Episode100.1. the615 06/9/14
100.1 Celebration FREE show at Marathon Music Works sponsored by SouthlandSE
The Weeks – Brother In The Night- Gutter Gaunt Gangster
Leagues – Spotlight - You Belong Here
Buffalo Clover – Truthfullness – Test Your Love
Hammel - Matt Hectorne & The Family Tree – Ease My Mind – Show Your Love
Wells - Thom Donovan – Shipwreck (Canon Album Release Party Wednesday 6/11/14 at The Basement)
This Just In
Jennie Willoughby – Honey – For The Birds
Sam Hunter & The Two Tones- Loveboat Baby
MBSB- Keys To The Kingdom- The Kids Are Gone
Moon Taxi – Running Wild (Playing SoundlandSE Wednesday 6/11/14 at Marathon Music Works FREE)
Bands Playing Bonnaroo!
EL EL – 40 Watt
Blank Range – Last Crash Landing – Phase 2
I’ll be working backstage again at Bonnaroo. It’s my 11th year in a row running the backstage interview studio. I’ve had some great memories over the years and met some amazing musicians. In 2004 we met Marc Broussard, 2005 Brett Dennen, was Brandi Carlile in 2005 as well? That’s kind of a problem. The years and sometimes the bands are hard to tell apart. If I don’t label photos, sometimes I forget which band it was. I may be a genius editing a pro tools session…but the ole memory…well not so much. Looking ahead at this year and my own private backstage bonnaroo is pretty exciting! First of all, it’s the first year that back at Lightning 100 I have an assistant, which means it’s the first year I’m not editing until midnight to get all my production done for the week. I’ve left a lot in the capable hands of Guy Fell, including my interview with John and Lilly Hiatt for this Sunday’s Father’s Day edition of Music Business Radio.
So what am I excited about on the schedule? Just about everything! We have around 40 bands booked. Some big names you’ve heard of like Cage The Elephant, James Blake, Damon Albarn (Blur and The Gorillaz) or Avett Brothers and other bands under the radar like Lake Street Drive, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and Roadkill Ghost Choir. There are personal favorites like Sarah Jarosz, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Umphrey’s McGee, and Ben Howard. We have some of my favorite Nashville based bands as well like Fly Golden Eagle, Wild Feathers, and The Wood Brothers. There are some names I don’t recognize and every year at least one of them ends up getting added to the radio station. You don’t get booked backstage at bonnaroo if someone doesn’t believe you are worth believing in. Who will it be this year?
I don’t get outside of the trailer much during the day, so I always eye the after dark performances and headliners. I’ll be clear that I was disappointed to see Kanye West make the bill again. He should be banned for all I care. My guess is it’s politics. The bosses are trying to spin it like their behind it but it doesn’t make any sense to me. Any other hip hop act on the planet would have been better. My opinion is out there so let’s move on. Breaking it into days on Thursday it’s starts early with Nashville’s own The Wild Feathers. It’s their Bonnaroo debut and the word is out about these guys. They put on an amazing live show and folks will be talking about it all weekend. Another Nashville act Cherub has been blowing up on the west coast and I’m excited to see them continue their march towards success. White Denim will take the stage at Midnight Thursday and I’m going to try and be there. I really like their music and am excited to see the live show. I should also mention another Nashville band called Bully that will be playing early at 2pm and I’ve heard great things about them. Definitely an under the radar act to check out.
Friday the festival really kicks in. Mid afternoon and there are multiple stages with bands playing at the same time I would like to see. Dr Dog, Sam Smith, The Wood Brothers, Jake Bug, Ben Howard, and Umphrey’s McGee, all play close together. Vampire Weekend and Phoenix are sure to be great live shows. Neutral Milk Hotel is about as rare a show to see as anything and the Superjam is going to be mind blowing as always. Some Nashville acts to squeeze into your schedule on Friday include John and Jacob, Fly Golden Eagle, Blank Range, and Diarrhea Planet.
