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Showing posts with label chap hop. Show all posts

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Upcoming Event - Iron Horse Carnivale



Mark your calendars ladies and gentleman, the Iron Horse Carnivale is returning for it's 4th year to Perris, California on Mar 18th & 19th 
Featuring Vendors, workshops, Steampunk activities, Steam cars, a real Steam train and the musical stylings of Frytown Toughs, Strange Indeed and your truly, Poplock Holmes.




Head over to their website to get more info or get yourself a ticket - http://www.oerm.org/event/iron-horse-family-steampunk-carnivale/

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Buy the Poplock Holmes CD


If you are looking to enjoy the sonic satisfaction of Poplock Holmes, well, you have exceptionally fine taste and should be rewarded. Here is the link you have been searching for. The Chap Hop album you need to own. The Grand Adventures of Poplock Holmes - 




Buy it now and please do share it with your friends!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Upcoming shows!



Ladies and Gentleman! 

TOUR NEWS!

1/16/15 - Steampunk Symposium aboard the Queen Mary. www.hrmsteam.com I will be at the event for the duration, when the schedule is updated, I'll update here, but mark the dates and book your passes for the weekend! January 16th -18th.

2/06/15 - Next up is Steamathon in Las Vegas!!! http://www.steamathon.com Febraury 6-8th playing with Baron Von Velveteen and more!

2/20/15 - February 20th is a show in San Diego with the Nathaniel Johnstone band at Queens Bee's. Details will be forthcoming as we are trying to set up shows in San Jose and Los Angeles that weekend for a mini Steampunk invasion!

3/06-08/15 - In March we have Wild Wild West con in Arizona - https://www.wildwestcon.com March 6th-8th. My favorite Steampunk event. Set in a full immersion wild west town replete with steam powered trains, old timey buildings and so much more. The same town the "Three Amigos" was filmed in.

3/21-22/15 -  March - Iron Horse Carnivale. Set at a full immersion steam powered train museum. Actual steam powered trains run on a small loop around the city.

4/11-12/15 - April Calico, Wild West Fest. A full immersion event set at a historic silver mining town! Knotts Berry farm was modeled after this tiny town.

5/00/15 - May - TBD

7/00/15 - July - San Diego Comic Con

8/00/15 - August - Kinetic Carnivale. My other favorite event. A pre-burn, if you will. Super fun and inspiring event with music, fire and art cars!

8/31/15 - That Thing in the Desert (you know)

9/27/15 - Gaslight Gathering, recently moved from a May event. Unconfirmed.

10/00/15 - October - TBD

11/00/15 - November - TBD

12/00/15 - December - TBD

Look for me at San Diego Comic Con, Wild West at Calico, The Iron Horse Carnivale, Gaslight Gathering, Kinetic Carnivale and more to be announced when dates are set! Look forward to seeing you at one or all of these events!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wild Wild West con 3


Steampunk cons get better every year. More wonderful people come out to play and bring with them wonderfully creative costumes and props. This year the Wild Wild West con put on in Tucson, Arizona was by far the most immersive and jolly good time I have had in years. Mixing what I love most about Sci Fi, historical re-enactment, a working film set and of course great entertainment. The Cog is Dead, Nathaniel Johnstone, Dino Staats, Steam Powered Giraffe and of course, the mad Professor Elemental were all incredible as always. I had the privilege to introduce Professor Elemental perform his set and we had a great conversation about classic hip hop, our influences and the future of Chap Hop. Brian Kessinger is super nice guy and he was always surrounded by lovely models, making his small respite in the courthouse a blessed sanctuary after preparing our stage outside. Speaking of which, we owned the blue wagon stage this year. Joined by a shovel wielding musician by the name of Shoveley McGee, we raised the bar, or lowered it, by including a Shovel turned into slide guitar in to our Chap Hop sets. We debuted the newest track Carousel and did a fun secret show at the Carousel in the park with the riders who were kicked off the Carousel in San Diego for which the song was written... So meta. So now it's 2014 and we are mid stream to a new album, playing a bunch of shows and looking forward to meeting new fans and sharing tales of joy!
 If you haven't been to a Steampunk event, stop what you are doing and find out where the nearest event is, hop on the train and get on it. 


