This week at Nashville Sunday Night, we have a holiday themed show featuring Matt Wertz, KS Rhoads, and Emile West! Matt Wertz will be perform songs from his album “Snow Globe” and might just bring a few friends along. Who knows, it’s Nashville. Click here to get your tickets!
After living in Nashville for 20 years, Brian ventured off to college to attend MTSU. Brian graduated from college in 2008 with a degree in Entrepreneurship. In his spare time he enjoyed writing, booking shows, attending shows, traveling to festivals, and listening to the radio. Before even looking at jobs, Brian got an internship at Lightning 100 in 2008. He work on projects such as Music Business Radio, Local Lightning Spotlight, and festival coverage for the stations website.
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Having turned out two blistering, full-length albums of potent, unvarnished rock in little less than 18 months, the hard-hitting four-piece is turning heads and earning favor with many of the city’s industry heavyweights, not to mention fans. Managers, producers, publishers – even network television – have taken notice of one of the smartest, most original sounds to come out of Nashville in a long time.
“True rock n roll, coming from Nashville!” raves producer Nick Raskulinecz. The multiple Grammy-winner would certainly know, having worked with acts like Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Rush, Superdrag and Queens of the Stone Age, just to name a few.
“One of my favorite new acts,” confirms Nashville producer Marshall Altman (Marc Broussard, Natasha Bedingfield, Matt Wertz). “Definitely on the rise and poised to be a break-out band from Nashville.”
Veteran rock manager Steve Hutton (Kid Rock, Better Than Ezra, All That Remains) pegs the MODOC vibe perfectly: “Urgent rock n roll. No gimmicks, just raw soul.”
Even Hollywood has been quick to recognize MODOC’s refreshingly elusive sound. In 2012, Universal Music Publishing heard a rough version of the band’s “Devil On My Shoulder” and immediately put them in touch with Grammy nominated producer Paul Moak. When the finished version ended up in the hands of executives at ABC, the network snatched it up for the fall promos of its 666 Park Avenue television series.
While Nashville was once regarded almost exclusively as a boots n’ buckles kind of town, the city has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years, with diverse rock entities like Jack White, The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Paramore and JEFF the Brotherhood all calling Music City home. Since relocating to Nashville in 2011, MODOC has been welcomed like a long lost brother, collaborating with rock royalty like Black Crowes guitarist/co-founder Rich Robinson and working with revered producers Raskulinecz and Moak. In February, the band celebrated a new management and publishing deal with Nashville-based Zavitson Music Group, and this summer they landed a coveted spot at the Nashville Dancin’ downtown concert series. Clearly, MODOC has found its rightful place in Music City.
The Colourist first stumbled upon one another in an underused warehouse in Orange County, CA, where Adam and Maya discovered the harmonic chemistry that has come to define the band’s bright and anthemic signature sound.
Having spent much of 2012 honing their live show with the likes of Grouplove, Electric Guest and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., The Colourist begin 2013 holed up in a small studio in Southern California. It’s there that Adam Castilla (vocals, guitar), Maya Tuttle (drums, vocals), Kollin Johannsen (guitar, bass), and Justin Wagner (bass, keys) committed their pop-fueled, indie-bred rock to tape before embarking on their first tour which included appearances at Coachella along with support shows with Metric and Youngblood Hawke and Atlas Genius.
On August 20th The Colourist will release their first recorded music into the world with an EP called Lido. The 4 songs represent a sampling of this band’s ability to write smart, engaging songs laced with hooks that leave you wanting more.
Fitz and the Tantrums has always been a Lightning 100 favorite on 100.1 FM. The band was in town for a show at Marathon Music Works and decided to do a quick preview on air at William Colliers. We just finished the videos for “Out of My League” and “The Walker”, but have two more coming your way. You can also listen to the full performance via SoundCloud posted below!
Listen in to Lightning 100 all day on December 3rd to support Second Harvest Food Bank. Second Harvest will be taking over the station, and you will have opportunities to donate to this worthy cause all day! Support hungry Middle Tennesseeans this holiday season, and you’ll have a shot to win one of several great giveaways, including first-row tickets to see John Mayer at Bridgestone Arena!
