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Chumbawamba: The End

Chumbawamba: The End

By Chumbawamba: That’s it then, it’s the end. with neither a whimper, a bang or a reunion. Thirty years of ideas and melodies, endless meetings and European tours, press releases, singalong choruses and Dada sound poetry, finally at an end. It’s hard to sum up whywithout sitting you down one at a time and having a proper conversation, but that’d take too long. So, in as few words as possible, here goes. We felt we’d got to a … Read entire article »

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Billy Bragg: Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards 2011 Version

Billy Bragg: Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards 2011 Version

By Billy Bragg Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards 2011 Version It may have been Camelot for Clegg and Cameron But on Coalition Cul-de-Sac there’s not much business going on Youth unemployment’s rising and factories are failing, Public servants marching, Europeans need help bailing Things have not been this bad since the days of Margaret Thatcher So keep calm and carry on watching X Factor In the former Soviet Union the citizens demand To know why they’re still the target of Strategic Air Command And … Read entire article »

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Billy Bragg: Protest And Occupation – Interviewed On The Future Of The Left

Billy Bragg: Protest And Occupation – Interviewed On The Future Of The Left

By Billy Bragg & Kevin E.G. Perry In between the Occupy movement and the Left Field In Motion Tour, the Bard Of Barking is as busy as ever. He talks to Kevin E G Perry about a life of resistance. On Saturday (Oct 15) I was one of thousands of people packed into a tight knot outside St Paul’s Cathedral. The heavy-looking wall of policemen made it abundantly clear we’d get no closer to the London Stock Exchange, … Read entire article »

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Akala & Billy Bragg: Left Field In Motion Tour

Akala & Billy Bragg: Left Field In Motion Tour

By Billy Bragg & Akala, and more… A round table discussion about music, politics, and touring, across folk, hip-hop, and punk. … Read entire article »

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Eric Sundermann: Tom Morello at Occupy Wall Street on Oct. 13 – “Take It Easy, but Take It”

Eric Sundermann: Tom Morello at Occupy Wall Street on Oct. 13 – “Take It Easy, but Take It”

By Eric Sundermann Morello performs four-song set as the Nightwatchman in support of protest movement. Tom Morello performs at the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park. Griffin Lotz for RollingStone.com Tom Morello paused for a moment as he tuned his guitar in front of the Occupy Wall Street masses this morning at New York’s Liberty Plaza. “This is crazy out here,” he said, smiling. The Rage Against the Machine guitarist went on to perform a four-song set for … Read entire article »

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Paul Ortiz: Stetson Kennedy & The Pursuit Of Truth

Paul Ortiz: Stetson Kennedy & The Pursuit Of Truth

By Paul Ortiz   Stetson Kennedy passed away on Saturday, Aug. 27. He was 94 years old. Stetson died peacefully in the presence of his beloved wife, Sandra Parks, at Baptist Medical Center South in St. Augustine, Florida. Stetson Kennedy spent the better part of the 20th century doing battle with racism, class oppression, corporate domination, and environmental degradation in the American South. By mid-century Stetson had become our country’s fiercest tribune of hard truths; vilified by the powerful, Stetson … Read entire article »

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Marc Hogan & Amy Phillips: Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie Mermaid Avenue Box Set In The Works

Marc Hogan & Amy Phillips: Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie Mermaid Avenue Box Set In The Works

By Marc Hogan and Amy Phillips Guthrie 100th birthday celebration will also include a Jim James/Jay Farrar collaborative album. As American Songwriter reports, Woody Guthrie‘s 100th birthday would have been next year, and fans of the folk giant can look forward to a whole bunch of tribute festivities. The Woody 100 website chronicles everything we can expect in the coming months.In March, Nonesuchwill release a deluxe box set of Wilco and Billy Bragg’s Mermaid Avenue collaborations. Thosetwovolumes, released in 1998 and 2000, paired Guthrie’s lyrics … Read entire article »

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Boff Whalley: “In Defence Of Anarchy”

Boff Whalley: “In Defence Of Anarchy”

By Boff Whalley It’s the catch-all term that’s being used to describe this week’s riots. But is this really anarchy? Not even close, says Chumbawumba’s Boff Whalley, a self-professed anarchist. ANARCHY SPREADS!” So ran the front-page headlines of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail this week. Add in the Daily Star’s “ANARCHY IN THE UK” and The Sun’s “ANARCHY” and you have the print media’s current (and ongoing) favourite catch-all word: anarchy. Just the ticket for a … Read entire article »

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Boff Whalley: Chumbawamba Interview

Boff Whalley: Chumbawamba Interview

By Boff Whalley As we discovered from our chat with The Agitator, politics and music often go hand-in-hand as ideal creative ingredients. But what about anarchism? The notion of an ‘anarchist band’ initially seems to be a volatile one that wouldn’t last – but you’d be wrong for thinking that. With just shy of 30 years of visceral, satirical and often catchy music under their belts, Chumbawamba are by no means a rabble – they’re practically an institution. … Read entire article »

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Billy Bragg: Never Buy The Sun

Billy Bragg: Never Buy The Sun

By Billy Bragg: A song about the News of the World scandal called “Never buy the Sun”. Debut at Garforth Arts Festival. Recorded in his dressing room before the show. (video) … Read entire article »

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Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman Speaks #4

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman Speaks #4

To send a question to The Nightwatchman visit Nightwatchmanmusic.com (video) … Read entire article »

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