the615 06/30/14

Episode104. the615 06/30/14

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)

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Lightning 100 Unplugged, June 29, 2014

ArtistSong TitleSourceSun 6/29/14
The Lone BellowThe One You Should Have Let GoBackstage Bonnaroo, 2014
Lord HuronShe Lit A FireLightning 100 Secret Show, Feb 2014
Jake BuggLightning BoltBackstage Bonnaroo, 2014
R.E.M.It’s The End Of The World As We Know ItR.E.M. Unplugged 1991-2001 The Complete Sessions
Desert NoisesKeys On The TableBackstage Bonnaroo, 2014
Frank TurnerDelilahBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
Moon TaxiCabaretBackstage Bonnaroo, 2012
Sarah JaroszBuild Me Up From BonesBackstage Bonnaroo, 2014
Ben HarperDiamonds On The InsideLive From the Mountain Music Lounge
Citizen CopeSon’s Gonna RiseBackstage Bonnaroo, 2005
JOHNNYSWIMHomeBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
ZZ Ward365 DaysBackstage Bonnaroo, 2014
Local NativesBreakersBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
Delta SpiritTrashcanLightning 100 In Studio
The ShinsIt’s Only LifeBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
Amanda ShiresBulletproofLightning 100 In Studio
WilcoI Must Be HighLive From Mountain Stage
Civil WarsBarton HollowLightning 100 In Studio, 2011
Damon AlbarnHeavy Seas of LoveBackstage Bonnaroo, 2014
Shovels and RopeKeeperBackstage Bonnaroo, 2014
Phoenix1901Acoustic, Lisztomania CD Pro
Ryan AdamsChains of LoveAcoustic, iTunes Session
The Wild FeathersIf You Don’t Love MeBackstage Bonnaroo, 2014
The Delta SaintsParadise (John Prine cover)Lightning 100 In Studio
The DamnwellsGolden DaysKFOG, Live From the Archives, Vol. 14
Blind MelonChangeAlternate Version, Change EP
David ByrneAnd She WasAcoustic, KFOG Live From the Archives

 

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The Tasting Bar — 4 for $40 Wines 6/27/14

On The Tasting Bar this morning, Dave from The Bottle Shop hooks it up with the biggest savings of the year with this weeks 4 for $40 wines!  This week we are checking out 2 wines from Tower 15, an Argentine wine called Postales Del Fin Del Mundo and a French red called Les Heretiques.

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Live on the Green 2014!

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.

VISIT LIVE ON THE GREEN ONLINE AT:

Website: liveonthegreen.net

Twitter: @liveonthegreen (hashtag: #lotg2014)

Facebook: facebook.com/liveonthegreen

Instagram: instagram.com/liveonthegreen

YouTube: youtube.com/liveonthegreen

Pinterest: pinterest.com/liveonthegreen

ABOUT LIVE ON THE GREEN MUSIC FESTIVAL:

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.

 

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Afterlife Parade

Afterlife Parade is a Nashville based indie rock collective of songwriters and musicians joining together to create one big sound.

Along with touring all over the U.S., Afterlife Parade has spent the last three years building an impressive resume for such a young act including being named a local lightning artist by Lightning 100, Nashville’s local independent radio station, headlining The University of Southern Mississippi’s inaugural tailgate series, gaining prominent placements for “Black Woods, White Beach” on the series premiere of MTV’s Underemployed and a St. Baldrick’s Foundation PSA announcement on Hulu, and most recently, being named a new and notable artist by Noisetrade.

Most recently, Afterlife Parade has been hard at work in the studio putting the finishing touches on AP’s newest project, a three song E.P. titled A Million Miles Away. June 24, 2014 will mark the release of this engaging and exciting new E.P. A Million Miles Away will include two previously released songs, the rock anthem “Break Away” and the soulful rock and roll heavy “Conquer It All,” and will be rounded out by the larger than life and atmospheric title track, “A Million Miles Away.”

AMMA is a follow up E.P. to the previously released concept album Death and Rebirth. AP is hoping that their newest E.P. will show fans their range as well give a glimpse into the future of the direction of AP’s future projects. AP is aiming high and longing for much larger stages as they continue to “conquer” new territory and A Million Miles Away is a taste of the future for the kind of sound that belongs in those larger arenas.

