Category Archives: Outside Media

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 few time between now and then! Mean while, keep eye out for Doc’s appearances, on Pawn Stars, and maybe a few other places.

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the New Normal

They’ll be announcing the results of that “Weirdest Band in the World” poll in a few hours. It’s not gonna be the announcement some of us were hoping for. We were trailing behind, last time I checked.

And while there are indeed allegations that one of the bands might have cheated, I don’t think we were second place, either. So, unless the last-minute surge we tried to create at C4 actually worked, we’re gonna lose this one fair and square.

“Square” being the operative word, really.

It seems what we do here is, in fact, perfectly normal.

Let that sink in for a minute.

I mean, I don’t really know what normal even looks like anymore.  Do you?

Well, you do now.  Next time the question comes up, send people here.  Let’s show ’em what normal looks like.

’cause it’s us.

We’re the Velveteen Band: the new face of normal.

It’s good to be accepted!

You never know where you'll run into us!

Nominated: Weirdest Band in the World

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My goodness! We’re in the September Poll!

Please take a moment to vote, and tell your friends.

In fact, we’ve set up this handy link to make it easier if you wanted to tell your friends verbally:

You can remember that, right?


Not sure why you should vote for us?  Scroll down a bit! Watch some videos, read through some posts… I’m sure you’ll find something.

We’re on the radio! Again!

The Whitechapel Circus is returning to the airwaves at KPSU just in time to premiere our first single, “In the West is a Robot”.

How cool is that?

Catch the show live at 4pm PST today!

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Don’t have a radio? Go get a radio!
(Seriously, what is this, the dark ages?)

Can’t pick up KPSU locally?
Stream it online here.

Are you as excited as we are to hear our song on the radio?
Show your appreciation by liking their Facebook pages!

Week of Firsts wraps up with some constructive criticism

Achievement Unlocked: First negative comment on one of the YouTube videos!


It may not seem like it on the surface, but this is a very good thing — it means we’re actually reaching people who don’t already know us, and getting (so far) constructive feedback.

I imagine we’ll be pretty jaded about that soon enough, but let’s celebrate while we can still see the silver lining!

Week of Firsts – We’re on the radio!


The Velveteen will be telling some stories and debuting some recordings live on the air, in about nine hours from the time that I posted this. Sorry for the late notice, folks. This is why you should follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: because Webmaster Aaron is a flake.

We’ll be on Live 805, hosted by Tom and Sandy Saturday morning at 9am PST.

If you can’t receive KVTA’s signal over the airwaves, you can listen online here!

Week of firsts – the VC Reporter Interview

First off, our very first interview got printed in the Ventura County Reporter this week! I can’t tell you how excited we were to see that beautiful layout and read all the kind words.

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You can read the article on their website.

There are a few clarifications we’d like to make, though. And let’s be clear, these misunderstandings are entirely our fault. We spoke at breakneck speed, jumping wildly from subject to subject, and the author did an admirable job of keeping things as straight as he did. But for the sake of our future wikipedia article (one of you get on that!), let’s just re-tell a few stories.

(Not all of ’em, though. You want to hear all of our stories, you should listen to the radio tomorrow!)

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