Four weeks! Four weeks! La la la la la la! Are y’all excited? I’m SO. EXCITED. I also need to finish up some of my costumes and also why aren’t my Cosplay.com wigs here yet? Anticipation!
Anyways, today’s band profile is Frenchy and the Punk. I am pretty certain that I saw them at the Time Traveler’s Ball during Dragon*Con 2010, when I still sort of liked Steampunk (in case you haven’t heard, I am over Steampunk and I am also pretty sure that Steampunk is over). I don’t remember much of their music, but I do remember that there was a girl in the crowd with one of those glass Jareth balls, and she was doing some pretty fantastic tricks with it.
Okay, so according to their Dragon*Con profile, Frenchy and the Punk fuse “foot-stompin’ bohemian cabaret, world music, French chanson and `80’s punk, with vaudeville charm, steampunk flair and a pixie spirit the duo’s performances are a high energy theatrical spectacle. They captivate crowds by seamlessly blending raucous, danceable old-world melodies with cheeky stories sung in English and French and exhilarating Taiko meets Blue Man Group drum and percussion instrumentals.” Okie dokie. My general issue with “Steampunk” music is that it all sounds like a cheap imitation of Beirut or the Decemberists, both of whom I very much enjoy and both of whom get the whole “other era” music thing down pretty well, in my general opinion. I didn’t dislike Frenchy and the Punk, I just couldn’t exactly tell you what they sounded like.
Maybe these music videos can help?
Okay so that’s fine, but I still like Beirut and the Decemberists better and also Steampunk is tired, guys.
–Female lead singer
One thumb up, the music is fine but I wouldn’t seek it out.