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The Top 22 Triple A Radio Songs 11-19-17

The Top 22 Triple A Radio Songs 11-19-17

Manchester Orchestra adds 80+ spins to gran the #1 spot, ahead of Beck and Moon Taxi. Alice Merton is Top 5, and The War on Drugs is Top 10. The National, Morrissey, and St. Vincent adding spins…

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart 11-9-17

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart 11-9-17

Bob Dylan’s 13th bootleg installment tops the chart, with Beck, Richard Thompson, Sam Smith, Barnett/Vile, Nahko, and Robert Plant in The Top 10. St.Vincent at #11…

Portugal.The Man Breaks Through in a World Full of The Same Sh*t Everywhere

Portugal.The Man Breaks Through in a World Full of The Same Sh*t Everywhere

When Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” became the biggest rock crossover song in five years, it made me think about why that doesn’t happen more often, and whether things might be about to change…

Artist Spotlight - First Aid Kit

Artist Spotlight – First Aid Kit

With a new single out and a new album imminent, the Stockholm sister-duo parlay the momentum from their major label debut into multiple advance sellouts of their upcoming 2018 tour…

Worth Watching - Pubradio Edition ft. Beck, Anderson East, and Vile/Barnett

Worth Watching – Pubradio Edition ft. Beck, Anderson East, and Vile/Barnett

More great live performances that are worth watching as Beck visits KCRW, Anderson East stops by The New 88.5, and Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett hit The Current…

The Top 22 Triple A Radio Songs 11-12-17

The Top 22 Triple A Radio Songs 11-12-17

U2 holds on to #1 this week, but Moon Taxi (pictured) win on spins. War on Drugs and Lo Moon have momentum; Lone Bellow and St. Vincent debut in The Top 22…

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart 11-2-17

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart 11-2-17

Beck again tops the CDs Chart and Indie Retail, with The Replacements right behind. Nahko with a notable Top 5 finish, St. Vincent is Top 10, and JD McPherson checks in at #22…

Unsolicited Advice for Alternative Radio

Unsolicited Advice for Alternative Radio

Hey Alternative Radio, can we talk? Because there’s something that’s been on my mind for a while now, and, well, I think I need to say it, and it might be helpful. If you’re into getting some feedback…maybe?

Worth Watching - William Patrick Corgan, Angus and Julia Stone, Kings of Leon

Worth Watching – William Patrick Corgan, Angus and Julia Stone, Kings of Leon

Some beautiful animated visuals in Billy Corgan’s new effort, Aussies Angus and Julia Stone return with some pleasant indie-rock, and Kings of Leon get them hopping…

The Top 22 Triple A Radio Songs 11-5-17

The Top 22 Triple A Radio Songs 11-5-17

U2 holds at #1, ahead of Beck. Manchester Orchestra (pictured) is Top 5, and X Ambassadors climbs. Portugal. The Man and War on Drugs put new songs in The Top 22…

NPR Growth Continues, Reinforcing the Idea that "It's the Content, Stupid"

NPR Growth Continues, Reinforcing the Idea that “It’s the Content, Stupid”

Newly released NPR numbers help to support the idea that there’s nothing wrong with radio as a medium, only the product…

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart (10-26-17)

Indie Music Store CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart (10-26-17)

Brand New debuts at #1, ahead of One Direction’s Niall Horan. Margo Price (pictured) lands at #3. St. Vincent, Barnett/Vile, Robert Plant, and The Replacements are all Top 10…

Linkage - Music Industry Bounceback? Sony Streaming Over $1b; Indies Seeing Big $$

Linkage – Music Industry Bounceback? Sony Streaming Over $1b; Indies Seeing Big $$

Three stories from the label side that, based on the headlines, appear to be cause for optimism. Sony has already surpassed $1 billion in streaming revenue this year, and Indie labels have pulled in $6 billion in revenue — more than $1.2 of that from deals with majors…

Worth Watching - Portugal. The Man, Dan Wilson, Rhiannon Giddens

Worth Watching – Portugal. The Man, Dan Wilson, Rhiannon Giddens

NON-COMM Triple A Stations continue to crank out great live performance videos. In this edition, KCRW goes 360° with Portugal. The Man, WFUV hosts Dan Wilson, and we get a last look at Summer from WXPN…

The Top 22 Triple A Radio Songs 10-29-17

The Top 22 Triple A Radio Songs 10-29-17

U2 surges with a week-best 111 spins and takes #1. Alice Merton continues to surge – now at #6. Morrissey and Portugal. The Man land in The Top 22…

Indie Music Stores CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart 10-19-17

Indie Music Stores CD Sales Chart and Vinyl Sales Chart 10-19-17

He’s Beeeeeck! Landing at #1 at indie retail with “Colors.” Dirty Heads, St. Vincent, Barnett/Vile, and Robert Plant round out a perfectly adult alternative Top 5. See what else the cool kids are buying…

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