CATURDAY Benefit w/ Ann Magnuson & Kristian Hoffman, LoveyDove, The World Record, Cat Museum + more

CATURDAY: A Benefit for Sante D'Or Animal Adoption and Rescue Center...

CATURDAY Benefit w/ Ann Magnuson & Kristian Hoffman, LoveyDove, The World Record, Cat Museum + more

Sat, April 27, 2013

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$10 donation at the door. Note: All set times are SHARP!

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Performances by ANN MAGNUSON & KRISTIAN HOFFMAN, LOVEYDOVE, THE WORLD RECORD & THE CAT MUSEUM (feat. ANTHONY AUSGANG). PLUS: DJ ALLISON WOLFE (Bratmobile), MC PETE HANDLEMAN (aka Pedro Pe) and PUPPETRY by GARY HOLLAND. (*Note: Jillinda Palmer will not be performing this evening) All of these animal-loving performers are donating their incredible talent and time to this show to benefit the wonderful SANTE D'OR Animal Rescue & Adoption Center in Atwater Village / Los Angeles. Learn more about their great work at

Ann Magnuson & Kristian Hoffman - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Ann Magnuson & Kristian Hoffman
No one's got more street cred than Ann Magnuson. She's a cult rock star (Bongwater), was ravished by David Bowie in THE HUNGER, seduced River Phoenix in A NIGHT IN THE LIFE OF JIMMY REARDON, cracked wise with Madonna in DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN and defined the New York 1980s underground scene with her work as a performance artist, musician and actress.

Ann has been in several bands including the sardonic folk trio Bleaker Street Incident and the heavy metal group Vulcan Death Grip. She was also, of course, the lead singer and lyricist for the psycho-psychedelic band Bongwater with whom she released five albums. Her solo album The Luv Show was released on Geffen Records in 1995 and her 2007 CD, Pretty Songs & Ugly Stories (produced and arranged by Kristian Hoffman), is currently being distributed by Asphodel Records.

Kristian will be performing with Ann at this special event.

"Sequins on the outside, punk inside: Ann Magnuson wears irony well. She makes it sparkle and shimmer - seductively, seditiously." -Daryl H. Miller, L.A. Times

"(It's) like a wonderful Dadaist trip through the cabarets of Weimar Berlin, a decadent 1930s burlesque club, 70s glam orgies, 80s downtown NYC, and the hyperreal Los Angeles of today. All at once." -Boing Boing

"Ann's as sharp as ever...the first lady of post-punk social commentary long before Miss Cho or Sarah Silverman came along" -BUST magazine

"Excellence Abounding. So instrumentally grandiose! Such exquisite melodic tension! You'd better be impressed, or I simply shan't speak to you any longer. NEW intelligent adult pop." -Greg Burk (music critic for the L.A. Times, L.A. Weekly and Village Voice) on

"A wildly experimental mischief maker, (Magnuson's) schizophrenic career has explored the edges of both alternative performance art and mainstream media. (In one of her more infamous moves, she once staged a five-hour "Tribute to Muzak" in a Whitney Museum elevator.) Magnuson teams up with talented musical director Kristian Hoffman on Pretty Songs & Ugly Stories. Billed as a "cabaret performance," Magnuson exercises her token razor-sharp wit in her ever-evolving one-woman show." -Flavorpill
LoveyDove - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
East Coast girl meets West Coast guys to create a shimmering, alluring dose of melodic pop n roll. LoveyDove melds deep soulful pop with a penetrating psychedelic groove. Azalia Snail & Dan West are LoveyDove, a supremely melodic and wonderfully harmonized/high-grade modernist pop band with top-notch Briar Dean on drums.

