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  • Harlem - Hippies

  • The Temper Trap - Conditions

  • The White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights

  • Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record

  • Arcade Fire - The Suburbs


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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Win tickets to Foo Fighters

Donate food for a chance to win!

Donate food for a chance to win!

Are you one of the lucky few that got a ticket to Foo Fighters at Ryman on Halloween?  If it makes you feel any better, most of the Lightning 100 staff did not get one either.  Lightning 100 has one more shot for you to get a pair of tickets.  Join us at Edley’s 12th South from 1-3pm with a food donation for Second Harvest for a chance to win.  The official rules are posted below.

1.  Nonperishable Food Donations will be accepted from 1pm to 3pm at Edley’s BBQ located at 2706 12th Ave S. Nashville, TN

2.  No purchase necessary.  Must 18 years of age or older to participate in the Foo Fighters giveaway.  Must show valid ID at the time of entry.

3.  Each Five pounds of nonperishable food donated earns one additional entry for a chance to win 2 seats (winner’s name will be placed on a guest list) to the Foo Fighters concert on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Ryman Auditorium

4.  Food will be weighed onsite by a Second Harvest Food Bank representative and donation receipt given.  One additional entry for every 5lb’s on nonperishable food.

5.  All food donations will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

6.  Winner will be announced onsite at approximately 3:30pm CST. Must be present to win.

7.  Must arrive & be in line by 3:00pm CST

8.  Most needed items are peanut butter, canned meat (chicken/tuna), canned fruit and vegetables, soups and stews, pasta and cereal.

9.  Monetary donations will not be accepted for entry in the giveaway.

10.  Winner cannot already have purchased tickets to the Foo Fighters concert at The Ryman Auditorium on 10/31/14.

11.   Please go to  for more specific information on ticketing.

To learn more about Second Harvest and our mission, please visit


Nashville Sunday Night: Desert Noises

Desert Noises

Desert Noises

Said to “hit the sweet spot between Mumford & Son’s power-folk and My Morning Jacket’s passionate post-Southern rock”, Roadkill Ghost Choir headlines this week’s Nashville Sunday Night, Live from 3rd & Lindsley. Brothers Andrew, Zach, and Maxx Shepard, with friends Stephen Garza and Kiffy Meyer, makeup this alternative rock band from DeLand, Florida. In Tongues, their debut full-length album, was released this past summer and received wide critical acclaim. The group’s accolades include touring with Band of Horses and performing on the David Letterman Show, as well as festival inclusions at Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Lollapalooza.

Desert Noises will open up for Roadkill Ghost Choir this week at Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday Night. In order to establish a reputation as a “must-see live act”, Desert Noises has spent the majority of its time touring. Leaving behind their family and friends, front man Kyle Henderson and fellow band-mates hit the road three years ago to begin touring relentlessly, and haven’t stopped since. 27 Ways, the group’s most recent album, features “beat-oriented soul” as well as “classic psychedelic rock” influences, and pays tribute to their decision to leave their Utah Valley homes in pursuit of music.

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Foo Fighters play Ryman on Halloween

Best gig poster ever!

Best gig poster ever!

Here is the info we have posted on Foo Fighters Facebook page about their Halloween show at Ryman Auditorium!

Friday, October 31st
Ryman Auditorium
Tickets on sale Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 10am

Doors Open 8:30 pm.
#SonicHighways Screening followed by FF.

* This event is open to All Ages
* Please see ticket for Costume policies
* All seats for this show are electronic Ticketmaster Paperless Tickets ONLY
* At ENTRY you must provide the CREDIT CARD USED TO PURCHASE AND VALID PHOTO ID. Name on credit card must match photo ID.
* Entire party MUST enter the venue at the same time.
* Gift cards and single use credit cards may not be used to purchase paperless tickets.
* Ticket Limit of 2 per household


Hozier Secret Show

Live at William Colliers

Live at William Colliers

Lightning 100 was able to hook up a few lucky listeners for a private performance with Hozier over at William Colliers.  Hozier sold out two night stand at Exit/In and then Ryman Auditorium within the first year of his debut album.  Guess who played his single first?   To thank Lightning 100, Hozier performed “To Be Alone” and his hit single “Take Me To Church“.  Click here to watch the HD video performance!

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Shakey Graves debut “Dearly Departed”

Not actually the Lightning 100 studio

Not actually the Lightning 100 studio

“The first album was me wanting to burn down my life, cut my hair off, and run screaming into the woods,” says Alejandro Rose-Garcia. “This album is the trials and tribulations of becoming domesticated, letting people into your world and letting go of selfishness-the story of becoming a pair, losing that, and reconciling with the loss and gain of love.”

