What is North Texas Dieselpunks?

Posted in Official Business on December 26, 2010 by Larry

Do you love movies such as Raiders of the Lost Ark,  The Thin Man, The Shadow, Chinatown and The Big Sleep? Do you love Swing Music, Big Band, and Jazz? Is you’re favorite hat a fedora? Do you love Art Deco,  the Golden Age of Radio and vintage cars?

Then you just might be a Dieselpunk.

Dieselpunk can best be defined as a subculture and a genre of art blending the knowledge of the 1920s through the early 1950s with today.  The goal of dieselpunk is to create something unexpected and new by merging the zeitgeist of the past with today’s technology and attitude.

North Texas Dieselpunks is an organization established to bring together like minded individuals who want to socialize and share their love of that Golden Era and keeping it as a living, breathing part of our culture.

For updates on our activities please see below.

June Meeting: Automobiles of the Art Deco Period

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2015 by Larry

At the June meeting of the North Texas Dieselpunks, car aficionado Dr. Steve Hebert will give a presentation about the beautiful cars of the Art Deco period.

Meeting Time: Saturday, June 13, 2015 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: The Manske Library (Meeting Room), 13613 Webb Chapel, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234

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May Report

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2015 by Larry

Thank you Larry Amyett for the presentation on Dieselpunk music! Check back soon for a list of the bands and songs referenced during the meeting.

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NT Dieselpunk May Meeting: Dieselpunk Music

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2015 by Larry

Hey Hepcats! Our next meeting is about music! Larry Amyett spins swinging tunes during his presentation about the exciting cutting edge genre of Dieselpunk Music!

Meeting Time: 2:00 – 4:00 on May 9, 2015.
Location: The Manske Library (Meeting Room), 13613 Webb Chapel, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

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April Report

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2015 by Larry

We had a great time at the presentation on the history of Deep Ellum. A nice turn out with several new faces.

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April Meeting: History of Deep Ellum

Posted in Official Business with tags , , , , , , on March 15, 2015 by Larry

Join us at our April meeting when Larry Amyett, dieselpunk author and lecturer, will cover the rich history of Deep Ellum from its founding as a ‘freedman’s town’ in the last half of the 19th century through its Golden Age of the 1920s – 1940s.

Meeting Time: 2:00 – 4:00 on April 11, 2015.
Location: The Manske Library (Meeting Room), 13613 Webb Chapel, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

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March Movie Day: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Posted in Official Business with tags , , , , , on February 15, 2015 by Larry

Join us for a free showing of the iconic dieselpunk movie: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

When: March 14, 2015
Movie Start Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Manske Library (Meeting Room), 13613 Webb Chapel, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

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February Report

Posted in Official Business with tags , , , , on February 15, 2015 by Larry

We had a great meeting. Thank you Tina Amyett for such a wonderful presentation.

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