In The Ticket today, we check out Alexandra Burke’s X factor one year on, assess the TV show’s impact on the music business, talk to Paul Banks about being Julian Plenti, check out Richard Linklater’s fascination with Orson Welles, go …
In The Ticket today, we check out Alexandra Burke’s X factor one year on, assess the TV show’s impact on the music business, talk to Paul Banks about being Julian Plenti, check out Richard Linklater’s fascination with Orson Welles, go to the rodeo with Dawn Landes and find out about the festival wristband racket.
In New Music, we organise a ticker-tape parade for Memory Tapes, We Cut Corners, Jennifer Evans, Dum Dum Girls and Hey Rosetta!, while Music News rounds up the stories on 2fm DJ Jenny Huston’s “In Bloom” book on Irish rock, the Out On A Limb Records Xmas hooley and the Feedback festival.
Album of the week comes from Fidil and there are also reviews of releases from Lady Gaga, The Duchess and the Duke, “Indiepop ’09″, Rain Machine, Zoey van Goey, James Hand, Conor Furlong, The Nelson Brothers, Tommy Hayes and Ian Leslie, Amerie, Point B and many more. Plus Eoin Butler does the Shuffle with singles and downloads.
New films for your viewing pleasure this week include A Serious Man, Paranormal Activity, Law Abiding Citizen, Bunny & The Bull, Nativity!, Glorious 39 and Séraphine. Plus film news, DVD reviews and Donald Clarke’s weekly movie quiz.
The Ticket: we have the X factor night and day
Banter plug: join Richie “Jape” Egan, Nadine “Sunday Business Post/Phantom FM” O’Regan, Trevor “Tayor” O’Shea and myself tomorrow night for a rocket-powered blast through the last 10 years of pop culture as we review the Noughties. The venue is the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey Street, Dublin), we’ll kick off round about 8.30pm and admission is free though please fill in the form here to guarantee your place.
On the Record Presents plug: afterwards, you can check out the latest OTR Presents night as part of the venue’s first birthday bash. There will be live sets from the ace Dark Room Notes and the equally ace Not Squares plus I’ll be DJ-ing between bands.
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