Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles comes to UMD

Just off their nationwide tour with local Duluth band Trampled by Turtles, Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles will be playing in the Kirby Ballroom Wednesday November 28th at 8 p.m. Their sound has been described as having a pinch of mountain gypsy and a dash of psych-folk.

Since bursting onto the Twin Cities music scene in 2008, the lively sextet that makes up Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles has blossomed into one of the more popular bands to emerge from Minnesota in recent history.

The band recently finished working on their fourth full-length album, “HEAT”, which is due to release in the spring of 2012. Their new record is comprised of all original material written by the lead singer, you guessed it, Lucy Michelle during the winter of 2010.

Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles have performed to sold-out audiences at venues like, First Avenue, Cedar Cultural Center, and the Fitzgerald Theater. The band has the Twin Cities stamp of approval firmly in hand.

The band will be playing with another Minnesota native Sarah Krueger, whose Americana folk rock sound was heard on her first full length album, “Dancing with Phantoms,” released fall 2011.

So join KUMD’s The Basement and the Kirby Program Board Wednesday November 28th, at 8 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom for this free concert and support local Minnesotan musicians.



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