Category Archives: Gig Announcements

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.

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.

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)

Survived 2016? Come celebrate!

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2016’s almost over, and while the year did bring us many fond memories, it really can’t go away soon enough!

So, we’ve got a show coming up in January, one week after the inauguration.   ’cause, the world could use a party, and this is gonna be one.

But not just any party.

We’ve asked AHTCK to help guide us through the post-apocalyptic wasteland.  It’s where they live!

Once a Wolf is also playing, so we might get some survival tips there as well.  They used to be a wolf!

That all goes down on January 27, at Discovery in Ventura.  It’s a fantastic venue, and we’re excited to finally play there.

There might be a new song or two debuted that night.

This is actually our first show in Ventura since the county fair, back in August.  Or if you prefer, it’s our first show in Ventura County since Oxnard Steampunk Fest.  Either way, it’s been too long.  This town is our heart.

Doors open at 7. Come early for bowling!
(Oh!  Hey!  Have you ever gone bowling with a 6 foot rabbit?  Maybe we should have lead with that.)

  • 7pm:  Once a Wolf
  • 8pm: AHTCK
  • 9pm: The Velveteen Band
  • 10pm: Nobody.  We have to stop playing.

Invite all your Facebook friends!
Buy your tickets now!

Note: this is an all-ages show, but we’re the last of three bands to perform.  If your kids have an early bedtime, please take that into consideration.

November 5th, Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival

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The Velveteen Band loves playing in:

  • Las Vegas
  • Comic Book Conventions
  • Free Events
  • All Ages Shows

…and this one checks all of those boxes!

AND!! It’s at the Clark County Library, which is sort of incredible. We don’t have to be quiet there!  They have two theaters.  Does your library have two theaters?  Just look at this theater!

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We love comic books as much as the regular kind, and we love that this library is using comics to promote literacy.  It’s fantastic to be a part of that.

It’s a short day, and we’re closing it out in the main theater from 3pm-4:30.

If that’s too early for you, we’re also playing at the afterparty:

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The afterparty is also free, though you do have to be 21+ to get in.

If you saw us in the con, but your friends didn’t, you’ll have a few hours between shows to convince them to come out.

Anyway, here’s some links for you:

We’ll get a video up for you soon. Like us on Facebook or subscribe to our blog here to make sure you’re the first to see it.