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Yola – Diamond Studded Shoes: DJ Pick of the Week

Yola is back with a vengeance on "Diamond Studded Shoes," the lead single off her upcoming Stand for Myself. The soulful track is impassioned and galvanizing, taking aim at the division all around us. But if this is any indication, Yola isn't about to let the man keep her...

the615 – 4/26/20

This week on the615 Casey is joined by Benjamin A. Harper of Smart Objects. You'll also hear a track from each of our four Music City Mayhem finalists. Tune in every Monday and Saturday from 6pm to 8pm for the615!  Special thanks to our sponsors Zero to 60 by...
The Cancellations Fist Fight Album Cover

The Cancellations – In the Middle of Nowhere: Local Artist of...

Around a month ago we spotlighted the Cancellations and their song “Waiting for a UFO” as one of our DJ Picks of the Week. We still can’t get enough of their debut album Fist Fight! Now, they’re our Local Artist of the Week.  ...

615 Saturday – 4/24/20

Can you guess Casey's favorite Michael Jeter movie? Maybe not. But you've definitely seen him on the screen before, and you might learn a little more about his films on this week's 615 Saturday. You'll hear tracks from several great local artists including Briston Maroney, Cotton Clifton, The Foxies,...

the615 – 4/19/20

This week on the615 Casey kicks it off with another Music City Mayhem matchup, make sure to tune in to our live stream finale April 29th on Volume.com to vote for our 2021 champion. You'll also hear a track from our new Local Artist of the Week, Marquee Mayfield,...

Marquee Mayfield — Disco Queen: Local Artist of the Week

Earlier this month, Jayson spotlighted "Disco Queen" from Nashville's own Marquee Mayfield as his DJ Pick of the Week. We loved the track's infectious vibe so much that we just couldn't help but spotlight the group further. Their high-energy mix of funk, R&B, and—of course—disco is hard not to...

615 Saturday – 4/17/20

Have you ever heard of the mysterious vanishing David Lang? Casey tells you all about it on this week's 615 Saturday. You'll hear tracks from Aaron Lee Tasjan, Maggie Rose, Wild Love, Samia, and many more. Tune in every Monday and Saturday from 6pm to 8pm for the615! https://www.mixcloud.com/Lightning100/615-saturday-41720/ Eagle Johnson...

the615 – 4/12/21

This week on the615 Casey is joined by Fancy Hagood in the second hour. You'll also hear tracks from Parker Millsap, Them Vibes, Doc Henry, and many more. Tune in every Monday and Saturday from 6pm to 8pm for the615!  Special thanks to our sponsors Zero to 60 by...

Greg Steinfeld – Oklahoma: Local Artist of the Week

Greg Steinfeld moved to Nashville from New York in May 2016 and he’s been a Lighting 100 favorite since shortly after. We were the first radio station in America to play his music back in 2017, and we’re excited to highlight him this week with our Local Artist Spotlight!...

615 Saturday – 4/10/21

Casey gives a shoutout to Dolly on this 615 Saturday. You'll hear tracks from Julien Baker, Great Peacock, Joy Oladokun, and so many more. Tune in every Monday and Saturday from 6pm to 8pm for the615! https://www.mixcloud.com/Lightning100/615-saturday-41021/ Marquee Mayfield - Disco QueenFulton Lee - Follow The LeaderJoy Oladokun - Breathe AgainWaker...

Imaginary Baseball League – Elliston: DJ Pick of the Week

After sixteen years, Imaginary Baseball League has unearthed "Elliston," a previously scrapped single. A tribute to the Rock Block, the song doubles as a fundraiser for Exit/In. "We felt that the moment was right to properly get our 16-year-old "Elliston" out into the world," says the band on their...

the615 – 4/5/21

This week on the615 Casey previews another full unreleased record, this one from Briston Maroney. His debut album Sunflower comes out this Friday April 9th so be sure to stream it as soon as you can. The show kicks off with one of this year's first Music City Mayhem...

Jax Hollow – Drift Together: Local Artist of the Week

Jax Hollow is the rock revival artist taking Music City by storm. A Nashville native, the guitarist and singer-songwriter has overcome hurdle after hurdle to get to where she is today. Underdog Anthems, her aptly titled debut album, came out on February 26th. This week, we’re highlighting her work...

615 Saturday – 4/3/21

Are aliens invading Nashville? Find out on this week's episode of 615 Saturday. You'll hear tracks from Airpark, Lonas, Samia, Julien Baker, and many more. Tune in every Monday and Saturday from 6pm to 8pm for the615! https://www.mixcloud.com/Lightning100/615-saturday-4321/ Them Vibes - FoolishJill Andrews - Cloud ChaserAshley Monroe - DriveAirpark - Bring...

Them Vibes – Foolish: DJ Pick of the Week

Nashville trio Them Vibes is ringing in April Fool's Day the right way with "Foolish." The funk-rockers, frequent collaborators with other L100 favorite Maggie Rose, are always dependable for a groovy good time—and this is no exception. "Foolish" is Casey's DJ Pick of the Week! Despite now residing in scenic...