Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

In Discussion with Terra Mysterium

Jun
20

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Chicago’s spiritually and steampunk inclined theatre troupe Terra Mysterium has released a video for “In the Observarium.” It’s the title track from one of their latest shows.

The performers took time to answer a few questions by e-mail.

1.How did

Ways to Add Steampunk Styling to Your Bedroom

Jun
10

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Today’s post is from guest writer Scott Grayson.

Steampunk is a great fashion style that’s sometimes described as “neo-historian.” However, there are different subgenres within steampunks, in general it might be viewed as an artistic and aesthetic movement that takes …

Have A Happy Father’s Day at Watch Chains and Lace

Jun
10

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At Watch Chains and Lace, you can look forward to tea and good food, games and friendly conversation, music, historical tours of the beautiful Pleasant Home located at 217 Home Avenue in Oak Park, and Steampunk-inspired wares. Join us for …

Daria Melnikova, Independent Videographer

May
28

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An interview with Daria Melnikova, Steampunk Chicago’s hard working resident videographer.

1. When did you begin to work in video production?

I wanted to be a movie director since I was 12 years old. Even in childhood I realized that …

Come to a Neo-Victorian outing for the whole family!

May
13

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This Sunday marks the start of our summer-long steampunk tea and music series, Watch Chains and Lace! Come to Pleasant Home in Oak Park this Sunday at 5pm for an evening of music, tea, cookies, lawn games, and socializing with …

Tres Bien!

May
08

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Saturday April 20th saw Gearbox Fantastique 3, the Steampunk Chicago Spring extravaganza. Hosted at Reggie’s Music Joint at 2109 S. State Street (that great street), it was just a hop, skip and a jump away from Chicago’s famed Chinatown

Local Maker Makes Good: Joe Budka’s Pagoda Studios

Mar
19

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Joe Budka is a sculptor, woodworker, stage manager, tinkerer and maker. He founded Pagoda Studios, Inc. (customfurniturechicago.org) to design and  fabricate, and to restore antiques. He is active behind the scenes at Steampunk Chicago (and on stage in …

Mid-March Wonder Weekend!

Mar
11

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On March 15th prepare to experience an electro-swing cabaret unlike any other!

ROUGE!

FEATURING…

ELECTROSWING & FRENCH HOUSE by DJs

Vourteque
www.Vourteque.com

Mr. Automatic
www.Dead2MeRecords.com

LIVE MUSIC BY

The Ford Theatre Reunion
(Lexington, KY)
www.TheFordTheatreReunion.com

Environmental Encroachment
(Chicago, IL)
www.Encroach.net

Polka! Polka! Polka!

Mar
04

One-and two-and three-and four-and, let’s all dance the polka!

Despite the attempts of our illustrious Lord Baron Joseph CR Vourteque IV to push four-on-the-floor microgenres like steamstep kitchensink dubhouse, one style of music remains inherently Chicagoan: the polka! This oft-maligned …

Eliza Rickman’s New Video Kickstarter

Feb
25

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Here at Steampunk Chicago we’re long standing fans of Ms. Eliza Rickman, having written about her in the early days of our website.  As it turns out she’s now working on a new music video to follow up her …