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Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg – The Times (subscription)

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg
The Times (subscription)
We tend now to think of the Fifties as a wet Sunday of a decade, wedged between the heroism of the Second World War and the “brilliant breaking of the bank”, of which Larkin ironically wrote, that followed in the Sixties. Rationing, National Service ...

Roots, Radicals and Rockers by Billy Bragg — in search of skiffle – Financial Times

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Financial Times

Roots, Radicals and Rockers by Billy Bragg — in search of skiffle
Financial Times
In 1956 British teenagers fell under the spell of a wild new music craze. Record Mirror denounced “the utterly stupid antics of fans and fannies who cavort and prance like inmates of a mental home”. A jazz writer jeered that it sounded like “a number ...

Bastille and Billy Bragg at the Union Chapel: Remarkable offering of … – The Independent

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

The Independent

Bastille and Billy Bragg at the Union Chapel: Remarkable offering of ...
The Independent
Put anti-homeless charity ambassador Dan Smith (Bastille frontman) and protest singer/veteran activist Billy Bragg on stage just before a general election, with ...

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Bastille’s Charity Concert For Streets Of London Was Truly Magical – MTV UK

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

MTV UK

Bastille's Charity Concert For Streets Of London Was Truly Magical
MTV UK
With the support act at last night's show being left-wing activist and all-round legend, Billy Bragg, the political tone was set as he performed songs about Donald Trump. However, Billy Bragg also used his set to highlight how music brings us all ...

Fleet Foxes And Wilco Will Headline Newport Folk Festival 2017 – UPROXX

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

UPROXX

Fleet Foxes And Wilco Will Headline Newport Folk Festival 2017
UPROXX
They've got John Prine, Dr. Dog, Drive-By Truckers, Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, Angel Olsen, Rhiannon Giddens, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Shovels & Rope, Margaret Glaspy, Whitney and Chicano Batman. Oh, and comedic couple Nick Offerman (a.k.a. Ron) ...

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Newport Folk Fest reveals 2017 lineup: Fleet Foxes, Wilco, Regina Spektor, and more – Consequence of Sound (blog)

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Consequence of Sound (blog)

Newport Folk Fest reveals 2017 lineup: Fleet Foxes, Wilco, Regina Spektor, and more
Consequence of Sound (blog)
Over the last few months, the famed Newport Folk Festival has been announcing its 2017 lineup one artist at the time. The full lineup has now been revealed and it's highlighted by the likes of Fleet Foxes, Wilco, Regina Spektor, The Avett Brothers, My ...
Newport Folk Festival Announces 2017 Lineup: Fleet Foxes, Wilco ...Go See Live Music

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Musician Billy Bragg plays Norwich gig in support of city Labour general election candidates – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Musician Billy Bragg plays Norwich gig in support of city Labour general election candidates
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
And Nelson Labour posted a photograph of Mr Lewis on stage with Bragg, along with the tweet: “Huge thanks to @billybragg who visited Norwich to support @labourlewis and to treat @norwichlabour members to an amazing gig and memorable night.”.

Pit pop band Dennis asked to play Glastonbury by Billy Bragg – Sunderland Echo

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Sunderland Echo

Pit pop band Dennis asked to play Glastonbury by Billy Bragg
Sunderland Echo
A Hetton band who draw inspiration from their colliery heritage will take to the stage at Glastonbury after being hand-picked by Billy Bragg. Nine-piece Dennis caught the ear of the singer who asked them to perform on the stage he curates at the world ...

Pit pop band Dennis asked to play Glastonbury by Billy Bragg – Sunderland Echo

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Sunderland Echo

Pit pop band Dennis asked to play Glastonbury by Billy Bragg
Sunderland Echo
A Hetton band who draw inspiration from their colliery heritage will take to the stage at Glastonbury after being hand-picked by Billy Bragg. Nine-piece Dennis caught the ear of the singer who asked them to perform on the stage he curates at the world ...

Glastonbury 2017 add more names as Left Field announces line-up … – NME.com

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Stereoboard.com

Glastonbury 2017 add more names as Left Field announces line-up … – NME.com

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Stereoboard.com

Alison Moyet, Nadine Shah And Sad13 Among Acts Announced For … – Stereoboard.com

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Stereoboard.com

Glastonbury 2017 Leftfield line up announced – Somerset Live

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Somerset Live

Glastonbury 2017 Leftfield line up announced
Somerset Live
Glastonbury 2017 Leftfield line up announced. Dreadzone, Billy Bragg and Alison Moyet have been revealed as the headliners of the Leftfield stage. Share; Comments. ByRuth Ovens. 20:21, 9 MAY 2017; Updated 09:00, 12 MAY 2017. What's On. Glastonbury ...

