Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

A Pirates View of WSX


Hello mates! Do you know why you are such an impressive component of the great Steampunk machine? It is because you are a singular cog in the whole contraption and without it you remain an impressive wad of leather and …

What I learned at World Steam Expo III


World Steam Expo, or as “we people” like to call it “WSX”, ended a couple of weeks ago and I must say it was a wiz-bang of a time!

Though not quite as tight as previous years …

Electro-Swing Act Caravan Palace Releases New Album: PANIC


The sophomore release for any initially successful music act is a looming hurdle to overcome. On the one hand, the band has the momentum still going from their first release. On the other hand, the pressure to create something equally …

V is for Villians’ Debut Album Hits Heavy


I first met V is for Villains a little less than a year ago when we were hosting a table at Wizard World Chicago.  The band had taken it upon themselves to dress up in their lavish outfits and …

Live from The Clockwork Vaudeville March 2012 And What’s Coming up This Weekend


For those who were in attendance last month at our monthly Steampunk party, Mr. Automatic has recorded part of his mix from the night.  For those of you who couldn’t make it, enjoy the eclectic mix of new-school Electro-Swing and …

A TON Of Stuff For the Discerning Event-Goer This Week & Weekend!


Gearbox Fantastique II

My my what a week ahead of us we have!  With the ever broadening array of things to do both vintage, retro, and steampunk, how can one decide?  Well, we’re here to help you!

The Classic Remastered “A Trip To

Downtown Club, Elate, to begin “Steampunk Thursdays”


This Thursday, upscale downtown Chicago lounge and restaurant Elate launches it’s “Steampunk Thursdays” night, an evening of live music, DJs, fashion, cocktails and food.  One particularly hallmark reason for our interest here at Steampunk Chicago is their philosophy …

Free Steampunk Showcase at Cobra Lounge March 26













The show has been cancelled. The Pretzelmen have encountered difficulties.












Celebratory Launch Party for The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Newest Steamy Album


On March 12th, the second album by The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, entitled (big breath, here) “This May Be The Reason Why The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Cannot Be Killed By Conventional …

White City Rippers & Vourteque Part of Dave Barratt’s “Beatles Complete on Ukulele” Project


A bit ago an old friend of mine, David Barratt, contacted me and asked me if I’d like to be a part of his “Beatles Complete on Ukulele” project.  I, of course, told him yes and immediately …