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Activist rocker Billy Bragg playing Milwaukee during Democratic National Convention

Bragg's three-night residency at Shank Hall begins the night the Democratic National Convention wraps up in downtown Milwaukee.          [Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
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Woody Guthrie's 1943 New Year's Resolutions are a powerful reminder to "Keep the hope machine running."

I'd seen this before, but I was reminded of it when I saw Billy Bragg share a webcomic version of it on Facebook. But here are Woody Guthrie's New Year's resolutions from 1943. While they were written in the throes of World War II, I think we'd all do well by following their example every day and every year, but especially right now. 1. Work more and better 2. Work by a schedule 3. Wash teeth if any 4. Shave 5. Take bath 6. Eat good — fruit — vegetables — milk 7. Drink very scant if any 8. Write...
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Singer/Songwriter Kirsty MacColl was killed 19 years ago this week

Many may only know her voice from hearing The Pogues' Fairytale of New York, but beyond that timeless tune, Kirsty MacColl's career as a singer and songwriter was as full and respected as you're bound to hear of. She was lost to us, at the age of 41, close to two decades ago, this week. While on holiday in Mexico with her partner and children, MacColl was killed, and by some accounts murdered while on a diving excursion, off the coast of Cozumel. According to the Irish Post, a  boat entered t...
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Bono, Mexico, Bbc, Billy Bragg, Diving, Kirsty MacColl, Cozumel, Saunders, MacColl, Irish Post, Fairytale Of New York, Pogues Fairytale of New York


Monday briefing: Pressure builds with five days to Brexit midnight

May faces mounting party push to avoid long delay … university essays for sale at £7 a page … and Billy Bragg on Brexit, Corbyn and populismGood morning, this is Alison Rourke bringing you the top stories in another week of dramatic Brexit deadlines. Continue reading...
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Home Taping Is Killing Music: When the Music Industry Waged War on the Cassette Tape in the 1980s, and Punk Bands Fought Back

The first time I saw the infamous Skullcassette-and-Bones logo was on holiday in the UK and purchased the very un-punky Chariots of Fire soundtrack. It was on the inner sleeve. “Home Taping Is Killing Music” it proclaimed. It was? I asked myself. “And it’s illegal” a subhead added. It is? I also asked myself. (Ironically, this was a few months before I came into possession of my first combination turntable-cassette deck.) Ten years and racks and racks of homemade cassette dubs on my shelves lat...
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Spring Forward : Notes from Right Now

My excellent friend Knox, a guy not known for his restraint, ordered way to many bulbs for his garden and gave the excess to me. I planted about half of them before our ridiculous second snow arrived. Yesterday, when I went to take the dog out, I noticed my lawn was dotted with bright yellow crocuses, like little golden suns. There should be more of them, but the squirrels must have their share. Daily, I would tuck them back in the ground, daily, I would find them slightly chewed on and rejecte...
Tags: Travel, David, Antarctica, Knox, Billy Bragg, Alex, Sarah, Andy, Administrivia, Martin, Anne, Olympia, Olympia Washington, Elko Nevada, Kitsap Peninsula, David Scherer


Hear An Unearthed Woody Guthrie Song From 1954

A previously unheard 1954 Woody Guthrie recording was discovered in the Shel Silverstein Archive and shared today by Variety. The song is called “Hoodoo Voodoo” and it features Guthrie, Sonny Terry, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. Wilco and Billy Bragg recorded the song for 1998's Mermaid Avenue, an album that contains other renditions of … More »
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As Wilco’s ‘Mermaid’ Turns 20, an Original Woody Guthrie Tape Is Found (EXCLUSIVE)

  Among the many reasons to celebrate Jeff Tweedy right now — including his first real solo album, “Warm,” and a new memoir, “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back)” — it’s worth throwing a 20th anniversary party for “Mermaid Avenue,” the landmark album he and his band Wilco recorded with Billy Bragg in 1998. There […]
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Susan Bernhard's Playlist for Her Novel "Winter Loon"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Susan Bernhard's novel Winter Loon is an impressive debut. Booklist wrote of the book: "Wes’s struggles are convincing; the Midwestern setting is well realized…Bernhard’s coming-o...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Minnesota, Montana, Wes, David, Billy Bragg, Ruby, Joe Henry, Roy Orbison, Miranda Lambert, Jason Isbell, Linda Ronstadt, Simon, Valerie June, Moss


Taylor Swift And The Rise Of Label Services [Mark Mulligan]

Last week, Taylor Swift announced her new deal with Universal, which included a gift to thousands of other UMG artists in the form of Spotify stock revenue distributions. Swift's label move is also part of an important trend, writes MIDiA's Mark Mulligan; and that's the rise of the label services deal.  ________________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry blog Taylor Swift has done it again, striking a deal with UMG that includes a commitment from t...
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Billy Bragg Announces Auckland-Exclusive Shows This November