Thank you Joshua Reed for the photo session and thank you Diana Givens for having us at the 3rd annual Wild Wild West con 3.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Latest Moving Picture


We had a blast shooting the latest music video for Monster Hunters out at the Mormon Rocks in the Mojave Desert. We battled heat, wind, thirst and Yeti to make a super fun Steampunk music video just for you! If you like it please share! 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Show Dates


If you haven't seen us a live, there are a smattering of upcoming shows you can be a part of.


6/30 - June 30th at Whimsic Alley www.whimsicalley.com as part of their Steampunk fair. We will be playing 3 sets between noon and 4pm for you to catch. This is our first LA show!!!

7/6 - Next is Gearcon in Portland July 5-7. http://pdxgearcon.com/ ROAD TRIP! WattsOn and I will be traveling via Airship to the tiny town of Portland. Steampunks be ready!!!!

7/19 - Mid July is every Geeks favorite holiday, San Diego Comic Con and we will be playing at the nearby Steam World Fair hosted by the Gaslight crew http://gaslightgathering.org/

7/27 - Then it's back to Northern California for the the second annual Steamstock. Get your tickets now!!! http://www.steamstock.org/

So there is no excuse why as a decent Steampunk you can't make one of these events. Stop by and say hi so we can be friends!



Thursday, June 6, 2013

Steampunk Jam session


     I'm lumped into Chap Hop by default, but I like to think of my music as novelty music for Steampunks. Here is some music jammed in the hallway with Nathan Johnstone and Unwoman
http://doctorfantastiques.com/2013/05/clockwork-alchemy-day-3-recap/

And a gratuitous shot of the best fans ever Jeff and Lisa Vaca.



Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Museum of Sonic Weaponry


     On display is the "Museum of Sonic Weaponry" used in the making of the album "Run DM Steam" please take the self guided tour at you leisure. You can read a detailed description simply by matching up the numbers written on the specimen tags with the corresponding description listed below.



The Museum of Sonic Weaponry guided tour.

#OJ9 – Sonic Amplifier– A Tesla inspired power conductor that amplifies auditory elements for the sonic enjoyment of large groups. *Does not go up to 11.

#OTH3 – Theremin - The Theremin ætherphone/Etherphone, thereminophone or termenvox/thereminvox is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without discernible physical contact from the player. It is named after the westernized name of its Russian inventor, Léon Theremin, who patented the device in 1928. The Theremin that is on display at the MOSW is geared for experimentation. Please feel free to play and experiment with the Theremin.

#O96 – Condensed Steam- Steam is the technical term for water vapor, the gaseous phase of water, which is formed when water boils. Water vapor cannot be seen, and steam does not occur until water has reached 212 degrees. With Steam you can power many things. See video explanation here - http://youtu.be/Uhb-7fgWVl0

#913 – Photograph - Slide Film of Poplock Holmes battling a Chupacabra in Costa Rica captured on film (On  display in France at this time, returns to the Americas in June)

#054 – LD1 - Leprechaun Detector. If you are a leprechaun, the air that emits from this small device burns immensely. If you are human or other, you feel nothing.

#OGR7 – Pepé Le Pew – This cute little ray gun is a weapon of mass hysteria. Few can hold a straight face once pewed.

#0975 – Weston Volt Meter – You WILL get shocked of you don’t use one of these. Electricity hertz. Manual is attached for ease of operation.

#064C - Portable Sonic Amplifier – The same as #0J9 except it extracts power from inert static electricity. No room to transport. Need a larger Airship. The HMA Albatross simply has no more room.

#043 – Machine that goes Vwub – Where all Vwub-Vwub bass sounds originate. The most expensive machine deployed at the MOSW. Currently on loan.

#077 – Pen - Writing pen, stolen from a  Trole late 1600’s.

#MIC – M1 - Custom built microphone for live performances. Built by Tesla in 1943 and only recently discovered hidden inside a wall chamber at Wardenclyffe during recent renovations.