Saturday we are really in the swing of things! Catch First Aid Kit, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Cake, Drive-By-Truckers, Damon Albarn, Cage The Elephant, John Butler Trio, Cut Copy, Ms. Lauren Hill, and Lionel Richie! Our very own Jack White celebrates the release of his most recent solo album Lazretto with a true headlining slot Sat night. It’s the same one The Dead had in 2004, my very first year at Bonnaroo. It’s 10yrs later and I imagine one thing we’ll have in common with that year is the rain and the mud. Bring those work boots! If Lionel Richie inspires you to stay up All Night Long then you should head to see The Flaming Lips after midnight. I bet Ashley Capps will be there! Skrillex will be getting weird around that same time with an interesting SuperJam of his own that includes Damien Marley, if that’s your scene.
Sunday Funday! You would think things would start winding down but I recommend packing some Red Bulls (dry ice will keep your stuff cool all weekend) and catching all the great music. The trophy on the wall will be catching Sir Elton John. It’s his festival debut and a bucket list artist for many a Bonnaruvian. Saturday night’s alright for fighting but the Yellow Brick Road ends with Elton. I personally think this final day has the best lineup. It is stacked up with bands big and small that make great music. From Carolina Chocolate Drops to The Lone Bellow to Arctic Monkeys. There are seriously over two dozen bands worth your time. It may be the day to take the Bonnaroo shuttle and just get a day pass. Take a look at the schedule yourself and tell me what you think. If your phone works, send me photos on twitter @danbuckley or tag me on instagram @djdanbuckley
Remember, there are a lot more bands I didn’t mention worth seeing like Andrew Bird or anything except Kanye. The festival experience is about being in the moment and taking chances on new music. Wander and discover something new! Whether it is planned or by accident, the new music we find is what truly is worth being excited about.
|Artist||Song Title||Source||Sun 6/8/14|
|Dawes||If I Wanted Someone||Backstage at Bonnaroo 2012|
|The Jayhawks||Blue||Live From Mountain Stage|
|Lord Huron||Lonesome Dreams||Secret Show Feb 13, 2014|
|The Boxer Rebellion||Diamonds||Nashville Sunday Night Live, 2013|
|LP||Into the Wild||Backstage at Bonnaroo 2012|
|Passion Pit||Take a Walk||Backstage at Bonnaroo 2013|
|Brandi Carlile||Closer to You||Live at Easy Street Records Seattle 8/3/2007|
|Blind Pilot||Keep You Right||Backstage at Bonnaroo 2013|
|Black Keys||Too Afraid to Love You||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2010|
|World Party||Waiting Such a Long Time||World Party Live|
|The 1975||Chocolate||Lightning 100 In Studio, 5/15/14|
|Toad The Wet Sprocket||Something’s Always Wrong||Acoustic Dance Party|
|Counting Crows||The Ghost in You||KBCO Studio C|
|Them Vibes||Shine On||Lightning 100 in Studio 4/18/14|
|The Pretenders w/The Duke String Quartet||Sense of Purpose||The Bridge School Concerts VOL. 1|
|Vance Joy||Riptide||Lightning 100 Secret Show|
|Snow Patrol||Take Back the City||Lightning 100 broadcast from Grimy’s 6/6/09|
|Richard Thompson||Train Don’t Leave||You? Me? Us?|
|Laura Marling||Master Hunter||Lighning 100 in Studio 2013|
|Jimmy Eat World||The Middle||Good To Go|
|Decemberists||Down by the Water||Backstage at Bonnaroo 2011|
|ALT J||Breeze Blocks||Backstage at Bonnaroo 2013|
|Frank Turner||The Way I Tend to Be||Backstage at Bonnaroo 2013|
|The Head and The Heart||Lost in My Mind||Backstage at Bonnaroo 2011|
|Brett Dennen||Make You Crazy||Acoustic|
|Walk the Moon||Tightrope||Backstage at Bonnaroo 2013|
|Trampled by Turtles||Alone||Backstage at Bonnaroo 2012|
|Michael Kiwanuka||I’m Getting Ready||Backstage at Bonnaroo 2012|
Since 2004 Lightning 100 has been setting up an interview and recording studio Backstage at Bonnaroo! We do it with a little help from our friends and today one of them, Lij Shaw, will be joining us live on Lightning 100. Lij owns a recording studio in East Nashville, The Toy Box Studio, and runs the backstage Hay Bale recording sessions. He sent us this list of his recordings this morning. Browse through them, then make a request for us to play during the noon hour on the Lightning 100 Facebook page. If we play your song, you could win tickets to Leftover Salmon at the Ryman Sept 15th. Featuring John Bell of WSP, Sam Bush, Jeff Coffin of DMB, Taj Mahal, Bill Payne of Little Feat, Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd, Randy Scruggs and many more!
