Taken during @dam_funk @damfunk’s soundcheck yesterday at The Standard DTLA. #TheStandardDTLA #dtla #interiors #Design
vicenews: Pussy Riot Heads Back to Jail
The members of Pussy Riot shocked Russia when they performed their “Punk Prayer” in a Moscow church back in February 2012. The group was protesting the growing closeness between church and state under Russian President Vladimir Putin, but they became international celebrities when three of the members of the feminist, punk-rock protest group were arrested by the Russian authorities a few weeks later.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were convicted of ”hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” and sentenced to two years in prison. With just two months of their sentence left, Nadya and Masha—as they’re known in Russia—were freed in a general amnesty by the Russian government. Most observers saw the move as an attempt to clean up Russia’s image before the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi rather than a change in policy toward Putin’s opponents.
VICE correspondent Simon Ostrovsky met up with the band members in Moscow just a couple weeks after they were released to find out what they’re doing with their newfound freedom.
My ninja @dam_funk @damfunk blessing the rooftop at #TheStandard #dtla with some timeless funk music! #stonesthrow #damfunk #music (at The Standard Rooftop Bar)
Had friends from #Nola on town and took them to Venice beach to see how LA gets weird! #VeniceBeach #LAALLDAY
Walking by the “urban light” installation by Chris Burden at @Lacma & snapped a shot. #lacma #urbanlights #ChrisBurden #Art (at LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
WOW! #nike #nikeair #hyperfuse #sneakers #sneakerfiles #sneakerheads #kicks #kicksdeals #kickstagram #kotd #todayskicks
New Balance 996 ‘National Parks’ Pack - Order Online at Sneakersnstuff #kicks #sneakers #fashion
sounds that keep the moment going…Sheet Music! Coming to a speaker near you! #SheetMusic
black on black on black… #Sexy
Raphael Saadiq ”Staying In Love” - Let’s all just remember how GOOD this album was. #music #soulPlayed 1427 times.
Music legend, icon, the G.O.A.T.!!