Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Prince and the record business Prince may have had a troublesome relationship with labels, but he still recognised their strengths and advantages
Castlepalooza shapes up for summer A rake of new additions and day by day line-up for the Co Offaly event
Out To Lunch all night long With Honey Soundsytem, Octo Octa and a discussion on reclaiming the queer dancefloor
The wrap only wants to see you in the purple rain Papa Wemba, the hum, Prince, diss tracks, Dublin Inquirer, Next Draft, trucking, Cork, spoliers etc
OTR column – Steve Miller’s not quite telling the full story Steve Miller's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rant against the record business convenietly overlooked how much he benefited from that same industry
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Tracks from Rue, Land Lovers, Evie Sands, Terry Allen, Hiatus Kaiyote, Julianna Barwick, Tim Hecker and more
Prince RIP The purple reign ends
New Music – Get Inuit, Odetta Hartman, Weaves Fresh talent to salute from Kent, New York and Toronto