Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

SXSW 2017: hip-hop and Chuck Berry How hip-hop’s future stars take a leaf from the Chuck Berry playbook
OTR first play: Maria Kelly “Far Below” Hear the first track to be taken from the Irish musician's forthcoming debut EP
SXSW 2017: the best 20 new bands in Austin, Texas From Sigrid and Jain to The Middle Kids and Sarathy Kowar, the best in class at this year's event
SXSW 2017: from entertainment debt to Song To Song A round-up of the first half of the SXSW conference and festivals
SXSW 2017: Baby Driver, Win It All First reports from Austin and reviews of two world film premieres
OTR column: the problem with landmark venues The saga around Hamburg's recently opened and long delayed Elbphilharmonie is a lesson for those awaiting the arrival of venues like the Cork Event Centre
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Including Small Faces, Prefab Sprout, Marlene Enright, Taylor Bennett, Rami Khalifé, Todd Terje, Trombone Shorty etc
New Music – Jain, JSPH, Life Is Better Blonde New music to get to know from Toulouse, Cincinnati and Melbourne