It all started over four years ago as a solo visual music project led by singer-songwriter Ben Schneider. After moving out to LA to pursue a career in visual arts, Schneider quickly found that his passion for music was leading him in a slightly different creative direction. In 2010, Schneider took a week off from his life in Los Angeles to return to his home state of Michigan. He recorded several songs during his stay at Lake Huron, and created the visuals for what would later act as the artwork for his newest project. Realizing that he needed a band, Schneider called up all of the musicians that he knew, which included a group of his childhood friends from Okemos.
While his visual artwork may have taken a backseat to his music, his artistic background continues to have a huge influence on his albums. Over the years, he’s found that the two passions seem to complement one another. In an interview with Songwriting Magazine, he explains how he developed images to accompany the music while he was in the process of writing new songs.
Growing up, Schneider had an interest in world music as well as American folk music. He credits artists such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young as musical influences. Lord Huron’s newest single, “Fool For Love,” tells the tale of a man fighting to win a woman’s heart. The lyrics depict the heartache and hopefulness that come with the pursuit of love. “I’m leaving this place behind, and I’m heading out on the road tonight,” sings lead vocalist Ben Schneider. “Before I commence my ride, I’m askin’ Lily to be my bride.” The full-length album, “Strange Trails,” is set to be released on April 7th, 2015.
Lucie Silvas stops by the studio before her show at Soulshine Pizza for Friday Afternoon Live. Check out this performance with Lightning 100’s local artist of the week performing her single “Letters to Ghost”. Lucie Silvas also performs “How to Lose It All” from her self-titled EP and a cover of “You Got It” by Roy Orbison.
Grammy nominated artist Bernhoft joins us in the LC studio before his show at The High Watt. Jarle Bernhoft is a multi-instrumentalist from Norway. Bernhoft performs “Come Around” and “Esiwalk” from his recent release Islander. Are you amazed at Jarle’s looping skills?
Local Artist of the week Lucie Silvas - Letters To Ghosts Dj Picks
Hammel - Shady Sister - Second Guesses – Always The Same Wells - Elliot Root – Punks And Poets – EP2
This Just In Music Band - I Was Like Jackie Gray – Addicted To You – Gray Skies Phin – Pieces
Live in the LC studios The guys from Project 615
Wild Cub (Live) – Thunder Clatter
Bands Around Town- Andrew Combs – Foolin’ – All These Dreams (CD release show at The Basement Thursday 3/4/15) Sol Cat – Fishing With John (Playin’ Live Tuesday 3/3/15 at The High Watt w/ Desert Noises) Odessa - Hummed Low – Odessa EP (Playin’ Live Friday at Exit/In w/ Lone Bellow) Goodbye June - Daisy ( Playin’ Live Tuesday 3/315 at The Basement w/ Earl Burrows, Boys On The Radio, & Silent War) Desert Noises – Mice In The Kitchen (Playin’ Live Tuesday 3/3/15 at The High Watt w/ Sol Cat)
Lucie Silvas’ new self-titled EP is out now on Furthestpoint Records viaCaroline. In celebration of the release, Silvas will perform a special show with James Bay at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on March 16. Additional tour dates to be announced shortly.
The 5-song EP was recorded in Nashville and was produced by Silvas, John Osborne (Brothers Osborne) and Ian Fitchuk (Mindy Smith, Griffin House). Of the new material, Silvas comments, “While I am so involved both emotionally and personally with each song, individually, on the entire album, I really think the EP is a solid sign and a great sampling of what is to follow on the full length release. These songs all really belong together—more than I ever thought they would. Every bit of everything I’ve got in myself went into this music; the energy, the emotion and the story. Writing and making an album with all the people I love was the only thing that made it possible. I never felt the same freedom to tell the truth about myself before—the good and bad— and that’s the only way I want to make music, from a genuine place. Every artist and musician I’ve been inspired by has influenced the sound of this record and many people that have come in and out of my life inspired the stories.”
Born in London, raised in New Zealand and now calling Nashville home, Silvas has enjoyed massive critical and commercial acclaim since she debuting at age 17—selling over 1 million albums in Europe alone and achieving success as both a musician and songwriter. She has also shared the stage with numerous acclaimed artists, including Elton John, Jamie Cullum, Lionel Richie, Kacey Musgraves, Tom Jones and Jamiroquai.
