Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

OTR column – Leonard Cohen and the hacks Would the genius of Cohen be lost in the noise of modern music journalism's clickbait and listicles?
The playlist – the tunes of the week at OTR HQ Including A Tribe Called Quest, Lil Yachty, Oliver Coates, Seti the First, The xx, Maria Kelly, Ace Frehley etc
New Music – Kadhja Bonet, Le Boom, Bad Nerves New sounds from Los Angeles, Dublin/Brooklyn and London
The human touch when it comes to touting Stories from Italy and the UK show that promoters and venues are involved in getting tickets to the touts
David Mancuso RIP The death has been announced of the prime mover behind legendary New York club The Loft
Andy Irvine and Paul Brady hit the highways and byways Hear one of the greatest Irish folk albums of all time live next May
The wrap is feeling delicate Including Deutsche Bank, Amy Liptrot, sausages, Houston lean, taste, free shipping, children's internet usage, the baseball-playing hitman etc
OTR column – when the sums don’t add up for your band Fight Like Apes' decision to call it a day shows the financial difficulties and obstacles alternative acts face in making a living