Musical entertainment includes Celtica Nova, Frenchy and the Punk, The Eternal Frontier, and A Halo Called Fred. Traditionally one of the largest steampunk gatherings in the U.S., it’s set for Saturday, May 7, in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Oddball Newt, the event organizer in Connecticut, has announced plans for another “12 Months of Steampunk” in 2022, beginning with January’s Victorian Skate Fantasy followed by the Stupid Cupid Steampunk Ball in February.
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.
Steampunk favorites The Eternal Frontier will be the headline act at the festival. It will include steampunk-related activities, but the name also alludes to the event’s focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and makers.
The steampunk duo is slated for multiple performances Saturday and Sunday at the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, which drew 170,000 attendees in 2019. They’re also planning steampunk meetups and promenades at the festival.
The duo performs “It Never Rains in Southern California” over scenes from their appearance at the 2019 Gaslight Gathering in San Diego. It’s the first of five videos the band plans for release in the next several months.
The online festival will include appearances by Frenchy and the Punk, The Eternal Frontier, A Halo Called Fred, and more. It replaces an in-person festival held annually in historic Belvidere, New Jersey.
Meant as a homage to filmmaker Georges Méliès, the video features the duo’s new rendition of “Wreck of The Shenandoah,” a song originally recorded in the 1920s. To emulate the sound of that time, they recorded it on wax cylinders.
Gamechanger Audio is a maker of guitar pedals with “major inherent steampunk vibes,” says Professor Adam Smasher. The video features the duo’s “PLASMA Pedal Safety Song” about the dangers of modifying the equipment.
“America’s Most Unusual Town” chooses a steampunk theme for a huge gathering of cyclists
Thousands of bicycle riders and their entourage will get a healthy dose of steampunk at Geared for Weird, a music festival taking place July 25 in Fairfield, Iowa. The event is part of a huge seven-day bicycle ride across the state.
’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?
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. . .
Flights of Fancy in New York’s Hudson Valley is a steampunk event with an aerial twist
Steampunks will take to the skies as Flights of Fancy returns to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Red Hook, New York, on Saturday, Sept. 29. The event will include biplane rides along with a “History of Flight Air Show” and other activities.