Indie Underground on 6/9/12

Metric – Youth Without Youth (Synthetica, Mom+Pop)
Crocodiles – Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9) (Endless Flowers, Frenchkiss)
Kelly Hogan – We Can’t Have Nice Things (I Like To Keep Myself In Pain, Anti-)
Bobby Womack – Please Forgive My Heart (The Bravest Man In The Universe, XL)
Regina Spektor – Small Town Moon (What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, Sire)
The Walkmen – Heaven (Heaven, Fat Possum)
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Dear Believer (Here, Community/Vagrant)
JBM – Forests (Stray Ashes, Western Vinyl)
Julia Stone – Bloodbuzz Ohio (By The Horns, Nettwerk)
Exitmusic – The Night (Passage, Dead Oceans)
The Hives – Go Right Ahead (Lex Hives, No Fun)
PUJOL – Black Rabbit (United States Of Being, Saddle Creek)
Langhorne Slim – The Way We Move (The Way We Move, Ramseur Records)


Indie Underground Hour playlist for 5/12

Thanks to Justin Hammel from Lightning 100 for covering the show for me last week while I was in L.A. for NARM. Here’s Justin’s playlist.

The playlist for May 12th:

Andrew Bird – Eyeoneye – Break It Yourself
First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar – The Lion’s Roar
Beach House – Myth – Bloom
Yellow Ostrich – Daughter – Strange Land
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes – Man On Fire – Here
Truth & Salvage Co. – Hail Hail – Truth & Salvage Co.
Dana Buoy – Call To Be – Summer Bodies
Admiral Fallow – The Paper Trench – Tree Bursts In Snow
Typhoon – Summer Home – A New Kind Of House
Lee Fields & The Expressions – I Still Got It – Faithful Man
SKATERS – Are We Just Doomed? – Schemers EP



To see what they pull in the U.S.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes – The Old Vic Tunnels


Rites of Spring Line-up

Public Enemy, The National, Kid Cudi, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Sara Bareilles, Matt and Kim, The Features, Madi Diaz, Futurebirds, and more to come!

Vanderbilt University is delivering another great and diverse line-up for their annual Rites of Spring Music Festival, scheduled for April 15 and 16 on Alumni Lawn. Rites of Spring provides a positive, clean environment for concert goers, families, and frat dudes.  Previous artists including The Flaming Lips, Drake, Phoenix, Ben Harper, and The Cold War Kids.

Photography by Brian Waters

Rites of Spring tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m.

Faculty and staff members can purchase weekend passes (two  per person) for $40 each. (Only available at the Sarratt Student Center Box Office)

General admission weekend passes are $55 in advance, $65 the day of the show. Student tickets (one per student) are $30 each. Gates will open at 4 p.m. April 15, 3 p.m. April 16.

For more information about Rites of Spring, visit


Edward Sharpe Cover

One of the best parts of youtube is not viral videos like the evil chipmunk or chocolate rain, it’s the ability for people to create videos with the touch of a button.  The father daughter team of Jorge and Alexa Narvaez decided to cover one of Lightning 100’s Top Artists of 2010, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Fields.  Check out their version of “Home.”


3.11.10 – Been Waiting For This One…

I got really into this band ‘Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes’ last year right around the time their record ‘Up From Below’ came out. Soon enough they were playing this small little club called 3rd & Lindsley here in town and doing an in-store at Grimey’s. My friend Jess & I went to the in-store and loved it. The place was packed, but totally worth bearing the crowd! We left there and basically went straight to the venue to get a good spot. The first opener was okay… can’t even remember their name if that tells you anything. Then the second act came on. ‘Local Natives’ out of Canada. These guys blew me away. Great harmonies, every one of them sang I’m pretty sure. Little bit of gang vocals here and there. Awesome melodies. Lots of percussion. Pretty at times and rocking at others. Just phenomenal and right up my alley. The show was over and I flew to the merch table to buy some little E.P. they put together from an upcoming album and some Daytrotter sessions. Couldn’t stop listening to it… especially the songs ‘Airplanes’ & ‘Sun Hands’. A few weeks later I started digging around on the internet and found some 7″ records they put out, as well as an import of the new album from the U.K. on Rough Trade. The album is out now here in the U.S. so I picked up a vinyl copy. It’s called ‘Gorilla Manor’ and with all those purchases have basically bought it or some variation of it 4 times. That’s how much I love it. And they’re playing Bonnaroo this year!!! Can’t wait to catch them again! With that said, I’m going to post a song from ‘Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes’ first and then one from ‘Local Natives’. Here ya’ go!

This is the official video for the first song I ever heard. It was on Sirius radio one night while driving back to Nashville from Indiana and I was intrigued. Then my Aussie friend Emily wouldn’t stop praising them… and I’m glad she didn’t b/c I fell in love with them just as much as she had. Here’s ‘Home’
This video is from a wonderful station out of Seattle. When I was in that area (OMG almost ten years ago… now I feel old) it was the only station I listened to. Amazing stuff. If only there were more like it. KEXP you rock my face! Here’s ‘Local Natives’ doing the song ‘Airplanes’ for them.


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