The Chicago Steampunk Exposition features a wide variety of Musical and Theatrical entertainment from our main stage, to our amphitheater, to those busking on the “street” corners of the hotel, and we are thrilled to have them all under one roof for your weekend of entertainment.
Aurelio Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. An internationally touring musician, he is at the forefront of the Gothic, Steampunk and Dark Cabaret genres headlining some of the biggest horror, sci-fi and comic book conventions as well as Gothic and Steampunk festivals for nearly two decades. His music can best be described as a collection of murder ballads, tongue-in-cheek exercises in the macabre, with just enough bawdy songs about Star Trek and Star Wars to keep a convention audience rolling in the aisles. Many know him for his songs “Brains!” and “Land of the Dead” from the Cartoon Network show “The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy”.
Unwoman (aka Erica Mulkey) is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and beats, her music is a darkly futuristic homage to her classical training. Her song “The Heroine” was the weather in Welcome to Night Vale’s “Triptych” episode. Vintage Tomorrows, a feature documentary about steampunk, includes that song and other footage of Unwoman. Unwoman has performed solo at major steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over the United States.
Learn more about Unwoman at Unwoman.com
Sir Reginald Pike Devant Esquire
One of the top Chap Hop artists in the world, Sir Reginald Pikedevant, Esquire first rose to the notice of the Steampunk community with his humorous YouTube music video, “Just Glue Some Gears on It (and Call It Steampunk)”.
Sir Reginald puts music through the Steampunk blender, combining the tiny rap subgenre of Chap Hop with the sounds of Victorian music-hall songs and barbershop quartets; all infused with the dry wit of a P.G. Wodehouse character.
Learn more about Sir Reginald by visiting his YouTube channel.
Vourteque is one of America’s top electro swing and neo-vintage Djs. Musician, producer, remix artist, DJ, carny and ringmaster – Vourteque entertains and wows crowd from Los Angeles to New York. He’s one of the minds behind the midwest’s Rouge! neo-vintage dance parties that have featured guests such as Dutty Moonshine, Good Co., Kiwistar, Lord Justice and more.
Vourteque’s borrows from a variety of influences mixing styles of disco, techno and industrial with gospel, swing and blues. His first single, Whiskey Drinker, has gotten acclaim and plays throughout the internet, and his first release, The Swing Mechanical, still sells robustly two years out and can be found on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Beatport and more.
V is for Villains
V is for Villains is a nationally touring, high energy electronic industrial rock band from Chicago, Illinois. A group of highly skilled stage performers, they blend original music with colorful costuming and full backstories to create characters with a comic book and sci-fi genre feel. to the world.
Learn more at www.visforvillains.com
. . . and more musical announcements to come!
Terra Mysterium is a professional, nonprofit, performing arts organization dedicated to the creation of experiential and educational works of theater in the realm of folklore and mythology. They have been bringing works of wonder to the Chicago area since 2008.
Otherworld Theatre Company was founded in June 2012 with the mission to bring a theatrical experience to the science fiction and fantasy genre. Their work celebrates the depth of human imagination by engaging their spectators with high quality storytelling. Otherworld Theatre also curates events to create dialogue between patrons and artists, furthering their connection to the Chicago community.
Learn more at www.otherworldtheatre.org