Wednesday, January 18, 2017

An Inauguration Day Message....

FREE / PATRIARCHAL REPTILE

On Martin Luther King, Jr., day we commemorate the Presidential Inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. by streaming 2 new songs by the Velcro Lewis Group. 
The future-funk anthem, “Free”, calls out Trump and the blood thirsty racists that love him. “Patriarchal Reptile” is an abrasive feminist rant aimed at the puny pussy-grabbers who’s superiority complexes mask their true fear; women. 

As the Trump regime begins to dig its disease-ridden claws into our nation’s freedom many of us fear for our health and safety. The Republican agenda has been crafted to oppress the rights of black and brown people, women, LGBT, and the disabled. The rest of the country will become collateral damage while the GOP scorches the Earth. Before the eminent war on art begins and freedom of speech becomes a punchline the Velcro Lewis Group wanted to tell you something: The partys over. Now is not the time to stay in bed. Now is not the time to cry. It is time to call out every enemy that threatens our country. Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan, the NRA & the MRA, and every bastard in-between - we’re going to hold your feet to the fire until you listen or someday you'll fall into the flames.



JAMMING THE TRUMP AGENDA

The Trump agenda and the policies it embraces are now a horrifying reality, one that poses serious threats to the planet and millions of Americans...especially women, immigrants, refugees, all people of color, indigenous people, Muslims, LGBTQ Americans, and many others. That's why we've chosen to put together this phenomenal compilation of music from an enormo-array of BBiB artists, all who've provided a really wonderful, rare piece of music. All proceeds from this compilation will go to two organizations, the ACLU and Sierra Club, as they tirelessly fight for the rights of all walks of life and the future of the planet.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

"Bernadette" featured on Showtime's Shameless

For yo' Super Bowl after-party...

Our song, Bernadette, will be featured on an episode of Shameless 2/7 on Showtime 9 ET.
William H. Macy might be drunk but most likely swearing on screen while the cut plays.

Get yourself a copy of the Bernadette 45 from Eye Vybe Records, a copy of our album "Open The Sky" from Beyond Beyond Is Beyond, and the digital tracks from iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp...

See ya on the TV!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

UPCOMING SHOWS!

10/22 - URLINGTON CHICAGO

PROTOVULCAN "STAKES IS LOW" RELEASE PARTY!

VELCRO LEWIS GROUP
PROTOVULCAN
WEREWHEELS
9PM

Read write-up in Chicago Reader

11/5 RED LINE TAP - CHICAGO

WHITE HILLS )NYC/THRILL JOKEY RECORDS)
VELCRO LEWIS GROUP
9PM

TICKETS HERE

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SEISMIC ALPHABET - new album by John Forbes and Velcro Lewis Group



What would it be like if the Velcro Lewis Group & John Vernon Forbes made a record in just one day?



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

John Forbes & Velcro Lewis Group - 'Tears Are Gone' Single & Video

Velcro Lewis Group made a record with John Vernon Forbes.
It was written and recorded on January 15,2015.
The first single is "Tears Are Gone."
The video was made by Suzy Mae.

Ok, those are the facts, now here's the truth...

We went into the studio to jam out some ideas for the next Velcro Lewis Group album.
Forbes was hanging out at Frogg Mountain smoking tea and tuning an electric piano with a ball peen.
Since we didn't want to kick him out (he is our buddy) we asked him to join us in our session.
The result is "Seismic Alphabet", 8 songs, 45 minutes long.
You know some folks use ALL the parts of the pig? Bacon, ham, feet, snout scrapple?
Well, we used every damn part of this session on this record.
Basically, all the songs were written on the spot with a little bit of overdubbing after the fact.
This album will show just how we operate.
We jam, give Hawk a mic while he drums, Velcro comes up with some silly theme for the jam and there's your cookie.





Seismic Alphabet will be released in July! CDS, tapes, download, VHS...
We had fun making it, you'll have fun sitting around and listening to it.

Advanced copies of Seismic Alphabet will be available for sale at PRFBBQ 6/19-21.
The band performs their PRF set 6/19 at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May - Live at Cole's 16 - Chicago

MAY 16
COLE'S BAR
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VELCRO LEWIS GROUP
CRUSEH OUT
PROTOVULCAN
9 PM
FREE

Daytrotter!

We recorded our second session for Daytrotter.
This session was recorded by Ian Harris and features Ali Hunger on the Big Briar Theremin.

This session includes 3 never recorded songs: 
The Rolling Tide, Peccadilloes, and Start A Fire as well as a crushing version of No Dream. It's even more End Timier than the LP version.
Give it a listen!