Live On The Green 2014 Teaser

LIGHTNING 100’S LIVE ON THE GREEN MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2014 DATES

AUGUST 14, 21, 28

THREE-DAY FESTIVAL TO SERVE AS FINALE EVENT

SEPTEMBER 4, 5, 6

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ALL DATES REMAIN FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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2014 FEATURES EXPANDED ARTIST LINE-UP AND FESTIVAL SITE 

OFFICIAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT JUNE 26, 2014

VIP TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 26, 2014

Nashville, TN (April 23, 2014) – Live On The Green Music Festival organizers and representatives from Lightning 100, along with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, announced a number of exciting changes to Live On The Green Music Festival today. In its sixth year, Nashville’s premiere free music series, which takes place at Public Square Park in downtown Nashville, will kick off the 2014 season with three consecutive Thursdays - August 14, 21, 28 and wrap up with a weekend finale planned for September 4, 5 and 6.

“As we approached our sixth year, we knew we wanted to grow the event in a way that would offer our guests an even bigger, better experience,” said Lester Turner, Executive Producer of Live On The Green and President of Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc. “We decided that adjusting our schedule was the best way to accomplish that goal. In 2014, Live On The Green will graduate from a weekly concert series to a full-fledged music festival featuring an expanded artist line-up and festival site, longer hours, and a new schedule. Of course, as always, all events will remain free and open to the public.”

 

In addition to more free music, fans will also enjoy an expanded festival site. As with previous years, the site footprint will encompass all of 3rd Avenue between Union Street and James Robertson Parkway, and for the first time will extend up Deaderick Street to 4th Avenue. This additional city block of space will allow the festival to provide a greater number of food, retail and entertainment offerings.

 

“Live On The Green continues to grow its fan base while also continuing to bring local and national artists to perform on Nashville’s front lawn – our Public Square,” Mayor Dean said. “I want to congratulate Lester Turner and his team for making this free music festival one of the top events in the country. I am pleased to see the addition of a free weekend festival that will showcase live music and all that Nashville has to offer to local residents and visitors alike.”

 

 

LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT:

The 2014 Live On The Green artist lineup will be announced on Thursday, June 26, 2014, the same day that VIP ticket packages will go on sale. Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem winner, Phin, has already been announced as the first artist to perform at the 2014 festival. Phin survived 28 rounds to beat 32 other bands to earn the winning slot on the 2014 Live On The Green artist lineup.

 

LIVE ON THE GREEN 2014 SPONSORS INCLUDE:

Lightning 100, Erie Insurance, Regions Bank, MillerCoors, Tenth & Blake Brewing Co., Coca Cola, Piedmont Natural Gas, Carl Black Chevrolet, TVA Green Power Switch, Doubletree by Hilton-Nashville, Team Green Adventures, Pareto Realty, Friendly Arctic Printing & Design, Bacon & Caviar Gourmet Catering, Green Village Recycling, Mountain Creative Agency, Sitemason, Inc. and Pioneer Coach.

 

VISIT LIVE ON THE GREEN ONLINE AT:

Website: liveonthegreen.net

Twitter: @liveonthegreen (hashtag: #LOTG2014)

Facebook: facebook.com/liveonthegreen

Instagram: instagram.com/liveonthegreen

YouTube: youtube.com/liveonthegreen

Pinterest: pinterest.com/liveonthegreen

 

Comprehensive media and event information is available at (PDF): www.liveonthegreen.net/2014

Additional, downloadable high resolution photos can be found on the Live On The Green Facebook page.

 

VIP TICKETS & PACKAGES:

While the festival is free and open to the public, Live On The Green offers an exclusive VIP area for those guests interested in a premium experience. VIP ticket-holders will enjoy access to the VIP Lightning Lounge with benefits including exclusive stage access, private restrooms, comfortable shaded areas with open seating, complimentary catering provided by some of Nashville’s favorite restaurants, as well as complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. VIP tickets and packages go on sale June 26, 2014 at www.liveonthegreen.net.

 

ABOUT LIVE ON THE GREEN MUSIC FESTIVAL:

Produced and presented by Lightning 100.1 FM, Live On The Green is Nashville’s premiere free outdoor music festival. Since its inception in 2009, more than 200,000 fans from 29 states and 10 countries have attended Live On The Green. The festival has hosted more than 70 artists, including Alabama Shakes, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Matt & Kim, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Matt Nathanson, The Wallflowers, Citizen Cope, Dr. John, The Wailers and more.

 

ABOUT LIGHTNING 100: 

WRLT Lightning 100.1FM is Nashville’s Independent Radio Station and the proud founder of the Live On The Green Music Festival.

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Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival Lineup 2014

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Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival has become a cherished event that the city of San Francisco has embraced as fans from across the country flock to spend an incomparable weekend in one of America’s greatest parks. Each year, festival organizers ensure that every facet of the event highlights the Bay Area and all of the components that make it one of the most desirable places to live and visit. They also like to the say thank you to the city and the local communities surrounding the park by giving back in substantial ways. In its first six years, Outside Lands has raised over $8.3 million for the benefit of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. Based on a 2011 economic study, it is estimated that the festival generates over $70 million annually to the San Francisco economy.

