G. Love stopped by the Lightning 100 studio today to chat with Lt. Dan & perform 3 songs live that will be on his new album Sugar April 22nd, 2014.
Episode86. the615 02/24/14
Local Artist of the week- Playing Soulshine 01/28/13
Majestico- I Just Want To-(Playin’ live Friday 2/28 at Soulshine Pizza at 7pm)
Hammel – Twiggs – Train (Playin Thur @ Tin Roof for On-Tap)
Wells – Amy Stroup- Back Burner- Tunnel (Playin’ Wednesday 2/26/14 at Mercy Lounge w/ Lenacha and Tom Jordan
This Just In
Justin Forrest – City Life – Chapters- (Happy Birthday Twitter)
Katie Herzig- Walk Through Walls- Walk Through Walls
The By Gods – We’re Going All Night – Moderate Rock
Live in the Lightning 100 Studios -Andrew Leahey & the Homestead
Andrew Leahey live- The Good Life
Andrew Leahey and the Homestead- Little In Love- Summer Sleeve
Bands Around Town
The Daily Howl – Make Your Colors Run (Playin Live Thursday 2/27/14 at Tin Roof w/ Smooth Hound Smith and The Twiggs)
The Delta Saints – Cigarette (Playin’ Live Friday 2/28(Humming House & Boom forest( and Saturday 3/1(Joe Robinson & Omega Swan) at Exit/In
Honey Locust- Walking Shoes (CD release show Friday 2/28 at Stone Fox)
Lightning 100 loves Bastille’s song Pompeii. We joke around how the intro sounds similar to the Lion King theme song. So we put the two together for your enjoyment. Click here to watch the video.
Lord Huron performing a secret show for some Lightning 100 listeners before their sold out show at Cannery Ballroom last week.
This past Sunday’s Lightning 100 Unplugged show featured some new versions of some of your favorite Lightning 100 music, including a great live version of Death Cab For Cutie’s “I Will Possess Your Heart” and Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl” on piano. Get your coffee brewing early and plan to join me next Sunday morning at 9:30am!
Here’s what I played:
|Artist||Song Title||Backstage Bonnaroo||Sun 2/23/14|
|Jack Johnson||I Got You||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Alt J||Tessellate||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Ben Harper||Fight Outta You||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Neil Young||Cinnamon Girl||Live at The Cellar Door|
|Ray LaMontagne||Forever My Friend||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Death Cab For Cutie||I Will Possess Your Heart||Live From The Archives, Vol. 15|
|Ryan Adams||Lucky Now||iTunes Session|
|Vance Joy||EmmyLou||Lightning 100 Secret Show|
|Father John Misty||I’m Writing A Novel||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Talking Heads||Psycho Killer (live)||Stop Making Sense|
|Shawn Colvin||Sunny Came Home||Live From The Archives, Vol. 5|
|Ed Kowalczyk||Lightning Crashes||Lightning 100 In Studio July 10, 2009|
|Coldplay||God Put A Smile Upon Your Face||Live From The Archives, Vol. 15|
|G. Love||Peace, Love and Happiness||Live From The Archvies, Vol. 15|
|Peter Bradley Adams||You Dance||Nashville Sunday Night, June 11, 2006|
Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop stopped by the Lightning studios to talk spirits in a new morning show feature we are calling The Tasting Bar! This week we are talking Texas Whiskey and Canadian Apple Cider.
Did you hear about the secret Lord Huron show? Check it out!
Episode85. the615 01/17/14
Local Artist of the week- Playing Soulshine 01/31/13
Rebecca Roubion- This Is What Love Looks Like (Playin’ live Friday 2/21 at Soulshine Pizza at 7pm)
Hammel -Natalie Prass – So Silent So Strong – Sense of Transcendence (Playin’ live Saturday 2/22/14 at The Stone Fox)
Wells – Sam Stringfield- No Cocaine On Sunday
This Just In
Two Blushing Pilgrims – Divided Rivals
The Cunning – Never Seen A Woman
The Oak Creek Band- Pixelated- XI
Live in the Lightning 100 Studios -Corry Branan
Cory Branan- Karen’s Song- Mutt
Cory Branan- Meantime blues- Yet To Be Released
Bands Around Town
Turbo Fruits-Gamble Tamble- Butter (Playin’ Live Friday 2/21/14 at Marathon Music Works w/ Hard Working Americans
Hard Working Americans- Down To The Well ((Playin’ Live Friday 2/21/14 at Marathon Music Works w/ Turbo Fruits)
Ben Cameron – I Think I Know I Love You (Playin’ Live Thursday 2/20/14 at The 5 Spot)
What a difference a year makes. In 12 short months, Echosmith have gone from little-known Los Angeles alt-pop gem to Warped Tour’s undeniable breakout band. Basking in the glow of a summer spent playing to thousands of fans all over the country, the quartet—which consists of Sierota siblings Jamie (vocals/guitar), Sydney (vocals/keyboard), Noah (vocals/bass), and Graham (drums)—is even more excited to share their music with all the people who weren’t able to see them on the annual punk-rock summer camp.
