Staff Report | Dec 29, 2022
This year’s musical highlights included new albums from Frenchy and the Punk, Abney Park, Victor and the Bully, Madam Misfit, Feline and Strange, and Unwoman. CPYist, a new steampunk-inspired band from Germany, released its debut album along with some eye-popping videos.
Once again, the huge steampunk gathering was a feast of imaginative cosplay
Photos by Craig Jenkins and Stephen Bell | Sep 6, 2022
By most accounts, it’s the largest steampunk gathering on Planet Earth. It’s so big that we asked two of our past contributors, Craig Jenkins and Stephen Bell, if they’d allow us to use some of their photos. Both kindly obliged.
Staff Report | Jun 13, 2022
The steampunk calendar is tilting westward this weekend in the U.S., as the Brass Screw Consortium Steampunk Festival takes place in Port Townsend, Washington along with events in Northern and Southern California.
Staff Report | May 28, 2022
The band is joined by a cast of guest vocalists who help tell a story set in the far future and late 19th century Northern California. It’s available now as a CD and MP3 download from the band’s website.
Staff Report | Feb 27, 2022
Steampunk might be about imaginary worlds and pasts that never were, but sometimes reality intrudes. As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, several top musical acts in the steampunk world have taken a stand.
Staff Report | Dec 17, 2021
Want to celebrate the holidays in steampunk style? Here’s a sampling of holiday-themed music, old and new, from musical acts that cater to steampunk fans. They include selections from Abney Park, Madam Misfit, Professor Elemental, and more.
Staff Report | Dec 9, 2021
This week’s music news includes a holiday album from Abney Park, a box set from Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer, a music video of a Frenchy and the Punk oldie, and a side project from Unwoman.
Staff Report | Sep 30, 2021
Three of the biggest names in steampunk music are out with new videos. Abney Park’s “Don’t Let Another Captain Captain Your Boat” is the first release from the band’s new album The Sub Aquatic Opera. The band is also planning a streaming concert.
Staff Report | Jul 22, 2021
It’s set for Aug. 7 at the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire in Bonney Lake, near Tacoma. The band is also planning a streaming concert for Aug. 21, and revealed more details about the Giants of Iron and Steam musical.
Staff Report | Jul 8, 2021
Band leader Robert Brown says Giants of Iron and Steam is being funded by a clean energy company near Sacramento. Meanwhile, the band is working on its next album, tentatively titled The Subaquatic Opera.
Staff Report | Feb 26, 2021
Technoshanties is described as “a collection of sea shanties, in Abney Park signature sound.” Concert options include access to a “seedy and disreputable” Drunken Pirate after-party.
Staff Report | Oct 9, 2020
The new album features 12 original tracks “with all your favorite Abney Park sounds and themes.” The band will celebrate with a streaming concert timed for European audiences.
Organizers plan multiple channels of streaming content, including music, panels, and more
Staff Report | Sep 2, 2020
Dragon Con is happening online, and steampunk fans will find lots of programming for their entertainment and edification. The schedule includes musical performances as well as steampunk-themed panels and workshops. Content will stream for free.
Staff Report | May 22, 2020
Poison Garden, a band from Italy, joined forces with other steampunk musicians to produce “Divided We Stand,” a single and music video that aims to raise funds for COVID-19 relief.
Staff Report | Mar 22, 2019
New Nostalgics features songs from the 1900’s through 1940’s “in a modern style.” The band also released a music video of “Beaten, Battered, and Abused” from the 2017 album Crash.
Staff Report | Dec 14, 2018
’Tis the season for holiday music, and Unwoman and Valentine Wolfe are both out with treats for your aural pleasure.
A look at holiday-themed steampunk music, or is that steampunk-themed holiday music?
By Stephen Beale | Dec 13, 2018
Many musicians have holiday songs in their repertoires, and steampunk artists are no exception. Here’s a roundup of tunes to help you get into the steampunk holiday spirit, including new offerings from Unwoman and Valentine Wolfe. . .
Staff Report | Nov 9, 2018
Scallywag offers “tales of Automatons, and Scallywags, and Victorian Vigilantes, and Sea Captains,” the band said. The band funded the album on Indiegogo.