Internal Affairs Episode 1: Jake Vroon

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Jake Vroon, "dorm room wonder."

Jake Vroon, “dorm room wonder.”

The first edition of Internal Affairs, aired on 11/7/14, features Jake Vroon, a twenty-year-old singer-songwriter hailing from Grand Rapids, MI. Vroon can be identified as one of those dorm room wonders, producing his first album with his Belmont University roommate Mike Arnoult. They called it On to California, and released it in the spring of 2013.The LP features catchy and sonically diverse tunes about love, moving on, and finding the true meaning of home. “Coming Home Soon,” the second track on the album, tells the tale of a homesick traveler who performs the titular action to be reunited with his love. The main musical theme is dominated by a raging harmonica that almost seems to mimic the waves of the Pacific Ocean, rising and falling over beds of banjo, slide guitar and delicate mandolin.

I am a big fan of Jake Vroon’s style and the boldness of his debut album. One of my favorite things about it is how there is a little something for every listener, whether it be a soulful blues riff, pumping bass drum, or swoon-worthy vernacular. This week I chose “Coming Home Soon” because of the glorious weather and the way this song makes me feel as it plays through my car speakers with the windows down. After listening one time through, I couldn’t get it out of my head, which I take as an excellent indicator that it is there for a reason and is supposed to be shared.  Give it a listen on iTunes or Spotify, and know that you heard it first here on Lightning 100!

Jake Vroon upcoming shows: 12/9/2014 at The End


the615 11/17/14

Episode125. the615 11/17/14

Local Artist of the week
Steve Moakler – Damn, Do I Think About You – Wide Open (Playin’ Live Friday 11/21/14 at 12th & Porter FREE)

Dj Picks
Hammel - Cory Branan – Meantime Blues
Wells - How I Became The Bomb – Something’s Got To Give – Narcissus

This Just In
Carousel Rogues – Better Than I Do – Seize The Day
Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil – Standing In LineGoliath (out tomorrow) (Cannery Fri w/ Fleming & John)

Live in the LC studios
Margo & The Price Tags (Playin’ Live Tuesday 11/18/14 Rolling Stone Country presents: Margo and the Pricetags w/ Raelyn Nelson & Cale Tyson)

Bands Around Town (On Tap Thursday at Tin Roof Nashville FREE at 8pm)
The Gills – Make It Pop
Jet Black Alley Cat –
Candle Kid –
Waiting For Dead


James Bay performing “If You Ever Wanna Be In Love” and “Let It Go”


James Bay performing at William Colliers

Some lucky Lightning 100 listeners got a chance to sit in on a James Bay (not so) secret show that took place before his two sold out shows with Hozier in Nashville at Exit/In. Bay played four songs including “If You Ever Wanna Be In Love”, “Let it Go” off of his new EP, “Move Together” and “When We Were On Fire”.   Lightning 100 was able to capture video of the first two songs.  Click here to check the performance out.

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Black Keys Vinyl Contest




Please read these official rules carefully.

The following rules govern the “Vinyl Shopping with Patrick Carney of The Black Keys” promotion and giveaway.

Must be 18 years of age to enter or win.

“Giveaway” open to legal residents of middle Tennessee who are 18 years of age or older.  Promotion begins at 12:00 AM on November 17, 2014 and ends at 11:59 PM on November 24, 2014 (“Promotion Period”).

One way to enter for a chance to win: listen to Lightning 100 (100.1FM) during the Promotion Period for a cue to call. When you hear it, be the designated caller to (615) 777-5100. No other forms of entry are valid. The designated caller (“qualifier”) for each cue to call will win:

  • Two (2) tickets to see The Black Keys at Bridgestone Arena on December 8, 2015. (“qualifying prize”)

Each Qualifying Prize winner will be entered into a random drawing for the “Grand Prize”. Grand Prize consists of:

  • Winner and one guest to shop for vinyl records with The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney (shopping will be for approximately 30 minutes during the first week of December 2014 (Dec. 1-5, 2014). Winner must be available during designated time during said week.
  • One (1) award of $200 to spend on vinyl records during shopping trip as described above.


