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In The Ticket this week, 50 Cent tells us why it’s tough out there this weather for a hip-hop playa, we profile a new DIY guide for girls who want to rock and Cymbals Eat Guitars share the contents of …

Fri, Nov 13, 2009, 02:13

   

In The Ticket this week, 50 Cent tells us why it’s tough out there this weather for a hip-hop playa, we profile a new DIY guide for girls who want to rock and Cymbals Eat Guitars share the contents of their rider with us

There’s New Music hip-hip-hurrahs for Free Energy, C!ties, Slow Motion Heroes, Traz and Percolator, while the Music News has stories on Other Voices, Autobahn’s Mad Hatters Ball and Fucked Up and friends doing their version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

Album of the week comes from Michael Nyman and David McAlmont (a glorious collaboration) and there are also reviews of releases from Twinkranes, Ceu, St Catherine’s Homes for Lazy Infants, Tori Amos, JLS, Noelie McDonnell, The Mountain Goats, Keith Jarrett and many more.

New flicks for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure) include The White Ribbons, 2012, Harry Brown, Cold Souls, Amelia, Taking Woodstock and Tulpan. Plus movie news, DVD reviews and the weekly quiz to make you realise you don’t know as much as Donald Clarke.

All this AND – ta-dah – the finest guide to going out in the land.

The Ticket: flying high every Friday

This is probably (with a bit of luck) the only OTR plugs post which will ever be written in Newark Airport, New Jersey. We’re en route to Canada for the Music Newfoundland and Labrador conference, but the weather has meant flights are delayed and I’ve found out more about this airport than I ever really wanted to know. Rang Bruce to see if he wanted to do lunch, but the dude was out. Still, found this reminder of the aul’ sod while I was wandering around trying to stay awake….

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