Legendary folk/punk figure Billy Bragg is set to tour the US in the lead-up to this years election, making a dozen or so stops along the Eastern Seaboard beginning in mid-October.
This week, Spinner launched a new Interface podcast, featuring an in-studio performance from Billy, singing songs from his latest release Mr. Love and Justice, and well as an in-depth interview with the revered populist in which he talks about trying to overthrow Margaret Thatcher's government, the music he's most proud of and how Prince Charles is "a f-king jerk." See it here.
Mr. Love and Justice, Billy's 12th studio album and his first in six years, has been widely hailed by fans and critics alike:
- "A return to form, a step forward, and a potent reminder of why Bragg's music still matters." -All Music Guide - "Whether you prefer him shouting vitriol on the picket line or whispering sweet nothings in the bedroom, you'll find plenty to enjoy here." -Billboard - "Frequently fantastic folk-rock that keeps both the faith and your attention." -Village Voice
Billy Bragg on Tour: 10-17 The State Theatre State College PA 10-18 State Theatre Ithaca NY 10-19 Monmouth University West Long Branch NJ 10-21 Somerville Theater Somerville MA 10-22 Somerville Theater Somerville MA 10-23 Lebanon Opera House Lebanon NH 10-24 Keswick Theatre Glenside PA 10-27 9:30 Club Washington DC 10-28 Rams Head Live Baltimore MD 10-29 Paramount Theatre Charlottesville VA 10-30 Attucks Theater Norfolk VA 11-01 Duke University Durham NC 11-02 The Orange Peel Asheville NC