Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs

Fleet Foxes: Robin Pecknold on pastoral harmonies, WB Yeats’ The Isle of Inishfree and Astral Weeks. He didn’t know about what The Ticket’s Album Club had in store for his new album, obviously. Bridesmaids: Kristen Wiig wigs out about female …

Fri, Jun 24, 2011, 08:00

   

Fleet Foxes: Robin Pecknold on pastoral harmonies, WB Yeats’ The Isle of Inishfree and Astral Weeks. He didn’t know about what The Ticket’s Album Club had in store for his new album, obviously.

Bridesmaids: Kristen Wiig wigs out about female comic actors.

Album Club: the Popical Island collective tackle the Fleet Foxes’ “Helplessness Blues”.

Austra: our favourite ex-opera singer from Canada on her new electronic pop sounds.

Milton Jones: the art of the one-liner from the man who plays the Vodafone Comedy Festival in July. Plus the international acts to catch at the four day laughathon in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens.

Plus reviews of new albums (including Gillian Welch, Beyonce, Foster the People, Junior Boys, Henrietta Game, Shabazz Palaces, Pete Holidai, “Invasion of the Mysteron Killer Sounds” and Craig Taborn), movies (Bridesmaids, Countdown to Zero, Incendies and Viva Riva!), games (Red Faction Armageddon) and apps (Glastonbury 2011), listings, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

The OTR plugs service is now open for business. Please feel free to plug and recommend stuff away to your heart’s content, but remember some simple rules: (a) declare an interest where one should be declared, (b) plugs are accepted on the whim of OTR and may be edited for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. Only losers take the omnibus.

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