Thursday, July 30, 2009

Black Devil Doll this weekend!

First off I'd like to thank everyone at the Chattanooga Tattoo Arts Fest for a great show last weekend. We loves us some Chattanooga!

But now I want to plug next weekend's show. The Black Devil Doll Cincinnati premiere! The show will be held at the Know Theatre in Cinci and is sponsored by the kick ass folks at Hell In A Handbasket. The show features artist Rob Meyer from It Came From The Basement, horror masks by Ghastly Productions, bands Season Of The Witch, Pumpkin Sluts & De Los Muertos. This could possibly turn out to be the most...uh...interesting show of the year!

If you're not familiar with the movie Black Devil Doll you owe it to yourself to check out the traliers so that you, too, can be just as offended as the rest of the nation!

You cannot miss this show!!!!

Hell yes!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Number of the Beest?

This is just some goofy little thing that I shouldn't have noticed but I did:
I have an art gallery on, They give me my gallery ranking and picture views and crap like that. Guess what I was ranked last time I checked?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Horror Rot & Roll Show

What a weekend! First off we headed down to the Fountain Square T-shirt Fest where I had planned on displaying but wasn't. That is another story and I'll be posting about that incident later in the week.

Afterwards we had our final gallery showing at the Southgate House. And once again it was a successful night. The entire show was awesome and the staff was fantastic. I want to thank everyone for a wonderful event and we can't wait to show there again!

On Saturday we did a little mini-horror con and concert. Tri-state Paranormal, Hell In A Handbasket, Kemper and Impaler all had booths set up. Kemper, Pagan Holiday 13 and Impaler supplied the entertainment.

Hell In A Handbasket were there promoting the Black Devil Doll Cincinnati premiere at which I will be set up along with some other horror themed artists and bands. We watched the trailer and I gotta say I am truly lookin' forward to this flick!

Kemper is a dark and gloomy band with an early Danzig influence. He has some great creepy stuff. I didn't get to chat with him as much as I would have liked to but I'm sure our paths will cross again soon enough.

Pagan Holiday 13 are an 80's glam rock throwback with a heavy dose of monsters, zombie strippers and blood! These are some great guys that really have fun with their horror. And c'mon, they have a song called Dead White and Blue so they can't be that bad!

Here's a little history: Being a teenager in the 80s I admittedly was a metal-head. W.A.S.P., Megadeth, Mercyful Fate, anything that wasn't glam! And the more shocking the better. Impaler, who has been around since '84 or so, was one of those. They got a boost in publicity when Tipper Gore put them on her PMRC "hit-list". And like a lot of bands from that era I kind of lost track of them. But lo-and-behold they're undead and well, putting out albums every couple of years or so. And from watching the show they are as brutal, bloody and disgusting as ever!

When I first met Bill Lindsey, the lead singer, I really didn't recognize him. It had been years since Impaler had last been on my radar. And plus he is such a nice guy that it took me several minutes to make the connection. We discussed how some people in the horror biz are waay to serious and need to lighten up. Horror should be fun. The horror kids from the 60s have it right: Scare the shit outta people and have a blast doin' it!

We had a great time hanging out with these guys. But I'm having this weird Twilight Zone thing going on in my head because of the fact that people that I have been a fan of for 20 years or so are now asking for my autograph! That's a little much to wrap my head around but being accepted by my horror idols and role models is great for a feller's ego!

Getting to hang out with these local horror fans has shown me that the genre ain't dead here. We're going to do our part to make sure there are more horror themed events in the Northern KY and Greater Cincinnati area. And with folks like Hell In A Handbasket, Pagan Holiday 13 and some other monster enthusiasts that seem to have risen from out of nowhere lately I can assure you that things are going to get a lot creepier here in the mid-west!

Me & Bill from Impaler

Heather is now a groupie!


Mike Torok of Impaler sportin' a Dead White & Blue shirt

A fan!

Mykill von Pagan from Pagan Holiday 13

Me, El Rey and Amber Wave of Hell in a Handbasket

Me & Commander Court of Impaler

Impaler makes me look small and less scary than I really am!

Me & Mykill from Pagan Holiday 13

Me & Mike of Impaler


And if you get a minute check out this petition I'm sponsoring:
The details are there and I'll be posting more to the story in a few days.

Monday, July 13, 2009

In case you missed the Southgate House show

After 2 great nights in the Southgate House gallery we've been asked back! As of now we'll be there Wednesday and Friday nights. Saturday we'll be at Shimmers in Ft. Wright KY for the Impaler concert. Unfortunately our show at the Fountain Square T-shirt Festival has been cancelled but I'll write about that later.

Both nights we met some great folks. After traveling so much it's good to meet some local zombie freaks. Maybe you can make it out as well?

Below are some photos from the weekend showings.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Held over by popular demand!!

Last night's show at Southgate House was great...So great that I'll be there tonight as well!! And maybe a few nights throughout the week!! If you plan on coming out tonight be forewarned that there will be a cover charge just to get through the door. Good news though is there will be 13 bands playing.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Ass-Kickin', Zombie-Lovin' Local Shows...