“We were super excited when we found out we’d be playing [Warped Tour],” remembers Jamie. “So many bands grow from that and come out with tons of fans.” Adds Sydney, “Going into it, I was totally nervous because we were so different, style-wise and age-wise, from almost every other band and I wasn’t sure if that was going to work against us, but it ended up being the exact opposite.” The band was originally slated to play just the first half of the tour, but the reaction was so overwhelming, they were invited to stay until the end, which meant more people would get to hear music off the band’s upcoming debut album, Talking Dreams, out Oct. 1.
The full-length was produced by Mike Elizondo (Tegan And Sara, Gary Clark Jr., Maroon 5), who also happened to sign the band to Warner Bros. along with WBR chairman and fellow producer Rob Cavallo. Though the members of Echosmith might be young, they are heavily influenced by the music they listened to growing up—which includes a lot of early-’80s New Wave—and can be heard on songs like “Come With Me” and “The Safest Place.”
The band’s new album might not be out until fall, but if you go to any Echosmith show, in the meantime, you’ll already hear the audience singing right along. In June, Echosmith released a 3-song Summer Sampler, featuring tracks from the LP, including fan favorites like “Come Together,” “Cool Kids” and the debut’s title track, the video for which was directed by famed actress Clea DuVall (Argo, American Horror Story).
“I remember the first time it happened [on Warped], it seemed so weird to me,” remembers Sydney. “I’d get the chills every time—even though it was 110 degrees. It’s just so cool to see other people as passionate about the band as we are.”
With a blend of style and substance, it’s no wonder Echosmith is connecting with both critics and fans. Alternative Press named them as one of the “100 Bands You Need To Know in 2013,” MTV declared them a “Buzzworthy Obsession” and Seventeen called Sydney’s voice “stunning.” Plus, after seeing the band’s electric live show, recent converts are constantly tweeting glowing endorsements like “I listened to @echosmith for four hours straight in the car yesterday” and “I am so freaking excited for the @echosmith new album!!! #cantwait.”
One song that seems to get the loudest crowd response is “Cool Kids,” a dreamy Smiths-esque strut that encourages people embrace our differences because that’s actually what makes each and every one of us cool. With lyrics like, “I wish that I could be like the cool kids / ’Cause all the cool kids seem to fit in,” it’s no wonder fans of all ages are relating to the sentiment. Echosmith’s “in crowd” of outsiders is sure to grow when the band hits the road for more tourdates this fall. So what’s it like for them to look out on-stage and see a sea of smiling young faces staring back? “I think it’s really cool to be the same age as our fans,” explains Sydney, “because when we meet each other and start talking, it’s like we’re friends already.”
East Nashville’s own, Todd Snider, has a new band with Dave Schools of Widespread Panic called, Hard Working Americans.
Catch them this Friday with another great Nashville act, Turbo Fruits, at Marathon Music Works.
Raised in the Heart of Dixie, Rebecca Roubion is more than a pretty face with a song. At times, a sleight, speckled songbird commanding affection to a sprightly, weightless tune; at others, Roubion presents as a barely-hinged crooner, bearing her heart in a soaring, emphatic ballad. Carol King and Eva Cassidy are anything but strangers, and while she borrows from these soulful matriarchs of yore, there’s something fresh and enticing about her interpretation of folk-infused indie-pop.
“There’s a beautifully fresh voice on the Nashville music scene, and it belongs to Rebecca Roubion. It’s time to be introduced to the sweet sounds of this emerging artist with tastings of soul and folk that mark the start of a promising future for this independent Nashville artist.” – John Tumminello, Musicians Corner
Also included were two songs from Lord Huron’s Not So Secret, Secret Show for Lightning 100 listeners, Thursday February 13.
|Artist||Song Title||Backstage Bonnaroo||Sun 2/16/14|
|Umphries McGee||That’s The Way||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Iron and Wine||Tree By The River||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Walk The Moon||Life During Wartime||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Gomez||See The World||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Jason Isbell||Traveling Alone||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Brett Dennen||She’s Mine||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Ben Harper||In The Colors||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Black Keys||Ten Cent Pistol||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Citizen Cope||Son’s Gonna Rise||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Lucius||Turn It Around||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Frank Turner||The Way I Tend To Be||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Alt-J||Breeze Blocks||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Portugal. The Man||Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Local Natives||Breakers||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|The Rubens||My Gun||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Nobody Right, Nobody Wrong||Michael Franti||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Take A Walk||Passion Pit||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Lord Huron||Until The Night Turns||Secret Show|
|Lord Huron||Lonesome Dreams||Secret Show|
Nashville based singer songwriter, Cory Branan, stopped by the Lightning 100 studio to share some new songs last week.
