Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Vaudevile for the “21st Century” Invades Chicago this Weekend

Sep
14

So it does seem that circus and vaudeville are becoming ever so popular and we are certainly not ones to complain about that.  So it is that Miked Reed of Chicago based Pitchfork Media has decided to take a whack …

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing Release New Single on Wax Cylinder

Sep
09

 

Some of you may remember a few years ago when UK steamPUNK band The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing released their debut album on wax cylinder.  Well it was such a success that they’ve gone and …

PBS Covers Steampunk + Up-Coming Events!

Aug
31

In this fine day and age it’s hard to know if PBS coverage of steampunk en generale means it’s moving toward the mainstream mainstream or just the mainstream for those who fancy themselves high-brow.  Such mental carousing aside, PBS has …

Wizard World this Weekend

Aug
12

 

Ye gods, two cons in a row that we’ve been invited to be a part of?  What is this madness?  Regardless of such questions, Wizard World has begun at the Donald E. Stephens Center in scenic Rosemont, Illinois and …

New Frenchy & The Punk Music Video + Introducing The Lords & Ladies DJs

Jul
12

Ah music!  That’s kind of a lot of what we do here at Steampunk Chicago.  It probably helps that 4 of the 5 main contributors are musicians, DJs and/or producers in their own right.  That aside, do check out the …

Further Impetus to See The Loneliest Monk

Jun
28

We’re a bit smitten with The Loneliest Monk. They make us giddy live. Our earlier post on them described Michelle Morales’ sexy cello appeal. Masked drummer Miles Benjamin comes across as a combination of a dapper jewel thief and …

A Variety of Vaudeville, Sideshow & Klezmer Acts to Play the Midwest This Week

Jun
21

Though Steampunk Music has yet to be defined (and thank the heavens for that!)  There is definitely a style and aesthetic that draws the general steampunk to any variety of events.  Circus sideshows, vaudeville acts, burlesque and magicians are all …

Chicago Steampunk Event this Saturday!

Jun
01

Come one, come all to Chicago, for this Saturday June 4, we have an extra-ordinary event! Presenting, the Polyphonic Panorama! A night filled with steampunk and vaudeville music, steampunk fashion, pirate humor, fantastic Steampunk art, jewelry and more!

The …

Give a Little Back to the Scene

Apr
20

Steampunk is a vibrant and constantly changing arts, music and fashion movement.  And with that it is, of course, expected that there are some lofty dreamers and thinkers with some even loftier goals.  Fortunately for them, and arguably the rest …

The Circus as a Steampunk Trope

Feb
14

Regardless of what anyone says, I stand by the notion that steampunk is an impossible idea to ultimately define (at least as I write this it still seems to be). That does not, however, mean it is impossible to …