Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

The wrap is looking forward to U2′s Pop tour Irish vinyl industry, lorem ipsum, Sister Nancy, CDs, the politics of sneakers, Technics 1200, The Chainsmokers etc
OTR column – here’s what 2017 will look like Consulting the tea leaves and crystal ball about the music business stories of 2017
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Tracks from Leyla McCalla, CeCe Winans, Saba, Miles Mosley, Terry Dolan, Folamour, Horse Lords etc
New Music – The Homie, Charley Crockett, Mankyy New music to cheer from Los Angeles, Texas and Clare
Radio silence: the ins and outs of Irish music on Irish radio Some musings on the Radiomonitor data about the stations playing the least and most Irish music
The wrap’s tsundoku is pretty sweet Including John Berger, new year's resolutions, George Michael, business, The Zutons, This Ain't No Disco, Frank Murray etc
The Christmas playlist – the sounds of the season at OTR HQ Starring Low, Bob Dylan, Big Freedia, Trombone Shorty, Tracey Thorn, Paul Simon, Okkervil River and many more
The Bantercast reviews of the year Check out Banter's brace of podcasts rounding up the last 12 months