Kathleen Hanna

Girls Rock Camp, São Paulo, Brazil, January 14, 2013. Photo: Donna Kether/Flickr.

1 GIRLS ROCK CAMP ALLIANCE The best rock/rap shows in the US, South America, Europe, Iceland, and Canada are at the Girls Rock Camp showcases that happen every summer. Seven- to seventeen-year-olds take the stage for the first time and perform original songs, and last March more than 170 girls from all over the world participated in the eighth annual conference at Appel Farm Arts and Music Center in Elmer, New Jersey. It is bone-chillingly great.

2 MINDTROLL, EP #4 (self-released) I hate it when people tell me to “just be myself.” WTF does that even mean? Somehow this absurdist yet catchy band answers that question by writing way too many lyrics and playing way too many instruments but still making things sound sparse. It’s like a magic trick—as a band.

3 HARI KONDABOLU (Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY, March 14) I saw comedian Hari Kondabolu perform live at Union Hall, and he

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