If you're in Los Angeles next-next weekend, I strongly urge you to go see Sean Nelson (of Harvey Danger) perform the songs of Harry Nilsson at The Largo's Little Room. The show is Saturday February 21 at 10pm, all ages, $15 at the door. It is literally a little room that holds less than 100 people, so you'd definitely be in for a treat. While there are lush arrangements on the finished but never released Nelson Sings Nilsson album, this'll be a stripped down guitar/piano/vocal show.
And if you're really lucky, maybe Jon Brion will jump out of the audience, scramble for a guitar, and play an impromptu solo. That's what happened during a cover of Maybe I'm Amazed when Harvey Danger played last year in the Little Room:
Nelson is also in L.A. because a film that he stars in and co-wrote called My Effortless Brilliance was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award! More precisely, it's the film's director Lynn Shelton up for the "Someone to Watch" Award and she's up against animator Nina Paley, who Roger Ebert's been championing here. Shelton has already garnered more attention when her follow-up film Humpday premiered at Sundance a few weeks ago to good reviews.