Music City Big Break was created to showcase the best talented up and coming musical artists in catching that all elusive, first “Big Break!” You probably recognize most of these names from Lightning 100 spinning their tunes. Learn a little more about the first round of competition happening on November 17th.
Nodaway: New pop/indie rock band to the Nashville music scene. Currently attending Belmont University, lead singer Chris creates a blend of danceable yet intelligent in his music. Their single “Hairspray” is being play on Lightning 100 now and checkout the exciting music video to it:
Roots of a Rebellion: Killer reggae/rock/dub band that create original music through the love and energy they experience on a daily basis. They’ve opened for The Wailers, NeedToBreathe, Slightly Stoopid, and may more. Recently played at the Red Rocks Amphitheater on tour, check out the acoustic video of “Stronger” recorded there with Zach Fowler of Sun-Dried Vibes:
The Bandoliers: Rock band with a health does of bluesy swagger. Current album out is called Leslie, and their most recent release was a groovy music video to the album single. Third album to be released early 2016 with a tour to support the album.
Whoa Dakota: Since the release of her latest EP I’m a Liar this year, lead singer Jessica has truly come into her own. Building on the blues-based roots of her former band, she has grown her musical interests and influences, resulting in an amalgam of digital pop and R&B. The newly released first single “Banshee” has been spinning on Lightning 100, and she continues to generate a solid buzz with her newly-founded solo efforts.
The Harmaleighs: Composed of Haley (guitar/vocals) and Kaylee (bass/vocals), in 2013 they found a mutual love for folk/americana and have been creating music together ever since. Their memorable melodies and attention grabbing lyrics will keep you wanting more if their awkwardly funny stage banter doesn’t. Latest album Pretty Picture, Dirt Brush is out now!
Frances and the Foundation: Rock/alternative/indie band originally from Colorado. The band encompasses the 90’s music that teenage angsters always look for, in the best possible way. They’ve opened for Alabama Shakes and The Gaslight Anthem. Look forward to a full-length record coming early 2016.
Future Unlimited: Upon realizing their common interest in classic punk, newwave, postpunk and everything in between, the band creates a thoroughly studies and unique sound of past, present, and future. Their live show has evolved to incorporate an intricate and detailed light show as well as embracing real bass, guitar, drums, and vocals.
Yumi and the System: Described as the grunge-rock cousins to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. With strict punk beats, darling melodies, and seasoned with electronic flavor, you don’t want to miss this energy filled duo live. Most recent album release Wonders of Origin is out now with a video to the single “Day Of The Tiger”.