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In The Ticket today, there are interviews with Grizzly Bear and Elvis Costello, a look at why ticket sales are slow this summer, New Music love for Speech Debelle, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Ghostcat, Django Django, Asdsska and …

Fri, May 29, 2009, 11:28

   

In The Ticket today, there are interviews with Grizzly Bear and Elvis Costello, a look at why ticket sales are slow this summer, New Music love for Speech Debelle, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Ghostcat, Django Django, Asdsska and Liechtenstein, Brian Boyd on why Abba always top the jukebox charts and Music News stories on Irish acts at Glastonbury, Island Records at 50 and Iggy Pop turning Stooge again.

CD of the Week comes from Julie Feeney and there are also reviews of releases from Yonlu (one of the most startling albums I´ve heard in a while), Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Patrick Wolf, The Veronicas, Steve Forbert, Bill Wells & Maher Shalal Hash Baz and many more.

New flicks in the cinemas this week are Drag Me To Hell, 12 Rounds, The Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, Fireflies in the garden and The girl cut in two (you could put the last two together for a very interesting concept movie). There´s news on David Holmes curating a film fest in Belfast, the Weekly Movie Quiz and what your future looks like according to Hollywood.

The Ticket: music and movies from here to there and back again.

As always, you can use this post to plug whatever comes to mind. Please note that like what seems like half the population – and certainly quite a few OTR readers – I am in Barcelona for Primavera so comments will not be updated as quickly as usual. Full re-up on Primavera on Tuesday. Last night´s highlight in two words? Lightning Bolt. Last night´s highlight in three words? OMG Lightning Bolt.

Have an excellent weekend