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Concert Wed Aug 06 2014
For those who may not know, Lil Bub is a very special female cat from outer space who has special needs. Lil Bub and her dude, Mike Bridavsky, have helped raise over $100,000 for animal shelters. Typically, Lil Bub's shows which have featured everyone from Whoopi Goldberg to Andrew WK to Amy Sedaris happen in a more controlled studio so Chicago was lucky to behold Bub in all her feline glory at Cabaret Metro.
In addition, this show featured a live guest, David Yow, of the band The Jesus Lizard.. The hour and a half show included Yow talking about his books with many artistic renderings + cat puns, his acting career, personal cat stories, and a little ditty he sang to Bub. Yow enjoyed a cuddle or two with Bub and told a story about a childhood black cat he had named Me Yow because his father said it would be the only cat who could actually say it's name. He also told a story about how he had seen a cat thrown out the window, rescued it but was told he couldn't take it on the bus, was late to work and was fired when he showed up with the cat.
Another special guest was famous Doug of Hot Doug's who treated Yow and Bridavsky to hot dogs they didn't have to wait three hours in line for. (Bub doesn't have any teeth so unfortunately couldn't eat one herself.) Audience members also asked questions that revealed Bub doesn't like water, she has been spayed, she has had a play date with Grumpy Cat (a cute video was also shown of this), and that her favorite song is "Tom Sawyer" by the band Rush. Yow also tried to sing a little ditty to Bub, which was very much unlike his work with the Jesus LIzard and was actually quite sweet that Bub fell asleep to.
Proceeds from this event benefited local Animal Shelter Treehouse.