TICKETS GO ON SALE THURSDAY APRIL 10 AT 10AM PDT

VIA WWW.SFOUTSIDELANDS.COM

The confirmed Outside Lands 2014 lineup is below:

Kanye West, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Killers, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, Tiësto, Death Cab For Cutie, Disclosure, The Flaming Lips, Ray LaMontagne, Spoon, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Atmosphere, Cut Copy, Tegan & Sara, Duck Sauce, Haim, Chromeo, Ben Howard, Lykke Li, Chvrches, Paolo Nutini, Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves, Local Natives, Jenny Lewis,Grouplove, John Butler Trio, Tycho, The Kooks
SBTRKT, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, Boys Noize, Phosphorescent, Run the Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike), Deer Tick, Holy Ghost!, Warpaint, Flume, Lucius , Typhoon, Dum Dum Girls, The Soul Rebels, Gold Panda, Christopher Owens, Bleachers, Big Freedia, Jagwar Ma

Greensky Bluegrass, Imelda May, Watsky, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Valerie June, Mikal Cronin, Woods, Vance Joy, The Brothers Comatose, Gardens & Villa, Jonathan Wilson, Tumbleweed Wanderers, Givers, Are, Courtney Barnett, Bear Hands, Finish Ticket, The Districts, RayLand Baxter, Night Terrors of 1927, Trails and Ways, Nocona

More artists, restaurants, wineries to be announced in the coming weeks; check out  www.sfoutsidelands.com

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Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup

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Lightning 100 Unplugged

Hey, Ana Lee here. I wanted to let you know I’m hosting Lightning 100 Unplugged now Sunday’s from 9:30am to 11am. Rare, alternate and acoustic versions of songs from the Lightning 100 library. This past Sunday’s show focused on Backstage at Bonnaroo performances captured by Lightning 100 as we anticipate the Bonnaroo line up announcement Wed., Feb 19.
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Also included were two songs from Lord Huron’s Not So Secret, Secret Show for Lightning 100 listeners, Thursday February 13.

ArtistSong TitleBackstage BonnarooSun 2/16/14
Umphries McGeeThat’s The WayBackstage Bonnaroo
Iron and WineTree By The RiverBackstage Bonnaroo
CalexicoSplitterBackstage Bonnaroo
Walk The MoonLife During WartimeBackstage Bonnaroo
GomezSee The WorldBackstage Bonnaroo
Jason IsbellTraveling AloneBackstage Bonnaroo
Brett DennenShe’s MineBackstage Bonnaroo
Ben HarperIn The ColorsBackstage Bonnaroo
Black KeysTen Cent PistolBackstage Bonnaroo
Citizen CopeSon’s Gonna RiseBackstage Bonnaroo
LuciusTurn It AroundBackstage Bonnaroo
Frank TurnerThe Way I Tend To BeBackstage Bonnaroo
Alt-JBreeze BlocksBackstage Bonnaroo
Portugal. The ManPurple, Yellow, Red and BlueBackstage Bonnaroo
Local NativesBreakersBackstage Bonnaroo
The RubensMy GunBackstage Bonnaroo
Nobody Right, Nobody WrongMichael FrantiBackstage Bonnaroo
Take A WalkPassion PitBackstage Bonnaroo
Lord HuronUntil The Night TurnsSecret Show
Lord HuronLonesome DreamsSecret Show

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Festival Lineup Season!

hangout-crowdsjpg-37199c7e2bb0ab0dIt’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right y’all it is festival line up season and boy oh boy a bounty of spectacular announcements have been made regarding music gatherings across the nation. With more and more festivals popping up every year sometimes it is hard to keep up with all of the locations, bands, and dates that come with the territory. Lucky for you, here at Lightning 100 we are long time festival junkies and we have the sunburns and wristbands to prove it.

 

Hangout Music Fest

Dates: May 16-18

Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama

Tickets: Go on sale January 16 @ 10 A.M.

                        3 Day passes start at $229

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Music festivals are magnificent in nearly any location, but when the gathering is on a beach well, it just doesn’t get much better than that. Created in 2010, Hangout has steadily grown in attendees and continues to draw larger and larger acts. This year is no exception.

Headliners include: The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, and Jack Johnson.

Our favorite bands from Nashville include: Moon Taxi, Wild Cub, Diareeha Planet, The Wans, John and Jacob, The Lonely Biscuits, Los Colognes

Other Lightning 100 Favorites: The Avett Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Amos Lee, Connor Oberst, Portugal the Man, Fitz and the Tantrums, Capital Cities, NEEDTOBREATHE, Bastille, Trombone Shorty, The 1975, ALO, Little Green Cars, Shakey Graves, and many more.

Checkout the full line up and any and all information regarding Hangout Music Fest at their website, http://hangoutmusicfest.com

 CounterPoint Music Festival

Dates: April 25-27

Location: Kingston Downs, Georgia

Tickets: Advance Tickets On Sale Now

                        3 Day passes start at $180

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Dubbed as “the cure for the common festival” CounterPoint debuted in 2012 at Kingston Downs, home of the Atlanta Steeplechase. Again a steadily growing festival with an obvious electronic/ EDM influence this festival is a quick shot south for the fine people of Nashville looking to get away for the weekend and kick of festival season the right way.

