Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Tidal: a big wave or a drop in the streaming ocean? The success or failure of Jay Z's new streaming service will come down to three groups: fans, labels & the 99 per cent of acts who were not at the launch
Castlepalooza turns 10 Hercules & Love Affair, Of Montreal, Jape, King Kong Company and Fight Like Apes head list for Co Offaly festival's tenth run
Josie Jones RIP The woman behind Big Hard Excellent Fish passes away
The playlist – the tunes of the week at OTR HQ Tunes for your weekend listening from Kendrick Lamar, Torres, The Cyclist, Rhiannon Giddens, Genevieve, Villagers, Levon Vincent, Jason Moran and others
SXSW 2015: the 20 best acts I saw in Austin, Texas Courtney Barnett, Boogie, Fantastic Negrito, Kristin Diable, Wand, Milk & Bone, Leon Bridges, Shamir, Andy Schauf, Your Old Droog and 10 others make the cut
What’s the story with Irish surfing? As part of the Shore Shots surf film festival, Banter hits the waves
What’s in store for SXSW 2016? Final thoughts from Austin on this year's SXSW bonanza and a look at what might be ahead for the event
SXSW 2015 snapshots – six more acts from the mean streets of Austin, TX Thumbs up for Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, JUCE, Metz, Little Simz, Joseph and Milk & Bone