John Butler Trio performing “Spring To Come” and “Better Than”

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John Butler Trio stopped by the LC studio before their show at Ryman Auditorium.  Check out this performance featuring their new single “Spring To Come” and a Lightning 100 favorite “Better Than” live in the studio.

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Sugar and the Hi-Lows performing “Snow Angel”

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Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup stop by the LC studio before their performance at Nashville Sunday Night.  Sugar and The Hi-Lows perform “Snow Angel” live and debut a demo of their new song “High Rollers”.  Hope you enjoy this holiday treat!  Click here to watch the HD performance or listen to the full interview via soundcloud.

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*Repeat Repeat performing “I’m Not the One” and “Hooks”

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Jared Cordor of *Repeat Repeat

“That was the most rockstar things I’ve seen in the studio this year” said Wells Adams.  *Repeat Repeat stopped by LC Studio to play a few new tunes.  See what happens when the microphone starts falling during a live in-studio performance.  Click here to watch a special version of “I’m Not The One” and “Hooks” which put Jared on his knees for the sake of rock and roll.

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Bahamas performing “Stronger Than That” and “Bitter Memories”

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Bahamas live in the LC studio

Afie Jurvanen aka Bahamas stopped by the LC studio while on his Fall tour.  It is not the first time Afie has stopped by the studio, click here to see the performance of “Caught Me Thinking” and “Already Yours” off Pink Strat.  Bahamas debuts “Stronger Than That” and “Bitter Memories”  off their recent release Bahamas is Afie.  Bahamas will return to Nashville on January 17th to Mercy Lounge.

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Nashville Sunday Night – JOHNNYSWIM performing “Home” and “Diamonds”

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Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez

Said to embody the “tradition of the well-traveled singer-songwriter while cultivating a modern style that’s uniquely their own”, Johnnyswim made waves at Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday Night, Live from 3rd & Lindsley.

Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano, the now Los Angeles-based husband-and-wife duo, initially met at a church service in Nashville, but did not begin songwriting together until four years later. After three different EPs, 2014 saw the release of Johnnyswim’s first ever full-length album, Diamonds. This week’s video episode of the pair’s June performance at Nashville Sunday Night features “Home” and “Diamonds” from their new album, two songs that you may have heard on Lightning 100.

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Spoon performing “Do You” and “Rainy Taxi”

Spoon stops by the LC studio just to say “hello” to their friends at Lightning 100.  A few lucky listeners got to watch this in-studio performance of “Do You” and “Rainy Taxi” off their recent release They Want My Soul.  Have you listened to the full album?  Let us know by leaving a comment on this post if you want to hear another track on 100.1 FM!  Click here to watch the HD performance or listen to the full audio interview.

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James Bay performing “If You Ever Wanna Be In Love” and “Let It Go”

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James Bay performing at William Colliers

Some lucky Lightning 100 listeners got a chance to sit in on a James Bay (not so) secret show that took place before his two sold out shows with Hozier in Nashville at Exit/In. Bay played four songs including “If You Ever Wanna Be In Love”, “Let it Go” off of his new EP, “Move Together” and “When We Were On Fire”.   Lightning 100 was able to capture video of the first two songs.  Click here to check the performance out.

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Ásgeir performing “Going Home” and “King and Cross”

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Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson

A few weeks ago, Lightning 100 was lucky enough to have Asgeir stop by for a visit on his way to play a Not-So-Secret Secret Show at 12th and Porter. The 22-year-old phonem from Iceland chatted with our own Lt. Dan and played two songs, “Going Home” and “Leyndarmal”—the original Icelandic version of his hit “King and Cross.”

Asgeir hails from a hamlet called Laugarbakki, about as remote a location as you can imagine producing a prodigious artist. “My town is about 40, 50 people,” he told Lt. Dan. “I grew up with Internet, but we didn’t have CD stores, or music stores, or venues. Even guitar strings, we had to drive three hours to get that.” Even so, he was able to develop prodigious songwriting skills, and his first album, Dýrð í dauðaþögn, broke several Icelandic sales records—it is estimated that ten percent of the country’s population purchased the LP. Working with American expatriate John Grant, he translated the original lyrics (written by his father) into English and released the album online as In the Silence in October 2013. For the most part, Asgeir feels as though the team was able to ensure that no meaning was lost in the translation. “[Grant] helped us a lot with it,” he said, “and kind of to get the same poetic lyrics into English it was kind of a difficult job, but he did a good job on that.” In the Silence has done well over the past year and spawned the single “King and Cross,” which has received regular airplay on Lightning 100 since its release.

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First Aid Kit performing “Silver Lining” and “Stay Gold”

Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit, comprised of sisters Johanna and Kiara Söderberg, stopped by the LC Studio the day after their packed out show at the Ryman. It was their first time ever performing at the Ryman and the sisters said it was “a dream come true to play there”. They performed the songs Silver Lining, the track you’ve been hearing on Lightning 100, and the title track to their new album Stay Gold in the studio.

Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes, who has been a big inspiration to the girls at an early age, produced their third album, Stay Gold, which was released back in June. “Hearing their music was like opening a door to all this folk and country music”, the girls said about Bright Eyes. They have also had the opportunity to work with Jack White, who they did a cover of his song Love Interruption during their show at the Ryman, and got to tour with him in Europe back in 2012.

Here are the videos of their live in studio performances of Silver Lining and Stay Gold.

