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.

Get Your Kicks on Route 666: Drive-up Haunted Attractions 2020

This year Halloween is going to be very different – but its spirit lives on, just in a safer way. Drive-up attractions around Los Angeles vary from family-friendly to terrifying;  this list will help you select the one that’s right … Continue reading

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Alex’s Bar Livestream Tonight!

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The Rundown: This Week in Brief: 9/11/2020

Halloween is Cancelled — Kinda Sorta LA County has put some measures in place to keep everyone safe and sane this Halloween season. Carnivals, Community Haunted Houses and Parties are banned for 2020. Even if they are held outdoors. Trick-or-treating … Continue reading

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Put Aside Your Worries and Play Some Music

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Tickets Go on Sale Today for a Stranger Things Drive-Thru Experience

As Halloween nears with no sign of an end for Covid, Haunts and promotional events have started to switch to a “drive-into” mode. The “Stranger Things” experience in Downtown LA, which will be open from October 1 through 31, 2020, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Growing Wild by K.P. Rennie

Ever since the beginning of rock ‘n’ Roll, parents and teens have been at odds, whether the kid’s hair was too long, too short, or too purple. Add in undiagnosed learning or mood disorders, possibly an unreported trauma, and for … Continue reading

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The Rundown: This Week in Brief 8/21/2020

Saving a Piece of Art History from Demolition The unassuming Sun Cleaners building on Franklin Ave in Los Feliz was once the art studio for Sister Mary Corita, or Corita Kent, from 1960 to 1968. Kent, celebrated as part of … Continue reading

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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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