TPAC proudly presents the world premiere of The Nutty Professor, a new musical comedy directed by the King of Comedy himself, Jerry Lewis! Featuring music by Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize winner Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line) and a book and lyrics by 3-time Tony winner Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), The Nutty Professor is a musical treat for the whole family. The story follows geeky chemistry professor Julius Kelp, who concocts a formula to turn himself into the ultimate heartthrob. But when the woman he loves falls for his alter ego, will Julius find the courage to win her back from his hipper self? Heartwarming and delightfully funny, The Nutty Professor has a universal message that everyone can relate to: we might try to change who we are…but there’s no substitute for the real thing! Click here to get tickets!
Want to win tickets to the show? Complete the following mad lib below and you could win tickets to the show! The best will be read on-air during the RLH the week of June 25 – June 29th. More details coming soon!
Let’s take a moment and thank whoever is responsible for building Marathon Music Works. Finally, Nashville has a home for acts of such caliber, like that of M83, this past Tuesday. Acts that don’t quite fit nicely into one category, that teeter on the edges of electronic, rock, experimental, ambient, fusing them together in a way that has made them for whatever reason in the past, skip Nashville altogether. Perhaps because Nashville’s moneymaker market is labeled as country, rock, or something in between, it has been common assumption that there isn’t a market for other genres. But Marathon Music Works to the rescue, because finally we are acknowledged in mass quantities!
M83 put on a beautiful spectacle. They were in front of a spacescape-like background—lights resembling starry nights, transforming colors, shifting spotlight on each member of the band as they had their moments to shine.
They put on a show as epic as their most recent 2011 release, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. Everything was so pronounced, intense, and sounded even better live. Seeing the bodies behind the music gave more context and life to the process, and they played their hearts out.
Everyone within that brick warehouse was hype, literally begging for more as they finished each song. When they came to the end of what seemed like an all-too-short set, we wouldn’t accept their exit. How could we let this dream be over so quick? As everybody howled for their return, they filed back on stage one at a time and banged out a few more dance rock anthems, while the rest of us bounced and shuffled uncontrollably to our collective wet dream being played in front of our eyes.
Photo by Sarah Sharp
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is exactly what you would imagine it to be. An epic journey, one of embracing your dreams. Whether caught behind closed eyes, or simply in the back of our minds, dreams are more beautiful than reality could ever achieve.
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming lives in another dimension. One intangible yet alive, drowning in heavy synths and irresistible hooks, trekking back to the 80s. The first single, “Midnight City”, is the ultimate invitation to the double album, like a teaser, employing M83’s signature electronic synth-heavy sound with more live instrumentation—guitars, saxophone, flutes.
This multi-dimensional aspect of the album shows the band’s progression into a sound more mature and unified, and a band more comfortable with their instincts to experiment.
From the beginning, the album moves like a dream. There are complete thoughts like the ambient and heartfelt “Wait”, or the upbeat 80s dance ballad, “OK Pal”. There are short thoughts, like “This Bright Flash” and “Klaus I Love You” that would seem unfinished separate from their respective neighbors, but in accordance, fit perfectly in the grand scheme.
Did you catch Ed Sheeran open up for Snow Patrol at Ryman Auditorium? Tune in to Lightning 100 for your chance to win tickets this week. The show is free, but there is a $10 minim in the venue. The show is 18+ unless you are accompanied by a parent.
Cherub brings a dose of electro dance funk to Mercy Lounge…and we talk shop over mimosas at Mad Donna’s
Written by Sarah Sharp Photography by Josh Carter
Photo by Josh Carter
Nashville’s electronic music scene is on the rise like a ticking time bomb, ready to explode at any minute, with Nashville’s own avante-guard electro-pop outfit, Cherub, at the forefront.
After releasing their second LP, Mom and Dad, and touring around the country, Cherub returned to Mercy Lounge on Friday to show some love for the city that created all the buzz about them. Nashville was itching to get rowdy for its beloved Cherub boys, Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber.
They’ve come a long way from nights locked away writing music in bedrooms, have relocated from Murfreesboro to East Nashville, and this summer they are embarking on quite the tour, with festival stops at Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Forecastle.
I had the chance to sit down with them at Mad Donna’s over lunch and mimosas, and even got to leave with my very own pair of Cherub panties, which they shouted me out for wearing at the show.
