The Chart Show: The New Pornographers hit #1, inducted to Hall of Fame


The New Pornographers
The New Pornographers go out on top as they are inducted to the Chart Show Hall of Fame. (Courtesy of the artist)
The Chart Show for November 19, 2014
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The New Pornographers have ended their 12-week run on the Chart Show by going out at #1 and being inducted into the Hall of Fame! Just last week the whole band made a stop at First Avenue and earlier this month they premiered the video for "Dancehall Domine."

Submit your Chart Show ballot this week for a chance to win tickets to the Doomtree Blowout X show at the Turf Club on Saturday, Dec. 6!

Get all your social media friends in Sweden to become your pen pal! Starting Jan. 15, Sweden will offer stamps featuring some of the country's most famous contemporary musicians like Avicii, Robyn and Chart Show favorites First Aid Kit! The sisterly duo are the highest new entry this week with "Waitress Song" as their fans get ready for their sold out show at First Avenue this Thursday.

Damien Rice is on the Chart for the first time with "I Don't Want to Change You," a song he played on Lettermen Monday night backed by a sweet string section. He just announced an April 15 Minneapolis show at Northrop.

And speaking of the telly, Foo Fighters are on it a lot right now. Their HBO series Sonic Highways is also the name of their new album from which comes "Something from Nothing," the lead single that debuts on the Chart at #17. Read Music Director David Safar's review of the record.

Trampled By Turtles climb to #2 this week. As I've said before, they could be described as what a German might call a "remi demmi band" — one to watch for a rousing, energetic, full of fun time. It seems appropriate then that they have announced a big gig for New Year's Eve in Milwaukee.

I couldn't resist mentioning Norwich Arts Center, a venue that I'm sure some Chart Show denizens have played at. It has just won a big award: Britain's Best Small Venue! Norwhich is the largest city next to where I was raised in the heart of the Norfolk county. I used to travel there to watch football and to play sports for my school and the county, but never for a music gig! The area is a bit "belt and braces" as this delightfully fun NME article says about the old chapel.

TWLWWksThe Current Chart Show

1512The New PornographersDancehall Domine
286Trampled By TurtlesWestern World
3X1First Aid KitWaitress Song
476Chastity BrownColorado
5211Robert PlantRainbow
648Alt-JLeft Hand Free
738SpoonInside Out
8110Lizzo and Caroline SmithLet 'Em Say
9116Jenny LewisShe's Not Me
10X1Damien RiceI Don't Want To Change You
11146Vance JoyRiptide
12104Courtney BarnettPickles From the Jar
1394The Rural Alberta AdvantageOn The Rocks
14126TV On The RadioHappy Idiot
15132Tom PettyForgotten Man
16164LordeYellow Flicker Beat
17X1Foo FightersSomething From Nothing
18154Sam SmithI'm Not The Only One
1962Lucinda WilliamsEast Side Of Town
20175Royal BloodFigure It Out

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