Here is a link to the full playlist of songs: Bonnaroo Playlist
This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop brought over Austin from Nashville’s own Corsair to show us how to make two delicious drinks. The 1st being a Corsair Collins and Austin’s Smoky Bloody Mary.
Red Bull Sound Select artist The Tontons perform an acoustic version of “Kidd Cemetery” live on the lazy river at Hangout Music Fest 2014. Filmed and edited by Make It Pop Creations
Local Artist of The Week: Elise Davis By Charli Bray
Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Elise Davis is making waves in the Nashville music scene with her honest, relatable, and slightly sassy lyrics. Although Davis never planned on being a singer when she first began guitar lessons at age 11, she quickly discovered her voice and talent for song writing and was instantly hooked. Davis made the move to Nashville in late 2011 and has been calling Music City home ever since. During her interview, Elise stated that the things she writes “are all just very true, literal stories about my life.” Indeed, Elise captivates her listeners with raw and inspiring storytelling and leaves her audience reflecting on their own similar stories.
Q: When did you start making music?
A: “I always was interested in music. When I was 11 I started taking guitar lessons. I never really thought I was a singer and I thought that I was just learning to play guitar but when I was 12 years old I wanted to go to a Bush concert in downtown Little Rock with my friends and my parents didn’t want me to go and I got really upset about it and ran away from home for a little bit. Nobody came looking for me and I walked back home and I was really upset that my parents didn’t come looking for me so went up in my room and I knew a few chords well enough and I didn’t think about it or plan to do it but I picked up the guitar and wrote a song about being lonely in a big house and it felt so good and every single day since then I have written songs.”
Q: What genre would you place your music under?
A: “That’s hard for me because I don’t write straight up country music but some of the songs fall into the country genre. But I have recently found that my songs are very Americana; kinda gritty Americana sounding singer songwriter.”
Q: What artists inspire your music?
A:“I’m a super freakish fan of Lucinda Williams. I started listening to her in college and I am such a fan of the way that she writes lyrics and melody and everything. So John Prine and Lucinda Williams are probably the two biggest influences of my music.”
Q: As an Americana artist with a tinge of country, was moving to Nashville always a dream or a plan?
A: “It actually wasn’t. My first record was out when I was a senior in high school and then every year that I was in college; I was lucky to have band mates that worked in a little studio so that I could affordably record. And then I graduated college and went out on the road with my band; The way that I wanted to do it was just to be on the road all the time; then I realized that if I
stayed in Arkansas I was never going to get to the level I want to be at because there is no music industry in Arkansas. So when I thought about it Nashville was the closest and most affordable choice versus somewhere like LA, and so I packed up and came.”
Q: And are you loving Nashville?
A: “Moving was literally the best decision I have ever made in my entire life. I’ve learned an incredible amount of things since moving here and the industry here has been incredibly kind to me. I got a publishing deal last year and it has just been a really good choice to come here.”
Q: Do you think that living here and living in Nashville has influenced your music at all?
A: “Yeah definitely. I think that I always try to really stay true to the style that I have always loved since I started writing songs, but before I moved here all of my old band mates were indie rocker guys, so some of my older albums have touches of indie rock around my singer songwriter songs. So since I’ve been here there have been country elements that have come out in me, and I’ve always loved country music so I have no problem with my music leaning that way; it just feels right for me.”
Q: What do you hope to bring to Nashville through your music?
A: “Lyrics are my favorite part of what I do; I try not to hold a damn thing back. It would be cool to use my lyrics to push the boundaries of music more than anything.”
Q: What are your plans for the immediate future?
A: “The plan right now is to tour my ass off all Summer. I want to get this new EP to as many people as I can.”
Davis’s EP “Life” debuted May 27th and was her 7th release. A free download of Davis’s song “Honest Woman” is available on Noisetrade. Free and easy listening of all of Davis’s music can also be heard on Spotify and Soundcloud.
