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Flight of the Conchords: the story of “New Zealand’s fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo a capella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo” as told by Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement ahead of their Dublin shows next week. O Emperor: the Cork/Waterford band tell Lauren …

Fri, Apr 30, 2010, 09:22

   

Flight of the Conchords: the story of “New Zealand’s fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo a capella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo” as told by Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement ahead of their Dublin shows next week.

O Emperor: the Cork/Waterford band tell Lauren Murphy why they think a major label deal is a good move for their imperial intentions

Cinemagic: Davin O’Dwyer previews the third take of the festival intended to get young folks up close and personal with film-making.

Plus: new albums reviewed from Flying Lotus (CD of the Week slot for the far-out “Cosmogramma”), Kormac, Courtney Love, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Nice Nice, We Saw Heaven, Lady Antebellum and others, and reviews of new flicks in the cinemas including Nightwatching, Iron Man 2, Revanche, The Last Song and The Disappearance of Alice Creed.

All this and more in The Ticket, in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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