Local Artist Of The Week: Honey Honey-Turn That Finger Around-Billy Jack Playing Tin Roof 2 11/02 at 7pm
Dj Picks: Hammel: James Wallace & the Naked Light- To The River- More Strange News From Another Star Wells: Paul McDonald & the Grand Magnolias- Deamons
Featured Guest: HeyPenny HeyPenny’s Picks: HeyPenny- 40 Watt- Playing 10/31 at The Cannery Tristen- Matchstick Murder The Features- Lions
This Just In: Brad Jones-Oh Well My Love Farewell-Oh Well My Love Farewell
Bands About Town: Kyle Andrews- Turn The Radio Up- Robot Learn Love- Playin’ 10/31 High Watt w/ Diamond Rings, Stepdad & Goldfields Honey Locust- Walkin’ Shones- Fear Is A Feeling- Playin’ The High Watt 11/02 w/ Frontier Ruckus & Foreign Fields
The Black Keys premiered the video for “The Baddest Man Alive,” a collaboration with rapper-actor RZA, this week. The song is off the soundtrack to the RZA-directed movie The Man With the Iron Fists, which opens Friday. The video features a slow-motion food fight between The Black Keys and RZA…. in a Chinese restaurant.
Lightning 100 welcomes fun. to Ryman Auditorium on February 16th. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am and Lightning 100 has your front row tickets! We’re looking for the most outrageous or funny video of you singing part of your favorite song by fun.. Just shoot your video, upload it to youtube and send us the link on facebook.
The top 5 videos will win tickets for fun.. First place wins front row tickets, 2nd place gets second row and so on.
Email Contest@Lightning100.com with the subject line of ” Fan of Fun.” Please include the following info.
Wanna go to Moogfest?! Well Moogfest will be in Asheville, NC this October 26th and 27th and only Lightning 100 is giving you the chance to score TWO passes to the festival the celebrates music, musical instrumentation and musicians of all shapes and sizes! We want our L100 listeners to leave a comment below and tell us their stories and memories of their very first instrument. Did your grandfather buy you your first guitar when you were 15? Or do you still pluck the strings of the violin your happy your parents made you learn how to play when you were 5? We want to know what music means to you and how an old piece of wood made you who you are. We will pick two winners to get TWO passes each to Moogfest! Get the tissues, set down the drumsticks and start writing. It doesn’t have to be an essay, just a memory!
Have you ever wondered how we pick the music that’s played on Lightning 100? It’s pretty simple actually, Dan, Wells, Mary, The Rev., Brian, Hammel and whoever else is around get together once a week and we listen to a bunch of songs. We vote on the tracks we like best and that’s what gets added to the Lightning 100 playlist. It doesn’t matter if the acts are local, unsigned or on a major label, the best songs each week make the cut.
Bookmark my blog for the inside scoop on bands we’re considering for airplay on Lightning 100. I’ll give you a list of what we’re listening to and you can hit me back with your opinions. Your vote counts as much as mine.
Thanks for helping us make Lightning 100 the best radio station in Nashville.
Mo’ money, mo’ problems? Not during the spookiest time of year! Halloween is here and Moe is coming to haunt the Ryman for a scare-tastic show! Lightning 100 will be doing a thriller of a promotion for ticket gives where listeners can go to our website and submit their own REAL LIFE ghost stories! Has someone seen a scary figure in an old house or even hilariously thought ketchup on a wall was blood? We want to hear your stories from creepy to funny and the winners will get tickets to the astounding MOE show on October 27th! Post your story below and you might just win!
Lightning 100 wants to send you to Marathon Music Works One Year Birthday Bash featuring The Wailers for free on November 7th! We are completely full on the guest list. Please check your email for your confirmation ticket.
As I found out when we announced this particular Retro Lightning, tons of people who were around at the time still marvel at what a great year it was for music! Prince was at the top of his game, dropping gems all over the place; American roots rock was picking up steam; the UK was sending all kinds of bright pop & psychedelia our way. We could easily expand this one way beyond four hours.
