Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

The wrap is digging January sunrises Payola, bling bling, Columbus Ohio, Brendan Harrison, trolls, red carpet politics, the death of the critic (again), air-horns etc
OTR column – they don’t make labels like Capitol anymore A new book on Capitol Records tells the story of 75 years of eventful music releases
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Including Glowie, The Black Madonna, The xx, William Onyeabor, Dowth, Wiley and many more
U2, ticket touts, TDs and Irish Times’ letter writers It's the perfect January storm, but will anything new emerge from the latest outbreak of consternation?
Output brings the noise Music conference and showcase festival returns to Belfast next month
Putting the needle back on the record The record collecting bug returns
OTR column – the problem with Coachella’s billionaire What happens when questions are asked about a right-wing billionaire's involvement in the Coachella festival?
It’s the Choice Music Prize shortlist! The judges have spoken and this is what they've had to say