Cory talked about his new album, becoming a father, and showed off his guitar playing skills.
Lisa and Dave from The Bottle Shop stopped by the Lightning 100 studios to talk about a few drinks that would be perfect for Valentines day! Listen all Friday morning the recipes.
Episode84. the615 01/10/14
Local Artist of the week
Feedback Revival- Beautiful Life-Feedback Revival-(Playin’ live Friday 2/14 at Soulshine Pizza at 7pm)
Hammel – Peyton Parker & Jon Latham – The Braver Man
Wells – What Up English- Summer-By the Way You Look
This Just In
Judson- Moon Pie
Dean Fields – More Than I Deserve – Any Minute Now
Live in the Lightning 100 Studios -Kate Tucker + The Sons Of Sweden
Kate Tucker- Blue Hotel- The Shape The Color The Feel
Kate Tucker - Island of the Misfit – The Shape The Color The Feel
Bands Around Town
Mercy Bell- Dirty Keds (Playin’ Live Tuesday 2/11 @ Basement)
That’s My Kid- When You Gonna Go (Playin’ live tonight at Mercy for 8 off 8th w/ Radar Vs. Wolf, Lines In the Sky, Switchmen and more)
Alan Thompson Band- Dirt To Dust- (Playin’ live Sunday 2/16 at Exit/In w/ Band, Cory Branan, & Lucero)
Submit a photo with 2 of your friends in front of the poster for a chance to win 3 front row tickets to the show! Visit one of these locations to take the picture! Click here to upload your photo. Voting end son Feb 21st at 5pm(CST).
Foster The People have unveiled the official music video for “Coming Of Age,” the first single from their highly anticipated forthcoming album Supermodel (out March 18 on Columbia Records). Directed by BRTHR, the nostalgic video can be seen HERE, as well as on air on MTV, MTV2, mtvU and MTV Hits throughout the day. VH1 will also premiere the video on the Top 20 Countdown this Saturday, February 8 at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday, February 9 at 8:00 a.m. Additionally, watch a special behind-the-scenes video and interview on MTV HERE and VH1 HERE.
Join us every Saturday at Pour House Nashville from 1 to 3 for the Hang Out Games! Come to compete for your chance for a Grand Prize VIP package to the Hang Out Festival 2014! We’ll also be giving away several General Admission Tickets! The more you come, the more you have a chance to win. We’ll also have some live performances from some of the local bands that will be performing at the Hang Out Festival 2014. Stay tuned in to Lightning 100 for the up to date information on who and when bands will be performing. Let the games begin!
Koa started in the fall of 2012, with Chase Bader (Vocals, Guitar) and Conor Kelly (Lead Guitar) at Belmont University, following past musical ventures by both. After years of sending material back and forth over the internet to each other, Conor relocated to Nashville, where the two began to reconstruct some of the past ideas. The two met Ryan Ladd (Bass) and began recording what is to be their debut ep Cool It Down, which came out in February 2013. Will Youngclaus (Drums) soon after joined the band locking down the rhythm section, and finally Alex Mathews (Sax), completing the lineup. We’re all about the good vibes and making people dance; come see us play!
Episode83. the615 02/03/14
Local Artist of the week- Playing Soulshine 02/07/13 at 7:15)
KOA- Cool It Down- Cool It Down
Hammel – Dan Tedesco – Favorite Of All Time – Death In The Valley (out 2/4/14)
Wells – Jonny P- Drive
This Just In
Carly Koehn- Who’s Sorry Now
Kynlie – You & Me – The In Between E.P.