Headliners include: Outkast, Pretty Lights, Foster The People, STS9

Our favorite bands from Nashville include: Moon Taxi, Wild Cub, and Five Knives

Other Lightning 100 favorites: Matt & Kim, Sleigh Bells, Phantogram, Rubblebucket

Checkout the full line up and any and all information regarding CounterPoint Music Festival at their website, http://www.counterpointfestival.com

 Firefly Music Festival

Dates: June 19-22

Location: Dover, Delaware

Tickets: Go on sale January 20 @ 11 A.M. CST

                        4 day passes start at $249

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Established in 2012 Firefly takes place in The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway and tries to provide “an open-air festival on the East coast with plenty of outdoor camping much like Bonnaroo.” “The East Coast’s premiere music experience”, has seen rapid growth since 2012 and has a spectacular line-up this year, take a look.

Headliners include: Foo Fighters, Outkast, Jack Johnson

Our favorite bands from Nashville include: Wild Cub, The Wild Feathers, Vance Joy, Cherub, The Weeks, and John and Jacob

Other Lightning 100 favorites: Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, Artic Monkeys, Weezer, Band of Horses, Young the Giant, Grouplove, Local Natives, Iron & Wine, Sleigh Bells, Jake Bugg, Amos Lee, Third Eye Blind, City and Colour, The Airbourne Toxic Event, The Mowgli’s, and many more.

Checkout the full line up and any and all information regarding Firefly Music Festival at their website, http://fireflyfestival.com

 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Dates: Weekend 1, April 11-13. Weekend 2, April 18-20.

Location: Indio, California

Tickets: Only tickets that are not sold out are the “4-Packs” starting at $2900

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Established in 1999 this wildly famous gathering in the desert of southern California draws crowds upwards of 90,000 including many Hollywood stars. Fashion and the possibility over 100-degree weather are highlighted nearly every year, it is always an impressive festival.

Headliners include: Outkast, Muse, Arcade Fire

Our Favorite Bands from Nashville: ZZ Ward, J Roddy Walston and The Business

Other Lightning 100 Favorites: Bastille, Aloe Blacc, Grouplove, Lorde, Foster the People, MGMT, The Head and the Heart, Cage the Elephant, City and Colour, Capital Cities, Beck, The 1975, Trombone Shorty, and many more.

Checkout the full line up and any and all information regarding Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at their website, http://www.coachella.com

Shaky Knees Music Festival

Dates: May 9-11

 Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Tickets: Go on sale January 17

                        3 day passes start at $150

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Born into the music festival world in just 2013 this young festival has released an extremely solid lineup. Taking place this year at Atlantic Station and we the people have been cautioned to “Expect lots of surprises this year” and we look forward to it.

Headliners include: The National, Modest Mouse, and an additional headliner to be announced.

Our favorite bands from Nashville: The Lone Bellow, Langhorne Slim, The Whigs, Kopecky Family Band, The Weeks, Apache Relay, Fly Golden Eagle

Other Lightning 100 favorites: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Local Natives, Violent Femmes, Cage the Elephant, Portugal. The Man, Conor Oberst, Iron & Wine, Trampled by Turtles, Jason Isbell, Dawes, Lord Huron, The Devil Makes Three, Houndmouth, Man Man, The Districts, and many more.

Checkout the full line up and any and all information regarding Shaky Knees Music Festival at their website, http://shakykneesfestival.com

Well folks, I wish I could tell you that you needn’t look any further for more information however I have barely scratched the surface. As you can see we have a lot of Nashville acts to be proud of so as you attend these festivals be sure to go out and show them the support they deserve! We love our Nashville bands here at Lightning 100 and we wish them all the best and safe travels! Bonnaroo will be announcing their line-up on February 19th and I know we all are discussing the speculations, and anxiously awaiting to see who is coming to the farm.

So to all you festival-goers I wish you safe travel as well! Stay hydrated, see as many acts as you can, and don’t pass out with your shoes on! Who has the best lineup? Who is going to be at Bonnaroo? What festivals are you attending? Let me know y’all, and keep listening to Lightning 100.

 

Written by Jesse Nordstrom

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Hangout Music Fest Lineup 2014

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Gulf Shores, AL (January 15, 2014) – Hangout Music Festival organizers announce and celebrate the lineup for the fifth annual Hangout Music Fest, featuring The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse and The Flaming Lips on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, AL on May 16-18, 2014. Also included in the stellar over 75-band lineup are STS9, Wiz Khalifa, Zedd, Childish Gambino, Amos Lee, Conor Oberst, Tegan and Sara, Portugal The Man, Fitz and the Tantrums, Capital Cities, Boys Noize, Bloody Beetroots, Ingrid Michaelson, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The 1975 and Bastille. Bands will play on six stages, including the newly added Red Bull Sound Select stage.

Weekend tickets go on-sale this Thursday, January 16 at 10 a.m. EST at www.hangoutmusicfest.com for $229.

The Black Keys, The Killers, OutKast, Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, STS9Wiz Khalifa, Zedd, Childish Gambino, Amos Lee, Conor Oberst, Tegan and Sara, Portugal. The Man, Fitz and the Tantrums, Capital Cities, NEEDTOBREATHE, Boys Noize, Bloody Beetroots, Ingrid Michaelson, Blackberry Smoke, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Bastille, Chance The Rapper, Soja, Allen Stone, The 1975, ALO, Claude VonStroke, Los Lobos, Andrew W.K., Black Lips, Moon Taxi, Little Green Cars, Tom Odell, Balkan Beat Box, Valerie June, Brodinski, Wild Belle, RAC, Daedelus, Robert DeLong, heRobust, RDGLDGRN, Shakey Graves, Bronze Radio Return, Wild Cub, Le1f, Reignwolf, Gemini Club, The Wans, Diarrhea Planet, Bad Suns, Desert Noises, John and Jacob, Ethan Tucker, Mystery Skulls, Lonely Biscuits, Los Colognes, Bagheera, Dugas, and more!

