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3 Awesome Updates!

Hello Velveteen World!

We have 3 amazing things to share with you, UPCOMING SHOWS, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS VIDEO, and RECORDING UPDATES!

CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR THE TICKET LINK!!!

Join us NOVEMBER 9TH, @THE CIA in North Hollywood for Music, Magic, and Puppets!

NOVEMBER 9TH
DOORS OPEN- 8PM
ALL AGES

10:30pm- THE VELVETEEN BAND
9:30pm-NATHANIEL JOHNSTONE BAND
8:30pm- AL1CE

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF ABNORMAL ARTS (CIA)
11334 Burbank Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601

$10 Pre-Sale
$12 at the door

And then, the very next day on November 10th, we will be in Simi Valley for the 1st annual Funtasy Festival!!!

“DIA DE LOS MUERTOS” Official Lyric Music Video is here!!! Your shares and downloads would be most appreciated!

UPDATES!

When we started The Velveteen Band in 2015, our goal was to do the most crazy creative and fun project we’ve ever collectively been a part of. Each member of the band, has come from wacky projects of different styles, and the band has really become a mash-up of all the styles we love, all wrapped up in a fuzzy puppet burrito. Over the years, we have been absolutely floored by the response we have gotten from this band, that has taken us all over the west coast, from San Diego to Reno, San Francisco to Las Vegas, we have met so many amazing supporters that have allowed us to bring this wacky music to their towns. With our last 2 albums, we’ve wanted to doing something bigger then the last thing we did, while constantly improving our craft, our sound and production.

It’s time to do that again.

The Velveteen Band is not only working on new music right now, but we are in preparation for something much much bigger. We are very excited to be working with Rock City Studios to develop what’s coming next. The next 2 shows will most likely be the last 2 shows of 2018, so we can get working on what we need to do to launch in 2019!

Thank you! -The Velveteen Band

“I’m Not Broken” 2018 SONG OF THE YEAR!!!

We are so honored to announce “I’m Not Broken” was voted the 2018 SONG OF THE YEAR at this years Ventura County Music Awards!!!

We want to thank Tim Amaroso and all the VCMA staff and board, Aaron Levitz for the incredible lyrics, and of course, THANK YOU to all of you who voted for us! We wrote this song for all of you that have been beat down, counted out, and felt forgotten. You are NOT broken!!!

Please help support the band by downloading it here!!!

Oxnard Steampunk Fest, October 13th!!!

It’s time for Oxnard Steampunkfest again!!! This is by far, one of our favorite annual events. It’s put on by fantastic people and we just love to be part of it. Tickets are on sale now! This year, we are only playing on OCTOBER 13TH!!! We hit the stage at 5pm!

The footage we used for the “Fear the Rider” Music Video, was all shot at Oxnard Steampunk Fest. Check it out, and we hope to see you!

You can get tickets here.

Diegos Umbrella and Warped Tour Recap!

Huzzah to all our warped and wonderful friends!!!

First off, if you’re new to our mailing list, WELCOME!!! You have entered the strange, and absolutely ridiculous world of the Velveteen Band. And even though we’re still recovering from our Warped Tour sunburns, we thought it was important to remind you about a HUUUUUGE show coming up on August 17th with gypsy rock ambassadors, DIEGO’S UMBRELLA!

Los Angeles moon rockers, Al1ce will be opening the show, and pre-sale tickets are only $10!!! ($15 at the door) Click here to get them now!

And just one more thing…WARPED TOUR WAS INCREDIBLE!!!

How awesome was it? Well, find out in this neat recap video Jason made!

It was an absolute dream come true to participate in the last Warped Tour EVER! A tour we used to attend growing up, it was an honor indeed!

2018 began with a show at Gallifrey One, and has just kept getting more insane from there! We are working on some really big things later on this year, so keep connected to us on our Facebook and Instagram and You Tube Page, for updates, and general silliness.

THANK YOU for supporting our madness!!!

Summer kicks off with Warped Tour and a show at CIA!

Summer is here, and we’re kicking it off with some killer shows!!!

June 15th @CIA in Los Angeles!!! Pre-sale tickets are only $8!! Get them by clicking here

This will be the debut show for the Dinosaur themed band, BONEHENGE, featuring members of Kirby’s Dream Band, and Radio Active Chicken Heads! We’re also getting to play with Gygax, which hasn’t happened in way too long!!! Please join us at this incredible venue, this is going to be an insane show!

And then….VELVETEEN BAND IS PLAYING WARPED TOUR JUNE 24TH!!!!

We are incredibly thankful and humbled to be performing Warped Tour, and we would like to thank Tim and everyone at the Red Light District Show and No Cover Magazine for making this happen! We’ll be playing at the Ventura Fairgrounds on June 24th only! Set times haven’t been posted yet, but we will keep you posted!

We have some more summmer dates to share with you, but that’s all for now, we hope you can make it, we would love to see you!

Live at Discovery Ventura!!!

The Velveteen Band had an incredible show at Discovery Ventura last Friday!!! Couldn’t make it? Lets fix that!

We want to thank all the incredible people that came out! We loved your hugs. We loved your costumes and cosplays, thank you!!! Special thanks to AHTCK and Soup Hat for kicking off the party. We also want to thank Alert the Globe for filming the event, and for the fantastic video you edited. This really made the event even more magical, thank you for all you do! I have a feeling we’ll be back this summer, love you!!!
-The Velveteen Band

What’s on the Other Side Lyric Video

I guess it’s been a while. Sorry about that.

What’s new?

We all survived the holidays, as well as the Thomas Fire. It was amazing to see our whole town pull together, and sobering to see how much was lost. We’re a strong community, and, you know, not broken.

Maybe it’s more appropriate to say we went through this, and came out on the other side.

We… leave no friend behind, and that means you?

I’ll try to stop shoehorning lyrics into this post now.

Anyway, check out this amazing Lyric Video that Claire Flores put together! (You already know her design work, but have you seen her motion graphics? Well, get on that!)

Huge thanks to Gaslight Gathering for sponsoring this video during the Kickstarter campaign.

That’s it for now. More announcements soon!

Crocodile Man

Crocodile Man
lyrics by Jason Amelio and Dan Flores
music by the Velveteen Band

“And now, a word from our sponsor.”

Who needs a hero when you’ve got Crocodile Man™?
The dawn of a new day is born.
Chances are zero when you fight Crocodile Man!
He’ll leave you defeated and torn!

He comes with a dog!
But just in case he eats that dog,
he comes with a box of mints!
He comes with a sword!
But just in case he eats that sword,
he still has a box of mints!

Run for the hills because here comes Crocodile Man,
and don’t say you haven’t been warned!
Doom and destruction will follow Crocodile Man!
Hell takes reptilian form!

(solo)

He comes with a clock!
He absolutely ate that clock,
and can’t tell what time it is!
He comes with some floss!
He absolutely needs that floss!
The flavor, of course, is mint!

La lada da.
Laddada da da da.
La da, dada da da mint!
(Crocodile Man! Crocodile Man!)

La lada da.
Laddada da da da.
La da, dada da da mint!
(Crocodile Man! Crocodile Man!)

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