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Lightning 100 is proud to spin independent local music on 100.1 FM. Each week, we highlight a local musician
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The Rally Club perform “No Room” and “Natalie Cole” Live in...

The Rally Club stopped by the Lightning 100 studio before their show at The Basement East to discuss their upcoming album, favorite records, and binge-worthy TV shows on Wednesday. https://www.instagram.com/p/B7WdZJxBIty/ The Nashville-based pop-rock trio will be joined by fellow local...

Sam Johnston – Isabelle

Local artist of the week Sam Johnston originally hails from Texas where much of his music inspiration began. Johnston seamlessly blends modern soul, blues and classic rock into a refreshing sound that breathes new life into the "singer/songwriter" genre. His storytelling ability and musical prowess has led...

Josh Rouse – New York Holiday

Local artist of the week acclaimed singer, songwriter Josh Rouse recently released his first-ever holiday album titled The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse. The original nine song collection showcases Rouse's ability to blend vintage folk, pop and rock into a sound that feels as warm as yuletide classics like...

Anderson East – Hold On, I’m Comin’

Local artist of the week Anderson East can officially join the ranks of Nashville’s best musicians after selling out Ryman Auditorium last fall. He followed up the performance and extensive tour with a live album titled Alive in Tennessee. The album perfectly captures East’s ability...

beabadoobee – She Plays Bass

Lt. Dan here with my DJ pick for the week from London musician beabadoobee (aka Bea Kristi). "She Plays Bass" appears on her third EP Space Cadet. The song is an ode to her best friend and the band’s bass player Eliana. Listen to the '90s inspired track...

The Blam Blams – A Pretty Face

Local artist of the week glam rockers The Blam Blams came on the scene in 2017 with influences like Queen, David Bowie and The Beatles. They quickly caught the attention of the Nashville music scene with their catchy songs, theatrical live shows and eccentric style. Their...

ELEL – Gravity

Casey here with my DJ pick of the week from Nashville indie outfit ELEL. After a brief hiatus and life changing events, ELEL returns with the new song "Gravity" released on ONErpm. Frontman Ben Elkins describes the track as a rally cry to carry on, written in...

Sean McConnell – Shaky Bridges

Local artist of the week Sean McConnell has created a grassroots following and garnered song credits across genres and generations, working with artists from Martina McBride to Meat Loaf. On his 13th studio release Secondhand Smoke, McConnell admits "there is no way to answer it all...being comfortable...

LUTHI – Roll It Back

Local artist of the week LUTHI has been compared to big bands of the past, traveling in a rat pack of sorts and always "keeping it weird." With influences from '60s soul and R&B acts, psychedelic funk and groove from the '70s and New Wave rock from the...

Lightning 100 Invites You to Festivus

Lighting 100 invites you to spend a night of Festivus cheer with the rest of us. Bring your friends and family for a night filled with music, food, and charitable celebration! This year, proceeds will benefit Metro Police Christmas charities - which you can support all month...

Arts Fishing Club – Skinny Dippin

Local artist of the week Arts Fishing Club is no stranger to Lightning 100. They've participated in our Music City Mayhem competition and been featured as our DJ pick of the week. Their sound blends indie folk with classic jam bands to create a unique...
Zero to 60 by AGD Entertainment Awards 2019

Zero to 60 Award Winners 2019

A longtime supporter of Lightning 100's local show, the615, Zero To 60 by AGD is a day-to-day management service that provides education, mentorship, and support services to developing artists. The entertainment company held their Zero to 60 2019 Awards ceremony on October 23 at True Music Room and Bar at Cambria Hotel...

Fulton Lee – Water

Local artist of the week Fulton Lee makes retro pop/soul music that is sure to move your feet. With a unique take on ‘50s doo-wop and rock ‘n roll combined his own modern style, Lee stands out as a true individual the Nashville music scene. 

Kelly Hoppenjans – Growing My Hair

Local artist of the week, Nashville singer, songwriter Kelly Hoppenjans, blends elements of punk and folk to create introspective, coming-of-age music. "Growing My Hair" is the lead single from her debut full-length Ok, I Feel Better Now. The record explores years of emotional and physical healing all...

THAD – All I Want

Local artist of the week THAD is the latest project from singer-songwriter Thad Cockrell (lead singer of Leagues) and marks his most vulnerable music to date. "All I Want" appears on his debut EP West Coast, out now via ATO records. "I truly...