Lightning 100's  Marathon Village Blocktoberfest Fall Block Party

Lightning 100's Marathon Village Blocktoberfest Fall Block Party

Saturday, October 18

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

$10.01 - $75.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Absolutely no refunds - no exceptions. Lineups and times are subject to change.
Gov't issued ID required. No re-entry.

Walk The Moon
Walk The Moon
Formed in Cincinnati by singer/keyboardist Nicholas Petricca, WALK THE MOON built up a devoted following on the strength of their ecstatic live show and their undeniably infectious single "Anna Sun.” A relentless touring machine with an ever-snowballing family of fans, the band quickly graduated from Ohio club scene favorites to international stars. They hit the late-night TV circuit with performances on Letterman, Fallon, Conan, and Carson, played for massive crowds at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, and joined the likes of fun., Pink, Panic! At The Disco, and Fitz and the Tantrums on the road.

WALK THE MOON’s live show is not a spectator sport. Instead, it’s an interactive celebration of life and love, a communal commitment to joy and living in the moment. Onstage, Petricca leads audiences in a mass exorcism of the things that bring them down, casting out the demons of doubt and insecurity with hands raised to the sky.

Earlier this year, after six weeks of marathon writing sessions in Ohio, the band relocated to North Hollywood, where they entered the studio with producer Tim Pagnotta (Neon Trees, Tokyo Police Club). What followed was more than two solid months of recording, the band eager to reach new heights with the album's production.

The results speak for themselves. Lead single, "Shut Up And Dance" stands as the catchiest song the band's ever written. An ode to freeing yourself from the shackles of self-consciousness and embracing the present, it's already a live favorite, with a sing-along chorus that works audiences up into a frenzy.

"We're venturing into unmarked regions of the map with these songs," says guitarist Eli Maiman, "but we're leaving breadcrumbs along the way so people can follow us."

"What we've ended up with is a bunch of really committed, confident shouts into the darkness," says Petricca of the new album.

As more and more of the songs make their live debut, WALK THE MOON is finding that the darkness is full of eager fans and new listeners, all shouting back and singing along until the lights come up.
Self
Self
Chances are you’ve heard Matt Mahaffey – aka sElf – you just might not know it. Mahaffey is the wildly prolific and versatile producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who wrote and performed the Expedia! (Dot Com) jingle and “Stay Home” - the first track on the 2.5 million-selling Shrek motion picture soundtrack. Mahaffey worked as Beck’s guitar player for several years which lead to him play organ on Beck’s most recent acclaimed album Morning Phase. Currently he’s scoring Disney’s popular cartoon Henry Hugglemonster as well as Nickelodeon’s acclaimed Sanjay And Craig. As a musician’s musician, Mahaffey’s diverse musical background has led him to Snoop Dogg, Har Mar Superstar, Lupe Fiasco, The Sounds, Butch Walker, Brendan Benson and more. His fans, however, know him best for a string of albums he’s released as sElf, beginning with 1995’s major-label cult classic Subliminal Plastic Motives where he unveiled his signature sound-a hook-laden, head-nodding blend of beats, samples, rock guitars and all-around pop mastery. He continued to refine his sound over three additional LP’s, ending with 2000’s fantastic Gizmodergy which was recorded only using toy instruments and featured the single “Trunk Fulla Amps.” Last month, Mahaffey released the Super Fake Nice EP – the first music he’s put out as sElf in 14 years. Lead single “Runaway” is exactly the type of bright-shining, earwarming pop gem that is bound to delight his old fans and
earn him plenty of new ones.
Boom Forest
Boom Forest is the spiritual wailings of John Paul Roney from automated woods of tomorrow.
Vinyl Thief
Vinyl Thief
"The four of us taught each other how to play music", says lead vocalist Grayson Proctor. "We turned an old church sanctuary into our own base camp, and we would get together almost every day and learn how to play, perform, and write. There was a while where we were at the sanctuary more than we were our own homes. It was all we wanted to do."

Based in Nashville, the electro-rock band started building buzz with 2012's Rebel Hill EP. Paste Magazine featured Vinyl Thief as a Band You Should Listen to Now. Killing the Cabinet described Rebel Hill as "sprinty choruses which are magnified by the effortless wide-range vocals shifting transitions fluidly into hip hop beats and lofty bridges." The guys then took their live show on the road in 2013, opening for the likes of the Joy Formidable, Little Green Cars, Youngblood Hawke, and Wild Cub. They also performed at CMJ and SXSW. In February, Vinyl Thief released "Stop Motion." A four-song preview to the band's upcoming full-length, "Fathoms. The EP has fans and critics eager to hear more, with support pouring out from the likes of VICE's Noisey, Paste Magazine,Diffuser.fm, and The Deli Magazine, who coined the new release "so completely, flawlessly realized…"

The new songs are snapshots of a tumultuous year. They explore and realize the process required to get through and get on with life. It ends with redemption, of sorts: realizing that things will be different, but still, it will be all right. "If this song is any indication, their upcoming full-length is going to be a work of immense weight and power." - New York Minute (on the single, Smooth).

