2016 Performers

Bryan and Baxter

With over 25 years of experience, Bryan and Baxter use sound scientific methods to investigate everything from psychics to ghosts, poltergeists, cryptids, and UFOs. The duo has appeared on many television shows, books, magazines, news programming, and documentaries. Their stage performances and lectures are wildly entertaining with the duo playing artfully off each other to help get their messages across. They have performed in front of wide, diverse audiences including The Amazing Meeting, StarFest/HorrorFest, Colorado University, Ohlone College, SkeptiCamp, and many others. Currently they can be found hosting Haunted Colorado Dinners and other events. Check the website for event listings. http://www.bryanandbaxter.com

The Cog Is Dead

Prepare for adventure with these time traveling makers of music! The Cog is Dead are an energetic and eclectic group whose upbeat tunes and catchy melodies come in a variety of musical genres. With songs ranging from dark, Danny Elfman-esque numbers to cheerful and whimsical ditties, they’ve been described as an exciting musical roller-coaster ride, and have been praised for their musical versatility, clever story-telling lyrics, and charming theatrical presence. They’ve been seen touring all over the country from Dragon Con in Atlanta to SteamStock in San Francisco, and everywhere in between spreading their music wherever they go. Along the way they’ve been inspired by the music of all the era’s they’ve been to. So get ready for an exciting musical experience with The Cog is Dead! Their songs are sure to get your toes tapping, put a smile on your face and light a flame in your heart.

Frenchy and the Punk

New York based International Recording Artists Frenchy and the Punk’s show is a carnival of two that will take you from the Moulin Rouge to CBGBs and back again. A rollicking flapper folk punk steampunk cabaret replete with not only guitar and vocal based songs but also Taiko meets Rio de Janeiro pounding drum instrumentals. A French-born singer/percussionist and American guitarist whose start was in the golden days of the hardcore punk scene, collaborated in 2005 to form this melodic, cheeky and energetic duo.
Imagine Siouxsie Sioux and Dee Dee Ramone had a duo that was inspired by Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Toulouse Lautrec and Deepak Chopra, this is what it might sound like. One part Dresden Dolls, Sonny and Cher and one part White Stripes. A pixie spirited flexitarian band of tree hugging, gothic, folky, Steam Punks by way of Paris and New York. Doused in red wine, kale and granola, raised on punk rock and ballet, eclectic and uplifting…fun with a capital F!
This dynamic duo has been a featured performer at Alternative and Steampunk events in the U.S. and overseas including Steampunk Asylum in Lincoln, UK, DragonCon in Atlanta GA, Steampunk World’s Fair in New Jersey, Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, Wild Wild West Con in Arizona, Clockwork Alchemy in California, SteamTour in Paris, France and many more. Visit www.frenchyandthepunk.com

Pandora Celtica

Pandora Celtica is a four part celtic acapella group from the lands beyond dreams. They bring you rich harmonies, tribal drumming, and ancient songs of sorrow, loss, and longing. Be you lord or lady, angel or demon, fae, goblin, ghost, or some other kith . . . they invite you to take off the mask you show the mundane world and revel as you truly are.

Jami Good & Ash Helms

An enthusiastic teacher with an ever-ready smile, Jami Good is looking forward to teaching American vernacular jazz at Anomalycon 2016! Enchanted by “The Nutcracker” as a child, Jami took ballet and gave up. Twice. Then, a friend introduced her to the Mercury Café and the fun of swing dance in 1997! After 10 years as a swing-newbie, Jami finally determined to make swing dancing a permanent life choice. She has been dancing Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Balboa and Charleston ever since! When not teaching or attending dance events, Jami can be found snuggling cats, napping, or drinking tea.
It was on the DU campus, when solicited for a free swing lesson, that the dance bug was planted in Ash Helms’s mind. It waited there, growing more insistent. “Dance,” it said to him. In 2008, he decided to give in to the insidious voice. Since then, the quiet prodding has developed into a full-blown obsession, and Ash couldn’t be happier. Ash’s passion for vintage jazz and swing now pushes him to come up with new (and sometimes really goofy) ways to express himself within Lindy Hop and other American vernacular dances.