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.

Facebook event:

VC Fair official website:

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Ventura County Fair Facebook page:

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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!)

Our First Fridays Residency is going on hiatus!

The Velveteen Band is taking some time off to focus on the new album, so May 6th will probably be our last show in Ventura until we come back for the Bombay Beach Party in September.

Not to worry, we’re still popping up here and there before then, if you know where to look. But… don’t spoil the drama, ok?

Our residency has been going in some form or another for almost two years now. And in fact, this show marks the two year anniversary of our first performance as a band.  I guess what I’m trying to say is, it’s going to be a party.

Don’t miss it.

Here’s the info:

May 6, 2016
Live at Bombay in Ventura, CA (map)

flyer - First Fridays with Hard Six

$5 cover, 21+

  • 8:00pm: artists/vendors and DJ
  • 9:15pm: Hard Six
  • 10:30pm: The Velveteen Band

Featured Artists:

  • TBA

More info

Extended interviews w/ Dan and Jason

Brian Parra, long-time friend of the Ventura music scene, has a podcast.  It’s called “There’s No Time To Explain“, and you can subscribe to it wherever podcasts are subscribed to!

His interviews with Manager Dan, as well as with Foe’s personal stage hand, Jason Amelio, offer great behind-the-scenes insights, if you’re into such things.

(If you’ve got a podcast of your own, and you’d like to interview anyone from the Velveteen Band on it, hit us up on the Contact page!)