December 16th, 2010 5:33 pm | by MARK ZUSMAN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP

Voodoo Doughnut's Tres Shannon Reviews Storm Large in Los Angeles

Storm Large of Storm and the Balls at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, November 2006 photo by Elisa Sherman

For several weeks now, Storm Large has been appearing on stage in L.A. at the Mark Taper forum, in a revue called "Harps and Angels" of songs by Randy Newman, the pop singer/composer/pianist. Large performs along with Michael McKean and Katey Sagal (best known as the mom on Married . . . with Children). The reviews? The Los Angeles Times did a strange thing and reviewed the show by asking Newman what he thought. Newman, not surprisingly, was positive, saying "I don't have a face that's got a smile painted on it in any sense," he said. "It's a difficult effort for me, these [facial] muscles. But I was happy on the inside. Some things I loved, and I think it'll be an entertaining evening."

The L.A. Weekly sent a real reviewer, who was quite taken with the show, calling it "smart and absorbing," though it didn't mention anything specifically about Storm.

Unsatisfied, we asked Tres Shannon, the co-founder of Voodoo Doughnut, to help out. We learned he was headed to L.A. to see the show so asked him to write his observations. Here goes:

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  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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