Episode 100. the615 06/2/14
Local Artist of the week-
Elise Davis – Almost A Woman- Life EP
Hammel - Matt Moody – You Would Stay – That Feeling
Wells - Nikki Lane- Good Man – All Or Nothin’
This Just In
Melon & The Mayhem- Short- Bluerise
Hendricks – Lucky – In The Pines
Whoa Dakota- So Much T
Live in the Lightning 100 Studio Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors – Moon River Festival Saturday 6/7/14 Levitt Shell Memphis, TN
Drew Holcomb live- Nothing But Trouble – Good Light
Bands Around Town
Feedback Revival – Beautiful Life- (Playin’ Live Wednesday 6/4/14 at Exit/In with Eric Lindell)
*Roots Of A Rebellion- Checked Out (Playin’ Live Saturday 6/7/14 at Exit/In Jammin’ On Elliston Island w/ Paradise Daze and more)
Guthrie Brown and The Family Tree- Lakeside – (Playin’ Live Sunday 6/8/14 at 3rd & Lindsley with LP)
Great Peacock – Take Me To The Mountain- (Playin’ Coverfest Saturday 6/7/14 at The 5 Spot)
Are you diggin’ Lightning 100 Unplugged? Hit me up @analeec on Twitter and tell me what you think! Lots of Backstage Bonnaroo stuff as we gear up for the 2014 Festival, less than two weeks away!!
Here’s what I played Sunday, June 1, 2014:
|Artist||Song Title||Source||Sun 6/1/14|
|Jim James||It Beats 4 U||KFOG Live From The Archives, Vol. 14|
|John Mayer||Queen of California||acoustic|
|R.E.M.||So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)||R.E.M. Unplugged 1991-2001 The Complete Sessions|
|Scars on 45||Give Me Something||acoustic|
|The 1975||Girls||Lightning 100 In Studio, 5/15/14|
|Saints of Valory||Neon Eyes||Nashville Sunday Night Live, 2013|
|Rilo Kiley||Silver Lining||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2008|
|Pearl Jam||Nothingman||The Bridge School Concerts, Vol. 1|
|Neil Young||Unknown Legend||Neil Young Unplugged|
|Sam and Ruby||Chillin’||acoustic live|
|Wild Feathers||Got It Wrong||Lightning 100 In Studio, 11/25/13|
|Citizen Cope||Bullet And A Target||Lightning 100 In Studio|
|Bronze Radio Return||Shake, Shake, Shake||Nashville Sunday Night Live, 2013|
|Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes||Home||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2010|
|David Gray||Only The Wine||Lightning 100 In Studio, 6/30/11|
|Jason Isbell||Different Days||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2013|
|Todd Snider||Alright Guy||Live From Mountain Stage|
|Ray LaMontagne||Trouble||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2005|
|City and Colour||Fragile Bird||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2012|
|Sea Wolf||Middle Distance Runner||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2013|
|Big Head Todd & The Monsters||Bittersweet||On The Mountain 8|
|Nickel Creek||Jealous of The Moon||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2006|
|Blind Pilot||Half Moon||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2013|
|Alabama Shakes||I Ain’t The Same||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2012|
|Houndmouth||Ludlow||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2013|
|Donavon Frankenreiter||Free||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2008|
Dave from The Bottle Shop stopped by the morning show for another installment of #TheTastingBar! In this episode Dave talks about their 4 for $40 Spanish wine pack and shows us how to make a “Up All Night,” with St. George’s NOLA Coffee Liqueur.
Philadelphia’s The War on Drugs reside at the blurred edges of American music: overexposing studio limitations, piling tape upon tape to maximum density, and then — with each song — they pull off the scaffolding to reveal what sticks, keeping only what’s absolutely necessary and dig into what sounds like the best kind of messed up. As on their 2008 debut, Wagonwheel Blues, central member Adam Granduciel takes small moments occurring over multiple tapes and multiple song versions, and puts every last drop of trust in his own keen instinct of momentum.That’s not to overshadow the sharp, personal songwriting at play here. There are certainly cues taken from our very best American bards (Dylan, Petty, Springsteen). Yet, The War on Drugs are wise enough to also implode those cues or send themselves into outer space when the moment calls for it. The driving organ riff that pushes “Baby Missiles,” from the band’s 2010 epic EP Future Weather, may well be inspired by a fever dream of Springsteen rather than any particular song in his catalogue.
