Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Banter’s Review of the Year All the stories of the year that matter in 60 minutes or thereabouts
Steve Albini speaks – again The Shellac man recently returned to the theme of the problem with music at a conference in Australia
What it takes to make great radio interviews RTE Radio One's weekend interviews with Clive James and Broadsheet's John Ryan show what it takes to create radio gold
The playlist – the tunes of the week at OTR HQ Tunes for your listening pleasure from Azealia Banks, Se├ín Mac Erlaine, Kerri Chandler, Tony Allen, Loscil, Superfunk, Bobby Womack, Nina Simone and others
New Music – Natalie Prass, Tkay Maidza, Modify New acts to check out from Nashville, Adelaide (via Zimbabwe) and Tallaght (via Sydney)
The music reading list Some choice reads on Shazam, Spotify, Ol Dirty Bastard, Sonos, Steve Albini, The Source, D'Angelo, Band Aid, Run the Jewels and much more
The water wars continue – and the mood music changes Away from the arguments over the rules of protest, opposition to Irish Water has brought a long festering national unhappiness to the surface
Pretty Honest: Sali Hughes in conversation with Marian Keyes Banter presents a conversation between the beauty writer and the novelist