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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.

welp: Music from the Mailbag 7/17/19

Mikey Young – “Billions Of Tears”     While I am not a fan of Electronica, Mikey Young manages to make synthesizers not annoying, which is quite an accomplishment these days. “Billions of Tears” is very relaxing, with a nice … Continue reading

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Punks for Pussies Friday 7/26/19

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Redd Kross Keeps the Hits Coming with the Release of “The Party Underground”

Today Steve McDonald of Redd Kross shared his excitement about their new release, “The Party Underground” from the upcoming Beyond the Door album. The song weaves in 60s influences with Cowsills-style backup singing and a beat that makes you want … Continue reading

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Favorite Bites from the LA Food Fest

Written with Monique A. LeBleu and Billy Bennight II This summer saw the very last LA Food Fest, which bids us farewell after 10 years of bringing together local food trucks, restaurants, vintners and bartenders. The event has primarily been … Continue reading

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Welcome to Good Burger, Home of the Good Burger! Pops up In WeHo

Pop-ups inspired by television shows are hot this year, and right on the heels of Stranger Things’ “Scoops Ahoy,” a “Good Burger” will be popping up on July 10, 2019, to celebrate the return of Nickelodeon’s popular sketch show, “All … Continue reading

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Our First Look at Chef Jason Fullilove’s Magic Castle Dining Room

WARNING: PHOTOGRAPHY IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN IN THE MAGIC CASTLE. I HAD SPECIAL PERMISSION TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS, BUT ONLY IN THE KITCHEN. SERIOUSLY, THE ENTIRE ROOM WILL YELL AT YOU. Ever since the April announcement that Chef Jason Fullilove of Barbara … Continue reading

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Baskin Robbins Becomes Scoops Ahoy from Stranger Things!

Netfix will be releasing the third season of Stranger Things on the 4th of July. To get into the spirit, the Baskin Robbins on Victory in Burbank has been transformed into Scoops Ahoy! Travel back to the 80s with revamped … Continue reading

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Where to Watch Fireworks in LA on the 4th of July 2019

Patriotism means different things to different people. For me the 4th of July is a day for barbecuing with your family, going to parades and blowing shit up. My only real problem with Independence Day is that horrible patriotic music. … Continue reading

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welp: Music from the Mailbag 6/25/19

Sunflower Dead “Turn Away” (Radio Edit) June 2019     Relaxing acoustic guitar quickly surrenders to screamo rock with heavy guitars, along with the occasional German metal-style whisper singing. I can totally imagine locking the door to my bedroom and … Continue reading

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We Are Giving Away Two Tickets to the Last Ever LA Food Fest Happening this Saturday!

***UPDATE: PLEASE CONGRATULATE OSKER RODRIGUEZ, WINNER OF TWO TICKETS TO THE 2019 LA FOOD FEST! THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATING!*** This coming Saturday, June 29, 2019, the 10th Annual LA Food Fest will be taking over Santa Anita Park infield … Continue reading

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