Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

The last plugs of winter

In The Ticket today, there’s the story of Other Voices, a preview of the forthcoming Dublin International Film Festival, an interview with Corinne Bailey Rae about her new album and a chat with Tim Smith from Midlake about jazz, folk …

Fri, Jan 29, 2010, 10:34

   

In The Ticket today, there’s the story of Other Voices, a preview of the forthcoming Dublin International Film Festival, an interview with Corinne Bailey Rae about her new album and a chat with Tim Smith from Midlake about jazz, folk and everything inbetween.

In New Music, we roll out the red carpet for Freelance Whales, Sleigh Bells, Esben & The Witch, The Blue Choir and Kiss In Cities, plus Music News stories on Project Guest DJ in Mullingar, the forthcoming IMRO showcase tour and jazz fest 12 Points on the move for ’10 to Norway.

Album of the week comes from Patty Griffin and there are also reviews of new releases by Hot Chip, The Album Leaf, Lightspeed Champion, Los Campesinos!, Thao with The Get Down Stay Down, Pantha Du Prince, The Album Leaf, Craig Walker, Corinne Bailey Rae and many more. Plus Eoin Butler’s Shuffle column does the decent thing to a bunch of singles and downloads.

New flicks for your viewing pleasure this week are Precious, Edge of Darkness, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, 8.5 Hours and Adoration. Plus from the cinema dept: film news, the weekly movie quiz and DC’s Screenwriter column.

The Ticket: it goes all the way up to 11

Blog plug: it has been a darn busy week on the blog as two completely random musings attracted plenty of comments. It was the week when OTR turned into a feminist as we wondered why (almost) all daytime shows on national radio are hosted by men. And it was the week when a review of Owen Pallett’s gig in London turned into a lengthy discussion about reviews and the motivations of reviewers with helpful input from Michael Hann, the editor of the Guardian’s Film & Music supplement. A good week’s work.

The OTR plugboard awaits you. Plug and recommend stuff away to your heart’s content (including any and all Haiti benefit gigs you might be planning), 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 Events with a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. I’m also cutting down on those plugs which appear every week (you know who you are) so don’t say you weren’t warned. Brothers and sisters, the revolution will not be televised.

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