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Billy Bragg To Receive AIM Outstanding Contribution To Music

Punk/folk protest legend Billy Bragg, a long time left-wing advocate with a deep discography, will be receiving AIM’s Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the group’s Independent Music Awards.  The event takes place on September 3.  Bragg released his seventeenth album earlier this year entitled Tooth and Nail. You can purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Jailed Pussy Riot Member Hospitalized On 7th Day Of Hunger Strike

For Maria Alekhina of the female punk band Pussy Riot, hunger is no game. She was hospitalized on the 7th day of her hunger strike which she describes as a persecution campaign against her. Alekhina and her bandmates were arrested last year for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” for an impromptu punk protest against Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s main cathedral. The members were given two year sentences. Alekhina was set to attend her parole hearing last week in hopes of an early release, like bandmate Samutsevich who was released on…

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