All "Billy Bragg" stories

Return to Story

Billy Bragg Says Taylor Swift Is A Liar Who Sold Her Soul To Google

Billy Bragg must have an invite to YouTube’s new Music Key subscription service because he’s noticed Taylor Swift’s albums in Music Key’s library, and he’s not happy about it. Swift recently caused a stir by pulling her entire catalog from Spotify, sparking a back and forth between the streaming service, Swift, and her label. I… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 18, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Watch Courtney Barnett & Billy Bragg Cover The Velvet Underground On RocKwiz

Here’s something Wikipedia just taught me: “RocKwiz is an Australian television quiz show series, focused on rock music and featuring different guest artist musicians who perform live in each episode.” That sounds like a great show! I wish we had it over here! A recent episode featured the team of one actual Australian, the great… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here’s Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW’s metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photos from our intrepid photographers — RyanMore »

By: stereogum / March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

Stereogum Does CMJ: Billy Bragg @ Arlene’s Grocery, NYC 10/17/07

While we were downing bloody marys with Sparrow House, Abbey was just a few blocks away at Arlene’s Grocery, taking in a sweet set from, yes, Billy f’in Bragg. The man ripped through an eight-song set of classics and new cuts. Abbey adds:This was most definitely ‘Freedom Fighter Billy’ and the crowd was floored … More »

By: Stereogum / October 18, 2007 - 5:00 pm