Archive for the ‘Billy Bragg News’ Category

If Russell Brand has a thesis, it’s time for his viva – The Conversation UK

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The Conversation UK

If Russell Brand has a thesis, it's time for his viva
The Conversation UK
Musician and activist Billy Bragg says Brand has invoked a tradition of celebrities using their position as a platform for change. But I think Brand's “contribution” is problematic and even dangerously populist in its aims. If he has a thesis, we need ...

Birmingham’s 02 Academy to play host to The Levellers – Birmingham Mail

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Birmingham Mail

Birmingham's 02 Academy to play host to The Levellers
Birmingham Mail
The Brighton-based group released a greatest hits collection last month, which also includes four new collaborations with contemporary folk punk artists including political commentator Billy Bragg, who performs a version of Hope Street, and Frank ...

Kim Churchill National Tour Announced – Music Feeds

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Music Feeds

Kim Churchill National Tour Announced
Music Feeds
He's already graced the stage at Glastonbury, Beautiful Days Festivals and The Montreal Jazz Festival plus opened for both Billy Bragg and Michael Franti and has completed successful headline tours through Canada, the UK and Europe. Before heading out ...

Nizlopi return home to Leamington Assembly – Leamington Observer

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Leamington Observer

Nizlopi return home to Leamington Assembly
Leamington Observer
... named after a Hungarian girl that Luke had a crush on at school - they quickly gathered a loyal following, and success saw them touring the UK and Europe with Jamie Cullum, joining Christine Aguilera at Wembley Arena, and dueting with Billy Bragg ...

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Review: Dionne Warwick’s duets album is uneven – Ft. Bragg Advocate-News

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Ft. Bragg Advocate-News

Review: Dionne Warwick's duets album is uneven
Ft. Bragg Advocate-News
A country-inflected "Hope Is Just Ahead" with Billy Ray Cyrus manages to deal with the horrors of school shootings and other modern day troubles without giving in to despair — their voices work well together, and the Motown-style horns and acoustic ...

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Never Mind The Buzzcocks: Phill Jupitus, Noel Fielding and Rhod Gilbert share … – Radio Times

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Radio Times

Never Mind The Buzzcocks: Phill Jupitus, Noel Fielding and Rhod Gilbert share ...
Radio Times
Goodbye Goodbye by Billy Bragg, which he wrote in my living room in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. I used to be a huge fan of John Peel's show when he did it from Peel Acres, so for my last 6Music breakfast show I asked my boss “Please can I do it from home?

Old Bryan Co. Church Becomes Haunted House And Sherman Candy Giv … – KTEN

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Old Bryan Co. Church Becomes Haunted House And Sherman Candy Giv ...
KTEN
PUSHMATAHA COUNTY, OK -- A Texoma man involved in a car crash last week has died as a result of his injuries. Troopers say 23-year old James Rard of Rattan passed away today at More >>. PUSHMATAHA COUNTY, OK -- A Texoma man involved in a ...

Death Notices for October 28 – Tulsa World

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Death Notices for October 28
Tulsa World
Bragg, Rodney T., 63, Marines veteran, died Sunday. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Freeman Harris Funeral Home, and memorial service 11 a.m. Wednesday,Tulsa Baptist Temple. Brown, Sherma H., 83, retired from McDonnell Douglas, died Sunday. Services ...

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An Interview with Ian McLagan – Cincinnati CityBeat

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Cincinnati CityBeat

An Interview with Ian McLagan
Cincinnati CityBeat
McLagan, whose vocal duties were limited in Small Faces and Faces (who were simultaneously inducted into the Rock Hall in 2012), became an in-demand session and touring keyboardist for Bonnie Raitt, Billy Bragg, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and ...

Remembering Robin Williams: Family, Billy Crystal on hand – Ft. Bragg Advocate-News

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Ft. Bragg Advocate-News

Remembering Robin Williams: Family, Billy Crystal on hand
Ft. Bragg Advocate-News
Robin Williams' son Zak Williams throws out the first pitch before the start of San Francisco Giants' Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.(Susan Tripp Pollard ...

DOOZER MCDOOZE: Marchington music club hosts ‘a human jukebox’ – Uttoxeter News

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Uttoxeter News

DOOZER MCDOOZE: Marchington music club hosts 'a human jukebox'
Uttoxeter News
Music commentator Tom Robinson on 6Music described his sound as: "The sound of a scrap between The Levellers & The Pogues being broken up by Billy Bragg." The Dog and Partridge, is a traditional pub restaurant in the village of Marchington. It boasts ...

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Safety Procedures Smooth at this Year’s NC State Fair – TWC News

Monday, October 27th, 2014

TWC News

Safety Procedures Smooth at this Year's NC State Fair
TWC News
“I wasn't aware that we had to tag it,” said fair goer Billy Strickland. "[But] I have no problem with that." Fair attendance is expected to end on a ..... Sunset on Fort Bragg December 1, 2013. Photo by Jim Hapney. E-mail your weather photos to ...

