From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Free Pussy Riot!

Ordinarily I dislike posting press releases verbatim— but quite frankly this one is too good to pass up. Read on, gentle readers, and methinks you’ll understand why.



Kaitlin Archambault
Permanent Wave


(NEW YORK, NY) June 21st- Today, Permanent Wave will be holding a second benefit show for those imprisoned as alleged members of Russian punk band “Pussy Riot” at 8PM at 285 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY. The first show, on June 12th, packed the space at Death By Audio in Brooklyn. This show is taking place a day after yesterday’s announcement that Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23, Maria Alekhina, 24, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, will remain in detention during further pre-trial investigation until July 24th ( Before a recent change in the prosecution team, the trial was set for June 24th. Admission will be offered on a sliding scale with a $7 minimum donation. The show will feature performances from all female-fronted acts: The Shondes (, Making Friendz (Tami Hart of MEN) (, Ritz Riot (, Bachslider (, and a DJ set from Maura Johnston ( The show is all-ages.

From “Three alleged members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich, charged with ‘hooliganism’, have been remanded in jail, facing up to 7 years criminal punishment for allegedly participating in the punk-prayer Virgin Mary, Send Putin Away that publicly demonstrated for human rights and against the current oppressive regime under Putin. The case illustrates the gross level of violations against human rights in Russia and requires immediate attention. The detained activists now need the support of the world’s community.” Amnesty International have called for the women’s immediate release.

Permanent Wave ( is a national network of feminist artists and activists. The group challenges gender inequality as it manifests itself in art, politics, and personal lives. Members believe that women should see each other as collaborators and inspirations, not rivals. The group exists as a continuation the feminist movement by creating a revolutionary arts movement that’s relevant to women, queer, and trans people today. Permanent Wave book benefits and other shows, host movie screenings, organize protests, and generate dialogue on feminist issues facing artists, musicians, and the public.

This show is the second of a series of “Pussy Riot” events orchestrated by Permanent Wave to take place across the nation this summer.

You can learn more about this event by perusing its Facebook page. Check it out!

Benefit For Pussy Riot
Today, June 21st starting at 8:00 p.m.
Price of Admission/Suggested Donation: $7.00 minimum
285 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Zombiefest!

October 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This item comes from a lady named Allison. She writes:

Hi Heather,

I’m not sure if you have an events page or not, but I’m doing a charity event and need all the help I can get to promote it.  Attached is the Press Release and the flier for the event.  In short, the event is a Zombie Crawl, Film Screening of “Night of the Living Dead”, and an after-party.  The donations collected for the event will directly benefit the Food Bank For New York City and their efforts to fight hunger.  If you can spread the word about this Brooklyn event, I’d be incredibly grateful!

New York Shitty does not have an events page— but given the sheer number of press releases I am receiving nowadays I am seriously mulling over erecting one. In any case, there are a number of events benefiting our local food banks (and thus our neediest) in the next couple of weeks and I will endeavor to give each of them a mention. As Allison has mentioned, the Zombie Crawl will kick off at Jamie Campiz Playground on October 30th at 4:00 p.m. From there all interested zombies will head over to indieScreen where they can watch their brethren wreak havoc for a sweet $12.00. There is also an after party slated at The Cove afterward. Check it out!

Saturday, October 30 starting at 4:00 p.m.
Jamie Campiz Playground
Brooklyn, New York 11211

You can peruse the full press release for this event by clicking here. Otherwise you can check out Zombiefest’s Facebook page by pointing and clicking here.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: F*cked Up Right

May 19, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Unless you happen to be from the Department of Sanitation. In which case 285 Kent Avenue is fucked up wrong.

Miss Heather

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