Archive for the ‘Billy Bragg News’ Category

Music Review: Billy Bragg – ‘Live at the Union Chapel’ [CD+DVD] – Blogcritics.org (blog)

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Blogcritics.org (blog)

Music Review: Billy Bragg – 'Live at the Union Chapel' [CD+DVD]
Blogcritics.org (blog)
2013 marked British singer/songwriter and activist Billy Bragg's 30th year recording as a solo artist. For Bragg, it has been a long but very accomplished career. After starting out in the late 1970s in punk rock band Riff Raff and then leaving music ...

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Billy Bragg – A New England: live video premiere – The Guardian (blog)

Friday, April 11th, 2014

The Guardian (blog)

Billy Bragg - A New England: live video premiere
The Guardian (blog)
You can watch footage of Bragg performing A New England below; included as a bonus feature on the DVD. One of the most revered songs of his career, A New England was included on his 1983 album Life's a Riot with Spy Vs Spy, and later covered by ...

Lib at Large: Arlo Guthrie sings the songs of his famed folksinger father – Marin Independent Journal

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Lib at Large: Arlo Guthrie sings the songs of his famed folksinger father
Marin Independent Journal
... in the American folk pantheon, influencing generations of singer-songwriters, among them Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Billy Bragg, Jeff Tweedy and Joe Strummer.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Music Reportedly Used for Torture at Guantanamo Bay – Exclaim!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Exclaim!

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Music Reportedly Used for Torture at Guantanamo Bay
Exclaim!
Red Hot Chili Peppers haven't commented publicly on matter, but the United Nations have banned the use of loud music for torture, and various musicians (including R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Tom Morello, Pearl Jam, Billy Bragg, the Roots and more) formed a ...

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Question Time – 10/04/2014 – BBC News

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Question Time - 10/04/2014
BBC News
David Dimbleby presents Question Time from West London, with Sajid Javid MP, Harriet Harman MP, Kirsty Williams AM, Billy Bragg and Sir Martin Sorrell. David Dimbleby presents Question Time from West London, with Conservative culture secretary Sajid ...
BBC Question Time recapMirror.co.uk

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Acclaimed band head for Belper venue – Ilkeston Today

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Acclaimed band head for Belper venue
Ilkeston Today
Comparisons with artists as diverse as Billy Bragg and The Housemartins were inevitable and now after countless festival and club performances and with their debut album nearing completion, Headsticks are one of the most talked about new bands on the ...

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Fayetteville woman pleads guilty in DWI wreck that disabled soldier – WRAL.com

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Fayetteville woman pleads guilty in DWI wreck that disabled soldier
WRAL.com
Fayetteville, N.C. — A Fayetteville woman was sentenced Wednesday to serve up to 29 months in prison for a 2012 crash that permanently disabled a Fort Bragg soldier. Rhonda Renee Sutton Bryant, 48, pleaded guilty to a felony motor vehicle accident ...

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Billy Bragg on access to books and guitars in prisons – BBC News

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

BBC News

Billy Bragg on access to books and guitars in prisons
BBC News
Billy Bragg, who is part of an initiative that has donated more than 350 guitars to prisons, said Chris Grayling's new rules threaten to undermine his charity's work. The musician told the BBC that they meant prisoners would no longer be able to access ...

Boris grabs his guitar for #BackBusking campaign – London24

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

London24

Boris grabs his guitar for #BackBusking campaign
London24
After bringing in a bylaw which could see buskers who fail to apply for a license to play in the street fined up to £1,000 and have their instruments seized, a protest was held and a petition launched, supported by people like Billy Bragg and Mark Thomas.

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“No one wants to discover new music?” Ridiculous – Salon

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Salon

“No one wants to discover new music?” Ridiculous
Salon
I'm going to hand Billy Bragg the mic. In the course of responding to a David Byrne essay criticizing the cultural implications of the transition to streaming music, Bragg noted: The Internet allows you to search beyond the parameters set by middlemen.

Bodega Bay fire tax measure fails; Russian River fire board members recalled – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Bodega Bay fire tax measure fails; Russian River fire board members recalled
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
... the district live 1 to 2 hours from the nearest hospital, but some voters who live at the extreme ends of the district said they resented the idea of paying more for services they say they won't use because they are likely to seek care in Santa ...

YouTube tells channel owners to focus on fanbases rather than audiences, gives … – Music Ally (blog)

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

YouTube tells channel owners to focus on fanbases rather than audiences, gives ...
Music Ally (blog)
Billy Bragg joined Wheeler in his attacks on the same panel, saying, “YouTube is a much greater threat to creative viability than the emerging streaming services, undermining as it does the idea that you should pay for music.” He added, “YouTube ...