Rose-Garcia is professionally known as Shakey Graves, and with his new record, And the War Came, he extends the ground-emotionally and sonically-broken by his 2011 self-released debut album, Roll the Bones, which brought him national acclaim and, three years later, still ranks near the top of Bandcamp’s digital best-seller charts.

Roll the Bones established the powerful, mesmerizing Shakey Graves sound of Rose-Garcia accompanying himself on guitar and a handmade kick drum built out of an old suitcase. NPR Music named him one of 10 artists music fans “should’ve known in 2012,” describing him as “astonishing…unclassifiably original. And frighteningly good.” Paste included him in a “Best of What’s Next” feature, praising his “gnarly composite of blues and folk,” while The New York Times observed that Shakey Graves “makes the one-man band approach look effortless.”

But while this distinctive arrangement continued to earn him an ever-expanding fan base on the road, Rose-Garcia knew that he wanted the follow-up to achieve something different. “With the first album, I didn’t have any expectations except my own,” he says. “This time, I was making something people were going to listen to out of the gate. I tried to maintain everything I enjoy about recording, the weird homemade aspect, but I was seeking a new, shining sound quality. The concepts for the songs are a little bigger. This is not the ‘Mr, Folk, Hobo Mountain’ album-it’s more of the Cyborg Shakey Graves. It’s definitely the next step in the staircase.”

An experienced actor who had a recurring role on Friday Night Lights and appeared in several of Robert Rodriguez films, Rose-Garcia started making music as part of New York City’s “anti-folk” scene. While knocking around the underground music community in Los Angeles, he saw a performance by one-man band Bob Log III that pointed his work in a new direction. Since returning to Austin, Rose-Garcia has become so closely associated with his hometown that for the last three years, Austin has celebrated “Shakey Graves Day” by mayoral proclamation.

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Boom Forest debuts Baby Teeth

Boom Forest is the spiritual wailings of John Paul Roney from the automated woods of Tomorrow…..and that’s all we know about Boom Forest.  Wanting to know more?  Come see Boom Forest at 12th and Porter for a FREE show for Friday Afternoon Live.

Baby Teeth by Boom Forest from Elder on Vimeo.


Nashville Sunday Night – LP

LP-Nashville Sunday Night

LP performing at Peter Nappi

“What I love about Nashville is that there’s such a sense of family here,” claims Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter LP (Laura Pergolizzi) as she sits in Nashville’s own Peter Nappi, a premium Tuscan leather footwear and goods boutique. Born and raised in New York, LP first began her career as a musician in 1998 when she was seen performing by David Lowery of the band Cracker, who later began to help her produce her debut album Heart-Shaped Scar.  As her career escalated, LP eventually landed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records, which ultimately lead to the release of her most recent album Forever for Now.

This past September, LP performed at Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival as well as Lightning 100’s weekly concert series Nashville Sunday Night, a live broadcast live from 3rd and Lindsley. “Night Like This”, the leading single from her 2014 album Forever for Now, received airplay on Lightning 100 and was a huge hit during her performance of the song at Nashville Sunday Night. “Night Like This was really fun last night…it was the first time I had seen people really respond to that song,” LP says in this week’s video episode of the live broadcast, “it was more of a communal thing”, she remarks, “I enjoy that part of it.”

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Blocktober Fest 2014


Vinyl Thief in-studio

Photo of Grayson Proctor of Vinyl Thief

Photo of Grayson Proctor of Vinyl Thief

Lightning 100 recently had Vinyl Thief into the LC studio before #BlocktoberFest.  You’ve been hearing “Middle of the Night” on 100.1 FM, now hear a live version  and “Faces” off their recently release Phantoms.  Vinyl Thief is offering a free download of “Middle of the Night” on their Facebook page.  See Vinyl Thief live on November 8th at Stone Fox.

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Repeat Repeat In-studio In-studio

Repeat Repeat stopped by the LC studio to give us a little preview before their show this Saturday at #BlocktoberFest.  Check out their in-studio performance of a special version of “Not the One” and an unreleased track “Hooks” off their upcoming album.  Repeat Repeat will be sharing the stage with Walk the Moon, sElf, Tristen, Scars on 45, Boom Forest and Vinyl Thief.  Click here to get your tickets in advance for only $15.  Tickets will be $20 day of show.


Coaster to Copper Rules

Bluemoon and Lightning 100’s Ski Trip to Copper Mountain




Please read these official rules carefully.