Handsome Tours is proud to announce the return of Billy Bragg to New Zealand for a trilogy of Auckland-only solo shows at the intimate Hollywood Avondale this November.
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Heather Abel's Playlist for Her Novel "The Optimistic Decade"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Heather Abel's coming-of-age novel The Optimistic Decade is an impressive debut. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "A politically and psychologically acute debut… A strong sens...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Colorado, US, Pete Seeger, San Francisco, World, Rebecca, David, Willie Nelson, Ira, Panasonic, Las Vegas, Nevada, Jeremy, Billy Bragg


Choice Picks: Four New Record Releases Worth A Listen

Leon III (featured) Leon III Leon III features familiar faces from the Americana underground. Andy Stepanian and Mason Brent are members of Wrinkle Neck Mules—the Virginia-born, earnest but edgy alt-country act that’s never quite gotten its rightful due. With their new project, Stepanian and Brent take twang on a detour into the psych-folk wilderness; the songs on this self-titled debut are full of southern comfort, but the musicians sound like they’re under the influence of shroom tea. The ope...
Tags: Virginia, Sport, Cycling, Tennessee, Billy Bragg, North Carolina, Lucy, Richmond, Billy, Bill Monroe, Pine, Bonnie, Ramirez, Asheville, Tom Petty, Holcomb


The Popdose Interview: Paul Melançon’s “Depression, Ayahuasca, Cartoons” and New Music

More than once, I’ve played Paul Melançon’s music for my friends, and I generally get the same reaction from them. They will appreciate it initially with the kind of comfort and ease one has while listening to old favorites. They quickly realize that this is not a familiar song, but by then, it’s too late. His songwriting is no nostalgia trip but, rather, the sound of a man who slipped out of a more creative, (some would say) better time. I came to his Camera Obscura album almost a decade after ...
Tags: Amazon, Music, La, Atlanta, Depression, Kickstarter, Peru, Fine, Billy Bragg, Popdose, Ayahuasca, Dw. Dunphy, Donald Fagen, Electric Light Orchestra, Popdose Interviews, Don


Cardiff set for Festival of Voice music event

Elvis Costello, Patti Smith and Billy Bragg will perform at the Festival of Voice.
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Hip Hop Fan Freaks Out When He Hears Rage Against the Machine’s Debut Album for the Very First Time

I consider myself lucky to have been a child of the nineties. As you know from Portlandia’s tribute to the decade of slack, it was a time when “people were content to be unambitious and sleep to 11 and just hang out with their friends.” Start a band, start a t-shirt company, build a website, go to clown school, or don’t, whatever, no pressure…. In contrast to the hypercompetitive, social media-saturated, precarious gig economy lives of harried, overworked, underpaid millennials, we had i...
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Shorties (Recommended Books About Political Activism, New Music from Anohni, and more)

Blanche McCrary Boyd recommended books about political action at Bookmarks. Stream a new Anohni song. May's best eBook deals. Courtney Barnett covered Gillian Welch's "Everything Is Free." Sam Miller discussed his novel Blackfish City with the Chicago Review of Books. The Creative Independent interviewed Grouper's Liz Harris. Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Bud Smith. Dr. Dog visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance. The Oxford American shared an ess...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, New York Times, Billy Bragg, Martin Amis, Courtney Barnett, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Gillian Welch, Bud Smith, Karen Russell, Rachel Kushner, ANOHNI, Liz Harris, Sam Miller


Why is Billy Bragg at the Bank of England?

The last time the singer was at the Bank he was "kettled" - this time he's talking economic reform.
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Jackson Ellis's Playlist for His Novel "Lords of St. Thomas"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Winner of the 2017 Howard Frank Mosher First Novel Prize, Jackson Ellis's Lords of St. Thomas is an impressive debut. New England Review of Books wrote of the book: "A thrilling s...
Tags: Music, Beck, Woody Guthrie, Wilco, Stephen Malkmus, David, Las Vegas, Nevada, Billy Bragg, Cornell, Mike Watt, Townes Van Zandt, Henry, Chris Cornell, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Lake Mead


Kristina Keneally vows to make stillbirth research a priority in maiden speech – politics live

New senator acknowledges service of predecessor Sam Dastyari on day government expels two Russian diplomats and Tony Abbott launches Pauline Hanson’s book. Follow all the day’s events 7.29am BST Despite losing the Bennelong byelection, Kristina Keneally says she had no regrets for challenging:The Bennelong campaign reminded me why I was drawn to politics in the first place.Because, Mr President, for all its faults and failings, this place is where you get to turn campaign promises into commu...
Tags: Australia, Senate, Russia, Tax, World news, Australia news, Coalition, Tony Abbott, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Julie Bishop, Labor party, Billy Bragg, Malcolm Turnbull, Australian economy, Bennelong


