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When I heard Squirrel Nut Zippers today on NPR it got me thinking. I was wondering if it was possible to put together a list of dieselpunk music.

First, how to define it would seem to be a challenge. While it's tempting to include the actual bands of the 20's through 40's (Gotta love Count Basie, Glenn Miller and such) it seems to me that we might want to limit ourselves to contemporary bands.

Second, if we're going to limit ourselves to contemporary bands then what style of music is the next question. It's my opinion, for what it's worth, that possibly we should limit it to bands and entertainers who's style pays tribute to the era while not necessarily playing the same songs.

Finally, trappings and style I would assume should have a feel for that era though again not necessarily the same. So we could allow those who dress in pseudo-twenties or thirties.

So here's some bands that come to mind:
Squirrel Nut Zipper (as previously mentioned)
Henry Connick, Jr.
Great American Swing Band
Michael Bublé
Brian Setzer Orchestra

I would love to hear what others think.
~ Larry

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Royal Crown Revue would definitely fit on that list... they put the "punk" into swingpunk, with their "hard-boiled" swing sound. Also:
Big Rude Jake, for similar reasons
Cherry Poppin' Daddies (although I think they went back to their Ska roots)
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
The Puppini Sisters
Robbie Williams
Richard Cheese
Great thread, just what I was hoping to find.
I enjoy what I call "Music For A Dark Alley". Anything that evokes a '40's, noir-ish feel, like Amon Tobin's "untitled", "Bloodstone", and "Switch". Also, "River of Smack" by Funki Porcini. Maybe I'll throw in Edith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose" as well.

A tip of the hat to Tome for referring me to this forum!
I've had Royal Crown Revue stuck in my player for a month now. Can you recommend anyone with a similar flavor?
I still feel that Rammstein and Between the Buried and Me have Dieselpunk elements to their aesthetic and a few Mushroomhead works some off as such, but, as for music from the actual era, I suggest everything in Bioshock that has not already been mentioned.
cherry poppin daddys
some Nora jones...
I just heard a few more on Pandora Radio.

The Big Six
Indigo Swing
Eight to the Bar
~ Larry
Indigo Swing's a good one, I'd forgotten them
Jonny, I just checked out Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Very cool.
Speaking of German bands, Laibach is much more Dieselpunk than Rammstein.
And Emir Kusturica's No Smoking Orchestra has a lot of Dieselpunk-related stuff
Thanks for the tip, Larry. I love hearing new music!
I just discovered The Boilermaker Jazz Band. Nice stuff.
Thanks to you, i just found out about the Cherry Poppin' Daddies hehe!

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