The Chart Show: #1 Messersmith inducted to the Hall of Fame

by Mark Wheat

Jeremy Messersmith
Jeremy Messersmith (Courtesy of the artist)
  1. Listen The Chart Show for January 22, 2014

    Jan 22, 2014 The Chart Show

Jeremy Messersmith AND Jake Bugg are inducted into our Chart Hall of Fame this week. Jeremy has added an extra show at First Avenue now, Feb. 21 and 22. Jake played there last week and stopped by to do a great acoustic session that we'll air on Tuesday, Jan 28 at 6 p.m. He talked about soccer, too, so we'll feature him in the On The Ball blog that I write every Monday!

Big jump for Broken Bells (Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins) who are getting ready for their world tour which has already sold out at First Avenue on Feb. 28. According to a new video on their website they've been warming up in a piano store in Paris?!

Submit your Chart Show ballot this week for a chance to win tickets to the sold out Welcome to MN Tour — Minneapolis at First Avenue on Monday, Feb. 17!

Highest new entry this week is Courtney Barnett, a young woman based in Melbourne, Australia who's been made an artist to watch for 2014 by the BBC and plays a sold out NME Awards show in London next month. Her short US tour is already sold out in NYC, too. I love the lyrics to "Avant Gardner" about having a tragic episode happen while gardening in 40° C degree weather!

Lizzo is the hottest local prospect of the year, and she bangs into the chart at #13. She'll be at our sold out Friday Birthday Party. If you can't make it to our celebration tune in both nights to enjoy the show on the radio!

Good to see St. Vincent bounce back after a week's hiatus. I mentioned her and Courtney in a Pick Three piece last week for Soundcheck at WNYC.

And it's good to see veteran indie archduke Stephen Malkmus back on our chart with his Jicks.
Not sure he would have done this with his old band Pavement, but two weeks ago when the Wig Out at Jagbags was released he had a small party at an ice cream store in Brooklyn, where he'd created a flavor. Trouble was it happened to coincide with the coldest day in NYC in 100 years!! Hope he has better luck on his tour which stops at Cedar Cultural Center Feb. 18.

TW LW Wks The Current Chart Show
Artist Song
1 2 12 Jeremy Messersmith Tourniquet
2 10 8 Broken Bells Holding On For Life
3 6 3 HAIM Don't Save Me
4 8 7 J.Roddy Walston and the Business Heavy Bells
5 3 3 Arctic Monkeys Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
6 4 3 Caroline Smith Half About Being A Woman
7 11 3 Arcade Fire Normal Person
8 1 12 Jake Bugg What Doesn't Kill You
9 12 6 Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Stranger To My Happiness
10 X 1 Courtney Barnett Avant Gardener
11 9 9 The Avett Brothers Morning Song
12 5 10 Lorde Team
13 X 1 Lizzo Batches and Cookies
14 7 10 Billie Joe and Norah Long Time Gone
15 18 3 Dan Wilson Disappearing
16 R 2 St. Vincent Birth In Reverse
17 14 3 Phantogram Fall In Love
18 13 3 Cage The Elephant Spiderhead
19 X 1 Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Lariat
20 X 1 Franz Ferdinand Bullet

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  • The Chart Show Ballot Mark Wheat hosts this weekly countdown of your favorite songs currently in rotation on 89.3 The Current. Vote every week for your top 5 songs (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), and then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. to see if your favorites make the chart!
  • The Chart Show Hall of Fame When a song stays on The Chart Show's chart for more than 12 weeks, we retire it from the poll and it enters the very prestigious Chart Show Hall of Fame.