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« Reply #225 on: May 21, 2012, 01:19:58 am »

Caravan Palace.

That is all.

Caravan Palace - Suzy
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« Reply #226 on: May 21, 2012, 10:54:13 pm »

Caravan Palace.

That is all.

Caravan Palace - Suzy


Having only just discovered Caravan Palace and loved them at first sight / sound - I am a bit sad that although they have 3 dates in UK this summer, two are already sold out and the other dates I am already booked up in my diary....

Plus, just when I hit the old continong in August, they seem to disappear - on holiday??

I am planning a couple of trips later in the year to France, I think I will be watching their calender quite closely...

 
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« Reply #227 on: May 24, 2012, 12:29:43 pm »

A New live video offering from BB BlackDog, hope you like it.
Power Live at the Snooty Fox, by Steampunk Rock Band BB BlackDog, 17th Feb 2012
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« Reply #228 on: May 24, 2012, 02:09:06 pm »

Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
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« Reply #229 on: May 25, 2012, 07:04:08 pm »

Whoops double post, am I the only one left still interested in this thread?  Cheesy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dDRHx4cPgbE#!

LOVE Steam Powered Giraffe! Cheesy
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« Reply #230 on: May 25, 2012, 08:24:37 pm »

I'm actually quite pleased that the apathy towards this has been so great no one's yet bothered to post it. But I guess for the sake of completion we probably should. Personally it sounds to me like the lyrics were found on the back of a bus ticket dropped by a child of seven, but I understand some folks enjoy their work and the video's quite cool at least.

Steampunk Revolution - Abney Park
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« Reply #231 on: May 26, 2012, 05:16:28 am »

230 musicians for your Steampunk listening pleasure.  Alphabetical order was the best I could do, as they aren't all classified by genre.  And probably can't be.  

