1.   SERYN ‘This Is Where We Are’ is officially out tomorrow !  You can get it from us right now as cd or download. www.velvetbluemusic.com The vinyl version will be here in a few weeks, on white 180 gram vinyl !  Bio, photo, cover, quotes, streaming tracks, dates here.
2. WINTER’S FALL ‘At All Angles’ will be out on 2/15, though it’s available for pre-order now.  www.velvetbluemusic.com Bio, photo, cover, streaming tracks, dates here. They have 2 new videos that we’ll get out there soon too !  People have been calling it Post-Americana, or Math-rock meets Twang. We call it amazing.
3. BIRDS & BATTERIES ‘Panorama’  cd / lp / digital available now.  They are on tour again and will play SXSW, Noise Pop, Mission Creek Festival,and the Switchboard Music Festival.  New video is coming soon from them too.  It’s a GREAT record.
4. DOUG BURR ‘O Ye Devastator’  cd / lp / digital  available now.  Hopefully you checked out his Daytrotter Session.  We’re also really proud of how many best of 2010 lists the record made it on !  If you don’t have this, you are seriously missing out !
5. Downloads !  You can now get downloads directly from us.  Not every release is available but most of them are, including lot’s of out of print stuff !  www.velvetbluemusic.com + We’ve made the ’10 Significant Others’ sampler only $0.99 !
6. Other fun stuff :  Check out this new video from Calico Sunset here.  See some Kissing Cousins live footage here. Telegraph Canyon do a Sleepy Lab Session here.
And for those of you with Amazon gift cards . . .  most all the VBM releases are available there now.
7. Tons of shows listed below.
01/27  Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater w/ Telegraph Canyon
01/28  Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
02/03  Frisco, TX @ Lochrann’s
02/04  Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
02/05  Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
02/09  Tulsa, OK @ Soundpony
02/10  Kansas City, MO @ The Brick
02/11  Quincy, IL @ The State Room
02/13  Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
02/14  Dekalb, IL @ House Cafe
02/15  Chicago, IL @ Pancho’s Bar
02/17  Dayton, OH @ South Park Tavern
02/18  Newport, KY @ Southgate House
02/19  Bloomington, IN @ Rachael’s Cafe
02/24  Oxford, MS @ Blind Pig
02/25  Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s
03/01  Little Rock, A@ @ Whitewater Tavern
03/06  Ft. Worth, TX @ The Modern
03/26  San Antonio, TX @ The Limelight
Doug Burr
02/02  Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
02/28  Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater w/ Josh Ritter
03/03  Frisco, TX @ Lochrann’s
03/04  Austin, TX @ The Mohawk w/ Winter’s Fall
03/18  Dallas, TX @ Dallas Museum of Art
Birds & Batteries

02/03  Eugene, OR @ Luckey’s
02/04  Tacoma, WA @ The Warehouse w/ Grand Hallway
02/05  Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Grand Hallway
02/06  Portland, OR @ Rontoms
02/25  San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop Festival
03/04  San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
03/05  Tucson, AZ @ Plush
03/06  Alb., NM @ Launchpad
03/08  Lubbock, TX @ Bash’s Riprock
03/11  Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
03/12  Ft. Worth, TX @ Lola’s
03/22  Tulsa, OK @ Crystal Pistol
03/23  Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
03/28  Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
03/29  Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge
03/30  Denver, CO @ High Dive
04/01  Flagstaff, AZ @ Hotel Monte Vista
04/03  San Francisco, CA @ Switchboard Festival

Winter’s Fall

01/26  San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout w/ Tapedeck Mountain
01/30  Sacramento, CA @ Townhouse Lounge
02/19  Berkeley, CA @ Starry Plough w/ Kissing Cousins
03/04  Austin, TX @ The Mohawk w/ Doug Burr
03/05  Ft. Worth, TX @ Lola’s
03/06  Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground

Kissing Cousins
02/14  Los Angeles, CA @ Silver Lake Lounge
02/19  Berkeley, CA @ Starry Plough w/ Winter’s Fall

Telegraph Canyon
01/26  Ft. Worth, TX @ Lola’s (solo show)
01/27  Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater w/ Seryn
01/28  Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
02/03  Ft. Worth, TX @ Capital Bar

The Prids
01/29  Portland, OR @ Doug Fir


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