Archive for the ‘Billy Bragg News’ Category

David Cameron says UK will take ‘thousands more’ Syria border camp refugees – Yahoo News UK

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Yahoo News UK

David Cameron says UK will take 'thousands more' Syria border camp refugees
Yahoo News UK
Britain will take "thousands more" refugees from camps on the borders of war-torn Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced. Speaking during a visit to Portugal, Mr Cameron said he would set out details of the plans next week. The PM said that ...

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‘Following the Ninth’ director finds the power, wonder in Beethoven’s most … – The Hub at Johns Hopkins

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

The Hub at Johns Hopkins

'Following the Ninth' director finds the power, wonder in Beethoven's most ...
The Hub at Johns Hopkins
So the technology helped, and I started to see these stories—Tiananmen Square, Pinochet's Chile. I'd read these articles and think, This is fascinating—how did this music travel? Billy Bragg had done a version in English, not translated it but ...

Working For a Living: A Labor Day Playlist – Worcester Telegram

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Worcester Telegram

Working For a Living: A Labor Day Playlist
Worcester Telegram
“Which Side Are You On,” by Billy Bragg: A hard-scrabble British labor rally song that resonates with pain, determination and moral certitude: “It'll take much more than the Union law/To knock the fight out of a working man.” “Clampdown,” by the Clash ...

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CMU’s One Liners: Vevo, Pandora, Billy Bragg, more – Complete Music Update

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

CMU's One Liners: Vevo, Pandora, Billy Bragg, more
Complete Music Update
Billy Bragg will publish a book of selected lyrics titled 'A Lover Sings' through Faber & Faber on 4 Nov. Among the songs included are 'Sexuality', 'A New England', and 'Levi Stubbs' Tears'. • Kode9 has announced that he will release his first solo ...

Ruby Amanfu takes soulful centre stage with solo album – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

TheChronicleHerald.ca

Ruby Amanfu takes soulful centre stage with solo album
TheChronicleHerald.ca
She slows down Kanye's percussive Street Lights to a jazzy melody with guitars and pianos and adds a choir to One by One, a song originally recorded by Wilco and Billy Bragg. “I think that's the thing about doing covers,” she said. “If you do a song by ...

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From the start, Utah and labor unions have had a rocky relationship – fox13now.com

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

fox13now.com

From the start, Utah and labor unions have had a rocky relationship
fox13now.com
Since his death, Hill's legend has grown, largely elevated because he wrote pro-labor songs that have since become staples for such artists as Pete Seeger, Billy Bragg, and Joan Baez. While Utah has never again executed a union leader, Utah political ...

New album as Tom Robinson plays Southampton gig – Chichester Observer

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Chichester Observer

New album as Tom Robinson plays Southampton gig
Chichester Observer
Billy Bragg is on the new album, and we were talking about this. I think at gigs it is more a question of a tonic for the troops. The big accusation against political pop is that you are singing to the converted. Your audience already shares your ...

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Grant-Lee Phillips – GAFFA.dk

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

GAFFA.dk

Grant-Lee Phillips
GAFFA.dk
Årets anden omgang solister var amerikanske Grant-Lee Phillips og Joe Henry og engelske Billy Bragg, og så viste det sig hurtigt, at også amerikanske Rhiannon Giddens var med. Giddens optrådte ligeledes til årets første Trio-koncert i søndags, hvor hun ...

Notes from Cape Fear region golf courses – Fayetteville Observer

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Fayetteville Observer

Notes from Cape Fear region golf courses
Fayetteville Observer
Edwin Skipper, Billy Settlemeyer, Larry Mitchell and Willard Storms won the Southeastern Fellowship Seniors Golf Association event at Land O' Lakes Golf Course. ... Joni Williams won the Bragg Ladies Golf Association event with Gert Eyman second.

Iron Maiden unveils ‘The Book of Souls’ – The Courier-Journal

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The Courier-Journal

Iron Maiden unveils 'The Book of Souls'
The Courier-Journal
“Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl” sports an all-star cast including Jarvis Cocker, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Eliza Carthy, Christy Moore, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, and David Gray covering the songs of the British folk legend. R&B/hip-hop ...

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New music releases for week of Sept. 1 – The Courier-Journal

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The Courier-Journal

New music releases for week of Sept. 1
The Courier-Journal
“Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl” sports an all-star cast including Jarvis Cocker, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Eliza Carthy, Christy Moore, Rufus and Martha Wainwright and David Gray covering the songs of the British folk legend. R&B/hip-hop ...

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ARIA Albums: Disturbed Debuts At No 1 In Australia – Noise11

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Noise11

ARIA Albums: Disturbed Debuts At No 1 In Australia
Noise11
... his first new entry here in over six years, and one place lower at No.60 is the ninth studio album for Wilco entitled “Star Wars” (nothing to do with the movies), becoming the bands ninth (7 studio and 2 collaborations with Billy Bragg) albums ...

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Tom Watson profile: the man tipped to be Labour’s next deputy leader – The Independent

Friday, August 28th, 2015

The Independent

Tom Watson profile: the man tipped to be Labour's next deputy leader
The Independent
His teenager's knowledge of the music scene proved useful when the party teamed up with the singer Billy Bragg and his left-wing management to launch Red Wedge, an attempt to use music and youth culture to attract votes in the run up to the 1987 ...