This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or
associated with, Facebook.


  1. No Beer Purchase Necessary.  Sweepstakes open to residents of Tennessee who are 21 years of age or older.  Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 AM on October 15, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM on December 10, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Period”).  Void where prohibited.


  1. Two (2) Ways to Enter for a chance to win: (a) Internet: Visit HTTP:// and follow the online instructions to complete and submit an online entry.  (b) Paper entry: Visit the Lightning 100 station- 1310 Clinton Street suite 215, Nashville TN 37203 and request a paper entry during normal business hours, weekdays Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. All entries must be received and recorded during the Sweepstakes Period.  Sponsor’s designated official judging organization’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes.  No other forms of entry are valid.  Limit one (1) entry per person per day.


  1. Neither Blue Moon Brewing Company, LLC (“Sponsor”), Tuned- In Broadcasting nor its agencies are responsible for lost, late, misdirected, unintelligible, returned or undelivered entries, telephone calls, text messages, email, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Website, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, miscommunications, failed computer, network, telephone, satellite or cable hardware or software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of this Sweepstakes or Website, or act in violation of the Official Rules, or act in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person, or violate Website’s terms of service, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified.  Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by Website users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in this Sweepstakes, and assumes no responsibility for any errors, omission, deletion, interruption or delay in operation or transmission or communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized Website access.  Any use of robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries, and may subject that entrant to disqualification.  Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes.  Should any portion of Sweepstakes be, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes, and randomly select the winners from valid entries received prior to action taken, or otherwise as may be deemed fair and equitable by the Sponsor.  The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the ISP or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.  All materials submitted become the property of Tuned In Broadcasting and will not be returned.


  1. Winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about December 11, 2014 from among all eligible entries received by Tuned-In Broadcasting, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  Winner may not substitute or transfer prize, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with prize of equal or greater value.


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WRLT/Bluemoon Brewing Company Ski Trip to Copper Mountain SWEEPSTAKES


No Beer Purchase Necessary.  Sweepstakes open to residents of Tennessee who are 21 years of age or older.  Enjoy 3 night, Thursday to Sunday, Ski Trip package for 2 to Copper Mountain. This packages include round-trip airfare, lift tickets for two (2) people for two (2) days, and a $250 Visa Gift Card. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 AM on October 15, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM on December 10, 2014.  To enter, visit and follow the online instructions to complete and submit an online entry or fill out a paper entry form at 1310 Clinton Street Suite 215, Nashville TN.  See Official Rules for complete details.  Void where prohibited.




Caption Contest: Zombie Beer Fest

nashville zombie beer fest

This October 31st, you’re not going to want to miss Nashville’s Premier Halloween event, the Zombie Beer Fest! Located inside the grounds at Nashville Shores, you’ll pick your way through pumpkins and ghoulish decorations of all kinds. Zombies will be serving you seasonal beers from 40 different brewers from 6pm to Midnight, but don’t worry, they’ll be working for tips, not brains! Various forms of spooky entertainment will abound and costumes are encouraged! So come out and celebrate a night of mischief, entertainment, and most importantly, beer!   Want to win two tickets to Zombie Brew Fest?  Leave a caption on the photo above for a chance to win.  Comments must be approved by admin.


The Future – Feel Something


Everyone is curious to what the Future will bring. Is it honest? Is it urgent? Is it enduring? The Future brings all this and more with their contagious, tightly layered tracks that will force even the most inept soul to cut a rug.

If you fused the dynamic vocal style of Prince with Spoon’s tight minimalist pop hooks and a bit of Arcade Fire’s heights of grandeur, you’d kindle a spark that is the Future.
The indie-pop quartet is made up of brothers, Adam and Jordan Culver, and childhood friend Eric Sadowsky, who left their native North Dakota to pursue their music careers. Picking up Bryan Feece in Bloomington, Indiana, the foursome then settled into the intimate, yet competitive Nashville music scene.
“Being in a band with my brother and two life-long friends is great because we don’t have any problems with ego or arguing. Everyone just wants what’s best for the song,” says bassist Jordan Culver.
Frontman, Adam Culver’s compelling vocal caliber and volatile stage presence is tempered by Jordan Culver’s smooth bass melodies and slow builds. Guitarist, Eric Sadowsky’s artistry provides a sturdy yet delicate touch, reflective of his classic rock and funk influences, while drummer Bryan Feece’s expertise stems from a passion for precision and improvisation of art rock.  Together, the Future produces a powerful and engaging listening experience, be it live or from the studio.
“The live shows are like an eruption to me,” says singer Adam Culver. “I don’t know what it feels like for the crowd, but for us it’s all spasm and catharsis. We don’t have any choice in the matter, we have to play these songs like our lives depend on it. Which I guess they do.”  The Future plans to release a single each month, which will be available in a limited physical run of 25 artistic handmade covers each.  “If one person will sing the song back at me, all is right in the world for those three minutes,” Adam says.