When: Tuesday, December 3rd from 6:00am to 7:00pm
Where: On Your Radio – Listen in to get involved!
Cost: As much as you’d like to donate!
ABOUT THE DONATION DRIVE
Lightning 100 will be broadcasting all day on December 3rd in support of Second Harvest Food Bank. We will be raising money for this incredible cause, working to feed local families who would otherwise go hungry this holiday season. Listen in all day for opportunities to donate. Making a donation to Second Harvest will enter you into drawings for three different pairs of concert tickets throughout the day, including first-row tickets to see John Mayer at the Bridgestone Arena! Not only are the prizes awesome, but the cause is even better, as you’ll help to bring holiday cheer to local families, a gift that is truly priceless.
HOW TO DONATE
Click here to visit the Second Harvest website to donate. Under “What motivated your gift?”, please select radio!
Call Second Harvest at 615-627-1579
ABOUT SECOND HARVEST
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee opened its doors in 1978 with commitment from several community leaders. The purpose of the organization was to provide a central distribution center for companies, groups and individuals who wished to help provide food for hungry people in Middle Tennessee. Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Modeled after the first food bank established in Phoenix in the mid-1970s, Second Harvest was designed to collect food that would otherwise be wasted, inspect and sort this food, and distribute it to soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters serving the hungry. During the first year, this process resulted in a total distribution of 160,000 pounds of food to 75 member agencies.
Today, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide. During the 2012/2013 fiscal year, Second Harvest distributed 23,955,957 pounds of food to over 400 Partner Agencies providing close to 20 million meals of food to hungry children, families and seniors throughout our 46-county service area. Second Harvest’s vision of ending hunger is more important than ever. Hunger is a big problem, and we need everyone’s help to solve this issue. According to the USDA, an estimated 50.1 million Americans are at risk of hunger, and 16.7 million U.S. children under 18 are food insecure. One in four children in the state of Tennessee are food insecure, and in Middle Tennessee alone, 31 percent of the people Second Harvest serves are children.
Help shape the future of Team Green Adventures, and enter yourself in a drawing for prizes that YOU get to choose from: VIP Passes to a Live On the Green 2014 show of your choice, a Two-Year Team Green Adventures Membership, concert tickets to Imagine Dragons at Bridgestone Arena, Season passes to the 2014 Full Moon Pickin Party, and more! Our 2013 Year End Survey is only 35 questions and takes about 8-10 minutes to complete.
When: November 25th through December 24th
Where: Your Computer!
Cost: FREE… in fact you could win some stuff!
Difficulty: It’s a beginner friendly survey. All you need is a computer and about 10 minutes of spare time. No experience necessary!
Registration Deadline: December 24th at 11:59pm
Group Size Limit: We hope to get 400 survey responses. Help us reach this survey milestone!
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE SURVEY
- Anyone interested in attending events in 2014
- Anyone who has attend events in 2013
- Anyone who has ever had a Team Green Adventures Membership
- Anyone planning on getting a Team Green Adventures Membership in 2014
- Anyone who has ever visited the Team Green website
- Anyone who reads Team Green’s weekly eNewsletter
- Anyone who has “liked” Team Green’s Facebok page or “followed” us on Twitter
- Anyone who has ever heard a Team Green Adventures commercial
- Anyone who has ever seen the Team Green Advenutures logo around town
- Anyone who has ever enjoyed the outdoors
- Anyone who wants to get more active, or meet new people
- Anyone who knows anyone involved in Team Green Adventures
- Anyone who has ever had a bad experience with Team Green Adventures
- Anyone who has ever had a good experience with Team Green Adventures
- Anyone who has ever listened to Lightning 100
- Anyone who likes the idea of winning prizes
- Anyone who is… anyone…. that means EVERYONE!
