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 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 for more information.


New tracks from Desert Noises

Desert Noises – Tell Me You Love Me

Desert Noises – Oak Tree

Desert Noises – Smoke Breathing Monsters


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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