Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

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 …

Vourteque Unapologetically Promotes Himself – New Electroswing EP Drops Sept 18th!

Sep
17

Well I tried to be coy and coerce Mr. M to do this, but as it turns out he’s neither into collusion nor nepotism, so I’m saying “why not” and writing this myself.

That’s right fine readers of Steampunk Chicago, …

Steampunk Invasion of Richardson’s Corn Maze

Sep
14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the autumn moon is full, the steampunks  will gather in the corn.

Richardson’s Adventure Farm features the world’s largest corn maze. Four nights per year, they will be open ’til midnight during the full moon. Steampunk Chicago will invade …

Dieselpunk gleams in Russian music video “Cain” (“Каин”)

Sep
05

The punks of Steam and Diesel are not unique to the west. Our friends in Russia have a large following as well, and their musical talent produces some amazing music videos.

The name of the song is “Cain,” the familiar …

Terra Mysterium Presents “The Alembic”

Aug
30

The clockwork of fate is a tricky matter.  In this Steampunk musical tale, an alchemist undertakes the work of transmutation.  A Goddess responds to his call.  Within the realm of humanity, she forgets that she is a Goddess and will …

Lords & Ladies return to Berlin for Electro-Swing Circus

Aug
28

Back in March Mr. M and myself joined local promoter Pete Augusta for one of his static nights, this one being steampunk themed. It was a lot of fun and so; we’re doing it again!

If you’re 21+ be sure …

Family Friendly Steampunk in an Old Mansion

Aug
14

Bring the family to Oak Park this Sunday August 14th for magic, music, tea, lawn games, fashion and fun! Steampunk Chicago is proud to present our monthly summer outing, Watch Chains and Lace.

High Tea is from 4PM – 5PM,