Scars on 45 in-studio

Aimee Driver and Danny Bemrose

Aimee Driver and Danny Bemrose

  Scars on 45 return to studio to talk about the release of their sophomore album Safety in Numbers.  They first visited the WRLT studio in 2011, click here to check out their performance of “Give Me Something”.  We recorded two new in-studio videos including single “Crazy For You” and “Golden” off Safety in Numbers live in LC Studio on 100.1 FM.   Lt. Dan also posted the full audio interview via SoundCloud.  Hurry up and get your tickets to see them live this Saturday at Lightning 100’s #BlocktoberFest featuring Walk the Moon, sElf, Boom Forest, repeat repeat, Vinyl Thief, Tristen, and Scars on 45!

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Ásgeir Secret Show at 12th and Porter


Kink Ador debuts “Hold On Tight”


Kink Ador is the rock band of artist and songwriter Sharon Koltick. The singer-bassist-trumpet-blowing empress spent her youth raging along the Indiana highways in a slick Camaro with T-tops. She cruised those highways with no turns, listening at full volume to the folk music of her Midwestern tribe, classic rock and roll. Sharon was raised by two emotional and sensitive scientists who had an obsession with the music of Bob Dylan. This life led to the spiritual awakening of the rocker babe within. The urges inside her heart had to be felt out loud.

Influenced by bands such as The Talking Heads, Queens of the Stone Age, The Police, Lou Reed, PJ Harvey, The Clash, David Bowie, The Dead Weather, Elvis Costello, and Nick Cave, Kink Ador’s music delivers with a driving, straight-ahead clarity hard to find in a post-pop wasteland. Koltick brings a sense of purpose and controlled fury to the fore. Her voice conjures the hiding spirit, both power-packed and expressive.

The band is based out of Nashville, TN, with Michael Kisak on guitar, and Jon Mann on drums, the trio has shared the stage with bands such as Wye Oak, Mona, Chancellor Warhol, Empires, Clinic, and performed at US Festivals CMJ, Summerfest, Oranje, Snowball, and in Canada at CMW and Indie Music Week. In Rome, Italy Sharon has collaborated with Italian composer Andrea Farri and their music has appeared in Italian films and theater productions.

Kink Ador’s latest release “Free World” (2013) produced by Ken Coomer is a righteous ride through the American dream with songs like “Pilgrim Song” a moody soaring anthem which sounds like a Pink Floyd song from the future, with gospel singers on the chorus singing “across the land/across the sea/ some lay above/some lay below.” the lyrics discuss the idea of finding home. The record is also highlighted by the punk riff-rock hyper ballad, “Road to Hell,” which describes the dark downward spiral of love, with cheerful lyrics “with my girls we talk/we love to people watch/when were on the road.” For the latest news go to:


Erin McCarley and Boom Forest in-studio

Erin McCarely and Boom Forest Let Me Love You

Erin McCarley(left) Boom Forest (center) K.S. Rhodes’s shoulder(right)

Erin McCarley and Boom Forest debut “Let Me Love You” in the LC studio on 100.1 FM.  Boom Forest will be performing at Lightning 100’s Blocktober Fest on October 18th with Walk the Moon, Self, repeat repeat, Tristen and Vinyl Thief.  Hurry up and get your discount tickets to the show.

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Alanna Royale in-studio

Alanna Royale stops by the Lightning 100 studio to promote their sophomore release Achilles.  Check out their performance which includes “Cop Car”, “18”, and Alanna’s shoe size.  Click here to listen to the entire album by Alanna Royale.


Walk the Moon debuts “Shut Up and Dance”


Please recycle!

