Jim Carroll

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Christmas card from a plugger in Minneapolis

In The Ticket this week, we share some horchata with Vampire Weekend, talk back-story with The Antlers, come up with some sequels which might – might – be better than the original flick, get all boxed-up for Christmas and round …

Fri, Dec 4, 2009, 10:32

   

In The Ticket this week, we share some horchata with Vampire Weekend, talk back-story with The Antlers, come up with some sequels which might – might – be better than the original flick, get all boxed-up for Christmas and round up some of the readers’ comments about the “controversial” lists of albums and movies of the decade.

Acts in the New Music frame are Unicorn Kid, Pearl Harbor, Phantogram, Dinosaur Feathers and Lido Pimienta, while there’s Music News on Christmas FM, The Magic Numbers in Trim and Shane McGowan’s TV show about gardening.

Album of the week comes from Jesca Hoop and there are also reviews of releases from 30 Seconds to Mars, The Boy Least Likey to, Neon Indian, Woodsman, “5 Years of Hyperdub”, Mulatu Astatke, John Barry, Abram Wilson, Carla Bley and many more.

New films for you to throw your popcorn at this week are Me and Orson Wells, The Descent Pt 2, The Merry Gentleman, Johnny Mad Dog, Southland Tales, The Girlfriend Experience, Cracks, Planet 51 and Situations Vacant. Plus movie news, DVD reviews and DC’s weekly movie quiz.

The Ticket: please enjoy culture responsibly.

Feed your head: the Intravenous Music Exhibition takes place in Waterford’s Soma Gallery (Lombard St.) from December 7 to 12 with daily gigs at 1pm, seminars, photo exhibitions and more. Check out their website for more info.

Feed your head (2): don’t forget the Beatyard event in the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey Street, Dublin) tomorrow from noon. Loads and loads of stuff going on and the full schedule here.

Listastic: last call for anyone who wants to submit their music highs and lows for 2009. If you want to have you say, you can have it here.

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