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.
    Filmed and edited by Make It Pop

  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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The Sheepdogs in-studio

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

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The Sheepdogs – The Way It is

The Sheepdogs are a Canadian rock band from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, consisting of Ewan Currie on vocals and guitar, Leot Hanson on guitar, Ryan Gullen on bass and Sam Corbett on drums.[1]

The Sheepdogs released several recordings independently prior to entering Rolling Stones “Choose The Cover” competition. They beat 15 other bands to win the contest and were featured on the August 18, 2011 cover of Rolling Stone magazine, the first unsigned act to do so. During the competition, the band made appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and performed at the Bonnaroo Music Festival as well The Osheaga Festival in Montreal, Quebec. The band has recently signed with Atlantic Records with a new album being produced by The Black Keys drummerPatrick Carney.[2]

The band’s Five Easy Pieces EP debuted at No. 7 on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 3,300 copies.[3]

On September 22, 2011, the band won the three CASBY Awards they were nominated for. They won Favourite New Artist, Favourite Indie Album, and Favourite New Album.[4] The Sheepdogs won Rock Album of the Year at the 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards.[5]

Their song “Who?” was featured in a scene of the second episode (“Tell-Tale Hearts”) of season 12 of the hit CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation which aired on September 29, 2011.

On November 24, 2011, The Sheepdogs’ album Learn & Burn was certified gold in Canada.[6]

On April 1, 2012, The Sheepdogs won three Juno Awards, Rock Album of the Year, Best New Group and Single of the Year, during which the group was touring in Australia with John Fogerty and were unable to attend.[7]

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