Bear In The Campsite – Nothing At All – Hotel Infinity
Live in the Lightning 100 Studios
Roots Of A Rebellion live- Charleston
Bands Around Town
Ranch Ghost- Ragged Mile (Playin’ Live Thursday 2/6 at South on Demonbreun)
Farewell Flight- Scarecrow- I Was A Ghost- (Playin’ Live CD release show Thurs, Feb. 6 at High Watt w/ Joy of Painting and Lorien)
Hotel War- Casino ( Playin’ Live at 12th & Porter Saturday 2/8/14)
Shy Guy- Off and On- (Road to bonnaroo 2/3/14 at Mercy Lounge w/ Blank Range, Elise Davis, The Get Togethers, Goodbye June, Majestico, Meth Dad, modoc, Then Vibes, The Wans)
Rules for Counterpoint Beer, Bands & Bingo:
Each Tuesday between February 4, 2014 and March 25, 2014 (“contest period”) Lightning 100 & Tin Roof Nashville will play Beer Bands & Bingo for a chance to win a pair of weekend passes to Counterpoint Festival 2014! Counterpoint Festival 2014 will feature performances by Outkast, Foster The People, STS9, Pretty Lights, Moon Taxi, Sleigh Bells, Thievery Corporation and many more in Kingston Downs, Georgia, April 25-27. Complete lineup at www.counterpointfestival.com
How it works:
Join us each Tuesday beginning February 4, 2014 and ask for your Beer Bands & Bingo punch card and hang out to play bingo for a chance at great weekly prizes.
During the Beer Bands & Bingo event each Tuesday during the contest period, each winning Bingo game card may be exchanged for an entry into the Grand Prize drawing. Bring your punch card each week during the contest period and the Tin Roof staff will punch your card after you’ve played at least two games of bingo.
On March 25, 2014, at the end of the contest period, one entry blank will be given for entry in the Grand Prize for every punch on the punch card during the contest period.
Odds of winning Grand Prize depends upon number of eligible entries received.
Grand Prize drawing will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the conclusion of Beer Bands & Bingo (approximately 10pm) inside the Green Room at Tin Roof Nashville. Eligible participants MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN ON MARCH 25, 2014 AT 10PM. MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO ENTER.
The band was formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2009, and currently consists of keyboardist/guitarist/singer Daniel Ellsworth from Minnesota, drummer Joel Wren from Kansas, guitarist Timon Lance and bassist Marshall Skinner both from Ohio. Former member(s) of the band include Ricky Perry who played guitar on their first album, Civilized Man.
In 2010, the band ran a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund their album, Civilized Man. The album was engineered and co-produced by Mark Nevers, who has also worked with Will Oldham, Andrew Bird, Yo La Tengo and Lambchop. The album was recorded at Beech House Studios in Nashville, Tennessee in early 2011, and was released digitally and physically in May 2011.
In late 2011, Amazon MP3 named Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes’ album, Civilized Man, the number 76 album out of the top 100 albums of the year. At the same time, the online music retailer also named the band’s single, “Shoe Fits,” the number seven song of the year. On February 2, 2012, Civilized Man was featured as Amazon MP3‘s Daily Deal and the following week, the album charted on Billboard’s Heatseeker’s chart at position 18.
“Shoe Fits” was released as a music video on August 8, 2011, and was Directed and Produced by Austin Gros, in Nashville, Tennessee. The single was also featured on the Australian Television series Offspring and was included on their Season 3 Soundtrack, released in Australia on June 8, 2012.
The band released their second music video for the song “Bleeding Tongue” on June 6, 2012. It premiered on Paste Magazine.
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes was named by The Deli Magazine as Nashville’s Best Emerging Artist of 2012. The title was given based on a combination of fan voting and staff opinions.
In May 2013, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes entered the studio to record their second full-length album at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, Tennessee. The album was co-produced by Grammy Award winner Vance Powell, who has worked withThe Whigs, Kings of Leon, Jack White, and The White Stripes. The album is expected to be released in early 2014 with an extensive tour in support of the album. While in studio, the band was featured in an article in Paste Magazine, including an interview and a write-up saying “There’s very little you can guarantee in life, but one of the surer bets is that Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes will make you dance.”
In anticipation of the band’s new album, Esquire named Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes one of their 15 Bands to Watch in 2014.
The band’s second album, named Kid Tiger, is set to be released on March 4, 2014. The songs were written while the band was touring and represented a collaborative effort of the band members. The first single from the new record, entitled “Sun Goes Out”, was released on January 21, 2014.
