Kristian's Concert Dates

Kristian Hoffman

This page lists concerts at which Kristian Hoffman plays live, either performing as the headliner or in support of any number of Stellar Luminaries to whom he lends his diverse musical talents. This page also lists all forms of Scandalous Public Entertainments in which Kristian Hoffman plays a part, including films, art shows, and general brouhahas.

Future Gigs
(these are listed in reverse chronological order)

    Kristian Hoffman

  • Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

    Join Kristian for his Official Los Angeles "FOP" Record release party!

    Please join your hostess Ann Magnuson at the M Bar in glamorous Hollywood to celebrate the release of Kristian's long awaited fouth solo album, "FOP"!

    Kristian will be backed at this rare performance by his fabulous band, the Rock Gods. The incredible Timur Bekbosunov will open with his band The Dime Museumwho just coincidentally have released a new album which contains FIVE Hoffman compositions!

    There will be surprise guests and free posters, and of course, copies of FOP to purchase!

    It is an EARLY show: 8:30 - 12:30! The $5.00 cover gets you a free drink! Put it in your calendar NOW!!!!!

    Kristian Hoffman

  • Thursday, October 7th, 2010

    Join Kristian for his Official New York City "FOP" Record release party!

    Please join Kristian at the Bowery Electric in New York City to celebrate the release of his long awaited fouth solo album, "FOP"!

    Legendary Musical director Joe "Loser's Lounge" McGinty will supply his crackerjack all-star backing band when Kristian performs a set of his latest material.

    Joe McGinty will also open the show with his latest project: the wonderfully melodic (as usual) McGinty & White! What an honor!

    There will be surprise guests and free posters, and of course, copies of FOP to purchase!

    It is an EARLY show: 7:30 - 10:30! Put it in your calendar NOW!!!!!

  • Wednesday, May 23rd, Through Sunday, May 27th

    Kristian plays keys with Andrew as he tours beautiful exotic SPAIN! Be sure to check out Andrew's News Page page for more details and links to the venues! Ole!

    May 23 2007 10:00P
    Sala Wurlitzer (Madrid) Madrid
    May 24 2007 10:00P
    Colegio Mayor Luis Vives Valencia, Valencia
    May 25 2007 10:00P
    Sala Monasterio Barcelona
    May 26 2007 10:00P
    La lata de Bombillas Zaragosa
    May 27 2007 9:00P
    Kafe Antzokia Bilbao

  • Friday, May 18th, Two Shows: 9:30 & 11:30

    Kristian plays keys and sings with ANN MAGNUSON at the celebrated Joe's Pub for the NYC debut of Ann's PRETTY SONGS AND UGLY STORIES SHOW!!!!
    Time for all Savvy New Yorkers to come see Ann Magnuson's REALLY BIG SHOW of her latest CD (which your humble servant produced, co-wrote, and arranged) with the incredible backing band but together by Joe's "Loser's Lounge" McGinty. Special surprise guests! Costume changes! Glam A Go Go!

    Ann Magnuson
    Joe's Pub
    425 Lafayette Street
    $20.00 (that passes for CHEEEEP in NYC!)
    Buy Tickets Here

    Even if you can't go, you can buy the fantabulous new CD HERE!

  • Tuesday, May 8th

    Kristian plays keys with the fabulous ABE LINCOLN STORY to celebrate the release of their brand new fun-filled CD "Kings of Soul Punk Swing"!
    Tuesday May 8
    1717 Silverlake Blvd.
    With special guests:
    Quazar and the Bamboozled
    8:30 - ALS plays at 9:30
    ONLY 5$!!!!

  • Friday and Saturday, April 13th and 14th

    Kristian plays keys and sings with ANN MAGNUSON - in her PRETTY SONGS AND UGLY STORIES SHOW!!!!
    Time to come see Ann Magnuson's REALLY BIG SHOW of her latest CD (which your humble servant produced, co-wrote, and arranged) at the wonderful Steve Allen Theater, conveniently located right here in Silverlake/Los Feliz!!!

