• Slideshows
  • Videos
 
MORE

The Beats of a Different Drummer

The world needs poets. It's a fact that humanity would be nothing without them. Our knowledge of everything from the Trojan War to the vagaries of romantic love and the birth of surrealism has been in the hands of our poets. Actress-author Amber Tamblyn, who grew up eating books in the company of California's best-loved Beat writers and artists, from Lawrence Ferlinghetti to George Herms, understands the importance of the oral tradition to modern culture, and in 2007 she created a big, fancy stage show to promote its potency to new audiences. The Drums Inside Your Chest returns for its fifth installment this Sunday, more badass than ever, assembling some of the best spoken-word performers and poets — and the occasional magician — working in America today. This year's all-star cast includes literary legends and National Slam Champions including "stand-up poet" Jack McCarthy, gender-bending performer Corrina Bain and urban singsong slamming firecracker Mayda Del Valle, plus the tripped-out electro-orchestral pop music of Emily Wells (pictured) and the unpredictable shenanigans of its co-hosts, charismatic poet Derrick Brown and freakishly genius comedian David Cross. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd.; Sun., Nov. 6, 7 p.m.; $25. (310) 855-0350, thedrumsinsideyourchest.com.
Sun., Nov. 6, 7 p.m., 2011

Use Current Location

Related Location

miles
Largo at the Coronet

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

310-855-0350

www.largo-la.com


Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >