Velvet Blue Music quick update :
1.  New Prids video for Waste Our Time is here.  It’s the 4th video from Chronosynclastic + they are back on tour, dates are below.
2.  Telegraph Canyon is back in the studio now,  Seryn plans to record new tracks asap !  See their tour dates below too.
3.  We are adding a new band . . . or 2 to the VBM family.  We’ll make announcements soon.
Dates :
07/24  Chattanooga, TN @ Honest Pint
07/27  Atlanta, GA @ Paste Magazine Offices (live taping)
07/28  St. Simons Island, GA @ Palm Coast
07/30  Tampa, FL @ State Theater / Antiwarpt Festival
08/01  Tallahassee, FL @ Mockingbird Cafe
08/20  Ft. Worth, TX @ Lola’s
09/09  Dallas, TX @ Dada w/ Telegraph Canyon
09/15  Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
09/17  Jackson, TN @ Barefoot Joes
07/26  Costa Mesa, CA @ La Cave (free show!)
07/27  Los Angeles, CA @ Central SAPC
08/20  San Francisco, CA @ Parkside
08/21  Oakland, CA @ New Parish

07/29 Portland, OR @ East End
08/02 Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective
08/07 Chicago, IL @ Darkroom
08/08 Indianapolis, IN @ The Bishop
08/09 Asheville, NC @ Pulp
08/10 Washington DC @ Black Cat
08/11 New York, NY @ Pianos
08/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly
08/14 Boston, MA @ Middle East
08/15 Philly, PA @ Terri’s Bar
08/17 St. Joseph, MO @ The Rendezvous
08/18 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
08/19 Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
08/20 Alb., NM @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge
08/23 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

08/18 San Francisco, CA @ El Rio
MIKE SEMPERT (of Birds & Batteries, solo shows)
07/29 Portland, OR @ The Woods
07/30 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
07/31 Tacoma, WA @ House Show !
09/10 Sonoma, CA @ Bottle Rocket Festival
09/16 Davis, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
09/17 San Francisco, CA @ Rock Make Street Festival


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