Grand Prize Winner (“GPW”) will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about November 25, 2014 from among all eligible qualifying entries received by Tuned-In Broadcasting.  GPW may not substitute or transfer prize, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with prize of equal or greater value. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.  Winners will be notified by phone and will be required to respond to the phone call within forty-eight (48) hours indicating whether he/she would like to accept the prize so Tuned In Broadcasting can capture winner’s name and address or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected (time permitting).  If no response is received within the time allotted, an alternate winner will be selected (time permitting).  Sponsor is not responsible for suspended or discontinued wireless or land line service which may result in potential winner not receiving initial prize notification.  If Grand Prize is not claimed as instructed during this time period, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner (time permitting).  Winner’s guest must be at least 18 years of age at the time of registration.  Any prize notification or prize returned to the Sponsor or its agencies as undeliverable will result in disqualification and award of that prize to an alternate winner (time permitting).  There will be a variety of Tuned In Broadcasting promotions occurring between November 17 and November 24, 2014.  If you are identified as a potential winner of a Tuned In Broadcasting prize within (30) thirty days of the drawing for The Vinyl Shopping with The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, you are not eligible to participate and/or win a prize in this Promotion/Giveaway. Winner may be required to provide valid, government issued identification for validation of being eligible for Promotion/Giveaway as stated herein official rules and/or to claim prize.

Employees and the immediate families of employees of Tuned In Broadcasting, its affiliates and subsidiaries, employees and the immediate families of employees of advertising and promotion agencies are ineligible.  This Promotion/Giveaway is void where prohibited by law and is subject to federal, state and local regulations.  Taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the individual winner.

Acceptance of prize offered constitutes permission to use winner’s name, voice, biographical information and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and promotion without further compensation in all media now known or hereafter discovered worldwide and on the Internet without notice or review or approval as permitted by law.

PRIZE AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE: There is a total of one (1) Grand Prize during the Promotion:


Vinyl Records: $200

Tickets to The Black Keys show at Bridgestone Arena Dec. 8, 2014. Approximate value per ticket: $45.00

By accepting a prize, winner agrees to release and hold Tuned In Broadcasting harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injuries, death and property damage.  By participating in this Promotion/Giveaway, participants agree to be bound by the Official Rules of this Promotion/Giveaway.

For Winner information, hand print your name and complete address on a 3” x 5” card and mail to: Tuned In Broadcasting, ATTN: BLACK KEYS VINYL 1310 Clinton Street, Suite #215 Nashville TN 37203 for receipt by December 31, 2014

Winner will be announced on November 26, 2014.



The Tasting Bar — Wine & Rye Whiskey 11/14/14

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop warms us up with us a fantastic Rye Whiskey from Old Scout and the boys try out an affordable alternative to Chateauneuf Du Pape wine.


John Butler Trio in-studio

John Butler Trio performs “Spring to Come”, “Better Then”, and “Livin’ in the City” live in the studio.  Click here to get tickets to their show at Ryman Auditorium on November 13th.


the615 11/10/14

Episode124. the615 11/10/14

Local Artist of the week
Bearheart  - God Only Know – Glass Half Full

Music City Breakthrough Winner –
Kirsten Arian – Figured Me Out -

Dj Picks
Hammel - Tesla Rossa – Ralston – Tesla Rossa
Wells - Crackerboots – Little Hipster – Crackerboots

This Just In
Dedsa – Anathematizer – Thrash Plastik
Alexa – Red
Ryan Horne – Good Thing Going – Vanilla Lightning
Oak Creek – Soul & The Stars – Glorietta (Fri exit)

Bands Around Town
Screaming Eagle – Big Black Dog – The Echo Zulu – (Playin’ Live Thursday 11/14/14 at Foobar Too)
Dinner And A Suit – Can’t Get Enough – Stay (Playin’ Live 11/10/14 at Mercy Lounge w/ Brace Town)


Ásgeir performing “Going Home” and “King and Cross”


Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson

A few weeks ago, Lightning 100 was lucky enough to have Asgeir stop by for a visit on his way to play a Not-So-Secret Secret Show at 12th and Porter. The 22-year-old phonem from Iceland chatted with our own Lt. Dan and played two songs, “Going Home” and “Leyndarmal”—the original Icelandic version of his hit “King and Cross.”

Asgeir hails from a hamlet called Laugarbakki, about as remote a location as you can imagine producing a prodigious artist. “My town is about 40, 50 people,” he told Lt. Dan. “I grew up with Internet, but we didn’t have CD stores, or music stores, or venues. Even guitar strings, we had to drive three hours to get that.” Even so, he was able to develop prodigious songwriting skills, and his first album, Dýrð í dauðaþögn, broke several Icelandic sales records—it is estimated that ten percent of the country’s population purchased the LP. Working with American expatriate John Grant, he translated the original lyrics (written by his father) into English and released the album online as In the Silence in October 2013. For the most part, Asgeir feels as though the team was able to ensure that no meaning was lost in the translation. “[Grant] helped us a lot with it,” he said, “and kind of to get the same poetic lyrics into English it was kind of a difficult job, but he did a good job on that.” In the Silence has done well over the past year and spawned the single “King and Cross,” which has received regular airplay on Lightning 100 since its release.

