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.
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|
|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|
|7||6||2||Broken Bells||After The Disco|
|9||X||1||Haley Bonar||Last War|
|10||X||1||St. Vincent||Digital Witness|
|11||19||2||Dr. Dog||Distant Light|
|13||12||10||Caroline Smith||Half About Being A Woman|
|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|
|20||X||1||Conor Oberst||Hundreds of Ways|
- 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.