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Coachella 2014 line-up

Coachella 2014

The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival takes place April 11-13 & April 18-20 at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA. Tickets for both weekends go on sale Friday, January 10th at 10am PST. More ticket info can be found below or at Coachella.com. General admission festival passes for Weekend 1 must be purchased as a shuttle combination.  All pass types are available for Weekend 2. The price you see is the price you pay — prices reflect all fees included. Layaway is no longer an option for either weekend.

Alphabetical : AFI, Alesso, Aloe Blacc, Anthony Green, Anti-Flag, Arcade Fire, Bastille, Beady Eye, Beck, Big Gigantic, Blood Orange, Bombay Bicycle Club, Broken Bells, Cage The Elephant, Calvin Harris, Capital Cities,Carnage, Chance The Rapper, Chromeo, Chvrches, City And Colour, Coachella, Coachella 2014, Coachella 2014 Lineup, Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Crosses, dillon francis, Disclosure, Duck Sauce, Dum Dum Girls,Ellie Goulding, Empire of the Sun, Fatboy Slim, Fishbone, Flosstradamus, Flume, Foster The People, Frank Turner,Girl Talk, Grouplove, Haim, Holy Ghost!, J Roddy Walston & the Business, Kate Nash, Kid Cudi, Krewella, Lana Del Rey, lineup, Little Dragon, Lorde, MAKJ, MGMT, Mogwai, Motörhead, MS MR, Muse, Nas, Neko Case, Outkast, Pet Shop Boys, Pharrell Williams, Queens Of The Stone Age, RL Grime, Skrillex, Sleigh Bells, Surfer Blood, The 1975,The Afghan Whigs, The Cult, The Glitch Mob, The Head And The Heart, The Knife, the naked and famous, The Replacements, The Toy Dolls, title fight, Warpaint, White Lies, Zedd, ZZ Ward

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Live On the Green Schedule!

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Click here to get your VIP tickets to Live On the Green!

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Bonnaroo from the eyes of an intern

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Working as an intern at Lightning 100 is an incredible experience that comes with many, many perks. However, the coveted Bonnaroo VIP wristband is not one of them. So like many of you, I too had to survive off of nothing but hot dogs and walk a mile and a half just to get to the back of the Centeroo line. Despite the discomfort, I wore the thin film of sweat and dirt that covered me from head to toe as a badge of honor and embraced the inevitable sunburn with open arms. As a seasoned Bonnaroo veteran these things came as no surprise, but that doesn’t mean that the festival has become routine.

We all knew that Paul McCartney and Tom Petty were going to be fantastic, but in my opinion the headliners do not make ‘Roo the unforgettable experience that it is. Everyone leaves the campground on Monday morning with a memory of an unanticipated, yet mind-blowing show permanently burned into brains from an artist they may have never even heard of. So with that in mind, I bring you the three completely unexpected things that made my bonnaroo fantastic.

1.    The Hot Dog Explosion at Jeff the Brotherhood

Having seen this band in venues as small as The Other Basement and The Miller Lite On-Tap Lounge, it was pretty cool experience to see one of my favorite local bands climb the ranks and land a spot on a major stage. The crowd was evenly split between fans who were excited to see “this new band called Jeff the Brotherhood” and local die-hards who knew every word to Castle Storm before it was re-released on Infinity Cat last year. Even though I have seen JTB more times than I can count, I knew that it was going to be hands down the most fun show at Bonnaroo. Just as I expected, they did not let me down as the best live band on the planet.

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What I did not expect, was the criminally undocumented eruption of hot dogs when Jake and Jamin kicked into “Shredder”, a crowd favorite, I looked behind me to see a guy about my age with a backpack filled to the brim with uncooked hot dogs, with every intent to throw as many of them as he could into the mass of people at the front of the stage. I doubt I will ever know how he got them past Centeroo security, but I am sure glad he did. The perfect synchronization of the drums barreling in after the fuzzed out guitar intro, the first-ever circle pit at a Jeff show, and the seemingly endless supply of processed pork flying through the air made for the best possible snapshot of the Nashville punk scene. Its aggressive and sweaty, but still doesn’t take itself too seriously. It is fun and supportive of everyone who wants to get involved, including the guy with a backpack full of hotdogs.

 

2.    The Unadvertised Katey Red Show

 

While the Saturday late-night line up was mostly filled with throwback artists, comedy acts, and electronic music, one artist steered my evening away from a night of dad rock into a Cajun Sissy Bounce dance party. On my way from Billy Idol to Bustle in Your Hedgerow, I stumbled upon an intimidating 6’2 drag queen shouting into a microphone on top of the loudest drum loop I heard all weekend, performing on a wooden platform right next to the mushroom fountain. It wasn’t until 3 days later after a lot of sleuthing that I discovered that this artist was Katey Red, a pioneer of the New Orleans hip-hop music scene and long time friend of Big Freedia. I saw my fair share of rappers this year at Bonnaroo, but neither Kendrick Lamar nor Macklemore could get a crowd moving like Katey could. It was almost impossible to differentiate her back-up dancers from fans due to the fact that the crowd surrounded the makeshift stage on all sides. While NOLA was well represented this year at Bonnaroo, this show certainly captured the underground essence of the big easy in a way that the What Stage couldn’t.

