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“There’s so many ways to fuck up a life/I try to be original,” Liz Phair declares on her breezy new single, “Good Side,” from an upcoming album, a welcome sign of life since her most recent full-length release, Funstyle, came out in 2010. The singer-guitarist also has a new book, Horror Stories: A Memoir (Random House), a series of finely detailed and evocative autobiographical glimpses of her life, which she’ll discuss during the first portion each night of her weekly residency at Largo this month, followed by a set of music. “Come walk down some dark and mysterious paths with me,” Phair writes in the book’s prologue. “Once your eyes adjust, you’ll see that monsters are only mirrors.  There is music in the creaking trees. Deep beneath our workaday world, we are all dreaming.” Also Monday, November 18 and 25.

Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A.; Mon., Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.; $49-$69. (310) 855-0350, www.largo-la.com.

LA Weekly