RPM Charts – March 4th

Top 10:

1 MACHINEDRUM – Fenris District [EP] / Ninja Tune
2 HASTA – Floral [EP]  / Apothecary
3 CASHMERE CAT – Wedding Bells [EP] / LuckyMe
4 BURIAL – Rival Dealer  / Hyperdub
5 LEE BANNON – Alternate/Endings / Ninja Tune
6 ACTRESS – Ghettoville / Werkdiscs-Ninja Tune
7 DISCLOSURE – Settle / Cherrytree-Interscope
8 RYAN HEMSWORTH – Guilt Trips / Last Gang
9 RECONDITE – Hinterland / Ghostly
10 FOUR TET – Beautiful Rewind / Text

Top 5 Adds:

1 THOMAS BLONDET – FutureWorld / Rhythm and Culture
2 TRUST – Joyland / Arts And Crafts
3 TUNDE OLANIRAN – Yung Archetype / Quite Scientific
4 MACHINEDRUM – Fenris District [EP] / Ninja Tune
5 CHRIS MALINCHAK – So Good To Me [EP] / Self-Released

Here’s a cut from the Machinedrum EP; the Rustie remix of “Back Seat Ho”:

And here’s the title track from Hasta’s excellent Floral EP:

Loud Rock Charts March 4th

Whats good metalheads? Here are the charts and adds for this week from KZSC! Yay new Hirax!!

1    BLACK EXPLOSION    Elements Of Doom    Metalville
2    VANDEN PLAS    Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)    Frontiers
3    CHRYSALIS    Focus On The Center    Self-Released
4    COMEBACK KID    Die Knowing    Victory
5    SOCKS    The Socks    The End-Small Stone

1    CYNIC    Kindly Bent To Free Us    Season Of Mist
2    WITHIN TEMPTATION    Hydra    Nuclear Blast
3    BEHEMOTH    The Satanist    Metal Blade
4    ICED EARTH    Plagues Of Babylon    Century Media
5    FOR TODAY    Fight The Silence    Razor and Tie
6    SLOUGH FEG    Digital Resistance    Metal Blade
7    SKINDRED    Kill The Power    Cooking Vinyl-Red River
8    BODYFARM    The Coming Scourge    Cyclone Empire
9    LIONIZE    Jetpack Soundtrack    Weathermaker
10    ADRENALINE MOB    Men Of Honor    Century Media

Rock Charts – 1st Week Of March

Top 10:

imgres-11. NATURAL CHILD – Dancin’ With Wolves
2. PHANTOGRAM – Voices
4. CHERRY GLAZERR – Haxel Princess
5. DUM DUM GIRLS – Too True
6. HABIBI – Habibi
8. HOLY WAVE – Relax
9. XIU XIU – Angel Guts: Red Classroom
10. TEMPLES – Sun Structures




Top 5 Adds:

images1. ST. VINCENT – St. Vincent
2. AVA LUNA – Electric Balloon
3. REAL ESTATE – Atlas
4. DAMAGED BUG – Hubba Bubba
5. BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow





Here’s a video Natural Child playing the opening track of their new album Dancin’ With Wolves!

The Jazz Charts: First Week of March

CHARTS:1    BRAD MEHLDAU AND MARK GUILIANA    Mehliana: Taming The Dragon    Nonesuch
2    TAKUYA KURODA    Rising Son    Blue Note
3    BEN FLOCKS    Battle Mountain    West Cliff
4    DANILO PEREZ    Panama 500    Mack Ave.
5    ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ    The Invasion Parade    Mack Avenue
6    JACQUES SCHWARZ-BART    Jazz Racine Haiti
7    KING WILLIAM JAZZ COLLECTIVE    King William Jazz Collective    Self-Released
8    GERALD CLAYTON    Life Forum    Conchord
9    ARIEL POCOCK    Touchstone    Self-Released
10    STACEY KENT    The Changing Lights    warner


1    KRIS BOWERS    Heroes + Misfits    Concord Jazz
2    RUDY ROYSTON    303    Greenleaf
3    NIR FELDER    Golden Age    OKeh
4    PETE MILLS    Sweet Shadow    Cellar Live
5    ARI BROWN    Groove Awakening    Delmark

Bloomfield Box Set Revisits 60’s Icon

In the 1960’s there were few guitarists more prolific and higher profile than Michael Bloomfield. Cutting  his teeth with blues masters like Muddy Waters, session playing for Bob Dylan’s famed Highway 61 and backing him up at the legendary “electric” Newport Folk performance of 1965, then serving an essential role in the white rediscovery of the blues with the Paul Butterfield Band before playing at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival with his own band Electric Flag. What could be considered a career of legendary status for most, it was not a bad decade for Mike. In the 70’s he continued to do session work, collaborating frequently with fellow Dylan alum Al Kooper. Plagued by constant insomnia and personal demons, Bloomfield would die of an overdose in 1981. In an effort to elevate his old friend to the legend status he deserves, Al Kooper put together “From His Head to His Heart to His Hands”, a 3 CD box set showcasing some of his finest work. The DVD documentary, ” Sweet Blues” is included as well, profiling Bloomfield at work through all phases of his professional career. For anyone interested in blues, the San Francisco music scene in the late 60’s or the blues revival in America, this is as good a place as any to start. And when you hear his electric guitar, give a nod to Michael Bloomfield.