Travis, James and Kevin are talking all things TCG. Especially the big three Trading Card Games - Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon and Yugioh. Learn more about this nostalgia driven market and get to know more about how this market came to be in the 90s and early 2000s.
ALSO - Beta and Alpha Black Lotus - Holographic Charizard - The $2 Black Friday buy worth $500 - Foreign card releases and how the values track against their English counterparts.
04/09 Providence, RI. Fete Music Hall
04/11 Philadelphia, PA. Voltage Lounge
04/12 Brooklyn, NY. The Kingsland
04/13 Washington, DC. Pie Shop DC
04/14 Richmond, VA. Wonderland RVA
04/15 Johnson City, TN. The Hideaway * Chris White
04/16 Huntsville, AL. Sidetracks Music Hall
04/17 Atlanta, GA. The Masquerade - Hell
04/18 Tampa, FL. Crowbar
04/19 Orlando, FL. Haven Lounge
04/22 Dallas, TX. The House of Blues
04/23 Houston, TX. The House of Blues
04/24 Austin, TX. Come and Take It Live
04/26 Mesa, AZ. Club Red Mesa
04/27 San Diego, CA. Casbah San Diego
04/29 Garden Grove, CA. Garden Grove Ampitheater
04/29 Hollywood, CA. Whisky A Go-Go
04/30 Sacramento, CA. Holy Diver
05/02 Salt Lake City, UT. Metro Music Hall
05/03 Denver, CO. Larimer Lounge
05/05 Kansas City, KS. The Riot Room
05/06 St. Louis, MO. Red Flag
05/07 Chicago, IL. Subterranean
05/08 Newport, KY. Southgate House Revival w/ Chris White
05/09 Morgantown, WV. 123 Pleasant St. w/ Chris White
World's Greatest Actions Figures. Hear directly from the Father of the Modern Action Figure about the history of MEGO and all the legendary tales around this staple of pop culture.
Recorded live at Rhode Island Comic Con 2019.
Check out The Tony Jones Show #212 - With music from: Ducky Boys, Tony Jones & The Jerktones, Deer Tick, The Quins, We Own Land, Midnight Creeps, The Can't Nots, Blitzkid, 61 Ghosts, Castle Black, Carpathia, Damone, Radio Compass, Willie Alexander, Russ Carrick, Dylan Sevey and the Gentlemen
Hear the sound from Travis's panel at RI Comic Con, Investing in Pop Culture, featuring Al Mega of ComicCrusaders.com.
Learn more about why professionals are investing in comics and toys the same way others invest in the stock market.
Travis, James and Kevin are talking about early firearms! While they're quick to admit they are not lawyers and that you SHOULD check your local laws and requirements, they discuss the ins and outs of navigating your first antique firearms purchase for your collection. Learn more about these tricky (and sometimes really expensive) transactions.
ALSO: - World War I Semi-Automatic Colt Pistol - 1968 Gun Control Act - Federal Firearms Licensing for an Auction House - Buying history vs. Buying a firearm - Curio and Relic Licensing - Buying tanks, cannons and flamethrowers.
Travis and Kevin are recapping Rhode Island Comic Con 2019 live from the convention floor! Travis recaps some highlights from his panel with Marty Abrams of Mego Corp, Kevin talks convention buys and what's moving, and Beetlejuice shows up three times.
Also: - Kevin eats lunch with Nichelle Nichols - Travis buys a Shiny Gen 10 Charizard - The guys cosign an original Star Wars prop from Return of the Jedi
NEW YORK CITY | Deliciously dark and irresistibly catchy, NYC pulp-punk / theatrical rock band Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show deliver their much-anticipated EP Casey today. Continuing their ongoing pulp-horror story, the release provides a blend of vividly narrative story-telling, while remaining socially aware and relevant. Musically, it's punchy, grimy, and addictive; sweeping bystanders in for a wild ride. Darkly humorous and defiantly quirky, the band builds an experience that is "wholly unique and infectious".
All of the music of Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show centers around a long continuous pulp-horror story set in the 1940's, about a circus ringleader possessed by a demon. It follows an extensive, colorful cast of circus freaks, as well as nuclear war and demonic possession amidst the fray. Casey comes as the third and final segment of their Character Trilogy, composed of Roberta (2016) and Catherine (2017). The character of Casey, also known as "The Dogman" provides the focus of the release; a fearsome 'beast' by appearances, who just seeks acceptance. In a particularly unique twist, each EP has an accompanying chapbook, with lyrics, illustrations, and short story, that delves deeper into the characters and their world. It is available as an e-book or physical print copy for all orders on Bandcamp. As vocalist Dalton Deschain shared, "The music is fast and loud, the story is gruesome and twisted, and I gotta tell you I’m having an absolute blast."
Deschain went on to share how the release stand outs for the band. “I just wanted to make our most fun EP to date. We sort of slowed things down with Catherine, made something a bit more experimental and weird, but if you see us live, that’s not exactly how we like to define ourselves. A friend recently described our music as ‘campy and punchy,’ and that’s what I wanted to bring to this project.” Defying a single genre, they pull together elements of theatrical rock, experimental punk, and pop hooks, for a sound as unique as their story.
“I really let my horror-fan flag fly in the production of this EP, especially on the Interstitial track," said Deschain, referring to the second, instrumental-only track. "There’s a lot of weird bad-VHS-sounding filters, spooky sound effects, creepy reverb. I wanted it to sound like you rented a horror tape in the ‘80s about a haunted circus and you’re sitting up at 3am watching it in the dark.”
While extremely celebratory of the new release, the band teases that this is just the start. Casey only sets the stage; they have a full-length album and accompanying novel planned for release next year, that begins to tell and connect the greater overarching story of Deschain's world. Casey is out everywhere now including Bandcamp, Spotify, and Apple Music.
About Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show
Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show are a pulp-punk band from New York City. The perfect intersection between Stephen King, Danny Elfman, Alkaline Trio, and John Cameron Mitchell, the band is known for dark but humorous experimental punk music, filled with pulpy lyrics about circus freaks, dark rituals, nuclear war, and demonic possession.
The band has grown a cult following locally through their off-kilter, high-energy shows, including their annual Devil’s Night party held every Halloween. Hooks, dance beats, ugly riffs, sci-fi lyrics, and campy theatrics promise a show and a listening experience that is wholly unique and infectious.
Though their shows are punchy, fast, and loud, there’s a lot more hiding under the surface for fans looking for something extra. All of the songs by the band tell one long, continuous pulp horror story about a circus ringleader possessed by a demon in the 1940s. Featuring a colorful cast of characters including circus freaks, femme fatales, and psychic nuclear researchers, the story is pulp fiction at its best, while also keeping one foot firmly in modern social commentary.
The band is preparing to release Casey, the final installment in their EP trilogy that began with 2016’s Roberta. The EP is their most high-energy and catchiest to date, featuring the soaring hooks of A-side “Rabid,” and the grimy rhythms and honking baritone sax of “Man/Thing.” The album is packaged with an accompanying 60-page chapbook, featuring lyrics, illustrations, and a short story written by Deschain about the characters in the album.
Casey is the band’s fourth and final EP before they release their first full-length album. All of their music can be purchased through Bandcamp, as well as all other digital music services.
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