McTaggart @ MONA: Hot jazz/Cool neon ***** Cole’s & the Varnish: Dipped sandwiches/ dry martinis

The Museum of Neon Art (MONA) is one of the most unusual alternative concert spaces in Los Angeles.  The retro signs and vintage neon make it a trippy milieu even sans sound but add music and a strange alchemy often occurs; the music  affects the “noble gases” in the luminous tubes so you don’t just hear the music, you see it flicker and dance.  The joint (and the…