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BILLY BRAGG

Photo Gallery: Billy Bragg + Courtney Barnett - The Tivoli, Brisbane (20.03.14)

Billy Bragg and Courtney Barnett put on an excellent show at The Tivoli in Brisbane. Andrew Wade was in attendance to bring you these images.

Photo Gallery: WOMADelaide - Adelaide Botanic Gardens (07.03.14 - 10.03.14)

Alex Kwong takes us to the massive WOMADelaide with this photo gallery featuring Billy Bragg, Arrested Development, Dub Inc, Fat Freddy's Drop and many, many, many more...

the AU interview: Billy Bragg (UK) on his Australian tour!

On this eve of his Australian tour, Larry Heath caught up with UK artist Billy Bragg to talk about the trip, his last jaunt down under for BIGSOUND, Courtney Barnett, his latest record... and, naturally, they get a little bit political and froth over guitars...

Tour Updates: Osunlade, Armin van Buuren, Shannon Noll, Avenged Sevenfold and more!

OSUNLADE

In this issue: Osunlade replaces Joe Claussell in Adelaide Festival’s Lola’s Pergola, Armin Only announces Australian tour, Shannon Noll postpones ‘Invincible’ tour dates, Avenged Sevenfold date change and Asking Alexandria confirmed as support, Billy Bragg adds date to Australian tour, Elizabeth Rose adds new tour dates and premiere's “Sensibility” video, Nina Las Vegas announces more guests on national tour and Public Enemy announce supports for tour.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 20th February 2014

In this issue: Circoloco hits Sydney this ANZAC Day, Rudimental are taking over Sydney Harbour for Channel [V] Island Parties, Shapeshifter return to Australia, Billy Bragg adds Sydney show, Red Bee wrap up tour with a hometown show, O’Fest hits UTS featuring Art Vs. Science + heaps more and Phebe Starr launches new single featuring Steed Lord.

WOMADELAIDE announces full program lineup for 2014.

The lineup for one of the best parts of Adelaide's festival season has been announced with the official reveal of the 2014 WOMADelaide program! With Billy Bragg, Arrested Development and Emel Mathlouthi already announced in recent months, the full lineup names some more excellent talent from around the globe.

Album Review: Billy Bragg - Life's a Riot with Spy vs Spy: 30th Anniversary Edition (2013 LP)

To get an idea of how far Billy Bragg has come since Life’s a Riot with Spy vs Spy was first issued 30 years ago, one only has to listen to it in tandem with Tooth & Nail, the album he released earlier this year, considered by some critics to be his best effort thus far. Tooth & Nail is steeped in an American roots sensibility. Life’s a Riot with Spy vs Spy is, well, something of a riot, with its loud guitar and raw vocals.

Photo Gallery: Billy Bragg + Patrick James - Factory Theatre (13.09.13)

Billy Bragg played the Factory Theatre with guitar and stories about Margaret Thatcher. Supported by Patrick James. Photography by Pete Dovgan

Billy Bragg returning to Australia in 2014!

Billy Bragg will be returning to Australia in March 2014 to show off his new and highly acclaimed album Tooth & Nail.

Photo Gallery: BIGSOUND Live - Night 1 (11.09.13)

Fortitude Valley was once again taken over by the Australian music industry for the first night of BIGSOUND Live for 2013. We sent Heath Carney along to bring us these photos. Featuring Billy Bragg, Adalita, Feelings, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The Delta Riggs (pictured) and many more...

Event Review: BIGSOUND Day Two (11.09.13)

BIGSOUND Festival Hypothetical

The second day of BIGSOUND was technically the first day of the traditional conference program and marked the beginning of the frenzied meetings, interviews and water cooler conversations. Ironically, most of the conference tends to happen outside of the official conference - it is incredibly convenient to have the country's industry professionals all in the one building. So as managers, promoters, bands, journalists and others ducked out to the nearby pubs and cafes for a quick chat with each other, the main official program charged ahead.

BIGSOUND 2013: What you should know and who you should see!

With BIGSOUND gearing up for what is going to be another successful run in 2013, we thought it'd only be beneficial to give you a comprehensive guide of what's set to go down, what we recommend catching and more - no doubt your schedules are already causing headaches from the amount of awesome individuals set to speak and perform.

BIGSOUND announces first round of artists and speakers to appear at 2013 conference.

BIGSOUND returns for its 12th year in 2013 and tonight, they have revealed the first lot of artists and industry professionals set to perform and speak at the music conference in Brisbane later in the year. The September 11-13 event will be represented by some of the best in the international and local market, with the following artists set to perform, with more still to be announced:

Xavier Rudd
Washington
The John Steel Singers
Bleeding Knees Club
Stonefield

Album Review: Billy Bragg - Tooth and Nail (2013 LP)

It was some years ago that I first came across Billy Bragg; it was a lover, so inspired by his music that at times he was moved him to tears, who recommended him. Despite this moving declaration, I am ashamed to say that at the time, I did not share the same enthusiasm. It was some time before I had cause to listen to him again.