June 7, 2013 |
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.
February 10, 2011
Daughter of Loudon and sister to Rufus, Martha Wainwright's third album took a turn away from original folk tunes to a full-length tribute album to legendary French singer Edith Piaf. For two nights, the saucily voiced Wainwright re-creates the album live for an intimate Largo audience. Largo at the Coronet. 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $30. (310) 855-0350. http://www.largo-la.com .
December 6, 2012
The San Francisco comic W. Kamau Bell turned ears with his raucous and barbed FX show "Totally Biased" and his popular podcast "The Field Negro Guide to Arts & Culture" with Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid. But in stand-up form, he's at his most provocative and cutting. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. Fri. $25. http://www.largo-la.com.
November 18, 2010
Jon Brion's rambunctious Largo sets, where he plays pretty much every device capable of sonorous pleasure on a loop, have become a tradition of L.A.'s smart-pop demimonde. Come hear the most imaginative and tastefully curated gantlet of covers in the West Coast, and expect a revolving crowd of adoring alt-celebs at his feet. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 9:30 p.m. Fri. $25. http://www.largola.com.
September 25, 2012 |
Comic Tig Notaro will publish a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays with Ecco in 2015, the publisher announced Tuesday. Notaro , who has had her own 30-minute special on Comedy Central, has written for TV, has been heard on "This American Life" and regularly appeared on the full gamut of late-night shows, did a set at Largo in August that brought her special attention. Scheduled to appear for her monthly show at Largo with Louis CK as a special guest, Notaro first went to a doctor's appointment.
July 25, 2011
EVENTS Smurf Day at L.A. Zoo Are there enough blue creatures in the world? We've always thought there could be more. Sprucing up the zoo and celebrating the release of the film "The Smurfs," the creations from Belgian cartoonist Peyo will be meeting visitors, beginning a week of Smurf-related events in L.A. As a bonus, enjoy the blue animals at the zoo, including the blue-and-gold macaw, Sclater's blue-eyed lemur, and blue peafowl....
March 18, 2013 |
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.