Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

BB King RIP The Mississippi blues' legend has died at the age of 89
New Music – Formation, Beach Baby, Retiree Two acts to check out at this weekend's Great Escape and one new Australian band to add to your new bands' list
Wanted: smart international music conference The growth in music showcase events and festivals worldwide highlights the decline in great convention and conference programming
Musicians talking about music and other stuff Interviews from the paper with Roisin Murphy, Peter Gordon and Passion Pit
Soundings from the British general election Some takeaways and thoughts from last week's UK election and the weeks of campaigning beforehand
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Featuring Shamir, Saun & Starr, Fetty Wap, Hot Chocolate, Pale Honey, Tony Allen, David Morales, Shanti Celeste and more
New Music – Jeen, The Japanese House, Pleasure Beach New musc from Toronto, London and Belfast
Full line-up for Sounds From A Safe Harbour Tickets for the Cork festival go on sale on May 21