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

All grown up: Tinie Tempah

Fri, Apr 4, 2014, 07:54


Tinie Tempah: looking over his shoulder at where he came from and looking ahead to a bright new pop future

Divergent: superstar young adult author Veronica Roth on the film of her multi-million selling book starring Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley and Theo Jones

Ben Watt: after a decade of DJ-ing and running a record label, Ben Watt is back with a solo album and an acclaimed memoir

Calvary: Dylan Moran talks about swapping his usual stand-up persona for a role as a dodgy property developer in John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to The Guard

Kurt Vile: the Philly dude on how last album “Smoke Ring” changed everything for him.

Bang the Beat: Ian Maleney’s podcasts with the best underground tech tracks of the month

Plus CD reviews (including Future Islands, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Morrissey & Marshall, Friends Of Emmet, Dan Croll, Foster the People, Kate’s Party, Vinny Peculiar, Enda Reilly, Billy Hart Quartet, Christine Tobin etc), film reviews (The Double, Divergent, Noah, A Story Of Children and Film, Rio 2, Tom at the Farm), 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.

Podcast plug: Banter is now in the podcasting business with new episodes from our previous adventures in talking going live every week. You can listen to or download our latest podcast, which features the one and only Paul Morley talking about David Bowie and the art of cultural chameleons (recorded at Other Voices in London last year), here. Catch up on the podcasts to date here or subscribe via the iTunes store or, for Android users, this link. The Banter podcasts are produced by Tanya White for Old Hat.

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