The Avett Brothers Announce New Year’s Eve Shows at Charlotte’s Bojangles Coliseum


THE AVETT BROTHERS announced today that they will be ringing in 2019 with two shows at Charlotte, North Carolina’s Bojangles Coliseum on December 30th and December 31st.

Tickets will be available to Avett Guild members starting on Tuesday, July 10th at 10am and will then go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 13th at 10am. CID Entertainment will once again be offering special VIP and travel packages. More info can be found at

The band recently finished up a three night sold out run at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, performing to nearly 30,000 people. The band continues on tour throughout the rest of 2018. See full tour dates at:

This past year has been historical for The Avett Brothers as they released their critically acclaimed documentary May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers, which was co-directed by Judd Apatow [Doc & Darryl, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin] and Michael Bonfiglio [My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, Jerry Before Seinfeld]. The film followed the band as they wrote their Grammy nominated album True Sadness. The film was released theatrically and debuted on HBO on January 29th. In support of the film the band appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starting Jimmy Fallon, Today Show, and Sirius XM.

THE AVETT BROTHERS’ album, True Sadness [American Recordings/Republic Records], achieved the group’s highest career debut to date and dominated multiple charts, arriving at #1 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart, #1 Top Rock Albums Chart, #1 on the Digital Albums Chart and #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart. The album was also nominated for Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Performance for “Ain’t No Man” by the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Blu-ray Review “The Three Faces of Eve (1957)”

Starring: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb, Nancy Kulp, Douglas Spencer, Ken Scott
Director: Nunnally Johnson
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Run Time: 92 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2 out of 5 stars

“The Three Faces of Eve (1957)” is being released on Blu-ray for the first time under 20th Century Fox Studio Classics. This film is definitely considered a classic. Joanne Woodward is stunning in this film and her performance is extraordinary, which also earned here an Oscar. This film was based on real life woman, Chris Costner-Sizemore, who was on record of having 22 different personalities. In fact, I read that some of the film’s dialogue actually came from the medical case-notes by Corbett H. Thigpen MD and Hervey M. Cleckley MD. This film has held up so well over the years and is still mesmerizing to watch today. A must have for any classic film lover.

Official Premise: Joanne Woodward brought home a Best Actress Oscar for her unforgettable portrayal of a woman with multiple personality disorder. Woodward plays Eve White, a troubled housewife who begins seeing a psychiatrist. Under hypnosis, Eve’s two additional personalities are revealed: a vamp and an independent sophisticate – but curing her will require a probe into her disturbing past.

Fox delivered this film on Blu-ray with a fantastic presentation. The 1080p transfer is solid and the nearly 60 year old film looks amazing. The DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track also is quite sharp and delivers the dialogue perfectly. In terms of special features, there is nothing new from past DVD releases. There is an audio commentary track with film historian Aubrey Solomon, which is an interesting track overall with some great detail. Besides that there is an Fox Movietone News: Academy Awards and original theatrical trailer included.

Eve to Adam Signed CD “Banquet For a Starving Dog” & T-Shirt Giveaway [ENDED]


To celebrate the extension of Eve to Adam’s support run with rock legends Creed Media Mikes has once again teamed up with Total Assualt PR to giving away 1 Eve to Adam t-shirt and 1 signed copy of the bands latest album “Banquet For a Starving Dog”. If you would like to enter to win one of these great prizes leave us a comment below or send us an email telling us what concert you are most looking forward to seeing this summer? The giveaway will be open until Friday, July 27th at Noon Eastern Time and is only open to residents of the United States. Only one entry per person, per household. All other entries will be considered invalid. Once the giveaway ends Media Mikes will randomly select one of the winners and notify them via email.

“Banquet of a Starving Dog” is the debut from the NY hard rock band Eve to Adam. The band prides themselves on being a live act and has shared the stage with bands such as Daughtry, Motley Crue and 3 Doors Down. You can catch them all summer long as the opening act for Creed. Also be sure to check out Media Mikes exclusive interview with Eve to Adams lead vocalist/guitarist Taki Sassaris.

Eve to Adam Extend US Tour Dates with Creed

Eve to Adam has just announced that they will be extending their 2012 tour supporting hard rock legends Creed. The nationwide tour kicked off early this Spring, and will continue through September with additional stops in Nashville, San Antonio, Atlantic City, and more. The full schedule, including Eve to Adam headlining shows, is below.

The New York City band’s latest single, a cover of Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out,” is currently climbing the charts and is even played by Cooper himself on his syndicated radio show. The track is available now on iTunes and streaming in full via Soundcloud. In addition, Eve to Adam’s “Reach” (from their debut album, Banquet for a Starving Dog) is still a top 20 track on the Mainstream Rock charts.

For more on the band, visit their as well as their Facebook and Twitter.

