Discourse & Dischord

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Madonna defends incarcerated Russian band

Madonna may not have been winning many fans lately (see: hydrangeas, Lady Gaga, Elton John, and Marine Le Pen) but this week she redeemed herself by speaking out against the arrest of Russian punk trio Pussy Riot. The group has been incarcerated since March for performing a punk prayer in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral in protest of Vladimir Putin on the eve of his re-election. Hear Madonna’s speech below.

Introducing Frank + Derol

Frank + Derol are a new Los Angeles pop duo made up of singer/keyboardist Cody Caraco and singer/guitarist Brandi Cyrus, a.k.a. sis of Miley. You can get to know them by watching the video below, or by checking out their excellent new track, Barely Love You Too right here. (more…)