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Lincoln Castle Magna Carta sand sculpture is completed – BBC News

Friday, August 28th, 2015

BBC News

Lincoln Castle Magna Carta sand sculpture is completed
BBC News
Festival800 runs until 6 September at venues across Lincoln and features performances from the likes of Billy Bragg and the Levellers. There will also be comedy, poetry, street theatre, lectures and debate. Remy and Paul Hoggard's next sculpture will ...

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Linda Skugge: Pixie dream girls, Walt Whitman och Billy Bragg – Göteborgs-Posten

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Göteborgs-Posten

Linda Skugge: Pixie dream girls, Walt Whitman och Billy Bragg
Göteborgs-Posten
Vilken annan utväg finns det för en tjej som på ytan är skolans drottning och allas manic pixie dream girl men som i själva verket älskar Billy Bragg och Walt Whitman än att gå under jorden och starta om livet? Vad annat kan hon göra än att packa sin ...

Linda Skugge: Pixie dream girls, Walt Whitman och Billy Bragg – Göteborgs-Posten

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Göteborgs-Posten

Linda Skugge: Pixie dream girls, Walt Whitman och Billy Bragg
Göteborgs-Posten
John Green får ha hur många pixie dream girls och supermodeller han vill i sina böcker och filmer, så länge de pratar om och är besatta av Walt Whitman och Billy Bragg och Gabriel García Márquez och fortsätter sin mission som är att kill fascists.

Colin Firth is unlikely star of Left-wing protest song by SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE – Daily Mail

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Daily Mail

Colin Firth is unlikely star of Left-wing protest song by SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE
Daily Mail
Firth appears on the track, alongside Left-wing protest bore Billy Bragg, as a newsreader announcing legal aid reforms. 'Colin and I got to know each other when he was staging a UK version of Anthony Arnove's pro-democracy project The People Speak,' ...
Colin Firth Lends Voice To Controversial SongContactmusic.com

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Work begins on Lincoln Castle Magna Carta sand sculpture – BBC News

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

BBC News

Work begins on Lincoln Castle Magna Carta sand sculpture
BBC News
One of the four surviving copies of Magna Carta is displayed at Lincoln Castle. Festival 800 runs from 28 August to 6 September at venues across Lincoln and features performances from the likes of Billy Bragg and the Levellers. There will also be ...

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Premiere: The Strypes run through their new album track-by-track – Gigwise

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Gigwise

Premiere: The Strypes run through their new album track-by-track
Gigwise
... insider perspective on the album, including the significance of naming songs with "syllables over quality", what track to listen to if you "plan on doing any heavy drugs" and how the Strypes sometimes sound likes "Billy Bragg fronting Fountains of ...

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Rise Against Talk Foo Fighters Tour And The Political Minded Punk Scene – Music Feeds

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Music Feeds

Rise Against Talk Foo Fighters Tour And The Political Minded Punk Scene
Music Feeds
MF: I interviewed Billy Bragg a few years ago and asked him did he think that people, with respect to politics and political art, had become apathetic through things like keyboard activism and that that might be the reason there are fewer vocal ...

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Brian Eno to give John Peel Lecture – BBC News

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

BBC News

Brian Eno to give John Peel Lecture
BBC News
Musician and producer Brian Eno is to deliver his views on modern culture when he gives this year's John Peel Lecture in London next month. He follows Iggy Pop, Charlotte Church and Billy Bragg, who have used the lecture to give their verdicts on the ...
Brian Eno to 'examine the ecology of culture' in fifth annual John Peel LectureNME.com
Brian Eno to give BBC Music John Peel LectureDIY Magazine
Brian Eno is going to deliver the BBC Music John Peel Lecture for 2015Digital Spy UK
Live4ever -Crack Magazine
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What are Jeremy Corbyn’s policies? Here’s where he stands on the NHS, jobs … – Mirror.co.uk

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Mirror.co.uk

What are Jeremy Corbyn's policies? Here's where he stands on the NHS, jobs ...
Mirror.co.uk
Veteran left-winger Corbyn entered the race as an outsider - only collecting enough nominations from MPs to make it on the ballot minutes before the deadline. But since then he's seen a groundswell of support from the party rank-and-file, with ...

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The Strypes Talk Life Lessons From Arctic Monkeys And New Album ‘Little Victories’ – Music Feeds

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Music Feeds

The Strypes Talk Life Lessons From Arctic Monkeys And New Album 'Little Victories'
Music Feeds
For Irish rockers The Strypes, the past two years have been nothing short of a whirlwind. Their debut album Snapshot dropped in 2013 to acclaim from the likes of Sir Elton John, Dave Grohl and Noel Gallagher. Two years – and Glastonbury sets and Arctic ...

Tracing “The Tracks Of My Tears,” from Motown to American Idol – A.V. Club Austin

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

A.V. Club Austin

Tracing “The Tracks Of My Tears,” from Motown to American Idol
A.V. Club Austin
Like the politicized punk-folkie Billy Bragg—who also covered “Tracks” live in some of his early live sets—Big Country called back to Motown as a way of claiming a sometimes-hard-to-spot connection to the past, to put idiosyncratic songwriting into a ...

Wharfies ordered back to work in Hutchison dispute – ABC Online

Monday, August 10th, 2015

ABC Online

Wharfies ordered back to work in Hutchison dispute
ABC Online
Dinner was barbecued sausages, the music was Billy Bragg and the attitude was defiant. DOCK WORKER: We've already turned away a lot of trucks. I think we can stick in and hold them off. The trucks are on our side. So, no-one crosses the picket if you ...

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