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In The Ticket today, we talk with Martin Scorsese on the occasion of the maestro’s new flick Shutter Island, hear from Conor O’Brien about life with Villagers, profile six acts who could “do” a Villagers, listen to Owen Pallett talk …

Fri, Mar 12, 2010, 10:06

   

In The Ticket today, we talk with Martin Scorsese on the occasion of the maestro’s new flick Shutter Island, hear from Conor O’Brien about life with Villagers, profile six acts who could “do” a Villagers, listen to Owen Pallett talk about why he had to kill of Final Fantasy, get zoological with Noah Lennox AKA Panda Bear and revisit last week’s “controversial” Chicklet. For the games fans, there’s The Player column and reviews of FIFA 10: Ultimate Team, Aliens Vs Predator: Rebellion (also the title of the new Arcade Fire album) and Lips: Party Classics.

In New Music, we light ‘em up for Dam Mantle, Scary Mansion, Herzog, The Joy Formidable and The Bewitched Hands On the Top Of Our Heads and there’s Music News stories about the Body & Soul Gathering, the 13th Kilkenny Rhythm Roots Festival and Crystal Swing’s Dublin engagement.

Album of the week comes from Pablo Held and there are also reviews of releases from Humanzi, Liars, Gonjasufi, Stand, Jimi Hendrix, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, “Brownswood Bubblers 5″, Dan Le Sac v Scroobius Pip and many more. Plus Eoin Butler runs his thumb up and down his chin as he contemplates the singles and downloads in Shuffle.

New flicks eager for your cash this week include Shutter Island, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Fading Light and Green Zone. And you also have the weekly movie quiz, film news, the Stage Struck column on “the theatre” and, last but by no blooming means least, the very best guide to going out in the land.

The Ticket: for boys and girls.

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