Hangout Music Fest 2014 Photos

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Dawes – Most People

dawes1“Most People,” the second single off the band’s third album, Stories Don’t End, is classic  Dawes – an introspective look into the twists and turns of life over a deceptively benign, vintage guitar hook. The band has been touring to promote their new album and recently sold out a show with Shovels and Rope at the Ryman Auditorium.   Dawes did a secret show for Lightning 100 a few months back.  Check out the in-studio videos we did with the band!

By Lierin Pena


Caption Contest: Dawes at Ryman Auditorium

dawes-stories-dont-endDawes will be returning to Ryman Auditorium on 6/09 in support of their latest release Stories Don’t End.  Lightning 100 is hooking one lucky fan up with FRONT ROW TICKETS to the show!  Leave a caption below and you just might win the best seats in the house.  If you have not checked out Lightning 100’s in-studio videos from the band, your really missing out.  The band performed “Something In Common”, “Someone Will”, and “From a Window Seats” for a few lucky listeners, a few weeks before the album came out!  Click here to see these exclusive HD video!

Winner: Too much moonshine makes Griffin think a “Lord of the Flies” re-enactment might be fun! – Sara


Dawes performs live at William Colliers

dawes-1Dawes performs “Someone Will”, “Something In Common”, and “From a Window Seat” live at William Colliers.  You’ve been hearing “From a Window Seat” on 100.1 FM, what do you think of the other songs?  Should we play add them to the new music list?

Check out the full performance at

Filmed by Brian Waters & Victor Huckabee
Edited by Brian Waters

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Indie Underground Playlist for 4-15-13

Mondays from 9-10pm CST on WRLT/Lightning 100, Nashville’s Independent Radio

Indie Underground Hour 4-15-13

Futurebirds – Virginia Slims (Baba Yaga, Fat Possum)
The Weeks – Brother In The Night (Dear Bo Jackson, Serpents & Snakes)
Hanni El Khatib – Penny (Head In The Dirt, Innovative Leisure)
Villagers – Nothing Arrived (Awayland, Domino)
Paramore – Ain’t It Fun (Paramore, Fueled By Ramen)
Born Ruffians – Ocean’s Deep (Birthmarks, YepRoc)
Dawes – Most People (Stories Don’t End, HUB Records)
Josh Rouse – A Lot Like Magic (Happiness Waltz, Bedroom Classics)
Charles Bradley – Love Bug Blues (Victim Of Love, Daptone)
Lady – Good Lovin’ (Lady, Truth & Soul)
Goat – Run To Your Mama (World Music, Rocket Recordings)
Bombino – Amidinine (My Friend) (Nomad, Nonesuch)
Hotpipes – Magic Is Everywhere (DUST, YewKnee)


Indie Underground Playlist for 4-08-13

Indie Underground Hour 4-08-13

Dawes – From The Right Angle (Stories Don’t End, HUB Records)
Iron & Wine – New Mexico’s No Breeze (Ghost On Ghost, Nonesuch)
The Strokes – Partners In Crime (Comedown Machine, RCA)
Cold War Kids – Jailbirds (Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, Downtown Music)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Let The Day Begin (Specter At The Feast, Vagrant)
The Black Angels – You’re Mine (Indigo Meadow, Blue Horizon)
The Lone Bellow – Green Eyes & A Heart Of Gold (The Lone Bellow, Descendant)
Ivan & Alyosha – Be Your Man (All The Times We Had, Dualtone)
The Besnard Lakes – The Specter (Until In Excess Imperceptible UFO, Jagjaguwar)
Hotpipes – For Cowboy (DUST, Hotpipes Music)
Palma Violets – Best Of Friends (180, Rough Trade)
Art Brut – My Little Brother (Top Of The Pops, The End Records)
New Process – Freedom (Original Raw Soul III, Now-Again)


Indie Underground Playlist for 4-1-13

Indie Underground Hour 4-01-13

Little Green Cars – Harper Lee (Absolute Zero, Glassnote)
The Lone Bellow – The One You Should’ve Let Go (The Lone Bellow, Descendant Records)
Charles Walker & The Dynamites – Still Can’t Get You Out Of My Heart (Love Is Only Everything, Gemco Records)
Charles Bradley – Strictly Reserved For You (Victim Of Love, Daptone)
Dawes – Hey Lover (Stories Don’t End, HUB Records)
Caitlin Rose – Menagerie (The Stand-In, ATO Records)
The Strokes – Welcome To Japan (Comedown Machine, RCA)
The Virgins – Wheel Of Fortune (Strike Gently, Cult Records)
Wavves – Sail To The Sun (Afraid Of Heights, Mom+Pop)
Vampire Weekend – Diane Young (Vampires Of The City, XL Recordings)
Allen Stone – Rocky Mountain High (The Music Is You: Tribute To John Denver, ATO)
Ivan & Alyosha – Running For Cover (All The Times We Had, Dualtone)
Girls Names – Pittura Infamante (The New Life, Slumberland) 


