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. Read more
JEFF The Brotherhood – Leave Me Out (Hypnotic Nights, Infinity Cat/WB) Paul Weller – Green (Sonik Kicks, Yep Roc) Old Crow Medicine Show – Carry Me Back To Virginia (Carry Me Back, ATO) Justin Townes Earle – Can’t Hardly Wait (Midnight At The Movies, Bloodshot) Konkoma – Handkerchief (Konkoma, Soundway) Antibalas – Dirty Money (Antibalas, Daptone) Dirty Projectors – Dance For You (Swing Lo Magellan, Domino) Django Django – Default (Django Django, Because Music) Alejandro Escovedo – Common Mistake (Big Station, Fantasy) Kelly Hogan – Sleeper Awake (I Like To Keep Myself In Pain, Anti-) Charles Bradley – No Time For Dreaming (No Time For Dreaming, Daptone) Seu Jorge & Almaz – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Seu Jorge & Almaz, Now-Again) Larry Jon Wilson – Ohoopee River Bottomland (Country Funk 1969-75, Light In The Attic)
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.
Justin Townes Earle visits the studio before performing at Sound Land. Justin performs an original one entitled “Ain’t Waitin’” off this new album Harlem River Blues. Justin also covers the song “My Starter Won’t Start This Morning” by Lightnin´Hopkins.
Eminem – Arcade Fire – Widespread Panic – The Black Keys
Buffalo Springfield feat Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale
My Morning Jacket - Ray LaMontagne - String Cheese Incident
Robert Plant & Band of Joy - Mumford & Sons - The Strokes
The Decemberists - Lil Wayne - Bassnectar - Iron & Wine - Girl Talk - Primus
Dr. John and The Original Meters performing Desitively Bonnaroo - Alison Krauss & Union Station Pretty Lights - Florence + the Machine - SuperJam with Dan Auerbach and Dr. John - Atomsphere Explosions In The Sky - Gogol Bordello - Beirut - Big Boi - Scissor Sisters - Gregg Allman Ratatat - Global Gypsy Punk Revue curated by Eugene Hütz - Robyn - Warren Haynes Band
Deerhunter - Opeth - STS9 - Old Crow Medicine Show - Bootsy Collins & the Funk University Wiz Khalifa - Matt & Kim - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - Mavis Staples - Cold War Kids
The Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Wanda Jackson - The Walkmen
Justin Townes Earle - Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Béla Fleck and the Flecktones - !!!
Jovanotti - Bruce Hornsby - Loretta Lynn - Neon Trees - The Drums - Sleigh Bells - Amos Lee
Best Coast - Dãm-Funk & Master Blazter - The Sword - Portugal. The Man- The Black Angels
School of Seven Bells - J. Cole - Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea - Wavves - Chiddy Bang - Junip
Freelance Whales - Deer Tick - Band of Skulls - Sharon Van Etten - Abigail Washburn
Omar Souleyman - Twin Shadow - Kylesa - Man Man - The Low Anthem - Alberta Cross
Railroad Earth - Jessica Lea Mayfield - Smith Westerns - The Head and the Heart - Karen Elson
Beats Antique - 22-20s - Phosphorescent - Clare Maguire - Hayes Carll
The 2011 event marks the 10th year for the legendary festival, which began in 2002 as a remarkable idea to serve a passionate yet underappreciated and overlooked fanbase, and ended up becoming the premier multi-day concert destination of the summer whose dynamic and eclectic programming paved the way for the age of the great American music festival.