Jim Carroll

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Why did the chicken cross the road? To plug his gig at the weekend

In The Ticket today, you will find an interview with John Turturro (“one of the most distinctive actors of his generation (and) the best reason to see Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen” says Donald Clarke), a short history of pre-historic …

Fri, Jun 19, 2009, 10:45

   

In The Ticket today, you will find an interview with John Turturro (“one of the most distinctive actors of his generation (and) the best reason to see Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen” says Donald Clarke), a short history of pre-historic movies, a look at how the summer is shaping up for festivals like Castle Palooza and Indiependence amd Brian Boyd on why EMI Records do not heart Danger Mouse.

There´s New Music love for Local Natives, Housse de Racket, Fly Girlz, Hundred In The Hands, EleventyFour and Rubik, while Lauren Murphy has the news on Dylan Haskins´new all-ages venue in Dublin, Belfast´s Trans festival and Sigur Ros trying to win a cuddly toy on Icelandic TV.

CD of the Week comes from Wilco and there are also releases of new releases from Gossip, White Denim, The Holy Roman Army, The Mars Volta, Oskar, Sam Isaac, Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics, Túcan and many more.

In the cinemas, the week´s new releases are Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, Fugitive Pieces and Katyn. Plus the weekly movie quiz and some DVD reviews from the lads who cover the flicks, there´s also movie news.

The Ticket: you know it makes sense.

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By the way: some very interesting comments still coming in here and here – thanks to everyone for their contributions to what has been another very busy week at OTR.

New week: a report from the Sonar festival in Barcelona. Yep, I´m back in Catalunya again with another bunch of Irish yahoos for the 16th running of the Sonar bulls. Tune in on Monday (or Tuesday) for the skinny. I´m here to do a special show for The Far Side in a few weeks and have already seen awesome live sets from Konono No 1 and Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics (and interviewed Hank Shocklee) so I´m very happy. See y´all next week.

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