But as always, AP’s most important message is that of community. Lead singer Quinn Erwin states, “We believe in community… and the kind of music that we make fosters connectedness…what better way to grow a following than to start off in small spaces really getting to know our fans, them getting to know us, and then our ‘family’ gets so big overtime that we fill arenas?”

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the615 06/23/14

Episode103. the615 06/23/14

Local Artist of the week
Afterlife Parade- Conquer It All

Dj Picks
Hammel - Peyton Parker & Jon Latham – The Braver Man
Wells - That’s My Kid – When You Gonna Go

This Just In
Sol Cat- Bread On The Table (Playin’Live Monday 6/23/14 at High Watt w/ Rayland Baxter, Ranch Ghost, & more!)
Braverhalf – Alone

Live in the Lightning 100 Carolina Story
Carolina Story(Live)- Crash And Burn
Carolina Story- I Won’t Let You Down- Chapter Two

Bands Around Town
Derobert & the Half-Truths- My Momma Told Me – (Playin’ live TN Brew Works Block Party (Sat Noon-8, L100 there 3-5) w/ Guthrie Brown, Lulu Mae, Aj & the Jiggawatts
Boom Forest- Wooden Heart (Playin’ Live  Friday at The Basement Red Bull Sound Select w/ Langhorne Slim, Boom Forest, & Buffalo Rodeo)

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Lightning 100 Unplugged, June 22, 2014

ArtistSong TitleSourceSun 6/15/14
Alabama ShakesBoys and GirlsBackstage Bonnaroo, 2012
Ben HarperIn The ColorsBackstage Bonnaroo, 2007
Tom PettyShadow of a DoubtBridge School Concerts VOL. 1
Sea WolfOld FriendBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
Amos LeeKeep it Loose Keep it TightBackstage Bonnaroo, 2005
Moon TaxiGunflowerBackstage Bonnaroo, 2012
Donavon FrankenreiterMove By YourselfBackstage Bonnaroo, 2006
Old Crow Medicine ShowWagon WheelBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
Lovemongers (Ann and Nancy Wilson)Battle of EvermoreBridge School Concerts VOL. 1
Back Door SlamCome HomeBackstage Bonnaroo, 2008
WilcoYou Never KnowBackstage Bonnaroo, 2009
Pete YornDon’t Wanna CryLightning 100 In Studio July 2009
Portugal the ManSea of AirBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
The NationalSea of LoveBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
Mumford and SonsThe CaveBackstage Bonnaroo, 2011
CalexicoSplitterBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
HoundmouthNorth East Texas WomanBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
G. LoveHot Cookin’Backstage Bonnaroo, 2006
Brett DennenShe’s MineBackstage Bonnaroo, 2005
Black PrairieNowhere MassachusettsBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
Damien RiceCannonballBackstage Bonnaroo, 2007
Sarah Jarosz w/ Alison Krause and Jerry DouglasRun AwayTransantlantic Sessions
Lenny KravitzFly Away
Neil YoungOld ManLive at Massey Hall, 1971
Edward Sharp and the Magnetic ZeroesMan On FireBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
Glen PhillipsAll I WantAcoustic Café
Blind MelonNo RainChange EP, acoustic

 

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The Tasting Bar — World Cup Wine and Sippin’ Rum

With The World Cup underway, Dave from The Bottle Shop opened up The Tasting Bar on The Morning show with 3 wines from soccer powerhouses: Italy, Spain and France.  Of course summer is on everyone’s mind, so the guys tried out a few high quality “sippin’ Rums,” perfect for any tropical getaway.  Cheers!

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Justin Klump

justin klumpAfter growing up in a musical family, it was only natural that Justin Klump would follow the family tradition. After his initial release of Sticks and Stones (2012) he gathered more fans while he perfecting his craft, this year releasing The Night is Young. He has played all across the country , even Nashville’s own Bluebird Cafe, and been featured in many publications including Entertainment World and IndieMusic.com

In order to pursue his music career as a singer/songwriter, the newly married Justin Klump moved from Vancouver, Washington, to Nashville back in 2012.  He established himself in the Nashville community, working on perfecting his music and teaching himself everything he needed to know about the business. Klump ensures that his music is authentic, everything he sings about being drawn from his own life and experiences.

