Moon Taxi play Conan : return to Hangout Fest

Nashville’s Moon Taxi is returning to the Gulf Shore Beach of Alabama for Hangout Fest 2014!

The Nashville based act performed, The New Black, on Conan last night.

Moon Taxi features Belmont grads that have been building a fan base across the country since 2006. They were our first Music City Mayhem champions and have played every year of Lightning 100′s Live on the Green. We’ve seen them at Bonnaroo and they just brought in the new year at Marathon Music Works. It was their 5th year in a row having a sold out hometown New Years Eve show!

Check here for a tour date near you: http://ridethemoontaxi.com/tour/

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Live On the Green Preview for 9/12

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 Live On The Green preview is sponsored by Atkinson Remodeling.

In reference to last weeks Live on the Green I’ve heard phrases such as, “Largest Live on the Green crowd ever.” If it wasn’t the largest crowd that was being talked about it was the massive LCD screen that was put up so even the people down on Broadway honky-tonkin’ could see what Lulu Mae, Leagues, and Local Natives were delivering. Nashville, we have done it again! For the past five weeks local Nashville and nationally known artists have brought us all together on Thursday nights for some local brew, good food, and good times. Here at Lightning 100 we hope you all have had a terrific Live on the Green season and will join us for the final blowout down in Public Square Park this Thursday at 6 P.M. Come on down early to grab a beer, a spot on the lawn, and to sign up to win V.I.P. tickets among many other prizes at the Lightning 100 tent! It’s the last Live on the Green of the season so we hope to see you all there!!

Moon Taxi

Formed in 2006 at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, Moon Taxi, the inaugural Music City Mayhem Contest winners, have been playing festivals and touring around with such acts as Gov’t Mule, Umphrey’s McGee, Matisyahu, and The Apache Relay. With two studio albums, Melodica and Cabaret, and one live-album, Live Ride, recorded at Nashville’s 12th and Porter it’s needless to say that Moon Taxi has been busy. With their third studio album set to release September 10, 2013 it is a perfect time for them to be headlining this weeks Live on the Green. Their sound has been described as, “roots-rhythms, Latin-ismo, Phishy riffs, complex fusion and gutbucket, blue collar rock into a pretty enjoyable ball they hurl with serious gusto.” Lightning 100 is very proud to have Nashville’s own Moon Taxi wrap up this Live on the Green series, make sure to be there to catch it!

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Moon Taxi – Running Wild

moon taxiThese Nashville hometown heroes have been crafting their sound since their days in a Belmont University dorm. Moon Taxi’s third album, Mountains Beaches Cities was recorded in Nashville and is set for release on September 13, 2013. Tune into Lightning 100 to hear the first single, “Running Wild.”

By Lierin Pena

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Live On the Green Schedule!

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Click here to get your VIP tickets to Live On the Green!

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Live On The Green lineup

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Moon Taxi’s ferris wheel performance at Hangout Music Fest

Moon Taxi - PerformanceBrought together at Belmont University, Moon Taxi has evolved from a dorm jam band to hometown heroes. Formed in 2006, the band has gone from playing background to a local rap group to headlining talent. The band’s debut studio effort “Melodia” was dropped in 2007 and they recorded a live album at Nashville’s 12th and Porter in August 2008. Guitarist Spencer  Thomsen sustained an injury at the show, and put the band on hold until 2009. The next two years were a series of good time shows and festival tour dates, drawing more attention to Moon Taxi. Their anticipated second album, “Cabaret,” dropped in 2012 to much acclaim.  Moon Taxi won Lightning 100′s first Music City Mayhem and later went on to play grandiose stages such as Bonnaroo and Live On the Green.  We caught up with the guys backstage after their set at  hangout.

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Hangout Music Fest Coverage 2013

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After cleaning all of the sand out of our camera lenses, tripods, computers(some how), and other places we don’t care to mention, Lightning 100 is able to start posting our backstage performances at 2013 Hangout Music Fest.  Nashville artists were definitely representing at the festival this year performing at small/major stages and even the shuttle buses.  The Nashville lineup included Moon Taxi, The Kingston Springs, Chancellor Warhol, The Weeks, Luella and the Sun, Josh Farrow, Wild Cub, The Wild Feathers, and a few others that were just enjoying the festival.  Click here to check out photos from the festival!  We’ve got more backstage performances coming!

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Moon Taxi at East Nashville Underground

Our friends at East Nashville Underground and Moon Taxi finally got together and made a video together.  Check out their baby, “All The Rage” from their first season of 2013!

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Forecastle Festival 2013 Lineup


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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 Forecastle.com. 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.

