Most people know that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876. However, most don’t know that many credit Antonio Meucci for also inventing it. The origins of dieselpunk follows a similar pattern. In most dieselpunk literature, Lewis Pollack is credited with coining the term ‘dieselpunk’ to promote the RPG Children of the Sun in 2002. It turns out this is only half the picture. In a posting on the excellent Facebook page …Continue
The very popular DJs and style icons the Broken Hearts host Peppermint Candy on Jazz FM weekly. Their program, while not labeled ‘dieselpunk’, certainly could be described as such with it mix of classic swing artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington along with contemporary swing bands such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Caravan Palace. During their radio program, they include trivia such as Jazz Era swing…Continue
Added by Larry on December 9, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
In a world of DJs and remixers, it's hard to find a band willing to swing the world with new music. Thankfully, I ran into Carey Rayburn. This jazz player is not only tapping to the electroswing beat, but he's built a whole company around it, a Good Company.
Staffed by a raucous band of jazz musicians and Abney Park alumni (including the dread Captain Robert), Good Co just released their first album Electro Swing for the Masses last week. After listening to the…Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on August 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Lights out, everybody.
On Miskatonic Mondays, we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.
A few weeks ago, we threw our gaze upon The Horror In Clay, a Cthulhu Cult-inspired tiki from Jonathan "Atari" Chaffin. Since then, it's been blowing other Kickstart projects out of the water. Whether the world has suddenly succumbed to tiki-madness or the Cult supports their own, I'll never know. However, I…Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on July 2, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
THE END TIMES SPASM BAND
The North Texas Dieselpunks were extremely lucky to see the End Times Spasm Band during their recent tour when they came to Dallas. Since then they were kind enough to provide this interview for Dieselpunks.org.…Continue
David Mark Brown's debut novel, Fistful of Reefer, is the first in his Reeferpunk series. Part spaghetti-Western, part dieselpunk, Fistful of Reefer refries history and explores the ramifications of an industrial revolution sans cheap oil.
Set along the Texas/Mexico border during the waning years of the Mexican revolution, Fistful of Reefer focuses on a group…Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on July 21, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The following interview is what I intend to be the first in a series. As a swing artist myself, I thought it would be fun to interview some of the popular swing musicians that punk the genre in their own special way - the “Bad Boys of Swing.”
Modern swing artists have different ways of "punking" the basic sound of swing and making it their very own, blending it with everything from jump blues to ska to rockabilly. And then there's Lee Presson and the Nails.…Continue
JS Lewis, author and co-creator of The Grey Griffins series
Behind the Grey Matter of The Grey Griffins
In the world of YA (Young Adult) fiction these days, you can't swing a sparkley vampire around without hitting some barely hidden teen erotica that would make any parent blush if they actually read it. Thankfully, Jon S Lewis and his Teen Titans of steampunk, The Grey Griffins can pull us out of…Continue
Interview: Stefan Prohaczka
Dieselpunk Artist Stefan Prohaczka on Bridging the Gap Between History and Fantasy
Stefan Prohaczka is a French artist who has quickly made a name for himself in the dieselpunk community. His style of art is unique and in many ways captures dieselpunk like no other. We’re lucky that he’s been a…Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on October 17, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Mark Rossmore of Escape the Clouds
Escape the Clouds is the steampunk brainchild of author/musician Mark Rossmore. Taking us on a Verne-inspired journey to rescue lost love, Escape the Clouds' latest album Circumnavigator is now available for download on the web. To tell us all about the project and his inspiration for…Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on October 1, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Morella & The Wheels Of If
Old World Music For A Modern TimeContinue
Added by Tome Wilson on April 1, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments