Archive for the ‘Billy Bragg News’ Category

Johnny Marr on the confidence to go from Smiths man to side man to main man – Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Sydney Morning Herald

Johnny Marr on the confidence to go from Smiths man to side man to main man
Sydney Morning Herald
Billy Bragg – Walk Away Renee (Version): acoustic guitar casually picked and ever so pretty, Marr was just "doodling" in the studio and Bragg was inspired to lay on a new lyric that sits alongside the quietly sad melody he was hearing.

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Chumbawamba Need Your Help To Get Up Again With New Doco ‘I Get … – Music Feeds

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Music Feeds

Chumbawamba Need Your Help To Get Up Again With New Doco 'I Get ...
Music Feeds
... Down on the festival circuit from Spring 2016, and follow it up with a theatrical release. The Kickstarter end date is August 1st, to donate and help get I Get Knocked Down up and running, head to the campaign page here. Billy Bragg's already on ...

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Frank Turner talks with Billy Bragg about life on the road – Frank covers a … – Virtual Festivals

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Virtual Festivals

Frank Turner talks with Billy Bragg about life on the road - Frank covers a ...
Virtual Festivals
Now he's sat next to Billy Bragg, under the more modest cover of the Left Field tent, answering questions around the subject of his first autobiographical book 'The Road Beneath My Feet'. The book, published by Headline Publishing Group, is a candid ...

Glastonbury 2015: what were your favourite moments? – The Guardian (blog)

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

The Guardian (blog)

Glastonbury 2015: what were your favourite moments?
The Guardian (blog)
Other highlights for me were Billy Bragg on the Friday (as mentioned above) when he celebrated the SCOTUS decision with a rousing "Sexuality" that left not a dry-eye in the house. Also his performance with Frank Turner in the Leftfield on Saturday ...

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Billy Bragg On Current Music Scene: ‘There Aren’t Enough Protest Songs’ – theMusic

Monday, June 29th, 2015

theMusic

Billy Bragg On Current Music Scene: 'There Aren't Enough Protest Songs'
theMusic
Veteran English rocker Billy Bragg was best known for his politically-themed folk (punk) music throughout the '80s, as well as his passion for protests and left-wing activism. However in an upcoming appearance on ABC's TV interview series, Julia Zemiro ...

Wilco Tinkers and Experiments at a Festival It’s Happy to Share – New York Times

Monday, June 29th, 2015

New York Times

Wilco Tinkers and Experiments at a Festival It's Happy to Share
New York Times
It all felt fond and familial, right down to the finale, “California Stars” — lyrics by Woody Guthrie, music by Wilco and Billy Bragg — which brought about 20 musicians to the stage. The applause afterward was warm and proprietary, reaching peak ...
Art, Rain, Wilco at Day 2 of Solid Sound 2015 (FESTIVAL REVIEW)Glide Magazine

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Spotify exec: Apple Music ‘validates’ our business – Business Insider

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Business Insider

Spotify exec: Apple Music 'validates' our business
Business Insider
He said Billy Bragg's comment on the issue was one of his favourites. The musician posted on Facebook in November 2013: “I've long felt that artists railing against Spotify is about as helpful to their cause as campaigning against the Sony Walkman ...
Taylor Swift may have triumphed, but Apple will still call the tuneThe Guardian

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Property Transfers – The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Property Transfers
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)
K. Rodney McCall and Charlene McCall to Billy John Guhl, parcel in Harrison County, $197,000. — Charles E. ... Derek L. Bragg and Cassie L. Bragg to Richard W. Nazelrodt and Darlene F. Nazelrodt, parcels in Simpson District, $232,500. — The John ...

Glastonbury day two: full round-up – NME.com

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

NME.com

Glastonbury day two: full round-up
NME.com
Frank Turner made his third appearance at Glastonbury Festival this weekend, following a set at Strummerville last night (June 26) and an appearance on the Other Stage this morning (June 27) with a special appearance in The Leftfield with Billy Bragg.

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Slaves/Sleaford Mods/the Pop Group at Glastonbury 2015 review – a triple-bill … – The Guardian

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

The Guardian

Slaves/Sleaford Mods/the Pop Group at Glastonbury 2015 review – a triple-bill ...
The Guardian
... their politics come across clearest, be it via the yowls of “We are all prostitutes!” and “Hypocrites!” during the anti-consumerist We Are All Prostitutes or the highly pertinent Citizen Zombie. Somewhere on site, Billy Bragg's value set must be ...

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Frank Turner plays acoustic tracks during Billy Bragg Q&A at Glastonbury – NME.com

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

NME.com

Frank Turner plays acoustic tracks during Billy Bragg Q&A at Glastonbury
NME.com
Frank Turner made his third appearance at Glastonbury Festival this weekend, following a set at Strummerville last night (June 26) and an appearance on the Other Stage this morning (June 27) with a special appearance in The Leftfield with Billy Bragg.

Eight Days: Entertainment attractions from June 28 to July 5 – Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Sydney Morning Herald

Eight Days: Entertainment attractions from June 28 to July 5
Sydney Morning Herald
Grammy-nominated Californian indie folk duo The Milk Carton Kids have racked up plenty of fans including Billy Bragg, who named their 2013 breakthrough album The Ash & Clay as a personal favourite. Hear the pair perform tracks from their latest record, ...

Pat Kane: As hip-hop once again becomes the voice of American protest where’s … – The National

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The National

Pat Kane: As hip-hop once again becomes the voice of American protest where's ...
The National
I'M playing Glastonbury tomorrow – well, in a way. Call it a small (potentially very muddy) side-benefit of three years of indyref table-thumping. Brother Billy Bragg has invited me to speak at his Left Field zone (the Left Project's Cat Boyd is on ...

