Category Archives: Gig Announcements

This Friday! 6th Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball

The Velveteen Band will be performing at the historic Piper’s Opera House on September 17, 2016, along with our friends in Aether Brigade and the Nathaniel Johnstone Band !

Foe’s been reading up on Virginia City, and is super excited to visit the home of one of his favorite authors.

Also, there’s a guinea pig.

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the VCMA’s are back!

The Velveteen Band will be playing a couple of songs at the Ventura County Music Awards this Friday. And we do mean “a couple”. Come support all the great Ventura bands who’ll be playing a song or two for you. There’ll be like 20 of ’em. Seriously. It’s like a sampler platter for your ears!

The event is open to the public this year. It’s at the Camarillo airport! $20 tickets can be found at

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.

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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

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

Festival of Fools

Did you come see us in Vista, CA? That was a lot of fun, and I wish we had remembered to tell you about it ahead of time!

(we’re usually better about that on Facebook. follow us there!)

Anyway… we got a chance to sit down with Dreadfully Punk, as well as Frenchy and the Punk afterwards, and the conversation was recorded in podcast form.  You can listen to that here.

It was a great time, and we can’t wait to go back again next year!

(go ahead and mark your calendar now, just in case we don’t say anything again)