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Bearheart debuts “God Only Knows”



Bearheart is a Nashville based band whose song writing and instrumentation often defies the Alternative Country label that is usually assigned to them. Their musical influences range from traditional bluegrass and folk to classic country and Indie Americana rock.

Within the same set, traditional bluegrass instrumentation gives way to lap steel and heavily effected electric guitar, each of which serve the unique and emotional songwriting talents of two Alabamans, lead singer Matthew Leonhardt and multi-instrumentalist Taylor McMillen.

Mobile, AL raised McMillen is a sonic chameleon, jumping between mandolin, guitar, lap steel and occasionally has even been seen playing a length of galvanized chain. Simultaneously, he contributes back up vocals and harmonies, which are a perfect counterpoint to Leonhardt’s clear tenor voice.

In 2007, a chance encounter in a Tennessee university between Nashville native percussionist Chris Barrett and Huntsville, AL born Leonhardt began a long friendship and musical collaboration. Six years later, McMillen and Los Angeles transplant and upright bass player Craig Higgins joined, and Bearheart was formed. Between the addition of Higgins and the driving beats of Barrett, came a solidified rhythm section which filled out the band’s sound to create a well balanced experience. In early 2014, Jon Galletti, on banjo, and Brenna Fitzgerald, on fiddle, joined the ranks, which helped drive Bearheart further toward their bluegrass and folk endeavors.

Since releasing their debut self-titled EP in September 2013, they have been featured on Brite Revolution’s weekly sampler, featured on American Songwriter’s Daily Discovery page, and were selected as one of Nashville’s top 32 bands to participate in Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem 2014.

Bearheart is becoming well known and loved around Middle Tennessee with new songs that provide an old sense of familiarity.


OAR, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn drop by on a frenetic Friday


Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

It’s always a treat to have musical guests at the station, and today we had two of them!  First, all five members of OAR managed to squeeze into the LC Studios to chat with Lt. Dan in advance of their show tonight at Marathon Music Works.  You can check out the full interview below to hear the band talk about their hometown of Rockville, Maryland and discuss the writing process behind their June release The Rockville LP, much of which was written and recorded in Nashville.  They also performed a trio of songs from the album live on the air: “Favorite Song,” “Peace,” and “Caroline The Wrecking Ball.”  All three take a nostalgic turn, mixing the best storytelling elements of Nashville-written lyrics with overt nods to OAR’s roots.

Then, after a busy Facebook Friday on Lunch Request Hour, Lt. Dan was visited by hometown heroes Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck, who will play tomorrow night at the Country Music Hall of Fame.  They talked about their decision to tour together as a banjo duo–motivated by the married couple’s desire to maximize their time with their infant son–and their experiences as the first American musicians to perform in Tibet.  You can listen to the full interview below, which features the two musicians playing a version of “I’ve Been Working On The Railroad” and a murder ballad written from the female perspective.  Washburn and Fleck utilize a variety of banjoes during the performance, ranging from the tiny ukulele banjo to the massive cello banjo.

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The Tasting Bar — Wine Test 11/7/14

This morning on The Tasting Bar, Lisa from The Bottle Shop showed us some high priced wines followed by some crazy good alternatives that won’t break the bank. Love the Prisoner? Try the Imposter! Love Rombauer Chardonnay? Try the Butter. Is it as good as the Rombauer? You butter believe it!  Remember tasting times are Friday 4-7 & Saturday 1-7.


Dave Grohl interview about Sonic Highways!


photo by Tich McWilliams

Dave Grohl rockin’ The Ryman on Halloween, 2014!  He called in earlier that day and spoke with Ana Lee all about Sonic Highways and his love for Nashville.  Click here to listen to the interview.

Lightning 100’s Tich McWilliams was up close and got this great shot of Dave. The entire band came out in Halloween make up, including Zac Brown when he joined the band at the end of the night for a cover of Black Sabbath’s War Pigs.

Listen to Lightning 100 to hear the Foo Fighters new song, “Congregation” written and recorded here in Nashville at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Studio.