"This is very high-grade modernist pop from indie hero Azalia Snail and her L.A. psych/pop partner (both in music and in life) Dan West. Snail is the 20-year-plus veteran who has released more than a dozen albums of hazy psych-folk-rock, including this year’s gorgeous Celestial Respect. West has done countless sessions and has his own supremely melodic and wonderfully harmonized Sidewalk Society, whose recent Venus, Saturn and the Crescent Moon should be sought out without delay. Aside from being a cute couple, Snail and West make fantastic music together as LoveyDove.
- John Payne, LA Weekly/
The World Record - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
The World Record
The World Record's latest album Freeway Special has been a long time coming. Just over six years, as a matter of fact. The 18-song CD (+5 bonus tracks on the vinyl) did not start out such a behemoth, but as the years passed it steadily grew. The delays did have an upside—late in the game the band played a live show at the Bootleg Theater and caught the attention of Squid vs. Whale (Nada Surf, French Kicks, Radar Bros.), a boutique indie vinyl label, and a deal was set up for distribution and promotion of the album, including a release on double vinyl.

The band formed in 2003 after songwriter Andy Creighton (Apex Manor, Papercuts, Foreign Born) began passing a solo album around to friends. Soon Creighton was playing out as The World Record backed by a transient lineup that included members of The Broken West, Wildcat Wildcat, The Parson Red Heads, Dashboard Confessional, and even Toad the Wet Sprocket.

In 2006 they released Guitars Forever on Tallboy Records. Though initially somewhat overlooked, by the end of 2007 the album was appearing on best-of lists and making a surprise CMJ chart entry at #107. Aquarium Drunkard wrote: "Sure, name checking a band as the West Coast heir apparent to Big Star is a bold statement, brave in fact, but that's exactly how I've been hailing The World Record of late." During this time the song "We're #1" made appearances in several TV shows including Gossip Girl and How I Met Your Mother (and more recently Ben & Kate and New Girl). But despite praise from L.A. Times, LAist, You Ain't No Picasso and others, The World Record remained one of L.A.'s best-kept secrets, rarely venturing outside of Southern California. Freeway Special is set to change all that.

The band now consists of Andy Creighton (Guitars/Vox), Aaron Ballard (Bass/Vox), Brian James (Guitars/Vox) and Matthias Wagner (Drums). With influences ranging from The dBs, Blue Öyster Cult, The Soft Boys, and Big Star, The World Record have crafted their own take on rock and roll, relying heavily on song craft and production. Freeway Special is a collection of songs which speaks to a time when it was important to make a lasting impression, because it might be a few years before another record was available.

Freeway Special was released in October, 2012 and Come On Summer, a follow-up EP containing the 5 vinyl-only bonus tracks, was released in March, 2013.

"The band offers the instant-favorite choruses and bouncing rock rhythms favored by acts ranging from Big Star to Fountains of Wayne, with a hearty helping of sincere lyricism." - David Greenwald / L.A. Times

"These songs are full of hooks and heart and spirit and are so well written that you want to get up and dance and cheer at the sound of the first chords." - Radio Free Silver Lake

"When you name your band The World Record, you are more or less compelled to translate that sound into something successful. And if their sophomore LP is any indication, the Los Angeles band is indeed on the precipice of something truly extraordinary." - Absolute Punk
Cat Museum - (Set time: 12:30 AM)
Cat Museum
Cat Museum is a project featuring renowned artist Anthony Ausgang. Ausgang is celebrated as a pioneer of Lowbrow art. His tripped-out, surrealistic narratives feature cartoon characters in exaggeratedly provocative situations. Ausgang's art has been exhibited in art shows regularly across the world.

His artwork is on the cover of the MGMT album "Congratulations". Other commercial clients include the Boredoms (Warner) in Japan and Apollo 440 (Sony) in England. Collectors of his work include Nicholas Cage, David Arquette and Perry Farrell.

Check out his work. There are a lot of CATS in it!

He will be performing as "The Cat Museum" for this special event with Erin Olivia from Garbaj Kats & Victor Bulough.
Venue Information:
El Cid
4212 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90029