The Chart Show: Messersmith at #1 ahead of big SXSW appearance

by Mark Wheat

Jeremy Messersmith
Jeremy Messersmith (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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Jeremy is back on top for the second week with "Ghost" just ahead of some shows down in Austin, TX for SXSW.

The Hold Steady are back on the chart after a one week hiatus and they'll be joining us in Austin for the Public Radio Rocks show on Friday along with Jeremy Messersmith, Lucius, Damon Albarn, Phantogram and Temples, and you can hear it all live on The Current from noon to 5 p.m.

Vote for your favorites this week for a chance to see Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings perform at the State Theatre on April 9!

A ton of other local musicians will be heading down there this week, including highest new entry Haley Bonar who's set to play at least 6 shows! She was part of Vita.MN's big send off party Are You Local? last week with her band Gramma's Boyfriend. Congrats to Black Diet for winning a trip to the festival that night, you can read Jay Gabler's full report of the night here.

Holding steady at #8 again this week is Beck. He's finally announced more dates in support of the new Morning Phase. The tour doesn't include a Twin Cities stop but there's a big gap right before he plays the Pitchfork Festival, can someone invite him?!

Speaking of festivals, the season is almost upon us and there are big itineraries being revealed almost every day. Queens of the Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys are both playing the huge Leeds and Reading Festivals in the UK.

Arcade Fire got mentions in Rolling Stone, Spin and Stereogum for playing a groovy Prince cover at the Target Center Saturday, and generally pulling off an amazing show, if you missed it we have the entire performance archived along with photos from the show.

Brand new on the chart this week is Conor Oberst who is touring with Dawes this summer including two shows at First Avenue on June 1 and 2.

TW LW Wks The Current Chart Show
Artist Song
1 5 6 Jeremy Messersmith Ghost
2 2 10 Arcade Fire Normal Person
3 4 10 Arctic Monkeys Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
4 1 10 Phantogram Fall In Love
5 7 8 Courtney Barnett Avant Gardener
6 3 7 Vampire Weekend Step
7 6 2 Broken Bells After The Disco
8 8 5 Beck Blue Moon
9 X 1 Haley Bonar Last War
10 X 1 St. Vincent Digital Witness
11 19 2 Dr. Dog Distant Light
12 20 2 Lucius Tempest
13 12 10 Caroline Smith Half About Being A Woman
14 13 2 Silversun Pickups Cannibal
15 9 7 Pharrell Happy
16 15 5 Queens Of The Stone Age The Vampyre of Time and Memory
17 R 2 The Hold Steady Spinners
18 10 10 HAIM Don't Save Me
19 16 3 Temples Shelter Song
20 X 1 Conor Oberst Hundreds of Ways

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