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First Aid Kit performing “Silver Lining” and “Stay Gold”

Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit, comprised of sisters Johanna and Kiara Söderberg, stopped by the LC Studio the day after their packed out show at the Ryman. It was their first time ever performing at the Ryman and the sisters said it was “a dream come true to play there”. They performed the songs Silver Lining, the track you’ve been hearing on Lightning 100, and the title track to their new album Stay Gold in the studio.

Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes, who has been a big inspiration to the girls at an early age, produced their third album, Stay Gold, which was released back in June. “Hearing their music was like opening a door to all this folk and country music”, the girls said about Bright Eyes. They have also had the opportunity to work with Jack White, who they did a cover of his song Love Interruption during their show at the Ryman, and got to tour with him in Europe back in 2012.

Here are the videos of their live in studio performances of Silver Lining and Stay Gold.

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the615 11/3/14

Episode123. the615 11/3/14

Local Artist of the week
Isaac Hayden - Cruel World (Playin live Friday 11/7/14 at 12th & Porter 7:15 FREE)

Dj Picks
Hammel - Super Shaker – Kong
Wells - Cale Tyson – Borrowed Love To Go- Cheaters Wine

This Just In
Coyotes In Boxes – Sheepskin – Yowler
Captain Ivory – Quiet Casualties –
Caleb Hawley – Would You Even Try – Side 1

Bands Around Town
Patrick Sweany – Working For You (Playin’ live Thursday 11/6/14 6pm at The 5 Spot)
Richie – So Funky (Playin’ Live Friday 11/7/14 at Acme Feed & Seed)
Bobby Bare Jr. – North Of Alabama By Morning ( Playin’ Live Friday 11/7/14 w/ Bobby Bare at City Winery)
Jacob Thomas Jr. – Bored With You ( Playin’ Live Tuesday 11/4/14 w/ Guthrie Brown at Acme Feed & Seed)


The Lone Bellow debut “Then Came the Morning”

The Lone Bellow Then Came the Morning

Then Came The Morning is The Lone Bellow’s title track off of their new album that is due to be released at the beginning of 2015. The follow-up album from their self-titled 2013 debut, which is produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, exhibits that they have not lost their “sleekly soaring charm”.


Zach Williams, the lead singer and principal songwriter, first came to songwriting during a terrible tragedy. While William’s was still living down south, his wife was devastatingly injured in a horseback riding accident, which led physicians believing that she would leave the hospital a paraplegic. Miraculously doctors at the Shepard Center in Atlanta thought otherwise and soon enough, after months of rehab, she regained the ability to walk. Throughout this catastrophe, Williams had been writing down all his thoughts into a journal and his good friend, Caleb Clardy, suggested that he turn his writings into songs. Williams expressed, “I started reading my friends these journal entries. I was writing in a kind of rhyming form because it helped to keep my mind focused. Caleb said, these are songs, man, you need to learn how to play the guitar and sing at the same time.”

Williams and his wife decided to pack up and head to New York City to pursue their creative paths. Several of their friends followed and they created a tightly kit community in Brooklyn, where Williams started as a solo artist backed by a hired band. Following a soul-searching trip he’d taken with his wife, a pile of deeply personal songs arose. These are the songs that Williams took with him to Dizzy’s Diner in Park Slope, Brooklyn where his old friend, the Lone Bellow’s guitarist Brian Elmquist, was working. Williams had asked fellow singer Kanene Pipkin to the diner and the trio performed. It was there that Williams realized that he should quit what he was doing and “just make music with these people”. That morning was the beginning of what became the Lone Bellow.


Take a listen to the title track from their new album, which Williams points to a very different inspiration of Vegas-era Elvis.


Music Business Radio: Michael Dorf

Michael-DorfMichael Dorf is founder and CEO of City Winery, Nashville’s newest venue and sister to City Wineries in New York City, Chicago, and Napa Valley.

In 1986, at only 23 years old, Dorf founded The Knitting Factory, New York City’s go-to venue for independent music. Since that time, he produced over 200 records, a TV series, and become a very respected producer and promoter of indie music.

Dorf talks about his early career on the road managing artists, starting the Knitting Factory, record producing and how his love of music and wine lead to the creation of City Winery’s truly unique dining and concert experience.

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Isaac Hayden debuts “Cruel World”


From a childhood on San Juan island in Washington State and in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Isaac’s songs all promote a realness that touches on both where he comes from and what stirs the soul.

“Growing up on an island was incredible. Me and my buds would hang on the docks and catch shrimp, build tunnels and forts through the vines in the forest, or help my Mom pick blackberries for her famous jam. It was a magical place. When my family moved to Wyoming, it was a whole new kind of magic… wide open, and big.”