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Hozier performing “Take Me To Church” and “To Be Alone”

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Lightning 100 was able to hook up a few lucky listeners for a private performance with Hozier over at William Colliers.  Hozier sold out two night stand at Exit/In and then Ryman Auditorium within the first year of his debut album.  Guess who played his single first?   To thank Lightning 100, Hozier performed “To Be Alone” and his hit single “Take Me To Church“.  Click here to watch the HD video performance!

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Nashville Sunday Night – LP performing “Night Like This” and “Tokyo Sunset”

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LP performing at Peter Nappi

“What I love about Nashville is that there’s such a sense of family here,” claims Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter LP (Laura Pergolizzi) as she sits in Nashville’s own Peter Nappi, a premium Tuscan leather footwear and goods boutique. Born and raised in New York, LP first began her career as a musician in 1998 when she was seen performing by David Lowery of the band Cracker, who later began to help her produce her debut album Heart-Shaped Scar.  As her career escalated, LP eventually landed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records, which ultimately lead to the release of her most recent album Forever for Now.

This past September, LP performed at Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival as well as Lightning 100’s weekly concert series Nashville Sunday Night, a live broadcast live from 3rd and Lindsley. “Night Like This”, the leading single from her 2014 album Forever for Now, received airplay on Lightning 100 and was a huge hit during her performance of the song at Nashville Sunday Night. “Night Like This was really fun last night…it was the first time I had seen people really respond to that song,” LP says in this week’s video episode of the live broadcast, “it was more of a communal thing”, she remarks, “I enjoy that part of it.”

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Vinyl Thief performing “Faces”

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Photo of Grayson Proctor of Vinyl Thief

Lightning 100 recently had Vinyl Thief into the LC studio before #BlocktoberFest.  You’ve been hearing “Middle of the Night” on 100.1 FM, now hear a live version  and “Faces” off their recently release Phantoms.  Vinyl Thief is offering a free download of “Middle of the Night” on their Facebook page.  See Vinyl Thief live on November 8th at Stone Fox.

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Scars on 45 performing “Golden” and “Crazy for You”

 

Scars on 45 return to studio to talk about the release of their sophomore album Safety in Numbers.  They first visited the WRLT studio in 2011, click here to check out their performance of “Give Me Something”.  We recorded two new in-studio videos including single “Crazy For You” and “Golden” off Safety in Numbers live in LC Studio on 100.1 FM.   Lt. Dan also posted the full audio interview via SoundCloud.  Hurry up and get your tickets to see them live this Saturday at Lightning 100’s #BlocktoberFest featuring Walk the Moon, sElf, Boom Forest, repeat repeat, Vinyl Thief, Tristen, and Scars on 45!

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Erin McCarley and Boom Forest performing “Let Me Love You”

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Erin McCarley(left) Boom Forest (center) K.S. Rhodes’s shoulder(right)

Erin McCarley and Boom Forest debut “Let Me Love You” in the LC studio on 100.1 FM.  Boom Forest will be performing at Lightning 100’s Blocktober Fest on October 18th with Walk the Moon, Self, repeat repeat, Tristen and Vinyl Thief.  Hurry up and get your discount tickets to the show.

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Buffalo Rodeo performing “Blue Skies” and “Holly”

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Buffalo Rodeo is an indie progressive rock band hailing from the hills of Bowling Green, KY. – Playing Progressive Indie Rock with punchy drums, melodic bass riffs, ethereal synth textures, elaborate guitar tones, and addicting vocals, they are sure to tantalize your audial pallet.  Buffalo Rodeo stops by the LC studio to talk to Lt. Dan before their show.  Check out these HD videos of “Blue Skies” and “Holly“.

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Guthrie Brown performing “Lakeside”

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Live in the LC Studio

Nashville’s own Guthrie Brown stopped by the LC studio to perform a new track.  Check out the live HD video of “Lakeside” posted below.  Want to see Guthrie Brown live in person?  Guthrie’s next show will be at The Tippler on August 22nd.

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Boom Forest performing “Shadow of Doubt” and “Clean Coal”

Boom Forest plays "Clean Coal" and "Shadow of Doubt" in the LC Studio.

Boom Forest plays “Clean Coal” and “Shadow of Doubt” in the LC Studio.

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”.

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Fishing for Bonnarooians

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Be very very quiet, I’m finishing for hippies.

Ever wanted to go hippy 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!

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Ingrid Michaelson performing “Parachute”, “Girls Chase Boys”, and “Afterlife”

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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 Bellow, 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.

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Band of Horses performing “The Funeral” and “For Annabelle” live at the Symphony

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“I’ve seen a lot of cool stuff in my day, this just topped the list” said 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

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Lord Huron performing “Until the Night Turns”, “Time to Run”, “The Man That Lived Forever”, “Lonesome Dreams, and “She Lit a Fire”

lord-huron-nashvilleLord 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”.

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Phoenix performing “Trying To Be Cool”

Check out this secret show session featuring Phoenix filmed by OurVinyl.tv.

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Fitz and The Tantrums performing “Out of My League” and “The Walker”

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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!

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Franz Ferdinand performing acoustic “Right Action” and “Love Illumination”

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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.

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The Head and The Heart performing “Down In The Valley”, “Shake”, “Let’s Be Still”, and “Lost In My Mind”

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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”.

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