 

3. The Soft-spoken William Tyler

 

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Having spent nearly all of my 20 years on this planet as a Nashville native, I am ashamed to say that Bonnaroo was my first time seeing William Tyler. His sophomore release Impossible Truth on Merge Records was one of my favorite releases of the year, so I went into the show with high expectations. Tyler’s virtuosic guitar playing focuses more on depth and building layers that blur the line between harmony and melody. His reserved demeanor on stage did not appear to be an indication of sheepishness, but instead a sign of wisdom and experience, leaving the audience curious and enthralled for the entire 40 minute set.

Not once did the lack of vocals make the show seem boring. The masterfully crafted balance of guitar, pedal steel, and drums complemented each other without encroaching into their respective territories, making for one collaborative musical idea. The intimacy of a small stage and Tyler’s sparse playing made for a show that was equal parts captivating and relaxing, allowing listeners to enter a meditative state and reflect on how remarkable Bonnaroo can be. While I was expecting William Tyler to be good, nothing could have prepared me for how great it was.

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Live On The Green lineup

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Bonnaroo 2013

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Lightning 100 had another great year at Bonnaroo.  We hope you were able to experience the Roo each day with Wells Adams from 1-6pm.  If not, relive some of the exclusive backstage performances Lt. Dan recorded while at Bonnaroo.  Check out how many shows Brian the web guy went to on our photo blog.  Hammel and Wells also did a special the615 Bonnaroo show!

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Moon Taxi’s ferris wheel performance at Hangout Music Fest

Moon Taxi - PerformanceBrought together at Belmont University, Moon Taxi has evolved from a dorm jam band to hometown heroes. Formed in 2006, the band has gone from playing background to a local rap group to headlining talent. The band’s debut studio effort “Melodia” was dropped in 2007 and they recorded a live album at Nashville’s 12th and Porter in August 2008. Guitarist Spencer  Thomsen sustained an injury at the show, and put the band on hold until 2009. The next two years were a series of good time shows and festival tour dates, drawing more attention to Moon Taxi. Their anticipated second album, “Cabaret,” dropped in 2012 to much acclaim.  Moon Taxi won Lightning 100′s first Music City Mayhem and later went on to play grandiose stages such as Bonnaroo and Live On the Green.  We caught up with the guys backstage after their set at  hangout.

L100: So let’s talk about your first show in Nashville.

MT: Our first show ever was at Windows on the Cumberland, the old one, which is downtown. It’s no longer there anymore but the funny story was, we got our first gig before we had the name of the band, so it was kind of an immediacy factor from naming the group Moon Taxi. It’s been all uphill from there.

L100: What does it feel like playing your hometown shows?

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MT: We love the rowdiness of the hometown crowd, and the feeling that people want us to succeed here like we have friends and family that have watched the band grow exponentially and you just get that sense of community and people encouraging you here in town, that’s what’s so great about playing here in town.

 

L100: How do those hardcore Moon Taxi fans help you get from the Basement to the beach, or festivals in general?

MT: Yeah, a die hard moon taxi fan screams every lyric louder than I’m singing them, right in front of me. You know they tend to be college-aged kids, dudes, chicks that like to have fun at shows, that like to let loose, that like to unplug. A moon taxi fan likes to come out and forget about school or work and have a good time with us together and we share that with them.
They’re usually pretty open-minded so they’ll let us get away with a wide variety of different things and generally be ok with that. And it allows us to feel like we can do and try crazy things and that’s kind of a comfortable relationship we have with them.
Yeah, that’s why they keep coming back too, because they allow us to do crazy things so it’s not the same show night after night. It’s kind of a give and take. They’re beautiful.

L100: Can you describe the biggest show you guys have done?

MT: The biggest show we’ve probably done is Bonnaroo 2012. We played Thursday night and the crowd was just massive- way bigger than we were expecting. It was crazy.  And it was a totally exhilarating show. And still kind of surreal to think about. And ever since then, our reputation has grown a lot from doing that and we’re able to go to a lot of different places and see people that saw us there [Roo’12] that are coming out to the show because of Bonnaroo.

L100: And do you guys have any stories from the Basement or even a festival – any crazy – like, what’s been one of your highlights that you’ve just been like wow, we got away with that.

MT: Probably when we made our first light suit experience, it was our first New Years Eve in Nashville at the Exit/in and we wanted to do something just kind of completely cosmic and out of the box. Out of this realm. So we made these light suits- it’s pretty much just like LED tubing on sweat pants. But if you turn the lights off it looks pretty surreal. I forgot the question.

Moon Taxi has always been a creative band to work with.  If you don’t believe us, check out their Bonnaroo performance.    The band gave us a little preview off their upcoming release in September with a ferris wheel performance of the song “Young Journey”.

Click here to see other performances backstage at Hangout Music Fest.

Video by Make It Pop

Photos by Brian Waters

Written by Lierin Pena

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Luella and the Sun at Hangout

One of our favorite Nashville artists Luella and the Sun were down at the Hangout Music Fest.  Unfortunately, they had an early set and we were working on The Kingston Springs video at the hotel.  We got the next best thing with a private performance with the band in the VIP area in front.  Check out this performance of “Sign of the Judgement” at Hangout Music Fest 2013.  Click here for more backstage performances at Hangout Music Fest.

