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Strokes and plugs

In The Ticket this week, we talk to Julian Casablancas about solo albums and Strokes’ issues, Donald Clarke hits The Road with Viggo Mortensen, we pay tribute to the late, great Michael Dwyer with a selection of his articles from …

Fri, Jan 8, 2010, 11:03

   

In The Ticket this week, we talk to Julian Casablancas about solo albums and Strokes’ issues, Donald Clarke hits The Road with Viggo Mortensen, we pay tribute to the late, great Michael Dwyer with a selection of his articles from the back-pages of the paper, Brian Boyd books his ticket for the Meteor Music Awards and there is New Music love for Lonelady, Sisters of Transistors, Angkorwat, Number Theory and School Tour.

Album of the week comes from Vampire Weekend and there are also reviews of new releases from Mike Slott, Laura Veirs, Clipse, Florence Rawlings, Good Shoes, Peter Von Poehl, You Me At Six, Chris Wood, Rita Hosking, Huw Warren, Gil Evans and many more. Plus Eoin Butler saddles his pony and goes on the trail of new singles and downloads in Shuffle.

New flicks getting the onceover are The Road, Daybreakers, It’s Complicated, Treeless Mountain and It Might Get Loud. Plus film news (including plans for a third screen at Dublin’s IFI), the weekly movie quiz and DVD reviews.

And, of course, the most comprehensive guide to going out that you’ll find in any Irish publication.

The Ticket: no business like snow business

The first OTR community noticeboard of the new year and decade is now open for business. You know the score: plug and recommend stuff (even Irish TV comedy shows – yep, the fascinating discussion from earlier this week is still very much going on) but remember to declare an interest where one should be declared. Please note that plugs are accepted on the whim of OTR and may be edited for length/clarity/common sense. Events with a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. Now, has anyone seen my toboggan?