Jim Carroll

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What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs

The best in music and film features, interviews and reviews

Go ahead and jump: Charlene McKenna

Fri, Apr 26, 2013, 08:24


Iron Man 3: Ben Kingsley embraces his inner baddie.

Echo & the Bunnymen: Ian McCulloch on life as a heritage act

Jump: Charlene McKenna leaps from Raw to Jump and Ripper Street

Ghostpoet: Q&A with Obaro Ejimiwe about his second album “Some Say I So I Say Light”

Michael Rother: how a Neu! day is dawning for the Krautrock pioneer

New Found Sounds: podcast of new Irish music

Plus CD reviews (including Primal Scream, Iggy & The Stooges, Steve Earle & The Dukes (& The Duchesses), Cayucas, The Leisure Society, !!!, The Men, Electronic, Donovan, etc), film reviews (Bernie, White Elephant, The Look Of Love, Jump, Iron Man 3), 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.

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. Playing this, that and the other upstairs from 10pm and downstairs from 11.30pm will be Piotrek & Shrem (The Andrews’ Sisters’ Brothers), Cillian and myself. Admission is free.

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for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. You should be dancing, yeah.