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Chancellor Warhol at Hangout Music Fest

Chancellor Warhol - PerformanceAntonio Dewayne Boleyjack was born and raised in Nashville.  Infusing electronic and rap to make a sinuous sound all his own, Warhol has been impressing audiences across the nation. His first album, “Japanese Lunchbox” was named Best Rap Album of 2010 by the Nashville Scene, he played Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits in 2011, and continued to play festivals and tour through 2012. His music has been featured on HBO and E!, as well as several small indie films.   Chancellor Warhol was a part of Red Bull Sound Select‘s The Basement To The Beach showcase with The Kingston Springs and Moon Taxi.  Lightning 100 met up with Chance at a house party on the beach for a quick interview and freestyle.

L100: Tell us about your first show.

C: Dude my first show was at the End. It was pretty shitty. I don’t know if I’d say shitty. But yeah it was pretty crazy and bad, it was just me and this other guy we called Nobots and the sound was bad but the experience was good because we gained fans and really hardcore fans who still listen to me today and support me today. So that was my first show.

L100: So going past your first show, what are some of the things that helped you with your career.

C: Man, my team! The people I surrounded myself with, who keep me humble, keep me hungry. I would have definitely have to say it’s my inner circle. Also, just being inspired by life and people that I meet and every aspect of my life, you know, the experience. I played Sundance one time and that was pretty big- Bonnaroo – once you play all these festivals it kind of like helps mold you in who you want to be as an artist. The experience and the inner circle.

L100: What’s the biggest crowd you’ve played in front of?

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C: The biggest crowd I’ve played for was either ACL or Lollapalooza. It was at least like seven thousand plus. It was just like crazy energy. You would have thought Tupac was on stage. It was just crazy. I remember ACL, it was raining and people were just waiting out in the rain and that’s the moment I was like wow, people actually listen to my music, care about my art and you know it makes me keep going each day cause I always remember that- I always remember those people. And that was a crazy experience you can’t take back, you can’t copy. It was very organic. It was crazy.

L100: So you’re talking about the energy at the shows. What’s the difference between a small show like this, the energy and a festival?

C: I think the energy at both shows is the same, I  don’t think there’s any fall out in the performance – I think it’s more intimate here.
I think there’s really no drop off. I think that the energy’s the same, I think the women are as sexy, I think the beers are as good. It’s a chance Warhol experience. That’s what you get when you come to the silver factory, or wherever you are, the basement. It’s gonna be the same. My DJ might wear a mask, he might not wear a mask.

L100: Alright so what’s the vibe like here at Hangout?

C: Like another world right now. I mean seriously like you got the beach, Tom Petty, you got like every act imaginable that you wanna see. It’s good to be in the thick of it. Paradise.

After the performance, Chancellor Warhol treated us to shrimp and Miller Lite at his Hangout pre-party.  We ate like kings that day.    Click here for more of our backstage coverage of the 2013 Hangout Music Fest.

Video by Make It Pop

Photos by Brian Waters

Written by Lierin Pena

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Josh Farrow…on a bus at Hangout Music Fest

It’s not often you get a musical performance on a bus on your way to a festival.  Hangout Music Fest goes above and beyond again to provide an amazing VIP experience…..even before patrons get there.  Check out this performance by  Josh Farrow live on the shuttle bus playing “Devil Don’t You Fool Me” for a selected few on their way to the festival!  Click here for more backstage performances at Hangout Music Festival.

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The Kingston Springs at Hangout Music Fest

The Kingston Springs- PerformanceThe Kingston Springs, formed out of high school boredom in their namesake town, are living the dream. They started playing together in the summer of 2008, released “The Vacation Time EP” in 2010 and were playing Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits in 2011. Celebrating the April release of their first album, “Secret Game,” the band impressed both their audience at the BMI stage at Hangout and their hometown fans through a series of Nashville shows.  The Kingston Springs teamed up with Red Bull Sound Select team for The Basement to The Beach showcase also featuring Moon Taxi and Chancellor Warhol.We met up with the band before their set at The Basement for a quick little chat.

L100: “Tell me about your first show in Nashville .”

KS: “Our first show in Nashville was really cool, ’cause it was in a small place. And it;s cool to do those shows because it’s pretty intimate, and dark, and it’s really different than playing outside. And it’s more, it’s personal.”

L100: “Is it easier to make fans at these small, intimate shows?

KS: “Actually it seems like we get more fans at festivals and places that you’re playing, because if you’re playing outside it’s definitely more people and it’s bigger, and there’s more fans that come to that, I guess. But venues, whether you’re in town or out on tour, it’s more random, I guess. And you can affect a crowd if they haven’t heard you before. It’s fun.”

L100: “What’s the largest crowd you guys have ever played in front of?”

KS: “We just played Memphis in May last weekend and – no wait.”
“Probably Live on the Green.”
“yeah, yeah it was Live on the Green. Um I think that was like, five or six thousand.”
“it was cool too, because it was our hometown so that was nice.”

The Kingston Springs at Hangout Music FestL100: “Talk to me a little bit how it’s different, playing hometown shows to these festivals?”