    With the fabulous all star ANN MAGNUSON BAND:

    1. Joe "Non Credo, Double Naught Spy Car" Berardi: Drums

    2. William "El Vez, The Glendale Symphony Orchestra" Bongiovanni: Bass

    3. Dave "Abby Travis Band, El Vez, Jane Wiedlin's Downtown Sensation" Bongiovanni : Guitar

    4. Jonathan "Jigsaw Seen" Lea: Guitar

    5. Lisa "Candypants" Jenio: Flute and FABULOUS backing vocals

    6. Kristian "It's All About Me" Hoffman: Keys and musical direction

    PLUS: SPECIAL GUEST PRINCE POPPYCOCK, APPEARING AND SINGING AS HIMSELF!!! And rumor has it I may be singing a song myself!

    Click to PURCHASE TICKETS ON-LINE and for DIRECTIONS.There is a parking lot behind the theater!

    The Steve Allen Theater
    4773 Hollywood Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
    (323) 666-4268

    Mini tour alert! Kristian plays keys with the fab Abby Travis Band on a mini tour opening for KMFDM! Abby Travis on first of 3 bands, get there early!
  • Saturday, October 28th
    Mezzanine - San Francisco, CA - 21+

  • Friday, October 27th
    The Henry Fonda Theater - Los Angeles, CA

  • Thursday, October 26th
    House Of Blues - San Diego, CA - 21+

  • Tuesday, October 24th
    House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA - ALL AGES

  • Sunday, October 22nd

    Kristian plays keys with Ann Magnuson and a host of guest luminaries, including superstar Rufus Wainwright, when Ann hosts the 30th anniversary bash gala for New York's legendary performance space, PS1.

  • Thursday, September 28th

    Kristian plays keys with Abby Travis and Dave Bongiovanni at special Film Noir-esque semi-acoustic dark cabaret set at a private show in downtown LA.! Besides loads of stuff from Abby's great new CD "Glittermouth", the set's rare selections include Kristian's own "Hope" from Abby's CD "Cutthroat Standards and Black Pop" and Kristian and Abby duetting on "God If Any" from Kristian's "&". Email for address and password.

  • Saturday, September 2nd

    Kristian does a set with his band, the fabulous Rock Gods, and then joins headliner Carolyn Edwards on keyboards for a few lovely tunes from her fantastic new CD. Paula Kelly will be handling guest vocals with Kristian on the "&" classic on "Get It Right This Time"!

    In the fabulous bar at Taix French Restaurant
    1911 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90026
    (213) 484-1265
    9:30 PM - FREE!

  • Sunday, July 30th

    Kristian plays keys in the Abby Travis Band at the record release party for her latest CD "GLITTERMOUTH" (which features some songwriting, loads of keyboard playing, and several vocal arrangements courtesy of Kristian himself) at the fabulous Olde Tyme El Cid Show Restaurant in Silverlake: the historic restaurant with the magical terraced gardens and the atmosphere of Flamenco Dancers and Cadillac margaritas. The last time Kristian graced this intimate stage was by request, playing “God If Any” to the birthday girl at the birthday party of actress/goddess/legend Laurie Metcalf, so good vibes abound.

    Abby Travis Record Release Party, Sunday July 30th


    4212 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90029  
    (323) 668-0318

  • Thursday, July 27th

    Kristian's FIRST solo gig in San Francisco EVER!

    Due to the intervention of the lovely and adorable Luis Illades of Pansy Division, Kristian has his first solo gig in San Francisco, on the same bill as the latest musical muse in his checkered life, Superstar Mink Stole. Unfortunately, Kristian's usual band, the Rock Gods, are mostly unavailable, so you'll get a rare chance to hear Kristian in full-on cabaret/songwriter mode, accompanied only by his own keys and the guitar stylings of Dave Bongionvanni. But don't be fooled - Kristian will still rock in a glam fashion.

    Then Kristian plays keys in headlining act Mink Stole's band, which at this point consists of Kristian, George Baby Woods of Candypants fame, and the redoubtable Dave Bongiovanni!

    All this at the fantastic and atmospheric Cafe Du Nord, one of "Frisco's" most fabalicious venues.

    PHONE: 415.861.5016
    FAX: 415.861.7374

    Café Du Nord is located on the north side of Market Street, next to the Shell Gas Station at 15th Street

  • Sunday, July 23rd

    Kristian plays keys with Jane Wiedlin and The Down Town Sensation!
    This will be a KBIG 104 sponsored AIDS benefit on the Paramount Lot (!) and Deborah Gibson will also perform! More details TBA!

