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EP10: Friday’s highlights

I cast a spell on you: Janelle Monae wows the masses (Pic by Brenda Fitzsimons from The Daily Ticket) We heart Janelle: she took our breath away. They’ll be talking about this for quite some time to come. Foals: beefy …

Janelle Monae preps for round two. Photo by Brenda Fitzsimons

Sat, Sep 4, 2010, 14:19

   


I cast a spell on you: Janelle Monae wows the masses (Pic by Brenda Fitzsimons from The Daily Ticket)

We heart Janelle: she took our breath away. They’ll be talking about this for quite some time to come.

Foals: beefy and muscular with lots of time and space for the new tunes which they go at with considerable gusto

Cloud Castle Lake: the first Irish band of the weekend to make us smile. Lovely high-end vocals married to fascinating 1+1=7 psych dramatics.

Jolly Boys: it took me about two minutes to realise these mento veterans were actually doing “Blue Monday” and that I wasn’t imagining things

PiL: the bass is king as Lydon snarls and raves his way through a cut-and-paste selection from the back-catalogue. Dude was spotted on Saturday morning in Dublin airport jousting with an eightsomething warrior from out Blessington way called Paddy for a buggy. Paddy won.

The food: the matador pie from Pieminister duking it out with the poached salmon from Rathmullan House for the tastebuds of the Daily Ticket team.

Play Roxy for me: we heart the deluded lad who gatecrashed his way backstage not once, not twice, but three times looking for Bryan Ferry’s autograph for his ma. Some mothers do ‘ave ‘em.