ABOUT THE PRIZES
A pair VIP passes to one Live On the Green 2014 Show of your choice. Live On The Green VIP includes VIP tent access, complimentary food and beverage, VIP bathrooms, plus front and side stage viewing during the shows. Live On the Green 2014 concert series dates and lineup will be announced in the Summer of 2014. Winners of this package will be contacted (again) when dates and artists are announced, to choose the show of their choice. (Approx $110 value)
Two-Year Team Green Adventures Membership Renewal, including member t-shirts each year, access to member only events, member only online giveaways, discounts around town, member only discounts on most events, and the ability to share your discount with a non-member friend on select events. The winner can choose between a Two-Year membership Renewal, or two One-Year Memberships (one renewal, and one Gift Membership to share with a friend). Winners of this prize must be a current Team Green Member by January 2nd, when winners are announced, in order to be eligible for this prize. Not a member yet? All Survey takers will receive a Half-Off promotion code at the end of the survey. (Appox. $65-$70 Value)
Pair of tickets to see Imagine Dragons at Bridgestone Arena on February 24th, 2014. Imagine Dragons is an American alternative rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. The band gained exposure following the September 2012 release of their debut studio album, Night Visions, which peaked at number 2 on the weekly Billboard 200 chart, and has performed live at Lightning 100 studio and showcases on more than one occasion. Winners of this prize will receive a pair of tickets to the show at Bridgestone Arena on February 24th, 2014. (Approx $115+ Value)
Pair of Season Passes to Warner Park’s Full Moon Pickin Party 2014, a fundraising event for Friends of Warner Parks, aiding in the protection and preservation of the park’s green space, and funding educational opportunities. The Full Moon Pickin Parties feature live bluegrass music under the light of the full moon, each month from May through October. On the other side of Steeplechase Barn, attendees with their own pickin instruments participate in jam sessions, which has become as big an attraction as the main stage performance. Attendees receive four complimentary drink tickets. This is a dog friendly, family friendly event free for ages 6 and under. Winners of this prize will have their name added to the guestlist for each show in 2014. Passes are non-transferable. (Appox. $180-$240 Value)
Brett Manning Singing Success package, which includes a 7 Steps to Singing Success CD, $125 gift card, and vocal care products. ($175+ Value)
LETS GET STARTED!
Complete each page in the survey to be entered in the drawing for the above prizes. You’ll be asked to enter your email address and choose each of the prizes you want to be entered into. Why is this awesome? If you win, you know you’ll be getting a prize you really want!
Happy Festivus everyone!! Come gather around the Festivus Pole as Lightning 100 celebrates the “holidays” with The Features and Wild Cub all to benefit The Salvation Army’s Forgotten Angels program! Tickets are only $10 with a donation or $20 without.
Lightning 100′s Festivus Charity Show will have all the elements of a Festivus celebration including,The Festivus Pole Photo Booth, The Airing of Grievances Twitter Wall, and The Feats of Strength with Pong Rock Nashville; and you know Festivus Miracles will be happening all night long! There will also be a Seinfeld dress up contest where the best dressed will win a grand prize pack filled with all kinds of Seinfeld swag provided by our friends from My Tv 30!
For more information about the The Salvation Army’s Forgotten Angels Program and how you can get involved: http://www.salarmy-nashville.org/
Scotland indie rockers, Franz Ferdinand, stopped by the Lightning 100 studio for an interview and performance with Lt. Dan! Wonder how Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar) sound acoustic? We were pretty excited to find out. Click here to watch a performance of “Right Action” and “Love Illumination”. Listen to the full interview posted below via Soundcloud.
Little Green Cars can trace their roots back to a former band, The Revolts, founded in the mid 2000s in Dublin, Ireland. O’Regan and Seaver-O’Leary (as well as former Little Green Cars member Utsav Lal) played with this band which subsequently grew on to become Little Green Cars upon its dissolution. Since signing professional terms, the band has toured America and the UK extensively, released three singles and supported Jake Bugg on his UK tour. The US portion of the 2013 tour included a live performance of their single Harper Lee on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band has played at the 2013 SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, the Coachella music festival in California, Lollapalooza 2013 in Chicago, IL and the 2013 Osheaga festival in Montréal.
