Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

What’s in The Ticket tomorrow – and your plugs

What you’ll find in The Ticket on your newstands, app and online tomorrow: The Ticket Awards: it’s not us, it’s YOU! It’s your chance to tell us about your year in music, film and games. Our critics have selected the …

Thu, Dec 1, 2011, 13:11

   

What you’ll find in The Ticket on your newstands, app and online tomorrow:

The Ticket Awards: it’s not us, it’s YOU! It’s your chance to tell us about your year in music, film and games. Our critics have selected the shortlists in everthing from Best Irish Film and Best Documentary (in film) to Album of Year, Irish Act of the Year and Gobshite of the Year in music and it’s over to you to decide. Forget the general election in February or the prez election in November, THIS is the only election which counts. Voting is open until midnight Sunday December 11 on irishtimes.com and we’ll reveal the winners in our special awards issue on December 16. You can heard Lauren Murphy, Tony Clayton-Lea and myself discuss the music choices on a podcast online from tomorrow.

Junior Boys: talking about finding funk in the Canadian wilderness and staying suave in a world of nerds ahead of their Dublin show on December 10.

Aloe Blacc: he needs a dollar, we need some answers to our questions

Plus reviews of new album releases (including Amy Winehouse, Drake, Korn, The Black Keys, Smith & Burrows, Brendan Begley, Sepalcure, Korallreven, Ogham, The Henry Girls), movies (The Thing, Happy Two Feet, We Have A Pope, Huge 3D, Les Enfants du Paridis, Blood In the Mobile), games (Assassin’s Creed: Revelations), apps, listings, news and much, much more.

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

Banter plug: it’s the Banter Review of 2011 and it happens at the Twisted Pepper, Dublin next Wednesday December 7 (the night after our two budgets – or three, if you count the German one). The thinkers, talkers and troublemakers who will reviewing the flotsam and jetsam of a very busy and eventful year are Sinead Gleeson, Miriam O’Callaghan and Conor Pope, with me as the one prompting them to stop talking about the royal wedding. Start-time is 8pm, admission is €5 on the door or sign up in advance to our guestlist here. Full info on Banters past on the new website.

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. Je suis dans Rennes pour le weekend raving a les Transmusicales, OK?

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 10 days from the date of publication.