Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Steamvalve Nation

Mar
31

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Steamvalve Nation has invaded Chicago. Their objective: to rock! Guitarist and vocalist Terry “The Punisher” Tuccori was kind enough to answer a few of our questions.

Steampunks find inspiration in the past. Steamvalve Nation finds inspiration in classic hard rock.

Kickstarting Vourteque’s Iron and Jazz Age

Feb
03

Iron and JazzAfter two years of labor, Chicago-based electro-swing producer Vourteque is poised to release The Iron and Jazz Age. His Kickstarter campaign aims to cover mastering and production costs for a March 2015 release.

Vourteque and Dead 2 Me Records

The Ragged Ragtime Girls

Dec
30

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Not only did Aleister Crowley serve as the Great Beast and the prophet of the Age of Horus, he managed a girl group. The seven women in the Ragged Ragtime Girls played violin and danced. The act was based on …

Roi Rage

Dec
09

King Ubu

On December 10, 1896, Parisian theatergoers attended the premiere of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi(King Ubu). An obese grotesque carried a toilet brush as a scepter. He greeted them with the first word of the play, “Shit!” The audience erupted …

Steampunk Music Video Roundup

Dec
05

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Steampunk as a visual style has been spotted everywhere from fashion to interior design and of course, music videos! Right here in Chicago, the steampunk visual style can be seen by local artists and musicians.

First up, is our local …

The Gramovox

Nov
18

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The Chicago-based Gramovox combines vintage amplification with contemporary audio technology. The Bluetooth 4.0 gramophone pumps music through an audio driver though a powder-coated steel horn.

Pavan Bapu and Jeff Parrish were inspired by a Magnavox R3 horn that they found …

A Journey to TeslaCon 5, or Chicago

Nov
04

Teslacon 5

TeslaCon 5 takes a Journey to the Center of the Earth November 7, 8 and 9th, 2014. The well-attended (and sold out!) con provides an immersive experience for steampunks. There will be live music, maker panels, dinosaurs and subterranean mystery. …

The Victorian Synthesizer

Oct
15

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Sound artist John M. Bowers created the Victorian Synthesizer out of technology available in the 19th century. Nicolas Collins, Professor in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, offered instructions on …

Crowdfunder Roundup

Oct
08

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The current Crowdfunder Roundup has some special and unique music treats for you this month!

Local punk rock marching band Mucca Pazza is raising funds to cover production costs for their fourth album “L.Y.A.!” They point out “although the album …

Brando’s Swing De Ville Debuts

Sep
09

Swing De Ville

Brando’s Speakeasy and Dead 2 Me Records debut Chicago’s weekly electro-swing and house night:

SWING DE VILLE!

Featuring resident DJ FactorySettings

with GUEST DJs every week!

Swing De Ville premieres Sept 13th with Vourteque

BRANDO’S SPEAKEASY
343 S. Dearborn Ave.…