Virginia Local Music is all about supporting local music in Virginia, but we’re also about supporting local businesses as well. One such business is Cups Online, a promotional products company in Midlothian Virginia. Cups Online carries everything from those plastic beer mugs you see at your favorite bar/restaurant, to those sail sign flags you see everywhere. If you are a venue owner or just planning a music event in Virginia, the staff at cupsonline.com will take good care of you and get you what you need in your hands, when you need it or your order is free. If you are like us and like to “keep it local” head over to http://www.cupsonline.com and see what they can do for you!
If you are following TV show “The Voice”, you have no doubt heard of Bria Kelly. Bria, an 18 year old singer/songwriter from Smithfield, VA has made it to the top 10 on The Voice after advancing through many “Battle Rounds” and playoffs on the show. It has been a long road for her, full of many headaches and heartaches, but Bria has fought against the odds to show the world what can happen when one pursues their dreams with the utmost passion and conviction.
If you were part of the Hampton Roads music scene back in the mid/late 90’s you have probably heard of The Electric Fuzz Band. I remember chilling out at places like Mangos in Norfolk (remember that place?) listening to such tunes as “20th and Debree”, “Sister Sunday” and many other crowd favorites. These guys knew how to work a crowd, no doubt.
If you are a regular reader of the VLM blog, you will recall that back in March we featured the band Goldtooth, an indie rock band from RVA. Well it’s now June and Goldtooth has released a new demo entitled “Love Riot” which you can find at https://soundcloud.com/goldtooth-2. Here are some tracks from Love Riot for your listening pleasure:
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Make sure you visit Goldtooth’s Facebook page and throw a like their way: https://www.facebook.com/GoldToothRVA
People’s Blues of Richmond: The Camel
Toe tappin’, hand clappin’, booty shakin’ grooves. That’s exactly how I would describe People’s Blues of Richmond, who recently brought their bluesy rock and roll to The Camel. Tim Beavers (vocals/guitar), bassist Matthew Volkes, drummer Neko Williams, and keyboardist Tommy Booker make up the gritty yet soulful group known as PBR by most Richmonders.
Now despite their name, I’d say they are a whirling, weird mix of blues and rock with some psychedelic influences strewn throughout. More on the rock side if you ask me, but doesn’t matter, they were raw, extreme, and most importantly, put on a kick ass show.
Max Covington (Ataraxis The Ace AKA MoonKidMax) from the 757 is pretty busy these days. Max is the founder and member of a collective of music & graphic design artists called “The PicClique” which consists of an indie rock band called “Secret Mark”, a dubstep artist named “Infexzion”, Lu Alphonso, a graphic designer/creative director, and Max himself, the indie/alternative rapper/singer. They can be found at their official website and home of “The PicClique”: http://www.ThePicUpKids.com