Interviews

Jerry Pearce Talks About the Great American Songbook

Media Mikes talks with talented Jerry Pearce who’s about to make his debut in New York City

The Cast and Director of Netflix’s Okja

Director Bong Joon Ho joined Tilda Swinton and the rest of the cast of Okja to talk about this imaginative feature from Netflix.

Singer Michael Monroe Talks New Compilation Album “The Best”

Legendary Hanoi Rocks singer and solo artist Michael Monroe is set to release “The Best” a 2 disc retrospective compilation showcasing tracks from the Finish rockers 10 album solo career.

M.O.D. Vocalist Billy Milano Talks About the Bands New Album “Busted, Broke & American”

Billy Milano is the outspoken vocalist for the legendary hardcore/thrash band M.O.D. On July 7th the group will release its 10th full-length studio album titled “Busted, Broke & American”.

Waylon Reavis discusses his new band A Killers Confession

Former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis has returned with an exciting new band, A Killer’s Confession.

Tim Thomerson talks about his new film “Asylum of Darkness” and some of old favorites

While promoting his latest film, “Asylum of Darkness,” Mr. Thomerson took the time to talk about his long career

CKY Bassist Matt Deis Discuss The Bands New Album “The Phoenix”.

Matt Deis is the bassist for the recently reformed CKY. The band is set to release a brand new album on June 16th titled “The Phoenix” and will performing on this year’s Warped Tour.

Night Flight Orchestra Guitarist David Andersson talks “Amber Galatic”

Guitarist David Andersson is probably best known for his work with the Scandinavian metal band Soilwork a band which he has been a part of since 2012.

STRIFE Guitarist Andrew Kline talks about 20th Anniversary of “In This Defiance”.

The iconic Los Angeles hardcore band STRIFE is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their landmark second LP “In This Defiance”.

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

We spoke with comedians Chris Gethard, Pete Holmes and NPR moderator Ira Glass about Gethard’s new HBO Special, Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

TFF 2017: Executive Producers of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

The executive producer and showrunner on Hulu’s new series hit the red carpet to discuss the bold adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel: “I think it’s entertaining but it’s pretty damn powerful, so fasten your seatbelt.”

“Genius” Red Carpet at Tribeca Film Festival

Three of the stars of Ron Howard’s “Genius” spoke with us at the Tribeca Film Festival

Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac and “The Promise”

Director Terry George (Hotel Rwanda) joined cast members Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, James Cromwell, Angela Sarafyan and Charlotte Le Bon to discuss their drama set amidst the Armenian genocide.

Jeff Caudill talks about his new EP “Reset the Sun”.

Former Gameface front man Jeff Caudill is back with a new EP titled “Reset the Sun”.

Guitarist Brian Bell talks about The Relationship’s new album “Clara Obscura”.

Brian Bell is most notably known as the rhythm guitarist of the band Weezer, a group he has been a part of since 1993.

Stefan White talks about the upcoming Battle4KC LifeSaver “Star Wars” battle

Media Mikes talks with Stefan White about the epic Battle4KC LifeSaver “Star Wars” Battle to benefit Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Cystic Fibrosis Center

Singer Amy Lee of Evanescence talks about her new single “Speak to Me”

Amy Lee is the co-founder/leader singer for the Grammy Award winning rock group Evanescence.

Guitarist Alex Grossi talks Maps to the Hollywood Scars and their new EP “Vol. 1”

Alex Grossi is one of the busiest guitarists in today’s music scene. Some of his projects include the bands Beautiful Creatures, Hookers and Blow, Hotel Diablo and most notably Quiet Riot which he joined in 2003.

Louis Theroux on “My Scientology Movie”

Louis Theroux, John Dower and Andrew Perez on their new documentary: “The fact is that you could really make a full time job of kind of reading the stuff that comes out on Scientology. The challenge in a way is to not kind of sink into the quagmire…there’s so many threads that you can follow”

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Art/Theatre

Kansas City Theater Review: “The Bodyguard – The Musical”

The show’s plot consists of every way possible to introduce another classic Whitney Houston to the audience. The songs are classics, but the plot is a dud.

