Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

The wrap of the week

On The Record Presents 2013: our showcase of acts to watch in 2013 takes place at Dublin’s Twisted Pepper on December 22 and will feature Forrests, Katharine Philippa, Wife and Rosie Carney. Tickets for the event are now on sale. …

Thu, Dec 13, 2012, 09:12

   

On The Record Presents 2013: our showcase of acts to watch in 2013 takes place at Dublin’s Twisted Pepper on December 22 and will feature Forrests, Katharine Philippa, Wife and Rosie Carney. Tickets for the event are now on sale. To get you in the mood for the night, here’s Unknown’s remix of Katharine Philippa’s “Home”

Benefit Belfast: And So I Watch You From Afar, LaFaro, Axis Of, Eatenbybears, Ed Zealous, Bats, More Than Conquerors and many more play a benefit show on Saturday (December 15) at Belfast’s Mandela Hall to rise finds for the MacMillain Cancer Foundation and NI Bowel Cancer in memory of Bart Lyons. Tickets are just £8

Jazz 2013: after last year’s trip to Portugal, the 12 Points festival of new European jazz returns to Dublin’s Project Arts Centre from February 13 to 16. Full details on the line-up in the new year.

Forget the BBC Sound of 2013 poll, Shazam is saying that 2013 will be the year of French Montana, Bei Maejor, AlunaGeorge, Joey Bada$$, Haim, Baauer, Rhye, Angel Haze and Becky G based on their tags.

Graph of the week: the evolution of the headphone.

A gadget a day for the Christmas.

2013 predictions: Facebook’s Head of Brand Design Paul Adams says ’13 trends will include mobile, small networks and aggregation of data.

More 2013 predictions, this time from games’ entrepreneur Dylan Collins.

The 100 most infuential tech stories and trends of 2012

Forget predictions for 2013, here are 110 predictions for the next 110 years.

You’ve heard of people buying Twitter followers, but it seems that Facebook too may be home to some nefarious practices.

Interesting piece on what the music business can learn from the EDM boom in the United States.

How live music business disruption buzz Detour is working out. Really worth keeping an eye on how Detour develops in 2013.

Vote now! While voting continues in The Ticket Awards until Sunday night, voting is now underway for the sixth annual Irish Festival Awards and continues until January 31. Categories for your consideration include Best Large Festival, Best Value, Best New Festival, Greenest Festival and Best Line-Up.

Here’a sneak preview of Alex Winter’s Downloaded documentary about Napster which will be getting a release in

Old skool FTW: some seasonal old skool fun and games as Mark Kavanagh (Sound Crowd, Olympic Ballroom and The Star) and Francois (the legendary Francois Pittion, that is, of UFO fame) join forces at Dublin’s Button Factory on December 28. Expect four hour of classics.

Trent Reznor plus Dr Dre equals Daisy. Really interesting profile of Reznor in the latest issue of The New Yorker (sub only) as he talks about the new music streaming service, which will be “a service that adds a layer of intelligent curation…like having your own guy when you go into the record store, who knows what you like but can also point you down some paths you wouldn’t necessarily have encountered.”

How Mason Jar is disrupting the music video process. Er, hello? Myles O’Reilly and Arbutus Yarns have been on this shizzle for aaaaages.

More lists: 22 albums you may have missed in 2012 (though not if you were paying attention to OTR).

Who’s up for some AC/DC this morning? Here they are playing London’s Hippodrome in October 1977. Punk rockers looking on in astonishment just off-camera.

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