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July 19, 2012
COMEDY Comedian Bo Burnham might be best known as the youngest comic to record a Comedy Central special, but precocity is the least of his talents. Perhaps the leading voice of acerbic Millennial angst, he's performed on "Chelsea Lately," IFC and nearly every comedy fest that matters. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Fri. $25. Largo-la.com.
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February 15, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
The blue glow of a smartphone lights "Cradle Your Device," the first song on singer Tom Brosseau's new album, "Grass Punks. " A compact, personal protest featuring acoustic guitar, accompaniment by producer and Nickel Creek co-founder Sean Watkins and Brosseau's gentle tenor, the song captures an intimate 21st century moment in bed with a preoccupied lover - and her device. With wit, honesty and dueling acoustic guitars propelling it, the North Dakota-born, Los Angeles-based Brosseau details the problem: "Something has come between us, and no, it ain't what you think," he sings, ruling out infidelity.
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April 19, 2012
COMEDY Richard Lewis' bone-dry humor has made him a stand-up and TV special staple for years, but he earned a younger fan coterie for his regular "Curb Your Enthusiasm" appearances. This intimate Largo gig is a chance to catch one of the greats in a perfect room for his droll tweaking of society and himself. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $35. largo-la.com.
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December 16, 2013 | By Randall Roberts
Near the end of the first of Jeff Tweedy's four-night residency at Largo in Los Angeles, the Wilco founder started discussing the set like he was doing a post-game interview.  "There wasn't anything left to give," he wryly observed,  phlegmy and on the verge of a cold with a throat that over the evening had started to break. "I feel like I left my best stuff out there on the field," he added. He was kidding, but the Chicago-based rock/folk/country guitarist and songwriter had a point.
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June 28, 2012
A comic who specializes in a taboo-busting form of mischievously delivered shock and awe, Sarah Silverman's profile isn't quite as sky-high as when she was inspiring complimentary magazine profiles in the wake of her one-woman-show-turned-movie "Jesus Is Magic," but she still has a sharp eye for digging into sacred cows. Here she'll be joined by a roster of guests that includes Natasha Leggero, Eddie Pepitone and more. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Thurs., 8:30 p.m. $25. http://www.largo-la.com .
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June 7, 2012
MUSIC There's working-class venom in Kurt Vile's lyrics, and each arrangement is carefully laid out with the most sharply intricate of electric guitar leads. Vile doesn't sing so much as slur, but the feel is one of effortlessness rather than laziness, as if this bitter slacker has no choice but to stand on stage with his guitar. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Thu. $25. largo-la.com.
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March 14, 2013
With a show somewhere between improv comedy and free jazz, Reggie Watts deconstructs entire mediums of storytelling with his singular (and hilarious) compositions. Riffing on his pop-culture prowess and flair for the absurd, he uses a vocal-looping device to create a stream-of-consciousness swirl of biting, irreverent gags (that have the benefit of being pretty catchy in the end). Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Thu. $25. largo-la.com .
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July 12, 2012
COMEDY Already one of the top performers today who took stand-up comedy into rock clubs in the '00s with the Comedians of Comedy Tour (also featuring Zach Galifianakis, Maria Bamford and Brian Posehn), Patton Oswalt made the leap into new corners of his craft since reaching greater fame in films such as Pixar's "Ratatouille" and "Young Adult. " Honed by his experiences as a new father, his latest album "Finest Hour" is aptly named, and here at his monthly set at Largo he'll be joined by fellow comics who will surely keep the laughs coming.
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November 4, 2011
John Hodgman "That Is All" book release with special guests Where: Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd. When: 8:30 p.m. Friday Price: $35, includes copy of book Info: http://www.largo-la.com
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February 14, 2013
Make comic genius Paul F. Tompkins your valentine during his one-night-only, V-Day special, "A Valentine's Day Beyond Belief. " Joining him are thrilling, married mediums Frank and Sadie Doyle. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Thu. $25. (310) 855-0350; http://www.largo-la.com .
