Matt Mahaffey, also known as sElf, debuts a new tune “Runeaway” on 100.1 FM! See Self perform live on October 18th at outside of Marathon Music Works for Blocktoberfest! Lightning 100 is also fortunate to have Walk the Moon, Repeat Repeat, Boom Forrest, Vinyl Thief, and Scars on 45. Click here to get your tickets.
Matt grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee and was involved with music from a young age. He started writing songs and playing the drums at age 4 and would often perform with his brother, Mike Mahaffey, when they were growing up. By age eleven, he was playing drums at Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s theme park in Pigeon Forge. In the mid-nineties he moved to Murfreesboro, TN and attended MTSU where he would live and work for 10 years and co-founded Spongebath Records. He also formed the band Self in 1994. In the early 2000s, Matt relocated from Murfreesboro to Los Angeles, in order to be closer to his record label and to produce.
One of Nashville’s most exciting emerging acts, Future Thieves, comprised of Elliot Collet (vocals and rhythm guitar), Gianni Gibson (drums), Nick Goss (bass), Stan Nickell (lead guitar) and Austin McCool (lead guitar) formed in the fall of 2013. The American rock band can trace their beginnings to previous endeavors between Collet and Nickell, who played an Americana/blues style focused around Collet’s singer/songwriter mentality. After moving to Nashville, the two teamed up with McCool and Goss to form a sound influenced by classic rock and big indie rock. Gibson then joined on and meshed immediately as the group began rehearsing and writing.
Collet, a coal miner’s son from Kentucky, teamed up with the heavily blues influenced Nickell after running live sound for numerous artists and traveling to play shows in and around Nashville. Before moving to Tennessee with Nickell, Collet graduated with an audio engineering degree in Lexington, KY. Nickell’s blues background comes from a similar small town upbringing where his father’s taste in music led Stan to create his own style of guitar phrasing while developing a love of guitar repair and technical work.
McCool and Goss both hail from southern Indiana, dating back to the sixth grade together and continuing on through college at Purdue University. They both grew up playing the guitar after stealing tablature books and bouncing ideas off of friends down the street. After graduating college the two moved to Nashville to pursue music.
For Gianni, growing up in Los Angeles offered the perfect blend of culture and music for Gibson to focus on his skills as a percussionist. Having both parents in the music industry, he realized his passion for music at a very young age.
The band’s instrumentation is written collectively, while Collet spreads his melodies and storytelling across the tracks. Future Thieves brings a big indie rock/americana sound with a powerful rhythm section, fresh guitar melodies, and singer/songwriter style vocals. All tracks are impressively played, engineered and produced by Future Thieves in their home studio Nashville Music House in Nashville, TN.
Jim Lauderdale is a multiple Grammy and Americana Music Association Award-winning musician and one of the most respected artists working the Americana, Bluegrass and Country music communities today. He’s collaborated with artists like Ralph Stanley, Buddy Miller, and Donna the Buffalo. George Strait, Elvis Costello, Blake Shelton, The Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, and Solomon Burke are just a few of the artists who have recorded his material.
I’m A Song is Lauderdale’s latest country endeavor, his 26th album to date, and his first double album featuring 20 tracks all on one CD. We talked about I’m A Song, Jim’s early days in the music business, working in the mail room at Rolling Stone magazine, his work ethic, collaboration, songwriting, recording, record deals, publishing deals, talent, and why Nashville is so hot right now.
It’s time once again for crazy savings on The Tasting Bar! This week Dave from The Bottle Shop hooks it up with another 4 for $40 wine deal!. They guys try out wines from Alverdi, Las Gavias, For A Song and Four Sisters.
Lightning 100′s Live On The Green 2014 on September 5th and 6th in 2014 with Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Augustana, G. Love & Special Sauce, The Wild Feathers, Phin, Sugar & The Hi Lows, Ingrid Michaelson, LP, The Lone Bellow and Jake Bugg.
Photo by The Lady & Rock
After studying music at Millikin University, the pieces began to fall in place and Stacey’s musical career took her on travels to Italy, China, and throughout the USA, only to find herself settling down in Music City.
In the summer of 2011, Stacey recorded her debut album Steady Rhythm. Indie Music Reviewer writes, “Every song on the album is memorable and catchy. After one listen you will be left feeling enchanted and re-energized. Her vocals are warm and inviting, gentle yet hearty. Steady Rhythm is an eleven- song remedy guaranteed to bring some sunshine in your life.”
