Tag Archives: Billy Bragg

Might As Well Jump: KEXP’s Leap Day Video Roundup

It’s Leap Day, a strange overage of 24 hours that occurs in the Gregorian calendar every four years. Or, if you believe Tina Fey and the TV show 30 Rock, it’s a day when a mythical gilled-man named “Leap Day William” trades candy for children’s tears. Either way, KEXP has compiled this list of songsRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Veterans Day 2014

#88305893 / gettyimages.com It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. A reminder that next Tuesday is when Veterans Day falls this year. Whether you’re pro-military or not, take aRead more…

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Friday On My Mind: Favorite Recent KEXP Remote Sessions

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind our weekly blog post that is centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. We present to our listeners the finest in musical performances and this is not confined just to the walls of our current home at DexterRead more…

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Live Video: Billy Bragg at SXSW

At his most vitriolic, Billy Bragg is still a softy. The now legendary British singer-songwriter has made a name for himself since the 80’s through crooning romantic ballads and biting political critique. Both originate from the same place; for Bragg, as for his hero Woody Guthrie, love for humankind is the heart of protest. SoRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

What a fantastic time of the year for shows in Seattle! As the weather heats up, so does the frequency of shows it seems. With just about something for everyone this week, we start off on Monday night with yet another great evening with Mudhoney, this time at Easy Street Records. Jamie Lidell, Empress Of, andRead more…

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Out This Week 3/19

It should be no surprise that several of the artists topping this week’s list of new releases were making appearances at SXSW last week, but two of them were also previewing their new songs live on KEXP during our broadcast from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop. Billy Bragg and Palma Violets both gave memorable performances. Bragg,Read more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 2: Billy Bragg

With a career spanning over three decades Billy Bragg has acquired both a massive catalog and fanbase. His engaging stage presence and brilliant songwriting have cemented him as one of the most successful folk rock singers in the world. In fact, this past January he was honored for lifetime achievement at the BBC Radio 2Read more…

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Friday on My Mind: KEXP’s Broadcast from Austin

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Next week, from Wednesday, March 13th, through Saturday, March 16th, KEXP will be broadcasting from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin duringRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

Hip-hop mag XXL recently released its 5th annual Freshman Class, and Seattle’s own Macklemore was deemed worthy of inclusion. Though the up-and-coming MC is nothing new to Northwest hip hop fans, he has yet to receive the amount of national media coverage many 206ers feel he deserves. Hopefully, wielding a gold-dipped pipe in the centerRead more…

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Weird At My School: Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

When I was a little boy, folk music was the only kind of pop I knew. My father had an enormous LP collection, but it was comprised almost entirely of classical fare. At the far end of the bottom cabinet, partially blocked by a side table, was the only evidence I could find that myRead more…

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