FAT TUESDAY: Laissez les bon temps roulez in L.A.

Sugar, we all wish we were sucking crawfish heads in Crescent City right now but if you’re stuck in L.A. on March 8th instead of shaking your moneymakers for Mardi Gras beads in LA, check out the following spots where you can let the good times roll in Tinseltown. Amoeba Records (3:00 – 6:30 pm, 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, http://www.amoeba.com) Amoeba…

Harvest Beer Festival: Drink for Old Faithful.

It’s almost Thanksgiving and you know what that means.  Six days to whoop it up before the relatives descend and/or you have to deal with that damn bird. So put down the angst-inducing grocery list and head to the Echoplex tomorrow afternoon for the Harvest Beer Festival, which is promoting the  “responsible appreciation of craft…

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…