Tyler McMahon's Playlist for His Novel "Dream of Another America"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Awarded the Gival Press Novel Award, Tyler McMahon's Dream of Another Americais an unflinching and unforgettable story of immigration. Kirkus wrote of the book: "McMahon’s contrib...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, California, Woody Guthrie, America, David, United States, El Salvador, Billy Bragg, Baker, Santa Cruz, Nafta, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Springsteen, McMahon


Portishead's Geoff Barrow scored 'Annihilation' w/ Ben Salisbury (listen), forms DJ crew "Dads on Drugs"

Geoff Barrow, when not making music with Portishead or BEAK>, makes disquieting soundtrack music with collaborator Ben Salisbury. Their work includes the scores of Alex Garland's 2014 film Ex Machina and Black Mirror episode "Men Against Fire" and Garland's new film Annihilation... [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Movies, Billy Bragg, Music News, Tour Dates, Alex Garland, Brett Anderson, Bill Pearis, Geoff Barrow, Gwenno, Garland, Ben Salisbury, Teleman, Portishead, Viv Albertine, Annihilation


Artists pay tribute to Mark E. Smith (Thom Yorke, Kim Gordon, Jarvis Cocker, Billy Bragg, Cat Power & more)

Few bands of the last 40 years have been as influential to indie rock, punk and alternative as The Fall, so it is not surprise to see the outpouring of tributes following the very sad death of main man Mark E. Smith... Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Radiohead, Rip, The Fall, Pavement, Billy Bragg, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke, Charlatans, Belle and Sebastian, Jarvis Cocker, Garbage, Music News, Ride, Edgar Wright, Liz Phair


Artists pay tribute to Mark E. Smith (Superchunk, Kim Gordon, Jarvis Cocker, Billy Bragg, Cat Power & more)

Few bands of the last 40 years have been as influential to indie rock, punk and alternative as The Fall, so it is not surprise to see the outpouring of tributes following the very sad death of main man Mark E. Smith... Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Rip, The Fall, Pavement, Billy Bragg, Charlatans, Belle and Sebastian, Jarvis Cocker, Garbage, Music News, Ride, Edgar Wright, Liz Phair, Paddy Considine, Greg Dulli, Bill Pearis


Artists pay tribute to Mark E. Smith (Superchunk, Kim Gordon, Billy Bragg, Cat Power, Edgar Wright & more)

Few bands of the last 40 years have been as influential to indie rock, punk and alternative as The Fall, so it is not surprise to see the outpouring of tributes following the very sad death of main man Mark E. Smith... Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Rip, The Fall, Pavement, Billy Bragg, Charlatans, Belle and Sebastian, Garbage, Music News, Ride, Edgar Wright, Liz Phair, Paddy Considine, Greg Dulli, Bill Pearis, Peter Hook


Artists pay tribute to Mark E. Smith (Superchunk, Billy Bragg, Cat Power, Edgar Wright & more)

Few bands of the last 40 years have been as influential to indie rock, punk and alternative as The Fall, so it is not surprise to see the outpouring of tributes following the very sad death of main man Mark E. Smith... Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Rip, The Fall, Pavement, Billy Bragg, Charlatans, Belle and Sebastian, Garbage, Music News, Ride, Edgar Wright, Liz Phair, Paddy Considine, Bill Pearis, Cat Power, Spiral Stairs


Hope Is Big: An Interview with Deer Tick

It'd be convenient to label Deer Tick as being simply one ebb of an indie folk wave that has washed over the United States since the early 2000's. But caught amongst countless artists championing that crisply bare, charmingly honest all-American sound, the band has always insisted on undercutting expectations and defying the genre mold set by their contemporaries. "We just kind of wanted to do something a little unconventional," singer-songwriter John McCauley says when PopMatters ...
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Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage opens up about the history of rap and hip-hop

Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage is the author of the new book, “Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History.” Photo by Travis Shinn “Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History” is the new book by Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage. Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage is the author of the new book, “Chuck D Presents This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History.” Photo by Travis Shinn Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage is the author of the ne...
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Shorties (Recommended Literary Horror Fiction, A Profile of Julien Baker, and more)

recommended literary horror fiction. Stereogum profiled singer-songwriter Julien Baker. Biographer Ron Chernow talked books and reading with the New York Times. Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett visited The Current for an interview and live in-studio performance. Harper's Bazaar previewed November's best books. Stream a new song by . Joe Hill talked to The Verge about his new novella collection Strange Weather. NPR Music is streaming excerpts from Bob Dylan's forthcoming box...
Tags: Music, Africa, David, Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg, Vox, Los Angeles Times, Harper, Courtney Barnett, Glenn Gould, Bazaar, Joe Hill, Julien Baker, Kevin Morby, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Hazlitt