And the endless layers of guitar melody and atmospherics of “Comin’ Through,” also from Future Weather, rather than add weight to the vessel, only work to fill its sails with warmer and warmer winds. The War on Drugs new album, “Lost In A Dream,” came out on March 18th, 2014 and Lightning 100 debuts their single “Red Eyes.”
Oliver & The Spectacles Interview
With Chris Swartwood, Lead Singer
Oliver & The Spectacles bring back a distinctive look and excitement reminiscent of the time when mono was king and the 7 inch 45 ruled the airwaves. They have the lyrics and grooves that make a strong case for the next chapter of the soul-sound revival. The Spectacles bring a live show that never fails to get the crowd up out their seat and puts a groove in their feet. From the first break beat that opens the show, The Spectacles sound grabs the audience by the collar and doesn’t let go until they’re doing “The Spectacle Shake”. They respectfully nod their heads to the time of America’s love affair with the turntable and the artists it delivered. Good music is alive and well in the world…let the music and showmanship of Oliver & The Spectacles help show you where it has been living.
Cory: Are you currently working on new music?
Chris: “We are slowly, things are being written as time is available and as inspiration strikes. We’ve got some stuff, an EP’s worth of tracks that have been recorded and are in various stages of production and mixing. We don’t have any official plans of launching an album or anything, but we will have a seven inch that will be coming out here pretty soon called hit the ground running and another tune take a step.”
Cory: Are you excited about playing the Hootenanny on the 28th?
Chris: “Yeah, absolutely we’ve been looking forward to that. Robert Hamm has been super nice to the band and has gotten us a lot of cool shows, so were excited to see what type of relationship we forge between you guys, Robert Ham and other influential guys here in town.”
Cory: It’s been a little over a year exactly since the Basement Bootleg was released. Do you see a progression within your unique style continuing throughout the new projects?
Chris: “What has been most prevalent with me has been the cohesion of different versions of the band and because of that I don’t get to have a band photo, the line up is different for every show. So I’ve got like five versions of the band and each one has presented its own energy and style. So depending on whatever show you go to really dictates the kind of show your going to get, which used to be very scary to me but now I’ve learned to become excited to play with different sets of guys and girls.”
Cory: Who writes the songs typically?
Chris: “I generally come to the band with song ideas, lyrically and melodically. I generally do vocal demos for each part, just because I’m not a multi instrumentalist. So ill do vocal recordings on how I think the parts should sound. That will then get the juices flowing for everyone else. It is true that depending on who is playing that particular show, the song may change. Because we have so many people coming in or out, we only get about one dress rehearsal before a show, sometimes not even that. Literally when we play a show you are seeing the rawest form of the band, but because the level of musicianship is such great quality you don’t really feel that when you see it.”
Cory: Where do you get your inspiration?
Chris: “We listen to a lot of Stacks recordings, 60’s Stacks which we all have an affection for, and definitely comes through in the sound. But in the contrary to that we love pop, 70s funk, 80’s pop and 90’s R&B, so a lot of that comes into how it sounds. It used to feel like we were a 60’s soul band, but there’s only so many styles of songs that you can right until your completely pigeon holed with the sound. Trying to do that would just put you in the corner. We’ve tried to reach out and take more influence from what we currently listen to rather than what we are expected to listen to and sound like.”
Cory: Are you guys currently looking to do a tour?
Chris: “It really depends on whether there is a need for it. This band formed out of a musicians therapy group in a sense. A Lot of the players are with other groups and those groups are what pay their bills, so there is no money to speak of in this band. It became a way for them to play in a group where they could breath and have fun while playing and not have to worry about anything that’s going on other than enjoying the music. So touring would be possible if there was a need for it. When your talking about six plus players there really needs to be a need for that. You really don’t want it to cost you to leave town. Nashville is such a big town that if we feel that we’ve satisfied the needs of Nashville, we may consider it. Nashville is a hard cookie to crack. It’s a feel good band for feel good people. This needs to be as low stress as possible, but if it gets bigger than that, then so be it, were just trying to have a good time.”
