Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Marathon Of Shows!

Marathon of sShows!
We have 1 official performance, 1live radio broadcast, and 2 very special appearances the 2nd weekend of this month.

12/13 @ Liar's Club
Holiday Freakout!
Purple Pain (Prince tribute featuring dudes from Massive Ego, Thunders, Plastic Crimewave Syndicate, and more!)
The Fuzzbox Chicago DJ Crew
and your host, Bronwyn Isaac from the Whiskey Journal!
10pm $5 donation

12/14 @ The Green Mill
It's a live performance on The Paper Machete radio program.
3-5pm WBEZ 91.5 fm and online at, Chicago's National Public Radio (NPR).

12/14 @ The Hideout
Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas performed live!
2 sets! 7pm all ages & 10pm 21+

Eiren Caffall has once again invited VLG to perform as THE RIVER BOTTOM NIGHTMARE BAND in this historically accurate rendition of the classic Jim Henson holiday special. This year the band will be joined by maximum clobberer, Keara Shipe, on drums!

The Eiren Caffall Band will perform as Emmet Otter's Jug Band. 
The Tiny Cover Band will open the night  with holiday jams. 
Holiday films provided by the Nightingale Cinema!

Chirp Radio just posted an interview we did with our absolute favorite show host, Ali Klein!
Hear the podcast now!
We say a lot of stuff about a lot of things: How to record the Velcro Lewis Group properly,
how cassettes are a viable format for musical consumption, and some rigmarole about Velcro's eyesight.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Open The Sky!


Purchasing Velcro Lewis Group's new album  is easy. Head on over to Beyond Beyond Is Beyond records or visit your favorite record store.
You can also get a digital copy.
Available from  iTunes, Emusic, Amazon, Google Play, etc.

Available on vinyl LP or download only.
Find us on Facebook, Twitter.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

I feel like we can finally rest....

People of Earth - pick up your ears and listen to me!

Hi, thanks.

The record release show for 0pen The Sky is upon us. 11/11 is this Monday. We have been fanning the flames of fire for months now. The coals are hot and the bottoms of our feet are scorched. The smoke no longer makes us caught and thick clouds become our home. The mighty dragon has awakened and the.... something something something.

It's hard to be dramatic when all you really want to do is have a good time. We can leave that business to Nick Cave or Tom Waits.

The band started recording the album exactly one year ago. Now it's an object you can love and hold, suitable for framing. The LP, courtesy of Beyond Beyond Is Beyond records, is available in all Chicago record stores, nation-wide, internationally, and on the internet. There are a ton of options for you to get it. But it really only means something to us if you pry it from our hands in person.

Here's the info-
Special guests Lovely Little Girls and Ludus Lovestyle
11/11 9 pm Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave Chicago, IL.
RSVP here.

In the news...
Velcro and the boys will be featured on ABC 7 Chicago this Sunday.
Karen Meyer paid a visit to Frogg Mountain to talk to Velcro and witness some live jammin' in the studio.
It airs during the 8 am CST broadcast on channel 7.1.

Velcro had a great conversation with this week.
Read the interview here.

Read a preview of Monday's show courtesy of Midwest Action here!

See you at the show!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

11/1: Mayne STage with Girl Group CHicago

We are pleased to tell you that the Velcro Lewis Group will be opening for the wonderful Girl Group Chicago this Friday.
We will be joined on grand piano by Mr. John Forbes.
According to Forbes, the Mayne Stage is "the Cadillac of music venues.' It's a beautiful top shelf theater and we can't wait to take the stage.

Acquire tickets for this event here.
RSVP here.

Mayne Stage
1328 W Morse Ave  Chicago, IL 60626
11/1 9:00 17+ $15

hosted by the hilarious, yet classy 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Busy Day

On Tuesday, open The Sky came out.
Along with it came a  number of wonderful things that showed up on the internet.

Such as...

A great review from The Vinyl District.
An interview with The Vinyl District.

This interview on Vocalo with Jill Hopkins will crack you up:

You can get the album digitally at iTunes, Emusic, Amazon, Insound..
and of course purchase the LP at the Beyond Beyond Is Beyond online store.

Thanks for the support and see you on tour!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Stream Open The Sky + Tourdates

To stream OPEN THE SKY, head to Classic Rock Magazine. Enjoy!

Oct 11 - Chicago
Oct 16 - Pittsburgh
Oct 17 - Brooklyn
Oct 18 New York
Oct 19 New Haven
Make sure to check out our tourdates for more info.
See you soon!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

CMJ appearance announced


 College Music Journal Marathon!

