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Velvet Lounge Compilation CD Released

Mike Shupp track “Letter to Annette” was included on the Velvet Lounge compilation CD “WAKE UP NOW!”, which is available now for only $2 at DCCD, Tower, Borders, Olsson’s, Flying Sauver, Atomic, Pharmacy, and City Bikes.  20 great Velvet Lounge regular bands are on the CD: 555, The Blisters, Villa Rosie, Magnet, Jonathan Spottiswoode, Adam West, Mood Room, 51 Peg, Clark’s Ditch, The Meat Joy, Vanity Champ, Milk-O-Matics, Polyplush Cats, Banana Fish Zero, Power Lloyd, The Put-Outs, The Spontanes, Signs Point To Yes, and Ben Connelly.  …Shupp plays the Velvet 7/31/99.

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“October Sun” In Rotation At 43 Stations

“October Sun” radio play is up to 43 stations nationally, and the CD has already charted at 3 CMJ reporting stations.  “River to the Sea”, the CD’s closing track, will be heard at the Johns Hopkins Film Festival in Baltimore Saturday, April 18 at 8:00PM (tickets are only $3) as part of the soundtrack for “Eat Me”, an independent feature film by Joe Talbott.  Sam Spencer did the score, which also includes tracks from other D.C. area artists like Tuscadero, Citizen Cope, Eric Brace and Last Train Home, Sampson, Kingface, Peter Hayes, Dana Cerick, The Graverobbers, Adam West, Lu Bango, and more…