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November 23, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Bill Cosby, 76, has a concert special Saturday -- his first such TV show in 30 years, though he hasn't been exactly out of sight in the meantime. There were a couple of sitcoms, and a mystery series, and lately, he has become a favored guest on Jimmy Fallon's "Late Night. " That he is effecting this return via Comedy Central, home of "Workaholics," "Drunk History" and "Inside Amy Schumer" and many stand-up hours featuring comedians less polite than himself is something he has a little comic sport with at the top. It is a sit-down, rather than a stand-up, performance.
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November 19, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Neil Finn says he has something special up his sleeve for his sold out solo show on Tuesday at Largo at the Coronet Theatre. To help him pull back the curtain on several songs from his forthcoming album “Dizzy Heights,” Finn is bringing along seven string players to replicate orchestral arrangements from the album, which finds him exploring strings more expansively than the New Zealand rocker has on previous solo efforts or in his days fronting...
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July 17, 2013 | By August Brown
Tuesday night, a " band of robbers" caused a fracas on the streets of Hollywood. Inside the Fonda Theatre nearby, comedian Eric Andre was making a melee of his own. The absurdist mock-talk-show host has become a staple of Adult Swim, with his sendups of late-night yuk fests that usually spiral into delirious nonsense before the walk-on music is over. At the Fonda, the crowd scampered across the floor to get out of the way of Andre's first act -- running around in a white suit while spraying ketchup, throwing food, diving into collapsible furniture and throwing huge bricks of bar straws at his own fans.
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June 7, 2013 | August Brown
About a year ago, the musician Jack Kennedy was on a tour, in a manner of speaking. The local disco-pop antagonist rode Greyhound buses making Alan Lomax-style field recordings of amateur musicians along the byways of America. He'd tape their performances and interview them for his podcast "Night Bus Radio," a low-fi documentary series sponsored by the streaming service SoundCloud. "That's where I learned how interesting everybody really is," Kennedy said, kicking back beneath the kitschy goth-erotica paintings in the Echo Park performance space Echoes Under Sunset.
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April 4, 2013
Deadpan has a demigod, and his name is Demetri Martin. The young comic rose to fame with his TV show "Important Things With Demetri Martin," and has since carved a cottage industry out of his fusillade of one-liners with a delivery as a dry as a desert afternoon. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Fri. $25, largo-la.com.
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March 18, 2013 | By August Brown
The L.A. duo The Milk Carton Kids have the interesting distinction of being just as famous for their live banter as for their music. It's no accident that Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan's act has risen in the ranks of Largo's folk-comedy crossover: part Smothers Brothers cheeky repartee, part Conchords -ian self-awareness about singer-songwriterdom, the time between their songs at shows can be just as compelling as the music.   But the music is even better. On their debut  album "The Ash & Clay" for Anti- , the duo makes four sounds - two voices, two acoustic guitars - sound as big as a prairie.
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March 22, 2012
COMEDY After a split from wife Katy Perry, the libertine British comedian and actor Russell Brand is throwing himself back into his work with a new round of small-show stand-up gigs. His scabrous, self-deprecating tales should be extra-charged at this show. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $25. Largo-la.com.
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November 8, 2012
There will never be another Prince, but Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum make a good go at it with their cover band Princess. The two actors and musicians will tackle the Purple One's catalog at this genuine homage to guitar shredding and droll sex appeal. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8L30 p.m. Sat. $30. largo-la.com.
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March 14, 2013
With a show somewhere between improv comedy and free jazz, Reggie Watts deconstructs entire mediums of storytelling with his singular (and hilarious) compositions. Riffing on his pop-culture prowess and flair for the absurd, he uses a vocal-looping device to create a stream-of-consciousness swirl of biting, irreverent gags (that have the benefit of being pretty catchy in the end). Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Thu. $25. largo-la.com .
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March 7, 2013
Check out the new musical collaboration of singer-songwriter Aimee Mann and indie rocker Ted Leo. Called #BOTH, the project places the talents of the two artists in perfect harmony in a not-to-be-missed, limited time engagement. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat. $30. (310) 855-0350; http://www.largo-la.com .
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