If you can't find something you like, you aren't trying hard enough. Shocked

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Abney Park (Electronic/World/Pop)
Absinthe Drinkers, The (Post-Punk/Rock)
Aeronauts Band, The
Agent Ribbons (Pop/Indie/Rock)
Alcartoona
Alex the Kid
Alexandra Hamer
Alexandrasaurus
Alice Moving Under Skies
Almaailman Vasarat
Apparat Organ Quartet
Arcade Fire, The (Indie/Rock/Acoustic/Symphonic)
Avett Brothers, The
BB Blackdog
Beat Circus (Acoustic/Circus)
Beats Antique (Electronic/Hip-Hop/Circus/World)
Beirut (Acoustic/Indie)
Bellowhead
Ben Steed and the Orchestra Of Symmetry
Ben Weaver
Big Society, The
Birdeatsbaby
Birthday Massacre, The
Birthrite (From Dudley!)
Black Ox Orkestar
Black Tape for a Blue Girl
Blackbird RAUM
Blackcat Revival, The
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, The
Book of Knots, The
Boy
Bug (Electronic/Experimental/Symphonic)
Builders and the Butchers, The
Cabaret Decadance (Acoustic/Cabaret)
Calexico
Can.Ky.Ree
Caravan Palace (Electro swing)
Cardiacs, The
Carol Lipnik
Casa de Chihuahua
Cat Empire, The
Chaeya & Her Dark Secret
Charles von Vitic
Cigarette Trees
Circus Contraption
Clockwork Dolls, The (Electronic/Symphonic/Acoustic)
Clockwork Quartet, The (Acoustic/Indie/Musical Theater)
Clubcalledheaven
Cog is Dead
Coppelius
Covenant , The
Cretins, The (Punk-Rock)
Crimson Muddle (Electronic/Coldwave)
Daedelus
Danny Elfman (Symphonic/Rock)
Darius Greene (Acoustic/Indie/Tin-Pan Alley)
Dark Dark Dark
Dark Design, The
David Garrett (Classical crossover)
Dead Brothers, The
Deadly Nightshade Botanical Society
DeatHat
Decemberists (Acoustic/Indie/Rock)
Destroyers, The (From Birmingham!)
Devil Makes Three, The
DeVotchKa (Acoustic/Rock/Indie/Symphonic/Gypsy)
Diablo Swing Orchestra (Metal/Swing)
Dima Koldun
Dionysos
DJ Kormack
Dr. Steel (Hip-Hop/Electronic/Industrial)
Dresden Dolls, The (Cabaret/Acoustic)
Duckmandu
Einstürzende Neubauten
Eisbrecher
El Radio Fantastique
Eliza Rickman
Emilie Autumn (Electronic/Symphonic/Metal)
Emilie Simon
Escape the Clouds
Evelyn Machine
Extra Action Marching Band, The
Extraordinary Contraptions, The (Rock/Indie)
Ez3kiel (Electronic/Experimental/Symphonic)
Fermata (Acoustic/Rock/Gypsy)
Fledderjohn
Flood of Rain (Symphonic/Acoustic/Electronic/Experimental)
Ghostfire (Rock/Indie)
Gogol Bordello (Rock/Acoustic/Gypsy)
Goran Bregovic
Gypsy Nomads aka Frenchie and the Punk
Harlequin Jones (Acoustic/Cabaret)
Hedgehog Coitus
Hellblinki Sextet, The (Acoustic/Rock/Cabaret/Gypsy)
Hipnautica
Hobo Gobbelins
Honey Body Moon Bee
Hope for a Golden Summer
Humanwine (Rock/Cabaret/Punk)
Imaginary Airship (Rock/Pop/Experimental)
In the Nursery (Symphonic/Electronic)
Inkspots, The
Jaggery
James Gang Experience, The (Hip-Hop/Acoustic/Tin-Pan Alley)
Jason Webley
Jill Tracy (Cabaret/Acoustic/Symphonic)
Jim Strange with the Proud & the Damned (Rock/Acoustic)
John Adams (Classical)
Johnny Hollow (Rock/Electronic/Experimental/Symphonic)
Juke Baritone & The Swamp Dogs (Acoustic/Rock/Indie/Punk)
Kaizer's Orchestra
Kate Bush (Experimental/Acoustic/Electronic/Pop)
Katzenjammer Kabarett (Rock/Pop)
KK and the Steampunk Orchestra
Lee Press-on and the Nails (Swing/Rock)
Legendary Pink Dots, The
Legendary Shack Shakers, The (Rock/Punk/Americana)
Leon Redbone
Life Towards Twilight (Electronic/Acoustic/Experimental)
Life's Decay (Electronic/Experimental/Symphonic)
Los Salvadores
Louis Barabbas and the Bedlam Six
Love Cigarette Trees
Mad Dog Mcrea
Magnificent Seven, The (Cabaret/Acoustic/Rock)
Malice Mizer (Rock/Symphonic/Metal/Experimental)
Meat Beat Manifesto
Mechanical Spaniard
Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, The (Acoustic/Punk/Experimental)
Meret Becker
MewithoutYou
Midnight Syndicate
Miranda Sex Garden
Moth (UK)
Mr. Joe Black (Cabaret/Acoustic)
Municipale Balkanica
Murder By Death
Narval
New Orleans Bingo Show, The
Nicki Jaine
Nouvelle Vague (Acoustic/Rock/Pop/Bossa Nova)
Oakland Wine Drinkers Union
One Beer Prophet
One Man Banjo
Panic! At The Disco
Parlormuse
Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The
Paul Roland (Rock/Experimental/Electronic/Symphonic)
Peculiar Pretzelmen, The
Penguine Cafe Orchestr, The
Peryls, The (Rock/Indie/Acoustic)
Pocketwatch
Primus
Prof. Elemental (Chap Hop)
Psalters
Random Dent
Rasputina (Electronic/Acoustic/Rock/Symphonic)
Real Tuesday Weld, The (Pop/Cabaret/Indie/Symphonic)
Reptile Palace Orchestra
Revel Hotel (Experimental/Electronic)
Revue Noir
Rhubarb Whiskey
Rohan Theatre Band, The
Rosin Coven (Cabaret)
Rum Rebellion
Scarring Party, The (Acoustic/Rock)
Shamalamachord
Singing Postman, The
Sisterhood, The
Sisters of Mercy, The
Sixteen Horsepower (Rock/Americana/Punk/Acoustic)
Smashing Pumpkins, The
Sophe Lux
Squirrel Nut Zippers (Dixie Jazz/Pop/Swing)
Steam Powered Giraffe
Steve Reich
Stolen Babies
Strand, The
Strawfoot (Acoustic/Americana)
Stumps Duh Clown
Sugarland
Sunday Driver
Swedish House Mafia
Sxip Shirey (Experimental)
Synthetic dream Foundation
Synthonym (Electronic/Symphonic)
Tally Hall
Tankus the Henge
Temperance Seven, The
Tenth Stage, The (Electronic/Rock/Symphonic)
THAT damned band
The Receiving End of Sirens
This Way to the Egress (Cabaret/Acoustic/Indie)
Thomas Dolby
Thomas Truax
Tiger Lillies (Experimental/Acoustic)
Timbre
Tiny Tim
Tleilaxu Music Machine, The (Electronic/Cabaret/Experimental)
Tom Waits (Acoustic/Rock/Experimental)
tomslatter
Tragic Tantrum Cabaret (Cabaret/Acoustic)
Trousseaux
TyLean
Unextraordinary Gentlemen (Electronic/Symphonic/Experimental)
Unwoman (Symphonic/Electronic/Acoustic)
V is for Villains
Vagabond Opera (Cabaret/Acoustic)
Vagabondage
Vera Baxter
Vermillion Lies (Indie/Acoustic/Cabaret)
Vernian Process (Rock/Electronic/Symphonic/Acoustic/Experimental)
Victoria & the Vaudevillains
Viral Millennium (Metal/Symphonic)
Voltaire (Indie/Gypsy/Pop/Acoustic/Symphonic)
Voodoo Organist (Acoustic/Rock)
Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys (Experimental/Indie)
Weasels exist
Wet-Glass Ro, The
White Collar Sideshow
White Ghost Shivers, The
Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship
Widow's Bane, The (Acoustic/Indie)
World Inferno Friendship Society (Swing/Rock/Pop/Indie)
Wovenhand (Acoustic/Experimental/Americana)
Wurzle, The
Zydepunks
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« Reply #232 on: May 26, 2012, 01:00:19 pm »

