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This week in The Ticket, there are interviews with Bell X1 (whose new album “Blue Lights On The Runway” is a hell of a dashing thing) and Emmy The Great (guess she never read On The Record’s review of her …

Fri, Feb 6, 2009, 10:12

   

This week in The Ticket, there are interviews with Bell X1 (whose new album “Blue Lights On The Runway” is a hell of a dashing thing) and Emmy The Great (guess she never read On The Record’s review of her performance at Eurosonic), a feature on indie music’s love affair with strange instruments and reviews of new albums by Lily Allen, “Counter Culture 2008″ (the Rough Trade record shop staff’s excellent round-up of the year just gone) The Phantom Band, Marnie Stern, Moriarty, Van Morrison (“Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl”), Warren Zevon (a reissue of his self-titled debut), The Fray and Sky Larkin.

Meanwhile, Eoin Butler reviews the singles and Lauren Murphy’s Music News looks at current Irish music shows on TV and the web and previews Brighton’s Great Escape festival.

In New Music, you’ve got profiles of the excellent Wavves and In Case of Fire plus the Three to Try are Micachu & The Shapes , Jay Electronica and Sounds of System Breakdown.

On the Movies side of the house, there are reviews of The Good, The Bad & The Weird, Bolt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and two other flicks which get a one-star rating which means the reviews are well worth reading. As is Kevin Sweeney’s piece about how Bolt makes a profound statement about modern America.

And finally, there’s a couple of excellent pieces in the Business section today about music downloading on the back of last week’s Eircom v the Big 4 decision. Pick of the bunch is Danny O’Brien’s column on why the record business’s plans are doomed to fail because they ignore ongoing changes in digital technology

That’s the end of the ad from us. Now, your turn. Plug your wares in the comments below.