Jim Carroll

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An Bord Plug Nua

In The Ticket this week, Donald Clarke screams about scarey-starey kids in horror flicks, Hockey talk about their escape from the second chance saloon, James Yorkston explains why songwriting is a nightmare, DeVotchKa plug their gypsy-indie sound, Conway Savage invites …

Fri, Aug 7, 2009, 09:52

   

In The Ticket this week, Donald Clarke screams about scarey-starey kids in horror flicks, Hockey talk about their escape from the second chance saloon, James Yorkston explains why songwriting is a nightmare, DeVotchKa plug their gypsy-indie sound, Conway Savage invites you for a glass of red wine and Brian Boyd rubs his hands with glee about the current bout of handbags between Eminem and Mariah Carey.

In New Music, we ask for a round of applause for Mayer Hawthorne, Thomas Dybdahl, Best Coast, Stornoway, Lost Chord and Egyptian Hip-Hop, while there are Music News stories on SXSW 2010 (and why the organisers would like more than just Irish indie acts to apply), the Arctic Monkeys giving a dig-out to Oxfam, the Them Crooked Vultures supergroup and the DubArtsFest.

“The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings” is the CD of the Week and there are also reviews of releases from The XX, Rory Grubb, Tommy Sparks, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Doris, Lightning Dust, Jay Reatard, The Stone Roses (the debut album’s “20th anniversary” cash-in – maybe Ian Brown will get around to listening to this and realise what a travesty he has become), James Yorkston, Steph Geremia and others.

New flicks to lure you indoors this week are Orphan, Mesrine: Killer Instinct, GI Joe: The Rise of the Cobra (it’s a colontastic week in the cinemas), Home, The Ugly Truth and Adam. Plus film news, DVD reviews and the weekly movie quiz.

The Ticket: scream if you want to go faster.

Some OTR parish notes. (1) Tune in on Monday for our annual census of Irish outdoor shows and festivals. (2) If you haven’t done so already, you have until Monday morning to enter our fabulous Foggy Notions tickets bonanza competition. (3) Don’t forget that Banter #2 will take place on Saturday week, August 15. “The A-Z of DIY” will feature Dylan Haskins (Hideaway House, Exchange Dublin) and Niall McGurk (Hope Promotions) talking about alternative all-age gig spaces in Ireland and the politics of doing gigs in gaffs, church halls and community centres. There will also be a screening of Dylan’s “Roll Up Your Sleeves” documentary (which is now out on DVD).

Now, it’s you turn to plug until you drop. The rules are simple: plug your gig or club or blog or whatever. Keep the plugs short, sharp and to the point (lengthy waffle and bumpf will be edited). Any plugs which are really ads will not be published. Have a sunny weekend.

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