A ha - Take on me Lone Justice - Ways to Be Wicked Phil Bailey / Phil Collins - Walking on the Chinese Wall
Big Audio Dynamite – e=mc2 Del Fuegos - Don’t Run Wild Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love Eric Clapton - She’s Waiting
Bryan Ferry - Slave to Love
Golden Palominos - Go The Firm - Radioactive Katrina & the Waves - Walking on Sunshine Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better Tom Petty - Don’t Come Around Here No More s
Shriekback - Nemesis
Hooters - All You Zombies INXS - This Time Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away Love & Rockets - Haunted / When the Minutes Drag
Nick Lowe - I Knew the Bride Replacements - Kiss Me On the Bus Duran2 - A View to a Kill
The Alarm - Strength The Cult - Rain New Order - Love Vigilantes
John Hiatt - Living a Little, Laughing a Little Jason & the Scorchers – Broken Whiskey Glass
Simple Minds - Alive & Kicking Dream Academy - Life in a Northern Town General Public - Never You Done That Level 42 - Something About You
Glenn Frey - You Belong to the City Flash & the Pan - Midnight Man
Pete Townshend - Face the Face Oingo Boingo - Dead Man’s Party
Then / Now
Til Tuesday - Voices Carry Aimee Man - Charmer Bob Dylan - Tight Connection to the Heart Bob Dylan - Duquesne Whistle
Dire Straits - So Far Away The Cure - 6 Different Ways Prince - Pop Life R.E.M. - Driver 8 U2 - 3 Sunrises
Ever since Mikky Ekko came out with Strange Fruits EP in 2010, I’ve been waiting for more new music from him. The only real place to catch these treats would be to attend the shows. Hope you enjoy these new tunes.
I can’t get over how much I adore this band. This song is off a new EP they’re releasing later this month called “State Hospital”. This is just an acoustic demo, but I think I might like it better than the EP version… DEMO DISEASE!!! Always and forever
Didn’t you? What a great year ’92 was for music, with diverse sounds coming from every corner of the US and the UK crossing over, as well. Nirvana’s Nevermind kept its hold on our attention, while Cameron Crowe took us even further into the Seattle scene with the soundtrack for his movie Singles. Back on the East coast, Fort Apache was becoming a huge force in Boston and launching the Lemonheads and more. Here’re the tunes …
Los Lobos – Dream in Blue Stevie Ray Vaughan – The Sky Is Crying Annie Lennox – Little Bird
Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven Tom Waits – Goin’ Out West The Catherine Wheel – I Want to Touch You Suzanne Vega – Blood Makes Noise Gin Blossoms – Mrs. Rita Sophie B Hawkins – Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover
They Might Be Giants – The Guitar
Paul Westerberg – Dyslexic Heart Smashing Pumpkins – Drown Alice In Chains – Would? Screaming Trees – Nearly Lost You
The Sundays = Wild Horses Jayhawks – Take Me With You When You Go Charlatans UK – I Don’t Wanna See the Sights
B-52s – Good Stuff
Paul Weller – Uh Huh Oh Yeah Lyle Lovett – Been to Memphis Kingmaker – Really Scrape the Sky
Phish – A Cavern XTC – The Ballad of Peter Pumkinhead Blind Melon – Tones of Home
Emmylou Harris – Guitar Town Lucinda Williams – Hot Blood
Barenaked Ladies – Be My Yoko Ono Cracker – Teen Angst Wolfgang Press – A Girl Like You
Faith No More – A Small Victory U2 – You’re So Cruel
R.E.M. – Ignoreland Morrissey – We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful Black Crowes – Thorn in My Pride
David Byrne – Girls On My Mind David Byrne/St. Vincent – Who? The Wallflowers – Ashes to Ashes The Wallflowers – Reboot the Mission
Judybats – Saturday E – Hello Cruel World Soul Asylum – Somebody to Shove
Here is a nice treat via RollingStone.com of Metric performing a live acoustic session. Hope you enjoy and remember she will be at Ryman Auditorium on September 13th. Get your tickets at our concert calendar.
Lightning 100 invites you to the biggest karaoke contest of the year! Lightning 100 has teamed up with Tin Roof Nashville to give one lucky listener the ultimate beach party at Deluna Festival! You could win four tickets to the festival plus a hotel room on the beach valued over $1,800! Did we mention the man, the myth, the legendary Lt. Dan will be hosting the event?!? Join us on September 11th from 8-10pm at Tin Roof Nashville for the biggest karaoke contest this year.
Enter for a chance to win a Lighting 100 advertising prize package and the opening slot at the East-Centric Music Festival in East Nashville, Saturday, September 15th sponsored by Lightning 100, Fat Bottom Brewing and Building Company N0. 7. East-Centric Pavilion is East-Nashville’s newest events & entertainment venue. As a “Revelry of All Things East,” East-Centric hosts a variety of independent events surrounding Nashville arts, music, original cuisine and drinks and unique local shopping.
The winner will open for Former Roots Association’s Music Folk Artist of the Year and one mean guitar player, Anne McCue and the Soft Parade! Other acts include Kate Tucker, Mockingbyrd, Jesse Lafser, Kin Ship, Amy McCarley, Declan McGarry, Alanna Royale and the Hearts in Light.