The Chart Show: Minnesota Music Month Brings in Lots of Local Love


Lizzo at the Palace Theatre
Lizzo at the Palace Theatre, opening for HAIM May 14, 2018 (Emmet Kowler for MPR)

Lizzo has locked down the top spot for the third week in a row ahead of her HUGE tour kick off gig next weekend at Coachella. She's already sold out her May 5th Palace show and has TWO booked in Chicago.

Vampire Weekend are poised to be inducted next week, at #3. Last weekend while over in the U.K. they talked to the venerable Sunday Times newspaper, giving more details about Father Of The Bride out May 3rd, revealing who they will be campaigning for next year, and preparing us for "Unbearably White" one of the last two tracks to be released to the web this Thursday.

Jenny Lewis will also be inducted next week, staying at four this week after her Micro Show in The Clown Lounge last week, which we'll broadcast soon. At her Friday night Palace show where she apparently did 'a Lizzo', creating the mirror ball affect with her dress!

Dessa climbed seven places to #5 after her massive week doing two shows at Orchestra Hall WITH the MN Orchestra, recording a live album, which the Star Tribune followed the process of.

Billie Eilish jumped nine places to 6 and is predicted to be the Number One on Billboard this week! Our Music Director so rightly calls it the most anticipated release of the year so far, in his Album of the Week review.

James Blake bounces back in at fifteen after a 3 week hiatus with the track from 'Assume Form' featuring Andre 3000. Another of his collaborators who we have been playing of late is Rosalia who debuted a live version at Lollapalooza in Argentina at the weekend.

Big Thief are the highest new entry at #18 with the title track from their new album which arrives May 3rd.

Barns Courtney crashes in for the very first time at nineteen this week ahead of his big tour supporting Elle King, starting April 11th in Florida and only coming as close to us as May 13th in Omaha.

Foals canter into our basement space this week as they prepare to celebrate my birthday at First Avenue on April 30th! According to this report of the Vegas show at the weekend, it'll be a great party!

Speaking of celebrating, April is Mn Music month and we have a ton of special events planned including the Minnesota Music Coalition Summit next weekend which will involve Amanda Palmer, at 12, doing her show at O'Shaunessey April 13.

Submit your Chart Show ballot this week for a chance to win The Current's Prince on the Big Screen suite giveaway at the Armory in Minneapolis, MN on April 26, 2019.

TWLWWksThe Current Chart Show
115LizzoCuz I Love You
228J.S. OndaraSaying Goodbye
379Vampire WeekendHarmony Hall
449Jenny LewisRed Bull And Hennessy
5123DessaGrade School Games
6154Billie EilishBury A Friend
7193The NationalYou Had Your Soul With You
8103The Black KeysLo/Hi
994Kacey MusgravesRainbow
101110Gary Clark Jr.This Land
11132The Cactus BlossomsSee It Through
1233Amanda PalmerDrowning In The Sound
1367Andrew BirdBloodless
1485The RaconteursNow That You're Gone
15R2James BlakeWhere's The Catch feat Andre 3000
16163Jade BirdI Get No Joy
17148Florence and the MachineModeration
18X1Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
19X1Barns Courtney99

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  • The Chart Show Ballot Vote every week for your top five tracks (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. CT to see if your favorites make the Chart Show, hosted by Mark Wheat!
  • The Chart Show Hall of Fame When a song stays on The Chart Show's chart for more than 10 weeks, we retire it from the poll and it enters the very prestigious Chart Show Hall of Fame.

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