Lifestyle, Music and Musings from Vanessa Monaghan, AKA NESSY

Lestrange: Aisha! (Shut Your Mouth) Review

Lestrange: Aisha! (Shut Your Mouth) Review

Lestrange is Gareth McNamara from Co. Mayo. Aisha! (Shut Your Mouth) is his latest release and it’s quite interesting. McNamara’s acoustic punk rock style is refreshing and echos Billy Bragg, Ian Dury and The Clash. It’s...

Rewind: Movie Review

Rewind: Movie Review

Directed by PJ Dillion, Rewind tells the story of Karen (Amy Huberman) a recovering addict, who has moved on with her life. Enter Karl (Allen Leech) her ex boyfriend who appears on the scene and turns...

Carosel: I’m Sorry Demo

Carosel: I’m Sorry Demo

Here’s the new demo from Irish Parisiens, Carosel. This seems to be more poignant and heartfelt than their previous material. I’ve already told the band what I think. (Twitter is a great thing). This is quite like...

The Riot Tapes: Photograph Review

The Riot Tapes: Photograph Review

I actually wasn’t going to write about this cos I basically did a review of it when I played it on the Culture Cafe on Thursday night but a few people who know my kind of...

Interview with Vinnie from Cry Before Dawn

Interview with Vinnie from Cry Before Dawn

Cry Before Dawn were one of the great Irish musical hopes of the late 1980’s and released two albums ‘Crimes of Conscience’ and ‘Witness for the World’. This weekend saw the band play together on a...

Faithless: Pass The Baton

Faithless: Pass The Baton

Looking at cinema listings, it’s becoming increasingly popular for bands to show concerts live or movie concerts, The Prodigy, Foo Fighters and JLS in 3D (why???) spring to mind. Now we can add Faithless to the...

Duran Duran: All You Need Is Now Review

Duran Duran: All You Need Is Now Review

This week saw the physical release of the extended album ‘All You Need is Now’ by the Birmingham quartet, Duran Duran. The original nine track album reached number 1 in 15 countries when released on iTunes...

Imagine Create 2011

Imagine Create 2011

Imagine Create is happening in Derry between Tuesday March 29th and April 2nd and it looks really good. It’s a Digital Arts/Multimedia feast with events taking place on DIY Music, Augmented Storytelling, Networked Media Art and...

Love:Live Music – Headline Gigs Announced

Love:Live Music – Headline Gigs Announced

Music Network and RTÉ’s Lyric FM have come together to bring us this year’s National Music Day which will take place on April 8th. Up and down the country, free gigs will be taking place. Mick...