  • Friday, July 14th

    Kristian plays keys with Ann Magnuson!
    at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh!
    More details TBA!

  • Thursday, June 29th

    Kristian SINGS with the legendary GUN CLUB!

    Kristian has been asked to sing one or two songs with the remaining members of the fabulous Gun Club from their masterpiece first album "The Fire of Love" (and yes, he confesses he's actually had sex to some of those songs!) at the world premiere of their new documentary "The Fire of Love" which coincidentally is the opening night of the Don't Knock The Rock Festival.




    REDCAT is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles at 631 W. 2nd St., on the northeast corner of the intersection with Hope St. We are housed in the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex but have our own separate street entrance on 2nd St.

    Call: 213.237.2800 Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

  • Thursday, June 8th

    Kristian plays keys with ABBY TRAVIS!
    At THE The Viper Room
    8852 Sunset Blvd.
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
    phone(ticket purchasing)............... 310.358.1881
    phone(schedule information)......... 310.358.1880
    A Brand new, much more RAWKING GLAM Abby Travis show. Abby on bass and singing with Kristian on keys, Dave Bongiovanni on guitar and Mike Bennet on drums! Set time and price TBA.

  • Thursday, May 18th

    Kristian plays keys with CANDYPANTS!
    at Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson Theater
    6539 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90038
    CANDYPANTS is the musical guest at Sit 'n' Spin, an evening of comedy readings. It's free, but you have to have reservations. Call 323-960-5519. The theater is small, so it fills up fast!

  • Wednesday, May 3rd
    Covenant House, West Virginia

  • Sunday, April 23rd

    Blast! [3] - A benefit to support sound. and SASSAS
    SASSTER BLASTER event ticket: $300
    includes a Dave Muller iPod Shuffle
    with individually customized playlist and a one-year SASSAS membership

    Sunday, April 23rd, 2006, 4-8pm
    at the home of Elyse and Stanley Grinstein in Brentwood
    address provided with ticket purchase

    Featured pick by Flavorpill and the LA Weekly!
    Pick from the LA Weekly: "....The Society for the Activation of Social Space Through Art and Sound (SASSAS) is a nonprofit foundation furthering the fortunes (snurk) of experimental music in L.A. To that infinitely honorable end, this benefit sees doyenne and/or diva Ann Magnuson accompanied by Kristian Hoffman, modern artist/cultural coroner Mike Kelley, and the debauched punk-mariachi stylings of Los Super Elegantes. Also: customized iPods, an auction of artwork by John Cage and Joseph Beuys, brown-sound pioneer Martin Kersels, sloganeer Barbara Kruger, and a poster signed by the late microtonal composer Lou Harrison on his 70th birthday Ñ which you'll want to put up next to your Misfits poster for the full Saved by the Bell experience." (David Cotner)

    Purchase tickets online: BLAST!
    Cost: $50 general, $30 SASSAS members and students (with ID)

  • Saturday, April 22nd

    Evidence Room Theater
    2220 Beverly Boulevard
    Los Angeles, California 90057
    Box Office: 213 381 7118

    A Weekly Soap Opera Serial called "THE STRIP", which the L.A. Times highly recommends, calling it "R. Crumb Meets the Cockettes on a bender!"
    Justin Tanner writes an episode called "The Pink Zone, which this week features Mink Stole and Brendan Smith singing the Kristian "&" classic "Get It Right This Time".
    Kristian will be accompanying them on keys, along with Paula Kelly on bass, and it's rumoured that Lisa Jenio will show up to sing harmonies.
    Also featured is Abby Travis as an amnesiac country superstar!

    11:00 P.M.

  • Sunday, March 26th
    Immaculate Heart at the AFI Campus

    2021 North Western Avenue at Franklin, Hollywood

    5:00-8:00 P.M.

    Kristian's friend Charlotte McGinnis is having a benefit to offset the exorbitant medical costs of having cancer in a Bush regime, and despite the sad pretext for the event, the show promises to be quite a fab affair with an uber-rare appearance by Paul "Pee Wee Herman" Reubens himself!

