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In The Ticket today, we play Texas hold ‘em at South By Southwest with the 20 finest new acts we discovered during the festival, plus interviews with SXSW acts Dark Room Notes (who also give us a few pages from …

Fri, Mar 26, 2010, 03:20

   

In The Ticket today, we play Texas hold ‘em at South By Southwest with the 20 finest new acts we discovered during the festival, plus interviews with SXSW acts Dark Room Notes (who also give us a few pages from their diary) and Dum Dum Girls.

While Cillian Murphy would probably have had a ball binge-gigging in Austin, he talks instead to Donald Clarke about Perrier’s Bounty. Cian Traynor looks at what happens when couples make beautiful music together, there’s a report on how TV panel shows are leading to bonanza stand-up comedy careers and Brian Boyd writes about Crystal Swing.

Album of the week comes from Oliver (nee Ollie) Cole and there are also reviews of new releases from She & Him, Titus Andronicus, Autechtre, To Rococo Rot, Altan, Bonnie “Prince” Billy (who plays a heap of Irish dates in July) and others.

New flicks in the cinema this week include Perrier’s Bounty, The Blind Side, Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang, Storm, Loudres, No-One Knows About Persian Cats and Lion’s Den. Plus the weekly movie quiz and film news.

The Ticket: nine out of ten cats prefer it.

The OTR community noticeboard is now open for your plugs. Please feel free to plug and recommend stuff away to your heart’s content, 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 Events with a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. As we’re still Stateside, comments will be updated in the afternoon. Have a nice day y’all – and if you’re going to the Irish Blog Awards do tomorrow night in Galway, have a blast.