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.
Leagues perform “Spotlight” live on Lightning 100. Listen to the full interview posted below.
Jacob Jones performs “Now That I Found You” and “Good Timin’ in Waynetown” live at Lightning 100.
Courtney Jaye drops by the studio to perform some sweet melodies to get our listeners excited about her show. You’ve been hearing “Morning” on 100.1 FM, now enjoy a live version. Courtney also plays “One Way Conversation” live in the studio.
Local Nashville band, Colorfeels perform “Shapes” and “Pretty Walk” live at Lightning 100. Click here to see our other videos with Colorfeels.
ZZ Ward stopped by Lightning 100 for an in-studio performance before her show at 12th and Porter. She performs her single “Put the Gun Down” which you’ve been hearing on Lightning 100. How do you like the acoustic version of the song? ZZ Ward also performs a slower ballad entitled “Last Love Song” from Til the Casket Drops. ZZ Ward will be returning to town on March 10th for Nashville Sunday Night. Click here to get your tickets before they sell out!
Missy Higgins visit the studio before opening up for Gotye at the Ryman Auditorium. You’ve been hearing “Hello Hello” on 100.1 FM, now watch it live in the studio. Missy Higgins also performed her new single “Everyone is Waiting”.
The Drowning Men perform a live version of “A Fool’s Campaign” and “I Am the Beggar Man” in the Lightning 100 studio.
Filmed and edited by Brian Waters
We were excited to get Walk the Moon into the studio for an interview and performance before their show at Mercy Lounge. The guys came into the studio, without face paint, to perform “Anna Sun” and “Tightrope” live in the studio. Click here to watch the HD live performances.