DURING a barbed conversation at a dinner table in the deliciously creepy psychological thriller Beast, one invited but unwelcome guest makes clear his views on the tug of war between nurture and nature.
"CATHOLICS didn't like you as your father was in the RUC and Protestants didn't like you because you were a Catholic, so you walked a narrow road," is how Denise Ferran sums up her experience growing up in Enniskillen, the youngest child of a Catholic policeman.
Alison Moyet The Other Live Collection IF YOU were ever in doubt that Alison Moyet has a beautiful voice, her latest live album will make it very clear: she really, truly is the proud owner of some stunning vocals.
BLUESFEST Dublin has just added two massive acts to the annual music event which returns to the 3Arena in October: Led Zeppelin man Robert Plant will bring his Sensational Space Shifters to town on Sunday October 28, while Belfast's own Van Morrison is also confirmed for a show at the festival on the same date.
AS SOME of you will doubtless already be aware, tomorrow is Record Store Day – the annual frantic scramble where music enthusiasts are encouraged to shell out extortionate amounts of money on one-off seven-inch singles and coloured vinyl LPs.
Today Gascan Ruckus, Empty Lungs, Dugout – Bar Sub, QUBSU, Belfast Wynona Bleach – Sleeve Notes, e3, Belfast Met Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats –The Ulster Hall, Belfast Showhawk Duo – The Limelight, Belfast John Spillane – American Bar, Belfast Pandora Ills, Salad Boyz, Zeal etc – The Eglantine, Belfast Autumns, Group Zero, Steven Henry – Menagerie, Belfast Malojian – Strule Arts Centre, Omagh Saturday April 21 By Any Means, Conjuring Fate, Cursed Sun etc – The Distortion Project: 18 and Life, The Limelight 2, Belfast Maya Goldblum, Velvet Alibi, Zeal – The Sunflower, Belfast Lore – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Slow Moving Clouds – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast The Wood Burning Savages – Nerve Centre, Derry Dolbro Dan – Record Fair, MG Gas Ltd, Bangor, 2pm Mandy Bingham – Bending Sound Records, Bangor, 6.
PUNK pioneers The Slits finally get their own documentary in the form of William E Badgley's Here To Be Heard: The Story of The Slits, which will receive its Irish premiere tomorrow evening at The Nerve Centre in Derry.