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Tuesday, August 4

Wednesday, August 5

Wilco

Greek Theatre

2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

7:30pm

The acclaimed Chicago sextet has just released two special collections in conjunction with its 20th anniversary. Alpha Mike Foxtrot is a 4-CD/4-LP/DIGITAL box-set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band's extensive archives. What's Your 20? is a 2-CD/DIGITAL compilation of essential tracks culled from the band's previously released studio recordings.

Wilco concluded its touring for 2014 with a string of special concerts featuring diverse and ever-changing setlists, performing songs from every album and every stage of its career. Sets changed nightly and featured fan favorites as well as rarely-played tracks. The Chicago Tribune called opening night of a six-night residency at Chicago's Riviera Theatre "bold, imaginative and vibrant."

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THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

LARGO at the CORONET

366 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

8:00pm

"Downright Hilarious... Staggeringly Brilliant" - Time Out Chicago
"These guys set a higher standard for comedy"- The Huffington Post

The Improvised Shakespeare Company, the funniest and most critically acclaimed theatrical Improv troupe in the country, is coming to LARGO. The ISC plays regularly to sold-out crowds in NYC Off-Broadway, and was recently one of the big hits of UCB’s Del Close marathon where they played to a standing room only crowd of 700+ people. The ISC tours nationally and internationally at Performing Arts Centers and has been featured at Montreal's Just for Laughs, Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and most recently at Outside Lands in San Francisco where Sir Patrick Stewart performed with them as a special guest. The ISC has been named Chicago's best Improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner and has received a New York Nightlife Award for "Best Comedic Performance by a Group".

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Thursday, August 6

Sunset Concert: Hurray for the Riff Raff

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

7:00pm

Celebrate American roots music with Hurray for the Riff Raff, whose album Small Town Heroes was named one of the fifty best of 2014 by Rolling Stone. Bronx-born, Puerto Rican frontwoman Alynda Lee Segarra delivers husky, powerhouse vocals and beautifully crafted songs, blending gritty Delta blues, rootsy Appalachian folk, country, rock, and pop. The result is a unique stamp on the American folk tradition.

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JazzPOP: Ross Hammond’s Humanity Suite

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

8:00pm

"Hammond's opus is a remarkable effort ... it'll remind you why you started loving jazz in the first place." – Michael Roberts, Jazziz Magazine

"A monumental stew of improvisation and emotional force from guitarist Hammond and band..." – George Grella, The Brooklyn Rail

Guitarist/bandleader Ross Hammond has been at the center of the Sacramento jazz scene for more than a decade, playing infectious music that combines dreamy rock-inflected grooves with expansive free jazz escapades. His acclaimed Humanity Suite, inspired by the work of artist Kara Walker, features a sextet of heavyweight California improvisers.

Ross Hammond – guitar
Vinny Golia – winds
Catherine Sikora – tenor saxophone
Clifford Childers – trombone
Kerry Kashiwagi – acoustic bass
Dax Compise – drums

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Friday, August 7

Saturday, August 8

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