Chelsea called me last night to tell me that Largo on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, which is one of our favorite music venues ever, is sort of closing/moving.
There’s more about it here:
I’ve only been to Largo once, with my friend Derek. We saw an amazing Jon Brion performance where he was joined by the amazing kids from Nickel Creek. And they played for hours, into the wee hours of the morning.
Chelsea, being from California, has been there many more times than I have. And I’ve really been looking forward to going there with her for the first time.
But alas, the move will change things.
Putting Largo into a theater kind of doesn’t make it Largo anymore, you know? But having never been to the Coronet, maybe they can still maintain the level of intimacy you got at the Fairfax location. I don’t know.
I do think it’s awesome that they booked Randy Newman.
And hopefully a bigger stage will give Jon Brion more room to have on lots more guests.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this pans out.
Best of luck to them in the move, and when all is said and done I hope Largo at the Coronet still feels like Largo.