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Showing posts with label steampunk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label steampunk. 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/

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

New Music Video in progress.


     They say the cobblers kids go barefoot, true is the same of an artist working on a project for him/herself. Even though video production is my main bag, I haven't shot very many Poplock Holmes music videos. Well that is going to change! Here is a snap from a recent shoot at the home studio.



In the interim, here is a video I directed for the beautiful Unwoman - https://vimeo.com/119364706

Wednesday, January 7, 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, April 9, 2014

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! 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

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!



Tuesday, June 11, 2013

DC Geeks



DC geeks mentioned me in a dandy blog recently alongside Professor Elemental and Mr. B; I do wish one of them would accept my challenge to a true Chap Battle. A battle of Compliments! A Compliment off if you would! Anywho, I blabber, get your read on and make those synapses fire!

Give it a read. http://blog.dc-geeks.com/2013/05/chap-hop-tweed-revolution.html


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

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Monday, April 29, 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