Isaac began learning guitar while attending a small liberal arts college in Spokane where he also played for the basketball team. It wasn’t long before his academic education began to take a backseat to his musical one.

“A good friend in Wyoming had heard a couple of my songs, and he offered to record a demo for me, so I went and recorded six songs. That was my start in music. I started writing songs more proactively from that point on, and I started playing shows. It was an exciting time for me because no one I knew really thought of me as a musician, so there was a lot of ‘What!? I didn’t know you could sing!'”

Isaac took some time to travel landing in several different cities including San Diego, and then Nashville, where he’s lived the last five years.

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The Tasting Bar — Founders Breakfast Stout and The TN Woodsman 10/31/14

This week on The Tasting Bar Dave from The Bottle Shop lets us try the Founders Breakfast Stout and the guys make a fantastic drink called The Tennessee Woodsman.

TN Woodsman


Win tickets to Foo Fighters

Donate food for a chance to win!

Donate food for a chance to win!

Are you one of the lucky few that got a ticket to Foo Fighters at Ryman on Halloween?  If it makes you feel any better, most of the Lightning 100 staff did not get one either.  Lightning 100 has one more shot for you to get a pair of tickets.  Join us at Edley’s 12th South from 1-3pm with a food donation for Second Harvest for a chance to win.  The official rules are posted below.

1.  Nonperishable Food Donations will be accepted from 1pm to 3pm at Edley’s BBQ located at 2706 12th Ave S. Nashville, TN

2.  No purchase necessary.  Must 18 years of age or older to participate in the Foo Fighters giveaway.  Must show valid ID at the time of entry.

3.  Each Five pounds of nonperishable food donated earns one additional entry for a chance to win 2 seats (winner’s name will be placed on a guest list) to the Foo Fighters concert on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Ryman Auditorium

4.  Food will be weighed onsite by a Second Harvest Food Bank representative and donation receipt given.  One additional entry for every 5lb’s on nonperishable food.

5.  All food donations will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

6.  Winner will be announced onsite at approximately 3:30pm CST. Must be present to win.

7.  Must arrive & be in line by 3:00pm CST

8.  Most needed items are peanut butter, canned meat (chicken/tuna), canned fruit and vegetables, soups and stews, pasta and cereal.

9.  Monetary donations will not be accepted for entry in the giveaway.

10.  Winner cannot already have purchased tickets to the Foo Fighters concert at The Ryman Auditorium on 10/31/14.

11.   Please go to  for more specific information on ticketing.

To learn more about Second Harvest and our mission, please visit


Nashville Sunday Night: Desert Noises

Desert Noises

Desert Noises

Said to “hit the sweet spot between Mumford & Son’s power-folk and My Morning Jacket’s passionate post-Southern rock”, Roadkill Ghost Choir headlines this week’s Nashville Sunday Night, Live from 3rd & Lindsley. Brothers Andrew, Zach, and Maxx Shepard, with friends Stephen Garza and Kiffy Meyer, makeup this alternative rock band from DeLand, Florida. In Tongues, their debut full-length album, was released this past summer and received wide critical acclaim. The group’s accolades include touring with Band of Horses and performing on the David Letterman Show, as well as festival inclusions at Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Lollapalooza.

Desert Noises will open up for Roadkill Ghost Choir this week at Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday Night. In order to establish a reputation as a “must-see live act”, Desert Noises has spent the majority of its time touring. Leaving behind their family and friends, front man Kyle Henderson and fellow band-mates hit the road three years ago to begin touring relentlessly, and haven’t stopped since. 27 Ways, the group’s most recent album, features “beat-oriented soul” as well as “classic psychedelic rock” influences, and pays tribute to their decision to leave their Utah Valley homes in pursuit of music.

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Foo Fighters play Ryman on Halloween

Best gig poster ever!

Best gig poster ever!

Here is the info we have posted on Foo Fighters Facebook page about their Halloween show at Ryman Auditorium!

Friday, October 31st
Ryman Auditorium
Tickets on sale Wednesday, Oct. 29th at 10am

Doors Open 8:30 pm.
#SonicHighways Screening followed by FF.

