Best of 2013
My top 11 shows of 2013 in no particular order –
- Lady Gaga – Rose Garden Arena before they changed the name to something less desirable…
- Elton John – The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas
- The Neighbourhood – Crystal Ballroom
- Letlive. – Expo Center – Warped Tour, despite it being a short set the band was explosive and memorable. Things were thrown. Pants were thrashed off.
- Beyonce – MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas- Because Bey.
- Fall Out Boy – Roseland Theater – I got to see Pete Wentz in his favorite skirt.
- AFI- Roseland Theater – Davey Havok vogueing and walking on heads is a site to be seen on halloween.
- Icona Pop – The Metro in Chicago
- Nine Inch Nails – The Moda Center – Probably one of the coolest visual displays I’ve seen ever.
- 30 Seconds To Mars – Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista – I could easily just say X-Fest in its entirety for this.
- Blink-182 because well….I can’t help myself.
– Kimberly Lawson
My Top 11 Albums for 2013 –
- Suuns – Images Du Futur
- Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
- Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities
- White Fence – Cyclops Reap
- Fitz & The Tantrums – More Than Just A Dream
- Crystal Stilts – Nature Noir
- Wooden Shjips – Back To Land
- Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
- Deerhunter – Monomania
- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
- Medicine – To The Happy Few
My Top 11 Shows of 2013-
- Suuns @ The Echo, LA
- Mikal Cronin, Pangea & Gap Dream @ The Echo, LA
- Spiritualized @ Wonder Ballroom
- Parquet Courts @ Bunk Bar
- Portugal. The Man @ Glasshouse, Pomona,CA
- Deerhunter @ Crystal Ballroom
- Bush Tetras @ The Echo, LA
- Yo La Tengo @ Wonder Ballroom
- The Telescopes with L.S.D. And The Search for God @ The Echo, LA
- The Bats @ Bunk Bar
- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes with Sun Ra Arkestra @ Hollywood Bowl, LA
2013 30stm A Fire Inside AFI Best Albums Best of 2013 Beyonce Blink 182 Boards of Canada Bush Tetras Crystal Stilts Deerhunter Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes ELEVEN MAGAZINE PDX Eleven Magazine Portland Elton John Fall Out Boy Fitz & The Tantrums Icona Pop Jacco Gardner Kimberly Lawson Lady Gaga Letlive Medicine Mikal Cronin Mike Herman Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Nine Inch Nails Parquet Courts PDX Portland Portugal. The Man Review of the year Spiritualized SUUNS The Bats The Neighbourhood The Telescopes White Fence Wooden Shjips Yo La Tengo