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Preview: “Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1974-2014″ & “What’s Your 20 … – VVN Music

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Preview: "Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1974-2014" & "What's Your 20 ...
VVN Music
Wilco have revealed the details of two new collections to be released on November 17 via Nonesuch in the U.S. and November 24 via Rhino in the U.K., in conjunction with the influential Chicago band's 20th anniversary. The first, Alpha Mike Foxtrot, is ...

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Safety Procedures Smooth at this Year’s NC State Fair – TWC News

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

TWC News

Safety Procedures Smooth at this Year's NC State Fair
TWC News
“I wasn't aware that we had to tag it,” said fair goer Billy Strickland. "[But] I have no problem with that." Fair attendance is expected to end on a high note when it wraps up tonight. This Saturday, 126,629 people came to the fair, which is about 4 ...

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Two killed in early morning crash – WBTV

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Two killed in early morning crash
WBTV
Forty-eight dogs were recovered in an alleged dog fighting ring uncovered in Lexington County, according to the FBI and the ASPCA. More >>. Forty-eight dogs were recovered in an alleged dog fighting ring uncovered in Lexington County, according to the ...

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Bob Seger covers Kasey Chambers on new album – Music News

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Music News

Bob Seger covers Kasey Chambers on new album
Music News
Seger also covers John Hiatt's 'Detroit Made', Steve Earle's 'The Devil's Right Hand' and the Woody Guthrie, Wilco and Billy Bragg song 'California Stars'. Kasey was diagnosed with nodules this week and forced to postpone her upcoming Australian tour.

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Legendary disc jockey John Peel remembered ten years on – Gloucester Citizen

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Gloucester Citizen

Legendary disc jockey John Peel remembered ten years on
Gloucester Citizen
... DJ and was given an OBE for his services to broadcasting. A fan of punk and psychedelic rock he brought us the sounds of bands such as The Fall, The Undertones, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Billy Bragg, Wedding Present and Nirvana. Report this ...

Durham Teacher Suspended Over Accusations he Hit Autistic Student – TWC News

Friday, October 24th, 2014

TWC News

Durham Teacher Suspended Over Accusations he Hit Autistic Student
TWC News
“It makes me angry,” said Billy Call, the 5th grader's father. “He told me that they were playing a game in the gym, and there were some ..... Sunset on Fort Bragg December 1, 2013. Photo by Jim Hapney. E-mail your weather photos to weather@news14.com.

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Ukip’s calypso is no joke – Glasgow Evening Times

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Ukip's calypso is no joke
Glasgow Evening Times
... Woodie Guthrie giving voice to a generation of poor and oppressed Americans, providing inspiration for Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, and also influencing singers from these shores who carried a message, like Billy Bragg and Joe Strummer of The Clash.

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Ian McLagan – he played with the Rolling Stones, mate – New Haven Register

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Ian McLagan - he played with the Rolling Stones, mate
New Haven Register
NEW HAVEN >> I can't be 100 percent sure all these years later, but I'm pretty sure that was Ian McLagan playing keyboards on the opposite side of the stage from Billy Preston the first time I saw the Rolling Stones play live. ... to say that in ...

Wilco Concert At Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium On October 22, 2014 [PHOTO … – Music Times

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Wilco Concert At Nashville's Ryman Auditorium On October 22, 2014 [PHOTO ...
Music Times
2 featured deep cuts upon deep cuts, with brief gasps of familiar air ("You And I," "Kingpin" and "I'm A Wheel"). Leaning heavily on '90s content — including some tunes from their Billy Bragg record — the Chicago band put on a show for fans who have ...

Brooks Williams – Frederick News Post (subscription)

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Frederick News Post (subscription)

Brooks Williams
Frederick News Post (subscription)
He has gigged with Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Eddi Reader, Paul Jones, Billy Bragg, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin, Boo Hewerdine and Leo Kottke, to name but a few. Voted one of the Top 100 Artists by WUMB-Radio Boston, Brooks Williams is a ...

As Germans Mark 25 Years Since the Fall of Berlin Wall, a Famous Anthem … – Huffington Post

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

As Germans Mark 25 Years Since the Fall of Berlin Wall, a Famous Anthem ...
Huffington Post
Kerry Candaele tells the story of the Wall and Bernstein's trip, along with exploring Beethoven's other political/cultural influences in Japan, Chile (protesting Pinochet torture), China (in Tiananmen Square), along with a Billy Bragg segment, in his ...

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Distras revolting in Yorkshire – Lancashire Evening Post

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Lancashire Evening Post

Distras revolting in Yorkshire
Lancashire Evening Post
Distras is out to “put punk and protest back into the mainstream” and has been hailed as the natural successor to Billy Bragg, Joe Strummer, and even the UK's answer to Joan Jett. Support comes from Joe Solo, who has, in his time, been a busker, a ...
UK's answer to Joan JettLancaster Today

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ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | The Joys of Filling in for No Man – The Watch

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE BLUES | The Joys of Filling in for No Man
The Watch
“Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key” is a Woody Guthrie song recorded by Billy Bragg and Wilco on their 1998 album Mermaid Avenue. Bragg, Jeff Tweedy and the rest of Wilco took previously unheard lyrics written by Woody Guthrie and set them to music.