Archive for the ‘Billy Bragg News’ Category

Frank Turner, Positive Songs for Negative People, review: ‘carpe scream’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Telegraph.co.uk

Frank Turner, Positive Songs for Negative People, review: 'carpe scream'
Telegraph.co.uk
But both appear on the sixth solo album from the former hardcore singer from Hampshire whose stock has been rising ever since his 2005 reinvention as a “folk-punk” troubadour, combining the bluntly English, narrative appeal of Billy Bragg with the ...

Our Senate isn’t in the same league as Britain’s ‘steaming pile of patronage’ – The Globe and Mail

Friday, July 31st, 2015

The Globe and Mail

Our Senate isn't in the same league as Britain's 'steaming pile of patronage'
The Globe and Mail
According to musician Billy Bragg, the upper house is “a great steaming pile of patronage.” Even former deputy speaker Julian Grenfell warns that Lords “risks becoming a laughingstock.” (He might want to rethink, “risks becoming.”) It sounds familiar ...

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Live review: Tramlines festival in Sheffield – Huddersfield Examiner

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Huddersfield Examiner

Live review: Tramlines festival in Sheffield
Huddersfield Examiner
The night ended with a trip to see Sheffield electro outfit Blossomer, whose driving, atmospheric beats raised the rafters of the iconic cathedral venue, and a finale sing-a-long with the outspoken Billy Bragg. Although not always so nuanced, his ...

Labour cannot be pure but impotent – New Statesman

Friday, July 31st, 2015

New Statesman

Labour cannot be pure but impotent
New Statesman
Living in Essex I thought me, my mum and dad and Billy Bragg were the only socialists around. Would I do the same in 2015 rather than 1994? Or would I put my energies for activism elsewhere? I would be with the majority if I did. Only one in three of ...

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Billy Bragg creates a new England at Deer Shed Festival: review – Wetherby Today

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Wetherby Today

Billy Bragg creates a new England at Deer Shed Festival: review
Wetherby Today
Beth Jeans Houghton's cover of the Pixies Where is my Mind was one of the highlights of the day. Finally Billy Bragg delighted the Main Stage Crowd with a set covering his 30-year career including Power to the Union and Sexuality as well as Woody ...

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Billy Bragg creates a new England at Deer Shed Festival: review – Harrogate Advertiser

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Harrogate Advertiser

Billy Bragg creates a new England at Deer Shed Festival: review
Harrogate Advertiser
Billy Bragg kicked off a sunny Saturday morning, in conversation with the Guardian's Dave Simpson talking politics – he's still a labour man at heart. He took questions from the audience and was passionate, funny and astute. Fatherson, from Kilmarnock ...

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David Cameron is half right about reforming the House of Lords | Billy Bragg … – UK Progressive Magazine

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

UK Progressive Magazine

David Cameron is half right about reforming the House of Lords | Billy Bragg ...
UK Progressive Magazine
Cameron, who has already created more peers than any other prime minister since 1958, intends to use his powers of patronage to create electoral parity. However, because members of the House of Lords cannot be sacked, it won't be possible to reflect ...

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Clement Attlee detested faddish radicalism – you couldn’t say that Jeremy … – New Statesman

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

New Statesman

Clement Attlee detested faddish radicalism – you couldn't say that Jeremy ...
New Statesman
Such comforting myths, recently recycled by Owen Jones, Billy Bragg and Clare Short, are not new. When Attlee's majority was reduced to five seats in February 1950, despite Labour having won an even higher portion of the popular vote than in 1945, ...

Plenty of highlights but room for improvement at Sheffield’s Tramlines festival – The Star

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

The Star

Plenty of highlights but room for improvement at Sheffield's Tramlines festival
The Star
Perhaps Billy Bragg should have been on the main stage rather than in the Leadmill, but with city centre festivals you do end up with some events being more popular than others. “We've got a bit of work to do with encouraging people to move around the ...

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Excitement growing for return of the Wickham Festival – Portsmouth News

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Portsmouth News

Excitement growing for return of the Wickham Festival
Portsmouth News
Headliners the Proclaimers, 10CC, Wilko Johnson and Billy Bragg will make the festival, from August 6-9, one of the best yet. Organiser Peter Chegwyn said the festival had increased its capacity to 7,000 following last year's sell-out show by James Blunt.

David Cameron is half right about reforming the House of Lords – The Guardian

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

The Guardian

David Cameron is half right about reforming the House of Lords
The Guardian
Having long been a proponent of Lords reform, I am rather surprised to find myself agreeing in principle on the issue with David Cameron. We both believe that the makeup of the House of Lords should reflect the results of the most recent general election.
Andy Burnham: Lord Sewel shows up everything that's wrong with House of LordsMirror.co.uk

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Here’s the weather forecast for Kendal Calling 2015 – Gigwise

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Gigwise

Here's the weather forecast for Kendal Calling 2015
Gigwise
... more cloud with a chance of rain in the late afternoon into the evening, as temperatures remain mild around 15°C. Kendal Calling also features performances from British Sea Power, Gaz Coombes, Bondax, Mark Lannegan, Grandmaster Flash, Billy Bragg, ...

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Ashes 2015: England v Australia, third Test, day one – live! – The Guardian

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

The Guardian

Ashes 2015: England v Australia, third Test, day one – live!
The Guardian
So, on balance, that rain break was probably A Bad Thing For England. Guardian IT people: please amend my email address immediately. No, it's fine, I'll wait. “Much like the question of what happens if everyone in China jumped at the same time, if all ...

