Where to go when one gets the urge to croak out “Marian” by the Sisters of Mercy
or “The Anal Staircase” by Coil? Operated by Howard Hallis and Andrew Holquin, Ground Control
features songs no other karaoke company would even consider — face
it, the nuttiest selection one might find elsewhere would be “I Put a Spell on
You” or perhaps an inadvertently slowed version of “Sugar Sugar.” But Ground Control
fosters vocal burrs and Wilhelmian screams in the night, all the more shocking
when emitted by those petite bombshells you see dancing the Penny Drop or the
Taffy Pull — angry lungs have they, and, ye gods, what a collection of dead animals!
Mondays, Jewel’s Catch One, 4067 W. Pico Blvd., (323) 734-8849.

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