Tag: Billy Bragg

Music, Popdose Interviews

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

Power pop secret weapon Paul Melançon preps new music that could have been no music at all....


The Cheer-Up Is On: Songs to Break the Gloom

Your friends are liars., your family in pieces, and your country is confused. What do you do next?...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

Podcast, Songs of Freedom

Songs of Freedom: Episode Seven — 2014 So Far

Matthew Bolin & Lyana Fernandez are back with the 7th episode of Songs of Freedom, as they use protest music associated with events of the...

Music, Popdose, Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

Tonight's date night hosts, Mr. Bragg and Mr. Franks, invite you into the study with Col Mustard and Mrs. Peacock. Who did it in the light...

Podcast, Songs of Freedom

Popdose Presents Songs of Freedom: Episode One

In the first episode of "Songs of Freedom", Popdose music contributor Matthew Bolin and Lyana Fernandez look at R.E.M., P.J. Harvey, and...

Current Events, Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Does Music Need to Get Political Again?

There's a noted lack of political commentary in modern pop music. Is that such a bad thing?...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 7

So, I took at least an inital recommendation last week to listen to some Blue Oyster Cult and spun the record the vast majority said to...


Music, Pop Goes the World

Pop Goes the World: “Ruby Trax,” Disc 1

In 1992, to celebrate their 40th birthday, NME enlisted 40 bands to cover Number One hits by other artists, and the results were nothing if...


Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Folk Festival 50, Newport, R.I. (Day One)

The Newport Folk Festival turned 50 over the weekend, and Popdose's Ken Shane was there. Read his recap of the festival's first day here....


Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Ian McLagan

One of rock's most distinctive and respected keyboard players, Ian McLagan has appeared on a long list of hits by other artists -- and he's...


Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Interview: Jonatha Brooke

Jonatha Brooke is one of those artists whose name always sounds familiar – if only because, really, how many people named...


Meta, Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 10/31/08 — Everybody’s Doing Springsteen Except Bruce (But He Has a Mean Woody)

Badly Drawn Boy – Thunder Road from Uncut Magazine Bruce Springsteen Tribute Volume 1(2003) The Knack – Don’t Look Back...