Fri, Nov. 8th, 2013
Young the Giant
Sameer Gadhia (vocals) - Jacob Tilley (guitar) - Eric Cannata (guitar/vocals) Payam Doostzadeh (bass) - Francois Comtois (drums/vocals)
With the breakout success of their self-titled 2010 debut album and widespread acclaim for their exhilarating live shows, Young The Giant has quickly established itself as one of the most exciting new bands to come out of Southern California in recent memory.
For their highly anticipated second album Young The Giant enlisted Grammy-nominated producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen - known for his work with such diverse artists as Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, and M83. Featuring the electrifying lead single “It’s About Time,” the collection of songs finds the young band challenging themselves both lyrically and musically. This sophomore release follows the band’s eponymous debut which featured singles such as “Apartment” and the RIAA gold certified hits, “My Body” and “Cough Syrup.” “My Body” was a top 5 hit at Alternative radio and closed 2011 as the year’s fifth most-played song at the format. “Cough Syrup” drew even greater success, peaking at #2 at Alternative, and enjoying crossover chart success at both Hot AC and Triple A radio. Both tracks remain in regular rotation as staples at radio outlets nationwide.
In addition to its popular success, “YOUNG THE GIANT” also drew reams of critical acclaim from outlets such as SPIN, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal which hailed the album as “a pop masterpiece with well-crafted songs, surprising arrangements and soaring vocal harmonies.” “YOUNG THE GIANT” also received rare applause from British musical icon Morrissey, “Every three thousand years, a band comes along who restore that precious component of faith.”
Young The Giant spent much of 2011 and 2012 traveling the globe, with sold out headline tours, and show-stopping appearances at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and Lollapalooza. A dynamic and distinctive live act, the band also made a range of high profile TV performances, spanning ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and NBC’s TODAY and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to 2011’s MTV Video Music Awards and their own edition of MTV’s Unplugged.
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Nashville's Rock Station
Lightning 100, owned by Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc., has called Nashville "home" for more than 23 years and is the city`s longest running independently owned adult alternative radio station.
We were recently voted "Best Rock/Pop Station" in the Nashville Scene`s Readers` Poll for the 14th year in a row.
We also received six awards at the March of Dimes` Achievement in Radio (A.I.R.) Awards ceremony, including Best Locally Produced Specialty Show for Retro Lightning; Broadcast Leadership Award for Dan Buckley; Best Locally Produced Public Affairs Program for Soup Sunday; Best Afternoon Drive Show- Music Format and Best Show Producer for David Hall; and Best Entertainment Interview for Lightning 100`s interview with Lindsey Buckingham.
Originally known as WIZO-FM, WRLT-FM has been broadcasting to Middle Tennessee on 100.1 MHz since November 16, 1961. Licensed to Franklin, Tenn., WIZO-FM was the FM counterpart of WIZO (AM) 1380. After a number of ownership, format and name changes, it became Rebel 100 in 1987 as WWRB-FM and was one of the country`s first alternative rock stations.
In the fall of 1988, it changed owners, switched call letters to WRLT-FM and changed formats to "Nashville`s Lite 100." As Lite 100 faltered in the ratings, it was obvious that a major overhaul was necessary to make the station appeal to more than just the aviary creatures inhabiting our transmitting tower.
On March 5, 1990, "Radio Lightning" debuted and changed the face of Nashville radio as we know it. WRLT is a true anamoly in a crowded radio environment.
When WRLT first switched formats to Radio Lightning, our studios were located in a rather mundane Brentwood office park. In March of 1991, our studios moved downtown to the hip and cool Second Avenue. We watched Second Avenue grow to become a tourist mecca.
In January 1995, we moved to a perch on top of the Life and Casualty (L & C) Tower at Fourth Ave. North and Church St.
Then, in 2005 we took up residence among the artists` lofts and Yazoo Brewers at Marathon Village.