#04HT – Forged Copper Hammer - The Hammer that is referenced when it is “Hammer Time”. The forged copper head gives it a unique, deep thud that quickly deteriorates in the mix.

#0BLX – Blunderbuxx - One of a kind. It is much larger than it’s tiny, little brother the Blunderbuss. It can capture a sound from over 3 miles away.

#0XV – Magnaphone - for voice magnifying and flash performances. Includes an electromusic box for music accompaniment.

#0314 - Stereopticon Version1 with stereo 3D slide of Poplock Holmes in Italy.

#03D -  Stereopticon Version 2 – Incomplete, from the personal collection of Thomas Edison.

#033 - Illumunagnifier – A magnifying glass capable of illuminating subjects, found in an abandoned Illumunati meeting hall in Illinois

#0AS1 – Alphabet Sea flash cards - They are one of only 3 items for sale at the Museum of Sonic Weaponry. $10 per set. Hand Illustrated, limited to 1000 sets.

#081 – A Sonic Sampler (CD) – From the Poplock Holmes beat laboratory; Work in progress tracks from the forthcoming EP “Run DM Steam”. 7 songs. Hand pressed. Limited to 300 CD’s $10 each

#0RR – Botmarks - Set of 3 Robot bookmarks featuring boy robots, Max Gigarams, Red and 11. The back of each one is covered with unique games, jokes and robot facts. Hand Illustrated, limited to 1000 sets. $2 per set of 3, 3 sets for $5.

#00H9 & #00H9b – The Audiotron 1900 Sonic Absorberay gun - A two part unit consisting of the handheld Audio Absorberay gun and the Sonic Snapshot helmet. No sound or wild beats can escape it’s detection and capture in the wild.

#1138 – Collection of vials containing wild beats used in the making of the album Run DM Steam. Consisting of less than 2 microdrams each of the following: Found, Natural, India, Africa, Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Brass beats, Micro beats, and a brass ring (one size fits none).

#006 - Lions Roar captured in Sahara 1839

#072 - Yet Scream 1863

#OM3 – Monkey Wrench

#007 – Monkey Chirp, Michigan 1846

#049 – Brass Monkey Chalice

#044 – Made in Dublin 1851/2

#023L – Shrunken Wild Beats Head – So small I bet you didn’t see it. Mounted on a tiny plaque with all possible beat pipes plugged, it is tucked away in a corner of sound and imagery, hiding for the innately curious to discover like a 3 week old Easter egg.


     This concludes the tour; at this point you may repeat the tour as many times as you would like, and please purchase multiple souvenirs.

Thank you,
Sir Poplock Holmes


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Social connections


Let's get social shall we? You can follow me on Twitter - https://twitter.com/poplockholmes
 You can like me on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PoplockHolmes
   You can listen on Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/jerrold-ridenour
     And Watch on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/poplockholmes


Friday, March 22, 2013

Steam Power



     With all of our men up in the air, we need all able bodied woman to help stoke the furnaces and turn the heat up. We need your heat to make more steam! Report to your nearest Steam & Power district to volunteer. Volunteering is mandatory for all woman ages 14-65.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Vilians wanted


Are you tired of being treated like a nice guy? Do you have the desire to say mean things and wear a mask! Join the Monster Empire now! Recruiters are flying by!


Monday, March 11, 2013

New Music Film


Shot between sets at the Wild Wild West con 2, the video for STEAM features the incredible set that is Old Town Tucson. Enjoy this film while eating slow roasted Chupacabra for maximum enjoyment.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Some postcards for your fancy pants.


The beat laboratory.


A lion? In Africa?


Well then, by Jove let's go for it.


Don't hate the racers, hate the race.


New tracks are being produced at a frenetic pace. I am working alone on cranking out tracks and working with a new addition to the group on a stage show that will make your jaw drop. Stay tuned. Check out my work in progress EP "Run DM Steam"

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Poplock Holmes on iTunes!


You can now purchase the single "Pass the Tea" on iTunes and directly support fine independent music. Your generous support will help get more dandy fresh tracks recorded. Please spread the word.