Archive for the ‘Billy Bragg News’ Category

Latitude: Matt Hunter on his first day at the festival complete with Lily … – Ipswich Star

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Ipswich Star

Latitude: Matt Hunter on his first day at the festival complete with Lily ...
Ipswich Star
For me Billy Bragg and Rudimental were to be reviewed. But after leaving the sticky media tent it was time to explore more of the wonders on offer. Joined by EADT and EDP colleagues we caught a glimpse of Lily Allen. She's not one of my favourites but ...

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Kelis, Temples, Asgeir, Billy Bragg + more at Latitude day one – Gigwise

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Ipswich Star

Kelis, Temples, Asgeir, Billy Bragg + more at Latitude day one
Gigwise
Friday 18 July, 2014: Latitude Festival got underway under scorching sunshine and a run of performances from the likes of Kelis, Temples, Jimi Goodwin, Billy Bragg and many more today. Proceedings began as Sheffield's finest Slow Club opened the ...
Latitude: Billy Bragg's Essex twang (and knobbly knees) draw a big crowd to ...Ipswich Star

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Latitude: Billy Bragg’s Essex twang (and knobbly knees) draw a big crowd to … – Ipswich Star

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Ipswich Star

Latitude: Billy Bragg's Essex twang (and knobbly knees) draw a big crowd to ...
Ipswich Star
The activist came to Latitude showcasing his “Americana” – music he says is for people “who like The Smiths”. His 50 minute set drew a large crowd at the Obelisk Arena from festival-goers young and old. Bragg can never be mistaken for a Jeff Buckley or ...

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The Kills touring, playing benefit in NYC w/ Billy Bragg, LA on Halloween w … – Brooklyn Vegan (blog)

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The Kills touring, playing benefit in NYC w/ Billy Bragg, LA on Halloween w ...
Brooklyn Vegan (blog)
The Kills were last in NYC for Governors Ball and they've since added more dates which brings them back here for a benefit show in the fall. That show is The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party, which is a tribute to photographer/filmmaker ...

Latitude: 10 blasts from the past including Billy Bragg and Booker T Jones – Ipswich Star

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Ipswich Star

Latitude: 10 blasts from the past including Billy Bragg and Booker T Jones
Ipswich Star
This weekend festival-goers urring towards the Obelisk Arena can expect a blast from the past, with Afghan Wings, Billy Bragg and James all featuring on the bill over the course of the two days. Comments; Email; Print. To send a link to this page to a ...

Woody Guthrie’s New York Years Compiled on Unique New Album – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Woody Guthrie's New York Years Compiled on Unique New Album
Wall Street Journal (blog)
... including the first-ever recording of “This Land Is Your Land,” two previously unreleased home demos (“Man's a Fool,” “My Name Is New York”) and new Guthrie covers by bluegrass legends Del McCoury Band, the Demolition String Band, Billy Bragg and ...
My Name Is New York | Ramblin' Around Woody Guthrie's TownJamBase
Woody Guthrie's Time in New York Examined with New Box SetExclaim!

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Billy Bragg: Sechs-Saiten-Sozialist – DiePresse.com

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

DiePresse.com

Billy Bragg: Sechs-Saiten-Sozialist
DiePresse.com
Zumindest sein rauer Song „A New England“ ist in die britische Popgeschichte eingegangen: Nur mit Gitarre und Stimme kämpfte Billy Bragg zu Beginn der Achtzigerjahre gegen Atomkraft, Margret Thatcher und die Zerstörung der Bergarbeitergewerkschaft.

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REVIEW: Love and Music Will Endure – Sutherland Northern Times

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Sutherland Northern Times

REVIEW: Love and Music Will Endure
Sutherland Northern Times
Her songs, still a key part of the Gaelic repertoire today, also formed the soundtrack to the Land League struggle in Skye at the end of the 19th century as crofters fought for their rights – think Billy Bragg in a whalebone corset. Or on reflection ...