FnF is FUN. highly energetic, infinitely passionate and making a serious impact on the Nashville indie rock scene. With an electric grouping of songs written by singer/songwriter Michael Fabrizio FnF leaves a mark on all of their audiences. More than music, FnF is striving to promote peace and unity in a movement and it’s catching on.
With Nathanial Lee on standup bass and Steve Wolfe on drums/percussion, the groove of FnF is strong and full of force. Alex Conerly and Brian Wooden add to the mix with wicked guitar melodies. Fabrizio provides a solid musical contribution with vocals acoustic guitar, piano and harmonica.
“We come from a good place, we want to see the good in people and promote the idea of understanding, Musically, we really love what we do, you can see that passion in our performances” -Fabrizio
After performing at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Music Festival, The Head and The Heart stuck around an extra day to perform a secret show for a few lucky Lightning 100 listeners at William Colliers. Our friends at OurVinyl.tv were kind enough to film the performance! Click here to see The Head and The Heart perform “Down In The Valley”, “Shake”, “Let’s Be Still” and “Lost In My Mind”.
Once again Yuengling presents Nashville Sunday Night at 3RD and Lindsley this week featuring Ivan & Alyosha, Matrimony, and The Falls. Our very own Ana Lee will be hosting and Lightning 100 will be broadcasting both Matrimony, and Ivan & Alyosha’s sets on air so if you cannot make it out to the show be sure to listen to Lightning 100 this Sunday night from 8-10 PM!
Ivan & Alyosha
Another powerhouse band coming out of the Seattle area, Ivan & Alyosha deliver intriguing lyrics through infectious harmonies supported by powerful melodies. Their latest effort, All the Times We Had, is the bands first full-length album to come after their two EP releases. Known for their high-energy live performances the band combines elements of folk, Americana, and rock in an impressive way that is sure to capture your attention. Take a listen to “Be Your Man”
Montibello Drive is this Charolette. North Carolina based bands highly anticipated debut album, and it was worth the wait. Matrimony has opened for a variety of acts such as Langhorne Slim, and Passion Pit. This energetic band has been performing and touring relentlessly and their connection as not only a band but a collective group of pairs of brothers and pairs of lovers alike. Take a listen to “Obey your Guns.”
Make sure you show up early to catch The Falls! This pair of songwriters have had romantic ups and downs in their lives that they are not afraid to write about and share with their fans. The twist is that the songs are about the romantic ups and downs of their own relationship, with each other. Truly an interesting pair this band will not disappoint. Take a listen to “Home”
Written by Jesse Nordstrom
Lightning 100 debuts “Scrapin’” by Blank Range. More info on the band coming soon!
Lightning 100, Team Green Adventures, and Metro Public Works’ Littering Is Wrong Too campaign came up with an idea to really push home the importance of keeping Nashville Clean, and now it’s turning into a pretty big deal! Mayor Karl Dean has issued an official proclimation to make this week Litter Free Nashville Week. Listen on Lightning 100 (WRLT 100.1 FM) all week long for littering facts, chances to win $100 Visa gift cards, and sample jingles from the Public Works’ Littering Is Wrong Too Jingle Contest! It all kicks off with an interview from the Mayor during our Morning show @ 9:30am Monday!
Metropolitan Nashville Department of Public Works and Lightning 100 encourage you to take action this week, and make a difference! To find resources for organizing your own cleanup event, or to get supplies donated to the cause, contact Metro Nashville Public Works at (615) 862-8418.
When: November 4-8th, 2013
Where: Nashville, TN
(… and all surrounding Greater Nashville areas, and surrounding counties!)
Cost: This is a free city-wide initiative. Let’s get started!
Trip Leader: YOU!
Difficulty: It’s easy to pick up litter as you pass by it! It’s also easy to win $100 (details below)!
