Jim Carroll

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New Music – Exroyale, Ryn Weaver, Years & Years New bands for you to wow over from Portland, New York and London
The Critics: no-one likes us, we don’t care So no-one pays any attention to The Critics, the Millwall of the journalism trade, do they? The Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie hubbub says otherwise
From the paper: Kanye the brand vs Kanye the musician Kamye West has always been an avid multitasker when it comes to bigging himself and his talents up, but is the music still worth shouting about?
Arcade Fire’s 10 step guide to doing the big gig shuffle What we learned about the Canadian band's finely tuned ability to put on a show at Marlay Park last night
Bobby Womack RIP The great soulman has died at the age of 70
The death of the pop charts Despite the addition of streaming data, what's number one in the hit parade doesn't matter an iota anymore to many pop fans
Now playing – the tunes pumping on OTR’s stereo Tunes for your listening pleasure from Ryan Adams, Shabazz Palaces, Jessie Ware, Wildcat Wildcat and Jungle
What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs Get ready to rumble for the weekend with the very best in music and movies' interviews, reviews, features and what-have-you