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In The Ticket this week, Ireland’s favourite Mexican guitarists Rodrigo and Gabriela talk about their new album, Friendly Fires prep for their date with Mercury Music Prize destiny next week, we play with The Beatles Rock Band, Brian Boyd salutes …

Fri, Sep 4, 2009, 09:13

   

In The Ticket this week, Ireland’s favourite Mexican guitarists Rodrigo and Gabriela talk about their new album, Friendly Fires prep for their date with Mercury Music Prize destiny next week, we play with The Beatles Rock Band, Brian Boyd salutes the late, great Ellie Greenwich and Donald Clarke previews a new Raymond Chandler retrospective at the IFI.

There’s New Music applause for Japandroids, Everything Everything, Forest Fire, Teengirl Fantasy, French Horn Rebellion and Grammatics, while Lauren Murphy’s Music News beat has stories on Florence & The Machine’s poetry reading at EP09, Carlow’s new arts shack and details of the We Love Dancing In The Dark hop at Dublin’s Fringe Fest.

Albums of the Week come from The Beatles (no escaping those reissues at the moment, it seems), plus there are reviews of releases from HEALTH, Dawn Landes (really looking forward to hearing this one – and nope PR dude, I don’t have it ‘cos you didn’t send it to me), The Cribs, Mayer Hawthorne, Cat Malojian, Declan De Barra, Peter Yorn & Scarlett Johansson, Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls (a wonderful collaboration between Tommy Guerrero, Money Mark and Shawn Lee), Richmond Fontaine and many more.

New flicks in the moviedromes this week are District 9, (500) Days Of Summer and Sleep Furiously. Plus, from the movie dept, there’s also film news, DVD reviews and the weekly movie quiz.

The Ticket: outstanding in our muddy field since 2000.

EP09: this here blog will carry updates, reviews and the like all weekend from Stradbally so stay tuned. Photos from the sunnier side of the site taken last night are here.

EP09 transport update: per AA Roadwatch (and it is well worth rechecking that site during the day for more updates on this), “a number of carparks have been relocated following heavy rain in recent days and there has been a last minute change to the traffic plan as a result. * Motorists on the N8 towards Abbeyleix will continue onto the N7/M7 and join the Dublin and Limerick traffic, exiting at J16 Carlow (Ballydavis Interchange). From there, motorists will head towards the Bloomfield R/A, meeting up with the Portlaoise traffic. Gardai will direct motorists in two directions, one group towards the Lamberton jct and the other group towards Stradbally on the N80. * Long delays can be expected from approx 12pm on the all approaches to M7 J16, on the N80 Portlaoise/Carlow Rd, on the Abbeyleix/Stradbally Rd (R425/427), in Stradbally Village and in the surrounding area. *

The OTR messageboard is now open for business. Plug away to your heart’s content – we especially welcome plugs from bands playing EP09 this weekend with details of their slots and a short and succint sales pitch on why people should go to see them. 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 with a commerical sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. Have a lovely weekend. And…..c’mon Tipp!

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