Registration Deadline: Registration not required, but you can show support on Litter Free Nasvhille Week Facebook event page.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTESTING
When you are driving
Don’t throw trash out the window
Or we will find you
Write a haiku, post a Litter Free Caption Photo, or Retweet some pretty outstanding Litter Facts… and you could win a $100 Visa Gift Cards, compliments of Waste Management and Metro Public Works’Littering Is Wrong Too campaign! Individuals can enter in all three contesting opportunities, but is only eligible to win one. Check out the details below:
In the Music City when it comes to music nearly anything is possible. This city keeps us all guessing as to who will show up, sit in, or come out to watch a wide array of shows. It is easy to brush shoulders with a variety of different musicians, actors, and other varying people of interest on an almost daily basis. In essence a lot of very talented people reside in Nashville. With that being said it’s easy to see how the super-group Salvador Dali Parton was formed with such ease. What’s that? You have never heard of this band? Well that is probably based on the fact that this Sludge-metal super group has come and gone maybe not for good but certainly for now. The Band formed on Thursday of last week and featured Winston Marshall of Mumford and Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Gil Landry on guitar, Nashville folk rockers’ the Apache Relay’s Mike Harris on bass and JEFF the Brotherhood guitarist Jake Orrall on drums, and the band was fronted by Vaccines’ singer Justin Hayward-Young. The band spent Thursday and Friday writing and rehearsing songs for their six stop Nashville tour happening Saturday. That’s right six shows in one evening starting at the Hi-Watt, continuing on to The Exit/In where I first came in contact with the band, up next was The Stone Fox followed by Springwater, then headed over to a house party at the residence of Nashville’s own Diarrhea Planet, and finally wrapping up the night at FooBar.
When I ran into the members of Salvador Dali Parton at The Exit/In they had just finished their 30-minute set and were exiting the venue back stage to begin one of the fastest and slightly unorganized load out I had ever seen. Winston Marshall remarked, “They loved us” as he walked past me towards the band’s van. He returned moments later with half a bottle of whiskey and joined his band-mates in the ferocious load-out quickly realizing that the bottle of whiskey was more of a hindrance than anything. He quickly passed it off to me asking, “Hold this for me won’t you lad?” Before I knew it I had the bottle of whiskey in one hand while I was heaving microphone stands into the back of the band’s van. It was quite a scene to see the band members as they zipped past me Winston in drag, Hayward-Young a monk, Orral a ninja, Landry a priest, bassist Mike Harris sporting the face paint as a tribute to KISS. They tossed the last of the equipment into the van and were just about ready to be on their way. I called out to Winston to return his whiskey. With gratitude he came over to take back what was his and asked, “You coming to the other shows?” Before I could open my mouth he answered for me with a strike to my shoulder he stated, “Yes! All of them! See you there.” Into the van they hopped and drove off. My car brought up the rear of their caravan crisscrossing through Nashville throughout the night helping with the load-in or load-out when I could, and staying out of the way and observing when I was unnecessary. The Stone Fox, Springwater, and the house party were nearly impossible to get into because of the sheer amount of fans. The band’s onstage presence and energy was undeniable and electrified the crowd. I was honored to have tagged along with the band that will go down in history, Salvador Dali Parton.
Moral of the story: If Winston Marshall asks you to hold the whiskey, do not hesitate to say, “Yes.”
Written by: Jesse Nordstrom
The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala started their creative collaboration in 2012 with Heady Fwendswith. They’ve already announced the release of an EP where they’ll cover each other’s songs. What do you think of The Flaming Lips cover of “Elpehant”? Watch the video below.
Employing a stylish mix of arty, confessional bedroom pop and club-ready electro-rock that has drawn comparisons to the likes of Grimes, Lana Del Rey, and Sky Ferreira, New Zealand singer/songwriter Ella Yelich-O’Connor, who goes by the stage name Lorde, became an Internet sensation at the age of 16 with the video for her debut single, “Royals,” which garnered over 750,000 hits on YouTube. Her 2013 debut EP, The Love Club, hit the number one spot on both the New Zealand and Australian charts. The New Zealander continued her meteoric rise to fame in 2013 with a growing fan base and began sessions for her debut album, Pure Heroine, with producer Joel Little.
