Lightning 100 wants to know what youre getting ready for this year! Are you going to have a baby? Are you scoring VIP tickets to Live on the Green? Maybe you are going to Europe this summer! To get you ready for Dispatch’s May 29th show, tell us on facebook what you are looking forward too this new year and you might just win tickets!


the615 1/29/13

Episode30. The615 1/29/13

Local Artist of The Week
The Kicks- Live Fast Die Young- Tonight everything Changes- itunes special 6.99

Dj Picks
Hammel – Trenton – Within My Soul – Dreamers
Wells – Michael Logan- Mystery- Things I Failed To Mention

This Just In
Blackfoot Gypsies- Coming Through The Pines-(Feb 8th at Exit/In,Feb 11th at High Watt)
The Electric Hearts- Tired
Marie Hines-My Love Will Never Fail You- The Tide & Sea-Local artist of the week- Feb 11-17

Bands around town
Leagues-You Belong Here- You Belong Here- Playing @ Mercy w/ Nikki Lane 2/1/13
Jacob Jones- Play it Loud Ray- Good Timin’ In Waynetown
The Depressions- I Think I know I love you- Playing the Basement 1/31/13
Cory Branan – Skateland South – The Hell You Say – The High Watt 2/2/13

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Kishi Bashi…

Another one I’ve been diggin on…

Kishi Bashi – Bright Whites

Kishi Bashi – Manchester


Mumford & Sons review The Avett Brothers PARENTAL WARNING!

The Avett Brothers have a fan in Mumford and SonsWinston Marshall. The banjo player blogged in 2012 about his love of the band’s 2006 album Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions. The band reissued that album on vinyl back in November and now Marshall has shot a funny video to promote it. Check him out below as “Tarquinius Grossman of HarMoney Records.” Parental Warning, bad language!


Fruit Ninjas….the movie

We all know the game Fruit Ninja, but it has now been brought to reality by a tubby fellow and his sword. Oh yeah, and it’s set to freakin’ dubstep. Wub wub slice wub slice slice.




This group is out of Brooklyn, NY & played with Milo Greene at the High Watt when they were in  town late last year.


Lucius – Don’t Just Sit There


More Frightened Rabbit…

You should be hearing this very soon…

Frightened Rabbit – The Woodpile

The new record Pedestrian Verse drops in February and they’re playing our Nashville Sunday Night live broadcast on March 24th!

Oh yeah, if you missed it…



Luella & The Sun…

These guys are going to be chased by every music industry entity in 2013…

Luella & The Sun – Light In The Sky


The Rise of the “Mansumer”

Metrosexual  : a usually urban heterosexual male given to enhancing his personal appearance by fastidious grooming, beauty treatments, and fashionable clothes

In recent studies by the, Interpublic’s media shop BPN has documented the rise of the “mansumer.”  “While the job market for men has recently improved, the lasting effects of the recession have altered the traditional ‘provider’ paradigm,” BPN states. “With that, the new chief buyer in the American household is the man of the house. With the rise of the mansumer comes a whole new set of potential changes in advertising, purchase patterns and common marketing practices.”

The agency cites a batch of statistics to support its case. Forty percent of men are now the primary grocery shopper in the household, while 44% say they share equally in the task of housecleaning. And a whopping 86% agree that the male role in the household has been redefined and requires partaking in tasks that are “necessary to keep the household running,” including childcare, shopping and various other activities like buying the holiday gifts.

But, while men shop more than ever, they shop differently and with less emotion and more focus on achieving certain goals.

“Men don’t just shop; they buy,” stated BPN North American CEO Liz Ross. “Through our research and analysis, we are seeing that, whether by choice or obligation, men are doing more shopping than they have in the past,” said Ross. “These men are no longer disenfranchised
; rather, they are empowered by technology and a growing recognition of the contributions they make.”

The agency recommends that retailers create recognition programs in line with the mansumer’s “need for praise.” Also, retailers should consider increasing the number of price match opportunities they present to shoppers. A re-evaluation of gift card strategies might also help boost sales, BPN asserts.

“Needs may be different this year because the mansumer is aware of exactly what his family wants this holiday season. He’s no longer unsure what to buy.”

