Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

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In The Ticket today, Tara Brady looks at the chick flicks which Hollywood hopes will keep those not interested in the World Cup happy, Mary Hannigan casts football’s leading men (Wayne Rooney as Buzz Lightyear), The Redneck Manifesto talk “Friendship”, …

Fri, Apr 16, 2010, 10:46

   

In The Ticket today, Tara Brady looks at the chick flicks which Hollywood hopes will keep those not interested in the World Cup happy, Mary Hannigan casts football’s leading men (Wayne Rooney as Buzz Lightyear), The Redneck Manifesto talk “Friendship”, Wicklow metalheads Glyder admit they’re uncool, Zach Tillman sells us some “Pearly Gate Music” and Yorgos Lanthimos explains what his new film Dogtooth is all about.

There’s New Music love for The Rural Alberta Advantage, Sunday Girl, Baths (tip of the hat to Mrs OTR for that heads-up), The Riot Tapes and Diamond Rings, while there are Music News stories on Record Store Day, the Vantasival fest for campervan and scooter enthusiasts and the Bray Jazz Festival at 11.

Album of the week comes from Kate Nash and there are also reviews of releases by Seabear, Kid Sister, Ash (great PR stunt, lads), Patrick Kelleher, Harper Simon, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Darwin Deez, Chick Corea, Brooks Williams and many more. Plus Eoin Butler hits Shuffle with the singles and downloads and gaming gurus Ciara O’Brien and Joe Griffin review How To Train Your Dragon, Prison Break: The Conspiracy, Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

New flicks getting the once-over are The Ghost, City of Life and Death, Dear John, The Daisy Chain, Cemetary Junction and Repo Men. Plus movie news, the film quiz and the Screenwriter column from Our Man At Heathrow Airport, Donald Clarke.

The Ticket: your recommended weekly intake of movies and music

The Ticket app: it’s on the way. Steve Jobs is just reading the Kate Nash review first.

On The Record Presents: Mount Kimbie are supposed to be playing this tonight at the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1) but that bloody volcano may put paid to this. Update to come this afternoon.

The ongoing mystery of the Stevie Wonder gig: no, tickets for this one didn’t go on sale this morning as previously advertised. Not a sausage on this from the promoters (though they are offering volcano-related special offers like this) so your guess is as good as mine as to why you’d have an ad in the Sunday papers for a gig which then didn’t go on sale.

The Middle East: tickets for this one are most definitely are on sale this morning. Get ‘em fast because we reckon this may be one of the gigs of the year.

The OTR plugs service 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. Plugs which plug the same stuff every week will also be deleted – if people ain’t interested by now, you should really get the message. Let us talk about Treme next week, OK?

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