Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

The White City Rippers Release Old-Timey Mad Scientist Music EP

Dec
17

Releasing music is not magical.  You don’t need some record label A&R rep discovering your band and signing you over to the label’s indentured servitude. It’s all business. If you want to record, you book time in a …

Let Me Take You Down to Candy Town

Dec
10

I was hooked on Candy Town the first time I saw them. They put on a review. There were costumes and make up and ragtime and a hint of malice. Ringleader Sean Guinan conducted an e-mail interview for Steampunk Chicago.…

TeslaCon 3 : An Overview

Dec
04

So it is that once again TeslaCon has come and gone and it took me two and a half days of sleep to compensate.  Yet it was fun, a lot of fun, the kind of fun you only get when …

Carnivale Delirium returns for its THIRD YEAR!

Oct
18

It’s back fine folks! Last year’s was massive, featuring Vagabond Opera amongst other acts. This year we’re featuring Seattle band Bakelite 78 along with local brass band Environmental Encroachment. We also have a plethora of other live acts …

Vourteque Unapologetically Promotes Himself – New Electroswing EP Drops Sept 18th!

Sep
17

Well I tried to be coy and coerce Mr. M to do this, but as it turns out he’s neither into collusion nor nepotism, so I’m saying “why not” and writing this myself.

That’s right fine readers of Steampunk Chicago, …

Final Clockwork Vaudeville of 2012 is Tomorrow!

Sep
13

Wow! It’s been quite a year for our Clockwork Vaudeville series, the humble little show that started out in 2010 really blossomed this year! We’ve featured performances by The Ford Theatre Reunion, The Lubberly Brothers, Magician Michael Burke

Terra Mysterium Presents “The Alembic”

Aug
30

The clockwork of fate is a tricky matter.  In this Steampunk musical tale, an alchemist undertakes the work of transmutation.  A Goddess responds to his call.  Within the realm of humanity, she forgets that she is a Goddess and will …

Lords & Ladies return to Berlin for Electro-Swing Circus

Aug
28

Back in March Mr. M and myself joined local promoter Pete Augusta for one of his static nights, this one being steampunk themed. It was a lot of fun and so; we’re doing it again!

If you’re 21+ be sure …

Mechanical Music

Jul
23

Earbuds, iPods and mp3s. If you’re going to remove humans from music, why keep it small and isolated? Be grand and witness the marvel of a self-playing musical machine. Behold: the orchestrion!

Think of a music box, but on the …

Sunday’s a Good Day to be a Steampunk in the Chicago Area

Jul
12

Pocket Guide to Hell Tours and Reenactments invites you back in time for “Like a Secondhand Sea,” on Sunday, July 15 from 12-2:00 PM at the park across from the River East Arts Center (corner of Illinois and McClurg Ct).…