Next Saturday night, my old pal, CBGB veteran Kristian Hoffman celebrates New York punk pioneers and their music, aided by his musician friends from the original scene in NYC, and his L.A. cohorts! It will feature Adele Bertei (Contortions), Cherry Vanilla, Kim Shattuck (Muffs), David Scharff (Student Teachers), Justin Tanner (Roswell Sisters), Kristi Callan (Dimebox, Cheap Chick, Wednesday Week), Steve Moramarco (Abe Lincoln Story, Hill of Beans), Abby Travis (Go-Gos, Bangles, Love Dolls), Kira Vollman (Non Credo), Liberty Larsen, Scampers (Star of Avenue 43), Crissy Guerrero (C&C Variety Hour), and Rob Zabrecky (Possum Dixon, and “Magician of the Year at the Magic Castle”) The all star CBGBs West band will include The Millionaire (Combustible Edison, Christmas), Pierre Smith (El Vez, New Marines, Ann Magnuson Band), Kim Serene (El Vez, Ann Magnuson Band), and Joe Berardi (Non Credo, Ann Magnuson Band, Megan Mullaly band, etc.) Kristian Hoffman has been musical director for Klaus Nomi, Ann Magnuson, Rufus Wainwright, and Prince Poppycock, toured with Dave Davies (Kinks), Joey Arias (Zumanity), El Vez, and many others. The first CBGBs West SOLD OUT, so get your tickets soon. Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 Trepany House at the Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd.