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On Tap Showcase this Thursday

Lightning 100 wants to introduce you to some of our favorite artist in town at On Tap! Join us at Tin Roof Nashville for a show featuring The Heavy Heavy Hearts, Jonny P and Bearheart. Doors open all day, show starts at 8pm!

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Jed's Writers Open Mic Night

Are you a singer/songwriter trying to get discovered? Now is your chance! Join Justin Hammel this Friday at 8PM for Writers Night sponsored by Leinenkugel Summer Shandy at Jed's Sports Bar and Grille! Get to Jed's early to sign up for open mic night from 8-11pm.

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Hangout Games at Pour House

Join us every Saturday at Pour House Nashville from 1 to 3pm for the Hangout Games sponsored by Anytime IPA crafted by The Just Beer Project! Come to compete for your chance for a Grand Prize VIP package to the Hang Out Festival! Must be present to win Grand Prize. We'll also be giving away several General Admission Tickets plus $100 gift card from Twice Daily!

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Bonnaroo Brunch this Sunday

Join us Sunday for Bonnaroo Brunch sponsored by Mountain High Outfitters & Starr Hill Brewery at Two Bits. Lightning 100's Brian the web guy will host this video game tournament from noon - 2pm through May 18th. This week, sign up to play NBA 2k14, Battlefield 4, Offroad, and Extreme Hunter for the chance to win tickets to Bonnaroo 2014! Must be 18 or older to enter. Click here to purchase your tickets to Bonnaroo!

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AJ and the Jiggawatts

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If you are familiar with the soul scene of Nashville, then you have heard about AJ & The Jiggawatts. Born and raised in the south, AJ Eason has played in a number of bands ranging from The Spades to Space Capone since 1998 and his latest work helps spread the group’s groovy funk-rock from East Nashville to Murfreesboro and beyond. The Jiggawatts all play with other bands in the funk-soul genre, and use that musical experience to bring a deeper element to AJ & The Jiggawatt’s sound. A few days after releasing their first full-length album, which is self-titled, I had the chance to catch up with AJ of AJ & The Jiggawatts.

Q: What path did you take to get in to music?

A: I was born in Atlanta and raised in Memphis since the age of 5. I started singing around campfires and had a little bit of church in there. I went to University of Tennessee to study business and started playing drums. I released an album with a three piece band, Hitch, around 2005. Around that time I got tied in with the G.E.D. Soul Records crowd and was able to tour with the band Sky Hi in Atlanta. I then moved to Clarksville for a job, and later traveled with other bands. I moved to Nashville around 2008 and started playing with Space Capone after begging them to play percussion. I toured with them from 2009-2011and got to play a lot of festivals, including Bonnaroo. AJ & The Jiggawatts formed soon after with G.E.D. Soul Records founder Nick DeVan. DeVan plays drums, Andrew Muller, who plays with Deep Fried 5 is on guitar, and Tim Hawkins is on bass, while I made the move to the front of the stage. We pick up players along the way and for certain performances. Austin Little joins us on trombone, and Andrew Hagen joins us on saxophone. We have had the chance to tour the St. Louis and Chicago circuits, as well as the southern circuit, opening for acts such as Nappy Roots and Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

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the615 04/21/14

Episode94. the615 04/21/14

Local Artist of the week- Playing Soulshine 04/25/13
Aj & the Jiggawatts – Get Wild – Aj & The Jiggawatts

Dj Picks
Hammel – Matthew Perryman Jones – Waking Up The Dead – (Wed. Benefit: Love for the Cowarts w/ Brady Toops & Remedy Drive)
Wells – Dean Fields- Maps- Yeah Yeah Yeah’s cover

This Just In
Cory Bishop- Carolina- Cory Bishop
Boom Forest- Wooden Heart

Live in the Lightning 100 studios KOA – Single Release show tonight at Mercy Lounge 4/21/14 w/ Abby and the Guise, and The Case Study
KOA Live- Lover
KOA- False Calls- Single

Jack White- Lazaretto- Lazaretto

Bands Around Town – On Tap Showcase Thursday 4/24 at Tin Roof, FREE 8pm- Jonny P, Heavy Heavy Hearts & Bearheart
Heavy Heavy Hearts- Find Your Way
Bearheart- Before I Die

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Jack White Makes And Breaks A Record

In my 14+ years in radio I have seen and heard a lot of cool stuff.  I’ve played soccer with Michael Franti, I’ve made a music video on a golf cart at Bonnaroo, I’ve seen Band of Horses play on the Nashville Symphony stage with 50 other people, I’ve enjoyed a hazy Red Hot Chili Peppers set from the pit with McLovin and the guys from Workaholics with countless other moments etched into my memory that continue to remind me that I have the best job on the planet.  If you asked me last week to quantify or rank my favorite music moment thus far, I would not be able to give you a straight answer…that is until #RSD2014. On April 19th 2014 (Record Store Day 2014) Jack decided to break the record for the fasted record ever made.   I was a witness and this is what happened. –Wells Adams

Here is the setlist from #RSD2014:

  1. High Ball Stepper
  2. Lazaretto
  3. Power of My Love
  4. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
  5. Freedom at 21
  6. Three Women
  7. Weep Themselves to Sleep
  8. Love Interruption
  9. Hello Operator
  10. Just One Drink
  11. Hotel Yorba
  12. Would You Fight for My Love

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The Tasting Bar — Easter Special

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop bring in drinks that will pair perfectly with your Easter celebration.

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