Indie Underground Playlist for 3-25-13

Indie Underground Hour 3-25-13

Rilo Kiley – All The Drugs (Rkives, Little Record Company)
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside – They Told Me (Untamed Beast, Partisan)
The Men – Without A Face (New Moon, Sacred Bones)
Bleached – Dead In The Head (Ride Your Heart, Dead Oceans)
Low – So Blue (The Invisible Way, Sub Pop)
The Lonely Wild – Keep Us Whole (The Sun As It Comes, Thirty Tigers)
David Bowie – I’d Rather Be High (The Next Day, ISO/Columbia)
Luxury Liners – Valley High (They’re Flowers, Western Vinyl)
Brooke Waggoner – Ink Slinger (Originator, Swoon Moon/Ingrooves)
Psychic Friend – Water Sign (My Rocks Are Dreams, Dangerbird)
Marnie Stern – East Side Glory (The Chronicles Of Marnia, Kill Rock Stars)
The Grenadines – Down (The Grenadines, Communicating Vessels)
Milk Carton Kids – Snake Eyes (The Ash & Clay, Anti-)
Dawes – From A Window Seat (Stories Don’t End, HUB Records)

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Dawes live preview of “Stories Don’t End”

Dawes stopped by to give us a preview of the new album, “Stories Don’t End.” It’s drops in stores on April 9th. The No So Secret Session includes “Someone Will”, “Something In Common”, and “From a Window Seat”.  Lightning 100 Presents Dawes to the Ryman Auditorium on June 9th 2013.


Forecastle Festival 2013 Lineup

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival is excited to announce the initial lineup for its 11th annual three-day music celebration, featuring Grammy Award winners The Black Keys, alongside The String Cheese Incident and the Avett Brothers leading the festival’s rich, eclectic offerings. The event will again take place July 12 – 14, 2013 at Louisville’s scenic, award-winning Waterfront Park.

The Black Keys, The String Cheese Incident
The Avett Brothers The Flaming Lips
Alabama Shakes
Jim James
Animal Collective
Old Crow Medicine Show
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Forecastle Incident (with special guests), Young the Giant, Big Boi, Matt & Kim, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Purity Ring, The Joy Formidable, Datsik, Dawes, Griz,Kurt Vile & The Violators, Toro y Moi, Bob Mould Band, El-P & Killer Mike, Baauer, Bombino, Moon Taxi, Freakwater, Foxygen, Greensky Bluegrass, Wild Belle, Tift Merritt, TOKiMONSTA, Shovels & Rope, Salva, Night Beds, MNDR, Churchill, Ryan Hemsworth, Rubblebucket, Alasdair Roberts & Friends, Mona, The 23 String Band, Wheeler Brothers, A Lion Named Roar, and The Pass.

Tickets for this year’s festival go on sale this Wednesday, March 6th at Noon EST on Purchase tickets in full, or opt for one of our special payment plans, available for both General Admission or VIP tickets.

Highlighted in Rolling Stone as a top event in 2012, and acclaimed by Outside as one of the “Top 15 Outdoor Festivals in the USA,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved into one of the country’s premier festival destinations. The event offers an immersive experience that’s distinctly Louisville- beyond the first-class musical lineup—highlighting the region’s burgeoning culinary and arts scene, Kentucky’s unique bourbon heritage and more. The festival continues to emphasize sustainability practices and conservation initiatives, highlighted through the festival’s non-profit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.


Indie Underground Playlist for 2-18-13

Indie Underground Hour 2-18-13
Frightened Rabbit
– Backyard Skulls (Pedestrian Verse, Atlantic)
Jenny O – Good Love (Automechanic, Holy Trinity/Thirty Tigers)
Dawes – From A Window Seat (Stories Don’t End, Hub Records)
Atlas Genius – Trojans (When It Was Now, Warner Bros)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jubilee Street (Push The Sky Away, Bad Seed Ltd)
Widowspeak – The Dark Age (Almanac, Captured Tracks)
Jim James – Know Til Now (Regions Of Light & Sound Of God, Removador/ATO)
Foals – My Number (Holy Fire, Warner Bros)
My Bloody Valentine – New You (MBV, self-released)
Beach Fossils – In Vertigo (Clash The Truth, Captured Tracks)
D. Watusi – Little Heller (Dark Party, Nashville’s Dead Records)


Win Tickets to Mumford and Sons w/ Dawes

Did you get your tickets to Mumford and Sons with Dawes at Louisville Waterfront Park on August 13th?  No surprise the show sold out.  Lightning 100 has the last pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky listener!  Leave a comment  below on the photo and you could win tickets to the show.  We will annouce the winner on Thursday at noon during Lt. Dan’s Request Lunch Hour!