Klump’s childhood was drenched in music and songs, his own family being members in the local orchestra. After hearing Dave Matthews Band, Klump taught himself how to play guitar. That, along with his training in piano and voice, led him down the road that eventually led to Nashville.

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Learn more about Justin Klump at http://justinklump.com/

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the615 6/16/14 Post Bonnaroo Special

Episode102. the615 0616/14 Post Bonnaroo Special

 Local Artist of the week-
Justin Klump
- The Night Is Young – The Night Is Young

 Local Bands that killed at Bonnaroo this year!
The Wood Brothers- Luckiest Man
Fly Golden Eagle- Psyche’s Dagger
ELEL- 40 Watt
John & Jacob- Be My Gril
Blank Range- Scrapin’
Jack White- Sixteen Saltines – Blunderbus
Diarrhea Planet- Kids
Kansas Bible Co.- Jesus The Horse Thief
The Wild Feathers- How
The Weeks- Slave To The South
J Roddy Walston & The Business- Same Days

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Bonnaroo 2014

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Lightning 100 Unplugged, June 15, 2014

ArtistSong TitleSourceSun 6/15/14
Alabama ShakesBoys and GirlsBackstage Bonnaroo, 2012
Ben HarperIn The ColorsBackstage Bonnaroo, 2007
Tom PettyShadow of a DoubtBridge School Concerts VOL. 1
Sea WolfOld FriendBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
Amos LeeKeep it Loose Keep it TightBackstage Bonnaroo, 2005
Moon TaxiGunflowerBackstage Bonnaroo, 2012
Donavon FrankenreiterMove By YourselfBackstage Bonnaroo, 2006
Old Crow Medicine ShowWagon WheelBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
Lovemongers (Ann and Nancy Wilson)Battle of EvermoreBridge School Concerts VOL. 1
Back Door SlamCome HomeBackstage Bonnaroo, 2008
WilcoYou Never KnowBackstage Bonnaroo, 2009
Pete YornDon’t Wanna CryLightning 100 In Studio July 2009
Portugal the ManSea of AirBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
The NationalSea of LoveBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
Mumford and SonsThe CaveBackstage Bonnaroo, 2011
CalexicoSplitterBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
HoundmouthNorth East Texas WomanBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
G. LoveHot Cookin’Backstage Bonnaroo, 2006
Brett DennenShe’s MineBackstage Bonnaroo, 2005
Black PrairieNowhere MassachusettsBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
Damien RiceCannonballBackstage Bonnaroo, 2007
Sarah Jarosz w/ Alison Krause and Jerry DouglasRun AwayTransantlantic Sessions
Lenny KravitzFly Away
Neil YoungOld ManLive at Massey Hall, 1971
Edward Sharp and the Magnetic ZeroesMan On FireBackstage Bonnaroo, 2013
Glen PhillipsAll I WantAcoustic Café
Blind MelonNo RainChange EP, acoustic

 

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Lt. Dan at Bonnaroo 2014

10464040_10152496646489176_3509924042674316545_nI’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 year 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’sFather’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.

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Wells’ Top 10 Favorite Bonnaroo Videos!

1. #1 has got to be our Apache Relay golf cart video.  Brian the web guy and I dreamed up this idea very late one night at Bonnaroo.  I taped the mic to the back of the cart and we had 4 cameras on this ride.  It will forever be my favorite moment on the farm.

2. This was one of the 1st videos Brian the web guy and I made.  It still makes me laugh.  Apparently there is a lot of poo and drugs in the water…

3. 17 things I forgot to take to Bonnaroo.  You should know I was really into Alt J at the time this video was made.  Alt J…and tank tops.  Pickle?

4. Moon Taxi singing the Bonnaroo song in a ….wait for it…port-o-john.  Anyone who has been to the Roo knows that Port-o-potties aren’t meant for extended visits.  We got this in one shot, I ran sound sitting on the ground.  It was gross and awesome all at once.

5. #5 has got to be The Punch Brothers and Sarah Jaroz playing “Cry Cry Darling” in the radio compound.  Sometimes things just happen really organically and this was one of those times.  Chris Thile of  The Punch Brothers had been mixing drinks for everyone all night and decided he wanted to jam with 19 year old Sarah Jaroz.  I was so happy to have been there for this!