Where you lucky enough to get tickets to Punch Brothers sold out show at Ryman Auditorium? Lightning 100 had the guys back into the LC studio to debut a few new songs off their recent release The Phosphorescent Blues. Listen to the full interview below or watch the HD in-studio videos from the band. Want more in-studio videos from Punch Brothers? We’ve also got videos from “Rye Whiskey“, “You Are“, “Patchwork Girlfriend” and “Movement and Location“.
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Local Artist of the week Waterfall Wash - Foreign Chords – Foreign Chords Dj Picks
Hammel - Adam Faucett – Walking Home Late – Blind Water Finds Blind Water Wells - Trent Dabbs – Goes Without Saying – Believer
This Just In Humming House – Great Divide (coming out March 24th) Vitek – Gloss – Eunoia Cheyenne Medders – Coffin’s Nail – Day Stood Still
Live in the LC studios
Vespers – New record out now! Sisters And brothers The Vespers (Live) – Signs The Vespers ( Live) – Sisters And Brothers
Bands Around Town- Magnolia Sons – Baby That’s You (Playin’ Live Friday 2/27/15 at Mercy Lounge w/ Alanna Royale, Allen Thompson Band and Shannon Labrie) Simo – What’s On Your Mind (Playin’ Live Saturday 2/28/15 at The High Watt) Reno Bo – There’s a Light (Playin’ Live Friday 2/27/15 at The 5 Spot w/ Sadler Vaden & Great Peacock)
Waterfall Wash is a quirky, catchy mesh of folk, gospel, and indie rock. The five-piece lets steel guitar and autoharp coexist alongside colorful layers of synthesizer, glockenspiel, and three-part vocal harmonies.
With an air of unpredictability, Waterfall Wash’s live show experiments with alternate arrangements of their songs. The band has opened for indie folk powerhouse Lord Huron, as well as Bonnaroo standouts EL EL, Kansas Bible Company, and Ranch Ghost. Following a performance at the East Nashville Underground festival, No Country For New Nashville noted Waterfall Wash have “consistently impressed, showcased a dynamic and ever-expanding range, and have matured into one of the best up and coming live acts in town.”
The sound of Foreign Chords has attracted the attention of Nashville folk revivalists as well as fans of rock, gospel and even pop punk. In 2013 and 2014, the Wash ran the gamut of Nashville venues and festivals, including East Nashville Underground, Mercy Lounge, Tomato Fest, Capitol District Street Fair, 5 Spot, fooBAR and more.
Their debut EP, Foreign Chords, was mixed at Burning Bridge Recordings in the latter months of 2014 and released to the world on January 27, 2015. It is available on Soundstamp, Bandcamp and iTunes.
Local rockers Turbo Fruits stopped by the studio to debut two new tracks off their upcoming release No Control. Their fourth album will drop on 4/20/15. Check out “The Way I Want You” and “No Reason to Stay” live from the LC studio! Turbo Fruits will be playing a free show for record store day at The Basement East.
After their recent debut on Family Guy, Guster stopped by the studio to debut some new songs off their latest release Evermotion. Check out Guster performing “Simple Machine” and “Long Night” live at LC studio. What do you think of the new tracks? Let us know in a comment below if you want to hear these tunes on Lightning 100.
Punch Brothers stop by the LC studio to performing some new tunes off their recent release The Phosphorescent Blues. Click here to listen to the full interview and performance of “I Blew It Off” and “Boll Weevil”.
Check out Jesse Nordstom’s first official Lightning 100 interview. Some people start small, but Jesse starts with a backstage at Ryman Auditorium with Trampled by Turtles. Find out what life on the road is like for TbT, the process of recording their recent release Wild Animals, pros and cons of music festivals, and their favorite hip hop. Hope you enjoy!
Last year, musicians Marty O’Reilly, Chris Lynch and Jeff Kissell all quit their day jobs. They collectively decided to pursue music full time after joining a 6-week tour throughout Europe that included 28 shows in 35 days. By combining a passion for Delta Blues, American Folk and Gospel, the band hopes to capture the authenticity and energy of a live performance in their recordings.
All three members met in Santa Cruz, California and began playing together at various coffee shops around town. Lead singer Marty O’Reilly grew up playing a lot of jazz and classical music. After accidentally downloading a recording by “Blind” Willie Johnson, he fell in love with gospel music and the blues. The group considers themselves a very live-oriented band that thrives off of crowds and the ability to improvise onstage.
Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra debuted their album “Pray For Rain” in 2014 and currently have several upcoming shows scheduled for this year.
