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.
The New England First Amendment Coalition is seeking nominations for its 2020 Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award.
The award is given to an individual from one of the six New England states who has fought for information crucial to the public’s understanding of its community or what its government is doing — or not doing — on its behalf.
The candidate should have shown tenacity or bravery in the face of difficulty while obtaining information that the public has a right to know.
Nomination materials can be found here.
The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2020.
The award will be presented at NEFAC’s 10th annual New England First Amendment Awards luncheon from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on February 7 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress Street in Boston.
Travis, James and Kevin welcome back Jeff Shrader of Advance Guard Militaria to discuss the spoils of war! Jeff comes back to talk to the guys about the importance of establishing prominence of items coming back from an active war zone and why carrying off anything of value doesn't fly like it used to 100 years ago.
ALSO - Kevin takes an art consignment from a Baroness - Raids of the home of Nazi leaders - James talks about his time in Kosovo - Items of cultural importance - What Jeff found in a Vietnam footlocker - The proper paperwork for these types of items https://www.advanceguardmilitaria.com/
Wickford Art Association is seeking an experienced Gallery Director to manage and improve the artistic and commercial success of the Association.
The Gallery Director must possess skills in the areas of financial management and budgeting, administrative management, effective marketing, member relations, public relations and computer applications related to media, database development, research and office operations. He or she must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be familiar with the Rhode Island arts community.
A college degree is preferred, and a strong arts background with management experience is desirable.
The successful applicant will serve as the face of the Association, developing and building relationships with artists, donors, the business community and public officials.
Interested candidates can access the full job posting on the Wickford Art Association website, http://wickfordart.org/job-postings/
The deadline for submissions is November 30.
Wickford Art Association is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization. Since 1962, the Wickford Art Association has produced the annual Wickford Art Festival, in addition to exhibits, lectures and demonstrations that are open to the public, classes, and fine arts scholarships for high school seniors.
Travis, James and Kevin welcome in Megan Berto from Altered Reality Entertainment to preview the upcoming 2019 Rhode Island Comic Con! Learn more about the main ticket items, panels and celebrity appearances as well as tips and tricks on how to get the most out of the weekend!
ALSO: - Family Vacation Reunion with Chevy Chase - Watch Nightmare on Elm Street with Robert Englund - Details on BOTH afterparties - Stranger Things panel - Travis's panel "Turning Collectibles into Cash"
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