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Celebrate 800 years of the Magna Carta: win a weekend break to Festival800 in … – The Guardian

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

The Guardian

Celebrate 800 years of the Magna Carta: win a weekend break to Festival800 in ...
The Guardian
They include performances and talks by the likes of Billy Bragg, the Levellers, YouTube sensation Alfie Deyes, comedian Shappi Khorsandi, Nazi concentration camp survivor Eva Clarke, famed 'Bard of the Egyptian Revolution' Ramy Essam and the family of ...

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‘We need to make the House of Lords reflect the true will of the British people’ – Mirror.co.uk

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Mirror.co.uk

'We need to make the House of Lords reflect the true will of the British people'
Mirror.co.uk
The PM made a manifesto vow to 'rebalance' the membership of the upper house to better reflect votes cast at the general election. As peers cannot be fired, this requires the creation of 704 new peerages. The Lords is already the world's second largest ...

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Jeremy Corbyn: Billy Bragg Supports The Labour Leadership Contender And … – Huffington Post UK

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Huffington Post UK

Jeremy Corbyn: Billy Bragg Supports The Labour Leadership Contender And ...
Huffington Post UK
Left wing activist and singer, Billy Bragg, has backed the beard and come out in support of Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn is surprise favourite to be elected to the top job, after a poll carried out by YouGov for The Times put him on ...

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Tramlines Festival, review: ‘exciting’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Telegraph.co.uk

Tramlines Festival, review: 'exciting'
Telegraph.co.uk
A lot can happen in seven years. Certainly in Sheffield, home to Tramlines, the free festival that started in 2009 and has since grown to encompass more than 70 venues throughout the city, which this year played host to 150,000 paying punters over ...

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Top 10 family days out in Gloucestershire | Gloucester Citizen – Gloucester Citizen

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Gloucester Citizen

Top 10 family days out in Gloucestershire | Gloucester Citizen
Gloucester Citizen
With a line-up of top music acts including rock band Embrace, Irish favourites Ash, Billy Bragg, The Magic Numbers, and many more, this year's festival promises to deliver another year of unbeatable musical entertainment. Lakefest is held at Croft Farm ...

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Tell me another… comedy gems that inspired today’s standup stars – The Guardian

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

The Guardian

Tell me another… comedy gems that inspired today's standup stars
The Guardian
In those days alternative comedy was something that happened in London and if you lived in the Midlands you just read about in the Guardian. But I'd already seen Porky the Poet (a young Phill Jupitus) opening for Billy Bragg and Peter Richardson from ...

Frank Turner interview: ‘I had death threats, people sending my records back … – The Independent

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

The Independent

Frank Turner interview: 'I had death threats, people sending my records back ...
The Independent
He's a heavily-tattooed punk enthusiast who is the product of an Eton education, and yet despite this, is still frequently referred to as a 21st-century equivalent of Billy Bragg, albeit with markedly different politics. A few years back, he admitted ...

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All The Songs In ‘Paper Towns’ Including Bon Iver, Wilco, | The Playlist … – Indie Wire (blog)

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Indie Wire (blog)

All The Songs In 'Paper Towns' Including Bon Iver, Wilco, | The Playlist ...
Indie Wire (blog)
Some of the bands and artists used in the final film but left off of the official soundtrack release were, Bob Dylan, Bon Iver and the collaboration of Billy Bragg & Wilco. “Paper Towns” is out now in a theater near you and the official soundtrack is ...

The Felice Brothers make emotional album ahead of Deer Shed Festival … – The Press, York

Friday, July 24th, 2015

The Press, York

The Felice Brothers make emotional album ahead of Deer Shed Festival ...
The Press, York
THE Felice Brothers, the Americana family band from the Catskill Mountains, are ending their July jaunt around Britain with tonight's main-stage appearance just before headliner Billy Bragg at the Deer Shed Festival at Baldersby Park,Topcliffe. "I've ...

Indietracks Festival – everything you need to know | Burton Mail – Burton Mail

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Burton Mail

Indietracks Festival - everything you need to know | Burton Mail
Burton Mail
The distinctive indie punk band have strong political leanings, which earned them a place in Billy Bragg's Leftfield Tent at Glastonbury this summer. Drummer Nathan says it was a great experience, but quickly adds how much he loves playing smaller ...

Movie review: ‘Paper Towns’ plays more sweetly than it reads | The Salt Lake … – Salt Lake Tribune

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Salt Lake Tribune

Movie review: 'Paper Towns' plays more sweetly than it reads | The Salt Lake ...
Salt Lake Tribune
After that fun night of vandalism, Margo suddenly disappears, leaving a string of clues that reference everything from Walt Whitman to Billy Bragg. Quentin follows the bread crumbs, leading to a road trip with his best pals Ben (Austin Abrams) and ...
Nat Wolff Didn't Know Who His Paper Towns Co-Star Cara Delevingne WasPress ...Press Examiner

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Paper Towns Cara Delevingne Manic Pixie Dream Girl – Refinery29 – Refinery29

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Refinery29

Paper Towns Cara Delevingne Manic Pixie Dream Girl - Refinery29
Refinery29
So Quentin decides it's his duty to go off and find her, following the idiosyncratic clues she left behind, which include a highlighted passage of Leaves of Grass and a Wilco-Billy Bragg album. He wants to imagine his life to some degree as a hero's ...
Movie review: 'Paper Towns' plays more sweetly than it reads | The Salt Lake ...Salt Lake Tribune
Nat Wolff Didn't Know Who His Paper Towns Co-Star Cara Delevingne WasPress ...Press Examiner

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