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Interview: An Exclusive Preview of Largo at the Coronet's 2010 Schedule

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Punch Brothers performing at Largo / Photo by Lincoln Andrew DeFer
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Throughout 2009, the music and comedy shows at Largo at the Coronet continued to surprise. You never knew when a special guest such as Fiona Apple or John Paul Jones would jump on stage with Jon Brion or the Watkins siblings, and each night was a singular concert experience.

LAist recently spoke with Largo at the Coronet owner Mark Flanagan to get a sneak preview of the venue's 2010 lineup. Read on to learn about Jon Brion's new monthly schedule, Largo's bluegrass festival in March, and upcoming shows for adults and kids.

We've heard rumors about a schedule change for Jon Brion in the coming year. Will he still play on a regular basis in 2010?

We're going to mix things up a bit next year. Jon has so much work coming up—he's doing some producing work with the Punch Brothers and Of Montreal, and he'll be working on two movies back to back. Plus he really wants to finish his next solo record.

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So rather than playing every Friday night, Jon will play one Friday night per month, with the first show on Jan. 22. The other new thing we'll be doing with Jon is that once a month, probably the Thursday night before his solo Friday gig, he'll play a show with one other musician—someone like Ben Gibbard, Nels Cline, Andrew Bird or Chris Thile. And once in a while we may add a third person an hour or so into the show, just to see what that new combination would sound like.