Beyond Beyond Is Beyond and the Vinyl District present...
Velcro Lewis Group
Prince Rupert's Drops
Coke Weed
October 17 @ Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY
8pm 21+

It's the OPEN THE SKY LP release party!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Another Cassingle? ---Augsut 30th Release Party--

EYE VYBE RECORDS AND TAPES tricked us into putting out another cassingle.
This time it is a split with our Baltimore punk friends, The Slow jerks!
Our track, Travellin', was recorded at a fancy studio by Sanford Parker. It was mixed through headphones in the back room of Velcro's house.
"Pro Attitude, Pro Gear."
Guest vocals by the one and only, Gigi Lira!

Come to Township on Friday August 30th for the release party:
9pm doors 21+
Facebook invite

The immediacy and affordability of the cassette tape has allowed the kids a new way to objectify their music... and we support the obsession with antiquated audio mediums.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Pre-Order Open The Sky, get a Bernadette 45!

Place your Open The Sky LP order in now and BBiB will swing you a free Bernadette 45!
Get it!
 (Open The Sky LP available 10/15/13) 

The single is also available on:
Eye Vybe Records and Tapes
and streaming on Spotify.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Bernadette Digital SIngle Now Available

Get it from Beyond Beyond Is Beyond for $1!

Buy the cassingle and 45 from Eye Vybe.
The tape and vinyl release come backed with an instrumental version suitable for love makin' and slow drinkin'.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pre-order the new single

Bernadette comes out on 45 this month with a limited edition cassingle!
Order now from Eye Vybe Records!

We'll have the cassingles at our next show.

July 22 at the Empty Bottle
Cosmic Soul Dance Party!
Get Up With The get Downs
Velcro Lewis Group
GUWTGDs and VLG funk/soul DJs
FREE 8:30 pm

more info here

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Source Family Documentary Performance

Velcro will be performing at the open of THE SOURCE FAMILY documentary June 14 at the Music Box Theater. The group will consist of members from CAVE, Plastic Crimewave Sound, and GA'An.
They will be performing music by Ya Ho Wha 13 as well as improvised pieces inspired by Father Yod and the Source Family.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Scorpion Child + VLG + Broke N' Ugly 5/22 = Live webcast

9 PM
MAY 22
after party DJ set by Trav and Velcro

Scorpion Child is some serious 'Taken By Force' Scorps/Ganicus/I Drive sounding jam. We know you're all about that kinda thing.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Preview Side One of the New Album - 5/9

We are excited to have the opportunity to share our new album with you!

May 9 8pm
the Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL

Please join us for an exclusive preview of side one of the new Velcro Lewis Group record.
This advanced listening will be presented as part of the School Of The Art Institute of Chicago's FVNM fest.

Andy Slater/Velcro Lewis will be receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SAIC in May. His offering to the Film Video New Media fest is an album side of all new material from the band. The album was recorded and produced by Slater at his Frogg Mountain Studio.

"Acid Funk is High Art"

Eagle Momma
No Dream
They're Having A Party

(all songs: Lewis/Colman/Gauntt/Spoonwood/Peters)

Guest players include:
John Forbes - piano
Steven Stoll - organ
Ali Hunger - Theremin
Ben Billington - conga
Carlita Gay - backing vocal
Cheryl WIlson - backing vocal

"Open the Sky" was commissioned by Beyond Beyond Is Beyond records and will be released in August 2013.

And yes... Siskel serves beer...

Monday, March 4, 2013

Frogg Mountain Studio

Velcro, Travers, and John Forbes started Frogg Mountain Recording Studio last summer.
The band is currently locked inside the belly of the mountain finishing up OPEN THE SKY.

In the meantime, please get yourselves the new EP from Les Strychnine, our little brothers and sis.
It was recorded at Frogg Mountain.
Head to the Les Strychnine website.
Head to the Frogg Mountain website.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Lead Me On - new single out now

Galactic Infracture single #2 is available now!

"Lead Me On" can be streamed and downloaded at our Band Camp site.

Galactic Infration is the Velcro Lewis Group's monthly singles series.


Sunday, January 13, 2013

2/2/13: Show

Live at Col'e's Bar Feb. 2 10pm Free

Velcro Lewis Group
Tijuana Hercules

click here for Facebook invite.

Joining the band will be John Vernon Forbes on piano and Miss Ali Hunger on Moog Theremin.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

PsychFest Is Upon Us...

Into the 4th Demension
Jan 11-12 at THE HIDEOUT

VLG appears Saturday night with special guest John Vernon Forbes on piano.

We will be debuting new songs.

Check the Hideout's website for full lineup and tickets.
RSVP to the Facebook invite.