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Glastonbury wasn’t just about the music, man – politics came out of the Left Field – Mirror.co.uk

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Mirror.co.uk

Glastonbury wasn't just about the music, man - politics came out of the Left Field
Mirror.co.uk
For the entire four-day festival, the tent – devoted to politics and run by Billy Bragg and his wife Juliet – was rarely less than packed. While elsewhere festival-goers debated whether Dolly lip-synched (of course she didn't), a host of singers, poets ...

Crowdsurfing in the Left Field: politics and debate thrive at Glastonbury – The Guardian

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The Guardian

Crowdsurfing in the Left Field: politics and debate thrive at Glastonbury
The Guardian
... the good society – all that stuff. Debate is one specialism of Billy Bragg's long-established Left Field tent (and just to declare an interest: I chaired some of this year's sessions), along with a brilliantly diverse range of music, and more ...

Kasabian or Spinal Tap – can Billy Bragg tell them apart? – The Guardian

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

The Guardian

Kasabian or Spinal Tap – can Billy Bragg tell them apart?
The Guardian
"How this all started was I bought Q magazine on the plane to Finland to read, and I read the Kasabian interview, and I thought, the more I read, the more it started sounding like Spinal Tap," says Billy Bragg. "I started reading it again as Spinal Tap ...

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Billy Bragg and the English National Ballet at Glastonbury 2014 review … – The Guardian

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

The Guardian

Billy Bragg and the English National Ballet at Glastonbury 2014 review ...
The Guardian
The piece is introduced and contemporised by Billy Bragg – who's possibly an even longer-standing Glastonbury icon than the Town Band – with a solo rendition of Between the Wars. His anthem of hardship, austerity and struggles for a “living wage” ...
Jack Monroe's Glastonbury diary: I can't believe I sang with Billy BraggThe Guardian
Glastonbury 2014: Michael Eavis and Billy Bragg lead Tony Benn tributeThe Independent
Billy Bragg and the English National Ballet open Sunday at Glastonbury 2014 ...NME.com
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Billy Bragg and the English National Ballet open Sunday at Glastonbury 2014 … – NME.com

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

NME.com

Billy Bragg and the English National Ballet open Sunday at Glastonbury 2014 ...
NME.com
Bragg then told the audience that yesterday (June 28) was the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the event which set World War I in motion. He introduced a video of World War I veterans and widows sharing ...
Ballet makes Glastonbury debutBBC News

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Family life: Mum’s homemade tent, Tank Park Salute by Billy Bragg and Nan’s … – The Guardian

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

The Guardian

Family life: Mum's homemade tent, Tank Park Salute by Billy Bragg and Nan's ...
The Guardian
Snapshot ... Sue Thornton, right, with her parents, Colin and Marie, twins Raymond and Denise, and Rally the dog. Snapshot: Our family's homemade tent. The rarity value of this photo is in the fact that our dog's bum isn't facing the camera! Dad always ...

Glastonbury 2014: Michael Eavis and Billy Bragg lead Tony Benn tribute – The Independent

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The Independent

Glastonbury 2014: Michael Eavis and Billy Bragg lead Tony Benn tribute
The Independent
Musician and activist Billy Bragg also praised the former Cabinet minister, describing him as a friend of the festival and leading a sing-along of Jerusalem in Mr Benn's honour with some festival-goers reduced to tears. The Left Field tower, which is ...
Video: Glastonbury pays emotional tribute to Tony Benn Billy Bragg, Michael...Belfast Telegraph
Students from Southampton Solent University help beam Glastonbury Festival ...Daily Echo
Glastonbury 2014 pays Left Field tribute to Tony BennThe Guardian
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Billy Bragg’s Charity Gives Guitars To Inmates – Variety

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Variety

Billy Bragg's Charity Gives Guitars To Inmates
Variety
Since 2007, British folk-punk troubadour Billy Bragg has been providing guitars and guitar lessons for prison inmates throughout the U.K. via his Jail Guitar Doors organization. In 2009, he found an ideal counterpart to start an American offshoot, in ...