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Owen Tromans – Golden Margins – DOA

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Owen Tromans – Golden Margins
DOA
Supported by a well-drilled ensemble tuned into exploring Tromans' catholic tastes, the album sustains its wide vision pretty much throughout and barring some occasional yet forgivable lyrical misfiring (on the sparse Billy Bragg-like “Barmaids/Tremolo ...

Beggars reviewing 50/50 streaming split with artists – Complete Music Update

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Music Ally

Beggars reviewing 50/50 streaming split with artists
Complete Music Update
... Yorke and Nigel Godrich kickstarted a debate about the size of royalties artists are receiving from Spotify et al last year – the implication being the streaming start-ups simply aren't paying enough – others in the artist community, and most ...
Beggars Group recalibrates 50% streaming payment to artists and attacks ...Music Ally (blog)

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The sound of civil rights: 19 songs that kept the movement going – Austin American-Statesman

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The sound of civil rights: 19 songs that kept the movement going
Austin American-Statesman
“Waiting for the Great Leap Forward” – Billy Bragg: More punk than his sixties counterparts but just as political, English rocker Billy Bragg added his voice to equal rights grassroots movements in the 1980s. “Whitey on the Moon” – Gil Scott-Heron ...

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Review: John Bramwell, National Centre for Early Music, York – The Press, York

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The Press, York

Review: John Bramwell, National Centre for Early Music, York
The Press, York
After 25 years, Bramwell has minted a batch of songs which include half a dozen modern-day classics - the kind of elemental, earthy material that Billy Bragg once wrote further south. The weather and TV screens loom large in Bramwell's writing; yet his ...

Mayor Of London Boris Johnson throws weight behind new busking campaign – NME.com

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Mayor Of London Boris Johnson throws weight behind new busking campaign
NME.com
Musicians such as Billy Bragg (pictured) and comedians Bill Bailey and Mark Thomas have been outspoken against moves by Camden Council to confiscate the instruments of busker under tight new measures to stop noise complaints in the borough.

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Win Tickets For Billy Bragg Live At London’s Eventim Apollo – Stereoboard.com

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Stereoboard.com

Win Tickets For Billy Bragg Live At London's Eventim Apollo
Stereoboard.com
After an extensive touring schedule supporting his current album 'Tooth & Nail', Billy Bragg will head to London on May 1 for a performance with his band at Hammersmith's Eventim Apollo. To celebrate the final show of the Billy's current tour ...

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This week’s music releases – Northamptonshire Telegraph

Monday, April 7th, 2014

This week's music releases
Northamptonshire Telegraph
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, ...

Kevin Bryan’s record reviews – Surrey Mirror

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Surrey Mirror

Kevin Bryan's record reviews
Surrey Mirror
Billy Bragg,"Live at the Union Chapel London" (Cooking Vinyl)- 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 ...

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St. Vincent & Muse Both Cover ‘Lithium’ in Tribute to Kurt Cobain, Prove That … – Bustle

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

St. Vincent & Muse Both Cover 'Lithium' in Tribute to Kurt Cobain, Prove That ...
Bustle
But on the other, of course, it is pretty great to see him give Cobain some love at a performance in Nirvana's native Seattle. Plus, damn do I love the stripped down, Billy Bragg-ian, “one dude and an electric guitar” approach — and surprisingly, his ...

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DAVID EUGENE LAIN – Times Herald-Record

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

DAVID EUGENE LAIN
Times Herald-Record
David had also been active with the Braxton Bragg Chapter of the Association of United States Army since 1973, and had served as president of the 20,000 member organization in 1979 and 1986. ... NC, Leslie Starner of Raleigh, NC; three brothers: Lester ...

The lost cause of Lynne Snowdon – The Dominion Post

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

The Dominion Post

The lost cause of Lynne Snowdon
The Dominion Post
"But there's a Billy Bragg line - 'This isn't a court of justice son, this is a court of law' - which people tend to forget." Reading the judgment, it appears Snowdon isn't the only person who might be accused of getting obsessed. In the background ...

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Glastonbury 2014: Who are you most excited to see? – Digital Spy UK

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Glastonbury 2014: Who are you most excited to see?
Digital Spy UK
The band got increasingly mellow before exploding back into life after Billy Bragg took issue with their personal toilet at the same event in 1999 ("These facilities are for the exclusive use of the Manic Street Preachers. Please respect that," the ...

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Hay Festival 2014: An exclusive preview – Telegraph.co.uk

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Telegraph.co.uk

Hay Festival 2014: An exclusive preview
Telegraph.co.uk
Billy Bragg and Roy Bailey. The Writing on the Wall: For Tony Benn. Wales Stage. In the Radio 2 show The Writing on the Wall, Tony Benn would tell stories while Roy Bailey would play folk guitar. In tribute to the late politician, the activist Billy ...