KS: “Well, definitely the festival shows are always a whole new crowd, so that’s pretty cool and it’s definitely kind of a bigger stage and just bigger crowd which is a whole different environment, cause at home you know we play a lot of house parties and smaller venues and so the vibe is definitely different the more intimiate crowd, to being on a stage taller than everybody, it’s a little different but they’re both good. Festivals are fun.”

“Yeah and you know whenever you’re playing shows either at home or just in venues in other states, people go there to see you, I guess, just to see that one show but here it’s like so many people stumble upon you, their vibe is completely different. But uh, it’s always good.”

“I remember being at like Lolla 2010 or something and stumbling upon Mumford and Sons and Black Angels before they were really well-known and that’s how I discovered these bands. It’s pretty cool.”

L100: “Is there anything special about playing on the beach? Is theere anything different about playing Hangout that you”ve noticed?”

KS : “Um, different vibes, playing on the beach for sure. Um I mean of course this breeze is just great. Yeah and just everybody’s- I don’t know, it’s just beachy. It’s different. You’re playing on a beach. I don’t normally play on a beach if you’re us I guess.”

We caught up with the guys with The Kingston Springs at their hotel, like the creepy stalkers we are, for a beach side performance before their set.  Please take notice that we are not touching the dunes, no dunes were hurt in the filming of this take away show.  Click here for more backstage coverage at Hangout Music Fest.

Video by Make It Pop

Photos by Brian Waters

Written by Lierin Pena

 

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Hangout Music Fest Coverage 2013

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After cleaning all of the sand out of our camera lenses, tripods, computers(some how), and other places we don’t care to mention, Lightning 100 is able to start posting our backstage performances at 2013 Hangout Music Fest.  Nashville artists were definitely representing at the festival this year performing at small/major stages and even the shuttle buses.  The Nashville lineup included Moon Taxi, The Kingston Springs, Chancellor Warhol, The Weeks, Luella and the Sun, Josh Farrow, Wild Cub, The Wild Feathers, and a few others that were just enjoying the festival.  Click here to check out photos from the festival!  We’ve got more backstage performances coming!

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Austin City Limits 2013 Line-up Announcement

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The festival in Austin, Texas, expands to two weekends this year, Oct. 4-6 and 11-13, at Zilker Park. Three-day passes go on sale Tuesday for $225.Go here for more information.

DEPECHE MODE | THE CURE | MUSE | KINGS OF LEON | ATOMS FOR PEACE | LIONEL RICHIE | PHOENIX | WILCO | VAMPIRE WEEKEND | THE NATIONAL | ERIC CHURCH | PASSION PIT | QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE | ARCTIC MONKEYS | FUN. | KENDRICK LAMAR | FRANZ FERDINAND | D’ANGELO | KASKADE | TAME IMPALA | LOCAL NATIVES | THE SHOUTING MATCHES | TORO Y MOI | GRIMES | PORTUGAL. THE MAN | SILVERSUN PICKUPS | THE JOY FORMIDABLE | NEKO CASE | DIVINE FITS | GROUPLOVE | JIMMY EAT WORLD | THE BLACK ANGELS | THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR | THE MAVERICKS | OKKERVIL RIVER | SHUGGIE OTIS | PURITY RING | DAWES | HAIM | SMITH WESTERNS | JUNIP | WALK THE MOON | VINTAGE TROUBLE | NOAH AND THE WHALE | PAPER DIAMOND | LISSIE | PINBACK | THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION | WILD BELLE | PHOSPHORESCENT | COURT YARD HOUNDS | THAO And THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN | FOXYGEN | LITTLE GREEN CARS | SAVAGES | AUTRE NE VEUT | PARQUET COURTS | FIDLAR | WHITE DENIM | TRUE BELIEVERS | THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA | DELTA RAE | JAKE BUGG | THE LONE BELLOW | ELECTRIC GUEST | DAN CROLL | DEAP VALLY | WILD NOTHING | TYPHOON | HUNDRED WATERS | TWIN FORKS | RED BARAAT | ELECTRIC SIX | SHOVELS And ROPE

REIGNWOLF
MONA
MS MR
WIDOWSPEAK
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
BEAR MOUNTAIN
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS
JD MCPHERSON
PACHA MASSIVE
VALERIE JUNE
WILD FEATHERS
ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR
JC BROOKS AND THE UPTOWN SOUND
DESERT NOISES
THE BAND OF HEATHENS
HOLLY WILLIAMS
ALANNA ROYALE
CHERUB
THE DYNAMITES FEAT. CHARLES WALKER
SHINYRIBS
JACUZZI BOYS
WICK-IT THE INSTIGATOR
SHAKEY GRAVES
HOUNDMOUTH
WILD CUB
PETERSON BROTHERS BAND
LUELLA AND THE SUN
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SONS OF FATHERS
COURRIER
MY JERUSALEM
NOT IN THE FACE
DANA FALCONBERRY
BOBBY JEALOUSY
WHISKEY SHIVERS
THE PRESERVATION
MAX FROST
LATASHA LEE & THE BLACKTIES
CALEB
SHANNON LABRIE
ANDREW DUHON
KRISTIN DIABLE & THE CITY
COLIN LAKE
BROOKE WAGGONER
TYREE MORRIS & HEARTS OF WORSHIP
ENDURANCE
THE STAPLETONES
HEAVENLY VOICES CHOIR
THE MCCRARY SISTERS
DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
THE HENSLEY ENSEMBLE
THE DURDENS
THE WARRIOR GOSPEL BAND
BARTON HILLS CHOIR
THE VERVE PIPE
SCHOOL OF ROCK
TIM AND THE SPACE CADETS WITH MOTHER FALCON
PETER DISTEFANO & TOR
GRACE LONDON
PLAYDATE
THE OHMIES
THE Q BROTHERS
ANDY Z
CASPAR BABYPANTS

