17 Years Old…

This kid is good… Real good.  His rhyme 4 minutes in is just plain phenom.  THERE IS CURSING in this song so be forewarned.

Joey Bada$$ feat. CJ Fly – Hardknock



Jack White – Love Interruption(Fan Video)

Who is your favorite?





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Coldplay release their first comic series

Really?  Really?  Coldplay are gearing up to release their first comic series, based on the fictional story in their most recent album, Mylo Xyloto.

The first issues of the six-comic set will debut at Comic-Con this week, with The Guardian reporting that the story will revolve around Mylo, a hapless ‘Silencer’ fighting a “war against colour and sound.”

Kung Fu Panda helmer Mark Osbourne has co-written the comic, explaining “There were always key words and phrases from Chris [Martin] that drove the story process, things like ‘glowing in the dark’ and ‘dreaming of paradise’.”

Osbourne had hoped to turn the album into a Yellow Submarine-style animated feature before settling on the comic-book medium, but revealed that he still hopes to adapt the story for film.

Alejandro Fuentes has illustrated the series with Dylan Haggerty on co-writing duties. Issue one is released this week with the rest of the series published monthly from February 2013.


That Gotye song…Love it? Hate it? Love to Hate it? Hate to Love it?

This pretty much says it all.


On A Lighter Note…

One of the guys from “Akron/Family”.  Great record called “Summer Bodies”

Dana Buoy – Call To Be


FREE MUSIC: Humming House

Photo by Bombs Over Betty

Did you catch Humming House at Independence Rocks?  At once danceable and reflective, familiar and nostalgic, Humming House is a musical experiment gone right. Woven together from diverse backgrounds (Americana, classical composition, bluegrass, soul, and traditional Irish music), their playground of musical exploration has something for every generation. Unmistakable pop sensibilities mixed with a depth of lyrical narrative give their whimsical songs an irresistible quality that can only be described by the imagery of the name – Humming House. This album was recorded and mixed live by Shalom Aberle on April 13th, 2012 in Duluth, GA at The Red Clay Theatre. It features two previously unreleased Humming House songs “Forever Is Better With You” and “Breakfast”. Special thanks to Eddie Owen and Vinnie Alibrandi.


Lightning 100 exclusive in-studio videos



I totally thought a girl sang this song until I just watched this video… Oops.

Pale Seas – Something Or Nothing




DIIV – Doused


This guy…

Gorgeous song spinner…

Joe Purdy – Worn Out Shoes

"Worn Out Shoes" - Joe Purdy - Austin, TX 12.20.09 from Chris Hokanson on Vimeo.

And this one is game over…

Joe Purdy – Outlaws



I kinda hate that word, but don’t know how else to describe this one.  It just is…

Korby Lenker – My Little Life


Win tickets to Forecastle

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Matt Mahaffey’s 615 Day Session

Listen to the full set!


The Vespers’ 615 Day session

Listen to the full set!


Kopecky Family Band’s 615 session

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Nutty Professor Mad Lib Contest

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!



Wells’ Bonnaroo Blogaroo


M83 takes us on a dream journey at MMW

By Sarah Sharp

Photo by Sarah Sharp

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.


Listener Appreciation Show featuring Ed Sheeran

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.


So You Want To Hang Out In East Nashville While I24 Construction Is Going On …

Help is on the way, courtesy of this little Google map I drew up (handy, eh?)

Detour map for East Nashville


Local Lightning Review: Cherub

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.

Read the Q&A. Read more


RIP MCA of Beastie Boys

At the age of 48, Adam “MCA” Yauch died of cancer.  I’ve been a huge fan of the Beastie Boys for several years.  Here is a playlist dedication I made on spotify.  PARENTAL ADVERSARY


Limited amount of Hangout Fest tickets available

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
  • Access to VIP viewing areas at main stages
  • Private air conditioned restrooms
  • & More

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New artists CHAPPO

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!


Nashville Scene’s Guide to Nashville Film Fest

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.


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