New Music

Best of Countdown 2020 (200-101)

You might be ready to leave this year in the dust, but remember, some good things came out of 2020. The Lightning 100 staff found at least 200 of the gems in the rough. We hope that you enjoy the first half of our Top 200 countdown brought to you by Julie...

Dan’s favorite Albums of 2020

2020 was a year to remember, and a year to forget! While each passing month felt like days and weeks and months and years, the music continued to pour out, album after album. Here are a few of my favs from the year gone by in alphabetical order: The Avett Brothers - The Third GleamBahamas -...

BTRC On Air: December Spotlight Album and New Store Additions

Lightning 100 is excited to present Blind Tiger Record Club On Air every other Monday following the615. Starting at 8 pm, you will hear B.T.R.C. founder, David W. Williams, and Product Manager, Rudy Newman, discuss albums released on vinyl each month. B.T.R.C. champions music from all genres and believes vinyl is king. It’s a great way to be...
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Mariposa – Peach Tree Rascals: DJ Pick of the Week

Peach Tree Rascals is an indie-alt band from San Jose, California. Isaac Pech, Tarrek Abdel-Khaliq, and Joseph Barros sing and rap, while Dominic Pizano produces the band's music and Jorge Olazaba serves as creative director. All friends in high school, the group formed in 2018 and released their debut single, "Glide". In August of...
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Six Months In A Leaky Boat – Colin Wylie: DJ Pick of the Week

Colin Wylie was an original member of the 90s rock band Blinker the Star. Since then, he was a member of the band Hinterlandband, a folk-pop band. In 2019, Wylie released his self-titled debut album that spanned more genres than you can count in its 10 songs, highlighting Wylie's diverse musical capabilities. In 2020,...
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Spencer Cullum: Local Artist of the Week

Born in London, Spencer Cullum is a Nashville-based pedal steel player and guitarist. Cullum founded his own instrumental musical group called Steelism with guitarist Jeremy Fetzer in 2011. He is also quite well-known for playing with Miranda Lambert's band. Over the years, Cullum has recorded with artists including Dolly Parton, Ruby Amanfu, and Andrew...
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Dance With Me – Million Miles: DJ Pick of the Week

Million Miles is the project of Franco-British musician Sophie Baudry. Born in Paris, Baudry came to the states to attend Berklee College of Music. After her years at Berklee, Baudry moved around a bit before settling on splitting time between Nashville and London. As Million Miles, Baudry released her first single, "Ice Cream &...
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Leave Me Alone – IDKHow: DJ Pick of the Week

I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME, shorted to IDKHow, is a two-piece band made up of bass player Dallon Weekes and drummer Ryan Seaman. Weekes was a member of Panic at the Disco from 2009 to 2017, while Seaman was the drummer for Falling in Reverse. Both members' past roles in pop...
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Family Farm – The Hold Steady: DJ Pick of the Week

The Hold Steady is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The band formed in 2003, four years after lead singer Craig Finn's and guitarist Tad Kubler's former band broke up. The band has released seven studio albums since then, as well as a live album in 2009 and several EPs. Despite forming...

BTRC On Air: December 2020 Records of the Month

Lightning 100 is excited to present Blind Tiger Record Club On Air every other Monday following the615. Starting at 8 pm, you will hear B.T.R.C. founder, David W. Williams, and Product Manager, Rudy Newman, discuss albums released on vinyl each month. BTRC champions music from all genres and believes vinyl is king. It’s a great way to be...
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D Y W – Airpark feat. St. Lucia: DJ Pick of the Week

Stephanie's DJ Pick of the Week goes out to Airpark's newest track, "D Y W". Brothers Ben and Michael Ford formed Airpark in 2017 in Nashville. Since their formation, Airpark has released several singles and EPs, from their first single "All The Time" to EPs of their "early works", released in two separate volumes....
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Shark Tank- Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra: DJ Pick of the Week

Dan’s DJ Pick of the week! Today’s DJ pick comes from California based quartet, Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra. This four-person music machine is composed of Marty O'Reilly on guitar and vocals, Chris Lynch on the Fiddle, Ben Berry on upright bass, and Matt Goff on the drums. Hailing from Santa Cruz, the band has...
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Big City Magic – Okey Dokey: DJ Pick of the Week

"Big City Magic" by Okey Dokey is Jayson's DJ Pick of the Week! This song is the second track off Okey Dokey's newest album Once Upon One Time, released on October 23rd. The Nashville-based duo, founded in 2016, has been on a roll lately, releasing three albums within the last two years. Bassist and...
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Carl Anderson: Local Artist of the Week

This week’s local artist spotlight goes to folk artist, Carl Anderson. Virginia born, tuned Nashville resident, Anderson has been making 70s inspired soft rock hits for most of his life. In 2016, he came out with his first full-length album, Risk of Loss. This mostly acoustic album mixes country, folk-rock, and Americana seamlessly. Some of our...
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Freedom- Illiterate Light and Devon Gilfillian: DJ Pick of the Week

Stephanies DJ Pick of the week!  Today’s DJ Pick comes from two longtime Lightning 100 favorites, Illiterate Light and Devon Gilfillian. You might think folk-rockers, Illiterate Light, and soul songwriter, Devon Gilfillian, couldn't make a cohesive joint single, but you’re wrong! The unlikely pairing of these artists resulted in an upbeat single that mixes a...
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Green Eyes – Arlo Parks: DJ Pick of the Week

Today's DJ Pick of the Week goes out to Arlo Parks' newest single, "Green Eyes". Arlo Parks is a London-based singer-songwriter with an indie R&B sound. Parks has blown up throughout 2020. She gained a lot of attention this year for her 2018 single "Cola" and 2019 EP, Super Sad Generation. Arlo Parks performed...
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Seed of Joy- Marc Scibilia: DJ Pick of the Week

Jayson’s DJ Pick of the week!  Today’s DJ pick comes from East Nashvillian, Marc Scibilia. Since his start in 2012, Scibilia has garnered over 125 million streams across platforms; scored the most Shazamed moment of the 2015 Super Bowl with his stripped-down take on “This Land Is Your Land, has music featured in a variety...
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Are You Bored Yet? – Wallows: DJ Pick of the Week

“Are You Bored Yet?” is the first single off of Wallows’ 2019 debut album, Nothing Happens. Wallows is a Los Angeles based alternative pop group consisting of Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters, and Cole Preston. They’ve been releasing music since 2017 and have really stepped into the spotlight over the last year or so. This...