Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Remembering J Dilla Recalling the genius of James Yancey a decade on from his death.
Here’s the Forbidden Fruit line-up Underworld top the bill for the June bank holiday weekend festival
Venue and festival news round-up Beyonce, Life festival, T In the Park, Whelan's, New York festivals, Iceland Airwaves, Groove Festival etc
The wrap is not playing rugby this week Including music managers, Mardi Gras, stock photography models, Belle & Sebastian, Frank Sinatra, hidden offstage musicians and much more
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Mulatu Astatke, Nu Shooz, Hannah Holland, Gil Scott-Heron and others
New Music – The Magic Gang, Ruth, Frances Rose New music to make you smile from Brighton, Kerry/Dublin and New York
Banter’s general election review A review of the action, cliches and characters of the campaign 36 hours before the polls open
Bruce Springsteen, Croke Park, May 2016 More excitement ahoy than an All Ireland football final