    Charlotte McGinnis was one of Paul Reubens' first comedy partners. They appeared on the Gong show five times, and won! Charlotte also appeared in Donald Kreiger's musical "Island" for which Kristian wrote all the songs - it co-starred John Fleck, Weba Garretson and Lance Loud! Charlotte was also the star of Rocky Schenck's "Shirley Jessel's Hollywood", about a desperate Hollywood never-was talk-show hostess wannabe reduced to breaking into Tovah Borgnine's apartment to examine the articles on her vanity table.

    PAUL REUBENS will host the cabaret portion of the event, which will include Kristian playing keys for ANN MAGNUSON, ABBY TRAVIS, MINK STOLE, EMILY FOLEY, PATTY FOLEY, and HIMSELF singing his recent anti-Bush musical rant "EVIL". The legendary MUMS and NEA 4 stalwart mad genius JOHN FLECK will also perform.

    ROB ZABRECKY will host the art auction which will include works by KENNY SCHARF, ROCKY SCHENCK, and many more

    There will be a silent auction for kooky vacations, studio time, and all sorts of cool stuff, and free hors d'oeuvres

    Suggested donation for all of this fab entertainment is a measly $25.00

    Parking is available at the AFI entrance on Western Avenue, just 1/2 block north of Franklin.

  • Friday and Saturday, March 24th and 25th
    "The Cavern" at Casita Del Campo
    KRISTIAN plays keys with Mink Stole and her fab-tastic band in a new version of Mink's one woman show. Casita Del Campo, 1920 Hyperion Avenue, Silverlake, 323-969-2530. Ticket price and other details TBA.

  • Sunday, March 5th
    KRISTIAN plays keys with CAROLYN EDWARDS and her star-studded band at Club Spaceland, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90001

    Also playing: the NOW PEOPLE - our very own Mumps icon designer Steve Stanley's fab band. They're so excited to be playing I thought I'd copy in toto their own loudmouthed huckster blurb:

    The Now People/Carolyn Edwards/Listing Ship/Adam Marsland's Chaos Band (feat. Evie Sands!) perform LIVE AT SPACELAND in Silver Lake. Sunday, March 5th, 2006

    After decades in suspended procrastination, THE NOW PEOPLE perform live before a studio audience at:

    1717 Silver Lake Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 USA

    Sunday, March 5th, 2006 (A.D.)

    We will be performing our self-titled album, which will be released on Parasol Records (Bird Song). The compact disc will be available for purchase in two months.

    Our special guests on stage will be:
    Carolyn Edwards
    Jorge Barba
    Julia Wolff (from RIVIERA)
    and Nick Walusko (from WONDERMINTS, BRIAN WILSON BAND)

    Also appearing are:
    ADAM MARSLAND'S CHAOS BAND (Feat. Evie Sands!) 8:00
    THE NOW PEOPLE 10:00
    LISTING SHIP 11:00

    The Now People will be giving away a very special prize to the first dozen people who arrive.


    Hope to see you there!

    (Steve Stanley, Ruby Rubens, Nelson Bragg , and Probyn Gregory)

  • Mid March ?
    South By Southwest
    KRISTIAN plays keys with JANE WIEDLIN and the fantabulous Downtown Sensation in Austin's fab music fest SXSW. They haven't even told US the specific date or venue yet. More posted as info arrives. Most certainly fried foods will be ingested. DARN! CANCELLED! We'll be thinner, but our stomachs may not be happier! Diet supplement recommended to mourners: Roscoe's Chicken And Waffles, any location.

  • FRIDAY, March 3
    KRISTIAN plays keys with ABBY TRAVIS for TWO (count 'em) fabulous sets at historic and atmospheric Miceli's Restaurant (Hollywood)

    They're remodeling the basement. Ask God for monitors please.

    Miceli's Restaurant, 1646 La Palmas Avenue, Hollywood. 323-466-3438

  • SATURDAY, February 4
    KRISTIAN plays keys as usual with CAROLYN EDWARDS(her CDs WILL be available) and the Beatle's "Flying" is rumoured to be in the set list

    Taix Restaurant, 1911 Sunset Boulevard, Echo Park. 213-484-1265

    Cost: FREE!

