Red Bull Sound Select, a new monthly live music showcase, that highlights some of the city’s most exciting new local artists. Congratulations to The Black Cadillacs for winning a trip to Red Bull’s 120 Hours in Austin! It was a tough match between The Black Cadillacs, The Electric Hearts, and Cherub. Click here to see the photos from the show!
Lightning 100 had a great 2012….for in-studio performances! We made a list of our some of our favorite performances from the year, click here to see the full list.
- Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
We gave 20 lucky fans the chance to see a private performance with Imagine Dragons before their sold out show at Cannery Ballroom. One of our listeners included lead singer, Dan Reynolds, younger brother who won tickets during the lunch request hour. Watch Imagine Dragons performs “Radioactive” live at Lightning 100. Click here to see the band perform their big single “It’s Time” live in our studio.
- Alabama Shakes – Hold On
Band of Horses used to wear the crown for biggest crowd at Live On the Green until Alabama Shakes performed in 2012. Check out Alabama Shakes performance “Hold On” at Live On the Green.
Filmed and edited by Make It Pop
- Passion Pit – Take A Walk
Passion Pit performs in front of a few fans in Griffin Technology’s Pre-Show Live event at Marathon Music Works. The band was running late, so we had to cut out the interview. Michael Angelakos, lead singer of Passion Pit was a little offended by this. Check out this live version of “Take A Walk”. We’ve also recorded “Constant Conversations” and “Sleepyheads” at the show.
- The Lumineers – Classy Girl
If you heard The Lumineers first on Lightning 100, you’ve got Wells Adams to thank for that. After a few weeks of playing “Ho Hey” during our music meetings, the song made it to the airwaves. Lightning 100 was one of the first stations in the country to play The Lumineers…..and now you hear them everywhere.
- Walk The Moon – Anna Sun
The young up-and-coming band Walk the Moon stopped by the studio without their face paint. Check out their performance “Anna Sun” live at Lightning 100. We’ve also got a recording of “Tightrope” on our HD On-demand Page.
After two days of running around taking photos and filming backstage performances, we finally got some down time at the radio compound. Click here to check out photos from the what, where, this, that, and other tent.
We had several different ideas for a backstage performance with Cherub at Hangout Music Fest. After debating the logistics of a jet ski performance and finding out that they’ve already done a bathroom session in Mexico, we went with the hot tub idea. It was the end of the festival and everyone just wanted to do a little relaxing. After carrying around 30 pounds of gear up and down the beach all weekend, I was all for this idea. Cherub perform an acoustic performance of “Hold Me” right before The Flaming Lips were about to take the stage to perform Dark Side of the Moon.
“Hey bros, you want to get into the hot tub and play some music?”
Filmed by Brian Waters and Victor Huckabee
Edited by Brian Waters
But I must admit, these guys are fun live, catchy as hell, and Nashville’s own. Keep up the good work!