Interview with Emmett & Klaude Davenport of The Clockwork Cabaret

Clockwork Cabaret steampunk radio show

Emmett & Klaude Davenport of The Clockwork Cabaret
Sky-Pirate Radio

The dear Davenport sisters have been entertaining our airwaves since we started here at Dieselpunks. But now that we finally have a working spotlight made out of old hand mirrors, a little bit of chewing gum, and some Radium 218 we found in the junk room, those girls are nowhere to be found.

How odd. Who doesn't like chewing gum?

Wait a minute! What's that noise? It sounds like a grandfather clock trying to mate with an accordion. It must be the infamous airship of The Clockwork Cabaret!

Hopefully, they'll be able to hear me up there. Maybe I'll lure them in with some pie and we can start this interview.

Read the whole lurid interview filled with mystery and pie at Dieselpunks
  • Current Music
    Edmund Hall - It Had to Be You

INTERVIEW - Jeff Mach of The Steampunk World's Fair

Steampunk World's Fair

Jeff Mach of The Steampunk World's Fair
Reporting from behind the Big Top of this year's biggest steampunk event

Less than a month from now, New Jersey will be the nexus for all things steampunk thanks to The Steampunk World's Fair. So watch out Seattle, we know how to party. We have eye protection, leather & brass armor, and more striped bustles than you can shake a stick at.

Here to give us a behind the scenes look at what we can expect at this year's Steampunk World's Fair (May 14-16 in Piscataway, NJ) is co-planner Jeff Mach.

Read more at Dieselpunks
  • Current Music
    Louis Jordan - Jack Your Dead


sorry about the short inexplicable post, i was posting quickly from a friends' computer.
thought that dust-punk was acceptable as well as steampunk for the fashion groups- anyone looking to re-create a WW1-era "flying ace" persona would enjoy a walk around Cockpit. their vintage furniture was pretty awesome, and these reissued sneakers have provenance (PF Flyers have been around since the 20's, beating Converse out and providing WAY better foot support). i know that a throwaway pop-culture reference such as a Warner Bros. cartoon may be stretching the term "provenance" but perhaps my post gave a giggle to anyone who collects early animation ephemera.

Shameless DustPunk Resource Plug + Provenance

You may recognize the adorable fuzzbeast as "Gossamer" from the original Looney Tunes. I have, I believe, located his sneakers:

These are sold at
Cockpit USA. Sadly, the website is very very limited and you have to visit one of the locations for the best deals, but I am enamored of their vintage items and their SWEET leather flight helmets.

Soooo comfy.
Post any good DustPics you've got to this group: the more hoses and patches, the better.

Steampunk Shakespeare


   I am a college student at Mass. College of Liberal Arts in North Adams MA, and am huge supporter of the steampunk aesthetic. I only recently found out it actually had a name and an entire subculture at that. I'm a theater major and have the priviledge of directing a show in november. We're putting on "Deathmachine Andronicus" a spin on Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, set in a mythical roman setting in which the Roman Empire never collapsed but instead flourished to have it's own industrial revolution hundreds of years ahead of our time. We have a fairly large budget so I'm going all out, building a fully funtional steam-powered "Deathmachine" that bakes people into pies. (Yes Shakespeare did it long before Sweeney) Blood, guts, gore, shakespeare, and steam. I was hoping to gain some support from you guys and others in the community. If you could spare any possible steampunk junk lieing around, we'd only need it till november. Or if you or anyone you know of has any inventions or contraptions that we might be able to showcase as props.  The dates of the show are November 7, and 8th. You can contact me by repliying to this post, or post or emailing me at nfahey@mcla.edu.  I'll be hopefully posting some pictures of the proposed set and the progress of the "Deathmachine" on the blog doo-hickey as I mad eit just for this occasion.


                                    Any input is greatly appreciated,



I'll be posting reminders and how you can reserve tickets in september