The Chart Show: "Eagle Birds" Flies High


The Black Keys
Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney are The Black Keys (Alysse Gafkjen)

Flying high with "Eagle Birds" at Number One this week are The Black Keys. They don't start touring until September, and the album's been out for a few weeks. So they're obviously looking for ways to pass the time, to keep the buzz alive. Yesterday they posted a telephone number on YouTube!?!? Leave a message.

Inducted into the Chart Hall Of Fame for the second time, are The Raconteurs, ending at ten. It hadn't been created when Consolers of the Lonely, their previous album was out in 2009! Jack White talked about all the changes that have happened since then, with Rolling Stone. Including how he's over the beef with The Black Keys, Patrick even lent him a microphone!

The Dublin based band on the shortlist for this year's Mercury Music Prize, Fontaines D.C. are up 6 places this week to three. They don't start their first big USA tour until September either, but get your tickets ahead of time, if you can. Most of them are sold out like the 7th St Entry on September 17.

Brittany Howard is the highest new entry with "Stay High", let's see if she will! She talked about how doing her first solo record went down to Variety recently and how feminist activism is important to everything she does.

The most celebrated twin sisters in Canada, Tegan and Sara are back at thirteen. Sunday was 'Sister's Day' so they celebrated with some stories from their forthcoming memoir.

New at 15, some of the most celebrated country artists here in the States have formed a new supergroup. The Highwomen are Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby, plus...Dolly Parton, if she's available! She was recently available at the famed Newport Folk festival.

Slipping four places to 16 this week, Wilco are following Brandi Carlile south of the border. And we can give you a chance to join them.

Even though his band The Hold Steady keep releasing singles, like "Denver Haircut" in at 18 this week, Craig Finn has a big solo tour this fall, before the band re-convene for end of year residencies.

We were thrilled to be able to video tape the first ever performance in The Mainroom of another young band nominated for The Mercury Music Prize last week in the UK, IDLES! They crash into nineteen and you can re-live the night band leader Joe Talbot, inspired by the iconic venue and the fantastic atmosphere from the audience said, "I'm going to remember this night for the rest of my life."

Ask any musician if they can remember the first time they heard themselves on the radio, I bet they can! The magic of growing up on its influences and then having IT play you back to you, wow!? That happened recently to Joe, one of The Bangas who plays with the New Orleans based Tarriona "Tank" Ball. He was driving around the Twin Cities visiting and listening to The Current! He gave us a shout out on Instagram and I did the same to him the next night on the air. It's great to see them in at 20, a band helped by NPR's Tiny Desk Concert.

Submit your Chart Show ballot this week for a chance to win tickets to Music on a Stick with Brandi Carlile and Mavis Staples at the MN State Fair Grandstand on August 17, 2019.

TWLWWksThe Current Chart Show
1118The Black KeysEagle Birds
254DessaGood For You
394Fontaines D.C.Boys In The Better Land
436SpoonNo Bullets Spent
576Tame ImpalaBorderline
668J.S. OndaraLebanon
788Bon IverU (Man Like)
8179Sleater-KinneyHurry On Home
9106The Avett BrothersHigh Steppin'
10110The RaconteursHelp Me Stranger
11192Thom YorkeNot The News
12X1Brittany HowardStay High
13X1Tegan and SaraI'll Be Back Someday
14133The NationalRylan
15X1The HighwomenRedesigning Women
16122WilcoLove Is Everywhere (Beware)
17202Hot ChipMelody Of Love
18X1The Hold SteadyDenver Haircut
19X1IDLESMercedes Marxist
20X1Tank and the BangasAnts

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