* This event is open to All Ages
* Please see ticket for Costume policies
* All seats for this show are electronic Ticketmaster Paperless Tickets ONLY
* At ENTRY you must provide the CREDIT CARD USED TO PURCHASE AND VALID PHOTO ID. Name on credit card must match photo ID.
* Entire party MUST enter the venue at the same time.
* Gift cards and single use credit cards may not be used to purchase paperless tickets.
* Ticket Limit of 2 per household


the615 10/27/14 Halloween Special

Episode122. the615 10/27/14 Halloween Special

Delta Saints – Death Letter Jubilee
Candle Kid – Waiting For Death
Karen Elson – The Ghost Who Walks
Phin- Those Killers
Fly Golden Eagle – Devil Eyes
Bi-Polar Bears – Zombie
Kelly Ruth – Monster Mash
Kyle Andrews – Get Mad
Adam Burrows – Worlds Largest Pumpkin
The Weeks – King Sized Death Bed
How I Became The Bomb – Killing Machine
Matthew Perryman Jones – waking Up The Dead

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Hozier performing “Take Me To Church” and “To Be Alone”

Live at William Colliers

Lightning 100 was able to hook up a few lucky listeners for a private performance with Hozier over at William Colliers.  Hozier sold out two night stand at Exit/In and then Ryman Auditorium within the first year of his debut album.  Guess who played his single first?   To thank Lightning 100, Hozier performed “To Be Alone” and his hit single “Take Me To Church“.  Click here to watch the HD video performance!

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Shakey Graves debut “Dearly Departed”

Not actually the Lightning 100 studio

Not actually the Lightning 100 studio

“The first album was me wanting to burn down my life, cut my hair off, and run screaming into the woods,” says Alejandro Rose-Garcia. “This album is the trials and tribulations of becoming domesticated, letting people into your world and letting go of selfishness-the story of becoming a pair, losing that, and reconciling with the loss and gain of love.”

Rose-Garcia is professionally known as Shakey Graves, and with his new record, And the War Came, he extends the ground-emotionally and sonically-broken by his 2011 self-released debut album, Roll the Bones, which brought him national acclaim and, three years later, still ranks near the top of Bandcamp’s digital best-seller charts.

Roll the Bones established the powerful, mesmerizing Shakey Graves sound of Rose-Garcia accompanying himself on guitar and a handmade kick drum built out of an old suitcase. NPR Music named him one of 10 artists music fans “should’ve known in 2012,” describing him as “astonishing…unclassifiably original. And frighteningly good.” Paste included him in a “Best of What’s Next” feature, praising his “gnarly composite of blues and folk,” while The New York Times observed that Shakey Graves “makes the one-man band approach look effortless.”

But while this distinctive arrangement continued to earn him an ever-expanding fan base on the road, Rose-Garcia knew that he wanted the follow-up to achieve something different. “With the first album, I didn’t have any expectations except my own,” he says. “This time, I was making something people were going to listen to out of the gate. I tried to maintain everything I enjoy about recording, the weird homemade aspect, but I was seeking a new, shining sound quality. The concepts for the songs are a little bigger. This is not the ‘Mr, Folk, Hobo Mountain’ album-it’s more of the Cyborg Shakey Graves. It’s definitely the next step in the staircase.”

An experienced actor who had a recurring role on Friday Night Lights and appeared in several of Robert Rodriguez films, Rose-Garcia started making music as part of New York City’s “anti-folk” scene. While knocking around the underground music community in Los Angeles, he saw a performance by one-man band Bob Log III that pointed his work in a new direction. Since returning to Austin, Rose-Garcia has become so closely associated with his hometown that for the last three years, Austin has celebrated “Shakey Graves Day” by mayoral proclamation.

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the615 10/20/14

Episode121. the615 10/20/14

Local Artist of the week
Boom Forest- Baby Teeth ( Playin’ Live Friday 10/24/14 at 12th & Porter 7pm FREE!)

Dj Picks
Hammel – Bird Dog – Faux Coup – The Age Of Anxiety
Wells – Taro – Living In Static

This Just In
Mouth Reader – I’m Not Me
Devan Dubois – Other Lovers – Le Fou
Bad Cop – Wish You Well
KiND – Gloss (Formerly Vitek) – Eunoia (spring of 2015)

Bands Around Town
Lonely Biscuits – Pool Day (Playin’ Live Saturday 10/25/14 at Exit/In with Coin and Creature Comfort)
Courtney Jaye – Morning (Playin’ Live Friday 10/24/14 at The Basement with William Tyler, Angela James and more)
The Cunning – Lonesome No More (Playin’ Live Tuesday 10/21/14 at The Acme with Emily Wolfe
Fast Astronaut – Home (Playin’ Live Tuesday 10/21/14 for Music City Breakthrough)


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