Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

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.…

August 19: White City Rippers, The Packrat Machine, Mudflapps

Aug
14
The White City Rippers, courtesy Glitter Guts

The White City Rippers, courtesy Glitter Guts

The White City Rippers return for their fist show since Krampunacht ’13.

They had not been apprehended by the police.

PackratThe Packrat Machine heads up from the Illinois Valley with Handmade Homemade Music.…

V Is For Villains Masquerade Loft Party

Jun
24
villainsfizzbar2Industrial Music Works and Vicarious Venues present…

The Masquerade Loft Party at Fizz Bar

June 27, 2014, 8 pm

The Riot of Spring

May
27

Russian Ballets At Paris In 1913At the end of the Belle Époque, art produced a riot. The confluence of music and dance at the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring caused an incensed audience to throw fists at each other and objects at …

Colonel Obadiah Gunn’s Wild West Music Show

Apr
29

Obadiah

There’s a new passel of rough riders a-ridin’ into town, a-whompin’ and whoopin’ every livin’ thing that moves within an inch of its life. These here buzzards are Colonel Obadiah Gunn’s Wild West Music Show. Colonel Gunn (aka V …

Movits! and Caravan Palace Swing Through Town

Mar
27

MovitsApril kicks off with visits from a couple of touring bands of swingers from Europe. Movits! play Reggie’s Music Joint on Tuesday, April 1, and Caravan Palace plays the House of Blues on Friday, April 4, 2014.

Movits! hails from …

Crowdfunding Roundup

Mar
25

EliSeveral steampunk stalwarts are running crowdfunding campaigns. Eli August and the Abandoned buildings are working on an EP. Frenchy and the Punk are recording a new CD. Unwoman is working on an original album. Victor Sierra is trying to come …

The Steampunked Fantasticks

Mar
04

Fantasticks1This is just a hunch, but I suspect that some steampunks may enjoy musical theatre. For them, the Nebraska Theatre Caravan is touring a steampunk-inspired staging of The Fantasticks. Chicago-area productions swing through in March 2014.

The Fantasticks is …

Red-Letter Nights at Rouge

Feb
18

RougeIn a Facebook post, man about town Rory AquaBear Sunderland wrote, “In this day and age how do you put Steampunks, Dieselpunks, Cyberpunks, Goths, Hipsters, Preps, Stuggles (Steampunk + Muggles…yes I just made it up), Bro’s, Gypsyunks, and Carnies in …

Go West!

Jan
21

new-boots-pgYou would expect to see more airships sailing over the prairie, bound for the badlands or the Pecos River. There should be a speck of a dirigible hovering in the wide-open skies of the big country. Considering that Chicago is …