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Beautiful Song…

Written by a local friend…

Moon Taxi – Let’s Go Back

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Moon Taxi – Cabaret – Live

Nashville’s own Moon Taxi stopped by the Lightning 100 studios to play the title track from their new album called “Cabaret.”

http://www.ridetheMoonTaxi.com

Filmed & Edited by: Wells Adams
Interview & Sound by: Dan Buckley

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the615 playlist for 7/10/12

Keep up with all the615 news HERE

(Episode #1) #the615 Playlist for 7/10/12

Bands On The Rise:
Moon Taxi- Change
Jeff the Brotherhood- Sixpack
Mona- Lean Into The Fall

This Just In:
Korby Lenker- My Little Life
Hanzelle- I Know

Dj Picks:
Hammel: Hotpipes- Future Bolt
Wells: Old Crow Medicine Show- Levi

Bands About Town:
Kansas Bible Co.- Creature Of The Night
Wye Oak- Civilian

Facebook/Twitter Request:
Grass Root Kids- Forty Dead Men

Featured Artist For Next Week:
Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes- Shoe Fits

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Win tickets to Independence Rocks!

Lightning 100 celebrates our independence with the best way we know how……a kick ass rock show!  Join Lightning 100 at Tin Roof Nashville on July 3rd for a great night of local music.  It’s FIVE of your favorite local bands for just $10. Click here to get your tickets. The line-up features Moon Taxi and The Apache Relay with Special Guests Elenowen and Humming House, followed by a late night DJ set by Cherub.  Leave a comment on the photo and you could win tickets to the show!

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Moon Taxi’s porta-john performance

Here is probably Lightning 100 first and last porta-john performance at Bonnaroo.  Check out Moon Taxi performing a Bonnaroo track the guys wrote for their porta-john performance.

http://www.ridethemoontaxi.com

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Live from Bonnaroo

After two days of running around taking photos and filming backstage performances, we finally got some down time at the radio compound.  Click here to check out photos from the what, where, this, that, and other tent.

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Indie Underground Playlist for 2/4

Saturdays from 7-8pm CST on WRLT/Lightning 100, Nashville’s Independent Radio
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Here’s the playlist for February 4th:
   
Air w/ Victoria Legrand
– Seven Stars (Le Voyage Dans La Lune, Astralwerks) Goldfrapp – Ooh La La (The Singles, Mute/Astralwerks)
Mark Lanegan Band – The Gravedigger’s Song (Blues Funeral, 4AD)
Dr. Dog – Warrior Man (Be The Void, Anti-)
Moon Taxi – Cabaret (Cabaret, Moon Taxi)
Bahamas – Caught Me Thinking (Barchords, Brushfire/Universal)
Leonard Cohen – Different Sides (Old Ideas, Columbia)
Sharon Van Etten – Leonard (Tramp, Jagjaguwar)
George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (All Things Must Pass, Capitol)
Paul McCartney – My Valentine (Kisses On The Bottom, Hear Music)
First Aid Kit – Blue (The Lion’s Roar, Wichita Recordings)
Hospitality – Friends Of Friends (Hospitality, Merge)
Van Halen – Stay Frosty (A Different Kind Of Truth, Interscope)
Guided By Voices – God Loves Us (Let’s Go Eat The Factory, GBV Inc)

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Moon Taxi

Song: Mercury
Album: Cabaret
Air Date: 2/6/12
Playin’ Live: Feb. 7th
Where: Grimey’s in store
When: 6pm
RidetheMoonTaxi.com

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So Excited For These Guys…

The new record “Cabaret” drops in a week on Feb. 7th.  Here’s a taste of what you’ll get:

Moon Taxi – Hypnus

The lighter side:

Moon Taxi – Let’s Go Back

And something straight off the new album:

Moon Taxi -Southern Trance

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Lt. Dan’s Top Videos of 2011!

2011 was a great year for music!

I went through all the videos from bands and artists that performed on my show this year and was blown away by all the great memories!

One I will remember for the rest of my life was THE DOOBIE BROTHERS asking me to sing BLACK WATER. In the middle of the performance! Unreal. Thank god I was basically in key…or this would not be the first video in my Best of 2011! ;-)

This Nashville based band put out one of my favorite albums in 2011. I had the pleasure of having them perform this track LOST BOY on my show. Pick up a copy of THE APACHE RELAY album AMERICAN NOMAD today at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music.

How about getting THE CIVIL WARS on my show! Such a pleasure getting this intimate performance of BARTON HOLLOW from Joy Williams and John Paul White. Life is good!

When NICKEL CREEK said, farewell for now, we all knew we would get some superb music from the gang, as they explored solo projects and new groups. Chris Thile seems to really be enjoying himself here with his new band, THE PUNCH BROTHERS. This recording is coming from two room mics. Simply amazing.

MOON TAXI – I love this Nashville band. It’s been so much fun watching them grow into the stars they have yet to become. Their new album CABARET drops in the beginning of February. 2012 will be the year of MOON TAXI!

I guess for now, this will be a top 5 but there are dozens more. This link will take you to the beginning of the year on our youtube page.

http://www.youtube.com/user/WRLTLightning100/videos?sort=da&view=u&page=16

 

Thanks for listening and cheers to an awesome 2011!

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Live On the Green live performances by The Funky Umbrella

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Edwin McCain

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Will Hoge

Los Lonely Boys

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The Dirty Guv’nahs

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My Boys!

The new record is going to be phenomenal!!!  So proud of these guys.

Moon Taxi – Cabaret

Moon Taxi - Cabaret from Yellowberri Creative Studios on Vimeo.

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