Spoon stops by the LC studio just to say “hello” to their friends at Lightning 100. A few lucky listeners got to watch this in-studio performance of “Do You” and “Rainy Taxi” off their recent release They Want My Soul. Have you listened to the full album? Let us know by leaving a comment on this post if you want to hear another track on 100.1 FM! Click here to watch the HD performance or listen to the full audio interview.
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.
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.
Scars on 45 return to studio to talk about the release of their sophomore album Safety in Numbers. They first visited the WRLT studio in 2011, click here to check out their performance of “Give Me Something”. We recorded two new in-studio videos including single “Crazy For You” and “Golden” off Safety in Numbers live in LC Studio on 100.1 FM. Lt. Dan also posted the full audio interview via SoundCloud. Hurry up and get your tickets to see them live this Saturday at Lightning 100’s #BlocktoberFest featuring Walk the Moon, sElf, Boom Forest, repeat repeat, Vinyl Thief, Tristen, and Scars on 45!
Erin McCarley and Boom Forest debut “Let Me Love You” in the LC studio on 100.1 FM. Boom Forest will be performing at Lightning 100’s Blocktober Fest on October 18th with Walk the Moon, Self, repeat repeat, Tristen and Vinyl Thief. Hurry up and get your discount tickets to the show.
Buffalo Rodeo is an indie progressive rock band hailing from the hills of Bowling Green, KY. – Playing Progressive Indie Rock with punchy drums, melodic bass riffs, ethereal synth textures, elaborate guitar tones, and addicting vocals, they are sure to tantalize your audial pallet. Buffalo Rodeo stops by the LC studio to talk to Lt. Dan before their show. Check out these HD videos of “Blue Skies” and “Holly“.
Nashville’s own Guthrie Brown stopped by the LC studio to perform a new track. Check out the live HD video of “Lakeside” posted below. Want to see Guthrie Brown live in person? Guthrie’s next show will be at The Tippler on August 22nd.
Red Bull Sound Select artist Boom Forest visits the LC studio for a quick interview and performance before their show at The Basement. Listen to the interview above and then check out the video performances of “Shadow of Doubt” and “Clean Coal”.
The Black Cadillacs perform “Find My Own Way Home” and “Since I Won’t Let Go” live in the WRLT studio. Click here fore more information on The Black Cadillacs!
Filmed by Brian Waters and Ben Wright
Edited by Ben Wright
Lightning 100 was pretty pumped to get The Sheepdogs int0 their studio before their show at Exit/In! The guys did a quick interview with Lt. Dan and then performed “The Way It Is” and “Alright Ok” live in the studio! For more information on The Sheepdogs, visit their website at thesheepdogs.com
The Whigs perform “Couple of Kids” and “Waiting” live at Lightning 100. Check out their new album Enjoy the Company. Any other tracks you want to hear off the record?
Filmed and edited by Brian Waters
Matt Vasquez from Delta Spirit joined us in the studio before his show at Cannery Ballroom. The other guys apparently wanted to “sleep in”, but we’ve just got a hunch that they remembered the small size of our studio. Check out this solo performance of the sad version of “California” and Matt’s first solo live performance of “Yahama”. We’ve been playing “California” on Lightning 100, any other songs on the album you would like to hear? Leave a comment below and let us know. Click here to see our other in-studios with Delta Spirit.
Justin Townes Earle stopped by the studio to record an episode of Music Business Radio. He showed up a little early so we got him to play a few songs on air and talk about his new record “Nothing’s Ever Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now.” Check out these performances of “Memphis in the Rain” and “Am I That Lonely Tonight?”
What do you think of the new album? We are playing “Look the Other Way”, any other tracks we should add? We’ve been a big fan of Justin Townes Earle since the beginning of his career. Check out some of our earlier in-studio performances with over 40,000 views.
Local artist Jessie Baylin stopped by the Lightning 100 studio after performing at Nashville Sunday Night. Jessie Baylin just released her debut album, “Little Spark” on Verve Forcast. Jessie was able to perform the song “Hurry Hurry” in the studio before the tornado siren/EAS warning which interrupted her during “I Feel That Too.” Kind of ironic songs to be playing during a tornado warning? We found a version of the song filmed at Grimey’s New and Preloved Music. Special thanks to NashvilleLance for filming at Grimey’s!
Warren Haynes visits the Lightning 100 studio before he performs at the grand opening(first show) at Marathon Music Works. We would like to see your pictures from the show, leave us a comment with the link! We’ve posted two stripped down versions of “River’s Gonna Rise” and “Sick of My Shadow” at Lightning 100. What do you think of Warren Haynes solo?
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!
Crystal Bowersox visited the Lightning 100 studio 1/24/11 after playing Nashville Sunday Night 1/23/11 at 3rd and Lindsley. Check out this clip with the song “Farmer’s Daughter.” We’ve posted the complete interview including “Farmer’s Daughter” and “Arlene” below in our new SoundCloud audio player!
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Lightning 100 voted “Static Waves” by Andrew Belle as one of the best Local Lightning songs of 2010. Andrew Belle stopped by our studio to play it for us and he’ll play our Nashville Sunday Night show with Matthew Mayfield and Amy Stroup. Stay tune for footage from the show!
2010 has been a great year for artists stopping by the Lightning 100 studio. We’ve had artists premiere new music, perform alternate versions, and even break out a cover every so often. We’ve listed the top 10 videos we created this year. Which one is your favorite? Click “read more” to see the top 10 videos!
John Butler Trio visited the Lightning 100 studio before their show at Ryman Auditorium. You’ve been hearing “I’ll Do Anything” on 100.1 FM, now watch the live in-studio version of it. The guys keep cracking up during the song, why do you think they were laughing? We’ve got our theories.