Kicknote Charts: Week 10

Our top 3 artists this week were Grizzly Bear, Owl City, and Ke$ha.

Grizzly Bear is an indie rock band based out of Brooklyn, NY. They’ve released three studio albums to date, the latest being Veckatimest. Grizzly Bear has made numerous appearances on various talk shows over the past few months, including David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O’Brien. Single to check out: “Two Weeks.”

Owl City is a synthpop/electronica act from Owatonna, MN, consisting solely of Adam Young. Owl City has been around since 2007, but only recently gained mainstream popularity. Be on the lookout for tour dates in your area, as Owl City has a bunch of dates coming up in the Midwest and South in the coming months. Single to check out: “Fireflies.”

Ke$ha is a pop/dance artist out of Los Angeles, making her fourth appearance in the top 3. She first burst onto the music scene with an appearance in Flo Rida’s“Right Round.” A popular inquiry about Ke$ha involves her height, as she is a fairly tall woman at 6’1.” Single to check out: “Tik Tok.”

Kicknote Charts: Week 9

The Kicknote chart-toppers this week were Justin Bieber, Them Crooked Vultures, and Ke$ha.

Justin Bieber is a 15 year-old Canadian pop singer who has a deal with Island Records. His first full-length album just released last week. Bieber has been in the news recently because of a borderline riot at a Canadian mall involving hoards of teenage girl fans. Single to check out: “One Time.”

Them Crooked Vultures is a supergroup consisting of Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age). Their debut album was just released on Nov 17th. Single to check out: “New Fang.”

Ke$ha is a pop/dance artist out of Los Angeles, making her third appearance in the top 3. She first burst onto the music scene with an appearance in Flo Rida’s “Right Round.” Single to check out: “Tik Tok.”

New Feature Release: Kicknote Newsfeed

Kicknote newsfeed (basic)We are happy to announce the release of the Kicknote Newsfeed. This feature allows users to create customized feeds of information about their favorite artists right on Kicknote.com. Currently the feed only supplies Twitter updates, but more information sources are being added very shortly. Soon, you will be able to see new photos, videos, concert dates, blog posts, and more, from over 50 sites, all nicely organized in one place. Staying up to date on your favorite artists has never been easier!

How it works:

  1. Sign in OR create your Kicknote account
  2. Find your favorite artist’s profile on Kicknote
  3. Click “add to feed” on the left side.
  4. Repeat for all of your favorite artists

You can access your own custom feed by clicking “my account” in the header whenever you are signed in. Only artists with Twitter accounts will show up in your feed right now, but don’t be afraid to add artists without Twitter– you’ll be able to see all kinds of other updates from them soon.

We have plenty more features currently in the works, and look for the Newsfeed to expand and evolve very rapidly over the coming weeks.

There’s lots of great stuff happening at Kicknote right now, so check back often to see all the progress we’ve made and stay up to date on your favorite artists!

As always, we’d love to hear your opinions on the new features at feedback@kicknote.com

Also, don’t forget to check out the Kicknote Charts to see who’s hot this week!

Kicknote Charts: Week 4

KN_Gold_RecordThe fourth week of Kicknote Charts was another big success. We have some newcomers in the top 3 this week, as well as one repeat winner. The top three artists this week were: When Bears Attack!, Backdrop, and Justin Bieber.

When Bears Attack! is a young screamo band out of Illinois. New on the charts, the band had a very strong showing throughout the week. They only have one song out right now, so single to check out is “If I Had Eyes, Manhattan Could Fly.”

Backdrop made their way onto the charts for the second time this week, coming in as the second place finisher. The three-piece alt/rock/pop band out of Iowa has several shows coming up around Iowa City in the coming weeks, so check out their websites for the dates. Single to check out: “Almost Over.”

And finally, we have the new up-and-coming young artist Justin Bieber. Bieber released his latest single, “One Less Lonely Girl,” last week, which garnered him a lot of attention and helped propel him up the Kicknote Charts. The 15 year-old pop singer has a deal with Island Records, and is set to release his first full-length album in November. Single to check out: “One Time.”

Congratulations to all of our artists. Check back to see who’s topping the charts this week!