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


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Jeremy Messersmith (MPR / Nate Ryan)
The Chart Show for March 12, 2014
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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.

TWLWWksThe Current Chart Show

156Jeremy MessersmithGhost
2210Arcade FireNormal Person
3410Arctic MonkeysWhy'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
4110PhantogramFall In Love
578Courtney BarnettAvant Gardener
637Vampire WeekendStep
762Broken BellsAfter The Disco
885BeckBlue Moon
9X1Haley BonarLast War
10X1St. VincentDigital Witness
11192Dr. DogDistant Light
131210Caroline SmithHalf About Being A Woman
14132Silversun PickupsCannibal
16155Queens Of The Stone AgeThe Vampyre of Time and Memory
17R2The Hold SteadySpinners
181010HAIMDon't Save Me
19163TemplesShelter Song
20X1Conor OberstHundreds of Ways

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