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Our new Music Video is out! Our new album is coming!

“Holiday” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO by The Velveteen Band, off of their upcoming new album, “What’s on the Other Side?”, to be self released world wide on September 30th, 2017. Please come celebrate our album release party at Discovery Ventura on September 30th!

Written, Directed, and Edited by Aurelio Ocampa and company at Red Sky Productions (with some help from our own Manager Dan), we would like to thank everyone for coming out and participating!

Carl B. Soto, Black Box Analog Design, DW Drums, La Dolce Vita Restaurant in Oxnard, San Diego L.O.S.E.R.S., Kelsey Newman, Jessica Potts-Mee, Nate Martin, Aurelio Ocampo, we couldn’t have done it without you!!!

Thank you!!!

“Holiday” music video to premiere at June 24th show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Velveteen Band Performs and Debut’s New Music Video
The Velveteen Band are finalizing the recording of their 2nd album, “What’s on the Other Side?”, and in addition to performing, will be debuting a music video for their first single, “Holiday”, on June 24th at the Discovery in Ventura, CA. The show will be ALL AGES, and start at 9pm. Los Angeles fantasy rockers, Alice Underground, and visual artist Stefani Lee, of Lee’s Menegerie, will be in support. The Music video was directed by Red Sky Productions and filmed on location at Heritage Square in Oxnard.

“We’re living in a world of madness, and it needs a Velveteen Band more then ever.  We’ve spent the last year rocking conventions and festivals all over the west coast; we just wanted to write songs that made those parties go wild!  There’s an insane amount energy on this record that I think is going to really surprise people.  As a band, we truly believe we can do whatever we want.  We don’t feel limited by any style or expectation, and that’s exactly what we did on this record. We kind of lost our minds.”
– Cap’n Dan, Manager/ Producer

The band plans to release the album worldwide, digitally and physically in September and will have a CD release party at the Discovery in Ventura, to launch the album. The release date will be announced this summer!

Rediscover us at Discovery! Again!

Our last show at Discovery Ventura went remarkably well, so we’re coming back on June 24th!

Doors open at 8:00pm, if you’d like to get dinner or maybe bowl a few rounds. It’s a great time for selfies, too!

Here’s some handy links before we get into the details:


We’ll be joined that evening by Alice Underground, an accomplished jazz band whose members also comprise another of our favorite bands to play with.

Accomplished, you ask?

Well, here’s some footage of their recent trip to Uzbekistan, as part of the US Arts Envoy exchange program on behalf of the United States.

Come early! They hit the stage at 7:30pm, and you don’t want to miss them.


Our featured vendor artist is Stefani Lee of Lee’s Menagerie.

Stefani always brings an assortment of magical creatures. If you’ve seen her work, you know why we keep bringing her back.

If you haven’t, here’s a few examples:

There are many more in the links above, and at leesmenagerie.com

Be sure to find Stefani before you leave. She’s awesome, and her work is even better in person.


Once again, the show starts at 9:00pm.

Doors open at 8:00 for food/drinks/bowling, or just saying hi before we’re all gross and sweaty.

Here’s those links again.  You can’t escape ’em.

The Vine Affair, June 2nd in Balboa Park

Wine, artisanal food, and a beautiful evening in Balboa Park? The Vine Affair is Balboa Park’s first annual wine event, spanning numerous themed locations.

There is something for everybody, but mostly for wine lovers.

And rounding out this eccentric collection is none other than the Velveteen Band! We’ll be playing a few sets at the Fleet Science Center, in Victorian London, and perhaps adding a little something to the mystery of it all.

Science? Art? Literature? A unique blend of cultural experiences? You couldn’t keep us away!  (oh, and there’s wine)

Check out some of the other entertainment!
Buy tickets!
Invite your friends!

Spring forward!

What are you doing on April 15th?  You should come to the Spring Fair!  It’s like the County Fair, but springier!

They’ve got rides, they’ve got food, they’ve got the Velveteen Band.  What more do they need?

(YOU!!  See, that wasn’t a rhetorical question — they need you.)

There’s arts and crafts!  Agriculture!  Face painting!  It’s all ages!

We’re especially looking forward to having the Baron’s photo taken with the Easter Bunny, so we can finally put THAT rumor to rest.

The Spring Fair runs all weekend at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, but we’ll just be playing on Saturday, at 4pm.

Hey, look. It’s Doc!

This is awesome! The Velveteen Band was featured here on Looper Media‘s “untold story” about our dear friend Doc Phineas of Pawn Stars! Check it out!

Want more?

Looper’s expanded page for this story also features Doc and Foe in our “A Walk with the Doc” Steamathon video.

But, you’ve seen that. What else can we show you?

Well, here’s a clip from Doc’s most recent performance with us, at Oxnard SteampunkFest.

(We’re still stoked, and deeply honored, that he joined us there!)

We’re looking forward to seeing Doc Phineas again at Steamathon 3 in 2018, and hopefully a few times between now and then! Meanwhile, keep an eye out for Doc’s appearances on Pawn Stars, and maybe a few other places.

Our first show of 2017! Be there!

We’re super excited to finally play at Discovery in Ventura, this Friday, January 27th! We’re joined by our friends Once a Wolf, and Mad Max themed AHTCK. The show starts at 7, but come early for dinner and bowling!

(This show is all ages, but the Velveteen Band doesn’t start until 9pm, if bed times are a concern)

It’s that time of year again…

Joyous tidings to one and all! From each of us to all of you, we hope you’re surrounded by love and support this holiday season.
(Also, food. So much food!)

As Foe famously wished us two years ago, “Merry Christmas. Happy Kwanzaa. Happy Hanukkah. Happy New Year. Whatever. Happy. Hope you’re all dead soon.”
(Disregard that last part.)