JD McPherson grew up wanting to be a visual artist. While music was always a significant part of his life, he had never planned on turning it into a career. He graduated from the University of Tulsa with an M.F.A in open media; a degree he was able to design specifically for his creative interests.
McPherson grew up in the rural town of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. As a kid, he was introduced to artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Buddy Holly. He found that he was most influenced by rhythm and blues artists, as well as traditional rock n’ roll. It was then that he decided to set out to create an album that would mix together what he loved about the rhythm & blues and rock n’ roll, while still remaining relevant to this generation’s listeners.
The inspiration for his new song, “Let the Good Times Roll,” came from a long and uncomfortable night of cold medication and “Frasier” re-runs. McPherson recalls that he was home sick and watching an episode where the character Niles Crane finds a skull beneath the floorboards of his home. For an unknown reason, the scene seemed to have struck a chord with him. In a recent interview he states that, “It’s hard to explain, but time seemed to slow down and I had this mental clarity and focus I definitely do not usually possess. It was a terrible feeling. I wrote the song from start to finish, lyrics, melody and everything, lying there, sweating and suffering, staring at Niles Crane holding a skull on the television screen.” Similar to his music, the songs title, “Let the Good Times Roll,” seems to have an abstract meaning as well. He explains that, “It’s like a Pavlovian reaction to hear that phrase and feel like you’re supposed to have a good time.”
McPherson is set to debut his new album, “Let the Good Times Roll,” early next week.
Longley has a gift for culling musical treasures as though straight from thin air. And now, the Berklee College of Music graduate and award-winning songwriter is set to share them with listeners on her self-titled album—her first after signing with Sugar Hill Records in December 2014.
While Longley’s songs and vocals invite complimentary comparisons to Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole and Nanci Griffith—all artists she’s supported live—her latest effort spotlights a style and confidence that’s all her own. You can hear it in the subtle-yet-soaring vocals on “Memphis,” the dagger directness of “Skin and Bones,” the bittersweet farewell that drives “This Is Not the End” (featured in the 2012 season finale of Lifetime’s Army Wives). They’re all cuts that dare you to hold back the goosebumps.
In fact, Longley’s singing never fails to thrill and enthrall. Her voice and tone, touched with the slightest of country inflections, pours out like clean, crystalline water. Still, she can roar like a waterfall or flow effortlessly along the bed her backing band lays down, as on “Peace of Mind.” The track showcases Longley yearning after silence and stillness to beat back demons of self-doubt.
The new songs grew amidst a period of transition and travel in her life; moving between Boston and New York before finally settling in Nashville, and spending much of her life on the road in a succession of minivans. To that end, the songs have been road tested at Longley’s live shows, their power to connect with fans beyond question.
These numbers pack the punch of pages torn from Longley’s journal. And fans have rewarded her transparency with tangible loyalty. For while many acts have no clue how an album will be received, Longley started her project knowing just how much her fans wanted her to succeed.
It’s like this: Her Kickstarter campaign, which set $35,000 as an album-funding goal, exceeded that amount by nearly 60 percent, raising $55,000. “We reached the mark so quickly and I’m just really, really lucky to be connected to my fans,” she says. “ I feel like they’ve adopted me—like I have this big supportive family.”
And to that end, Longley confides with you as though you’re sitting on the sofa with her in a talk that’s intimate and vulnerable. “Bad Habit” strides the valley road of heartbreak, its pounding toms and plaintive electric guitar providing an ideal frame for Longley’s vocal, the very portrait of love’s rock bottom: “I couldn’t stand the smell of smoke ’til he lit that cigarette/ Never felt the temptation ’til I smelled it on his breath.”
“I wrote it after dating a guy who had a lot of bad habits, and somehow he became my bad habit,” Longley recalls. “He was just one of those people—a smoker and a drinker who also had a habit of cheating. When I broke up with him and wrote the song, it was hugely therapeutic for me. It cleansed him from my system. And when I started playing it live, I realized that so many others had toxic people in their lives.”
Why write and sing songs so transparent and confessional? For Longley, it boils down to the simple truth of authenticity. “I just try to be myself,” she says. “If I feel like a song is not genuine to me, I absolutely do not present it because people see right through it. It’s all about the honesty, and I try not to overthink it—then it would lose some of the magic.”
