was covered in the March '08
issue of Westchester Nightlife Magazine.
the article on www.westchestermagazine.com
band members (from left to right)
Dave Kiere, Monith, Darren Lipper and Anthony
five members of Moonspank may be no older than
30, but they have nearly
a decade of experience in the music biz. Since
forming in 1999, the band had been hitting the
local music scene with its independent rock music,
playing hundreds of gigs before taking some time
off last year. “We just got really
burned out and started getting into general band
drama,” says lead guitarist Anthony Packes,
who grew up and still lives in Hawthorne.
the band—which includes Packes, Monith from
Dave Kiere from Ireland, Darren Lipper from Manhattan,
Howard from Queens (all of whom have day jobs,
by the way)—is
back and hoping to get into the studio some time
this spring. “Right
now we have about two albums’ worth of material,”
Packes says, “but
we’re hoping to finish this next album by
June. It’s such an important
album for us.” Currently, there is one full
(released in 2002) and an EP, Just Another Day,
which came out in 2004.
about the name? “The name came from a lyric
we wrote,” says Packes, “something
called, ‘the night of the moonspank.’”
Check out their website: moonspank.com for news,
photos, and upcoming shows.