Lightning 100’s Top 25 videos of 2012

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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Indie Underground Playlist for 8-27-12

Mondays from 9-10pm CST on WRLT/Lightning 100, Nashville’s Independent Radio

Indie Underground Hour 8-27-12

Dinosaur Jr – Watch The Corners (I Bet On Sky, Jagjaguwar)
Bob Mould – The Descent (Silver Age, Merge)
Divine Fits – Shivers (A Thing Called Divine Fits, Merge)
Bloc Party – Octopus (Four, frenchkiss)
Dan Deacon – True Thrush (America, Domino)
Polica – Dark Star (Give You The Ghost, Mom+Pop)
The Lumineers – Stubborn Love (The Lumineers, Dualtone Records)
Rayland Baxter – Olivia (feathers & fishHooks, ATO)
Poor Moon – Birds (Poor Moon, Sub Pop)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Baby (Mature Themes, 4AD)
Richard Hawley – Leave Your Body Behind You (Standing At The Sky’s Edge, Mute)
Those Darlins – Repo Man (A Tribute To Repo Man, American Laundromat)


The Lumineers secret show

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!

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The Lumineers perform “Slow It Down” at Hangout Music Fest

We ran into The Lumineers backstage at Hangout Music Fest and grabbed them before their interview with the evil corporation known as Sirius Radio.  We did a quick performance with the guys on the 5th floor of The Phoenix inside of the Hangout Festival.  You’ve been hearing “Ho Hey” on Lightning 100, so we asked the guys to perform a different song from the album. Check out their second single entitled “Slow it Down” live at Hangout Fest.  What do you think?  Would you like to hear it on 100.1 FM? Let us know.

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Hangout Music Festival 2012

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