Longley first felt the magic while growing up outside of Philadelphia. A song she wrote in ninth grade—her first ever—earned a standing ovation when she performed it for the student body: “I was unprepared for that sort of reaction and it was life-changing moment,” she says. “That’s when I knew it was what I wanted to do with my life.”
The track record she’s assembled since shows just how much Longley grew into her dream. She’s taken home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Songwriting Competition.
But it all traces straight back to Longley’s first song. She says she’ll continue to open her soul in the service of her art because that’s what matters most to her. “Every time I get into these songs they resonate with me, lock with me, because they’re based on something I went through,” she says of the new collection. “I hope they connect with people and that they’ll help with whatever they’ve gone through. That’s what music does for me, and I hope I can do that for someone else.”
After all, what better way to fill an empty room than with fully realized music?
Most musicians who move to Nashville to pursue music probably credit James Taylor as an inspiration. It’s quite another thing to open your mouth and sound just like him.
Zach Torres’ voice has been compared to James Taylor, Vince Gill and other old souls. No small feat to be certain, but his voice delivers. In today’s sea of grating voices and beats, Torres’ voice is deceptively simplistic, resonating deep long after the last chord fades out.
It’s always been music. He learned piano at age 8 and picked up a few more instruments and places along the way. He lived in Nashville briefly for his first year of college, before moving back to his native Texas to play shows in Austin and later studying guitar at a prestigious music college in Boston.
“A Bit Like Home” was recorded in Boston amongst friends, written over the course of Torres’ meanderings the past five years. He’s still finding his voice, some days channeling old Texas troubadours and others a more piano-based beat. He’s figuring it out and for once, laying down shallow roots in East Nashville, which feels like home these days… until his nationwide tour starts in March.
Tune into Lightning 100 to hear “Worn Down Woman” and see him play as their artist of the week this Friday February 6th at Soulshine Pizza.
Hangout Saturdays – 2015 Promotion Official Rules:
These rules govern the Hangout Saturdays Promotion (“the promotion”). The Promotion begins on Saturday, January 31, 2015 and ends on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
Each Saturday during the Promotion Dates, Lightning 100 (‘the station”), Bud Light and Mellow Mushroom Nashville (“the sponsors”) will play ‘Hangout Games’ (listed below) for a chance to win one of 6 (six) prizes offered during the promotion.
Prizing offered for The Promotion is as follows:
(5) pairs of GA tickets to The Hangout Music Festival
(1) Grand Prize package to be awarded on Saturday, March 7, 2015
Grand prize package consists of: (2) VIP Passes to The Hangout Music Festival, 4-day, 3-night Condominium accommodations in Gulf Shores, Alabama (May 15-18, 2015).
To participate in the Promotion, participants may enter at Mellow Mushroom Nashville each Saturday beginning on Saturday, January 31, 2015 between 1-3pm CDT and ending on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2:30pm CDT (the “Entry Period”) as follows:
HOW TO ENTER:
Join us at Mellow Mushroom Nashville, TN – each Saturday, between 1-3pm CDT during the Entry Period to play the Hangout Games listed below. One entry into the grand prize drawing will be given to all persons age 21 and older who fill out an entry blank during the eligible entry period at each event.
In addition, during the Hangout Saturdays event each Saturday within the Entry Period, each winning Hangout Game is an entry into the drawing. Each participant is limited to one entry per Hangout Game won per event during the Entry Period.
To determine each winner of games above, the Official rules for each game listed above will apply. Official game rules are available by clicking link next to each game. All official rules are also available for review at Mellow Mushroom Nashville, 212 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203. In all instances, a coin flip will determine which player will take the initial turn to begin a game.
At the end of each Hangout Saturdays event, at approximately 3PM CST, a winner will be randomly drawn from all eligible entries received during that day’s entry period for two (2) GA tickets to Hangout Music Festival 2015.
On March 7, 2015, at the end of the final entry period, one entry will be entered into the random drawing for each eligible Hangout Game won during the contest period.
Participants may win a maximum of one (1) prize during the promotion. If a participant is deemed a winner of a weekly prize of two (2) GA tickets, said winner reserves the right to give up the prize of two (2) GA tickets to claim the Grand Prize. In this instance only, an additional random drawing would then take place to award the two (2) GA tickets.
Odds of winning Grand Prize depends upon number of eligible entries received.
