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


New Black Keys Song/Video w/ RZA

—–Parental Warning– Adult Language—–

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.


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!



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.

Phone Number:
Date of Birth: 
Link to Video: 

Check out some of our entries!


Alejandro Escovedo instudio today!

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!


How do we pick the music on Lightning 100? Good question.

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.



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


Marathon Music Works One Year Birthday Bash

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.


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


New Music by Mikky Ekko

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.

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This group took a minute to grow on me, but this song is kinda sexy.  The record is phenom too once you give it a couple listens… It’s “An Awesome Wave”

Alt-J = Tessellate

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Frightened Rabbit…

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 :)

Frightened Rabbit – Boxing Night (Acoustic Demo)


Milo Greene Feature…

Milo Greene – Moddison


1992 Retro Lightning

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

Nirvana – Lithium


Metric Unplugged

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.


The Way It Is…

Funny video for the new Sheepdogs tune.

The Sheepdogs – The Way It Is

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DeLuna Karaoke Contest

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.



I had set my DVR to record this last night, but the storms blacked out my cable… so I am watching it now online.  It’s Ben Howard on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Ben Howard – Only Love



Father John Misty – Do You Realize?  (Flaming Lips Song)


East Centric Band Submissions

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.

The winner will be announced on-air, August 31st.

East-Centric Pavilion is located in the heart of East Nashville and is East Nashville’s newest events & entertainment venue.  Visit http://www.east-centric.com for more information.


Pretty Good Album, Like These Guys…

Desert Noises – Tell Me You Love Me

Desert Noises – Oak Tree

Desert Noises – Smoke Breathing Monsters


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