Warm the Weekend: Do Si Do, 26 Hours of Ladies, and Hawaii 5-0

Brace yourselves, Go Go’ers.  Winter is here…the SoCal version anyway.  It may not be blizzards and bluster outside but Ms. Go Go knows you’ll feel a pang as you swap cut-offs for cardigans. Update to your 2012 “To Do” list?  Invent sexy fleece. Below, three suggestions to help you turn winter woe-is-me into weekend wow-wow-wow….

NO TURKEYS, ALL GRAVY

Food.  With the annual Eat-A-Thon coming up, it’s been on your mind. But let’s concentrate on another sense this week, shall we, Go Go’ers? Think of the following as food for your ears. Girl-Happy Gents & Dustbowl Dandies Who likes to party with girls?  Well, you, of course, and you’re in darn good company, too….

GRAND OLE ECHO and Twangin’ around Town

Go Go’ers, if the cold and rain has settled in your very bones, you’ll need more than a couple of high-temp ray days to recover your git-up-and-go.  Luckily, Grand Ole Echo, L.A.’s premier, down home, jump-for-joy returns this Sunday to warm you up no matter what the weather (though it looks like sunny skies all weekend long!) Queen…

IT’S ABOUT THE MUSIC, MAN….

Go Go’ers, it feels like the world has been in Val-Day countdown  since January 2nd so let’s all take a little breather and in honor of the Grammys,  focus on music instead of love or lack thereof. THE BEATLES’ COMPLETE FIRST AMERICAN CONCERT Here’s your chance to forget Paul McCartney’s recent Saturday Night Live appearance…

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…

Roots revival: the Grand Ole Echo returns.

Go Go’ers, sweat is not always a bad thing.  When the high, thin, hot Santa Ana winds are battering your windows, it’s a burden barely borne.  But sweating and swaying inside the Grand Ole Echo, which pops up this Sunday after a li’l hiatus, is the kind of baptism by fire that leaves you feeling…

Roots Roadhouse @ the Echoplex: Pick the Bones Clean

Sure, there’s  a time for glitter tights and pink champagne, Go Go’ers, but sometimes  you haveta forego the frippery and strip it down to the bone.  So even though it’s only Tuesday, you’ll want to start the countdown to Saturday when the Grand Old Echo presents Roots Roadhouse.   At 20 bands for $15 bucks, you’re…