San Diego Who Con – Call the Doctor!

The Velveteen Band is thrilled to perform at our first Doctor Who convention this weekend!
Foe said he could get a real 10 to help spread the word, but that could mean anything.  Don’t get your hopes up; it’s probably just Fum in a wig.
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It’s… it’s… a ballroom blitz!

In just two weeks (on Saturday, October 1st), we’ll be headlining “the London Blitz”, part of this year’s San Diego Who Con!

San Diego Who Con

We’re obviously huge fans of Doctor Who, and frankly, of San Diego. So this is a huge honor all around.

We’ll be playing at 8:30, with a second set at probably 10pm. Give or take.  (People assume that start times are a strict progression from cause to effect. But actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey… stuff.)

Random Gibberish is also performing!

The London Blitz

Tickets for the event can be found here.   Picking any of these options will get you into the concert:

  • SD Who Con 3 Day Membership
  • Saturday Membership Only
  • “the London Blitz” dance w/ the Velveteen Band

If you need a hotel room, there’s info on that here.

Be sure to “like” San Diego Who Con’s Facebook page for up-to-the-minute announcements!

This Friday! 6th Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball

The Velveteen Band will be performing at the historic Piper’s Opera House on September 17, 2016, along with our friends in Aether Brigade and the Nathaniel Johnstone Band !

Foe’s been reading up on Virginia City, and is super excited to visit the home of one of his favorite authors.

Also, there’s a guinea pig.

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the VCMA’s are back!

The Velveteen Band will be playing a couple of songs at the Ventura County Music Awards this Friday. And we do mean “a couple”. Come support all the great Ventura bands who’ll be playing a song or two for you. There’ll be like 20 of ’em. Seriously. It’s like a sampler platter for your ears!

The event is open to the public this year. It’s at the Camarillo airport! $20 tickets can be found at

See you at the VC Fair!

We’re playing two sets at the Ventura County Fair this year. August 10th, at 8:30pm and 10pm. Admission to the fair is only $3 that day, if you arrive before 3pm.

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This Saturday! We’re playing at Bar Sinister!

July 30th, Bar Sinister, Hollywood, CA!

This is an absolute wonderland dream lineup for us, at our most favorite venue in Hollywood, BAR SINISTER! We hope you will join us for a magical evening of amazing music.

Click here for more info!

We were so excited about this performance, Claire Flores, puppeteer and artist for the Velveteen Band, spent several months working on the art for the poster. It has elements of all three bands, and we will have a few printed copies available at the show for sale for $5!

Bar Sinister, July 30

Another podcast interview

Brian Parra had another thoughtful conversation with our own Jason Amelio on the “There’s No Time To Explain” podcast. Topics run the gamut from BLM and police brutality, to the nature of Steampunk. Listen here.

Or check out the previous interviews with Dan and Jason, which were maybe a bit more music-centric.

(As always, if you’d like to interview anyone from the Velveteen Band for your own publications, hit us up on the Contact page!)