Archive for the ‘Billy Bragg News’ Category

Comedy, music …and a little bit of politics at Colston Hall – Bristol Post

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Bristol Post

Comedy, music ...and a little bit of politics at Colston Hall
Bristol Post
Comedy legend Arthur Smith and the quick-witted Jeremy Hardy lead the comedy charge in this night of laughter, music, poetry and speeches. Tara Pardo writes for What's On. Billed as a celebration of the "new politics" of Labour Party leader Jeremy ...

Drama, charm, unpredictability, novelty and Claudio Ranieri – The Guardian

Friday, February 12th, 2016

The Guardian

Drama, charm, unpredictability, novelty and Claudio Ranieri
The Guardian
A misquoted Billy Bragg lyric in the first paragraph and then an inaccurate reference to Belted Galloway cattle as a milking breed rather than the beef breed they are (yesterday's Fiver). I had planned to write criticising The Fiver for its sloppy ...

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Billy Bragg, Rachel Sweet and The Albion Dance Band – Examiner Gazette

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Examiner Gazette

Billy Bragg, Rachel Sweet and The Albion Dance Band
Examiner Gazette
The atmospheric Union Chapel in Islington provided the venue for a very special Billy Bragg concert in June 2013, as the Bard of Barking and his impressive band regaled their London audience with some choice extracts from his recently released album, ...

Wilco’s Music for Adulthood – The New Yorker

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

The New Yorker

Wilco's Music for Adulthood
The New Yorker
I came to Wilco through their collaborations with Billy Bragg, a pair of now-classic records putting music to a stash of lyrics that Woody Guthrie left behind. Over the years, I saw them play twice: on Randall's Island, in 1998, playing the heavy rock ...

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Billy Bragg, The Unthanks e The Comet is Coming confirmados no FMM Sines 2016 – Vousair.com

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Vousair.com

Billy Bragg, The Unthanks e The Comet is Coming confirmados no FMM Sines 2016
Vousair.com
As primeiras confirmações do FMM Sines – Festival Músicas do Mundo 2016, que se realiza entre 22 e 30 de julho em Porto Covo e Sines, chegam de Inglaterra: Billy Bragg, um dos cantautores mais incisivos dos últimos quarenta anos, The Unthanks, um ...

Billy Bragg, The Unthanks e The Comet is Coming confirmados no FMM Sines 2016 – Vousair.com

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Vousair.com

Billy Bragg, The Unthanks e The Comet is Coming confirmados no FMM Sines 2016
Vousair.com
As primeiras confirmações do FMM Sines – Festival Músicas do Mundo 2016, que se realiza entre 22 e 30 de julho em Porto Covo e Sines, chegam de Inglaterra: Billy Bragg, um dos cantautores mais incisivos dos últimos quarenta anos, The Unthanks, um ...

40 Takeaways From The 2016 New Hampshire Primary, Ranked – Huffington Post

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Huffington Post

40 Takeaways From The 2016 New Hampshire Primary, Ranked
Huffington Post
America's quadrennial obsession with New Hampshire finally reached its anti-climax Tuesday night, leaving pollsters looking redeemed, party elites feeling dismayed, and the rest of us just grateful that important aspects of the contest weren't ...

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‘Be-yoncé My Valentine’ contest on Edmonton AM – CBC.ca

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

CBC.ca

'Be-yoncé My Valentine' contest on Edmonton AM
CBC.ca
Beyoncé​ is set to play Commonwealth Stadium on May 20, in the first of only two Canadian stops on her "Formation" world tour. And to celebrate the pop star's pending arrival — and Valentine's Day weekend — Edmonton AM is giving you the chance to ...

My ding-a-ling: The best songs about masturbation of all time – NOW Magazine

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

NOW Magazine

My ding-a-ling: The best songs about masturbation of all time
NOW Magazine
When you think of Billy Bragg, you usually picture earnest political music, not songs about jerking off. Nevertheless, there aren't many other ways to interpret a line like “with my own hands, when I make love to your memory, it's not the same.” It's ...

