Author Archives: Elise Thompson

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.

The Rundown: This Week in Brief 08/07/2020

Who Was Steven Parent? On August 5, 2020, Scott Michaels, owner of Dearly Departed Tours and Hollywood film consultant, posted the story of Steven Parent, one of the lesser-known victims of the Manson Family. What was this 18-year old from … Continue reading

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OG Punk Musicians Record Anthem for Flattening the Curve

Musicians Frank Meyer and Bruce Duff, formerly of The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, have written and produced “Flatten the Curve” (or FTC, which sounds way more punk), about social distancing and staying safe at home. Released in May, the song was recorded … Continue reading

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The Rundown: This Week in Brief 07/30/2020

Shepard Fairey Posts “American Rage” Around Town New Shepard Fairey posters have been popping up around town. The above print, “American Rage” recently showed up in Little Armenia. The image is based on a photo by Ted Soqui taken during … Continue reading

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Virtual Lollapalooza Festival Weekend Happening on YouTube

Starting today and continuing through Sunday, August 2, 2020, Lollapalooza will take over YouTube with four days of free music, comprised of the best sets from Lollapaloozas past as well as new live performances. The virtual festival will feature 150 … Continue reading

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Get your Virtual Kink on with “Up Your Alley!”

Folsom Street Events, promoters of the epic Folsom Street Fair in Central Ca. are producing Up Your Alley, a virtual leatherfest this Sunday. The event will be livestreaming DJs, BDSM demos, GoGo dancers, discussions, trivia contests and everything your kinky little … Continue reading

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The Rundown: This Week in Brief 07/24/20

Here is our weekly roundup of news and happenings in and around L.A. Big news in local music this week. Burger Records Folds after being Swamped with Sexual Misconduct Allegations After a short-lived attempt to make amends, change up the … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Dodgers with a Trejo’s Donut!

The Dodgers beat the Giants 8 to 1 on yesterday’s opening day for the MLB.  Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts on Santa Monica Boulevard is celebrating all weekend with their “LA Dodgers Donut.” The buttermilk glaze donut is filled with blueberry … Continue reading

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Holodecks Show up in NoHo Park

One thing that’s great about living near the studios is the random creativity you get to enjoy. Halloween decorations in Burbank are always awesome. Last weekend set designer Arthur Chadwick made Trekkies cream with his inventive park pylon upgrade at … Continue reading

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Life-Affirming Movies for When Things Look Bleak

The Covid pandemic has been rough for everybody, and some days it hits you harder than usual. Make a tub of popcorn, cozy up with a loved one (including pets), and put on one of these movies recommended by the … Continue reading

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We’re Not Through Being Cool: Stylish Face Masks and PPE

Wearing a face mask doesn’t have to be a boring civic duty. Cool kids in Japan have been wearing masks as fashion accessories for years. Add some style and express yourself with these masks and PPE. Don’t forget to wash … Continue reading

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