6. This was the 1st time me and B-dub got to meet The Weeks.  We were fans instantly!

7. I loved the Ben Sollee video from CenteRoo.  There were a bunch of folks hanging under the shade tree just waiting for the next band to play The Which Stage, little did they know they were getting awesome seats to a really cool show.  I really like his theory of how the Globe burned down as well.

8. I have never had so much fun running sound for a shoot.  Cheer Up Charlie Daniels cracks me up!

9. We like hip hop at Lightning 100 too!  Chancellor Warhol is one bad dude.

10.  As far as song writing goes, Caitlin Rose’s Shanghai Cigarettes is about as good as it gets.

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Analee’s Bonnaroo list

analee-top-10Top Ten:

Jack White
Amos Lee

The Wild Feathers

Neutral Milk Hotel

Ben Howard

J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Phoenix
The Weeks
Drive By Truckers
Tedeschi Trucks Band

Under The Radar:
First Aid Kit
Catfish & The Bottlemen
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Real Estate
Lucero

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the615 100.1 Episode Party

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The Tasting Bar — Father’s Day Special

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop shows what the perfect gift for Dad would be for Father’s Day.  We try some smooth tasting spirits from Blantons, Rowan’s Creek and Whiskey Pig.  For the Scotch lover, Dave shows us the Glenlivet box set!

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the615 06/9/14 Episode 100.1 Celebration!

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

Dj Picks
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

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Lt Dan’s Bonnaroo

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.

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Lightning 100 Unplugged, June 8, 2014

ArtistSong TitleSourceSun 6/8/14
DawesIf I Wanted SomeoneBackstage at Bonnaroo 2012
The JayhawksBlueLive From Mountain Stage
Lord HuronLonesome DreamsSecret Show Feb 13, 2014
The Boxer RebellionDiamondsNashville Sunday Night Live, 2013
LPInto the WildBackstage at Bonnaroo 2012
Passion PitTake a WalkBackstage at Bonnaroo 2013
Brandi CarlileCloser to YouLive at Easy Street Records Seattle 8/3/2007
Blind PilotKeep You RightBackstage at Bonnaroo 2013
Black KeysToo Afraid to Love YouBackstage Bonnaroo, 2010
World PartyWaiting Such a Long TimeWorld Party Live
The 1975ChocolateLightning 100 In Studio, 5/15/14
Toad The Wet SprocketSomething’s Always WrongAcoustic Dance Party
Counting CrowsThe Ghost in YouKBCO Studio C
Them VibesShine OnLightning 100 in Studio 4/18/14
The Pretenders w/The Duke String QuartetSense of PurposeThe Bridge School Concerts VOL. 1
Vance JoyRiptideLightning 100 Secret Show
Snow PatrolTake Back the CityLightning 100 broadcast from Grimy’s 6/6/09
Richard ThompsonTrain Don’t LeaveYou? Me? Us?
Laura MarlingMaster HunterLighning 100 in Studio 2013
Jimmy Eat WorldThe MiddleGood To Go
DecemberistsDown by the WaterBackstage at Bonnaroo 2011
ALT JBreeze BlocksBackstage at Bonnaroo 2013
Frank TurnerThe Way I Tend to BeBackstage at Bonnaroo 2013
The Head and The HeartLost in My MindBackstage at Bonnaroo 2011
Brett DennenMake You CrazyAcoustic
Walk the MoonTightropeBackstage at Bonnaroo 2013
Trampled by TurtlesAloneBackstage at Bonnaroo 2012
Michael KiwanukaI’m Getting ReadyBackstage at Bonnaroo 2012

 

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Backstage at Bonnaroo!!!

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

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The Tasting Bar — Corsair Mixology

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.

Corsair Collins SMokey Bloody

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The TonTons at Hangout Fest

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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

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Local Spotlight: Elise Davis

Elise DavisLocal 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.

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the615 6/2/14

Episode 100. the615 06/2/14

Local Artist of the week-
Elise Davis – Almost A Woman- Life EP

Dj Picks
Hammel - Matt Moody – You Would StayThat 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 NeighborsMoon 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)

 

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