What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs
The best in music and movies reviews and features from your friends at The Ticket
Kick Ass 2: “I don’t run around trying to kill people and cuss. If anything, these roles teach you what not to do.” Chloe Grace Moretz gets up in our grill again.
Nine Inch Nails: an audience with the Belsonic-bound Trent Reznor
Disclosure: the Lawrence brothers are going to work it out with the pop album of the year
Tame Impala: psych Q&A with the Aussies who play Dublin’s Olympia next Wednesday
Kuma: Turkish director and scholar Umut Dag on his new drama set in Vienna about a second wife
Plus CD reviews (including Julia Holter, Franz Ferdinand, Hot 8 Brass Band, Julianna Barwick, Superchunk, Tired Pony, Youngblood Hawke, Zola Jesus etc), film reviews (Kick Ass 2, 2 Guns, The Big City, Kuma, Call Girl, Planes), games, apps, listings, movie quiz, news and much, much more.
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Banter at the Kilkenny Arts Festival plug: the final of our sessions (the fashion one the other night at the National Craft Gallery was a total hoot) at this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival takes place tomorrow afternoon in the Parade Tower from 2pm. Banter On the Big Issues will feature Maeve O’Rourke (Justice for the Magdalenes), Orla Tinsley (cystic fibrosis rights campaigner) and John Smith (Trócaire campaigns co-ordinator) talking about campaigning; Colm Tóibín (novelist and playwright), Maureen Kennelly (arts producer, programmer, curator of the Mountains to Sea DLR Books Festival and former director of the Kilkenny Arts Festival and Cúirt International Festival of Literature), Donnacha Dennehy (composer and Crash Ensemble founder) and Willie White (Dublin Theatre Festival artistic director and chief executive) discussing the state of the arts and what we’re learned over the last 40 years and a topical panel on political reform starring Harry McGee (Irish Times), Eamon Ryan (Green Party leader), Mary O’Rourke (former government minister, TD and senator) and Sarah O’Neill (Dailwatch). Tickets 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for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. Limerick by a handful of points and Davy to explode on the sideline