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What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs

Your guide to the best in music and movies features, interviews and reviews from The Ticket’s A-team of writers

FKA Twigs

Fri, Aug 8, 2014, 08:08


God’s Pocket: Christina Hendricks talks about saying goodbye to Joan and Man Men’s office politics to star in a gritty, star-studded drama that features one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last performances.

Jungle: the Electric Picnic-bound band talk a good game, know all about playing smoke and mirrors and have the album of the season to prove it.

FKA Twigs: Stradbally calling for Tahliah Barnett as she contemplates her trip from dancing in Jessie J videos to producing a cracker of an album in “LP1″

Wakolda: how Lucía Puenzo pulled off a great feat of storytelling with a coming-of-age drama centred on the South American adventures of the notorious Dr Josef Mengele

Amon Amarth: Ahead of the Viking metallers Dublin show, frontman Johann Hegg talks music, Norse mythology and his love of Irish epic metallers Primordial

Movie Bites: Danish director’s Babette’s Feast is considered by many to be the ultimate tribute to food on film, including Blini Demidoff au Caviar, buckwheat pancakes with sour cream and caviar

Plus CD reviews (including FKA Twigs, Neon Jungle, Wildest Dreams, Sinead O’Connor, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bear Hands, The Magic Numbers, Soja, Mirel Wagner, Chris Stout, Catriona McKay and the Scottish Ensemble, Andrew McCormack, Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio etc), film reviews (God’s Pocket, The Inbetweeners 2, Wakolda, Welcome to New York, All This Mayhem, Planes: Fire & Rescue, Lilting, The Unbeatables, To Catch A Thief), 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 Kinsale Arts Festival plug: Banter returns to the Co Cork town for our third visit in a year as part of this year’s Kinsale Arts Festival. Joining us on Saturday and Sunday September 27 and 28 will be Rory O’Connell, Mary Reynolds, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Pat Collins, Sully from Cully & Sully, Kieran Murphy from Murphy’s Ice Cream and Nuala O’Connor. Full details on times etc here.

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 at in the GAA – here. Subscribe via the iTunes store or, for Android users, this link. The Banter podcasts are produced by Tanya White

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. Just can’t see the shams getting past the Cats on Sunday.