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Claire: one of the Eurosonic choice dozen

Fri, Jan 31, 2014, 08:55


Dallas Buyers Club: the Oscar nominee talks reinvention, rom-coms and running the gauntlet of awards season

Eurosonic: the best new bands in Europe as caught in action at the annual hop in Groningen

Broken Bells: a mutual love of the Bee Gees helped Shins frontman The Shins frontman James Mercer and Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton come up with the second Broken Bells album “After the Disco”

Bill Callahan: on his latest album “Dream River” and a forthcoming dub version.

Lone Survivor: Peter Berg on his latest movie, a politically nuanced war movie which features what may be the greatest gunfight ever filmed

Plus CD reviews (including Nina Persson, Young Fathers, Maximo Park, Xiu Xiu, Andy White, Alfonso Lovo, Akkord, Giuliano Nistri, Padraig Rynne, Angelique Kidjo, Pat Metheny Unity Group, Norma Winstone/Klaus Gesing/Clauco Venier etc), film reviews (I, Frankenstein – the review is better than the film – The Armstrong Lie, Lone Survivor, Out of the Furnace, Free Fall, That Awkward Moment, Journal de France), 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.

Glider plug: if it’s the last Friday of the month (and payday), it’s time for Glider at the Workman’s Club, Dublin 2. Playing this, that and the other upstairs from 10pm and downstairs from 11.30pm will be Piotrek & Przem (Andrews Sisters Brothers), (Cillian, Tanya and myself. Admission is free.

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