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DOWNLOAD: Billy Bragg - O Freedom (NEW MP3)

Billy Bragg & Kate Nash @ FILTER Courtyard, SXSW 2008 (jinners)
Billy Bragg & Kate Nash @ SXSW

"Our friendship is based around an affinity for the Shangri-las," said Bragg as he strapped on Nash's guitar, suggesting that this was more than just a deft move by her people to insulate her from knee-jerk criticism ("Well if Billy Bragg thinks she's a bit of alright then maybe..."), while also placing her within a grand British tradition of songwriters like Ray Davies, Paul Weller and Bragg himself. The two traded lines like old friends, before launching into a three-song set of the Shangri-las' "Give Him A Great Big Kiss," Bragg's classic "New England" and Nash's "Foundations," a tell-off song that's everything "Dickhead" isn't: clever, introspective and fun. [Time Out]
That's not the first time Billy & Kate performed together - videos from SXSW and another time can be found at the end of this post.

Billy Bragg played a few shows while he was in Texas for SXSW, and then last night (March 16th) he opened for The Pogues at Roseland Ballroom in NYC.

Billy also has a new album coming out April 22nd on ANTI called "Mr. Love and Justice". The MP3 on the top of this post is from that album. Download that now. Then check out the videos of he and Kate below.......

Kate Nash & Billy Bragg - Foundation / New England

Kate Nash and Billy Bragg sing "A New England", SXSW 2008

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Kate Nash has two NYC shows coming up - more dates for her HERE.

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Comments (7)

Kate Nash also joined Billy on stage at Roseland last night. They played "Give Him a Great Big Kiss" and "New England" together.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 12:07 PM

She also sat in on a (trad?) Irish tune, playing tin whistle for supposedly the first time on stage. She stuck around for all of The Pogues, singing along from her seat on the mezzanine. She clearly was enjoying the crowd's enthusiasm.

(Show was fun overall. I really liked Billy's opening set. And the Pogues were pretty much what I expected.)

Posted by Jeremy | March 17, 2008 12:14 PM

She was also seen eating a hot dog at at Grey's Papaya with a great deal of enthusiasm. It was quite apparent that she was a fan of the delicious processed meat product. Mustard and green relish were applied liberally to the delectable treat.

Posted by Jeremy | March 17, 2008 3:44 PM

Sorry. I forgot I am supposed to keep comments to the absolute bare minimum. Thanks for reminding me, Jeremy 3:44. (That's how you refer to someone, right? Clearly I need a refresher.)

Posted by Jeremy | March 17, 2008 4:01 PM

processed meat is so good. and i'll pour some of that relish and mustard on kate nash's twatadoo, and munch on that like the horny bastard that i am. "gosh, someone needs to get out more!"...yeah, i'll go out, but with noone, so this is my life, deary.
also, i'm going to start a band...sort like garage music meets the broadway musical rent. i'm looking for an thin girl with no expression just to stand on stage, mainly just to be still. the band name is wah wah wee wah, figit dexter. it's clearly an inside joke to myself, because i lack friends and character.

Posted by samkilo | March 17, 2008 11:33 PM

does anyone have a 'give him a great big kiss' recording/video?

Posted by sb | March 18, 2008 10:12 AM

garage music meets rent? david bowie's done several albums like this already.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2008 8:02 PM

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