(Source: Marketing Daily, 12/05/12) (RAB: Radio Sales Today)


Nashville’s Best Listeners…


Being born and raised in Nashville, I’ve had the pleasure getting to know a lot of people.  Some business owners, some consumers and some that take pride in being both.  They all seem to have one thing in common… wanting their dollars stretched as far as possible.  I don’t know many people who like wasting money.  So as a listener of Lightning 100 know that we do business with people we think you will appreciate and enjoy doing business with.  As for businesses… here is a an easy-to-read chart of our listener demographic, ages 18-74.  Information provided by The Media Audit.



I told you our listeners ROCK!     :-D


Perfectly Crafted Colorado Experience

How would you like the chance to win a “Perfectly Crafted Colorado Experience”, including airfare and accommodations for two, the chance to tour the Blue Moon brewery, have dinner with the Blue Moon Brewmaster and experience the slopes, Blue Moon style?  Here it is!

Lightning 100 and Blue Moon are giving away this perfectly crafted experience on Wednesday, December 19th between 6-8pm at Broadway Brewhouse & Mojo Grille – Midtown.

To be eligible to win, here is what you need to do:


Music City – get creative! Create your ‘Perfectly Crafted Blue Moon Art’ (examples include: body painting, songwriting, drawings, paintings, sketches, photography, sculpting, costumes, etc.) and bring it to Broadway Brewhouse & Mojo Grille – Midtown on Wednesday, December 19th between 6-8pm.

Then join us at Broadway Brewhouse & Mojo Grille – Midtown on December 19th between 6 and 8pm where we will announce the winner.  Participate must be present to win.


Old Crow Medicine Show Scavengers List

Old Crow Medicine Show will be playing their sold out New Years Eve show at the Ryman and only we are giving you the chance to win tickets.  The first two listeners to our station with every item on the list, will win one pair of tickets to OCMS on New Years Eve.

Scavengers List:

  1. Tin Roof cup
  2. Photo of Music Circle statue
  3. Lightning 100 coaster from Corsair
  4. Photo of your face in front of a Thousand Faces
  5. A bumper sticker from Grimeys

Hurry up!


The615 Playlist for 11/20/12

Episode20. The615 11/20/12

Alyssa Bonagura – I Make My Own Sunshine – Love Hard

Hammel – Dave Rawlings Machine – Monkey & The Engineer – A Friend Of A Friend (2009)
Wells – Charlie – Takes One - Dreaming

Featured Guest- Nick DeVan- G.E.D. Soul Records (Raw Funk & heavy Soul) Est. 2007 – gedsoulrecords.com
Nicks Picks-
1. DeRobert & the Half Truths- I Got Burned
2. AJ & the Jiggawatts- The Drop
3. DeRobert 7 the Half Truths- Christmas Kisses- Super Soul Christmas

The Southern Shame – That Sorta Guy - Careful w/ That Ax
Modoc – Mother Mary- Fortune & Fame

Mike Farris – Oh, Mary Don’t You Weep - Salvation In Lights
Music City Roots w/ Jim Lauderdale & Buddy Miller, Shawn Camp, The Church Sisters, & 18 South

Everlovinmind- Looking At You


Beautiful Song…

Written by a local friend…

Moon Taxi – Let’s Go Back


New Alabama Shakes…

From the movie “Silver Linings Playbook”

Alabama Shakes – Always Alright


Can’t Stop Listening…

So catchy & So great…

Maximo Park – The Undercurrents


WALK THE MOON Coming in today!

WALK THE MOON will be stopping by the Lightning 100 studios around 3pm.  They have a show tonight at Mercy Lounge.  Check out some of these AMAZING videos from WALK THE MOON!

After WALK THE MOON stops by, the band who is opening up the show tonight Family Of The Year will play us a few songs.


the615 Playlist for 10/30/12

(Episode #17) the615 Playlist for 10/30/12

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:
40 Watt- Playing 10/31 at The Cannery
Tristen- Matchstick Murder
The Features-

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


Killian’s Irish Red Ruckus

Fill out the info below to receive a free ticket to VHS or Beta at Mercy Lounge this Monday plus a free cab ride home!


Alejandro Escovedo in-studio videos!

Tune in this afternoon at 3pm to hear a few songs from Alejandro Escovedo.  Check out a few videos from the last time Alejandro was here.

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Win tickets to MoogFest!

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!


Moe Mummy, Moe Goblins

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!


Divine Fits

Divine Fits New Video – Would That Not Be Nice


New Lumineers Video…

Lumineers – Stubborn Love


1985 Retro Lightning Playlist

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


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