In The Round hosted by Inara George with Eleni Mandell, Mike Viola, Mike Andrews & Special Guest Ultan Conlon

In The Round hosted by Inara George with Eleni Mandell, Mike Viola, Mike Andrews & Special Guest Ultan Conlon

Eleni Mandell, Mike Viola, Mike Andrews, & Special Guest Ultan Conlon

Wed, June 15, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Seat assignments begin at 6:00PM, Doors open for drinks at 7:00PM, Showtime at 8:30PM | When you arrive at Will Call on the night of the show, seats will be assigned first come first served, from the front of the theatre to the back. If you want to sit closer, be sure to come earlier. | NO LATE ENTRY * NO REFUNDS * NO EXCHANGES * SPECIAL GUESTS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCEL WITHOUT NOTICE

Eleni Mandell
Eleni Mandell
Critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell, who has “created an impressive body of work over the last decade” (Los Angeles Times) and whose “lyrics are lucid, exploring the elusive promise of romance with wit and moony wistfulness” (Entertainment Weekly), has released her 10th studio album, Dark Lights Up, on Yep Roc Records.

Following a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame while on tour with her two young children, Mandell was inspired by and reflected on her classic country influence. After listening to Roger Miller, who her kids fell in love with, she “was really struck by how simple his production was, and how central his voice and how open the sound was on the record. It was really organic. There aren’t a lot of layers, and the melody and his voice and the words were more beautiful for it. It made me want to de-clutter and strip away and make something simple that still sounded full and beautiful.”

With that sound in mind and at the production helm of her 10th album, Mandell entered longtime collaborator and co-producer Sheldon Gomberg’s Silver Lake studio to distill her songs down to their purest core, assembling all of the musicians together in a single room with only acoustic instruments. Cut live in just four days, the album features Mandell on vocals and acoustic guitar, Jake Blanton (acoustic guitar), Ryan Feves (upright bass), Nate Walcott (piano, trumpet, flugelhorn), and Mike Green (drums, tambourine).

“Known for her captivating, intelligent songwriter and smoky, sultry vocals,” (Glide Magazine), Mandell’s eclectic catalog spans “from skeletal, Tom Waits-ish blues-rock to whiskey-soaked alt-country to twinkling folk-pop” (LA Weekly). Her debut Wishbone was released in 1999, followed by Thrill(2000/Zedtone), Snakebite (2001/Zedtone), Country for True Lovers (2003/Zedtone), Afternoon (2004/Zedtone), Miracle of Five (2007/Zedtone), Artificial Fire (2009/Zedtone), I Can See The Future (2012/Yep Roc), and Let’s Fly A Kite (2014/Yep Roc). She’s also a member of the indie folk supergroup The Living Sisters with Inara George and Becky Stark, who have released two albums.
Mike Viola
Mike Viola
A prolific Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, producer and recording artist, Mike Viola first came into the national spotlight as founder and frontman of the Candy Butchers. After 3 albums with Sony, Mike became known for not only creating music for award-winning films (“Get Him To The Greek,” “Walk Hard,” “That Thing You Do!”), but also writing and producing for other artists (Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, Andrew McMahon, Matt Nathanson, New Politics, Fall Out Boy, Brett Dennen, Mandy Moore, Rachael Yamagata, Tim Christensen, Gin Wigmore, Jill Sobule, Dan Wilson).

Recently, after producing Ryan Adams’s grammy nominated self titled album and Jenny Lewis’s “The Voyager”, Mike spent the last year (summer 2014-summer 2015) touring the world, playing guitar for the Shining.

“Stairway To Paradise” is Mike’s latest release.(available here at the store) Stairway is a 7″ vinyl record with 4 songs produced and recorded by Ryan Adams at Pax Am studios in Los Angeles.
Mike Andrews
Mike Andrews
Michael Andrews is an American multi-instrumental musician, prolific producer and songwriter and film score composer and a member of The Greyboy Allstars. Some of his film and TV credits include Freaks and Geeks, Donnie Darko, Me and You And Everyone We Know, Walk Hard:The Dewey Cox Story, Bridesmaids, Jeff Who Lives at Home and Neighbors. He’s produced many records, some for Brendan Benson, Inara George, Metric, Gary Jules, The Greyboy Allstars and for his own solo records, "Hand on String” and "Spilling a Rainbow”. A review of "Spilling a Rainbow" aptly states "He's well known for radical remixes of materials from Joe Jackson, Tears for Fears, and others, but this is distinctively his own and heralds the kind of guy who a hell of a lot of songwriters are going to listen to. Very closely.” (Fame review)
Venue Information:
Largo at the Coronet
366 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90048
http://www.largo-la.com