This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop brings his good friend Luke to the Lightning 100 studio. Luke is the owner of Eli Mason, a company that specializes cocktail mixers and syrups. Today Luke shows the guys how to make the “Idiot Proof” Ole Fashioned and a refreshing Seaside Smash.
Do you love music? Do you love yoga? Celebrate both on August 2nd, 2014 at The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel as Michael Franti headlines the Soulshine Music and Yoga Tour. Win VIP tickets from Lightning 100 by entering our Soulshine Music and Yoga Michael Franti Caption Contest. We want to send one lucky yoga fanatic and five friends to the Soulshine Music and Yoga Tour with VIP Box Seats!
Leave a brief caption in response to the photo posted by Lightning 100, and caption, “Can Michael Franti Fly? Or is it just the good vibes?” Captions will be considered for cleverness, relevance, and humor. The winning caption will be selected by Lightning 100 staff. The winner will receive six VIP Tickets to an exclusive VIP Box at The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel to see the Soulshine Music and Yoga Tour featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead.
“One love, one blood, one heart, one soul, one drum and only one rhythm, one tribe and all of us singing’!” – Michael Franti
Nashville’s own Kate Tucker & the Sons of Sweden kick off their 28 city US tour with a hometown show at Mercy Lounge tonight. Featuring Tetherball and Earl Burrows. Recently the Nashville based band debuted their new video for Blue Hotel which you’ve been hearing on Lightning 100 on Esquire Mag Check out the video here and tune in at noon today for a live performance on Lightning 100.
Lightning 100 partnered with Casio Music Gear to cover the 2014 Summer NAMM conference! We had some locals try out the Casio Privia Pro PX-5s keyboard and perform live in the Music City Center during NAMM. Daniel Ellsworth and The Great Lakes, local artist of the week performs “Phantoms” and “Sun Goes Out”. Marie Hines switches it up a little by performing “Hammer” and a Beyoncé cover “XO” live on 100.1 FM. Want to win your own Casio Privia Pro PX-5s? Enter into Lightning 100′s Casio Sweepstakes by July 28th for a chance to win.
Local Artist of the week- INTL – Spitfire (Playin’ a FREE show 6:30pm Friday 7/25/14 at Pour House Nashville. Download Spitfire for FREE at Lightning100.com)
Dj Picks Hammel - Daniella Mason – Technicolor Wells - Jason Isbell – Live Oak - Southeastern
This Just In Wes Speight - Skin Glue – Transmigration The Colored Parade – An Unlikely Affair – And The Walls Of The City Will Shake Waterfall Wash – Foreign Chords – Foreign Chords
Live in the Lightning 100 studio Colony House Colony House (live)- Silhouettes Colony House – Second Guessing Games – When I Was Younger
Bands Around Town Earl Burrows- Set The Sail – (Playin’ Live w/ Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden and Tetherball atPlayin’ Mercy Lounge Wednesday 7/23/14) Diarrhea Planet – Kids - (Playin’ Red Bull Sound Select at Exit/In on Friday 7/25 w/ Blank Range & Music Band) The Vespers – Not So Nice - (Playin’ The Basement Monday 7/21 w/ Anderson East)
Lightning 100 debuts “Spitfire” by INTL on 100.1 FM. It’s been nearly one year since fans have heard from the ground-breaking alternative rock outfit INTL, the band has emerged. Teaming up with young hungry producer, Joshua Niles, INTL is proud to announce the release of their single, “Spitfire.”
After releasing their self-titled EP in 2011, INTL went on to release several singles, new material, score multiple spots on several national television shows, and successfully preserver through a name change. This past year the band teamed up with Grammy Award-winning producer, Vance Powell, to promote Universal Audio’s interface, Apollo 16. The band hid away in an effort to master a new and authentic sound. “Our goal and our hope as musicians is to speak truth and enter conversation with anyone who listens,” lead singer Kaleb Jones confesses.
Individually, INTL’s four members are incredibly talented, but collectively, their musicianship and influence is undeniable. Their ingenuity comes through in the distinct brand of rock they have carefully developed over the past few years. INTL has cultivated a sound all their own, a sound that allows them to stand out in a city full of fellow creatives. Tune in all this week to hear “Spitfire” by INTL on Lightning 100.
In celebration of the launch of Rolling Stone Country, we sat down with Director Gus Wenner, son of Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner, and the newly announced Sr. editors for the magazine; The Boot founder Beville Darden-Dunkerly and Joseph Hudak , former managing editor of Country Weekly. Wenner explained how many untold stories there are in Nashville, especially regarding the politics of the area, the strong creative community, and all the musical artists who call it home. Wenner himself is no stranger to creating music, having his own band, Gus + Scout, and is looking forward to see what Nashville has to offer. www.rollingstonecountry.com
Dave from The Bottle Shop brings some awesome new craft sodas by the Lightning 100 studios. We sampled Fentimans Mandarin and Orange Jigger, Pure Soda Works’ Honey Lime, and Fever Tree’s Ginger Beer. We also mixed up a Rumosa, a rum mimosa, and The Bottle Shops’ version of a Dark and Stormy Night.
