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Fri, Aug 30, 2013, 08:03


Janelle Monae: we talk feminism, funk, art and android with the “Electric Lady”

Factory Floor: how the London band created a vroom-vroom of an album in an industrial estate in Seven Sisters

About Time: Domhnall Gleeson talks about his role in Richard Curtis’ new time travel rom-com. Plus the perils of red hair in a heatwave.

Avenged Sevenfold: the California band expect to break into the big time with their new album “Hail to the King”

Black Ice: Johnny Gogan goes road-racing in the border counties in his new flick

Booking the Cooks: Saunderson Jones’ perfect Sunday picnic

New Found Sounds: our monthly scavagence hunt for new Irish sounds

Plus CD reviews (including Earl Sweatshirt, Chelsea Wolfe, Jetplane Landing, Rizzle Kicks, Grey Reverend, Porcelain Raft, Marine Girls, Aoife Doyle, Out Cold, Townes Van Zandt, Vieux Farka Touré etc), film reviews (Upstream Colour, The Way Way Back, When the Dragon Swallowd the Sun, Pain & Gain, One Direction: This Is Us, You’re Next, Plein Soleil), 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 at the Electric Picnic plug: it’s our annual visit to the Mindfield area at the Electric Picnic for a pow-wow on talk radio on Sunday afternoon. That’s the day before Pat Kenny and Sean O’Rourke take to the airwaves to do battle for mid-morning radio listeners in Ireland so we’ve gathered a panel of interested parties to look at the state of the Irish talk radio nation and the national obsession with people talking about stuff on the wireless. The Radio Ireland panel: Miriam O’Callaghan (RTE Radio One), Mick Heaney (Irish Times radio reviewer), Caroline Clarke (producer of the Moncrieff show on Newstalk) and John Purcell (chairman of Independent Broadcasters of Ireland, CEO KCLR 96FM and director of Newstalk). Radio Ireland takes place on the Leviathan stage at Mindfield at the Electric Picnic on Sunday September 1 at 5.30pm.

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