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What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs

The best in music and movies from The Ticket in The Irish Times

Fri, Feb 22, 2013, 08:49


Nick Cave: on tearing up the Nick Cave rule book and starting afresh with the Bad Seeds’ new album “Push the Sky”

Little Mix: yes, they’re still going.

Stoker: Korean film-maker Chan-wook Park brings his Eastern sensibilities to a very strange part of the American South in a film more about jealousy than vampires

Tim Roth: on being the good guy in a film, Broken, for a change

The Bloody Beetroots: whip up some tuna orecchiette. Note: no beetroots.

Plus CD reviews (including Mark Eitzel, Palma Violets, Girls Names, Flume, Karl Bartos, Lloyd Cole & Hans Joachim Roedelius, DeLorean Suite, Ryan Keberle & Catharsis, Gerry Cullen, Richard Thompson etc), films (To the Wonder, Lore, Cloud Atlas, Song for Marion, Mama, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God, Fire In the Blood, Hardy Bucks), games (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, Sumioni: Demon Arts), apps (Notabli), listings, movie quiz, 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.

Glider plug: if it’s the last Friday of the month (and payday), it’s time for Glider at the Workman’s Club, Dublin 2 with myself, Cillian and special guests playing this, that and the other upstairs from 10pm and downstairs from 11.30pm. Admission is free.

Banter plug: our next Banter session will be It’s A Man’s World at the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1) next Tuesday (February 26) with Sean Moncrieff (Newstalk), John Buckley (SpunOut), John Evoy (founder Irish Men’s Sheds Association) and Damien Mulley (Mulley Communications and a zillion other things) discussing what it means to be a man in Ireland today, why men don’t talk about issues which affect them and the huge benefits of actually discussing this kind of stuff. Doors open at 7.30pm, the Bantering gets underway at 8pm and admission is free, but you need to sign up to the invite list which you will find here.

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. Let’s get ready to rumble.