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.
Dj Picks Hammel - Trent Rice – Hickory Hollow – Hickory Hollow Wells - The Cold Stares - Fire In The Sand
This Just In
The Paranormals – Carolina – Tomahawk(Playin’ Live Saturday July 5 High Watt w/ The Cunning & Commitment Bells) Geoffrey Louis Koch -Gold Dust-Follow The Voices (released Last week) Derek Johnson – Waterfall Boy Named Banjo – State Lines – Long Story Short
Live in the Lightning 100 Old Crow Medicine Show- Remedy out tomorrow Old Crow Medicine Show(Live) – Sweet Amaretto Old Crow Medicine Show(Live) – The Warden
Bands Around Town The Delta Saints - Out To See – Death Letter Jubilee (Playin’ Live Thursday 7/3/14 at Tin Roof Nashville w/ Jamestown Revival, Goodbye June and Wind And The Wave) Goodbye June – Daisy (Playin’ Live Thursday 7/3/14 at Tin Roof Nashville w/ Jamestown Revival, The Delta Saints and Wind And The Wave) Colony House – Silhouettes – (Playin’ Live Sunday 7/6/14 at 3rd & Lindsley w/ Bad Suns)
LIGHTNING 100’S LIVE ON THE GREEN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 LINEUP TO FEATURE
CAGE THE ELEPHANT, THE HEAD AND THE HEART, CITY AND COLOUR,
JAKE BUGG, INGRID MICHAELSON, G LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE,
THE WILD FEATHERS, AND MORE…
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ADDITIONAL ARTISTS AND FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED THURSDAY, JULY 3
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ALL DATES REMAIN FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
VIP PACKAGES AND TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Nashville, TN (June 26, 2014) – The 2014 lineup for Lightning 100‘s Live On The Green Music Festival, Nashville’s free summer music festival held at Public Square Park, was announced today on Lightning 100. Running three consecutive Thursdays – August 14, 21, 28 and wrapping up with a weekend finale on September 4, 5 and 6, the festival will feature headlining artists Cage The Elephant, The Head And The Heart, City and Colour, Jake Bugg, Ingrid Michaelson, G Love & Special Sauce, and The Wild Feathers.
Additional artists joining the lineup include Augustana, Delta Spirit, The Lone Bellow, Wild Cub, The Features, The Weeks, Spanish Gold, Johnnyswim, All Them Witches, Goodbye June, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Sugar & The Hi-Los, and the winners of Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem contest, Phin. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks including one headlining act, which will be announced on July 3, 2014 at Lightning 100’s Independence Rocks Concert. All updates and official set times will be posted to www.liveonthegreen.net.
VIP TICKET PACKAGES NOW ON SALE:
While the festival is free and open to the public, Live On The Green offers an exclusive VIP area for guests interested in a premium concert experience. VIP ticket-holders will enjoy access to the 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. Series and single week VIP tickets are on sale now at www.liveonthegreen.net.
LIVE ON THE GREEN 2014 SPONSORS INCLUDE:
Lightning 100, Erie Insurance, Regions Bank, MillerCoors, Tenth & Blake Brewing Co., Coca Cola, Blue Chair Bay Rum, Piedmont Natural Gas, Carl Black Chevrolet, TVA Green Power Switch, Doubletree by Hilton-Nashville, DET Distributing, Inc., Team Green Adventures, Pareto Realty, Friendly Arctic Printing & Design, Bacon & Caviar Gourmet Catering, Green Village Recycling, Mountain Creative Agency, Sitemason, Inc., Service Source, Nashville Vapor, Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Griffin Technology and Pioneer Coach.
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:
Locally owned and operated for 24 years, Lightning 100, WRLT 100.1 FM, Nashville’s independent radio, has maintained an unwavering dedication to the city through its unique on-air programming and events. The award winning station’s adult album alternative (AAA) radio format defies labels and incorporates a wider range of music genres with a focus on local, independent, emerging, and national artists. WRLT also serves the community through its numerous outreach & service programs as well as through its own outdoor adventure organization, Team Green Adventures created to promote health, community service, and environmental awareness. Additional information can be found at www.lightning100.com.