hey! the first show of carnivolution is on friday, may 10th (tomorrow)!!! i am playing an electric velvet crayon set soon after doors open (doors open at 8pm) and then i am doing lots of fun and weird things in the sideshow with some of the most amazing people in the world. so come on out and party with us! here’s the flyer with more information!


hey! so i have started vlogging. i’ve been posting one weekly vlog (posting usually on tuesday’s, sometimes monday’s), i’m calling them the vcVlog and here’s a description of them:

The Velvet Crayon Vlog or vcVlog, as we’re calling it, is going to be a weekly video consisting of things that happened during that week. Video will be recorded every day and compiled into a weekly vlog which will be posted on every Tuesday.

there are also some live videos up on youtube on the velvet crayon playlist.

i have some shows coming up! may 10th is the beginning of carnivolution season!! so excited. during the opening show of the season i am playing a velvet crayon set before the sideshow as well as doing some acts within the sideshow. i will be doing things within the sideshow all season so definitely come check it out, carnivolution is always an amazingly awesome time! there’s more info on the upcoming shows page. there you’ll see some other shows that are going to be happening too! lots of fun stuff this summer.

still recording, it’s slowed a little because of other things that have been going on but i am recording! the goal is three full length albums this year (and probably a couple eps and maybe a single). hmmm, what else, oh! stickers are coming soon! i’ve ordered them and just waiting for them to arrive in the mail! yes!

the live show will be evolving all summer long! there’s lots of ideas and experiments happening in velvet crayon world to expand everything (still going to be a one manned band, but definitely evolving the live experience). so excited!

that’s all for now. check out the vcVlog, subscribe to the youtube channel, i post a bunch on the vcFacebook & i will see you all very soon!

well hello there friends so a few things have been happening in the world of velvet crayon and i thought that i should fill you all in.

first of all the “limited edition” tour that maryn & i had planned for may of this year (2013) has been delayed until next year (2014). i know that may seem like bad news or as though something went wrong but it’s actually good news! maryn recently got a super bangerang job which she would not be able to take time off of so soon after being hired and it also looks as though that we are moving (around the time when the tour would be)! not very far, but to our own house (maryn, jason & myself)! this will mean more arts, more musics and more crazy absurdness. it will also mean we will be able to better plan out the activities of velvet crayon since we’ll be under the same roof.

second, umm.. okay, i’m going to abandon this “first.. second..” thing and just write what comes to mind that i wanted to tell you all.

okay, so you know the limited edition tour is now going to happen next year. you know we’re most likely moving. i’m recording! yes! the plan is to release three full length albums this year! they shall include: “ampersand imperfecta”, “play’s children’s songs, sorta (if your kids drop acid)”, and an untitled album which i’ve been tentatively calling “the lost they are a generation” but i don’t know yet if i’ll keep that title or change it.

also, there will still be a bunch of shows this year. i just played at the station bar this past friday (some live clips of that will be posted soon, i think i’ll post one today actually), i made a guest appearance at a sideshow called Clown Babe and the Freakin Rican Show which was a lot of fun and i’m also going to be participating in the Squidling Brothers Carnivolution again this year (first show is May 10th!).

oh! video blogs or vlogs as maryn keeps trying to get me to call them. maryn and i have decided that i am going to do a vlog for velvet crayon. one vlog a week! not sure how long they’ll be but they will just be things that have happened in the world of velvet crayon that week. i don’t know what day of the week i’ll post them but i’ll try to always post them the same day. i hope to start that next week? maybe monday or tuesday i’ll post the first one? i’ll post here and on facebook when it’s up.

i think that’s about everything for now. maryn will start blogging more once the move happens and she’ll be in the vlogs. if i forgot anything, i’ll post again later. hope everyone is well, cheers!

hey everyone! so i just uploaded the entire velvet crayon catalog to velvetcrayon.bandcamp.com! come by, check it out, have a listen, download some stuff. hoping to have an online store up by the end of next week.

check out the new velvet crayon music video!

hey kids! so i’ve been saying for a while (at least a couple years) that i was going to redesign velvetcrayonDOTcom.. well.. it’s up! and you’re looking at it! still fleshing it out a bit (will have the entire velvet crayon catalog up on bandcamp / linked through here by the end of the month hopefully). let me know if you have any suggestions on things. yeah!

*big news coming soon, we’ve hinted at it already but i guess i can say it here: VELVET CRAYON TOUR! MAY 2013: THE LIMITED EDITION TOUR. yes! here are the dates / locations we are looking at. if you could help us with a show, suggestion for a show or are in a band and want to play with me while we’re (maryn & i.. and angela for part of the tour) on the road, let me know / email us (velvetcrayon@gmail.com)! here’s the dates / locations:

Saturday, May 11th: Washington DC SHOW
Monday, May 13th: Asheville, NC SHOW
Tuesday, May 14th: Nashville, TN SHOW
Wednesday, May 15th: Louisville, KY SHOW
Thursday, May 16th: Champaign, IL SHOW (*)
Friday, May 17th: Champaign, IL SHOW (*we’re game to play either day in Champaign or potentially even both?)
Saturday, May 18th: Chicago, IL SHOW
Sunday, May 19th: Detroit, MI SHOW
Monday, May 20th: Cleveland, OH SHOW
Tuesday, May 21st: Pittsburgh, PA SHOW
Thursday, May 23rd: Brooklyn, NY SHOW
Friday, May 24th: PHILLY HOME!!! JR’S Bar SHOW
*UPDATE (4/10/13): so the tour has been delayed till 2014, more info about why can be found on this blog post, tour update & other upcoming happenings*

thanks! see you soon!

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an upcoming summer velvet crayon release, “room 1227b, silverstein” ep.

thanks everyone for coming to the jr’s show last night! thanks to everyone who played and listened and danced and laughed and drank. it was a fun night. working on lots of velvet crayon projects, more info soon.. 2012 = productive shade of crayon. roar.

hey! i’m playing a show on saturday, march 24th @ jr’s bar (facebook event) with the penniless loafers, thee our fathers & slutever. show starts at 9pm. it’s $5. i’m going to have some merch for sale! some cd-r’s, the brown koala stickers & some new stickers.