The Promotion is open to all persons who are legal U. S. residents, who are 21 years of age or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees, officers, directors and agents of the Station, Mellow Mushroom, Bud Light, their corporate affiliates, Station’s advertising and promotional agencies, participating sponsors, prize suppliers, their respective affiliates (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and the members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings or children) and those living in the same household of each (whether related or not), are ineligible to enter or win. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By participating, entrant agrees to comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Station, which are final and binding in all respects.
The winner(s) may be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and must provide winner’s complete address, date of birth and phone number to claim a prize(s).
Entrants are required to provide truthful information and the Station will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. The Station will disqualify any entrant who does not meet the eligibility requirements and will also delete any entry as required by law.
Grand Prize drawing will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the conclusion of Hangout Saturdays (approximately 3pm CST) at Mellow Mushroom Nashville, 212 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203.. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE PRESENT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN GRAND PRIZE ON MARCH 7, 2015 AT 3PM.
One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded in this Promotion. The Grand Prize is a Grand prize package consists of: (2) VIP Passes to The Hangout Music Festival 2015, 4-day, 3-night Condominium accommodations in Gulf Shores, Alabama (May 15-18, 2015); five (5) additional prizes will be awarded in this Promotion. The five (5) additional prizes each consist of: two (2) General Admission (GA) tickets to The Hangout Music Festival 2015 in Gulf Shores, Alabama (May 15-17, 2015).
All Prize winners and guests must be 21 years of age or older. The Grand Prize winner and guest must sign a Publicity, Liability Waiver and Travel Release form. If a prize-related event or travel is unable to take place as scheduled, for reasons such as cancellation, preemption, postponement or unavailability, including for weather, or for any reason beyond the control of the Promotion Entities, their sole responsibility to the Prize winner will be to award the remaining available elements of the Prize(s) and no substitution or compensation will be provided for the unawarded elements of the Prize(s). Vouchers/certificates/tickets are not refundable or transferable, and may not be substituted or exchanged for cash or credit at any time, nor will vouchers/certificates/tickets be replaced if lost or stolen. The Station and/or venue, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to deny entry to or to remove the Prize winner(s) and/or guest(s) if either engages in disruptive behavior or in a manner with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at any of the prize-related events.
No more than the stated number of prizes specified in these official rules will be awarded. All prizes or prize certificates must be claimed at the office of the Station at the address below during regular business hours. The winner(s) will forfeit any prize(s) or prize certificate(s) not claimed within sixty (60) days of winning. In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed or shipped to the winner(s), it will be with the prior written consent of the winner(s) and therefore, winner(s) assumes the risk of its loss. The Station is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize(s) or prize certificate(s).
Prize(s) is not transferable, and no substitution, assignment or cash equivalent of prize(s) is permitted, except by the Station (solely at its discretion), which reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize portion with another prize or prize portion of greater or equal value. The prize(s) are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and unless otherwise expressly specified, do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Promotion Entities are not responsible for winners’ limitations that prevent acceptance or use of prize(s). Entrants acknowledge that the Promotion Entities have not made, and are not in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranties, representations or guarantees, and hereby disclaim any and all warranties, expressed or implied, whether by contract or law, concerning any prize, including without limitation, implied warranties of quality, merchantability, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Other restrictions may apply.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
Decisions of the Station management with respect to the Promotion are final.
On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at approximately 3pm CST the Station will randomly select one (1) Prize winner from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period.
The Station will notify the Prize winner in person following the drawing – ENTRANTS MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.
Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
Prize(s) will be awarded only upon confirmation of eligibility and completion of all requisite releases. The winner(s) must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within sixty (60) days of winning or prize(s) will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected (time permitting) in a random drawing of all remaining eligible entries. If a winner has not reached the age of majority in his/her state of residence, the prize(s) will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian. If a potential winner(s), fails to sign and return the required fully-executed affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize(s).
Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner(s). The winner(s) may be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 with the winner’s full Social Security Number or the equivalent for receipt of any prize(s) and will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 with the winner’s full Social Security Number or the equivalent for receipt of any prize(s) valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by the Station in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in forfeiture of the prize(s). Such winnings of $600 or more will be reported to the IRS. Estimated retail value of Grand Prize: $2,198 tix + need condo value; each additional prize of two (2) GA tickets has value of: $498.