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Bard of Barking earns bragging rights – The West Australian

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

The West Australian

Bard of Barking earns bragging rights
The West Australian
Margaret and Ronald. Theresa and Donald. The names may have changed but the times feel remarkably similar. While Billy Bragg hasn't needed to update some of his polemic punk-pop poetry, the inauguration of US President Donald Trump in January ...

UK singer-songwriter Billy Bragg’s powerful sermon to the port city … – WAtoday

Friday, April 28th, 2017

WAtoday

UK singer-songwriter Billy Bragg's powerful sermon to the port city ...
WAtoday
English singer-songwriter and all round provocateur Billy Bragg reckons Aussie men are in the midst of a masculinity crisis. Blokes need to come out of the shed ...

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UK singer-songwriter Billy Bragg’s powerful sermon to the port city … – WAtoday

Friday, April 28th, 2017

WAtoday

UK singer-songwriter Billy Bragg's powerful sermon to the port city ...
WAtoday
English singer-songwriter and all round provocateur Billy Bragg reckons Aussie men are in the midst of a masculinity crisis. Blokes need to come out of the shed ...

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Listen to author Daniel Rachel and Billy Bragg discuss new Rock Against Racism book ‘Walls Come Tumbling Down’ – NME.com

Friday, April 28th, 2017

NME.com

Listen to author Daniel Rachel and Billy Bragg discuss new Rock Against Racism book 'Walls Come Tumbling Down'
NME.com
A podcast featuring Billy Bragg and award winning author Daniel Rachel has been posted online. The audio focuses on Rachel's new book Walls Come Tumbling Down which consists of new conversations with over 100 contributors, including Pauline Black, ...

Listen to author Daniel Rachel and Billy Bragg discuss new Rock Against Racism book ‘Walls Come Tumbling Down’ – NME.com

Friday, April 28th, 2017

NME.com

Listen to author Daniel Rachel and Billy Bragg discuss new Rock Against Racism book 'Walls Come Tumbling Down'
NME.com
A podcast featuring Billy Bragg and award winning author Daniel Rachel has been posted online. The audio focuses on Rachel's new book Walls Come Tumbling Down which consists of new conversations with over 100 contributors, including Pauline Black, ...

Bastille to perform special Union Chapel concert for Streets of London – The Independent

Friday, April 28th, 2017

The Independent

Bastille to perform special Union Chapel concert for Streets of London
The Independent
"I'm honoured to be an ambassador for this charity and try to help champion the life-changing work they're doing amongst the homeless and vulnerable in London. We're so excited to be playing a show alongside the incredible Billy Bragg who we admire so ...

Billy Bragg @ The Gov Review – scenestr

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Billy Bragg @ The Gov Review
scenestr
Billy Bragg, solo and unleashed, strummed till his fingers were raw and his back ached, indulging a capacity audience at The Gov (24 April) with a rare cavalcade of hits, peppered with the customary and timely-political diatribes. Brian Wilson once ...

Billy Bragg @ The Gov Review – scenestr

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Billy Bragg @ The Gov Review
scenestr
Billy Bragg, solo and unleashed, strummed till his fingers were raw and his back ached, indulging a capacity audience at The Gov (24 April) with a rare cavalcade of hits, peppered with the customary and timely-political diatribes. Brian Wilson once ...

Billy Bragg @ The Gov Review – scenestr

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Billy Bragg @ The Gov Review
scenestr
Billy Bragg, solo and unleashed, strummed till his fingers were raw and his back ached, indulging a capacity audience at The Gov (24 April) with a rare cavalcade of hits, peppered with the customary and timely-political diatribes. Brian Wilson once ...

Vancouver Folk Music Festival Gets Billy Bragg, Shawn Colvin … – Exclaim!

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Exclaim!

Vancouver Folk Music Festival Gets Billy Bragg, Shawn Colvin ...
Exclaim!
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and to mark the occasion, organizers have lifted the curtain on a lineup that promises ...
Star-studded lineup announced for 40th Vancouver Folk Music FestivalThe Province
Vancouver Folk Festival 2017 announces lineup featuring right mix ...Straight.com

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Sleaford Mods Grilled Live At Green Man By MOJO – MOJO (blog)

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

MOJO (blog)

Sleaford Mods Grilled Live At Green Man By MOJO
MOJO (blog)
Previous subjects have included The Fall's Mark E Smith, Belle & Sebastian, Billy Bragg, Donovan and Scritti Politti's Green Gartside. Also just announced: this year's Talking Shop contributors will include literary legend Irvine Welsh, plain-spoken ...

Review: Billy Bragg at the Governor Hindmarsh – The Adelaide Review – The Adelaide Review

Monday, April 24th, 2017

The Adelaide Review

Review: Billy Bragg at the Governor Hindmarsh - The Adelaide Review
The Adelaide Review
On a drizzly Monday night in Hindmarsh, Billy Bragg's return to South Australia has all the jubilant qualities of sneaking out on a school night while your parents ...
Review: Music with humour, biting social commentary and left-wing ...The Advertiser

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