Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Tunes for the weekend from Barnt, Deers, Van Morrison, Perfume Genius, We Are Shining, Aqualung, Goat, Sleater-Kinney and many more
New Music – Dej Loaf, Greywind, Leon Bridges New acts from Detroit, Killarney and Fort Worth for you to run the rule over
What went wrong at the Samhain festival? The negative feedback from last weekend's Samhain festival in Co Meath is all about bars, buses, queues and sound systems
Banter at the Sound of Belfast Four artists chew the fat as Banter revisits the northern capital for the week-long music festival
Is bigger really better when it comes to artist management? The newly minted Maverick group signals a significant sea-change when it comes to music management
Archive: Daniel Lanois Ahead of his forthcoming Dublin show in 2015, here's Daniel Lanois talking about why a great producer requires empathy
Rock’n'roll and all that jazz A new book from Greil Marcus takes a road less travelled when it comes to putting rock'n'roll's history on the page
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Tracks for your bank holiday weekend listening pleasure from Orbital, Kiesza, Orchestra Baobab, Halos, The Slowest Clock, Caribou, Christian Scott and many more