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The best in music and movies every Friday with The Irish Times

Juicy: Peaches

Fri, Dec 13, 2013, 07:40


The Hobbit: Benedict Cumberbatch, the voice of Smaug, talks otters

Two money DJs: how Tiesto and Calvin Harris on tour is the sound of cash registers being hooked up to the biggest sound systems imaginable.

Peaches: “nobody cut off my nipples”

Christmas shopping: what’s in Tony Clayton-Lea’s basket for music lovers in the audience

Plus CD reviews (including Dear Reader, Audion, “ATT 6″, bEEdEEgEE, Gambles, MIA, Liam O’Connor, Amir Elsaffar, Everything But the Girl, The High Bar Gang, Mark Turner/Baptiste Trotignon etc), film reviews (Far Out Isn’t Far Enough, Fill the Void, The Innocents, The Hobbit 2), 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for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. It was the Ticket’s Xmas “do” last night.