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In The Ticket today, we track down Gil Scott-Heron to talk to him about his awesome new album “I’m New Here” and other matters, Donald Clarke spruces up before talking to Tom Ford about A Single Man, there’s an interview …

Fri, Feb 5, 2010, 10:24

   

In The Ticket today, we track down Gil Scott-Heron to talk to him about his awesome new album “I’m New Here” and other matters, Donald Clarke spruces up before talking to Tom Ford about A Single Man, there’s an interview with The Low Anthem ahead of their Dublin show next week, Keith Duggan finds out what former South African rugby captain François Pienaar thinks of Invictus and there’s a look at new Disney animation The Princess and the Frog.

In New Music, we run the rule over Funeral Party, Anna Calvi, Active Child, Luna Belle and Logikparty, while there are Music News stories on Floyd Soul and the Wolf’s full moon album launch, more Haiti benefits and Brighton’s Great Escape festival.

Album of the week comes from Massive Attack and there are also reviews of new releases by Gil Scott-Heron, Sade, Ke$ha, Fionn Regan, At Last An Atlas, Lonelady, Husky Rescue, Seamus Tansey, Maire Breathnach and others. Plus Eoin Butler throws his leg over the singles and downloads in Shuffle.

New movies out this week include Invictus, Astro Boy, Eamon, Youth In Revolt, The Princess and the Frog and Mugabe and The White. Plus DC’s Screenwriter column, the weekly movie quiz and movie news.

The Ticket: oops upside your head

Plugs plug: one of the busiest posts on OTR this week was this post on earplugs. There’s loads and loads of practical advice and thought-provoking anecdotes in the comments section about why protecting your ears at gigs is a good idea. If you haven’t had a look and you’re wondering about that ringing noise in your ears, it might be a good idea to have a read of it.

Rain Machine incoming: two dates for TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone’s side-project at Belfast’s Speakeasy on April 14 (tickets £12 plus booking fee) and Dublin’s Academy on April 15 (tickets €16.05 plus booking fee).

It’s that time of the week again: the OTR community noticeboard is now open for business. Please feel free to plug and recommend stuff away to your heart’s content, but remember to declare an interest where one should be declared. Please note that plugs are accepted on the whim of OTR and may be edited for length/clarity/common sense. Events with a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. I’m also cutting down on those plugs which appear every week (you know who you are) so don’t say you weren’t warned. Hey, there’s blue skies over Dublin 3.

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