Archive for the ‘Billy Bragg News’ Category

Tickets still available for Jeff Tweedy – The Sheboygan Press

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

The Sheboygan Press

Tickets still available for Jeff Tweedy
The Sheboygan Press
Since starting Wilco in 1994 Tweedy has written original songs for nine Wilco albums and collaborated with folk singer Billy Bragg to bring musical life to three albums-full of Woody Guthrie-penned lyrics in the Mermaid Avenue series. Wilco's latest ...

Hairy Bikers explore the history of Glasgow’s boozers and have a bevvy in our braw city – Scottish Daily Record

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Scottish Daily Record

Hairy Bikers explore the history of Glasgow's boozers and have a bevvy in our braw city
Scottish Daily Record
Lyrics penned by the late, lauded US folk singer were discovered in 2012 by protest singer Billy Bragg. The song, Going Up The Clyde, is said to have been written after his time serving in the US Navy. Its lyrics speak of left-leaning political ...

Does Labour have an anti-Semitism problem? – The Week UK

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

The Week UK

Does Labour have an anti-Semitism problem?
The Week UK
Jeremy Corbyn, still enjoying an unlikely rock-star status among the left of the Labour party, is to appear at Glastonbury with Billy Bragg. The Labour leader has accepted an invitation from the veteran activist singer-songwriter to appear on the Left ...

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Listen to This: Julia Jacklin – Broadsheet

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Broadsheet

Listen to This: Julia Jacklin
Broadsheet
Julia Jacklin: I was more shaped by the music my parents listened to – Dad was Led Zeppelin, Billy Bragg, The Cure and Björk, and Mum was Luka Bloom, the Seachange soundtrack, The Andrew Sisters, Doris Day. I also watched that film Josie and the ...

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Scarborough Fair Festival cancelled due to ‘logistics’ – Scarborough Today

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Scarborough Today

Scarborough Fair Festival cancelled due to 'logistics'
Scarborough Today
The Scarborough Fair Festival has been cancelled. Organisers pulled the plug just a month before the Sir Ben Kingsley backed three-day event was due to take place. Richard Ashcroft and Billy Bragg were among the acts confirmed for the festival, which ...

Del McCoury Band Tackle Woody Guthrie Lyrics on ‘Del & Woody’ (ALBUM REVIEW) – Glide Magazine

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Glide Magazine

Del McCoury Band Tackle Woody Guthrie Lyrics on 'Del & Woody' (ALBUM REVIEW)
Glide Magazine
delwoody2 The idea of setting unreleased Woody Guthrie lyrics to original music isn't anything new. Billy Bragg and Wilco famously accomplished that task on their two volumes of Mermaid Avenue and and any number of lesser known artists have done the ...

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A View from Islington North: win top-price tickets and an overnight stay at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel – The Guardian

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

The Guardian

A View from Islington North: win top-price tickets and an overnight stay at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel
The Guardian
Max Stafford-Clark directs a series of short plays by celebrated playwrights in A View From Islington North, at the Arts Theatre from 18 May. We are offering Guardian Members the chance to win a pair of tickets, an overnight stay at the glamorous St ...

Together The People Festival Returns – Juice Brighton

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Juice Brighton

Together The People Festival Returns
Juice Brighton
Last year's first event saw headliners Super Furry Animals take to the stage, supported by Jose Gonzalez, Levellers, Public Service Broadcasting, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Billy Bragg, Lucy Rose, Roots Manuva, Lucy Spraggan, Dizraeli & The Small ...

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Wilco Interview From The Noise11.com Archives – Noise11

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Wilco Interview From The Noise11.com Archives
Noise11
It has been 10 years since Wilco formed from the ashes of Uncle Tupelo. It has also been a production decade. As well as five albums under their own name, they have recorded a further two with Billy Bragg and then numerous albums in side projects, such ...

The Secret History Of Tiger Woods – ABC News

Monday, April 25th, 2016

ABC News

The Secret History Of Tiger Woods
ABC News
The man assigned to take Tiger out of the plane was a soldier named Billy Van Soelen, who explained the difference between broad daylight at Fort Bragg and pitch-black combat situations. "Your dad was doing tactical jumps," he said, nodding around at ...

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More names join The Cribs at Camden Rocks 2016 – Live4ever

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Live4ever

More names join The Cribs at Camden Rocks 2016
Live4ever
Joining the likes of headliners The Cribs, SikTh, Young Guns, We Are The Ocean, InMe, Ginger Wildheart, Jim Jones and The Righteous Mind and Billy Bragg are Yuck, Heck and plenty more. Also there are Reckless Love, who say: “Camden Town is truly a ...

The Smithdown Road Festival: Everything you need to know – Liverpool Echo

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Liverpool Echo

The Smithdown Road Festival: Everything you need to know
Liverpool Echo
Cut from the same mould as Frank Turner (who he supported on his recent UK and American tours) or Billy Bragg, you can be sure of some lyrical genius covering combined with incredibly catchy hooks. We're very excited to have him here! Speaking of his ...

Billy Bragg: Boris and the ‘Brexiters’ Are Clinging To Imperial Dreams – Newsweek

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Newsweek

Billy Bragg: Boris and the 'Brexiters' Are Clinging To Imperial Dreams
Newsweek
11/03/2016_Boris Johnson London Mayor Boris Johnson at a "Leave" campaign event in Dartford, Britain March 11, 2016. Johnson made controversial comments about U.S. President Barack Obama. Peter Nicholls/Reuters. Opinion. Boris Johnson's attack on ...