Cory: Do you think Oliver & The Spectacles is taking a step in making Nashville a more diverse town musically?
Chris: “If we were than it would be unintentionally, because I feel like everyone that lives here is aware that there is something more than country music here. The most rewarding thing is playing for people who don’t necessarily know who you are but came to the event for someone else and enjoyed what you did. That is a really fundamental part of local music in Nashville as a whole. You are sharing a musical experience with somebody else and a lot of bands in town we know and play with and were friends with. You’re sharing an audience and your sharing a stage, and that’s what makes Nashville so cool. Everyone is happy for each other’s accomplishments, and its cool to be in the mix, and your not really asking for anything more than that.”
Episode99. the615 05/26/14
Local Artist of the week-Playing Pour House Nashville 05/30/14
Oliver And The Spectacles – Hit The Ground Running
Best of the615 Memorial Day Special
Peyton Parker & Jon Latham – Braver Man
All Them Witches- Charles William
Lulu Mae- Memphis Woman
Phin- Those Killers
Shane Piasecki- Jackie O
The Alarms- The Axe
Smooth Hound Smith- Get Low
Juliana- Walkin – Slow Love
Elle King- Playing For Keeps -S/T EP
Arc And Stone- Control
Turbo Fruits- Gamble Tamble
Thanks again to Americana’s Cross County Lines for sponsoring Lightning 100 Unplugged for the month of May! This show features Patty Griffin, John Hiatt, Luther Dickinson, Ashley Monroe, Brandy Clark, Joe Pug and Parker Milsap. It’s happening this Saturday, May 31 at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin! Tickets are only $35 and available now, children 12 and under a free with an adult. You can buy your tickets online – we have a link for you on Lightning100.com’s Concert Calendar, or you can save the extra fees by walking up to the box office at the Franklin Theatre in downtown Franklin to buy your tickets. Gates will open at 3:30, music starts at 4:30. The show benefits the Americana Music Association.
Here’s my playlist from Sunday, May 25′s Unplugged show. I played a couple of minutes of my chat with Jed Hilly, the Executive Director of the Americana Music Association and wrapped up my conversation with John Hiatt, one of the headliners at Americana’s Cross County Lines. He played the title track to his brand new album, Terms of My Surrender coming out in early July.
|Artist||Song Title||Source||Sun 5/25/14|
|Ministry||Friend of The Devil||Bridge School Concerts, Vol. 1|
|The Delta Saints||Paradise (John Prine cover)||Lightning 100 In Studio|
|Ivan and Alyosha||Be Your Man||Lightning 100 In Studio, 2013|
|Rodrigo y Gabriela||Tamacun||KFOG Live From The Archives, Vol. 15|
|Interview w/ Jed Hilly||Americana Music Assoc. Exec Director||Lightning 100 In Studio|
|The Avett Brothers||I And Love And You||Lightning 100 In Studio|
|G. Love||Nothing Quite Like Home||Lightning 100 In Studio, February 2014|
|The Raconteurs||Old Enough||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2008|
|Mumford and Sons||Timshell||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2010|
|Amos Lee||Flower||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Justin Forrest||City Life||Lightning 100 In Studio, May 22, 2014|
|Terms of My Surrender|
|Lightning 100 In Studio, May 13, 2014|
|Ingrid Michaelson||Parachute||Lightning 100 In Studio, 5/22/14|
|Jack Johnson||From The Clouds|
|The Shins||Simple Song||KFOG Live From The Archives, Vol. 19|
|Frightened Rabbit||Candlelit||Lightning 100 In Studio, September 2013|
|The National||Sea of Love||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2013|
|Soundgarden||Black Hole Sun|
|Band of Horses||The Funeral||Live From The Ryman, 2013|
|Ray LaMontagne||Beg Steal or Borrow||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Erin McCarley||Pitter Pat|
|John Butler Trio||Better Than||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2007|
|World Party||Is It Like Today?||Backstage Bonnaroo|
|Gomez||See The World||Backstage Bonnaroo|
The good ole boys from Tennessee, The Black Cadillacs, decided to surprise some fans with an acoustic performance after their set. The band setup in the giant Hangout chair that has been at the festival every year! Check out this world premiere of “Methodrone” live at Hangout Music Fest. Lightning 100 first found out about the band after winning Red Bull Sound Select‘s battle of the bands for the chance to go to Austin during SXSW. Click here to see photos from the show in 2013.
