Jim Carroll

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What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs

The best in music and movies from your favourite weekly music and movies’ supplement

A rub of the relic: St Vincent

Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 07:55


St Vincent: a conversation with Annie Clark about rattlesnakes, cow dung, football, boxing, David Byrne, the NSA, selfies, music schools and, yes, the new St Vincent album.

The Book Thief: Emily Watson on life in a dangerous trade

Stalingrad: director and Putin supporter Fedor Bondarchuk, the point man of a new wave of Russian film-making, talks politics and bringing the battle of Stalingrad to the world in eye-popping 3D

Choice Music Prize: Sinead Gleeson assesses this year’s nominees and works out whose magpie eyes are hungriest for the prize.

Josef Salvat: the Australian singer-songwriter insists he’s still a work in progress

Plus CD reviews (including St Vincent, Neneh Cherry, Champs, Nina Nesbitt, NO, I Draw Slow, “Message in the Music: The Ashley Beedle Re-Edits”, Morrissey, Eugene Donegan, Death Vessel, Harry Bradley, Eggs Laid by Tigers, Tord Gustavsen Quartet etc), film reviews (Only Lovers Left Alive, Stranger By the Lake, A New York Winter’s Tale, Stalingrad 3D, Nymphomaniac 1 & 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.

Banter plug: the latest in our Living for the City series looks at the ins and outs of alternative spaces around the city with Orlaith Ross (The Crypt), Laura G Dovn (Block T), Peter O’Brien (Upstart) and Ciara Scanlan (MART). It takes place at Dublin’s Twisted Pepper on Wednesday next (February 26) at 6.30pm. Admission is free, but you need to sign up to the invite list here first.

Bantercast plug: we’re now in the podcasting business with new episodes from our previous adventures in talking every week. You can catch up on the broadcasts to date here or subscribe via the iTunes store or, for Android users, this link.

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for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. Alex Turner, eh?