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The weekly plugging session – ours and yours

In this week’s Ticket, there’s an interview with Chris Brown (yes, we have gone off to find the answer to the “who the hell is Chris Brown?” question posed by On The Record readers), Brian Boyd looks at Motown and …

Fri, Jan 30, 2009, 09:14

   

In this week’s Ticket, there’s an interview with Chris Brown (yes, we have gone off to find the answer to the “who the hell is Chris Brown?” question posed by On The Record readers), Brian Boyd looks at Motown and race and there are reviews of new albums from Andrew Bird, A Camp, Titus Andronicus, Nickel Eye, The View, The Welcome Wagon, Susumu Yokota, Thomas Newman’s soundtrack for Revolutionary Road, Johnny Cash (a reissue of “Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison”) and this week’s CD of the Week is “Dublin Made Me” by Liam O’Connor and Seán McKeon.

In the New Music world, there are profiles of Telepathe and Jazmine Sullivan plus the 3 to Try this week are Margaret Healy, Stórsveit Nix Noltes and The Brothers Movement. In Music News, Lauren Murphy has the skinny on the first five acts for Oxegen 2009, a cricket-themed concept album and Steve Martin recording with Mary Black.

Filmwise, there are reviews of Revolutionary Road, Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist, The Broken and two other flicks I’ve never heard of before. Donald Clarke also talks to director David Fincher about the making of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Plus DC’s dastardly weekly film quiz.

Now, over to you. Use the comments field below to plug your wares – including any new bands I should be checking out.