Tone Nut Amps – Custom Tube Amps in Virginia Beach

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I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Tone Nut Amps in Virginia Beach on their Facebook page and I wanted to see for myself what all the fuss is about. I paid Tone Nut Amps a visit to their shop on Virginia Beach Blvd and was very impressed with Jim (the owner) and the services he offers.

Tone Nut Amps has been around for quite a while now and is steadily becoming a household name in the Hampton Roads area with their new shop in Virginia Beach, located on Virginia Beach Blvd, across the street from Guitar Center. The owner, Jim Hysong is not only a very nice guy, he really knows the nuts and bolts of good tone, all the way from the guitar to the speakers in the amp.

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Don’t plan your next music event in Virginia without reading this

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 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 and see what they can do for you!

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Bria Kelly now among top 10 on TV show “The Voice”

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. 

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Electric Fuzz Band Reunion!

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. 

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Goldtooth from RVA releases new demo!


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 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:

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People’s Blues of Richmond


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.

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