 Cheesy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gQWY-JOhF2I#
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« Reply #233 on: May 27, 2012, 06:46:42 pm »

This certainly appealed to my hippy dippy side!

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« Reply #234 on: June 15, 2012, 08:16:16 am »

Here is the newest video from The Melting Clock.  Thanks for listening!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIm_PqHnkw4
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« Reply #235 on: June 18, 2012, 07:46:30 am »

Dune - Million Miles From Home (16:9) HQ
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« Reply #236 on: August 07, 2012, 06:25:42 pm »

Abney Park did a show in Denver this past weekend, which was quite enjoyable. Say what you will about their lyrics - they do put on a good show, even with the thin air up here.  Grin

At any rate, the local promoters put together several opening acts that should probably get mentioned on this thread:

1. Pandora Celtica
Acapella group that maneuvers around the borders between the Ren Faire, Neo-Pagan, Retro-Pirate, and Steampunk crowds.
http://youtu.be/knxWwqtCYQc

2. Hydrogen Skyline
Darkwave/Goth - and to be perfectly honest, they sound a lot better in this video than they did live...
http://youtu.be/WiCTJcWp1P4

3. Ukulele Loki's Gadabout Orchestra
Cabaret/Vaudeville - the video captures the sense of whimsy, but the live act includes aerial silk dancing and balloon animals...
http://youtu.be/o6a0Vzcw8pA
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« Reply #237 on: August 07, 2012, 08:35:10 pm »

As a gentleman, and thinking I have not read the name in this list (and what a great name that is), I'm obliged to include one of our own:

Darwin Prophet, from Austin, Texas into the list

http://www.darwinprophet.com/fr_presenting.cfm

Darwin Prophet - Serenade (live at Panoptikon)
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« Reply #238 on: August 08, 2012, 02:40:44 pm »

Abney Park did a show in Denver this past weekend, which was quite enjoyable. Say what you will about their lyrics - they do put on a good show, even with the thin air up here.  Grin

At any rate, the local promoters put together several opening acts that should probably get mentioned on this thread:

1. Pandora Celtica
Acapella group that maneuvers around the borders between the Ren Faire, Neo-Pagan, Retro-Pirate, and Steampunk crowds.
http://youtu.be/knxWwqtCYQc

2. Hydrogen Skyline
Darkwave/Goth - and to be perfectly honest, they sound a lot better in this video than they did live...
http://youtu.be/WiCTJcWp1P4

