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The Longitude of AlunaGeorge

Fri, Jul 19, 2013, 07:51


Vanessa Hudgens: Disney High School Musical grad Vanessa Hudgens on leaving her squeaky clean schoolgirl image behind for new flick Frozen Ground based on the real-life hunt for serial killer Robert Hansen in 1980s’ Alaska

Pat Shortt: the man from Killinascully, Mattie, Father Ted, Garage and D’Unbelievabes on his role in Lance Daly’s new movie Life’s A Breeze

John Bishop: how a failing marriage helped the comedian move from playing pubs and sheds to bigger rooms and more illustrious venues. Plus who to catch at the Vodafone Comedy fest at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens next weekend.

AlunaGeorge: the Longitude-bound duo tell us about how they came together and the joys of making “flopsie wopsie” beats.

Phoenix: ahead of their Longitude appearance, Phoenix guitarist Christian Mazzalai claims recent success hasn’t changed the French band

Plus album reviews (including AlunaGeorge, Fuck Buttons, Ciara, Matias Aguayo, Standish/Carlyon, Grant Hart, Paul Motian, Keith Loss, Mike Pride, The Undertones, Sean McKeon, Jennifer Byrnem James McMillan etc), film reviews (Blancanieves, Breathe In, Frozen Ground, Easy Money, Life’s a Breeze, At World’s End), 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.

Banter plug: our latest hook-up with the ladies at The Anti Room is “BUT what about the MENZ?!”, which sees Stephen Donnelly TD, Patrick Freyne, John Byrne and Mark O’Halloran joining Anna Carey and Sinéad Gleeson to discuss gender roles, stereotypes and what feminism means to them. The date: next Thursday, July 26. The venue: the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1). The time: doors open at 7.30pm and the Bantering begins at 8pm-ish. The cost: there’s limited free admission if you sign up 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for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. It’s like ’95 on the hurling field and in the weather charts, innit