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What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs

David Guetta: the perma-grinning French DJ and producer hits Marlay Park. Plus the other acts on the bill and the fear factor caused by last month’s rave-in-the-Park. The Black Keys: the duo who’ve gone from playing sleazy underground clubs on …

Fri, Aug 17, 2012, 07:54

   

David Guetta: the perma-grinning French DJ and producer hits Marlay Park. Plus the other acts on the bill and the fear factor caused by last month’s rave-in-the-Park.

The Black Keys: the duo who’ve gone from playing sleazy underground clubs on the dark side of town to the biggest stages around.

Ry Cooder “Election Special”: have a listen to the latest album from the mighty Ry. Plus a Joe-Breen-on-Ry twofer in the shape of an interview with Cooder and a review of the new album.

The Darkness: they’re back! Justin Hawkins flogs some “Hot Cakes” to Lauren Murphy

The 27 club: Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse all died at 27 and Jack L has tapped into their back-catalogues for his latest show.

Shadow Dancer: Tara Brady talks to Clive Owen about his role as a MI5 field officer who has to recruit a captured Irish republcian to betray her family in early 1990s Belfast.

The Imposter: Bart Layton on his new documentary about conman Frederic Bourdain, who duped an American family into thinking he was their missing child.

Plus CD reviews (including Bill Fay, Ry Cooder, Teengirl Fantasy, Toddla T, Wild Nothing, Alanis Morissette, The Darkness, Valentino is Dead, Cilla Black, Mike Stern, Mark Solberg, Nuala Kennedy), films (The Bird, Take This Waltz, The Expendables 2, My Brothers), games (Sound Shapes, Arcana Heart 3, The Walking Dead Social), apps (Agent Dash), 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.

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