Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys will perform for the first time since the death of bandmate Adam Yauch aka MCA. Rock will DJ at a benefit concert in Brooklyn for imprisoned members of the Russian punk band P*ssy Riot.
The show is scheduled for June 12 and will feature live sets by Heliotropes, Shady Hawkins and TinVulva.
According to Rolling Stone, three members of P*ssy Riot - Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich - were charged with hooliganism and jailed for allegedly participating in a punk rock demonstration against the regime of Russian president Vladimir Putin. They face up to seven years in prison.
The benefit show is being put together by the feminist art group Permanent Wave and will be held at Death by Audio in Williamsburg.
All proceeds will go to the legal defense of the P*ssy Riot members.
by RTT Staff Writer
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