#JC4PM: political campaigning with (even more) added laughs – The List

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

#JC4PM: political campaigning with (even more) added laughs
The List
This is not a new trick; Red Wedge, the fundraising vehicle which saw Billy Bragg drag Heaven 17 and the Style Council into the same conference centre lobbies as Neil Kinnock and Robin Cook, is clearly a reference point for #JC4PM. The mix of comedians ...

Can streaming usher in a direct-to-fan revolution for artists? – Music Business Worldwide

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Music Business Worldwide

Can streaming usher in a direct-to-fan revolution for artists?
Music Business Worldwide
Rob Collins, Director of Cooking Vinyl, whose acts include Marilyn Manson, The Prodigy and Billy Bragg, suggested it was already possible to break new artists without wooing the traditional media gatekeepers like radio or magazines – so long as your ...

Carlo’s Corner: Green Left — 25 years old and still useful to McCarthyites everywhere – Green Left Weekly

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Green Left Weekly

Carlo's Corner: Green Left — 25 years old and still useful to McCarthyites everywhere
Green Left Weekly
It was a strange criticism coming from Anthony “I Just Want to Fight Tories” Albanese, as he is known for his love of renowned socialist folk singer Billy Bragg. But maybe he doesn't really listen to Bragg's words so much as enjoy Bragg's famously ...

Edmonton gives Lund a rowdy welcome – Edmonton Sun

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Edmonton Sun

Edmonton gives Lund a rowdy welcome
Edmonton Sun
At that point, if Billy Bragg had wandered out to sing There Is Power in a Union, it wouldn't have seemed out of place. Going Down the Mountain was a barnburner, apocalyptic country-blues ripped so hard from Siemen's baritone guitar that he broke a string.

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Indie and foreign films from 1996, the best year ever – San Francisco Chronicle

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle

Indie and foreign films from 1996, the best year ever
San Francisco Chronicle
New York City pals played by Anne Heche and Catherine Keener hang together to a soundtrack by Billy Bragg. Cost $1 million. Made $1.2 million. Trainspotting: July 19. Danny Boyle. Heroin junkies on the comedown in hardscrabble Edinburgh, in this ...

Jason Isbell Takes Top Honor at UK Americana Awards – RollingStone.com

Friday, February 5th, 2016

RollingStone.com

Jason Isbell Takes Top Honor at UK Americana Awards
RollingStone.com
Other performers included Trailblazer Award recipient Billy Bragg (who received the honor from musician Chris Difford of Squeeze), U.K. Artist, Album and Song honorees Danny & the Champions of the World, Lewis & Leigh and Rolling Stone Country Artists ...
Liverpool songwriter Rob Vincent wins top prize at first UK Americana AwardsLiverpool Daily Post
Americana Music Association U.K. Produces First Awards ShowAll Access Music Group

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Talking tactics: Rihanna and the pop stars who change accent – The Guardian

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

The Guardian

Talking tactics: Rihanna and the pop stars who change accent
The Guardian
On the flipside of this, listen to Billy Bragg's formative group Riff Raff and you'll hear a subtle American inflection to his voice, a quality that the punk explosion, and particularly Joe Strummer's influence, soon ironed out. It's hard to imagine ...

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FMM Sines 2016 anuncia Billy Bragg, The Unthanks e The Comet is Coming – Setúbal na Rede (liberação de imprensa)

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Setúbal na Rede (liberação de imprensa)

FMM Sines 2016 anuncia Billy Bragg, The Unthanks e The Comet is Coming
Setúbal na Rede (liberação de imprensa)
Billy Bragg, The Unthanks e The Comet is Coming foram os primeiros nomes anunciados para o Festival Músicas do Mundo (FMM), que se realizará em Sines e Porto Covo, entre 22 e 30 de Julho. Em comunicado, a organização afirma que o inglês Billy ...

Making a scene: alt-country, cowpunk, country rock, Americana – who cares? – The Guardian (blog)

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

The Guardian (blog)

Making a scene: alt-country, cowpunk, country rock, Americana – who cares?
The Guardian (blog)
I'm thrilled that Danny and the Champs have been nominated for four awards and we're going to be playing at the ceremony, alongside Billy Bragg, Emily Barker, Gretchen Peters, Ethan Johns and the Dreaming Spires and many others, all introduced by the ...