  • SATURDAY January 7th 2005
    Kristian plays Keys with Jane Wiedlin and The Downtown Sensation at the CES Convention in Las Vegas for XM Satellite Radio! Happy New Year, Swingers!

  • THURSDAY December 8th
    ACME 7018 Melrose at La Brea
    ANN will perform a special short set (hopefully previewing some unplugged versions of songs from the new LP she's recording with Kristian) with KRISTIAN on keys and JOE BERARDI on drums as part of NYC's Paper Magazine's THE PAPER PROJECT 2005. Free! It will be part of five days of festivities including fashion, art exhibits, gifts, parties, etc. The event will run from December 7th thru December 11th, and you're invited to hang out any day from noon until midnight. Ann's performance is likely to be on the early side, so check for schedules near the date.

  • SATURDAY, December 3rd
    KRISTIAN plays keys with the ever lovely CAROLYN EDWARDS(whose new CD you really should buy - it will make a great Xmas gift!) AND Kristian and Carolyn will DUET on SPARKS' immortal classic "Thank God It's Not Christmas". What more could you ask? Oh, you want LISTING SHIP too? You got it!

    Taix Restaurant, 1911 Sunset Boulevard, Echo Park. 213-484-1265


    Cost: FREE!

  • TUESDAY, November 29th
    MINK STOLE willbe performing a short set with KRISTIAN on keys as part of a "BALTIMORE IN HOLLYWOOD" benefit for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. In addition to warbling in her inimitable fashion, Mink will round out the evening by cohosting a special one night screening of John Waters' DESPERATE LIVING with co-star SUSAN LOWE. Plus: Special performance by JACKIE BEAT!

    BALTIMORE IN HOLLYWOOD, at the Key Club 9039 Sunset Boulevard

    Mumps record release party

    Tickets available through or by calling Key Club Box Office: 310-274-5800

  • SUNDAY, November 6th
    Carolyn Edwards is FINALLY releasing her incredible solo album, on which she was kind enough to allow me some organ noodlings, and just look at that line-up! In the ME quotient of the evening I'm not only doing a whole set with my band, but also playing in Carolyn's band - and she's going to perform the whole new album! Should be FAB FAB FAB!
    Carolyn Edwards: RECORD RELEASE PARTY! at Club Spaceland, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90001

    Cost: Free!

    Schedule: California Navels 8:00
    Candypants 8:45
    Kristian Hoffman 9:30
    Carolyn Edwards 10:15
    Listing Ship 11:15

    Visit Carolyn's website:

  • Wed, Oct. 19th
    THE DERBY, Los Feliz
    David English of the band Tribeca was kind enough to hunt me down specifically to ask me to play with him and his band at this gig. Thanks! I LOVE the Derby, and like so many wonderful things in L.A. it is endangered, threatened, and probably going to be torn down! I always thought a great motto for Los Angeles would be "L.A. - the City That Doesn't Care!" Typically they have to save every horribly grim rust-stained beige cinderblock and plaster board aluminum-windowed decaying 70's apartment building in favor of tearing down the VERY few actual landmarks we have left ! What do they have planned for the site of this famed Hollywood 30's nitery? (which also in one incarnation was Michael's Los Feliz - a steakhouse I attended every Monday night for about seven years - the Lawrence Welk type live music and ball room style dancing of my cocktail glitter garbed elder dining compatriots was so comforting and civilized! And they stocked Green Chartreuse) Why, a high priced Condo development. Surprise! Just what Los Feliz needs! Tear down what makes Los Feliz attractive - that it is a pedestrian friendly historical neighborhood with great restaurants, clubs, shops and movie theaters, in beautiful vintage buildings all in walking distance - so the people that find it attractive can move there and find that what they moved there FOR is gone. That makes sense, L.A. style! Anyway, this is not only a chance to introduce yourself to the fetchingly eccentric musical stylings of Tribeca (check out WWW.TRIBECAMUSIC.NET), and to see ME and my fabulous rock band play a full set with Mink's fabulous drummer Matt North sitting in with the Rock Gods, and a chance to savor the Derby - while it lasts! - but it's also FREE! FREE! FREE!