The band is - Grayson Proctor (vocals, synth), Logan Purdom (guitar), Sam English (keys), & Andrew Broadway (drums).
*repeat repeat (from Nashville)
*repeat repeat (from Nashville)
making whimsical surf­pop may seem like a daunting task when you live states away from the nearest beach, but guitarist / vocalist jared corder was determined to make the music reminiscent of his california birthplace. the band was always intended to be a 3­piece: jared on guitar and vocals, andy herrin on drums, with female harmony vocals reminiscent of 1960s west coast beach pop.

while working on new sounds with producer, gregory lattimer [albert hammond jr, kink ador, the gills, the grayces], it was suggested that corder’s wife, kristyn, sing in the band. corder immediately asked her to be the missing member.

the trio once described by the nashville scene as (“dick dale’s snot­nosed grandkids”) tracked a single and two additional tracks with lattimer in a basement of their hometown of east nashville in late 2012. the band's first single “12345678” was released in march 2013, two weeks early ­after getting out to local music writers and began receiving airplay on indie station, lightning 100.

the second single, "history", was released in september 2013. the 3rd single, "chemical reaction" was released feb 1, 2014, and precedes the release of the band's first full­length album, finished summer 2013, and released march 11, 2014.
Scars On 45
Scars On 45
Scars on 45, a quintet from Leeds, England, that combines the gentle melodic intensity of Snow Patrol or Keane with the added allure of co-ed vocals. Tension, often propelled by drummer Chris Durling's insistent beat, builds throughout the songs as the emotional ante rises. Hearts are broken and seldom rendered whole again before new wounds pierce through.
Tristen
Tristen
When Nashville by-way-of Chicago, songstress TRISTEN’s debut, Charlatans At The Garden Gate, was released in 2011, SPIN wrote the following: “Tristen is one of the most talented new songwriters in a city full of talented new songwriters. Her addictive debut album is making a splash with its impassioned lyrics and hooky guitar pop that blends country, rockabilly, rock’n'roll, girl group sounds, and introspective balladry — the result of Tristen’s passion for pop music.”

Well, that passion for pop music has evolved even further. TRISTEN’s second LP is called CAVES.

Whilst touring almost non-stop since 2010 and sometimes opening for Justin Townes Earle, Ezra Furman, The Elected and Minus the Bear, TRISTEN started writing songs that would become her new record. The songwriter unveiled CAVES first single, “No One's Gonna Know” at her Bonnaroo Festival debut, where she was named by Spin and American Songwriter as their pick for “Artist To Watch”. "I was using my Lowry organ and an Alesis HR-16 to work up new songs and on a whim,” she says. “Buddy (Hughen, guitar player extraordinaire), and I quickly incorporated the drum machine into performing as a duo for a tour we were planning with Ezra and a new horizon quickly emerged. I kept saying that I wanted to make a dance record." In August of 2011, she started working in Nashville, TN with a gathering of ace Nashville musicians and engineers. TRISTEN spent that winter working on the tracks and writing string arrangements in her home studio in east Nashville. "It became that I was aiming to make a hybrid pop record, half machine and half human. I wanted to mix synthesizers and a string quartet, real drummers with my drum machine." In January she hooked up with Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit, M. Ward) at his studio in Omaha, NE to record strings. Final touches, re-visits, and re-workings were then recorded at Nashville's legendary studio Sound Emporium and Sunset Sound in Los Angeles. CAVES was then sent to the UK to be mixed by an innovator of synth pop music, Stephen Hague (Pet Shop Boys, OMD, Peter Gabriel). Born Tristen Gaspadarek, she grew up on the south side of Chicago in the suburb of Lansing, Illinois, where her musician father instilled in her a love of music. The grandchild of first and second generation immigrants, she was singing from the time she could speak, took up the piano at 8 year old. Inspired by her local Oldies 104.3 and The Beatles, she began writing her own songs. When she was 18 she moved to Chicago, where she studied communication theory at DePaul University until the combination of a broken marriage engagement and her discovery of David Bowie inspired her to move to Nashville to become an artist. Tristen quickly gained attention in Nashville with local press touting her as "a new breed of female songwriter". In January of 2011 she released her first record Charlatans at the Garden Gate, which won top honors as the Nashville Scene’s #1 Local Release of 2011, and was labeled one of American Songwriters Top 50 Albums of the year. The young musician saw her album met with wide ranging critical praise from a broad range of sources including NPR, Rolling Stone, Paste, KCRW, World Café, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune.

With her warm, guileless vocals and earnest, evocative songwriting, TRISTEN has emerged as a true individual, bridging genres and emotions to create a distinctive sound all her own with finely honed modern pop, rich with exquisite arrangements and a remarkably intuitive lyrical approach.


"Pop hooks and pure inspiration" – NPR All Things Considered

Her addictive debut is full of such moments: catchy refrains with multiple meanings, ear-tugging melodies with hidden hooks. She flaunts a philosophy major's palette amidst echoes of vintage rockabilly and girl group pop: Gods battle, queens bid their rule, girlfriends enable druggy lovers. – Rolling Stone

"Tristen Gaspadarek has crafted a confident, poignant folk-pop debut that never wants for hooks, and manages to undercut its sing-songiness at every turn with unflinching lyrics and mature songwriting."
- The Onion AV Club

"Tristen comes from Nashville, TN and the Jenny Lewis school of modern, God-fearing country, but she caught up to her contemporaries and surpassed them in one fell swoop. As soon as the vocals kick in on the opener "Eager for Your Love," it's impossible not to listen to this record all the way through. Man this girl can sing." -Bust

"She's been Nashville's best-kept secret, but this single-named chanteuse is poised for bigger and better things with the recent release of her sprightly new album of baroque folk-pop. "Charlatans at the Garden Gate'' glimmers with traces of Neko Case, the Shangri-Las, and maybe just a touch of Loretta Lynn.
– The Boston Globe

"With or without Tristen's acute capacity to portray relationships and ideology gone wrong, Charlatans is a musical document billowing over with rich, vintage hues and irrepressible hooks, her reverence for the lions of pop music and confident sense of self all meted out in the same breath."-Nashville Scene

"This week, with the release of her confident debut, Tristen reminds us just what it was we loved about her to begin with."- Paste

"She brings a blossoming pop sensibility to her witty, not-as-sweet-as-it-seems country."
-Wall Street Journal