Lightning 100 turned 23 this year and decided to throw another huge party. Lightning 100′s Independence Rocks concert featured some of our favorite locals, The Delta Saints and Goodbye June with some up and coming artists Jamestown Revival and The Wind and The Wave. Indie Rocks is sponsored by Tin Roof Nashville, Nashville Vapor, Budlight, American Born Moonshine and Blue Chair Bay Rum.
Red Bull Sound Select artist, Boom Forest visits the LC studio for a quick interview and performance before their show at The Basement. Listen to the interview above and then check out the video performances of “Shadow of Doubt” and “Clean Coal”.
|___||Ever wanted to go fishing with a $10 bill? Lightning 100 put used a different type of bait at Bonnaroo 2014, while on the search for hippies! Check out Wells Adams and Brian the web guy go fishing for Bonnarooians!|
|____||Ingrid Michaelson returns to the LC studio for a live performance before she plays the historic Ryman Auditorium! Ingrid will be back in Nashville for Live On the Green on Septembers 6th with Jake Bugg, LP, Phin, Sugar and the Hi-Lows, The Lone Below, and more! Get your VIP tickets before they sell out! Click the tab below to check out live in-studio videos. She performs her hit “Girls Chase Boys” plus two other songs live in the LC studio.|
“I’ve seen a lot of cool stuff in my day, this just topped the list” said by Wells Adams. Recently, Band of Horses performs a rare acoustic version of “The Funeral” live at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Here is the “Funeral”, the first song in the set. We have more to come! Just waiting on the guys at Make It Pop to finish the songs….JK. Click the link below to download Band of Horses live at Ryman. http://smarturl.it/bohaatrit
Lord Huron performing a secret show for some Lightning 100 listeners before their sold out show at Cannery Ballroom. Click here to watch “Until the Night Turns”, “Time to Run”, “The Man That Lived Forever”, “Lonesome Dreams”, and “She Lit a Fire”.
Fitz and the Tantrums has always been a Lightning 100 favorite on 100.1 FM. The band was in town for a show at Marathon Music Works and decided to do a quick preview on air at William Colliers. We just finished the videos for “Out of My League” and “The Walker”, but have two more coming your way. You can also listen to the full performance via SoundCloud posted below!
Scotland indie rockers, Franz Ferdinand, stopped by the Lightning 100 studio for an interview and performance with Lt. Dan! Wonder how Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar) sound acoustic? We were pretty excited to find out. Click here to watch a performance of “Right Action” and “Love Illumination”. Listen to the full interview posted below via Soundcloud.
After performing at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Music Festival, The Head and The Heart stuck around an extra day to perform a secret show for a few lucky Lightning 100 listeners at William Colliers. Our friends at OurVinyl.tv were kind enough to film the performance! Click here to see The Head and The Heart perform “Down In The Valley”, “Shake”, “Let’s Be Still” and “Lost In My Mind”.
Lightning 100 was the first radio station in the U.S. to play Vance Joy. We love discovering artists for our fans! Check out Vance Joy’s performance of “Riptide” and “Emmylou” during a secret show. Was this a good find? Tell us what you think of Vance Joy!
Matt Costa visited the studio…..a month ago. Sometimes we get busy here at the station, but late is better than never! Check out “Early November” and “Ophelia” from Matt’s fourth studio album Mobile Chateau. When Matt Costa first started writing for his fourth full-length album, he envisioned the end result as a stripped-down selection of rootsy folk songs. But once he plunged into the songwriting process something much more grandiose and sonically adventurous began to emerge. Soon Costa found himself in the midst of a highly unanticipated yet deeply expansive evolution of artistry as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Read more
Gin Wigmore stops by the studio for a quick interview and performance while she is in town. Gin Wigmore is playing the first week of Live On The Green with ZZ Ward and Matt & Kim! Click here to get your VIP tickets to the show!
The Wild Feathers perform “The Ceiling” and ” Left My Woman” live in the WRLT studio.
The Black Cadillacs perform “Find My Own Way Home” and “Since I Won’t Let Go” live in the WRLT studio. Click here fore more information on The Black Cadillacs!
Filmed by Brian Waters and Ben Wright
Edited by Ben Wright
Wake Owl stopped by the studio a few weeks ago in support of their new album Wild Country EP. The band is returning to Nashville this weekend for Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and Nashville Sunday Night. You’ve got two opportunities to see the band this week, just matters if you prefer a field or AC venue. Click here to listen to the full interview.
One of our favorite local bands, The Features, join us in the Lightning 100 studio to debut two new songs off self titled record. The Features perform “With Every Beat” live in the Lightning 100 studio. Second camera died in the middle, but didn’t want to waste the footage. The Features also performed their first single we’ve been playing on 100.1 FM, “This Disorder” in the studio. What do you think of the acoustic versions of these songs? Click here to see both performances.
Lightning 100 hooked a few of our listeners up with a not so secret show, secret show with Jake Bugg! WRLT was one of the first stations in the US to play Jake Bugg. Check out these live performances live from The High Watt of “Lightning Bolt”, “Trouble Town”, “Country Song”, Two Fingers”, and “Taste It”. What’s your favorite song from the performance? Click here to see all of the perfomances. Please make sure to share, rate, and subscribe to our youtube channel!
The hippies from California, The Mowgli’s, perform “Time”, “Great Divide”, and “San Francisco live in the Lightning 100 studio! We crammed 7 band members, 1 dj, and a camera guy into our small studio.
Filmed and edited by Brian Waters
Dawes performs “Someone Will”, “Something In Common”, and “From a Window Seat” live at William Colliers. You’ve been hearing “From a Window Seat” on 100.1 FM, what do you think of the other songs? Should we play add them to the new music list?
Check out the full performance at https://soundcloud.com/lightning100/dawes-secret-show-2013
Filmed by Brian Waters & Victor Huckabee
Edited by Brian Waters
Slowly, but surely we are getting all videos posted from our “not so secret session” with Alt-J! Hope you enjoyed “Fitzpleasure” and “Tessallate“, now check out “Matilda” and their hit single “BreezeBlocks” live at WRLT!
Alt-J performs “Fitzpleasure” and “Tessallate” live for a few lucky fans outside the WRLT studio. We’ve got “BreezeBlocks” and “Matilda” coming out soon in pt. 2!
Filmed and edited by Brian Waters
Until then, you can click here to listen to the full interview and performance.
Bahamas perform “Caught Me Thinking” and “Already Yours” live in the Lightning 100 studio. Afie Jurvanen mentions a secret pizza party before playing “Caught Me Thinking”. Don’t worry, Afie is not slowly going crazy, he is referencing the Calaxico sound check/pizza party. Add Lightning 100 on facebook to win tickets to the next secret pizza party! We’ve also included the full interview and performance via soundcloud!
Bronze Radio Return performs “Shake, Shake, Shake” live in the Lightning 100 studio.