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In The Ticket this week, Arctic Monkeys grow their hair and talk about their new album “Humbug”, Christoph Waltz is the Inglourious Basterd of the Week, Stephen Shannon chats about being the current producer of choice for Irish bands and …

Fri, Aug 14, 2009, 09:16

   

In The Ticket this week, Arctic Monkeys grow their hair and talk about their new album “Humbug”, Christoph Waltz is the Inglourious Basterd of the Week, Stephen Shannon chats about being the current producer of choice for Irish bands and why buying a copy of the RTE Guide paid off in spades for Joshua Radin.

There are New Music berths for She Keeps Bees, New Villagers, Jesse Booth, The Drums, Aloha From Hell and Golden Bloom. From the Music News desk, there are stories about music at Dublin’s Fringe Fest, Adrian Crowley’s new record deal and trouble on Broadway for Bono and The Edge’s Spider-Man.

The Arctic Monkeys also claim the CD of the Week slot and there are reviews of releases from Hockey, Throw Me The Statue, Kid British, Maxwell, Cornershop, Calvin Harris, Guidewires and others.

New flicks in a cinema near you this week include the excellent Sin Nombre, A Perfect Getaway, Imagine That, Bandslam, Aliens In The Attic and Mid-August Lunch. OTR asks: how many of those reviews were written by Donald Clarke under the influence of Sunn O)))? Probably all of ‘em: DC is a fierce man for the drone-rock. Plus the weekly movie quiz, DVD reviews and film news.

The Ticket: hey, hey, we’re the Monkeys.

OTR hurling prediction: Tipp to beat Limerick on Sunday by a handful of points. I’m with John Allen on this one – Limerick are not turning up at Croker on Sunday just to have a look around Dublin 3.

OTR plug: if you’re around Dublin tomorrow night, drop into Banter at the Twisted Pepper. Full details here

Les Paul RIP

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