Music

Ego Likeness

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Ego Likeness was created in 1999 by artist Steven Archer, a DC native, and writer Donna Lynch in Baltimore, Maryland. Taking their name from Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel ‘Dune’, the band began as an experimental/ dark trip hop project. A demo called ‘Songs From a Dead City’, recorded on a four track, was […]




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Platform One

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If Platform One was a behind the music special, we’d tell you about the rising solo career of Nigel Taylor, the international travel of Daniel Gill, and the television stardom of Allison Lahikainen. Instead, we’ll tell you not to miss our 00ntzy beats, danceable tracks, and engaging live performance. Platform One is Depeche Mode with […]




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A Halo Called Fred

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A Halo Called Fred has spent the last 24 years making the geekiest sounds ever to spring from guitar, bass, violin, and Tupperware. Featuring songs about pirates, cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of, the Halo has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured […]




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Coveilance Dance Project

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Coveilance Dance Project is a group of mad scientist belly dancers who blend various costumes, music, and other dance forms to create a hypnotic and sensual experimental dance for your pleasure. Headquartered in the Delaware Valley, the project utilizes a variety of materials from cultures all over the world for extensive experimentation. This year they […]




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V Is For Villains: LIVE!

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Mr. Agitator and Fallon Flynn are bringing their new show to SPWF!! For the first time since 2012 The Villains will be performing songs off of the upcoming release “Murder In The Art” ! Come see the material that sepiachord says “Grabs my attention and holds it!”!! V Is For Villains is a new breed […]




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Sharon Knight and Winter

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Neofolk Romantique: Fantastical Folksongs from a Bygone Era Festival Favorites Sharon Knight and Winter are internationally touring musicians in the mythic-Celtic vein. Their penchant for combining fierce and gutsy bravado with ethereal beauty, a hearty dose of fantastical lyrics, and an obvious love of storytelling has inspired their own style, “Neofolk Romantique”. This often sound […]




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History of 19th Century Opera Concert and Lecture

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History of 19th Century Romantic Opera Concert and Lecture Soprano Nicole Oliva joins this year’s event to give you an entertaining and educational experience with her concert and lecture on 19th century romantic operas. Nicole will give us a glimpse into the history of popular operas and their composers throughout the Victorian era that are […]




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Scott Helland

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Scott Helland creates melodic, euphoric acoustic guitar instrumentals rooted in the realms of folk, alternative and world. His eclectic musical past, keen melodic sense, live looping technique, energetic showmanship and tasteful use of guitar effects creates a compelling soundscape. Currently he is the guitarist and co-founder of the internationally touring New York based duo, Frenchy […]




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PROSSPEKT

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PROSSPEKT is an electronic rock band, formed in Belarus and currently based in New York.  In Belarus, they won an award for Best New Artist when they released their debut album “Dot Com”.  The band relocated to NYC to perform and create new music.  Their dance-rock shows are influenced by Steampunk fashion and Victorian style.




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Jess-O-Lantern

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Jess-O-Lantern performs live singing spooky songs to soothe your ghoulish heart! Imagine a walk through a punk rock cemetery, filled with ghostly crooning, grinning ghouls, and friendly fiends! Also, free trick-or-treat candy at every performance!




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The Long Losts

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Hailing from New York, The Long Losts are a musical act duo made up of vocalist Anka and her husband Patrick on guitar that began in 2012 with the release of their first song, “If Only Boris Karloff Was My Dad.” In 2014 The Long Losts released their first album, “Scary Songs To Play In […]




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Sarah Donner

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Sarah Donner plays songs about cats, science, and feelings. She is best known for her videos of poor kittens forced to listen to her singing and an R-rated pterodactyl song co-written with The Oatmeal.




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Victor and the Bully

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Introducing you a new and upcoming duo from London, Victor and the Bully. Victor and the Bully uses a ‘carnival blend’ of live ukulele and acoustic guitar with a twist of orchestral instruments to provide a very theatrical and cabaret-like sound. Inspired by steampunk, swing, mariachi, classical and punk to bring a very different vibe.




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ENSMB Special All-Request Concert!

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You might have heard us talking about a Q&A with ENSMB – well that has now morphed into a private all-request concert just for the 100 lucky folks who purchase this $10.00 add-on.  Wow!!! What a bargain! Ticket buyers will even get to help choose the songs!  Look for a voting poll soon – voting […]




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Cogsday – a Steampunk Holiday Celebration

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Luminary Ticket Holders are cordially invited to a joyous celebration of Cogsday, the first Steampunk Holiday! Saturday, May 6, 11:00PM-2:00AM Featuring The Eternal Frontier! More details on the celebration are coming soon. What is Cogsday and why do we need to celebrate it? (Why Steampunks MUST celebrate Cogsday): The Steampunk phenomenon itself, has long been […]




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Night Watch Paradox

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Magnificent Machines and Astonishing Tales Night Watch Paradox presents their interactive steampunk rock opera; “Magnificent Machines and Astonishing Tales.” Join with the heroic crew of a steam-powered airship as they leave port in Baltimore, traveling through space and time. During their journey, the crew sing songs, encounters fictional characters including wenches, drunkards, rioters, the Queen […]




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ENSMB returns to SPWF!

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We are thrilled to announce the return of a SPWF favorite for 2017! Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band combines the rich musical history of the circus and the vagabond peoples of Europe with the raw energy of avant-garde jazz, the burning heat of funk and the irreverence and fun of today’s Vaudeville for a sound […]




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Frenchy and the Punk

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Imagine Django Reinhardt, the Dresden Dolls, Johnny Ramone, Siouxsie Sioux and Edith Piaf jamming together at an event hosted by Deepak Chopra and Toulouse Lautrec. This is what it might sound like. A sultry French-born singer, percussionist and a fiery punk rock guitarist from the golden days of the hardcore scene formed Frenchy and the […]




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