Local Artist of the week Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes – Phantoms - Kid Tiger ( Playin’ Live Friday 7/18/14 at Pourhouse Nashville at 6:30pm)
Dj Picks Hammel - Golden Youth – Where’s Your Heart Gone? – (New Single) Wells - That’s My Kid – Sugar – New demos
This Just In Emerson Hart- Another Life- Beauty in Disrepair Griffin Peterson- Living A Lie – Maybe Someday -(bluesy song, rest of the record is a bit more mellow) Aliza Carter Band – Foxtrails – Clearer David Curtis – Numbered Days
Bands Around Town (On Tap Thursday 7/17/14 at Tin Roof Nashville FREE) Future Thieves – Secrets – Future Thieves E.P. Kirsten Arian – Figured Me Out James + The Wild Spirit -Silver Tounge
Boy Named Banjo- State Lines – Long Story Short (Played live 7/14/14 at The Basement)
“Lauren Farrah is a singer-songwriter currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. Let us first put special emphasis on the “singer” half of that title, as Farrah was gifted with a truly lovely voice, a warm velvety alto, as rich as chocolate, as smokey as bourbon. The skill she’s acquired in wielding such a voice is no less striking. Farrah’s singing is passionate with an expressiveness ranging from vulnerable, to commanding, to haunting, permiated by a sweet, nameless sadness.Her tone is that of intense sincerity and earnestness. Certainly she can be playful, but even at play there is a gravity, a certain seriousness, underscoring each line.
The songs and their treatments are kind of a nouveau-Americana fare, with certain overtures toward pop. The arrangements evoke the sense of raw space, the crossing of vast tracts of eart. Across these distances, each instrument calls out, a cry as catchy and melodious as it is mournful.
Farrah has described herself as “just a girl who’s trying to figure out the ‘why’s’ of life.” But, in truth, her writing shows her to be at least equally preoccupied with life’s “how’s” and “ought’s”. Farrah’s songs portray a deep concern with morality, dignity, and integrity. Thesse are brought to the fore by various situations and crises of the soul which challenge and threaten to annul them. Indeed, the many vicissitudes of life- interpersonal struggles, the steady receding of youth and innocence, dissapointment, betrayal despair- make their villainous cameos, while waylaying our heroine in her quest for the ideal. But even in her puzzlement, even when she is lost, Farrah retains the faith of a seeker, if only by the earnestness of her search, the continual grasping for meaning. Like a true pilgrim, she is unswervingly devoted to her destination, to her ideal. Each doubt, each dissapointment, each dark night of the soul turns out not to be a roadblock, but a signpost, a mileage marker on the road to glory.”
“Great Expectations” is Lauren’s debut EP on River Jones Music label, and is now available on iTunes, and Amazon worldwide!
Nashville’s own Old Crow Medicine Show just released a new album Remedy and stopped by the Lightning 100 studio to perform a few tracks live from it. Check out the videos and listen to the whole interview and performance below. Then pick up a copy of their new record and be sure to see them this summer at the Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel!
Frontmen Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian met on Craigslist and began writing jingles together. Three years later they formed Capital Cities and released their self-titled EP. Their single “Safe and Sound” shot to the top of Billboard’s Alt Songs and Modern Rock radio. Capital Cities is currently on the US portion of the Prismatic World Tour with Katy Perry. Tune in to Lightning 100 to hear their new single “One Minute More”.
At just 20 years old, Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir made his mark in his country’s music scene. Now, just 2 years later, his melodic folk sound has won him awards like Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Best Newcomer in his genre. The single “King and Cross” is now playing on Lightning 100.
Ever wanted to go fishing with a $10 bill? Lightning 100 put used a different type of bait at Bonnaroo 2014, while on the search for hippies! Check out Wells Adams and Brian the web guy go fishing for Bonnarooians!
Ingrid Michaelson returns to the LC studio for a live performance before she plays the historic Ryman Auditorium! Ingrid will be back in Nashville for Live On the Green on Septembers 6th with Jake Bugg, LP, Phin, Sugar and the Hi-Lows, The Lone Below, and more! Get your VIP tickets before they sell out! Click the tab below to check out live in-studio videos. She performs her hit “Girls Chase Boys” plus two other songs live in the LC studio.
In honor of The 4th of July weekend, we are going patriotic on The Tasting Bar this week! Dave from The Bottle Shop brings in some Red, White and Blue Buzz Balls and shows us his very favorite vodka from Texas called Deep Eddy. ‘Merica! Don’t forget, liquor stores will be CLOSED on July 4th.