Click here to see photos from the show! This video was produced by Lightning 100 and filmed/edited by Make It Pop Creations.
Want to see more videos from The Black Cadillacs? Here are some in-studio videos live from the Lightning 100 studio!
In preparation for the long holiday weekend, Dave from The Bottle Shop stopped by the morning show to tell us about three wines that are perfect for a BBQ!
Nashville-based ALL THEM WITCHES impress in both their cohesiveness of sound and their obvious drive toward an individual approach. Their blend of blues rocking grooves and heavy psych-derived jamming comes through clearly, and has wasted no time in getting to the public’s ears thanks to two stunning albums.
Their debut LP, Our Mother Electricity was released in early 2012, making them the first American band to release an album through Germany’s Elektrohasch, heavy psyche innovator Stefan Koglek’s personal imprint. They soon became known for their engaging live shows. They quickly followed this up in July of 2013 with the Extra Pleasant EP, recorded direct to a four-track cassette tape with two microphones with their DIY aesthetic firmly established.
When their sophomore effort, Lightning At The Door, was informally released as a surprise to hungry fans in November of 2013, they quickly sold through their physical stock of discs, receiving more praise for their ability to balance dense, chugging tracks like “Swallowed by the Sea” with soulful, bluesy ones like “The Marriage of Coyote Woman.”
Not ones for taking a break, ATW recorded a live album in early March of 2014 to fully reflect the raw and unyielding nature of their stage show. ATM is not slowing down, and that’s just the way they like it. They’re hitting the road hard in the coming months, we’ll see if the road can take it.
Lightning 100 partnered with Hangout Music Festival and Red Bull Sound Select for the chance to get out of Nashville and to go film some bands on the beach! John & Jacob kicked off the festival to a pretty large crowd at the Red Bull Sound Select Stage. The guys decided to surprise a lovely group of ladies with a beachside performance of the song “Ride With Me”. The ladies repaid them with hugs and sandwiches. Click here to watch the video! John & Jacob recently played Nashville Sunday Night for Lightning 100. Make It Pop Creations also filmed their performance live performance from 3rd & Lindsley!
Click here to see photos from the show! This video was produced by Lightning 100 and filmed/edited by Make It Pop Creations.
To Kill A King are a five piece hailing from Leeds and consist of Ralph Pelleymounter (vocals/acoustic guitar), Josh Platman (bass), Jon Willoughby (drums), Ian Dudfield (electric guitar), Ben Jackson (synths and keys).Taking their name from a British film about the English Civil War, Leeds natives To Kill A King wear their emotions heavily upon their shirt sleeves. Frontman and prime songwriter Ralph Pelleymounter formed the skeletal frame of To Kill A King at university in Leeds with friends Ian Dudfield and Josh Platman before completing the current line-up when they moved down to London at the tail end of 2009. Ralph and To Kill A King wanted to make music that mattered. Citing literary greats such as Dylan Thomas and the NYC beat-poet era of Allen Ginsberg alongside musical reference points like Grizzly Bear and Mystery Jets, the band place equal emphasis on both melody and lyrics. Blogged about almost as soon as they had started layering songs to 8-track, there’s an immediacy and melodrama to these first recordings that shoots straight for the heart.Their first single, “Fictional State”, was released on 29 May 2011 and their first EP, My Crooked Saint was released on 16 October 2011.
Between April and July 2012, To Kill A King uploaded videos for the songs “Funeral”, “Let It Die” and “Rays”, which were videos that they had made during rehearsals of the tracks. The Word Of Mouth EP was released on 23 July 2012. The band signed with Xtra Mile Recordings in August 2013 and re-released their debut album Cannibals With Cutlery as a deluxe version adding 4 additional tracks which reached number thirteen in the Official Record Store Chart. In September 2013 the band had another change in line-up as Ian Dudfield and Jonathan Willoughby left. Grant McNeill (electric guitar) and Joshua Taffel (drums) stepped up in their places.
