Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs

The Ticket Awards: it’s YOUR turn to have your say. Vote on the various shortlists under the music (albums, tracks and videos; gigs, classical, jazz, trad and roots and festivals), film and games headings. If you’re not in, your band …

Fri, Dec 7, 2012, 08:15

   

The Ticket Awards: it’s YOUR turn to have your say. Vote on the various shortlists under the music (albums, tracks and videos; gigs, classical, jazz, trad and roots and festivals), film and games headings. If you’re not in, your band or director or game can’t win. Your voting form is here.

Seven PsychopathsMartin McDonagh on moving from plays like The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Cripple of Inishmaan to acclaimed flicks like In Bruges.

Pop goes 2012: The Pop Corner review of the year

Plus CD reviews (including Green Day, Majolian, Andy Stott, The Zolas, Mogwai, Action Bronson, Allah-Las, Memory Tapes, “Oscar the Hypno Dog and Other Tails”, Neon Quartet, Elizabeth Shepherd, Mike Vass, Anuna etc), films (Seven Psychopaths, Celeste and Jesse Forever, Man with the Iron Fists, The Oranges, So Undercover, Dollhouse, Laurence Anyways. Mother’s Milk, Turn Me On, Godammit!), 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.

Banter plug: always one of the most lively and enjoyable of sessions, Banter’s Review of 2012 (our 40th event!) takes place at the Twisted Pepper, Dublin next Wednesday night, December 12, with doors opening at 7.30pm. Helping us round up the heroes, villains and stories of the year will be Joe Duffy (Liveline, RTE Rado One), Emmet Malone (The Irish Times’ football correspondant) and Una Mullally (journalist, broadcaster and fellow blogger on the irishtimes.com block). Admission is free but you must sign up in advance to our guestlist here. Please note that we expect this one to be very busy so make sure you sign up for it today.

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for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. Transmusicales FTW!