Mindy White (States) Covers Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” for ‘The Cover Up’

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It was around this time last year when we told you about Mindy White‘s excellent cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie.” Since then, the singer and her indie pop group States have released a fantastic new album, Paradigm (which they funded through Kickstarter), and, now, Mindy is back with a brand new cover track for your listening pleasure. This time it’s for The Cover Up, a brand new compilation album produced by Brandon Metcalf and released this week by Destiny Nashville, which also includes the Brooke Waggoner cover of Nirvana’s “Polly” that we premiered for you last week. Mindy took on Daft Punk’s infectious dance hit, “Get Lucky,” tackling it with a mellow, jazzier arrangement the leaves the spirit of the original track intact while melding it her unique sensibilities. Listen to the single, via Alter the Press, below, and pick up The Cover Up now on iTunes!

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Porch Fest This Saturday in Nashville ft. MODOC, KOA, Astrochimps, Safe In Blue & more!

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Festivals like SXSW and CMJ all started small, and, regardless of what you may think of the festival atmosphere today, they all began as intimate non-commercialized gatherings.  Trust me, take it from a guy whom once loaned his coffeemaker to then rookie promoters SuperFly Productions (yes, they’re half of Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and others) to appease one Bela Fleck.  So, enter Nashville’s Porch Fest to carry on the ideals and strengths of what the spirit of music is all about.  Local group What’s Hubbin’ has gathered enough force to warrant city-wide attention with their Porch Fest, and we think it deserves your consideration on Saturday for what could be your best, free, DIY shows of the weekend.

Ride on Porch Fest, we support you all the way! Get out and support in person, this Saturday, April 26. Full schedule below!

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Ex-Cult Streaming Upcoming ‘Midnight Passenger’ | Back in Nashville on May 16th

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Memphis punksters Ex-Cult (fka Sex Cult) are no strangers to Nashville.  Those of you in the punk scene here know that they have been a staple at Freakin’ Weekend for the past couple of years, and we brought you a few singles from their upcoming full-length, Midnight Passenger in preparation for Freakin’ Weekend V this past March.  The band claims that the record is meant to be listened to in one sitting, rather than as a bunch of scattered singles, as the internet tends to do.  You can head over to Pitchfork Advance to enjoy it in its entirety, a week before the official release on April 29th. Those of you with internet attention spans can check out the third single, “Not A Threat” below.

Rumor has it that Ex-Cult are going to be gracing Nashville once again as they begin to tour in support of the new release, and that’s reportedly happening at The End on May 16.  No support for that has been announced yet, but we’ll keep you in the loop as details materialize.

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Passenger to Perform at Marathon Music Works August 3

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When we last checked in with British singer-songwriter Passenger, his audience at Mercy Lounge was treated to a very surprise guest: Ed Sheeran. While we wouldn’t expect a repeat of that duet (but also wouldn’t necessarily count it out, as Sheeran is now a Music City resident), you’ll finally have another chance to catch Passenger this summer, when he returns to Nashville for a performance at Marathon Music Works on August 3. Best known for his massively successful 2012 single “Let Her Go,” the folky, indie singer recently released his fifth full-length, Whispers. No word yet on support, but, per usual, this show is 18+. Tickets officially go on sale tomorrow, April 25, at 9 a.m. for $25, but, since we’re all friends here, we’ve got a line on how to snag ‘em early. Head here and use the pre-sale password ‘WHISPERS’ before they’re gone.

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Bonnaroo Band of the Day: Omar Souleyman

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Bonnaroo Artist | Omar Souleyman
Bonnaroo History | 2011
Stage & Time | TBD

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Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2014 lineup.  We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day

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