Forget Kanye – it’s klezmer centre stage at Glastonbury! – Jewish News

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Jewish News

Forget Kanye - it's klezmer centre stage at Glastonbury!
Jewish News
Led by livewire vocalist Natty Bo and featuring a host of accomplished instrumentalists who count Elton John, Billy Bragg, Paul Weller and Jools Holland among their past bandmates, the YTO will revive der shvitz – the infectious mix of styles pioneered ...

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Dave Bidini: Reflections on Aboriginal Day from the land of 24 hour sun – National Post

Friday, June 26th, 2015

National Post

Dave Bidini: Reflections on Aboriginal Day from the land of 24 hour sun
National Post
I was listening to Billy Bragg and The Clash; protesting at the Litton plant in Etobicoke where they'd made cruise missiles; railing against Reagan, Thatcher, Mulroney; and playing Rock Against Racism shows. I I thought I was doing good things — in a ...

Ed Miliband is subject of ridicule in new song – Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Ed Miliband is subject of ridicule in new song
Spectator.co.uk (blog)
Given that the band – who are performing at Glastonbury – have previously said 'We're not socialists, we're not f–king communists and we're not Billy Bragg-ists', 'prosecco socialist' Charlotte Church may want to avoid them when she attends Glasto this ...

You’re never too old for Glastonbury – Radio Times

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Radio Times

You're never too old for Glastonbury
Radio Times
We've played all over England, Wales and Scotland, in Nashville, and live on Radio 2. I once even played the banjo on stage at Glastonbury with Billy Bragg, something I'll never forget, even though I also can't remember it very well because I was so ...

Glastonbury 2015: Thursday as it happened, as the festival got into its stride – The Guardian

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

The Guardian

Glastonbury 2015: Thursday as it happened, as the festival got into its stride
The Guardian
Saturday sees a debate about TTIP and fracking while on Sunday there's a previously announced appearance from Church – self-styled “prosecco socialist” – plus comedy and bands, the likes of Bragg himself and Enter Shikari. And if you're wondering what ...

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The hole-in-the-ground piano bar the Irish bring to Glastonbury – Irish Times

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Irish Times

The hole-in-the-ground piano bar the Irish bring to Glastonbury
Irish Times
In 2000, Jools Holland used it to play an impromptu set – the same year that Billy Bragg sang, and Michael Eavis read out a hymn. Despite its unmarked status, the feature outgrew its home – queues to get in were larger than the size of the space, even ...

Cult heroes: the Macc Lads – near-the-knuckle satirists, not knuckle-draggers – The Guardian (blog)

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

The Guardian (blog)

Cult heroes: the Macc Lads – near-the-knuckle satirists, not knuckle-draggers
The Guardian (blog)
Emerging in the mid-80s into a British alternative music scene largely defined by the Smiths, Billy Bragg and Red Wedge, they were inevitably dismissed with horrified shudders as sexist, chauvinistic boors. Had they appeared during the following decade ...

La Roux, Billy Bragg, Chuck D and other music stars react to Apple royalties U … – NME.com

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

NME.com

La Roux, Billy Bragg, Chuck D and other music stars react to Apple royalties U ...
NME.com
Taking to Twitter following the news, the likes of Swim Deep, Scroobius Pip, Django Django, Chuck D and more applauding Swift's efforts, while Billy Bragg wrote: "Artists should own their work like Taylor Swift does to ensure that the rights of ...
Five ways Taylor Swift is changing the worldBBC News
Apple falls for Taylor Swift, sings new tune on content stream cashChicago Tribune
The power of Taylor SwiftKETV Omaha

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Jay County record – Muncie Star Press

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Jay County record
Muncie Star Press
Billy R. Morgan, 59, 914 N. Ben Hawkins, Portland, driving while intoxicated. State vs. Hannah B. Hampshire, 23, 842 N. Jay County Road ... Coty R. Bragg, 25, Decatur, possession of a narcotic drug. State vs. Trevin W. Miller, 25, 108 E. Delaware St ...

Party profiles: Ukip members shop at Aldi, Labourites love Only Connect, and … – New Statesman

Friday, June 19th, 2015

New Statesman

Party profiles: Ukip members shop at Aldi, Labourites love Only Connect, and ...
New Statesman
Labour party members' favourite TV series is Only Connect. They are customers of both BBC Four and BBC Radio 4, and presumably nightmares at dinner parties. But their music choices are upbeat: Pulp, The Jam and Billy Bragg – plus, of course, the once ...

Party profiles: Ukip members shop at Aldi, Labourites love Only Connect, and … – New Statesman

Friday, June 19th, 2015

New Statesman

Party profiles: Ukip members shop at Aldi, Labourites love Only Connect, and ...
New Statesman
Labour party members' favourite TV series is Only Connect. They are customers of both BBC Four and BBC Radio 4, and presumably nightmares at dinner parties. But their music choices are upbeat: Pulp, The Jam and Billy Bragg – plus, of course, the once ...

Billy is Low Moss guitar hero – Kirkintilloch Herald

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Billy is Low Moss guitar hero
Kirkintilloch Herald
Inmates at Low Moss Prison will be tuning up for a string of music lessons thanks to a generous donation from singer/songwriter Billy Bragg. He's sent six guitars to the Bishopbriggs jail as part of a scheme to help rehabilitate offenders. The Jail ...