Praised by many for their “swirly pop beats, infectious guitar riffs, and loud, sing-a-long choruses”, Walk the Moon’s live performances won’t leave you disappointed. Based out of Cincinnati, Ohio and formed by lead singer Nicholas Petricca, Walk the Moon underwent several member changes until 2010 when Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, and Eli Maiman joined Petricca to complete the group. That same year, in November of 2010, the group independently released their debut album i want! i want! and quickly began receiving airplay for the track “Anna Sun” on many radio stations, including Lightning 100. The success of “Anna Sun” put Walk the Moon on the Billboard charts, and in the following June of 2012, the group signed with RCA Records and released their first, official, self-titled album Walk the Moon. Since recording their debut album, Walk the Moon has performed at several music festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Sasquatch, and have played alongside acts such as the Local Natives, Grouplove, Young the Giant, and Fun. On September 10th, 2014 the band released their newest single “Shut Up and Dance” in order to promote their third studio album expected to drop later this year.

On Saturday October 18th, 2014, Walk the Moon will be performing at Lightning 100’s Marathon Village Blocktoberfest. The block party will begin at 2:00 pm and feature Walk the Moon, as well as Self, Boomforest, Vinyl Thief, Repeat Repeat, and Scars on 45. You don’t want to miss out on all of this great music, so click here to get your tickets today!


James Bay secret show

Some lucky Lightning 100 listeners got a chance to sit in on a James Bay secret show that took place before his two sold out shows with Hozier in Nashville, TN. Bay played four songs including “If You Ever Wanna Be In Love”, “Let it Go” off of his new EP, “Move Together” and “When We Were On Fire”. Here is an audio clip of the performance.


Lt. Dan interviews Broken Bells at Ryman

Lt. Dan Buckley interviews James Mercer and Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse of Broken Bells backstage before their debut at Ryman Auditorium.


Hozier and James Bay Secret Show


Caption Contest: Spoon Meet and Greet


Do You Evah want to meet Spoon?  Now is your chance!  Leave a caption on the photo posted above for a chance to see Spoon perform live in the LC Studio and meet the band!  Comments must be approved by Lightning 100.  Listeners must be available Friday this morning.

Winner: “…so boys, that’s when your mother and I decided to get out of the swingers’ scene” – Stephen



Artist of the Week: Juhi


Since her debut on Season Five of NBC’s The Voice, the name Juhi has rung a bell in many households. Although the show was a major part of her life, the young singer-songwriter does not feel defined by it. Rather, it gave her a fan base to anxiously await the release of her EP. Juhi, born in Norfolk, VA calls Nashville home, and as of February 2014, at only age seventeen, has already released her first EP, Stress Case.

“It all came from a really raw place. All of it has a spur of the moment kind of feel. When people listen to it, I want them to feel that genuineness. The cool thing about music is that lyrics are kind of like poetry, meant to be interpreted however people want to. I want them to listen to the words with the music and translate their feelings into the music off the EP.” – Juhi

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Vinyl Thief debuts “Middle Of The Night” on WRLT

Vinyl Thief Smooth

Vinyl Thief drinking coffee

 Since their 2010 release of the Control EP – followed by singles White Light (2011), Rebel Hill (2012) and latest Smooth (2013) – they have garnered much attention from Nashville and fans beyond. Grayson hasn’t found his favorite track on the album yet but he said he knows it will happen once they begin playing it live.
“I am really proud of the entire record though, front to back. There’s a lot of heart and soul laid out pretty clearly. It goes through loss, avoidance, and acceptance, in a lot of different forms. We’re trying to get it out as soon as possible.” – Grayson
So, with much anticipation we wait to bath in the pool where Vinyl Thief’s distinct sounds and creativity have collected. In the meantime, Lightning 100 has helped us to revel in older tracks, especially as they gave the featured artist of the week extra air time and made plenty of “Smooth” picks for local audiences.
“Lightning 100 is no doubt one of the biggest influences on Nashville’s music culture. If you look at how big the crowds were at Live on the Green this year, there’s no doubt about that. High five on that one Lightning!” – Grayson
There’s also no doubt that Nashville is loving these guys for what they’ve made together, but each member of the band brings a unique something that makes the whole thing work. To say the least, Vinyl Thief is one energetic, diverse compilation of kindred spirits.
Grayson – Singin’, dancin’, and synthesizin – “I grew up in Texas. I wasn’t country enough for Texas, so I moved to Nashvillle… smart thinking. My mom and I shared a love for anyone with a serious voice and a serious attitude: Steven Tyler, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, and the like. She had Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith on vinyl, but we didn’t have a record player because it was the 90′s and that wasn’t cool anymore/yet. But I had it in my room and would listen to the tape while looking at the record.”
Logan – guitars – “I grew up going to see KISS with my dad one month, and then seeing U2 the next. If that doesn’t make you want to be a musician, who knows what will. I would listen to records on repeat, while reading a book about the record I was listening to.”


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