Free ATO Spring Sampler

ATO Records just put out a Spring sampler we though you would dig.  It’s a free download via Noisetrade featuring Alabama Shakes, Dawes, Primus, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Waters, White Rabbit, Caitlin Rose, and more!  This is one you should share with your friends.  Click here to get the Spring sampler.

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Hangout Music Festival 2012

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Hangout Music Festival Lineup 2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers
 | Dave Matthews Band 

Jack White | String Cheese Incident
| Wilco
M. Ward | The Flaming Lips perform Dark Side of the Moon | Dispatch |Steve Winwood | Chris Cornell
| Gogol Bordello | Michael Franti & Spearhead | Mac Miller | Coheed & Cambria |Dawes
G. Love and Special Sauce | Randy NewmanDr. Dog | Young The GiantCage the Elephant
Alabama Shakes | YelaWolf | Switchfoot |  Flogging Molly | Julian Marley | Zeds Dead | Mavis Staples

Shpongle | Gary Clark JRRebelutionAllen Stone | Big Freedia | The Devil Makes Three | Skrillex
Paper Diamond | Futurebirds | Hey Rosetta! | Sleeper AgentTHE LUMINEERSARCHNEMESIS  
Tribal Seeds | Paul Oakenfold | Rich AucoinJamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns

Lightning 100 is pretty pumped about Hangout Music Festival this year!  Being one of the fastest growing festivals in 2011, make sure to get your tickets soon.  Tickets go on sale on February 10th at 10am(CST).  We are guessing this one will sell out.  Want to know why it’s going to sell out?  Check out our backstage video coverage from 2010-11!  We also had a photographer down there to cover the festival, check out his photos.

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Best Lightning 100 videos of 2011

Lightning 100 has captured some pretty amazing performances in 2011.  Check out our Top 11 videos from 2011!  Which videos do you think made it to our Top 11?  Click here to find out.

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Dawes in studio videos

We were pretty excited to get Dawes into the Lightning 100 studio after seeing their performance at Mercy Lounge and Soundland(Next Big Nashville).  You’ve been hearing “Time Spent In Los Angeles” on Lightning 100, now you can listen to an exclusive in studio performance!  Dawes also performed “If I Wanted Someone” in the studio.  Could this be their next single?  Want to start hearing it on Lightning 100?  Let us know and share these videos with your friends!

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Playing Tonight…

Can’t wait to see these guys again!

Dawes – When My Time Comes

Dawes – Time Spent In Los Angeles

& Maybe My Favorite…
Dawes – Peace In The Valley


Middle Brother… Great new supergroup

Have you heard of this new super group called Middle Brother??? Middle Brother is Matt Vasquez, John J. McCauley III and Taylor Goldsmith. I’m sure you’re familiar with Matt Vasquez indirectly.  He is the lead singer of Delta Spirit.  A band we play frequently on Lightning 100.  The other two guys… Well it’s just a matter of time.  Goldsmith is the lead singer of Dawes.  A indie/rock band out of California, you have probably heard the Dawes song “When My Time Comes” on a recent Chevy commercial.  McCauley of Deer Tick fronts the indie/folk band out of Providence, Rhode Island.  The last time I saw Deer Tick was when they opened for Dr. Dog at the Cannery Ballroom a while back. (They had a huge following back then.)

Now that you know the cast of characters.. Lets talk about this new record.  It hasn’t come out of my car CD player since it dropped in stores.  When I bought the LP, I was hoping it would consist primarily of Vasquez.  I am a huge Delta Spirit fan.  This was not the case. In hindsight, I couldn’t be happier about this.  The record really showcases McCauley of Deer Tick, of whom I knew the least.  That has changed as of late. All 3 guys really compliment one another very well, with beautiful lyrics and raspy delivery. The whole LP is good.  But if  you want to save some money and only buy a few tracks I would suggest the title track “Middle Brother,” the 1st track “Daydreaming” and a the last track on the A side called “Portland.”

You have been forewarned.  Go forth and make good life/music decisions.


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