Participation in the Promotion and/or acceptance of prize(s) constitutes entrant’s and/or winner’s (and guest’s, if applicable) permission for the Station or its designees to interview the winner(s) (or guest(s), if applicable), to photograph, film and record each winner (or guest, if applicable), and to use in commerce and in any media, now or hereafter known, throughout the world, in perpetuity, his/her name, prize(s) won, hometown (city and state), biographic information, likeness, photograph, voice, audio or video recording and/or any statements made by him/her regarding the Station, the Promotion and/or its sponsor(s) for purposes of trade, publicity or promotion without notice or additional compensation, notification or permission, in perpetuity, except where prohibited by law. Each winner (and guest, if applicable) agrees to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize, except where prohibited by law.
Participation in the Promotion and/or acceptance of prize(s) constitutes entrant’s and/or winner’s (and guest’s, if applicable) agreement to release, discharge, and hold harmless the Promotion Entities and their respective officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives and all of their successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from any prize(s) awarded and participation in the Promotion, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property, which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in the Promotion, or delivery, possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any Promotion-related activity, including, but not limited to, any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery.
If for any reason this Promotion cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to, as a result of tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Released Parties that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion, or if the Promotion is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, the Station reserves the right to cancel, terminate, suspend and/or modify the Promotion. If the Promotion is terminated before the original end date, the Station reserves the right, in its sole discretion to, to modify the procedure for selecting winner(s), unless the nature of the event giving rise to such termination renders it impossible to select winner(s).
The Released Parties are not responsible for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of a prize(s); (ii) incorrect or inaccurate entry information, human error, failure or omission; (iii) unauthorized human intervention; (iv) lost, stolen, mangled, illegible and incomplete entries; (v) any cancellations, delays, diversions, substitutions or omissions whatsoever by any transportation providers or any other persons or entities providing any services to winner(s) (and guest(s), if applicable) including any results thereof such as changes in services or location necessitated by same. Further, the Released Parties are not responsible if any part of a Promotion prize cannot be awarded due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism or other factors beyond the Released Parties’ control.
Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different identities, registrations or any other methods may void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. The use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, promotion entry services or proxies) will void all entries by that entrant at the Station’s discretion. The Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person who it believes is tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion. Failure to comply with the rules of the Promotion may result in an entrant’s disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prize or prizes. If the Station makes a good faith determination that an entrant has cheated or committed fraudulent activity in connection with a Promotion, the Station may disqualify that entrant from entering and/or winning this and any or all future Station-administered Promotions and seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The Station reserves the right to make changes to the rules of the Promotion, including, without limitation, the substitution of a prize(s) of equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Promotion Entities, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, the Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel, terminate, suspend or modify the Promotion and shall not be required to award a substitute prize(s).
For a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to “Hangout Saturdays promotion– Official Rules,” Attn: Promotion, WRLT 1310 Clinton Street Suite 215 Nashville, TN 37203. For the names of the prize winner(s) send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by March 31, 2015 to the above address marked “Hangout Saturdays promotion – Winner List.” The Official Rules and the Winner List (when completed) shall also be available during regular business hours at the main offices of the Station and may be posted online at wrlt.com.
Administrator: WRLT 1310 Clinton St. Suite 215 Nashville, TN 37203
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Contest is sponsored Tuned In Broadcasting and Nashville Tattoo and Hair Removal. Contest is open to legal U.S. and Tennessee residents 18 years of age or older and living in Middle Tennessee at the time of entry. Prizes are non-transferable by winners. Employees of Sponsors are not eligible. Government Issued ID, proof of age, identity, and eligibility must be furnished to Tuned In Broadcasting and Nashville Tattoo and Hair Removal upon request. All entry form information must be complete and accurate. Sponsors will not award a prize to anyone not meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entry. Tuned In Broadcasting and Nashville Tattoo and Hair Removal reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if these Contest rules are not followed. By entering, you agree to comply with all applicable law and these Contest rules, and you agree to abide all decisions of Tuned In Broadcasting and Nashville Tattoo and Hair Removal.
One (1) Way to enter for a chance to win the contest: (a) Internet: Visit HTTP://www.lightning100.com and follow the online instructions to complete and submit an online entry. Sponsor’s designated computer is the official time keeping device for this contest. No other forms of entry are valid. Limit one (1) entry per person.
Every like you receive will be counted as one (1) vote for your entry in the UnTattoo You Contest. Votes will be counted through the end of the entry period, the picture with the most votes does not necessary win the contest. Voting will ONLY determine the five finalists, from which the grand prize winner will be selected. The winner will be selected on or around February 27th, 2015 and announced on or around March 3, 2015.
