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.
June 21, 2012
COMEDY Garfunkel & Oates is a duo of very funny songstresses who will bring big laughs to Largo on Friday. Kate "Oates" Micucci and Riki "Garfunkel" Lindhome will sing their hearts out with lyrics as clever as they are witty. Special comedian guests will add sass to the evening. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m. Fri. $25. (310) 855-0350; http://www.largo-la.com.
April 5, 2012
MUSIC The composer Clint Mansell is best known for his haunting, claustrophobic scores to Darren Aronofsky's thrillers. Here he'll perform with the Sonus Quartet to celebrate the release of his new album, a soundtrack to Massey Tajedin's "Last Night. " The group will play from that album and from throughout Mansell's career. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $30. largo-la.com.
January 18, 2013
The Chicago-based singer/songwriter/violinist Andrew Bird has pared back his self-consciously virtuosic playing and focuses on perfect sounds and turns of melody. During his live sets, Bird builds rafters-shaking string arrangements with the aid of a looping pedal, but on record he treats his violin as one complementary instrument among many. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Thu.-Fri. $40. largo-la.com.
October 6, 2011
Nick Lowe focuses on continuing to hone his skills, the results of which are evident on his wryly (as usual) titled new album, "The Old Magic," which comes out as he embarks on a string of North American shows opening for Wilco. After that, he'll do a handful of solo shows, including Friday at Largo. As with his previous studio collection, 2007's "At My Age," the new album is a collection of elegantly mature, astutely sophisticated pop songs from an artist who clearly is no longer one of the new kids on the block — and utterly pleased not to be. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
January 17, 2013 |
Wednesday night at Largo on the first night of violinist, singer and songwriter Andrew Bird's three-night stint, he and his two-man band encircled a single microphone as though they were performing for a 1930s radio broadcast. Framed by the red velvet of Largo's curtains and backdrop, Bird harmonized while imagining the end of the world, and a sold-out audience in the little theater sat quietly rapt. “It's gonna rain Champagne and the hills are gonna dance,” sang Bird, a skinny, urbanely handsome gentleman, as he fiddled out the minor-key moan of “When That Helicopter Comes.” Written in 2000 by the Handsome Family, the song predicts a “power in the blood” and trees that “shake and scream” as the end arrives -- followed by helicopters.
November 1, 2012 |
Adam Horovitz, known the world over as Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys, will perform at Largo at the Coronet on Dec. 2. The musician will appear as part of what the venue describes as "a great night of music and comedy on Largo's intimate stage," along with "friends and NYC sensation Bridget Everett and the Tender Moments. " Horovitz returns for one of his first public performances since the death of longtime friend and bandmate Adam Yauch , who succumbed to cancer in May. The identity of the "friends" listed as performing with Ad Rock is to be determined, but you can be certain it will be a typically varied Largo evening.