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In the Stradbally-bound Ticket this week, we preview next weekend’s Electric Picnic with a stage by stage and day by day guide and talk to EP ’09 acts Madness and J Tillman. There’s also interviews with Richmond Fontaine and Nell …

Fri, Aug 28, 2009, 09:53

   

In the Stradbally-bound Ticket this week, we preview next weekend’s Electric Picnic with a stage by stage and day by day guide and talk to EP ’09 acts Madness and J Tillman. There’s also interviews with Richmond Fontaine and Nell Bryden, plus Brian Boyd goes hair to hair with Sweet Panther.

In New Music, we put up the bunting for Amanda Blank, Koko Von Napoo, the awesome Mickey Gang (you’re going to love the Mickey Gang), The Crêpes, Hurts and BellaJane (for some reason, the New Music stuff ain’t online yet), while there are Music News stories about Hard Working Class Heroes, Oasis and The Blizzards.

Album of the Week comes from Jamie T and there are also reviews of releases from Little Dragon, Kate Walsh, David Guetta (is it true that the dude really gets 80k for a DJ-ing gig?), David Geraghty, Noah & The Whale, Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs, Fontan, the Kenneth Bager Experience, Austin Lucas and many more.

New flicks getting the once-over this week are The Hurt Locker, Broken Embraces, Funny People and Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One. Plus: DVD reviews, movie news, the weekly movie quiz and Donald “drone rock” Clarke gets hot and heavy about marketing

The Ticket: hardcore, we know the score

Other stuff: my interview with the EP ’09-bound Nile “Chic” Rodgers is here. Apple say yes to Spotify on your iPhone. And if you only read one book about a rock star and his folding bike this weekend, make sure it is this one.

The OTR noticeboard is now open for yer plugs. Keep them short and sweet and declare an interest where relevant. Please note that plugs are accepted on the whim of OTR and may be edited for length/clarity/common sense. Please also note that events which come with a commerical sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. And please enjoy music responsibly.