Potential Winners will be notified by phone, email, or mail. Tuned In Broadcasting and Nashville Tattoo and Hair Removal is not responsible for incomplete, incomprehensible, or out-of-service contact information. If Tuned In Broadcasting and Nashville Tattoo and Hair Removal is unable, after making a reasonable effort, to contact a selected Potential Winner, that Potential Winner will be disqualified and a new Potential Winner will be selected from remaining entries. Prizes must be claimed within 5 days of being notified. Prizes not claimed within 5 days of winning will be forfeited. 5. Prizes and Odds of Winning.
The Grand Prize is for a guaranteed plan of one medium area. Size of the Medium tattoo package is roughly 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. For full details of the guaranteed plan, visit NashvilleTattooRemoval.com. Appointments must be made in advance, as with any medical clinic. There are no fees associated with this prize. All upgrade fees or taxes not specifically included in the applicable prize descriptions are the responsibility of the respective Prize Winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Terms and Conditions; Limitation of Liability.
Participants are responsible for complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and with these Contest Rules, and by entering, participants agree to be bound to these Contest Rules. Any security breach or other attempt by an entrant or other party to tamper with the proper administration of the Contest will disqualify the entrant and may result in civil or criminal action against the entrant or other party and may result in the discontinuation, suspension, or cancellation of the Contest. Winners and entrants agree, except where prohibited by law, to release and discharge, hold harmless and indemnify the Contest Entities, their employees, agents and representatives, officers and directors and their immediate families, successors and assigns, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest, from any and all tax liability that may be imposed or associated with receipt or use of the prizes, and from and against any and all claims, actions, proceedings, and liability for any damages, expenses, fees, injury or losses (INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH) sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the prize or while traveling to, preparing for, or participating in any Contest-related or prize-related activity. Winners must execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release. Nashville Tattoo and Hair Removal and Tuned In Broadcasting retain the discretion to make all decisions regarding the interpretation and application of these rules. All decisions of Nashville Tattoo and Hair Removal and Tuned In Broadcasting are final and discretionary. In the event the selected winner(s) of the prize are/is ineligible or refuse(s) the prize or in the event the prize is forfeited for any other reason, the prize will be forfeited and Nashville Tattoo and Hair Removal, in their sole discretion, may select an alternate winner from remaining entries. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Contest, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of Tennessee. Prizes may be considered income, and any and all taxes associated with prizes are responsibility of winner.
Disclaimer and Force Majeure. Contest Sponsors, their affiliated, parent, and subsidiary companies, their employees, agents and officers, advertising and promotion agencies, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest are not responsible for: (1) problems associated with television transmission, radio transmission, cable transmission, satellite transmission, phone lines, facsimile, or cable lines and/or phone or IP numbers that are beyond their control—this includes, but is not limited to: a busy signal, operator interference, cellular interference, Internet congestion, technical or atmospheric conditions that disrupt the completion of a phone call, facsimile transmission, email transmission, or cable modem service, or other Internet interruptions or malfunctions or for technical difficulties which may prohibit, prevent, or interfere with the transmission of television or radio signals to all or limited geographic areas during the playing of the Contest or that may prohibit, prevent, or interfere with the submission of an entry form; failures of or other problems relating to computer hardware, software, the Internet, or similar systems, including but not limited to difficulties relating to contestants’ ISP, DSL, or cable modem access, “worms,” or viruses; (2) typographical errors in any materials relating to the Contest; (3) lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, or delayed entry forms; (4) cancellations, postponements, or delays; (5) Acts of God, war, terrorism, government regulation, disaster, fire, strikes, civil disorder, or other similar causes beyond the control of the Contest Sponsors, their affiliated, parent, and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotional agencies and their immediate assigns, making it inadvisable, illegal, impossible, or impractical to continue the Contest or to perform under these Rules. Contest Sponsors make no warranty, guarantee, or representation of any kind concerning any prize, and Contest Sponsors specifically DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, WARRANTY OF FITNESS, AND ANY OTHER IMPLIED WARRANTY.
These Official rules supersede all other published editions. Nashville Tattoo and Hair Removal and Tuned In Broadcasting reserves the right to amend these Contest rules as necessary, in their sole discretion, to ensure the fair administration of the Contest or to comply with applicable law. Due to protection of entrants privacy, a list of winners’ names is NOT available from Nashville Tattoo and Hair Removal and Tuned In Broadcasting.