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One of the SXSW 20: Kelela

Fri, Mar 21, 2014, 07:40


SXSW: the best 20 bands we saw in Austin, Texas last week while cycling around the city like a blue-arsed fly

Kaiser Chiefs: big Chief Ricky Wilson on primetime TV, his musical mojo and the Kaiser Chiefs’ new album “Education, Education, Education & War”

The Double: you may know Richard Ayoade best from The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh and Garth Merengi but he’s also the director of Submarine and now, The Double, a take on the Doestoevsky novella. He talks to Tara Brady

Starred: a new movie star has arrived, suggests Donald Clarke of Jack “Skins” O’Connell’s searing performance in prison drama Starred Up. He meets the upfront Derby native

Plus CD reviews (including Hauschka, The Raglans, Simon Felice, Eleanor McEvoy, Phantogram, The Notwist, Ekopledz, Elton John, My Chemical Romance, Julian Arguelles, Oko, The Friel Sisters, etc), film reviews (About Last Night, Labor Day, Starred Up, Salvo, The Unknown Known, Yves Saint Laurent), 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.

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