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In The Ticket this week, Donald Clarke has a chinwag with Jason Reitman, the direct of Up In the Air, Tony Clayton-Lea throws his eye over the Choice Music Prize shortlist (as do the OTR readers), former Choice Music Prize …

Fri, Jan 15, 2010, 11:21

   

In The Ticket this week, Donald Clarke has a chinwag with Jason Reitman, the direct of Up In the Air, Tony Clayton-Lea throws his eye over the Choice Music Prize shortlist (as do the OTR readers), former Choice Music Prize judge Brian Boyd talks album prizes, Lauren Murphy says “hej” to First Aid Kit and Sinead Gleeson finds out from the people at Dublin’s Road Records about the ups and downs and ups of music retailing.

There’s New Music berths for Real Estate, Joy Orbison, Hold Your Horses!, Trilogy and Moonlight Bride, plus Music News stories on London’s Next Big Thing Festival, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble surfing to Donegal and Gary Lightbody’s new ensembles.

Album of the week comes from Owen Pallett and there are also reviews of new releases from These New Puritans. Lindstrom & Christabelle (what an album!), Fyfe Dangerfield, Eels, Adam Greene, Tindersticks, Blockhead, Delphic, Vincent Campbell and many more. Plus Eoin Butler does the Shuffle with the singles and downloads.

New flicks for your viewing pleasure include Up in the Air, 44 Inch Chest, All About Steve and Still Walking. Plus film news, DVD reviews and the weekly movie quiz.

The Ticket: there’s eating and drinking in it.

For those wondering where all the Choice action is with leading members of the Irish rock aristocracy throwing their toys out of the pram, you’ll find it here.

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