3. Ukulele Loki's Gadabout Orchestra
Cabaret/Vaudeville - the video captures the sense of whimsy, but the live act includes aerial silk dancing and balloon animals...
http://youtu.be/o6a0Vzcw8pA


Played with Hydrogen and Pandora earlier in the year.
Pandora Celtica in particular were very friendly and professional, would recomend to any Con/event.
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« Reply #239 on: August 08, 2012, 02:42:11 pm »

As a gentleman, and thinking I have not read the name in this list (and what a great name that is), I'm obliged to include one of our own:

Darwin Prophet, from Austin, Texas into the list

http://www.darwinprophet.com/fr_presenting.cfm

Darwin Prophet - Serenade (live at Panoptikon)


And very Fine Darwin is too :-)
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« Reply #240 on: August 30, 2012, 02:02:20 am »

Greetings everyone;

     Embarrassed  Hopefully this is in the right place and no one minds.  As you may or may not know I host a one hour radio show on the internet radio station Cult Radio A-Go-Go, and I am looking for bands/singers that might be interested in being heard on a station with over a hundred thousand international listeners every day, seven days a week.  Although I play more of the "softer" side of the spectrum I am willing to pass on music to a fellow hoist that does play "harder" music.
 
Please PM me if you are interested



   The station can be found at www.cultradioagogo.com, should you want to check it out


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« Reply #241 on: August 31, 2012, 02:45:30 pm »

Has tickets to see Ukulele Orchestra of great Britain next Saturday at Ipswich! Deep joy...

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
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« Reply #242 on: September 01, 2012, 02:42:45 am »

From a Group that sometimes touches on elements of Steampunk.

High Rankin - "The Airloom": SXSW 2011 Showcasing Artist
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« Reply #243 on: September 09, 2012, 01:10:16 am »

From a Group that sometimes touches on elements of Steampunk.

High Rankin - "The Airloom": SXSW 2011 Showcasing Artist


Indeed If I am not mistaken tis author Robert Rankin's son...

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« Reply #244 on: September 12, 2012, 06:52:33 am »

I have not read the entire thread, but has here been any mention of Kraftwerk?
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« Reply #245 on: October 28, 2012, 09:50:20 pm »

A few of Man Man's songs can be considered Steampunk.
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« Reply #246 on: November 08, 2012, 05:55:37 pm »

Might I introduce Metropolis. We are a new UK based steampunk band, currently supporting Gladstone, Birthrite and Crimson Clocks at The Shed Leicester this weekend. We went down a treat at Hallowsteam in Birmingham recently alongside Seas of Mirth and BB Blackdog. Please feel free to check us out at;

www.reverbnation.com/METbandUK
www.facebook.com/METbandUK
www.myspace.com/METbandUK

or check out our video

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylHg7zr_rHk


We welcome your thoughts. Thanking you in advance for your support - and if you feel so inclined, why not click the "like" button? It would really help us. Cheers!
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« Reply #247 on: November 09, 2012, 02:15:04 pm »

I have not read the entire thread, but has here been any mention of Kraftwerk?


Interesting. Although Kraftwerk will always be associated with electronica (and rightly so as they did so much pioneering work), I would concur that some of their earlier recordings involving acoustic instruments could at least provide a contributory inspiration. Not that SP music has to eschew electronica by any means, and indeed there are many bands who don't.

It occurred to me actually after fretting about it for a while, that there has never been a reason why Steampunk music should not include modern instruments in it's sound. It certainly wasn't the case that the Gothic movement ever felt it shouldn't, but many bands still managed to evoke a very suitable atmosphere using synths and other electric instruments. Some might bring in a bit of Harpsichord or violin etc, but you can certainly mix them up. Indeed film composers such as Enio Morricone managed to create the quintessential Spaghetti western sound that still utilised electric guitar along side more traditional instruments, (and to a degree so did The Shadows)  Cheesy. It certainly happens a lot with thematic compositions of all manner now.

I think it's as much about the music being played as the instruments used.

Kraftwerk - Ruckzuck
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« Reply #248 on: November 09, 2012, 03:43:50 pm »

OK, so more than anything these last two posts have set me thinking the old question again "what is steampunk music?" Now, I know better than to raise that old rhetorical chestnut here, so I won't! However, it won't let me go and the usual answer that steampunk music is music that steampunks listen to just won't wash... sorry.

