Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

Journey to the End of the Night: Robot Apocalypse!

Sep
13

JEN

The robots are coming. Tomorrow night. Noble Square.

Grab your team and survive the technological uprising by outrunning and outthinking our mechanical aggressors! Dash from checkpoint to checkpoint in a race to the finish line. An alternate world awaits you, …

Terra Mysterium Casts Its Spell

Sep
12

LionSerpentSpell

Forget about Terra Mysterium’s post-modern blurring of theatre, technology and consensus reality. Their latest play The Lion & The Serpent is a magickal spell.

Without giving too much away, blogger Ranty Wilberforce (played or incarnated by Sean Wilson) seeks …

Terra Mysterium Presents “The Lion & The Serpent”

Sep
05

Lion and SerpentAlthough Chicago’s theatre collective Terra Mysterium debuts its new play The Lion & The Serpent, part of the experience premiered on July 15 when Ranty Wilberforce began blogging.

At rantywilberforce.com, Wilberforce began posting music, poetry and videos. He found …

Steampunk Shines in Russian Band’s Sea of Despair’s Latest Video

Aug
21

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Steampunk music videos don’t need to be filled with airships, derring-do, mad science and Tesla coils. Sometimes, the steampunk aesthetic sets not only a mood but a story as well. In Russia, the band Sea of Despair has a music …

The Sons of Temperance

Aug
13

Sons of Temperance 2The Sons of Temperance describe themselves as “The 19th Century sound of ringing banjos, clacking bones, rhythmic bass and the jolly tambourine playing somber murder ballads, jaunty minstrel tunes, Celtic drinking songs, and tunes superimposed into that time with reckless …

Here Be Thee Bluebeard

Jul
30

TwirlWhen you think “anachronistic pirate improv comedian with an onstage talk show,” you think of Thee Bluebeard. The City of Milwaukee Official Municipal Jester Ann-Elizabeth Shapera describes him as “an effortless expert at the Fine Art of Walking Around …

The Eastland Disaster

Jul
25

EastlandThis year saw the 98th anniversary of the Eastland disaster. On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland sank in the Chicago River, taking with it 848 lives.

The tragedy owes something to the sinking of the Titanic. After the …

All Aboard for Steamstock!

Jul
18

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The Steamstock train pulls into the station on July 23, bringing a shipment of Frenchy and the Punk, The Cog Is Dead, and This Way to the Egress.

The bands hopped the rails on the east coast to embark upon …

Invade the Renaissance then enjoy a Cuppa

Jul
16

Ren Faire

Have nothing to do this weekend? Well, fear not intrepid steampunk, because this weekend is full of lots of things to keep you busy. First of all, Bristol Renaissance Faire is hosting a Steampunk invasion. The events include a Steampunk …

More Mechanical Music

Jul
02

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Last year, I wrote about mechanical music. Joe Vourteque followed up with pictures from the Musee Mecanique in San Francisco.

My plunge has delved deeper. When I went to the Grayslake Antique Fair in August 2012, there were representatives …