    Kristian Hoffman & The Rock Gods (Promptly at 8:30 - there's a high probability I'm playing across the street at Tangier in Abby's band at 10:00 the same night!) and Daniel Mackenzie
    The Derby Club
    (323) 663-8979; (323) 661-6837; (213) 480-3232; 4500 Los Feliz Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027

    The Derby's Calendar

  • Thursday & Friday September 29 & 30, & Saturday October 1
    Very excited to get to play another run with Mink for her fabulous one woman show, and to be part of her lovely band (including the aforementioned George "Baby" Woods, Dave "Every band in Silverlake" Foster, and the lovely Matt North) especially since Mink has been so supportive of me - playing so many shows with me, singing with my band, and now covering TWO of my compositions: the Mumps chestnut "Waiting For The World To Catch Up" and "God If Any"! That's a darn blessing in my book! At the Cavern Club Theater. Click on thumbnail for details:

    Mata Hari
    click for full-scale image

  • Thursday, September 22
    I got asked to be on this gay chat show on one of those new Gay themed networks. I visited the studio and it is HUGE and bustling - but they apparently don't carry it in the Los Angeles market yet. I went to their website looking for local listings to try and figure out where you CAN see it, but it doesn't seem like there's an easy way to figure that out. But anyway - should anyone be able to view it (and they show in Boston, NYC, and San Francisco at least, here's the info:

    Kristian Hoffman and the Rock Gods LIVE on "On Q Live" (and I think I'll have a brief interview as well, although I think they have as many as six guests in a 90 minute segment)
    4:30 to 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time
    Thursday, September 22
    Q Televison Network
    Here is the network's website:
    Q Television

    Apparently it's carried by Cox Communication, Time Warner Cable, and RCN cable.

  • Tuesday September 20
    Abby got the enviable slot opening for the reunion one of L.A.'s best dressed, most star studded, most outrageously glam bands EVER - also the first post punk band to cover Abba I believe. Every member is an absolute star - especially Tim (one-time Cramp - how could they let him go?) "Sugarpie" Ferris! If Celebrity Skin were only in the perceived Godhead league with X that they deserve, there'd be a lot more glamourous mincing, posing and soaring melodic invention on the scene today! Will we cover Bowie? Of course! Not to be missed! If I weren't playing, I'd be paying - and I DETEST the whole Sunset Blvd. rock scene, so that's saying something.

    CELEBRITY SKIN Reunion Tour, Abby Travis, Lily & The Ladies 7 PM $8 - $10 on the day of Show
    The Roxy Theatre, 9009 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood CA
    Concert Hotline: 310-276-2222
    Booking Info, Advanced Tickets: 310-278-9457
    All age venue. In house box office. You can charge tickets over the phone. Box office: Mon-Fri noon to 6pm. Also check Ticketmaster.
    The Roxy is on the north side of Sunset Blvd just west of Hammond Street

  • Monday, September 19th, 2005
    I FINALLY get to play my first gig on keyboards with the fabulous Candypants, (now with handsome glam genius Todd Jaeger of Marizane, and Jerry Buszek of the Sexies in the new even more fabulous line-up - but we'll miss founding member George "Baby" Woods - at least I get to see him when I play with Mink Stole!) Unfortunately it's already sold out.
    8:00 PM
    JILL SOLOWAY "Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants" Book signing: Tiny Ladies Extravaganza
    Readers include: Kathy Najimy, Six Feet's Justina Machado, Illeana Douglas and Tina Holmes, plus House's Lisa Edelstein and music by Candypants! Afterwards, food, drinks, merriment, book purchase and signing.
    Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038, 323-960-5519
    SORRY, SOLD OUT! Please come at 10:00 for the party and book signing.

Past Gigs
(these are listed in reverse chronological order)

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2005, Club Tangier

    Kristian playing in Abby Travis' band at Club Tangier, 2138 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Feliz, L.A. 323-666-8666. Here is the poster:

    Mata Hari
    click for full-scale image

  • Thursday, August 11, 2005

    at Club Tangier, 2138 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA. (323) 666-8666.

    MINK STOLE will do a Fabulous Special One Time Only cabaret performance with (who else?) Kristian Hoffman on keys.