Tour dates:
7/27 Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center w/ Creed
7/28 Vienna, WV – Fishbone Gill and Grill
7/29 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium w/ Creed
7/30 Little Rock, AR – Juanitas
8/2 Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium w/ Creed
8/3 Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Casino w/ Creed
8/8 El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Entertainment Center w/ Creed
8/10 Pharr, TX – Pharr Entertainment Center w/ Creed
8/11 San Antonio, TX – Sunken Gardens Theater w/ Creed
8/12 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater w/ Creed
8/14 Amarillo, TX – Aztec Music Hall w/ Creed
8/17 Madison, WI – High Noon
8/18 Fargo, ND – Concert Hall at The Venue w/ Creed
8/21 Toledo, OH – Mickey Finns
8/22 Detroit, MI – The Detroit Pub
8/25 Hartford, CT – Up on the Rock
8/27 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center w/ Creed
8/28 Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook Pavilion w/ Creed
8/30 Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts w/ Creed
8/31 Pensacola, FL – Saenger Theatre w/ Creed
9/1 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino w/ Creed
9/5 Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center w/ Creed
9/7 Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues w/ Creed
9/8 Montclair, NJ – TheWellmont Theatre w/ Creed

“School’s Out on iTunes:“School’s Out” on SoundCloud:

Banquet for a Starving Dog on iTunes:



Blu-ray Review “New Year’s Eve”

Directed by: Garry Marshall
Starring: Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Ludacris, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Héctor Elizondo, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Sofía Vergara
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Running Time: 118 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Garry Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day” was my first review when I started this site back in February 2010. I was one of the only critics to actually really enjoy the film. This film is not a sequel but follows the holiday theme and even includes similar repeat cast. It doesn’t have that same romantic factor as “Valentine’s Day” but it is also not as bad as all critics have said. It is sweet and definitely captures the spirit of the holiday. I say this being a native New Yorker and there is nothing in the world like a New Year’s Even in NYC. My only issue is no idea when Warner Bros. is releasing this film now, I would have thought November/December would have been a more ideal time.

This Blu-ray combo pack also comes with a DVD disc of the film, as well as an Ultraviolet digital streaming copy. The video looks sharp in its 1080p and its aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The audio also works well with the film’s music using an DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. The special features are decent but nothing amazing. With everyone from this amazing cast, Garry Marshall was not able to get anyone to join him on his audio commentary. There are two six minute featurettes, including the first “The Magic of Times Square” and “New Year’s Eve: Secrets of the Stars”. My least favorite feature and part of the movie as well is “Jon Bon Jovi and Lea Michele Rock New Year’s Eve”. Movie would have been a 5/5 stars without them. Lastly there are numerous deleted scenes with introduction by Garry Marshall and a very long, though funny, gag reel included.

Director/producer Garry Marshall brings together an stellar ensemble cast to celebrate love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, in intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.

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Eve to Adam’s Taki Sassaris talks music with Media Mikes

Taki Sassaris is the lead singer for the rock group Eve to Adam. The New York based group released the album “Banquet for a Starving Dog” in September of 2011. Media Mikes had a chance to talk with Taki about the album and what it’s like playing in a band with a family member.

Adam Lawton: Can you tell us about the bands most recent album?
Taki Sassaris: This album I think is our most mature as a group. The songs were written about experiences we all have endured as a band. I think there is a lot of reflection in the songs that are put on display. This album is a testament to the fact that we are one of the very few bands that are making our way through the modern rock world that have been together over a decade. We are very proud of this album.

AL: What is the band’s writing process like?
 TS: The process it’s self varies. It often will depend on who brings in what idea and where everyone is at during that time. Some songs come from the jam process and are shaped over time by everyone in the group. Other times I will start a song on my own and then bring it to the group to finish. Every song has its own identity depending on how it came about. A lot of the harder more up tempo songs come out of the rehearsal situation. I personally find that setting to be the most fun to create in. I am really able to realize the song in the moment while trying to decode what the message and the emotional content is. As a writer I find this to be the most adventurous and exciting. I think a bands best worth is when they are working together as a band to come up with the best material possible.

AL: Were there any different approaches taken in the studio for this album?
TS: During the actual recording process we concentrated more on getting full live takes. We wanted the takes to have the band playing together for a majority of the album. There were a couple tracks on the album that were recorded in just one take. One thing that has evaded us in previous recording efforts was capturing that live feel from the shows. We consciously made an effort to capture a live flow with this album. I think we did that and it is a more accurate representation of the band.

AL: Does being in a band with your brother ever makes things difficult?
TS: It’s a complete blessing probably 97% of the time. The 3% percent where things go array get pretty hairy. He and I know how to push each other’s buttons very well. We are either one another’s protector or destroyer. When him and I argue or fight it can get ugly quick. We try to step away from that but you never know when you wake up if that’s going to be one of the things you are going to have to work through. We have a very strong working relationship and we balance each other. We don’t have too many black eyes or scars to show for it.

AL: What can you tell us about the bands current tour with Creed?
TS: We are both represented by the Agency group. We have been out supporting the new album since July with various groups. We had a really good run opening for Hinder that got us put up for the Creed tour. We were lucky enough to get it and it’s been an honor. This tour is the largest situation we have ever been involved in. The level of show production and crowd volume has been amazing. Creed is a band that defined our genre for more than a decade. It’s been a great challenge to us getting to warm that crowd up every night and showing people that Eve to Adam deserves to be in the conversation. The run is very intense but its fun.

AL: What is next for the band?
TS: We will be touring all through the summer and have been booked for quite a few festivals. Some things haven’t been announced yet as it is still a little too early. Our label and management have estimated to us that the band will finish 2012 out on the road. Hopefully after that we will get right back in the studio and make another album. We have a lot of ideas that we are dying to work on. We are very busy and very happy.