There’s nothing more steampunk than the plants that grow through cracks in concrete. Nothing can contain us and none can tame us. We make. We grow. We listen. HUMANWINE’s Mother has new songs for us.
Jeff Mach is one of Steampunk’s premier singer songwriters in the opinion of both of his parents.
Jeff Mach is the person behind Jeff Mach Events, which puts on several events – including this one! He wants you to know, however, that he gained his position as a performer through hard work and merit and wearing an excellent hat.
Our Artistic Director notes: “It was mostly the hat.”
The Most Fantastical Steampunk Songs Ever Written (by Jeff Mach, anyway)
If you don’t come see my set, I will have Popcorn throw you out. -Jeff Mach
Jeff’s been a singer-songwriter for almost thirty years. His songs are wry, darkly humorous, witty, sharp, and sometimes poignant and sad, as well. Almost all of his songs tell various stories of Steampunk worlds – of mad scientists, of air pirates, of giant robots, and, sometimes, Steam-accountants.
“It’s sparkling acoustic based music that simply makes you feel good.”
-Rock NYC Live and Recorded
Not your typical instrumental music, not your typical instrumentalist. Powerful, driving, enveloping Guitars with minimal yet effective beats… beautifully textured concise melodies.
Helland, a veteran of the hardcore punk scene (as a founding member of Deep Wound w/Dinosaur Jr‘s J Mascis) excels at creating unique instrumental music.
The word “acoustic” carries a set of assumptions and associations that Scott Helland has been defying throughout his career. As the punk half of the popular acoustic duo Frenchy and the Punk, Helland explores a fusion of hardcore urgency with gypsy and dark cabaret tonalities and theatricality.
On his new true-solo release, Never End the Rocket Century, Helland discovers an entirely different way to flout the stereotypes of acoustic music.
These 10 concise instrumental compositions find Helland stating memorable, multiculturally-sourced melodies on guitar over luminous, jangling and driving rhythm tracks (all performed by Helland). The effect is cinematic and starkly eloquent; stylish, simple, and utterly coherent song to song.
Never End the Rocket Century defines its own genre, a musical “place” that can only be explained by examining the path of its maker.
Frenchy and the Punk:
This “unique two-person indie folk punk powerhouse,” based in New York, has played nearly every steampunk event known to man, is one of the earliest bands in the scene, and they have been touring across the US and Europe for 12 years.
The pair is made up of bilingual French-born dancer turned singer and percussionist Samantha Stephenson, and guitarist Scott Helland; who was a founding member of the legendary 80’s hardcore punk band Deep Wound along with Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis, before going on to found the band Outpatients.
Yahoo! Music has named them lucky number 13 on their list of the Top 25 Duos in America.
Frenchy and the Punk’s dance-able, eclectic foot stomper of a show will take you from Paris to CBGB’s and back again. Doused in red wine, kale and granola, raised on punk rock and ballet, eclectic and uplifting…fun with a capital F!
Together this dynamic duo has released 6 CDs, produced a live concert DVD, a 30-page art book, a 50-page lyric and photo book, Scott’s own 8 solo CDs, over 500 finger puppet bats sewn by Samantha, music played in a dozen TV shows and have performed close to a thousand shows together.
They’ll have CDs, shirts, pins, patches, stickers, artwork and even some of Frenchy’s Bohemian finger puppet Bats at their merch booth!Click here to listen!
Montague Jacques Fromage
Cog-father of steampunk, international performer, past candidate of “Britian’s Got Talent”, originator of steampunkFunk/Victorian rap…
From Sweden to New Zealand, London to Berlin to Vegas and back again, Monty has spread deliciously infectious Steampunk musical madness and mayhem to thousands of devotees of the world’s most high-profile subculture, Steampunk.Steampunk Funk Bizarre Facebook
Montague Jacques Fromage/Steampunk Funk Bizarre
Monty is the creator and international purveyor of SteampunkFunk Bizarre, Victorian Rap and assorted lyrical conundrums.
He mixes patter, Victorian subject matter and rap, all with a danceable funk backbeat.
Add “music hall” audience participation and stand-up comedy, and the evening’s entertainment unfolds as a delicious comedic confection of funk, soul and just plain fun!
Victor Sierra leads you into a vaporous and multicoloured universe through unexplored paths down to a future that could have been… In a bloody sky, the airship Hydrogen Queen keeps a steady pace while very special trains can fly leaving the road not taken. On stage, the Legendary Converted Princess’s and Commander Bob and Big Machine’s energies invite you to go beyond the horizon line, to be stirred in unison and to live unpredictable experiences. Enter Victor Sierra’s universe…