Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em: The Big Grill hits Dublin A new BBQ festival hits the capital as the love affair with food-related events gets smokey
We’re all live music business experts now Time for the one thing missing from the whole Garth Brooks' shambles: perspective
The loop the loop wrap Super-roadie Jef Hickey, Tinder, 8 Mile rap battles, Bill Withers, Entertainment Weekly, Roy Keane and what happens to Interscope Records after Jimmy Iovine bails
The wibbly wobbly wrap Kanye West at UCC, Do the Right Thing at 25, Arena streaming service, God Knows & MynameisJohn, Michael Bay, anonymous apps, crossword puzzles, David Byrne etc
Where are the festival headliners of tomorrow? And, while we're at it, are the classic rock stations running out of hits?
Now Playing – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Tunes for your listening pleasure from the John Steel Singers, Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock, Grimes, Helen Hollins Singers and Lana Del Rey
What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs Your guide to the music and movies reviews, features and what-not in The Ticket today
New Music – Anna of the North, Doprah, Lxury Newcomers from Norway, New Zealand and the UK for you to check out