Billy Bragg, The Unthanks e The Comet no Festival Músicas do Mundo – TVI24

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

TVI24

Billy Bragg, The Unthanks e The Comet no Festival Músicas do Mundo
TVI24
Em comunicado, a organização afirma que o inglês Billy Bragg é “um dos 'cantautores' mais incisivos dos últimos 40 anos” e, quanto aos The Unthanks, refere-os como “um dos grupos mais reconhecidos da folk britânica”, mencionando os The Comet is ...
Billy Bragg, The Unthanks e The Comet is Coming confirmados no FMM Sines 2016Jornal Hardmusica
Billy Bragg entre as primeiras confirmações do FMM SinesDiário Digital
Músicas do Mundo de Sines confirma primeiras bandasBodyspace

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Woody Guthrie: fighting Donald Trump from beyond the grave – The Guardian

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The Guardian

Woody Guthrie: fighting Donald Trump from beyond the grave
The Guardian
British singer-songwriter and renowned leftwing activist Billy Bragg – who in the late 90s, with Americana band Wilco, set previously unheard Guthrie lyrics to music on the Mermaid Avenue album series – knows better than most the value of a good folk song.

The Jeremy Corbyn story that nobody wanted to publish – The Independent

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The Independent

The Jeremy Corbyn story that nobody wanted to publish
The Independent
There is a fantastic range of talented people who will perform or speak for Jeremy, including Charlotte Church, Michael Rosen, Brian Eno, Ken Loach, Billy Bragg, Mark Steel, Jeremy Hardy, Francesca Martinez, Mark Serwotka, Shappi Khorsandi, Arthur ...
Jeremy Corbyn Tour Aims To “Raise The Morale” Of His SupportersBuzzFeed News
Incorruptible? Corbyn lectures wealthy Labour donors on workers' rightsRT

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Inglaterra à vista: Billy Bragg e The Unthanks em Sines – Público.pt

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Público.pt

Inglaterra à vista: Billy Bragg e The Unthanks em Sines
Público.pt
Billy Bragg é uma das figuras maiores da música folk inglesa, uma espécie de contrabandista punk das sonoridades tradicionais britânicas, um herói popular dos pubs, um feroz defensor da classe operária e sério candidato a vencer à primeira volta o ...
Billy Bragg, The Unthanks e The Comet no Festival Músicas do MundoTVI24
Billy Bragg, The Unthanks e The Comet is Coming confirmados no FMM Sines 2016Jornal Hardmusica
Billy Bragg entre as primeiras confirmações do FMM SinesDiário Digital
Bodyspace
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Backing bands: which musicians endorse which US presidential candidates? – The Guardian

Monday, February 1st, 2016

The Guardian

Backing bands: which musicians endorse which US presidential candidates?
The Guardian
There's Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr, Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys, Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go's, Jon Fishman of Phish, Billy Gould of Faith No More, Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters, Maureen Herman of Babes in Toyland and Thurston Moore of ...

Celebrities to tour Britain in ‘Jeremy Corbyn For Prime Minister’ musical show – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Daily Mail

Celebrities to tour Britain in 'Jeremy Corbyn For Prime Minister' musical show
Telegraph.co.uk
Array of stars including singer Charlotte Church, sing-songwriter Billy Bragg and comedians Holly Walsh and Ava Vidal to tour UK in show to promote Jeremy Corbyn's bid to become Prime Minister. Jeremy Corbyn (centre) with singer Charlotte Church (top ...
Charlotte Church, Billie Bragg and Ava Vidal among comedians to star in 'Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister' musicalDaily Mail
Jeremy Corbyn Cabaret Campaign To Fight For Labour 2020 Win With Musician And Comedian SupportersHuffington Post UK

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Iowa caucus day: Palin praises Trump as ‘he who will be the next president’ – campaign live – The Guardian

Monday, February 1st, 2016

The Guardian

Iowa caucus day: Palin praises Trump as 'he who will be the next president' – campaign live
The Guardian
After Donald Trump's campaign treated those assembled at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Adele's “Skyfall” on the billionaire's pre-rally playlist - in defiance of the British diva's demands - Trump was introduced by former half-term governor of ...

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