Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Banter on the new majority A conversation with the next generation of voters as Imagine, Belfast's annual festival of ideas and politics, prepares for a new tomorrow
New Music – Max Future, Husky Loops, Sigrid New music to check out from Paris, London and Bergen
Video thrillers wanted Call out for young film-makers who want to create music videos
20 years of “Baduizm” In praise of Erykah Badu and that debut album
The wrap is not a fan of winter hurling This week's reading list featuring Los Angeles music, Trainspotting, Lyndon Johnson, FM radio, college radio, sports on TG4, cassettes, housing, hip-hop verbals etc
OTR column: where did all the colourful interviewees go? How house-trained stars and media-wary PR agents are destroying rock‘n’roll (and sports)
The playlist – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ Including Vince Staples, Planxty, Sarathy Korwar, Wrabel, David Axelrod, Liyv, Alice Coltrane etc
New Music – Wilsen, Our Girl, 7th Obi New music to check out from Brooklyn, Brighton and Tramore/Northampton