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4 Days until Kickstarter

The Velveteen Band will be launching a Kickstarter on Monday, July 24th, to raise funds for printing their upcoming new album, “What’s on the Other Side”.

The Kickstarter is basically a pre-order for the upcoming album, but will also feature signed albums, special merchandise, and other leveled incentives. The band hopes to raise $1500 to cover the cost of printing, and digital distribution.

On Monday, the band will launch the campaign with a special promotional pitch video, produced by Aaron Levitz, which links directly to the Kickstarter. The pitch video features some never before seen behind-the-scenes and live footage from the past 3 years.

The new album, “What’s on the Other Side”, has already been recorded, and is currently being mixed and mastered by Chris Coyle. It will feature 10 songs, and artwork by Claire Flores. It is set to be released on September 30th worldwide, with an album release party at the Discovery, in Ventura, CA.

New Confirmed Dates, and a peek at the album artwork

Good Morning, world!!
We wanted to share our upcoming confirmed dates, and a little taste of some of the album artwork by Claire Flores, for our upcoming album, “What’s on the Other Side“!!!

  • September 9th:  San Diego Who Con
  • September 30th:  CD Release Party at Discovery Ventura
  • October 14th:  Oxnard Steampunk Fest
  • October 15th:  Oxnard Steampunk Fest
  • November 11th:  TBA

Reminder: you can still sign up for updates on our upcoming KICKSTARTER  here.

We’re coming to Kickstarter!

Launching soon!
Not 100% sure when. But, definitely soon.

We will, of course, say so here.  Also on Facebook.  And Twitter.  Can’t forget YouTube.  Maybe Instagram

But, what if you miss all of those?

Would you like us to email you when the campaign launches?
Just fill out this form, and we’ll make it happen:

Holiday Music Video

“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

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!