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In The Ticket today, Marina & The Diamonds shine bright on the cover, Jane Campion aims for the stars with her John Keats pic Bright Star, Katy Perry does some pouting, Joe Griffin salutes vigilantes on the big screen, Peter …

Fri, Oct 30, 2009, 11:25

   

In The Ticket today, Marina & The Diamonds shine bright on the cover, Jane Campion aims for the stars with her John Keats pic Bright Star, Katy Perry does some pouting, Joe Griffin salutes vigilantes on the big screen, Peter Crawley finds some new locations for the bleedin’ Abbey Theatre and Brian Boyd snorts in indignation at the idea of record labels and “duty of care”.

In New Music, we saw watch this space about Little Red, Surfer Blood, Kopek, Resurrection Fern and Crimea X, while Music News has the word on Umack’s 15th birthday bash, Tower Records marking 16 years in Dublin and tonight’s Destructors’ Manifesto bash..

Album of the Week comes from Tord Gustavsen Ensemble plus review of releases from Local Natives, Cold Cave, Brian Deady, Sonos, Boo Hewerdine, Joss Stone, Mark Eitzel, Redshape, The Basics, Miss Paula Flynn, Kraftwerk (those reissued remasters which I’m looking forward to hearing), The Mojo Gurus, The Unthanks and others. Eoin Butler’s Shuffle rounds up the singles, the downloads and the new Westlife single. Someone had to do it.

New flicks heading your way this week are An Education, 9, Tales From The Golden Age, This Is It and Dead Man Running. Plus movie news and the weekly quiz.

And, because I keep forgetting to mention them every week, the Ticket’s comprehensive entertainment listings are there for your perusal.

The Ticket: better for you than fried octopus.

Banter time: tomorrow night’s DEAF-friendly Banter is “90s vs 00s” with Dublin techno kingpins Francois (repesenting the 1990s) taking on Sunil Sharpe (repping the 00s) about which decade produced the most thrilling sounds and nights out in the capital city. It all kicks off at 8.30pm at the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey St., Dublin). As always, admission is free but capacity in the room is limited so please fill out the form here to guarantee your place. It’s going to be a good ‘un.

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