Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

Spears & Gears Looking for Musicians

Jan
02

Spears & Gears: the steampunk Britney Spears Tribute is looking for musicians to flesh out the band’s sound.

We’re a new band. We’ve just begun (having our fun) and would like additional people to join us. Currently the band consists …

My Field Trip to Borri Audio Laboratories

Dec
24

Princeton, IL, is a two hour drive from Chicago. Down the street from the antique shops, upstairs from the dance studio and down the cramped hallway, you can find Borri Audio Laboratories. It’s the home of Shawn Borri, who …

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 …

TeslaCon 3: A Trip to the Moon

Nov
26

The adventure and excitement continue next November in 2012 as Lord Bobbins and his crew take you to the edge of your imagination. We launch from South Hampton and go all the way to the lunar surface.

Cross trackless voids …

A Mansion Off the Magnificent Mile

Nov
15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago banker Samuel Nickerson Mayo commissioned his mansion in 1879. Chicago philanthropist Richard H. Dreihaus founded his museum there in 2003 to preserve architecture and design of the Gilded Age.

The name Gilded Age was coined by Mark Twain and …

Terra Mysterium Presents: In the Observarium

Nov
02

Terra Mysterium theatre troupe presents a series of unsettling, intertwined tales from the pen of the late Dr.  Alastair Tarquin Blackwell. a notorious absinthe drinker and creative from the Belle Epoch.  Come meet and interact with his creations in the …

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 …

Musee Mechanique in San Francisco

Oct
01

So I just got back from San Francisco where I Djed for the lovely Unwoman’s record release party and I have to say I’m quite impressed with how beautiful the city of San Francisco is.

Though it wasn’t all DJing …