American Songwriter writes, “Stacey Randol is a pop artist that sprinkles in some folk for good measure. Her influences span the past and present, a list including Paul Simon, Fleetwood Mac, Harry Nilsson, Vampire Weekend, Beach House, and Brandi Carlile. All great American songwriters, we see “Fragile Forest” channeling Carlile in the best of ways, both lyrically and musically.”
Stacey’s second album Fables was released February 2014. Fables was recorded in a home studio and takes a different approach than the first album. After listening to Fables, Randol hopes the album takes the listener on a relatable journey, where they are not bored with one particular sound or subject. Chuck Dauphin with Music News Nashville compares her style of song to the melancholy sadness of Orbison and writes, “At the end of the day, I don’t really know how to categorize this music – other than simply say it’s good. It’s a little bit of everything stylistically, and will keep you guessing what is coming next from track to track, but Randol is definitely onto something, and that is very evident!”
Episode115. the615 09/8/14
Local Artist of the week
Stacey Randol – Fables
Hammel - Shoot The Mountain – Invitation (Playin Live w/ The Grey A, & Joey & Kelly of Glossary – Friday 9/12/14 at The Stone Fox)
Wells - Silver Trees – Away From You – Fighting The Rust
This Just In
Judah & The Lion – Kickin’ Da Leaves – Kids These Days
Brave Town – Jubilee
Tom Young – Photograph
Paul McDonald – Slow Rising
Bands Around Town
Roots OF A Rebellion – Checked Out – Heartifact(Playin Live Saturday 9/13/14 Jammin’ On Ellisont Island Exit/In)
How I Became The Bomb – Killing Machine (Playin’ Live w/ Kink Ador, &Schill Kill on Friday 9/12/14 at Mercy Lounge)
Simo – What’s On Your Mind ( Playin’ Livew/ Mike Leslie Band – Wednesday 9/10/14 at Mercy Lounge)
Jacob Thomas Jr. - Bored With You(Playin’ Live at theNew Faces Night at The Basement Tuesday 9/9/14)
The Daily Howl – Make Your Colors Run -(Playin Live w/The Vegabonds, & The Dead Towns on Thursday 9/11/14 at Exit/In)
This week on The Tasting Bar Dave from The Bottle Shop tells us about a great red wine blend called The Pilgrim and shows us how to make the easiest drinks in the world using the Bittermilk mixers!
Episode114. the615 09/1/14
Hammel - Golden Youth – Where’s Your Heart Gone – The Cabin E.P.
Wells - Go Home Gary – On The Other Side
This Just In
Thad Kopec- Noble Neighbor
Waterfall Wash- Foreign Chords
Aliza Carter Band- Foxtrails
Whoa Dakota -So Much Trouble
Zeke Duhon- Hold Fast
Bands Around Town- All Bands Playing Live On The Green 9/4,9/5,9/6 at Public Square Park
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes – Fits And Starts
The Wild Feathers - Got It Wrong
Phin – Those Killers
Sugar & The Hi Lows – See It For Yourself
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It’s your last chance to win VIP tickets to Live On the Green! Lightning 100 is bringing our fans a pack full day of music this Saturday featuring Jake Bugg, Ingrid Michaelson, The Lone Below, LP, Sugar and the Hi-Lows and Lightning 100′s Music City Mayhem Champ, Phin! Leave a comment on the photo in this post and you could win 2 VIP tickets for Lightning 100′s Live On The Green. Winner selected on Saturday, September 6th at noon! Comments must be approved by admin! Don’t worry, we will get to them.
Have you been a VIP yet for Live On the Green? Check out one of your last ways to win tickets to the Sold Out show this Friday featuring The Wild Feathers, G. Love and the Special Sauce, Augustana, and Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes. Leave a comment on the photo in this post and you could win 2 VIP tickets for Lightning 100′s Live On The Green. Winner selected Thursday, September 5th at noon! Comments must be approved by admin! Don’t worry, we will get to them.
This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop shows us how to make a great Moscow Mule!
Mr. Steve is joined by his friend Daniel Ellsworth in the LC Studio for a quick lesson about sharing. Hope you can join Mr. Steve at Live On The Green on September 6th for our first ever kids stage.
