Meet and connect with Public Relations Coordinator and Singer, Kira Cappello.
Name: Kira Cappello
Occupation: Public Relations Coordinator for PUNCH Media and Frontperson for band Humilitarian.
Current city: Philadelphia, PA.
Born and raised there or imported? I’ve lived in Philadelphia for seven years and was raised in Delaware County, so always close by.
What is your connection to your current city? It’s sort of a twofold answer! I’ve lived in Philly since attending undergrad at Temple, which is where I met my incredible network of friends, mostly musicians and artists, and eventually began our band Humilitarian. My oldest connection to the city is through music and the venues where my circle and I spend our time. Playing our own shows, attending countless others each month, and enjoying live music wherever we can find it.
I’m also tapped into Philly life through my work with PUNCH Media, the agency I’ve called home for about four years. I walked right out of college and into PUNCH, in the middle of the pandemic, and I’ve never taken that incredible luck (opportunity?) for granted. My side of the agency largely focuses on the beverage category, which, luckily, calls for a lot of R&D at bars and restaurants throughout the city and its surrounding suburbs.
What’s your favorite restaurant? This is so hard! For the past three years, I’ve gone to Cheu Fishtown for my birthday dinner, but I can never say no to Good Dog Bar or Royal Boucherie.
Best place to shop? I really love Latchkey on East Passyunk. They have a ton of 80s and 90s nostalgia and music-themed items, and a great record collection.
What is your one favorite “best kept secret” about your city? Something that you and only a few others know about but everyone should? I’m never sure if this is common knowledge or not, but the “smaller” music scene in Philly is something I wish more people would come out and experience. There are probably thousands of local bands in Philly alone, so there’s gotta’ be something for everyone. Attending local shows, to me, is a huge part of being witness to how creatives.
What makes your city your city? What do you absolutely love about it? It’s always felt like home. It’s hard to describe. After spending many day trips as a kid and teenager feeling fascinated, I basically moved to Philly as quickly as I could. It’s corny, but something about coming over the bridge and seeing the skyline in the distance always makes me grateful to be coming back home.
Photos: Averie Cole, Luda Ronky, Max Mester