Hangout Music Fest has released a very limited amount of VIP tickets to Lightning 100 listeners. General admission might be sold out, but we still have some VIP tickets available. Join us at the Hangout for a TRUE VIP EXPERIENCE! Don’t miss the opportunity to see Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Jack White, String Cheese Incident, Wilco, M. Ward, The Flaming Lips perform Dark Side of the Moon, Steve Winwood, Chris Cornell, STS9, Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Dawes, G. Love and Special Sauce, Randy Newman, Dr. Dog, Young The Giant, Cage the Elephant, Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark JR, and more! A Hangout VIP pass provides perks such as early access to the site through no wait entry lines, private shaded groves to kick back, enjoy a snack and maybe even catch a nap between sets. Enjoy FREE alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) beverages as you lounge at our VIP only pools with direct views of main stage. Now that’s a VIP real experience! And that’s not all…
VIP Expierence includes:
Complimentary select beer, wine, mixed drinks, water, & soda
Access to our main stage VIP-only swimming pools
Early access to the site through special VIP entrances
Unlimited access to VIP Grove (shade & seating)
Complimentary snacks and finger foods throughout the day
Please listen to the music before you judge them for their name. If you are digging this tune, leave a comment below! Maybe we will add it to our normal play list. You can check this band out at Bonnaroo and at the Mercy Lounge on July 2oth!
Well we didn’t have time to do a Nashville Film Festival guide this year, but we do have enough time to post Nashville Scene’s guide by Patrick Rogers. Click here for guide to Nashville’s Film Festival.
You’ve been hearing “Hey Ho” by The Lumineers on 100.1 FM. Download some free tracks from The Lumineers via NoiseTrade.com! Yes, I said free! Click the link below to download tracks from “Tracks from the Attic.”
In honor of TPAC’s Broadway production of Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles; Lightning 100 and TPAC invite you to come to Drifters in East Nashville (1008-B Woodland St. Behind Batter’d & Fried) on Tuesday, April 17th from 8 to 10pm for the ultimate Beatles Karaoke showdown! Our very own Lt. Dan will be there from 7 to 10pm. The contest will start at 8. Be sure to bring your friends, the crowd will help choose the winner!
Grand Prize: 2 tickets to Ringo’s bday at the Hard Rock Café in July 2 tickets to Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles Lightning 100 swag: t-shirt, CD’s
2nd Place: Beatles memorabilia Dinner voucher from Drifters 2 tickets to Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles Lightning 100 swag: t-shirt, CD’s
3rd Place: 2 tickets to Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles Lightning 100 swag: t-shirt, CD’s
You probably know comedian Aziz Ansari from Parks and Recreation or Human Giant. We are giving away tickets to his show at TPAC Andrew Jackson Hall on 4/20. Post a video on our facebook of Aziz Ansari with the caption “I want tickets to Aziz Ansari at TPAC Andrew Jackson Hall on 4/20.” We will be giving away 5 pairs of tickets to the show! Make sure your post is public so we see the clip. It’s that easy.
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Before Andrew Birdheadlined at Ryman Auditorium, he stopped by the studio to do a few tunes. He was having equipment issues with his pedals, so he had to do everything with out loops. Unique exclusive performance from Andrew Bird, yes please! Check out this performance of “Give It Away” and “Eyeoneye”.
Do you want to hear some new Andrew Bird tunes on Lightning 100? Leave us a comment below and let us know!
What is your “Superior Donut”? That’s right, winning 2 airfare tickets and hotel stay in Chicago is one creative-and-unique donut FLAVOR away!
You probably already have a donut flavor in mind, and are wondering… what’s next?! Well where else would you go other than the most notoriously, delicious donut-shop in the Nashville area? Fox’s Donut Den will have a large donut cutout on display in its shop starting February 27th. Visit the shop during regular store hours, and take a picture of yourself in the cardboard cut-out (pictured above). Have some fun with your picture and try to make it stand out. Upload your SUPERIOR photo to the Lightning 100 Facebook Page. In the caption line, tell us your glorious new donut flavor idea (for example “Maple Bacon Donut”). Yeah, it’s that easy! You have until March 16th to post your photo with your donut flavor idea, and then Mr. Fox (the renowned owner of Fox’s Donut Den) will choose his top 5 favorite flavor ideas, and FEATURE THEM in his store. Not only will that earn you major bragging rights, but it also makes you eligible for the Grand Prize! The 5 foodie genius finalists that Mr. Fox selects will receive complimentary tickets to the March 21st showing of Tennessee Rep’s Superior Donuts! Before or after this perforamance, the Grand Prize Winner will be chosen via a random drawing. Winner must be present at the show, so block out that day on your calendar, just in case!
Recap of How to Enter:
Step 1: Have your picture taken at Fox’s Donut Den in Green Hills Step 2: Upload your photo to the Lightning 100 Facebook page Step 3: Put your unique and original donut flavor in the caption section of your picture Step 4: If you are one of the top 5 winners, clear your schedule for the March 21st performance of Superior Donuts! (you must be present to be eligible for the Grand Prize) Step 5: Cross your fingers while you wait for your name to be drawn during the March 21st showing! THE GRAND PRIZE
Tennessee Rep’s Superior Donuts takes stage in a slowly gentrifying updown Chicago neighborhood, so what better place to send the Grand Prize winner than to Chicago! Grand Prize package includes 2 complimentary flights to Chicago, including hotel stay. More information coming.