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Shabazz Palaces

Fri, Jul 18, 2014, 08:09


I Am Divine: as a new documentary opens about Harris Glenn Milstead, AKA Divine “the drag queen of the century”, one of John Waters infamous Dreamlanders Mink Stole talks about the heyday of trash

Supermensch: why the heck has Mike Myers made a documentary about this dude called Shep Gordon? The latter, who has managed Alice Cooper, Anne Murray and Blondie, helped out Groucho Marx and created the concept of the celebrity chef, tells us about seeing himself on the big screen.

Ben Howard: the acoustic folk-rock star heading to Marlay Park this weekend for the Longitude festival. Plus the other acts to catch in the park.

Conor Oberst: on going it alone for his new album, collaborating with First Aid Kit and writing a sci-fi screenplay for Monsters of Folk

Shabazz Palaces: the return of the Seattle space cadets with new album “Lese Majesty”

Plus CD reviews (including Richard Thompson, God Knows & MynameisjOhn, Keaton Henson, K-Flay, Kodakid, I Heart the Monster, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Kevin Nolan, King Creosote, Om Unit Presents “Cosmology, Kirk Knuffke & Jesse Stacken, Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz, Winifred Horan), film reviews (Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, Some Like It Hot, Pudsey The Dog: The Movie, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Finding Vivien Maier, I Am Divine, Grand Central), 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 podcast plug: check out all 26 podcasts from the Banter team to date – including interviews with award-winning authors Eimear McBride and Donal Ryan, the awesome John Grant, social campaigner Peter McVerry, film-maker Gerard Barrett and actor Jack Reynor, David Gray and many more plus discussions on Dublin media, alternative spaces and where the money is in the GAA – here. Subscribe via the iTunes store or, for Android users, this link. The Banter podcasts are produced by Tanya White

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