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THUNDERPUSSY’s 7-Week Summer Tour Kicks Off July 5th.

Christine Mitchell

The Supreme Court struck down a ban on trademarking “immoral” or “scandalous” words as it violates free speech rights, siding with clothing designer Eric Brunetti and his clothing brand FUCT in the case of Iancu v. Brunetti. This will hopefully pave the way for Seattle-based all-female rock band Thunderpussy, who applied for a U.S. trademark to protect their name but were denied on the grounds that it was “immoral” and “scandalous” per the guidelines laid down in the Truman-era Lanham Act of 1946.

“We were elated after hearing about the decision in favor of Brunetti this morning. For us this has always been a First Amendment issue. It’s not just a victory for one man with a clothing brand or for a misunderstood band, but a triumph of free speech. Thank you Simon Tam and The Slants for laying the groundwork, and thank you to the supreme court for upholding the value of free speech in the Brunetti case. Much gratitude to the US government for recognizing that there is value in all forms of expression including those that are ‘scandalous and immoral.’”

THUNDERPUSSY LIVE!

7/5: Big Sky, MT @ Peak to Sky
7/12: Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf*
7/13: Telluride, CO @ The Ride Festival
7/16: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom*
7/17: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey*
7/19: San Diego, CA @ Belly Up*
7/20: Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver*
7/22: Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
7/23: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne*
7/25: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Gallery*
7/26: Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen*
7/29: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room*
7/30: St Louis, MO @ Firebird #
7/31: Columbus, OH @ The Basement #
8/2: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop #
8/3: Buffalo, NY @ Cobblestone Live
8/4: Montreal, QC @ Turbo House #
8/5: Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern #
8/7: Cambridge, MA @ Sonias #
8/8: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint #
8/9: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl #
8/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy #
8/11: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery #
8/13: Nashville, TN @ High Watt #
8/15: Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi Indy #
8/16: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club #
8/17: Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club #
8/19: Bozeman, MT @ The Eagles Ballroom #
8/20: Boise, ID @ Humpin’ Hannah’s

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