Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

New Music – The Paranoid Style, Ethan Burns, Nyxen Future musical heroes to meet from Washington DC, California and Sydney
Who wants another exclusive Frank Ocean album? As high profile artists and streaming services continue to play footsie, exclusives are the latest music business battleground
Ticket touting finally goes mainstream Let's remember that ticket touting will continue to exist even after the Olympics' circus leaves Rio
The wrap didn’t win any medals Louis Stewart, Chance the Rapper, DJ-ing, super-recognisers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, lean, Chopped Herring Records etc
OTR column – the picks of the Picnic There are over 1,000 artists playing at the Electric Picnic and here are 10 to catch
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Tracks from Jungle, Robert Glasper Experiment, Júníus Meyvant, Chance the Rapper, Kaiydo, Cassie, Gil Evans etc
A world of fantasy record sleeves Fantasy 12 exhibition will see designers dream up their ideal record sleeves
New Music – Communions, Kaiydo, Hunkpapa New music to cheer from Copenhagen, Orlando and Armagh