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Mike Maimone – Garbougie

Local artist of the week Mike Maimone is a singer, songwriter and session musician who recently transplanted from Chicago. He averages more than 100 tour dates each year with his band Mutts, as a solo artist and as the keyboardist for Company of Thieves, Los Colognes and...

Future Thieves Share Stripped Down Version of Out The Other Side

Nashville alt rockers Future Thieves have shared a stripped down, acoustic performance of their song “Out The Other Side,” recorded at the ONErpm studio in Brooklyn. The original version of the track appears on their latest effort Emotional Cost. “‘Out The Other Side’...

Mercy Bell – Skip To The Part

Local artist of the week Mercy Bell describes her music as electric folk for the 21st century. Bell's sound draws influence from traditional roots music, folk and country western songs and Top 40 pop music. “Skip To The Part” appears on her recent self-titled record. Listen below...

The Criticals perform “Kansas City” and “Kate Moss” live in studio

Between releasing their debut EP and playing a headlining gig at the Analog at the Hutton Hotel, local rock band The Criticals had a lot on their plate for one week. However, that didn’t stop them from joining Dan Buckley for an exclusive in-studio performance. 

Darrin Bradbury – The Trouble With Time (feat. Margo Price)

Local artist of the week Darrin Bradbury writes real American music about real American life. As a self-proclaimed “folk satirist” Bradbury tells his oddball stories on his recent album, Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs, produced by Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids. Listen to the latest...

John Salaway Interview and In-Studio Performance

John Salaway joined Lightning 100 last Thursday, January 23rd, to talk about his newest album, Americana Dreams. He also performed two songs from the album. He accompanied by Bri Murphy, one of the collaborators on the album. Salaway started his live set with A...

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Dragons

Local artist of the week Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors have earned their place as Americana icons, releasing more than ten albums and selling out countless venues including their own Moon River Festival. Last year, we were lucky enough to receive another LP from the Nashville outfit...

Nordista Freeze talks Space Prom & debuts his new song

Nordista Freeze doesn’t always wake up early on Mondays, but when he does, it’s to talk about Space Prom on Lightning in the Morning. The D.I.Y. rocker and his band will be throwing a sold-out, intergalactic nostalgic tribute to the 80s this Saturday at...

Bre Kennedy teases new music and performs “Strings Attached” and “Intuition”...

With an amazing year behind her, Bre Kennedy is showing no signs of slowing down with new music and exciting shows coming up in 2020. Kennedy hopped into the Lightning 100 studio to perform “Strings Attached” and “Intuition” in anticipation for her upcoming show...

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...