Episode82. the615 01/27/14
Local Artist of the week- Playing Soulshine Friday 01/31/13
Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes- Sun Goes Out- Kid Tiger (CD Release show at Exit/In March 8th w/ Alanna Royale & Blank Range)
Hammel – Fly Golden Eagle – Pstche’s Dagger – Swagger
Wells – Buffalo Clover – The Ruse -Test Your Love
This Just In
Lance & Lea – Seventeen Lives – Lance & Lea
Colony House- Keep On Moving On
Justin & the Cosmics- Cutter Blues
Live in the Lightning 100 Studios Feedback Revival – (CD release show Thursday 1/30/13 at High Watt w/ Kim Logan, EL EL, Bones Owens and Queens BLVD)
Feedback Revival live- Beautiful Life
FeedBack Revival- Carry On- Feedback Revival
Bands Around Town
Tesla Rosa- Wishes(Playin’ Live Thursday at 12 & Porter w/ Blank Range and Marc Scibilia- Team Green Resolution Social)
Moseley- Faith. Full- (Playin’ Live Saturday 2/1/14 at Marathon Music Works for Beer Bacon & Burlesque noon-6)
The Whigs – Waiting- (Playin’ live Saturday 2/1/13 at Exit/In)
Life’s unpredictable purpose always seems to stem from life’s worst tragedies. That is just how Goodbye June was created. In June of 2005, guitarist Tyler Baker received the worst news of his life. His brother, PFC Shane Baker, was home on leave from the military and had been in a fatal car accident. His cousins Brandon Qualkenbush, Landon Milbourn and the rest of the family traveled to southern Indiana to comfort and ease the sting of unexpectedly losing a close loved one. For the next few weeks, the three cousins stayed together to comfort each other, reminisce about old times, laugh and cry over memories and, of course, play music together which essentially lead to the three of them writing songs to help pass the time.
In the months that followed, Landon, Brandon, and Tyler, all first cousins, began spending more time together in a makeshift rehearsal space in Tyler’s basement. “Music became a healthy emotional release,” says Landon, “which helped us to start the healing process and move forward with our lives.” When songs formed, they would take them to a local studio used to record jingles and radio commercials and started recording a demo. Once the demo was ready and they had a few shows under their belt, their family and friends began asking what their band name was. “We decided to name the band Goodbye June, to honor the memory of our brother passing and encapsulate what inspired the beginnings of this band,” explains Brandon, “if he wouldn’t have passed, I’d probably still be painting and never would have pursued music as a career.”
Brandon’s father, a Pentecostal preacher, and Landon’s father, a choir director, evangelized throughout the Bible belt during their childhood. Naturally, the cousins played and sang during these fiery Pentecostal church services. However, their musical influences are not confined to only the music they played in the sanctuary. “I would go and play at the Player’s Pub [a local blues bar in Bloomington, Indiana] and sit in on songs by anyone from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Booker T & The MG’s,” says Tyler. “It changed the way I thought about music. The music was built around moving people, much like the gospel music I was used to playing.” During their teens, Landon and Brandon found themselves listening to the secular music that was never allowed in their homes during childhood. “I remember sneaking in Bush’s Razorblade Suitcase record into my room and playing it with the volume turned down so low I had to have my ear right next to the speaker so my parents couldn’t hear it,” reminisces Brandon. You can hear these shadows of black gospel, blues, and old country hymns mixed into Goodbye June’s brand of rock.
Over the next three years after that long summer of 2005, the boys of Goodbye June began playing their material across the Midwest. They packed up their equipment in a borrowed trailer from a close family friend, and played to whoever would give them a stage. They returned home with stories about near death experiences, sleepless, rowdy nights and a flock of new fans throughout the Midwest. Goodbye June was on the map, and they have been pushing forward ever since. In 2009, taking the advice of close friends in the music industry, the cousins made the plunge and moved to Nashville TN, and became part of Music City’s emerging rock scene.
The members of Goodbye June have spent much of the past decade honing their skill as songwriters along with their proficiency as vocalists and musicians. Although Landon and Brandon are principally identified playing acoustic guitar and electric guitar, both cousins also play piano, drums, accordion and most anything else with strings or keys. Tyler always joked that he could “just play guitar” and that made him less of a man when compared to his multi-talented 1st cousins. Clearly, however, the sum of their collective efforts makes for a much greater musical experience. They typically write together and draw off of each other’s ideas. Being strong songwriters individually, and even stronger as a unit, there is never any shortage of material to build songs around. They have no set method to the songwriting process; the only constant is that everyone gets involved at some point. The fact is, the cousins of Goodbye June are constantly working on their music and perfecting their artistry, because they know that’s what it takes to make music that matters.
Their debut album “Nor The Wild Music Flow” released in June of 2012, alongside their highly anticipated debut music video “Microscope” featuring St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher and country star Steve Holy. The band embarked on a debut European tour in Fall 2013 where they toured through Germany, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Belgium, France, and Spain during a 6-week stint across the Atlantic. Goodbye June also just announced a new album coming soon with Grammy-nominated producer Paul Moak. The band is fired up about the yet to be titled sophomore project, stating “we want this album to showcase our grit and soul by focusing on straight up rock ‘n roll.”