Jim Carroll

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Alt-J ponder life from a sofa

Fri, Apr 19, 2013, 08:12


Alt-J: how to take a shortcut to success and Mercury Music Prize gongdom.

Arts & Crafts: marking ten years of great music from the Canadian label with Kevin Drew and Jeffrey Remedios

Pierce Brosnan: Mr Smooth on his new flick Love Is All You Need

Evil Dead: cult hero Bruce Campbell discusses the remake and being famous in the right way

Booking the cooks: Frank Turner cooks up some pork shoulder in his own=label wheat beer

Plus CD reviews (including June Tabor, Iain Ballamy & Huw Warren, Phoenix, Charles Bradley, Dead Can Dance, Generationals, Colin Stetson, Frank Turner, The Crayon Set, Martin Speake, Kurt Vile, The Cedars etc), film reviews (Promised Land, The Frames: In the Deep Shade, Evil Dead, Love Is All You Need, King of the Travellers), games, apps, 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.

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for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. We’re up all night to get lucky.