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Tassie films on a roll – The Mercury

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

The Mercury

Tassie films on a roll
The Mercury
It features celebrated singers and songwriters, England's Billy Bragg, Australia's Mick Thomas and Tex Perkins (narrator) and Ireland's Lisa O'Neill. Noirhouse. Filmed and produced locally the dark comedy about share house living the award-winning web ...

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Covers, Classics, and Tributes: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau – Noisey (blog)

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Noisey (blog)

Covers, Classics, and Tributes: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau
Noisey (blog)
By my count, this is the seventh consecutive album in which friendly meddlers such as Wilco, Billy Bragg, the Klezmatics, and Rob Wasserman turn a few of his unnotated songpoems into something worth hearing again and again. Bluegrass lefty McCoury is ...

Settlements reached in 3 GSU nursing students’ deaths – Effingham Herald

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Effingham Herald

Settlements reached in 3 GSU nursing students' deaths
Effingham Herald
By Holli Deal Bragg Statesboro Herald news@effinghamherald.net ... Attorney Billy N. Jones of Jones, Osteen and Jones of Hinesville served as local counsel, with DeLoach's family represented by attorneys Mark Tate and Jim Shipley of Tate Law Group in ...

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Tim Thornton :She Drew the Gun and the Return of Politically-Charged Rock – Huffington Post UK

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Huffington Post UK

Tim Thornton :She Drew the Gun and the Return of Politically-Charged Rock
Huffington Post UK
The thriving post-punk drive of Crass and The Specials, the compelling, sophisticated leftism of The Jam and the Style Council, the spirited solo blast of Billy Bragg, the widescreen passion of U2 and Simple Minds, the anti-apartheid flag-waving of ...

There’s A Release Date For Johnny Marr’s Autobiography… – Radio X

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Radio X

There's A Release Date For Johnny Marr's Autobiography...
Radio X
The memoir promises to cover the span of Marr's career, from The Smiths to Electronic, The Healers, Bryan Ferry, Talking Heads, Kirsty MacColl, Pet Shop Boys, Billy Bragg, Nile Rogers, Bert Jansch, The Pretenders, The The, Modest Mouse, The Cribs - and ...

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2016 NONCOMMVention Details Released – All Access Music Group

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

2016 NONCOMMVention Details Released
All Access Music Group
Here are the acts so far: AUBRIE SELLERS, BAND OF HORSES, SAM BEAM & JESCA HOOP, BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS, BILLY BRAGG & JOE HENRY, BONNIE RAITT, CAR SEAT HEADREST, HAYES CARLL, THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS, ...

MDC’s One-Man Punk Army of Love – Houston Press

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Houston Press

MDC's One-Man Punk Army of Love
Houston Press
Sadly, this will affect good people in those states, but it has to be done, just like with South Africa and apartheid last century. Boycotts and divestment campaigns began and people like Billy Bragg refused to have their records released in the ...

CeeLo Green confirms Canterbury show with likes of Billy Bragg and Billy Ocean also heading to the venue – Kent News

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Kent News

CeeLo Green confirms Canterbury show with likes of Billy Bragg and Billy Ocean also heading to the venue
Kent News
Over the coming months, the theatre will also play host to the likes of Billy Bragg, Billy Ocean, Russell Watson, X Factor winner Matt Cardle and an eighties triple-header featuring T'Pau, Nik Kershaw and Go West. CeeLo Green's other UK shows will be a ...
CeeLo Green Coming to The Marlowe Theatre in MayBroadway World

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Student Veteran of the Month – UIC News

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Student Veteran of the Month
UIC News
By Billy Triphahn — wtriph2@uic.edu. David Kwon's reasons ... After attending boot camp, infantry school and airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia, he was assigned with the famous 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Kwon deployed ...

Casting announced for A View From Islington North – WhatsOnStage.com

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

WhatsOnStage.com

Casting announced for A View From Islington North
WhatsOnStage.com
... North is a selection of plays including two world premieres from Alistair Beaton and David Hare, alongside the first full productions of new pieces by Caryl Churchill and Stella Feehily as well as Mark Ravenhill's The Mother with music from Billy ...
A View From Islington North cast announced, at the Arts TheatreLondon Theatre Guide - Online
Sarah Alexander leads Islington NorthOfficial London Theatre

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Lisa O’Neill: ‘A part of me doesn’t understand what it is I do’ – Irish Times

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Irish Times

Lisa O'Neill: 'A part of me doesn't understand what it is I do'
Irish Times
“A lot of the people I've met along the way in the past couple of years have been inspiring: David Gray, Billy Bragg, Kevin Rowland, Andy Irvine. They're each so focused, they believe in what they do, and I want to have that, too, and do it as well as ...

Labour’s Tom Watson MP talks Glastonbury, cheese toasties and his first year on the job – expressandstar.com

Monday, April 18th, 2016

expressandstar.com

Labour's Tom Watson MP talks Glastonbury, cheese toasties and his first year on the job
expressandstar.com
The West Bromwich East MP's love of indie rock has been well documented, but aside from a Billy Bragg gig in London a few months back, his hobby has had to take a back seat. By his own admittance it has been a roller coaster ride since the day he was ...