Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

Steampunk Music Video Roundup



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 …

Waistcoats and Weaponry Book Release Parties



Bestselling steampunk author Gail Carriger will be providing two opportunities to visit her in Chicago area libraries. They are launches for Waistcoats & Weaponry, the third book in her Finishing School series.

Finishing School is set in the …

A Journey to TeslaCon 5, or Chicago


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. …

Pullman Strike Begets Labor Day


Pullman Shooting

Congress instituted the Labor Day holiday in 1894 to quell dissent brought on by that year’s nationwide Pullman Strike that began outside of Chicago. Industrialist George Pullman’s employees turned against conditions that he imposed, caused a national furor and led …

Lockport to Celebrate Steampunk Art and Summer This Weekend!


visionaries-logoIt’s the Summer of Steampunk here in Illinois and it continues to gather pressure! Lockport Illinois is a small town just outside of Chicago, and is host to a yearly Summer Art Series. This year the theme is Steampunk, and …

Step Back in Time Again and Steam out the Renaissance!


©2013 Steve Spitzer

The anachronistic studies know no bounds, especially when it comes to all things steam, swords, clocks, and corsets! This weekend July 19 and 20, step back in time at Bristol Renaissaince Faire for the annual steampunk invasion!…

V Is For Villains Masquerade Loft Party

villainsfizzbar2Industrial Music Works and Vicarious Venues present…

The Masquerade Loft Party at Fizz Bar

June 27, 2014, 8 pm

Michael Coorlim: Self-Published Steampunk


cogsmenMSelf-publishing saved Michael Coorlim’s life. After stints as a retail clerk, a security guard and a janitor in a mental hospital, he directed his efforts into supporting himself through writing. It came with lessons in self-promotion, marketing, and cover …

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead!


RosenPosterThe Promethean Theatre Ensemble adds steampunk to their production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. The play reinvisions Shakespare’s Hamlet from the absurdist perspective of two of its minor characters.

Director (and Promethean Artistic Director) Beth Wolf …

Movits! and Caravan Palace Swing Through Town


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 …