This week in The Ticket – and your plugs
Kings Of Leon: ahead of new album “Come Around Sundown”, frontman Jared Followill talks about how the band are still growing after a decade on the road Shit Robot: Marcus Lambkin discusses his Dublin roots, new album “From the Cradle …
Kings Of Leon: ahead of new album “Come Around Sundown”, frontman Jared Followill talks about how the band are still growing after a decade on the road
Shit Robot: Marcus Lambkin discusses his Dublin roots, new album “From the Cradle to the Rave”, his best pal James Murphy and hanging out with German shepherds.
Howard Marks: the dopehead, drug smuggler and fairly decent dubstep DJ plugs new biopic Mr Nice
Plus: reviews of music releases from Antony & The Johnsons (CD of the Week for the fantastic “Swanlights”), Republic Of Loose, Tinie Tempah, Gold Panda, Dinosaur Pileup, Belle & Sebastian, New Amusement, The Dinah Brand, The Duke & The King, Tubby Hayes, Loose Tubes and more, plus new movies on the block including Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Life and Death of Charlie St Cloud, Life As We Know It, Mr Nice, Restrepo and Collapse.
All this and more in The Ticket, in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.
OTR at Hard Working Class Heroes: I will be doing a spot of panel-moderating and gig-hosting at the annual Hard Working Class Heroes festival in Dublin this weekend. The discussion panels, all on the theme of Welcome to the Future, will take place at the Button Factory (Temple Bar, Dublin 2) on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 October. Plus there’s an On the Record versus Nialler9 night on Saturday at the Workman’s Club (Wellington Quay, Dublin 2) featuring We Are Losers, Squarehead, Jennifer Evans, Strait Laces, Trophy Boyfriend and The Cast of Cheers. Full information on all HWCH activities here with the gigs’ schedule for the weekend here.
How Music Changed My Life: big thanks to Chris, Matt and Fiona for the invite to come down to the Glucksman Gallery in Cork yesterday to talk very fast about the above topic as part of the gallery’s Perspectives series in conjunction with the Mixtapes: Popular Music in Contemporary Art exhibition. Thanks to Kieran Hurley at Cork Campus Radio 98.3FM, the country’s only 24/7 college radio station, you’ll find a podcast of the talk here. If you haven’t already seen the Mixtapes exhibition about popular music in contemporary art, check it out. Don’t forget to head up the stairs to see the Mel Mercier-curated From the Sources which features performances by almost 100 traditional musicians of the first 986 dance tunes and airs contained in Aloys Fleischmann’s Sources of Irish Traditional Music. Both exhibitions run until October 24. Next Thursday, my Cork homeboy Stevie Grainger will be talking about music changed (saved!) his life – expect to hear how NWA turned him into the Bisto kid.
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