I mean, I class myself as steampunk. I do wear funny clothes at times, I bought a fairly expensive pair of glasses for purely practical reasons but the fact they look Victorian just shows they knew what they were doing! I like having a beard besides it being a mark of my laziness (do you know how much useful time is spent shaving?). I like shiny brass and polished wood and think that I am happiest in my future that time forgot. I claim the mark of steampunk!

So, just now, I was in the kitchen listening to 'Knock on Wood' a compilation of 1960's R&B (Percy Sledge, Sam & Dave, Gladys Knight, Eddie Floyd - you get the picture if you were around then) and I love it, know most of the words and still remember some of the moves! So, is it steampunk music? NO, of course not! I mean, how can it be?

#confused

Metropolis, I really quite like your music and will dig out some more, but prog rock has never been near the top of my favourite forms and I think there is more than a nod to the genre here. I guess I do need to listen to some more, maybe I'll see if I can manage one of your gigs. It may be as I think TimeTinker said there is no such thing as steampunk music, just music played by steampunks - oh! I don't know! If that is the case then a live set which includes the whole package, music, patter, appearance etc., is the only way to finally decide the eternal question. You seem to have a steamy aesthetic but then, so does Justin Baeber (I think that's his name... Wink ) But, the music stands on its own merit as Argus, a far worthier commentator on music than I, has just said. ('scuse me, just need to go and get my tea)

(Back now) ...which brings me to Kraftwerk. Now, I didn't really like this much first time round, but listening to it now I can see what groundbreaking stuff it was. This above everything, should show how little I really know and to ignore my ramblings. However, that won't stop me agreeing with Argus that there is no good reason why Steampunk music (and he speaks about it as if it could exist) should not include modern instruments. Let's face it, the electric guitar which features on most of the examples in this thread is a modern instrument, first built in the 1930's {1931 - George Beauchamp's 'Frying Pan' and 1932 Rickenbacker's electro Spanish guitars - so they are a diesel manifestation - punked up versions of the plucked, stringed instrument from the C16th which probably reached its zenith with Antonio De Torres (1817 - 1892) during our era of interest ~ source The Ultimate Guitar Book}

But, if Steampunk has a musical form, how do you create it? I guess most other genres have characteristics which can be defined - I am still struggling with this one. My thought processes are taking me away from the notion of instruments and even musicians and looking towards popular culture. As this is swaying off topic, I am happy to open a new thread if anybody is interested (and the mods don't mind...) The C19th saw a significant opening up of communications and travel which allowed a big change in the speed of cultural exchange and inovation. Prior to this period, popular music was probably a mixture of art music and folk music. After that period we see fusions becoming more common, dance music for less formal dance forms, popular culture ballads and tunes that move away from the traditional folk song (on a point of which, I remember a night at the local folk club - probably in the '80's when the, up to that point, two very popular guitarists did their encore. Their versions of the Who's I'm a Boy and Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower plus something similar I can't remember, put a big smile on my face but a scowl on many others! As one of the guitarists said, this is today's folk music and I couldn't disagree).

So maybe there can never be a true steampunk music because we don't have the base material to work with? As it is we roll along with the thread title.
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« Reply #249 on: November 09, 2012, 11:48:46 pm »

Thanks Angus for checking us out. I'm glad you like it.

At Metropolis we tried to look at Steampunk music using Retro Futurism as our mantle. In rock terms we decided that Prog offered legend, myth, fable and sci-fi (thanks Hawkwind) seen almost from a Victorian perspective and sensitivity (which I think is certainly true of 70's British Prog). We then chose to fuse this with music about the future - which of course no-one seems to do anymore (I'm sure I'll be severely corrected on this matter). So we chose the Nu-wave raft of future analogue synth music from late 70's early 80's such as Gary Numan, Ultravox, John Foxx, Human League, ELO and of course Kraftwerk, (not to mention Jeff Waynes seminal War of the Worlds).

So far this has been favourably received, (thanks for your kind words). The best thing about Steampunk music is that we knew that due to the open-minded nature of those listening to it, we had the flexibility to experiment within the genre. Who knows eventually there may be a concensus and a defined style will emerge, but I kinda like turning up to a gig and watching 5 bands deliver completely different music styles that still gravitate towards a singlarity that is Steampunk. Much better (in my opinion) than an evening of dance/trance or hip-hop.
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