Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

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 KhalifĂ©, Todd Terje, Trombone Shorty etc
New Music – Jain, JSPH, Life Is Better Blonde New music to get to know from Toulouse, Cincinnati and Melbourne
The wrap is still rocking in the free world Cash, Lyor Cohen, closed music venues, The Jam, the useless class, Tokyo theme cafes, Roger Stone, Yuval Noah Harari etc
Banter on online behaviour Why do people behave online the way they do - and what’s with all the hate?