Artist of the Week: Pussy Riot

Music is not just about organizing a bunch of sounds in harmony. It is and it always has been about expressing yourself. It does not matter if we agree or disagree with the message, it does not matter if we like or do not like the music. What matters is that no one, under no circumstance, should be forced to silence. Pussy Riot, Russian punk band from which three members were sentenced to two years in jail, are this week “Artist of the Week”.

João Afonso

Founder and CEO of Musikki. Co-owned wahWah, an independent record store. Music addict. Used to spend every dime he had on records until he had to start spending most of it on dippers. Favourite artists: The Black Keys, David Bowie, Funkadelic, Feist, Pearl Jam, Bon Iver, James Blake, Bob Dylan, The Kills, Tim Buckley, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Broken Social Scene, Efterklang, The National, Fiona Apple, Jeff Buckley, Andrew Bird, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Radio Moscow, Moon Duo, Midlake, Fanfarlo, Sigur Ros, Liars, Sonic Youth, Lambchop, Joan As Police Woman, Kings of Convenience, Beirut, Twin Shadow, Wooden Shjips, Lisa Hannigan, Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Arcade Fire, Antony and The Johnsons, Beach House, Alabama Shakes, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits, Pavement, Stephen Malkmus, Nick Cave and the list goes on and on…