Disney’s Smash Hits Moana and Beauty and the Beast Redefine Heroism as Part of Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream

Moana, Maui and Friends from Disney’s Moana Take the Ice for the First Time; Tickets On Sale Now for the 2017 Dates

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Film Reviews

Film Review: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is a surprisingly entertaining (sometimes) film, but overall is a mess

Film Review: “The Glass Castle”

“The Glass Castle” is rarely boring and is a sometimes interesting, if not derivative, soap opera

Film Review: “Step”

To see these teenage girls being forced to grow up in such harsh conditions and to strive for positivity in the face of hopelessness is one of the most inspiring things an American documentary has shown in years

Film Review “A Ghost Story”

I have a feeling this might be a film to benefit from multiple viewings but I don’t think that I could make it through a second time here

Film Review: “Atomic Blonde”

Charlize Theron’s recent run of action films, like “Mad Max” and “Fate of the Furious” are commendable. But “Atomic Blonde” is more bark than bite

Film Review “Atomic Blonde”

Has some great moments of action, but never goes all-in.

Film Review “Dunkirk”

The film is beautifully shot, and the musical score by Hans Zimmer accompanies the on-screen action perfectly. That being said, I expected a lot more action in what was being sold in the trailers as a “war film.”

Film Review: “War for the Planet of the Apes”

If this is the final film in the series it’s going out on top. Hail Caesar!

Film Review: “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

A fine addition to the Marvel Movie Universe, “Spider-man: Homecoming” is one of the best in the series

Film Review: “The Big Sick”

The layered messages on love and life in “The Big Sick” are good for the soul and good for the heart

Film Review #2 “Despicable Me 3”

“Despicable Me 3” is a great addition to the series and is a step up from the second film.

Film Review: “Despicable Me 3”

One of the most entertaining animated film series ever, “Despicable Me 3” continues the Illumination Entertainment tradition of turning out top-notch films that the whole family can enjoy

Film Review: “The Beguiled”

“The Beguiled” should be a haunting historical drama that finds malice, that isn’t war or slavery, during the Civil War but it doesn’t

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Music

Concert Review: Foreigner, Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience

Lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, apparently attempting to channel Steven Tyler, can work the crowd well and delivers vocally

Jerry Pearce Talks About the Great American Songbook

Media Mikes talks with talented Jerry Pearce who’s about to make his debut in New York City

GWAR Announces North American Tour and New Album “The Blood of Gods”

On October 20th, GWAR will release a new studio album entitled “The Blood of Gods” via Metal Blade Records. In support of the new album, your Lords and Masters will leave their arctic slumber and return to the road to cause aural devastation across North America.

91X Presents: Ye Scallywag! Craft Beer, Food & Music Festival Featuring Pennywise and More.

After a successful debut in 2016, and what OC Weekly called “a great day of beer and punk rock,” 91X Presents Ye Scallywag! returns to Waterfront Park in San Diego, CA for its second year.

CD Review: “Live at Wacken 2016: 27 Years Faster: Harder: Louder”

No need for lengthy international travel or standing in a soggy bog along the European country side as “Live at Wacken 2016: 27 Years Faster: Harder: Louder” allows you to enjoy a majority of the Wacken Open Air festival from the safety and dryness of your own couch or recliner.

Neck Deep Announce 2018 North American Tour

Neck Deep took some time out of the last few moments of their headline set on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour yesterday announcing to fans that they will be returning to North America early next year for a headlining tour.

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Books

Book Review: “Last of the Giants: The True Story of Guns N’ Roses” by Mick Wall

“Last of the Giants” gives readers the inside track via behind the scenes firsthand accounts and through newly conducted interviews with those directly involved in some of the most important moments of the bands career.

Book Review: America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside “The Greatest Country in the World” by Corey Taylor

If you liked Corey’s previous three books then there is no doubt in my mind that “America 51” will fit right in with your collection.

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