Episode113. the615 08/25/14
Local Artist of the week
Safe In Blue – Song I Believe InDj Picks
Hammel - Kyshona Armstrong – Alma Rae – Go
Wells - The Whistles & The Bells- Transistor Resistor
This Just In
Bobby Bare Jr.’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League - North of Alabama By Mornin’ – Undefeated (Fri @ City Winery)
Pang - Losing You – (Playin’ Live at The Acme Tuesday 8/26/14)
Fast Astronaut – Home – Invisible Sun
Rock Eupora – Haunt – Blanks
Live in the Lightning 100
The Features (Live from LC Studios)
The Features(live) – This Disorder
The Features(live) – With Every Beat (Playin’ Live On The Green Thursday 8./28/14 at Public Square Park with All Them Witches and Capital Cities)
Bands Around Town
All Them Witches – Charles William (Playin’ Live On The Green Thursday 8./28/14 at Public Square Park with The Features and Capital Cities)
Los Colognes - Long Time Comin’ – Working Together (Playin’ Live Saturday 8/30/14 at The Basement w/ Caitlin Rose, & Goodnight Ned
Sexx – Surf City (Playin’ Live Sunday 8/31/14 at The Basement withFaux Ferocious, The MisFruits, Ben Spinks Supermelt, & Beef Oven
Lightning 100 is excited to bring back Live On the Green Music Festival for another season of free music in downtown Nashville. Join us on August 28th for Capital Cities with local artists, The Features and All Them Witches! What’s better than free music downtown? Going as a #SeriouslyGood VIP. Leave a comment on the photo in this post and you could win 2 VIP tickets for Lightning 100′s Live On The Green. Winner selected Thursday, August 28th at noon!
CAPITAL CITIES (channeling Men in Black’s Agent J): “You know what the difference is between you and me? [puts on ridiculously over-sized sunglasses] I make this look #SeriouslyGood.” (Cue “Safe and Sound”) – Jordan Rosenhaus
Do these make my eyeballs look fat? – Sarah Hornsburger
Haven’t seen hipster shades that big since my last bender in East Nashville – Stephen Hannaway
Honey, I blew up the glasses. #seriouslygoodVIP – Rachel York
This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop shows us how to keep your drinks cool during this hot summer. The guys also try out some amazing Rose’.
Episode112. the615 08/18/14
Local Artist of the week
The Whistles & The Bells – Mercy Please
Hammel -Cory Branan – Meantime Blues – No Hit Wonder (Sat @ High Watt)
Wells – Steve Moakler – Damn, Do I Think About You
This Just In
Michael McQuaid – Sleepwalking – Heart & Soul (Video for this song)
Thad Kopec – Noble Neighbor – Noble Neighbor
Jared Mitchell – Drive
Live in LC Studio
Wild Cub(live) – Thunder Clatter
WildCub(live) – Colour
Bands Around Town
Goodbye June – Daisy (Playin’ Live Thursday 8/21/14 at Public Square Park with The Head & The Heart and Wild Cub)
KOA- Cool It Down (Playin’ Live Wednesday 8/20/14 at Tin Roof Nashville w/ Coat Tales & Chris Carpenter. FREE 8pm)
Coat Tales – Who Need Beauty (Playin’ Live Wednesday 8/20/14 at Tin Roof Nashville w/ KOA & Chris Carpenter. FREE 8pm)
Rayland Baxter – Olivia (Playin’ Live Saturday 8/23/14 at Stone Fox for Nashville Outlines w/ William Tyler Band, Blank Range, Rayland Baxter, Sol Cat, Music Band, The Paperhead, ELEL, Andrew Leahey and the Homestead and Kelsey Waldon)
Lightning 100 is excited to bring back Live On the Green Music Festival for another season of free music in downtown Nashville. Join us on August 21st for The Head and The Heart, Wild Cub and Goodbye June! What’s better than free music downtown? Going as a #SeriouslyGood VIP. Leave a comment on the photo in this post and you could win 2 VIP tickets for Lightning 100′s Live On The Green. Winner selected Thursday, August 21st at noon!
The Head and the Heart arrive at the Lightning 100 studio for an early 6 AM interview and discover what Wells Adams REALLY looks like first thing in the morning. – Leslie S.
Beam me up Scotty….To the VIP section. – Jennifer
“I nominate the Head and the Heart for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. You have 24 hours.” – Jenny
Its our latest release! We’re covering House of Pain’s “Jump Around”! JUMP UP, JUMP UP AND GET DOWN! – Sabrina
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