Archive for the ‘Billy Bragg News’ Category

Rumor Mongering: Liverpool Shopping Bogdan to the Non-Promoted – The Liverpool Offside

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

The Liverpool Offside

Rumor Mongering: Liverpool Shopping Bogdan to the Non-Promoted
The Liverpool Offside
While this author refuses to link to the source for ideological reasons, Billy Bragg's favorite publication are insisting they somehow know the Reds are willing to take precisely ZERO pounds, dollars, dinars, or euros in exchange for Bogdan. While they ...

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Review: Billy Bragg at Great Yarmouth Hippodrome – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Review: Billy Bragg at Great Yarmouth Hippodrome
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Not for Bragg the quick check with the theatre staff about which local rivalry or hot topic to mention. Instead we got affectionate anecdotes about the tremendous past of the Hippodrome venue, a short history lesson about the links between Great ...

Busk In London Festival – Music Week

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Music Week

Busk In London Festival
Music Week
Billy Bragg, Corinne Bailey Rae, Danny Goffey, Fatboy Slim, Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers), Jack Savoretti, Kiko BUN, King Charles, KT Tunstall, The View,Whinnie Williams and Paves have also all signed up as Ambassadors of the Busk in London scheme, ...

A View From Islington North, Arts Theatre, review: ‘A bit disappointing and underpowered’ – The Independent

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

The Independent

A View From Islington North, Arts Theatre, review: 'A bit disappointing and underpowered'
The Independent
It ends with a song written by Billy Bragg in which the company asks us “What's the point of winning at any cost/If everything remains the same?”. But the pieces are, on the whole, accomplished rather than inspired or an inspiring spur to change the world.
A View from Islington North, Arts Theatre, London — 'Acid sideswipe'Financial Times
Political Satire For The Corbyn Era: A View From Islington North, ReviewedLondonist
A View from Islington North, Arts TheatreThe Arts Desk
The Upcoming
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A View from Islington North, Arts Theatre, London — ‘Acid sideswipe’ – Financial Times

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Financial Times

A View from Islington North, Arts Theatre, London — 'Acid sideswipe'
Financial Times
At first shocking, it becomes increasingly moving as you realise that she is simply preventing them from uttering the words that will make his death a reality. A caustic little song from Billy Bragg about trolling concludes an enjoyable, if patchy ...
Political Satire For The Corbyn Era: A View From Islington North, ReviewedLondonist
A View From Islington North (Arts Theatre)WhatsOnStage.com
A View from Islington North at the Arts Theatre | Theatre reviewThe Upcoming

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Political satire that’s mostly complacent, flaccid and dull – review – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Telegraph.co.uk

Political satire that's mostly complacent, flaccid and dull - review
Telegraph.co.uk
Politics is in turmoil, the big beasts of Westminster devouring each other in scenes of bloody fratricide. It's a satirist's dream, and A View from Islington North seizes the moment with five short plays – three previously performed, two new – on ...

Day of the Dead – Under the Radar Mag

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Under the Radar Mag

Day of the Dead
Under the Radar Mag
How to pay tribute to the group with perhaps the most obsessive, meticulous, and passionate fans in music history? Not to mention a group with a ludicrously expansive discography: Grateful Dead recorded 22 studio albums between 1967 and 1990, and put ...

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Spoken Word Review: Austerity Cafe – LeftLion

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

LeftLion

Spoken Word Review: Austerity Cafe
LeftLion
Billy Bragg's third album in 1986 took the title of a 1926 poem by Vladimir Mayakowsky; Talking with the Taxman about Poetry. Mayakowsky was part of the Bolshevik movement in Russia prior to the revolution. His family origins were from the Cossack area ...

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This Week’s 6 Awesome Jobs In Music That Could Be Yours – Tone Deaf

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Tone Deaf

This Week's 6 Awesome Jobs In Music That Could Be Yours
Tone Deaf
Some of the artists they work with include Lucinda Williams, Modern Baseball, C Duncan, Santana, City and Colour, Bombino, Pity Sex, Richard Ashcroft, Billy Bragg, Beach Slang, Pup, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Parkway Drive, and Basement to ...

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry travel the US by train for new album – Complete Music Update

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Complete Music Update

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry travel the US by train for new album
Complete Music Update
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry have teamed up for a new album, 'Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad'. The record is made up of covers of railway-themed songs by various artists, recorded along a 65 hour journey across the US on ...

From bad to good: What pop culture duds led you to great stuff? – A.V. Club

Friday, May 20th, 2016

A.V. Club

From bad to good: What pop culture duds led you to great stuff?
A.V. Club
As an over-his-head college radio DJ in the early '90s, I was a portrait of sweaty fakery, desperate to fill the massive gaps in my music knowledge in order to not just fill my weekly radio show with the same Billy Bragg or They Might Be Giants songs ...

Shine a Light: Billy Bragg’s album of railway songs – The Australian

Friday, May 20th, 2016

The Australian

Shine a Light: Billy Bragg's album of railway songs
The Australian
England's Bard of Barking Billy Bragg is no stranger to the history of American folk music, having plunged himself into the Woody Guthrie lyric archive some years ago, along with roots rockers Wilco, to produce the Mermaid Avenue albums, adding their ...

