Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

New Music – Axel Flovent, Amir Obe, AE MAK New acts to wow about from Iceland, Brooklyn/Detroit and Dublin
The MAMA of all takeovers Live Nation and Gaeity Investments expand their stock of venues and festivals
Is it time for David Byrne to critique the live music business? Now that the musician has called out streaming services and major labels, should the live music business be next on his list?
From the paper: the Trip to Tipp The birth of the modern Irish music festival at FĂ©ile in Thurles in 1990
From the paper: Kamasi Washington An interview with the jazz musician behind "The Epic", OTR's album of 2015 so far
Banter at The Big Grill There's eating and drinking ahead as Banter joins the BBQ fans and craft beer fiends at The Big Grill
The playlist – the tunes of the week at OTR HQ Tunes for the bank holiday weekend from Seven Davis Jr, SiR, Michael Head, YG, Four Tet, Seinabo Sey, Dafnis Prieto Sextet and others
New Music – Crystal Caines, Age of L.U.N.A., Jealous of the Birds New music hurrahs from New York, London and Portadown