What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs
The best in music and movies from The Irish Times’ crack team of writers
Alpa Papa: Steve Coogan discusses politics, privacy, Irishness and Alan Partridge
Eminem: ahead of ol’ Slim Shady finally getting to play Slane Castle, has Marshall Mathers avoided becoming just another heritage hip-hop act?
Jake Bugg: the journey from school drop-out to chart dominance
Lamb Of God: with their lead singer cleared of killing a fan, bassist John Campbell says the US metallers are just glad to be back on the road.
The Lone Ranger: you might think you don’t know Armie Hammer, but the man who plays The Lone Ranger has already impressed in The Social Network and J Edgar
Plus CD reviews (including Pearse McLoughlin & Justin Grounds, Washed Out, Pond, Melt Yourself Down, Mavis Staples, No Age, Diana, White Lies, Guy Clark, Gavin Whelan, Zbonics etc), film reviews (The Lone Ranger, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Foxfire, Grown Ups 2, Looking for Hortense, The Moo Man, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), games, apps, listings, movie quiz, 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.
Banter at the Kilkenny Arts Festival plug: the first of our three sessions at this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival takes place tomorrow afternoon in the Set Theatre from 2pm. Banter On Music will feature Neil Hannon talking about his life and times,
Mark Yarm on his fantastic oral history Everybody Loves Our Town about grunge, the Everybody Loves This Town panel discussion on Kilkenny rock starring Cormac Battle (Kerbdog, 2fm), Canice Kenealy (Engine Alley) and Malcolm Noonan (Jerusalem Taxis plus a very special guest performance.
Next Wednesday (August 14), Banter On Fashion takes place at the National Craft Gallery from 7pm with Angela Scanlon (TV presenter, fashion writer and stylist) and Sonya Lennon (RTE Off the Rails, Lennon Courtney and FrockAdvisor) musing on the quesion of what exactly is Irish style. Tickets for both on sale here.
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for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. The Dubs to continue their run despite a right, spirited rattle from JBM and his Rebels.