KTC Presents: The Best Concerts of 2013


by Matthew Downes, Aurora Cowen and Charissa Lock

Matt’s Picks!

1. Phoenix with Grouplove and LP at Club Nokia in Los Angeles 8/11
2. Mumford and Sons with The EelsMystery Jets and Michael Kiwanuka at San Manuel Amphitheater in 6/2
3. twenty | one | pilots with New Politics at the Troubadour in West Hollywood 2/20 (Our Pics!)
4. Andrew Bird at the Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles 1/16
5. The 1975 with Bad Suns at the Troubadour in West Hollywood 7/24 (Our Pics!)
6. M83 and the LA Philharmonic with Phantogram at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood 9/22
7. Katy Perry with Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Tegan & Sara, Kacey Musgraves and Bonnie McKee at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood 10/23
8. Jeff Tweedy at the Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles 12/16
9. The Naked and Famous with The Colourist at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA 10/08
10. GNGR at 10th Street Live in Kenilworth, NJ 10/6 (Live Video!)

Honorable Mentions:
Arcade Fire at the Capitol Records Building (Record Release party) in Hollywood 10/29
Ghost Beach with smallpools and Bad Things at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn 7/13

Aurora’s Picks!

1. Lotus with Vibesquad at the El Rey 3/22
2. STS9 with Tycho at the Hollywood Palladium 3/2 (Our Pics!)
3. Phish at the Hollywood Bowl 8/5
4. M83 with the LA Philharmonic and Phantogram at the Hollywood Bowl 9/22
5. Nine Inch Nails at Jimmy Kimmel 11/8
6. twenty | one | pilots with New Politics at the Troubadour 2/20 (Our Pics!)
7. The 1975 with Bad Suns at the Troubadour 7/24 (Our Pics!)
8. Kitten at the Echo 5/8
9. Cherub with Mansions on the Moon 10/18
10. Gold Fields with Rush Midnight at the Troubadour 9/6

Honorable Mentions:
Banks at the Masonic Lodge Hollywood Forever Cemetery  12/11
Allageon at the Roxy 12/14

Charissa’s picks!

Being in Massachusetts you don’t get as cool of experiences but…

1. Say Anything with Eisley at Paradise Rock Club 6/23
2. The Joy Formidable with Vinyl Thief at House of Blues 6/20
3. twenty one pilots with Smallpools at Paradise Rock Club 12/3
4. Grouplove at Lupos Heartbreak Hotel 12/16
5.  Typhoon at Brighton Music Hall 9/29 (Live Video!)
6.  fun. at Boston Calling Festival 5/25 (Our Pics and Review!)
7.  Imagine Dragons at House of Blues 2/25
8.  Gold Fields with Capitals Cities at Paradise Rock Club 5/8
9.  The Octopus Project at T.T. The Bear’s 8/15 (Live Video!)
10. OAR at Bank of American Pavilion 7/27

Honorable Mentions:

KITTEN at House of Blues 5/15
MS MR at Boston Calling Festival 5/25

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TAGS: Another great year!, 2014 album previews, Best festival of 2013: Coachella!

Special Thanks: Colin from Blue Kite Cinema and Chase for all of their photography contributions!