Episode98. the615 05/19/14
Local Artist of the week- Playing Pour House Nashville 05/23/13
All Them Witches – Charles William
Hammel - Pale Houses – Wayward Sire
Wells - Josh Farrow- Tijuana Gal
This Just In
Pujol- Dark Haired Suitor-Kludge
Whyte Noyse- Hands Up
Screamin Eagle- From The South- Brand New Ford
Bands Around Town
*Music City Mudbug Saturday 5/24/14 at Cannery Complex–Mikky Ekko, AJ & The Jiggawatts, DeRobert & The Half-Truths, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Kyle Andrews, El El, Kansas Bible Company, The Get Togethers, What Up English, Sol Cat
Mikky Ekko- It’s Only You
What Up English- Come Down Slow
Cardboard Kids- Echoboomer (CD Release w/ Golden Youth & Others - @ High Watt)
Shy Guy- Off And On- (Playin’ Live Friday 5/23/14 at The 5 Spot with Penicillin Baby,, Dogtooth, Churchyard)
Hammel’s pick for #the615! Brand new video from Pale Houses!!
For the month of May, we welcome our generous sponsor, Americana’s Cross County Lines, featuring John Hiatt, Patty Griffin, Ashley Monroe, Brandy Clark, Luther Dickinson, Joe Pug and Parker Milsap. Tickets on sale now at tickemaster.com, at the Franklin Theatre Box Office or through Lightning 100′s Concert Calendar. Saturday, May 31 at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin. Gates at 3:30, music at 4:30. Tickets are only $35.00 in advance, children 12 and under admitted free!
|Artist||Song Title||Source||Sun 5/18/14|
|Delta Spirit||Trashcan||Lightning 100 In Studio|
|John Hiatt||Long Time Comin’ and interview||Lightning 100 In Studio, 5/13/14|
|Amanda Shires||Bulletproof||Lightning 100 In Studio, 2013|
|G. Love||Peace, Love and Happiness||KFOG Live From The Archives, Vol. 15|
|The Whigs||Waiting||Lightning 100 In Studio|
|Matrimony||Last Love||Lightning 100 In Studio, 2/24/14|
|Holly Williams||Happy||Lightning 100 In Studio, May 2013|
|Echosmith||Cool Kids||Lightning 100 Secret Show, 2014|
|Walk The Moon||This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2013|
|Them Vibes||Lorelei||Lightning 100 In Studio, 4/18/14|
|Eric Hutchinson||Watching You Watch Him||KFOG Live From The Archives, Vol. 19|
|Jason Isbell||Traveling Alone||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2013|
|John Hiatt||Crossing Muddy Waters and interview||Lightning 100 In Studio, 5/13/14|
|Patty Griffin||Chief||Acoustic Café|
|Neil Young||I Am A Child||Live At The Cellar Door, recorded 1970 released 2013|
|Jackie Greene||I’m So Gone||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2006|
|Rhett Miller||Come Around||Nashville Sunday Night Live|
|Kiernan McMullan||Can’t Sit Still||Lightning 100 In Studio, 5/16/14|
|Passenger||Let Her Go||Lightning 100 Secret Show, 2013|
|Death Cab For Cutie||I Will Possess Your Heart||KFOG Live From The Archives, Vol. 15|
|Lucius||Two Of Us On The Run||Lightning 100 In Studio, 5/12/14|
|Calexico||Across The Wire||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2004|
|Blue Merle||Burning In The Sun||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2005|
|Father John Misty||I’m Writing A Novel||Backstage Bonnaroo, 2013|
|Landon Pigg||Can’t Let Go||2006|
Lightning 100 is down at Hangout Music Festival for the weekend. Stay tuned for backstage performances from some of your favorite Lightning 100 artist!
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In honor of World Whiskey Day this Saturday, Dave from The Bottle Shop stopped by the morning show to talk Whiskeys from around the world. On this episode of The Tasting Bar Wells and Dave taste Japans Yamazaki Single Malt, Frances Brenne and Scotland’s Monkey Shoulder. All weekend The Bottle Shop will be hosting tastings of these delicious single malt whiskeys!