    KRISTIAN HOFFMAN AND THE ROCK GODS will play an all Kristian Hoffman, full-length set with his fabulous backing band, and revisit some wonderful chestnuts from the recently released "Mumps - How I Saved The World" DVD/CD set. See

    Headlining the show, ANN MAGNUSON will do a fabulous set previewing many of the new songs she and Kristian have written over the last year or so, peppered with a few old favorites, and backed up by the ever popular ROCK GODS including Kristian.

  • Friday, August 5, 2005: Bricktops

    A panicked note from Kristian:
    BRICKTOPS IS CLOSING! In the usual tragic fashion, the building that houses The Parlour Club has been sold, and everyone is being kicked out.

    So this Friday IS THE LAST BRICKTOPS SHOW EVER - at least for a few months so Miss Vaginal Creme Davis can see if she can find another suitable venue - good luck!

    To celebrate/mourn this seminal event, loads of people who have made Bricktops their second home will be performing short loving farewell sets. It should be an incredible emotional evening in the only club where I can truly say I've NEVER had a bad time.

    I will be playing keyboards for MINK STOLE while she channels Edith Piaf with her show stopping redition of "Je Ne Regrette Rien". Then I will sing and play "God If Any". Then I will accompany KIRA VOLLMAN (Non-Credo) whose incredible Yma Sumac range makes her the perfect choice to sing my song for Klaus Nomi "Total Eclipse".

    Please come - wear something fancy and embarrass yourself! You'll hear about the show you missed for years if you don't!

    7702 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90046, (between Fairfax and La Brea at Stanley). 323 650 7968

  • Tuesday, August 2, 2005

    International Pop Overthrow.

    Kristian Hoffman and his band play an all-Kristian Hoffman set.
    At: Spaceland; 1717 Silverlake Blvd. Los Angeles; (323) 661-4380. Admission: $8.
    8:30 The January Taxi
    9:00 Kristian Hoffman
    9:30 The Green and Yellow TV
    10:00 All Hours
    10:30 Astra Heights
    11:00 The Waking Hours
    11:30 Telecast

  • Friday, July 29, 2005
    Kristian plays in Velvet Hammer band at The El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA (Between La Brea and Fairfax). 323-936-6400.

  • Sunday, July 24, 2005

    Kristian is now playing in recent Boston transplant Paula Kelley's wonderful band, with Mink Stole drummer Matt North.
    Part of International Pop Overthrow.
    The Joint, 8771 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles; 310 275-2619
    Admission: $6
    1:30 Dave Aaronoff
    2:00 Sweetness
    2:30 Ad Frank and the Fast Easy Women
    3:00 Paula Kelley
    3:30 The Black Watch
    4:00 Marc Danzeisen
    4:30 Corin Ashley

  • Thursday, June 30, 2005

    KRISTIAN HOFFMAN and PAUL RUTNER (original Mumps) will be joined on stage by Pierre Smith, Dave Bongiovanni, and Ernesto Garcia for a set of all original Mumps songs. Surprise guest singers TBA. New CD/DVD sets will be available -- one day before official release. At Club Tangier, 2138 Hillhurst Ave Los Angeles, CA. (323) 666-8666. Visit the new Official Mumps Website for more on Mumps.

    Mumps record release party
    click for full-scale image

  • Friday, June 24, 2005
    Kristian plays in Velvet Hammer band at the The El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA (Between La Brea and Fairfax). 323-936-6400.

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2005
    Kristian playing in Abby Travis' band and in Mink Stole's band at Abby's club "Mata Hari" at Club Tangier, 2138 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Feliz, L.A. 323-666-8666. Mink Stole is threatening to cover fab Mumps chestnut "Waiting For the World To Catch Up."

    Mata Hari
    click for full-scale image

  • Friday, June 10, 2005
    Kristian playing keyboards in Carolyn Edwards' band at Taix French Restaurant. 1911 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. (213) 484-1265.

  • Friday, June 3, 2005
    Playing at Bricktops, 7702 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 323-650-7968 with Carolyn Edwards. Kristian backing Carolyn up on two songs, and Carolyn backing Kristian up on two songs ("You Took Advantage Of Me" and "Everything I've Got Belongs to You") and they're singing a duet ("Thou Swell") for yet another fab Rogers and Hart night.

