyrics and trial statements by Chloë Sevigny, MX Justin Vivian Bond, Eileen Myles, Karen Finley, Johanna Fateman and other artists in Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York.

Photo by Ashton Cooper for ARTINFO


We’re hosting a free reading of excerpts from Pussy Riot's closing statements in Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York this Thursday evening with Eileen Myles, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Johanna Fateman, Chloë Sevigny, JD Samson and more. Free to the public, 7:30pm. Whether or not you can make it, please text your support to Amnesty International by sending ACTION7 and your full name to 88080.

This lovely poster is by Rebecca Lieberman.

We’re hosting a free reading of excerpts from Pussy Riot's closing statements in Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York this Thursday evening with Eileen Myles, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Johanna Fateman, Chloë Sevigny, JD Samson and more. Free to the public, 7:30pm. Whether or not you can make it, please text your support to Amnesty International by sending ACTION7 and your full name to 88080.


This lovely poster is by Rebecca Lieberman.


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