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On Tap Showcase this Thursday

Lightning 100 wants to introduce you to some of our favorite artist in town at On Tap! Join us at Tin Roof Nashville for a show featuring The Heavy Heavy Hearts, Jonny P and Bearheart. Doors open all day, show starts at 8pm!

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Jed's Writers Open Mic Night

Are you a singer/songwriter trying to get discovered? Now is your chance! Join Justin Hammel this Friday at 8PM for Writers Night sponsored by Leinenkugel Summer Shandy at Jed's Sports Bar and Grille! Get to Jed's early to sign up for open mic night from 8-11pm.

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Hangout Games at Pour House

Join us every Saturday at Pour House Nashville from 1 to 3pm for the Hangout Games sponsored by Anytime IPA crafted by The Just Beer Project! Come to compete for your chance for a Grand Prize VIP package to the Hang Out Festival! Must be present to win Grand Prize. We'll also be giving away several General Admission Tickets plus $100 gift card from Twice Daily!

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Bonnaroo Brunch this Sunday

Join us Sunday for Bonnaroo Brunch sponsored by Mountain High Outfitters & Starr Hill Brewery at Two Bits. Lightning 100's Brian the web guy will host this video game tournament from noon - 2pm through May 18th. This week, sign up to play NBA 2k14, Battlefield 4, Offroad, and Extreme Hunter for the chance to win tickets to Bonnaroo 2014! Must be 18 or older to enter. Click here to purchase your tickets to Bonnaroo!

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Artist of the Week: Forlorn Strangers

942245_529069903826945_486815161_nForlorn Strangers is made up of Ben, Chris, Jesse, Hannah and Abigail. Hailing from different states around the country, they are united by their love for Americana music and their passion for songwriting. They are a heavy, harmony based, Americana influenced group that brings positive vibes to every show they play. Their first CD “While The Grass Grows” was released in September and they have since been touring the east coast. The writing and recording process is something special to them as they all contribute and get to watch a song come to life.

You are from Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, and Virginia, how did you all meet and form?

Chris: Ben, Hannah and I met at a college in West Palm Beach, FL called Palm Beach Atlantic University. Then we moved to Waco, TX and worked on a farm before making the move to Nashville.

Hannah: We met Jesse as soon as we moved to Nashville last Fall, a little over a year ago. Then we begged my sister Abigail to move here to be in the band. We were like “We need you!”

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The Tasting Bar 3/28/14 — “Sweet” 16

 

Is your March Madness bracket busted? Us too!  Drink your woes away with a couple “sweet” 16 options from Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop.  This week we try a few Sangria’s from Eppa and a delicious Dominican rum from Kirk & Sweeney.

Rum Cocktail

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Kate Tucker & Sons of Sweden

KTSOS web IMG_8926Seattle-born, Nashville-based Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden have characteristics of The Cardigans, Cocteau Twins, and early U2 on their new album The Shape the Color The Feel. 

It began with a rebirth, as Tucker moved from Seattle to Nashville via NYC, where she met Wes Chandler and Ethan Place, two musicians recently relocated from southern Illinois. Their combined sound was closer to the first KT+SOS record than it was to Tucker’s solo Americana work, so with the blessing of the original Seattle lineup, the Sons of Sweden name was resurrected. 

Produced by Konrad Snyder (Kopecky Family Band) at The Brown Owl in Nashville, with additional production from Jordan Lehning, The Shape The Color The Feel was a collaborative effort from the beginning. Original Son of Sweden Nic Danielson joined the new lineup in Nashville to put his signature spin on the tracks, and singer-songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones lent his voice to a song, as did Wilder Embry, and Hannah Holbrook of SHEL. 

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Patrick Carney of The Black Keys — “Turn Blue”

Patrick Carney of The Black Keys came into the Lightning 100 studios to talk about Justin Bieber, Bruce Jenner, Captain Beefheart, clowns, his Instagram account and the new Black Keys record called “Turn Blue.”

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