Murder Ballads at the Echoplex: when things go very, very wrong.

A waning moon, a cold wind,  streaming clouds; Tuesday is the perfect night for Murder Ballads when the Echo and The New Los Angeles Folk Festival celebrate the Dark Side of Folk and the  imminent eve of the dead with bloody ballads,  beautiful victims, and the minstrels of murder who mourn them. Among the celebrants…

a Night in the Hobo Jungle: It’s gonna be a juicy jolly up!

Janes and Joes, if you’ve got shack fever, then polish the mug, get ginned up in your plushest duds,  and make tracks to a Night in the Hobo Jungle, where bump and grind meets the bone orchard, and the gin mill meets gut-bucket blues. Here’s the hops: the aces up wingding is happening this Saturday…

Artisanal L.A.: deliciously crafty

Next weekend, of course, is Halloween: a day of costumes, creepiness, and your annual over-consumption of cringe-inducing candy like Necco wafers and lime lollipops. This weekend, do yourself and your taste buds a favor and head for Artisanal L.A., a consortium of 75+, local, food-centric crafters.  Categories include “Baked Goods” (Cake Monkey‘s “Banana Cream Cakewich”…

Tour de Fat: a celebration of cycles, suds, costumes, and sustainability.

    Go Go’ers, if you cried tears in your beer at the finale of L.A. Beer Week, celebrated CicLAvia’s car-free streets, and are hyperventilating until Halloween, dry your eyes, drape your cruiser with confetti, put the ring ding touches on this year’s costume,  and sign up for Tour de Fat. Sponsored by New Belgium Ale…

Ghouls and Giggles: Haunted Midnights at the Comedy Store

    Multitasking Go Go’ers will definitely want to mark Fridays in October for Haunted Midnights at the Comedy Store.  You can shriek with laughter AND fear thanks to Magic Castle and Cirque du Soleil performers,  parapsychologists, unquiet spirits, a séance, and a flashlight tour of the infamous Comedy Store basement where Micky Cohen and…

Get Your Costume On: Three designer divas share their secret sources!

    Determined to have a to-die-for Halloween costume this year? Looking for fabulous footwear to compliment your flirty frock? Want to mimic the Mad Men look, tear it up True Blood style, or flaunt your inner flapper a la Boardwalk Empire? Let the pros help!  Three costume and fashion designers share their insider faves…

THE BIG SQUEEZE: No orange juice involved….

Ms. Go Go is sure that somewhere (maybe France), there are dolorous concertina players but generally, is there a cheerier musical instrument than the squeezebox? This Sunday, happy-go-lucky Go Go’ers and accordion aficionados are in for a treat at The Big Squeeze – The 2nd Annual Accordion Festival of Orange County.  Top L.A. acts will play on multiple…

Eagle Rock Music Fest: Love thy neighbor(hood music fest)

If  you been feeling like Sunset Junction has become too commercial/crowded/expensive/disorganized and/or annoying  (Pick one, more, or all.) then head for the NELA hills this Saturday where the 12th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival puts the neighbor back in the ‘hood with its diverse  lineup of 50+ local bands and DJs.  The  twelve venues range…