Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Banter on Generation Z The new guard on what they think about life, the universe and everything else
Laissez les bon temps rouler! Shake yo' beads, it's Mardi Gras Day
Moving the dial when it comes to women and Irish radio In the wake of Alison Curtis' huge audience growth, you have to wonder just what is Irish radio's ongoing problem with women presenters
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Tunes from Courtney Barnett, Kendrick Lamar, Songhoy Blues, Booka Brass Band, Malcolm McLaren, Beck, Anderson Paak and others
New Music – Meg Mac, William Arcane, Fierce Mild New sounds for yo' ears from Melboune, London and Dublin
Clickbait, speculation and Bruce Springsteen at Croker Why bother with hard reporting when you can fabricate a story and watch your web traffic soar?
The problem with the Big Mac festival sector in 2015 As promoters limber up for the summer season, how come so much of the festival and live music sectors have become so homogeneous?
Eurojazzers unite in Dublin for 12 Points 12 Points brings the cream of new European jazz to town in April