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What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs

Antonio Banderas: why the star of Black Gold is glad to be grey. The Jezabels: we talk to the Aussie rockers who have built their fanbase and profile with a relentless gigging schedule. Plus a bunch of new Aussie acts …

Fri, Feb 24, 2012, 08:40

   

Antonio Banderas: why the star of Black Gold is glad to be grey.

The Jezabels: we talk to the Aussie rockers who have built their fanbase and profile with a relentless gigging schedule. Plus a bunch of new Aussie acts to check out.

The War On Drugs: how the success of their second album “Slave Ambient” put Adam Granduciel and friends on a whole new level.

Wallis Bird: meet the real Voice of Ireland

Michael: director Markus Schleinzer on his unsettling, extraordinary new movie about a paedophile who keeps a young boy incarcerated in a basement.

Plus CD reviews (including Sinead O’Connor, Sleigh Bells, Memoryhouse, The Cranberries, Robert Glasper Experiment, Scuba, Pink Floyd, Palace, Ahmad Jamal, Graham Reynolds, Cormac Breatnach), films (Safe House, Black Gold, Laura, Rampart, Red Dog, Hadjewich, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Margaret), games (Star Fox 64 3D, Grand Slam Tennis 2), apps (NPR Music), listings, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

DJ-ing plug (1): I’ll be DJ-ing at the fabulous Glider tonight (Friday) with Alison Curtis and Cillian McDonnell. Glider happens on the last Friday of every month at the Workman’s Club, Dublin 2 and features a musical mix over two rooms which is best described as anything and everything. It all starts at 10pm and admission is free.

DJ-ing plug (2): I’m also DJ-ing at the Lightbox night at the Twisted Pepper, Dublin 1 tomorrow night (Saturday). There will be workshops at the venue during the day with live sets from 8pm from SertOne, Simon Bird, Monto, REID, Bantum and Tenaka. Other guest DJs include Nialler9, the Logikparty crew, Ian Maleney and Dan Hegarty. Admission is a fiver.

The OTR plugs service is now open for business. Please feel free to plug and recommend stuff away to your heart’s content, but remember some simple rules: (a) declare an interest where one should be declared, (b) plugs are accepted on the whim of OTR and may be edited for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. It’s been a hell of a week.