Jim Carroll

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The randomiser says “do you want some volcano insurance with that?”

Item: Mount Kimbie. Truly splendid live vibes from the Kimbies’ Dom and Kai at the OTR Presents show at the Twisted Pepper on Friday night. At times, they were reminiscent of some old-school 4AD heads at play (the Pale Saints …

Mon, Apr 19, 2010, 09:29

   

Item: Mount Kimbie. Truly splendid live vibes from the Kimbies’ Dom and Kai at the OTR Presents show at the Twisted Pepper on Friday night. At times, they were reminiscent of some old-school 4AD heads at play (the Pale Saints came to mind), albeit working to much more futuristic and classical blueprints than simply shaping a bunch of sonic cathedrals in the sky. They’ll probably return for more later in the year.

OTR’s “the volcano made us do it, guv, honest” department is now open for business. Ash-covered unforeseen circumstances ahoy this week, especially with US acts who haven’t already left the US for Europe. On that note, the brace of LCD Soundsystem shows in Dublin this week have been postponed, per promoters POD Concerts. You can expect many other gigs and tours to be hit so stay tuned for more updates during the week. Hey, are YOU a rock’n'roller who has been hit by the volcano? Please let us know!

Whitney! Ain’t no volcano hot enough to stop WhitHo from hitting town. So, OTR readers, what was it like? Here’s what four Ticket writers had to make of it, for a start, while Panti’s take on the gig is here. I bet Joe Duffy has already done 100 press-ups this morning to prepare for this afternoon’s Liveline marathon. I mean, people will fume one way or another, right?

We assume the volcano will be gone by the Augus bank holiday weekend, right? Lenny will be hoping so as he’s confirmed a date at Lissadell House, Co Sligo for July 31. Wonder what other gigs are on the schedule that weekend for Lissadell?

Can you get Saint Columcille’s back-catalogue on Rapidshare? Plenty of OTR comment already on Friday’s judgement by Mr Justice Peter Charleton which allows Eircom to proceed with their three-strikes-and-your-internet-is-cut-off policy. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports on similar plans to put a halt to the P2P gallop in the UK and France. I don’t think we’ve seen the end of this one yet as people begin to air questions about the ruling.

Mo’ music biz stuff: The Guardian’s Helianne Lindvall is usually on the money when it comes to music business stories and her piece on artists signed to labels who refuse to release their material raises some interesting points.

Maybe the trick is to sign to a label run by a fellow musician? “It’s not to make money. It’s to put out good stuff,” says Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor about his label, Terrible Records .

Item: Record Store Day! We assume all of those who were waxing lyrical about record store events last week on the lead-up to the weekend’s Record Store Day will be out in force at their local record store again this week. What? You do know that a record store is supposed to be for life and not just for one day a year? Let’s hope we’re not doing this again next year with the number of participating stores down to single figures.

Tune! Tip o’ the hat to Barry Redsetta for the heads-up on this spine-tingling wibbly-wobbly wonder from Deadboy.

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