Kicknote Charts: Week 3

KN_Gold_RecordThe third week of the Charts has come to an end, and it was certainly an exciting one. This week’s top three were a very eclectic group: The Alumni Club, Peter Kirk, and Robert Johnson.

The Alumni Club are a pop-rock band out of Illinois. They were a surprise winner, as they weren’t even on the charts until yesterday. We tweeted out their page for #musicmonday on Twitter, and they ended up getting a ton of visits and placed first for the week. Fun, energetic music. They’re coming to the NYC area in November, so be sure to check out a show. Single to check out: “Something About Symphony.”

Peter Kirk is a returning top finisher from last week. We were able to get in touch with him recently, and he has promised  a new free song will be on his website by Halloween. Upon hearing Peter Kirk’s music for the first time recently, a Kicknote employee referred to him as a “pop god,” so if that sounds intriguing to you, definitely check him out. As always, all his stuff is available to download for free on the Peter Kirk Official Website. Single to check out: “Forever.”

Robert Johnson rounds out this week’s group. A Delta blues legend, Johnson died in 1938 at the age of 27. Legend has it that as a young man he sold his soul to the devil in exchange for the ability to shred the guitar. He was supposedly poisoned via spiked whiskey and died several days later. In his short career, Johnson managed to create some of the best blues music ever. His work has influenced countless musicians, including Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Plant, and Eric Clapton. Clapton has described Johnson’s music as “the most powerful cry that I think you can find in the human voice.” If you’re a blues fan, or a rock fan who wants to see where your favorite genre came from, definitely give Robert Johnson a listen. Single to check out: “Crossroad.”

Congratulations to all our artists. Check back frequently to see who’s in the charts this coming week!

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