Local artist of the week, Lilly Hiatt stopped by the LC studio to play the title track off her new album ‘Royal Blue’. She promotes her live performance at Soulshine Pizza and also talks about life in Austin and moving back to Nashville, recording the new album, and growing up with a musician dad.
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.
Boom Forest plays “Clean Coal” and “Shadow of Doubt” in the LC Studio.
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”.
“I’ve seen a lot of cool stuff in my day, this just topped the list” said Wells Adams. Recently, Band of Horses performs a rare acoustic version of “The Funeral” live at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Here is the “Funeral”, the first song in the set. We have more to come! Just waiting on the guys at Make It Pop to finish the songs….JK. Click the link below to download Band of Horses live at Ryman. http://smarturl.it/bohaatrit
Fitz and the Tantrums has always been a Lightning 100 favorite on 100.1 FM. The band was in town for a show at Marathon Music Works and decided to do a quick preview on air at William Colliers. We just finished the videos for “Out of My League” and “The Walker”, but have two more coming your way. You can also listen to the full performance via SoundCloud posted below!
Matt Costa visited the studio…..a month ago. Sometimes we get busy here at the station, but late is better than never! Check out “Early November” and “Ophelia” from Matt’s fourth studio album Mobile Chateau. When Matt Costa first started writing for his fourth full-length album, he envisioned the end result as a stripped-down selection of rootsy folk songs. But once he plunged into the songwriting process something much more grandiose and sonically adventurous began to emerge. Soon Costa found himself in the midst of a highly unanticipated yet deeply expansive evolution of artistry as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Read more
Gin Wigmore stops by the studio for a quick interview and performance while she is in town. Gin Wigmore is playing the first week of Live On The Green with ZZ Ward and Matt & Kim! Click here to get your VIP tickets to the show!
Wake Owl stopped by the studio a few weeks ago in support of their new album Wild Country EP. The band is returning to Nashville this weekend for Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and Nashville Sunday Night. You’ve got two opportunities to see the band this week, just matters if you prefer a field or AC venue. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Music City Mayhem Battle Kim Logan– Gentleman VITEK– Songbird
Featured Guest this week: Great Peacock
Great Peacock Live: Great Peacock – Desert Lark- From the debut record Great Peacock
Great Peacock’s picks
1. Korean Is Asian – Don’t Let Me Go – Korean Is Asian
2. Derek Hoke – Lonely Street- Waiting All Night
This Just In Milktooth – Eye’s That Say I Love You – Beck’s Song Music– W/ Alanna Royale, Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes, Lindsay Johns of Nudity, Regan Lorraine, Levi Weaver Bear In The Campsite – Hand I’ve Got – Memory Palace
Passion Pitperforms “Take A Walk” live at Marathon Music Works. You’ve been hearing Passion Pit on Lightning 100 since Manners debut out in 2009. Tune in to hear their new song of Glossary entitled “Take a Walk”. You might recognize the song from TV from the Taco Bell commercial. Lightning 100 does not endorse eating Taco Bell’s Doritos® Locos Tacos Supreme in any way. Check out this video we shot with Passion Pit live sponsored by Griffin Technologyat Marathon Music Works.
Passion Pit performs an intimate set in front of a few lucky fans during the Griffin Technology‘s Pre-Show Live event at Marathon Music Works. Click here to see photos from the event or watch a live version of “Sleepyhead” and “Constant Converstation” at the event. Griffin Technology also create an exclusive iphone case for the event!
It was a tough ticket to get your hands on the other night at the Cannery Ballroom, Denver’s own The Lumineers sold out the venue in a matter of days. If you’re a big fan of the band, you might want to check out their Lightning 100 in-studio performance. The band was kind enough to play for 20 lucky listeners. Listen for “Classy Girls,” “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love.” You can listen to the audio below or click here to see the HD videos from right outside our studio!
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.