Mixdown’s Top 3 Jobs In The Music Industry (This Week) – Mixdown (press release)

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Mixdown (press release)

Mixdown's Top 3 Jobs In The Music Industry (This Week)
Mixdown (press release)
Their talented roster of artists include: Lucinda Williams, Modern Baseball, C Duncan, Santana, City and Colour, Bombino, Pity Sex, Richard Ashcroft, Billy Bragg, Beach Slang, Pup, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Parkway Drive, Basement and many ...

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry make ‘Americana’ railway music – Digital Journal

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Digital Journal

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry make 'Americana' railway music
Digital Journal
With the new project, in March 2016 Billy Bragg and Joe Henry boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago's Union Station. The aim was to make music on the way, and attempt to reconnect with the culture of American railroad travel and the music it ...

Luz nova para Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – Bodyspace

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Bodyspace

Luz nova para Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
Bodyspace
A ponte Europa-América em formato disco. Shine a Light-– Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad, com lançamento previsto para dia 23 de Setembro, é a nova luz que ilumina e anima a dupla britânica-americana na exploração do espaço ...

A year in the life of Lancaster’s MP – The Visitor

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

The Visitor

A year in the life of Lancaster's MP
The Visitor
She will be joined by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and fellow Labour MPs John McDonnell and Clive Lewis in giving talks. “Billy Bragg called me up about it!” Cat revealed. “I was having a cup of tea with another MP and my phone went and it was Billy ...

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry Bring Shine a Light Tour to New York – jambands.com

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

jambands.com

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry Bring Shine a Light Tour to New York
jambands.com
Guitarists Billy Bragg and Joe Henry will bring their Shine a Light tour to New York Society for Ethical Culture's Concert Hall on October 1. The show is a part of a tour supporting their collabiorative album Shine a Light: Field Recordings from the ...

The Music of Hopelessness – Foreign Policy In Focus

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Foreign Policy In Focus

The Music of Hopelessness
Foreign Policy In Focus
not to mention classic songs by Patti Smith, Cat Stevens, Black Sabbath, Billy Bragg, Sonic Youth, the Dead Kennedys, Peter Gabriel, The Clash, Bob Marley, Kate Bush, and many others. And that's just the English-language tradition. Over the weekend ...

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BILLY BRAGG: a settembre il nuovo album “Shine A Light” con JOE HENRY – ImpattoSonoro

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

BILLY BRAGG: a settembre il nuovo album “Shine A Light” con JOE HENRY
ImpattoSonoro
Uscirà il prossimo 23 settembre su Cooking Vinyl “Shine A Light – Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad”, nuovo album di Billy Bragg e Joe Henry. Non è un mistero che Bragg, britannicissimo cantautore e attivista politico sia da sempre ...

Roob’s 25 Random Points: Carson Wentz, Nelson Agholor, Fruit Bats – Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Roob's 25 Random Points: Carson Wentz, Nelson Agholor, Fruit Bats
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, 5. Yeasayer, 6. Kevin Morby, 7. The Record Company, 8. Hayes Carll, 9. Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle, 10. Oliver John-Rodgers. 15. Somebody asked me my top 10 concerts ever. That's almost impossible, but here's what I came ...

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Labour has ‘bold and ambitious’ plan to win in 2020, says Corbyn – The Guardian

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The Guardian

Labour has 'bold and ambitious' plan to win in 2020, says Corbyn
The Guardian
He also said there was an “interesting discussion to be had” about English identity, especially around some of the ideas sung about by Billy Bragg, saying there were “many parts of the world where to hold up your national flag is seen as normal and ...

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BBC gets out of the kitchen as government turns up the heat – The Conversation UK

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The Conversation UK

BBC gets out of the kitchen as government turns up the heat
The Conversation UK
BBC bashing is of course the perennial sport of The Sun and Times and some, including singer and activist Billy Bragg, see the furore over recipes as a significant moment in the “battle against Murdoch” and by extension against the government's ...
James Delingpole says bloated Beeb websites are a recipe for leftie dominationThe Sun

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry Make An Album Together – Noise11

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Noise11

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry Make An Album Together
Noise11
As a pom, Bragg learned about the railroad culture in the US during his tours. “Growing up in the UK, I'd always been aware of this tradition but when I traveled to the US, I was surprised to find how few people look to the railroad as a means of ...
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry Releasing “Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad” in SeptemberReadJunk.com (blog)
Billy Bragg And Joe Henry To Support New Joint Album With November UK 'Shine A Light' TourStereoboard.com
Billy Bragg hits the tracks to record American folk album on train rideTV3.ie

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Roob’s 25 Random Points: Carson Wentz, Nelson Agholor, Fruit Bats – Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Roob's 25 Random Points: Carson Wentz, Nelson Agholor, Fruit Bats
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Ten bands I'm most looking forward to seeing this week at the non-COMM music conference at World Café Live: 1. Car Seat Headrest, 2. Sunflower Bean, 3. The Zombies, 4. Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, 5. Yeasayer, 6. Kevin Morby, 7. The Record Company, 8.

Roob’s 25 Random Points: Carson Wentz, Nelson Agholor, Fruit Bats – Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Roob's 25 Random Points: Carson Wentz, Nelson Agholor, Fruit Bats
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Ten bands I'm most looking forward to seeing this week at the non-COMM music conference at World Café Live: 1. Car Seat Headrest, 2. Sunflower Bean, 3. The Zombies, 4. Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, 5. Yeasayer, 6. Kevin Morby, 7. The Record Company, 8.