Billy Bragg to perform in St. John’s this fall – Newfoundland and Labrador Compass

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Billy Bragg to perform in St. John's this fall
Newfoundland and Labrador Compass
Grammy-nominated orator and entertainer Billy Bragg is bringing his mix of pop and politics to Atlantic Canada for four shows, including one in St. John's in September. Billy Bragg — Photo by The Canadian Press. From his first album, “Life's a Riot ...

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Billy Bragg to perform in St. John’s this fall – The Telegram

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Billy Bragg to perform in St. John's this fall
The Telegram
From protesting craven politicians and inhumane corporations to having a hit pop song and appearing on stage at Wembley Stadium, Bragg has had a career that has allowed for him to connect with his fans and champion causes that he believes in. Bragg ...

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Kasabian dub Billy Bragg jibe “embarrassing” – Big Issue

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Kasabian dub Billy Bragg jibe "embarrassing"
Big Issue
Kasabian have said Billy Bragg's attack on them was “embarrassing”, after the songwriter compared the Glastonbury headliners to Spinal Tap. Bragg declared that the Leicester band's role in music is primarily to "to remind us how true Spinal Tap was ...

Kasabian: “Everyone’s so apologetic now…” – Big Issue

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Big Issue

Kasabian: "Everyone's so apologetic now..."
Big Issue
Maximum-exposure timing, then, for the old-school-earnest Billy Bragg to unleash the scorn, perhaps not the first to notice there may be a cartoon element to their grooved-up rock 'n' roll gait. Kasabian, Bragg declared, “have an important role to play ...

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Billy Bragg to play Halifax’s Rebecca Cohn on Sept. 25 – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

TheChronicleHerald.ca

Billy Bragg to play Halifax's Rebecca Cohn on Sept. 25
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Billy Bragg will return to Halifax on Sept. 25 for a show at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. The politically active, socially conscious performer will bring his mix of “pop and politics” back to the city, according to a ...

Beverley Folk Festival ‘tremendous success’ as Billy Bragg and Chas & Dave … – Hull Daily Mail

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Hull Daily Mail

Beverley Folk Festival 'tremendous success' as Billy Bragg and Chas & Dave ...
Hull Daily Mail
THOUSANDS of people have made this year's Beverley Folk Festival one of the biggest ever. Music fans flocked to the three-day festival at Beverley Racecourse this weekend, which was headlined by Billy Bragg and Chas & Dave. There was also a ...

The Raptors’ Luke the Duke calls Billy Bragg a “cunt” over Kasabian criticism – Clickmusic

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Clickmusic

The Raptors' Luke the Duke calls Billy Bragg a “cunt” over Kasabian criticism
Clickmusic
A member of up-and-coming indie band The Raptors has slammed Billy Bragg after his recent comments about Kasabian. Drummer Luke 'The Duke' posted a comment on Billy's official Facebook page earlier today and called him a "cunt." The drummer ...

Billy Bragg, Mary Walsh explore digital sins in interactive documentary – Montreal Gazette

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Montreal Gazette

Billy Bragg, Mary Walsh explore digital sins in interactive documentary
Montreal Gazette
English singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, novelist Gary Shteyngart, comic Josie Long, musician Bill Bailey and writer Jon Ronson join Walsh in exploring their own online "sins." For example, Bragg admits bashfully that he spends more time watching "epic ...
NFB, Guardian explore digital “Sins” with interactive docRealscreen

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Billy Bragg Likens Kasabian’s Swagger to Spinal Tap’s Satire – Contactmusic.com

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Contactmusic.com

Billy Bragg Likens Kasabian's Swagger to Spinal Tap's Satire
Contactmusic.com
Bragg may have ruffled Serge's feathers. We'll see if anything comes of it at Glastonbury 2014. Kasabian were the subject of derision when they chose to divulge the lyrics, "Horsemeat in the burgers, people commit murders, everyone's on bugle, we're ...