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Win tickets to Hangout Music Fest 2013

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Lightning 100 understands that everyone needs a vacation.  Sign up now for Ultimate Hangout Music Festival Vacation Pack and you could win two tickets to the festival and hotel stay at Meyers Vacations Rentals for the weekend!  Hangout Music Festival is May 17th – 19th in Gulf Shores Alabama featuring Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers, Steve Wonder, Kings of Leon, The Shins, Jim James, and more! The Hangout Festival is the first and only music festival of it’s kind in North America. Located directly on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL. The festival treats guests to a unique festival experience and consistently features a diverse selection of top touring artists.  Participates must sign up before April 22nd at noon(CST) to be eligible to win.

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Lollapalooza Lineup 2013

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 The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, NIN, Postal Service and many more! Lollapalooza 2013 is happening August 2-4 in Grant Park, Chicago! Lineup, Tickets and more at Lollapalooza.com

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Moon Taxi at East Nashville Underground

Our friends at East Nashville Underground and Moon Taxi finally got together and made a video together.  Check out their baby, “All The Rage” from their first season of 2013!

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Lightning 100′s Harlem Shake at Buku Music + Art Festival

BUKU Music & Art Project official Harlem Shake video 2013.

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Produced by Lightning 100 and Make It Pop Creations

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Filmed and edited by Jared Rauso
Choreographed by Brian Waters and Morgan Yingling
Make-up and motivational speaking by Andalyn Warren
Assistant to the Assistant Editor Grant Carpenter

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Forecastle Festival 2013 Lineup


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LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival is excited to announce the initial lineup for its 11th annual three-day music celebration, featuring Grammy Award winners The Black Keys, alongside The String Cheese Incident and the Avett Brothers leading the festival’s rich, eclectic offerings. The event will again take place July 12 – 14, 2013 at Louisville’s scenic, award-winning Waterfront Park.

The Black Keys, The String Cheese Incident
The Avett Brothers The Flaming Lips
Alabama Shakes
Jim James
Animal Collective
Old Crow Medicine Show
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Forecastle Incident (with special guests), Young the Giant, Big Boi, Matt & Kim, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Purity Ring, The Joy Formidable, Datsik, Dawes, Griz,Kurt Vile & The Violators, Toro y Moi, Bob Mould Band, El-P & Killer Mike, Baauer, Bombino, Moon Taxi, Freakwater, Foxygen, Greensky Bluegrass, Wild Belle, Tift Merritt, TOKiMONSTA, Shovels & Rope, Salva, Night Beds, MNDR, Churchill, Ryan Hemsworth, Rubblebucket, Alasdair Roberts & Friends, Mona, The 23 String Band, Wheeler Brothers, A Lion Named Roar, and The Pass.

Tickets for this year’s festival go on sale this Wednesday, March 6th at Noon EST on Forecastle.com. Purchase tickets in full, or opt for one of our special payment plans, available for both General Admission or VIP tickets.

Highlighted in Rolling Stone as a top event in 2012, and acclaimed by Outside as one of the “Top 15 Outdoor Festivals in the USA,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved into one of the country’s premier festival destinations. The event offers an immersive experience that’s distinctly Louisville- beyond the first-class musical lineup—highlighting the region’s burgeoning culinary and arts scene, Kentucky’s unique bourbon heritage and more. The festival continues to emphasize sustainability practices and conservation initiatives, highlighted through the festival’s non-profit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.

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Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2013 lineup announcement

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Paul McCartney, Mumford and Sons, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Billy Idol,  Passion Pit, Of Monsters and Men, Trombone Shorty, 21 Pilots, Pretty Lights, Wilco, The XX, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, David Burn and St. Vincent, Jim James, The Sheepdogs, Walk the Moon, Lord Huron, Deep Valley, Japaniods, Grizzly Bears, Foals, Portugal the Man, Walk the Moon, Wolfgang Gartner, The Stepkids, Warren Haynes with Gov’t Mule, Beach House, Gaslight Anthem, Local Natives, The National, The Vaccines, Holy Ghost, Death Grips, Dwight Yoakam, R. Kelly, Cat Power, Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros, Milo Greene, Alt-J, ZZ Top, Boy Noise, Purity Ring, Matt and Kim, Animal Collective, Him, Future Birds, Wu-Tang Clan, Bjork……and Weird Al Yankovic

You’ve all been waiting, now here it is… the official lineup for Bonnaroo, happening June 13-16 in Nashville’s own backyard. Can you believe the lineup?

Tickets go on sale this Saturday (2/23) at noon EST. For the complete lineup and ticket information, click here.

Full Lineup posted below!

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With Your Friends Fest – What It Looked Like from the Go-Pro

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The traveling rave made its way to Nashville’s Riverfront Park. FOL1 (friend of Lightning 100) Brandon Hammer captured a few of the sights to let the too-cool kids see what they missed.

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