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Best of 2013Best of 2013: Kira Wisniewski's picksKira Wisniewski's picks (2013)
Reviewer Rating: 5
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[Kira Wisniewski is a contributing editor for Punknews.org.] Hi there. Thanks for stopping by. Personally, 2013 has been pretty perfect. I did a fair amount of traveling including a west coast road trip with some girlfriends that included KAYAKING WITH KILLER WHALES (What!? I know.) I co.
[Kira Wisniewski is a contributing editor for Punknews.org.]
Hi there. Thanks for stopping by.Personally, 2013 has been pretty perfect. I did a fair amount of traveling including a west coast road trip with some girlfriends that included KAYAKING WITH KILLER WHALES (What!? I know.) I coordinated the inaugural "Paddlestar Galactica: A ping-pong tournament benefitting 826DC" (and recruited John Gentile as a ref!). It raised over $30,000 to support free creative writing programming for DC youth. I drank around the world in Epcot with dear friends. And my heterolifemate since high school moved into the same apartment building as me and lives on the same floor! Despite what you may have heard, being 30 rules.
2013 has also been a pretty great year at the ‚??Org. I've taken on the responsibilities of coordinating interviews. We posted over 130 interviews in 2013! Big ups to our copy editors and staff interviewers for making that possible (and thanks to you for reading at least some of them, I hope!). It's also been a pretty rad year for music! However, every year I say to myself, "This is the year I'm going to keep better track of things that I like so this task isn't so hard come the end of the year." I've failed. Again. So unfortunately, I can't give you an honest top twenty, but for you, dear reader, you get an honest top ten. I'm sure I'll look at other editor's lists and be like "Oooooh right!" So I apologize in advance.
Terror: Live By the Code
|January 22||Hot Water Music||9:30 Club||Washington, DC|
|February 1||Terror/H20||Rock and Roll Hotel||Washington, DC|
|February 16||Desaparecidos||9:30 Club||Washington, DC|
|April 5||Restorations||First Unitarian Church||Philadelphia, PA|
|May 11||"Murdercastle" Baltimore Rock Opera Society||The Autograph Playhouse||Baltimore, MD|
|June 10||Menzingers/Fake Problems/Restorations||Rock and Roll Hotel||Washington, DC|
|July 21||R Kelly||Pitchfork Music Festival||Chicago, IL|
|August 4||Beyonce||Barclays Arena||Brooklyn, NY|
|August 16||Kid Dynamite||House of Vans||Brooklyn, NY|
|October 21||Dismemberment Plan||9:30 Club||Washington, DC|
In closing‚?¶Holy fuck. Beyonce drops a surprise album in the middle of the night WITH videos? Shit's insane. Anywho, it's too late for me to fully digest and include in my year end list, but you bet your bottom dollar I'm into it (don't hate). But anywho, looking forward, I know we all have a collective boner for the new Against Me! and Lawrence Arms records (Fun fact: I booked that very bill in 2003 in Miami for a Food Not Bombs benefit supporting the FTAA protests. #updapunx) BUT I'm also super stoked for new stuff from Fake Problems and Look Mexico. 2014 is going to be great, y'all. Have a safe and happy new year!
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