Hey kiddies! I want to promote some local shows I'll be doing in the next few weeks. I'm really excited because this year is the biggest for me here in the Northern Kentucky/ Cincinnati area thus far and it all kicked off with the 7th Street Gifts Fearie Fest back in May and was followed by the Northside Rock n Roll Carnival last weekend.

Next up is the Rumble Club CD Release Party at Southgate House in Newport KY on June 10th. If you're into psychobilly you'll love these guys. We'll be upstairs in the gallery with tons of originals on display and prints & shirts will be available to buy and Rumble Club will be downstairs in the Ballroom.

On July 17th we're almost confirmed for the Fountain Square T-shirt Fest. I'll let you know when that's 100%.

The next night, the 18th, we'll be at Shimmers in Ft. Wright KY for the Impalers concert. If you're an old school metal head you may remember that Tipper Gore had a hard-on for these guys back in the day. They're still around spreading their gore-rock tentacles across the globe. Also playing will be my friends 13 Pagan Holiday 13 & Kemper.

On August 1st we'll be displaying at the Hell In A Handbasket sponsored Black Devil Doll premere at the Know Theatre in Cincinnati. If you're into B horror flicks I probably don't have to elaborate much on this one except that fellow lowbrow artist will be present. Rob Meyer of It Came From The Basement. Check his stuff out. You won't be disappointed.

And then we'll be at the Covedale Arts and Crafts Fair in Covedale (Cincinnati) OH on August 22.

Jump ahead a few months and we'll be at the first Horrorhound Weekend in Cincinnati. That's right, Horrorhound in comin' to Cinci on November 20 - 22! Elvira will be there. Need I say more?

Below is an updated calendar with events we'll be attending into May of 2010.
July 10, '09 - Rumble Club CD Release Party @ Southgate House, Newport KY 
July 17, '09 - Fountain Square T-shirt Fest, Cincinnati OH 
July 18, '09 - Impalers Concert @ Shimmers, Ft. Wright KY 
Aug. 1, '09 - Black Devil Doll Premiere, Cincinnati OH 
Aug. 13-16, '09 - GenCon, Indianapolis IN 
Aug. 22, '09 - Covedale Arts Fair, Cincinnati OH 
Sep. 11-13, '09 - Scarefest, Lexington KY (Guest of Honor) 
Sep. 18-20, '09 - Horror Realm, Pittsburgh PA (Guest) 
Oct. 3-4, '09 - Dark Carnival Film Fest, Bloomington IN (Guest) 
Oct. 10-11, '09 - ZombieConX, Milwaukee WI (Guest) 
Oct. 17-18, '09 - Nashville Comics & Horror Show, Nashville TN 
Oct. 23-25, '09 - CharCon, Charleston WV (Guest of Honor) 
Nov. 20-22, '09 - Horrorhound Weekend, Cincinnati, OH (Guest) 
Feb. 19-21, '10 - Con Nooga, Chattanooga TN (Guest) 
Mar. 12-14, '10 - Mid-South Con, Memphis TN (Guest of Honor) 
Mar. 26-28, '10 - Horrorhound Weekend, Indianapolis, IN (Guest) 
May 28-30, '10 - MarCon, Columbus OH (Guest of Honor)

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Rock n Roll Carnival & a new show announcement...

...The Good, The Bad & The Wet!

Yep, that's about the long & short of it. Set up for what was our first real outdoor event. Yeah 7th Street's Faerie Fest is outdoor but it's one day, ends before dark and we can rent everything we need from them. The Northside Rock n Roll Carnival was different for us. We had to supply everything.

We bought our tent thingy on Thursday and since the event would last way into the night we had the problem of lighting to be solved so we set up the shelter in the front yard and wait until dark to light it. Not sure what our neighbors thought but our idea of lighting with white Christmas lights worked better than we had imagined!

The weather on Friday was awesome! The crowds were out in full force, the bands were top-notch and the beer was nectar of the gods (Christian Moerline O.T.R. really is the shit!)

Some of the folks from Hell in a Handbasket Zine stooped by and dropped off the fliers for the Black Devil Doll premiere where I'll be displaying. Nathan from HorrorHound also stopped by. The festivities rolled on until around 1 AM!

Below is a pic of the daytime booth. We were going to take one after dark to show all the awesome lights but we forgot. So our plan was to grab a photo on Saturday night. Man what a horrible day Saturday was! We set up in the light rain. Had a few sales after the parade but the rain sent most people home. There were several hardcore revellers they stuck around and braved the rain which wasn't a downpour but just a steady, run of the mill rain all day long. So we decided to pack up around 7. I really hated to leave but Heather was feeling under the weather, traffic was slow and we were all pretty moist. Alas, no nighttime pic. Maybe next time.

All in all it was a great weekend. The people of Northside dug my art, made some new friends and fans and drank good beer. Can't ask for more than that!

Now for the new show: I'll be displaying at the Southgate House in Newport KY during the Rumble Club CD release party on Friday, July 10! If you like you some psychobilly come check it out!