Want to see The Mowglis headline with Kopecky Family Band? Show your kindness by doing something kind for someone! Let us know what you did in a comment below and for the chance to win tickets with 3 of your friends will be chosen to have a VIP experience (parking, separate viewing area, mercy items, and concessions) at the show! Contest ends Tuesday, November 6th… go make someone’s day!
Hailing from somewhere in the Midwest, front lady Margo Price grew up in a farming town where music didn’t thrive. Fortunately, it did thrive in the more obscure parts of her lineage. Price traced her creative genes to a great-grandfather who played piano using only the black keys.
A restless soul brought her to Nashville in the early aughts where she met guitarist Jeremy Ivey. The two made a couple as well as co-writers and got married. In late 2008, they met bassist Matt Gardner whose guitar chops were so good, he eventually switched instruments. They added bassist Jason White later, and drummer Dillon Napier joined in late 2010.
Throughout the band’s formative decade, Buffalo Clover, even in its developmental stages, attracted a variety of talent. Price has worked on two different projects with Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes. Pianist Micah Hulscher, who plays with rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson on the road, recorded on Buffalo Clover’s last record, Low Down Time, and sometimes joins the band for live performances. They’ve also shared the stage with The Flaming Lips, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and legendary sax player Bobby Keys, proving their southern soul style can match up with anyone.
In the simplest terms, Buffalo Clover are vintage rock ‘n’ rollers, but the South tends to creep in. This brand of southern soul bears a striking resemblance to their idols, the Rolling Stones and The Band. Taking a cue from Bob Dylan with a lyrical poeticism inspired by the troubled times, and Janis Joplin with her rough-hewn-but-honest, bottom-of-the-heart soulful lilt, Buffalo Clover emulate their musical paragons in a style of their own.
Never playing the same show twice, the band’s genuineness translates to a loyal local fan base. It makes them just as much at home playing in the UK, which they toured last summer, as The 5 Spot in East Nashville.
Ever the victims of wanderlust, what Buffalo Clover has in mind for 2013 is getting back to those places, in both Europe and the states, and continuing to bring the southern soul to a wider audience.
How would you like to be King for a Day? Lightning 100 is partnering with Live Nation to give one lucky listener the royal experience at Kings of Leon show at Bridgestone Arena on February 7th. Submit a photo of yourself dressed as a “King” for the chance to win two tickets to the show, limo ride from Grand Avenue, and dinner before the show! All photos should be submitted to email@example.com. Bonus points if you post the photo on Facebook and tag Lightning 100 and #kingforaday.
Franz Ferdinand performing live in the Lightning 100 studio in Nashville, TN before their performance at Cannery Ballroom Oct 15, 2013. Alex and Nick play “Love Illumination” and “Right Action” on acoustic Gibson Guitars.
It’s another beautiful week in Nashville Tennessee. The leaves are beginning to change, and sweater weather is upon us! So when people ask you what you have “On Tap” this Thursday night you can answer them with “Just that!” This Thursday at the Tin Roof, On Tap presents, Roots Of A Rebellion, Phin, and Nava Hotel for free! Jackalope Brewery sponsors this free even starting at 8 pm. Come on down Thursday Night to pair your local brews with local tunes.
Roots of a Rebellion
A common misconception of an outsider to Nashville is that we as a city only produce Country music and what a misconception it is! Roots of a Rebellion are here to prove just that! These Nashville natives combine an impressive mix of reggae, soul, and rock and are just looking to spread good vibes to the music city and beyond! Sharing the stage with such acts as, The Wailers, Slightly Stoopid, Tribal Seeds, North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, and Cas Haley its hard to deny that these boys are on their way. Take a listen to “Giving Tree”
This young band met when they all attended Trevecca University here in Nashville and have been making waves in the music city ever since.last week they opened up for Lord Huron at Third and Lindsley for Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday night take a listen to their set here!
Another Band just established this year is Nava Hotel. Describing themselves on their Facebook as “loud ass rock music” and have been described by others as, “a fantastic representation of the local underground sound that is on fire right now.” Take a look at their hula hoopin’ new video for their song “Only Son”