  • Friday, May 27, 2005
    Kristian plays in Velvet Hammer band at the The El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA (Between La Brea and Fairfax). 323-936-6400.

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2005
    Kristian playing in the Carolyn Edwards Band AND the Abby Travis Band at Abby's club "Mata Hari" at Club Tangier, 2138 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Feliz, L.A. 323-666-8666. Carolyn and Kristian will sing "Get It Right This Time" together in her set, and Abby and Kristian will sing "God, if Any, Only Knows."

    Also on the bill is outrageous drag comic genius Jackie Beat, who has the unusual attribute of also possessing an incredibly beautiful voice. Should be a great night.

    DISCOUNT COUPON HERE (tell 'em you got it at!)

  • Various Dates: March and April, 2005
    According to Palm Pictures, the film The Nomi Song will be released in several more cities during March and April. These are as follows:

    Fri Feb 18 - San Francisco, CA - Castro Theater
    Fri Feb 25 - Austin, TX - Dobie Theater
    Fri Feb 25 - Minneapolis, MN - Bell Auditorium
    Fri Mar 04 - Cambridge, MA - Brattle Theatre
    Fri Mar 11 - Seattle, WA - Northwest Film Forum
    Fri Mar 25 - Seattle, WA - Northwest Film Forum
    Fri Mar 25 - Hartford, CT - Cinestudio (Trinity College)
    Thu Apr 28 - Cleveland, OH - Cleveland Cinematheque

  • Friday, April 1, 2005
    Kristian plays keyboards for Mink Stole at Bricktops, 7702 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 323-650-7968.

  • Friday, March 11, 2005
    Kristian plays keyboards for Kristi Callan (Dave Nolte's wonderful wife whose voice was made in heaven) at Bricktops, 7702 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.

  • Thursday, March 10, 2005
    Kristian plays in the Carolyn Edwards band at Club Spaceland, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, 213-833-2843.

  • Friday, February 25, 2005
    Kristian plays in Velvet Hammer band.

  • Wednesday February 16th, 2005
    Kristian plays in Abby Travis band at "Mata Hari" at Club Tangier, 2138 Hillhurst Avenue, 1/2 Block South of Los Feliz Blvd.

  • December 9, 2004 - March 19, 2005
    Exhibit "East Village U.S.A." at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, 556 West 22nd Street (at 11th Avenue) NYC. East Village USA revisits the sprawling, renegade art scene that flourished in the East Village during the 1980s. Representing traditional media such as painting, sculpture and photography, while emphasizing the film, music and performance of the period, the exhibition will contain works by more than fifty visual artists, as well as numerous films, videos, listening stations and documentary materials. Kristian connection: Klaus Nomi's "Total Eclipse." For more info visit: New Museum of Contemporary Art.

    East Village USA
    click for full-scale image

  • Friday, February 4, 2005
    The film Nomi Song will be released theatrically in several locations. According to Palm Pictures, here are the dates and locations:

    1. Sat Jan 15 - Washington, DC - E-Street Cinema 8

    2. Fri Feb 04 - Los Angeles, CA - the Nuart Theatre
      Kristian Hoffman will introduce the film at the opening, and do a Q&A afterwards. For more info, see
      this press release.

    3. Fri Feb 04 - New York, NY - Cinema Village

  • Friday through Sunday, January 28, 29 & 30, 2005 (change of date)
    Kristian plays keyboards with Mink Stole at Casita Del Campo, 1920 Hyperion Avenue, Silverlake, 323-969-2530. Ticket price and other details TBA.

  • Thursday, January 20, 2005
    Kristian Hoffman and the Rock Gods
    The gig you've all been waiting for! Kristian plays and sings a full set of his own music with his own band. At the Scene, 806 East Colorado Boulevard, Glendale. 818-241-7029. An International Pop Overthrow event. Ages 21+. Admission for the show is $5.

    Full schedule for the evening:
    8:30 Paula Kelley
    9:15 The RBIs
    10:00 Walter Clevenger & The Dairy Kings
    10:45 Kristian Hoffman and the Rock Gods
    11:30 Hot Mute

HERE IS THE GIGS ARCHIVE: gigsarchive.htm

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