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.
March 31, 2012
Nick Offerman's 'American Ham' When : 8:30 p.m. Saturday Where : Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles Cost : $25 Info : (323) 855-0350, http://www.largo-la.com
July 17, 2013 |
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 15, 2014 |
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.