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Koban and Pizza


Bands With Cats- Koban with Pizza!

by Cheena Jean Normandin

Person’s name: Sam Buss and Brittany Westgarth

Band Affiliation: Koban

Instrument: Britt plays bass and Sam plays guitar, and both sing and program drums/synths.

Cat’s name:

Her given name is Chloe, but we call her Pizza… Sam also calls her Toby (short for Tobias). Sooo who knows really…?

Cat’s origin story:

We wanted to test out cat ownership so we started fostering her through Vokra; but then we fell in LOVE. She’s from the back alleys of Surrey and is a mixed breed.

Koban's Britt and Sam.

Koban’s Britt and Sam.

What’s your cat’s theme song?

The slowed down version of Gimme Pizza by Mary Kate and Ashley Olson.

Where is the strangest place your cat has fallen asleep?

In my pillowcase (crammed next to the pillow).

If your cat had a super power what do you think it would be?

Mind Control or Ice Breath.

What kind of cartoons does your cat like to watch?

Anything that is critical, like Daria  

Has your cat got up to anything particularly noteworthy in it’s 9 lives?

Once she ate an entire bag of fish heads and a pretzel bun.

Is your cat more likely to fall asleep on a pile of cassettes or a stack of records?

Records! Smoother and better for reclining.

When you’re at work, what do you think our cat puts on the stereo?

Probably the soundtrack to Eraserhead.

If you could read your cat’s mind, what do you think it would reveal?

“To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.”






And they have upcoming shows super soon at:

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Arts Collective Fundraiser at the Pissfactory on Nov. 23 and Body Heat (at a secret location) on Nov. 30.

Previously on Bands With Cats:

Lying Eyes

Juvenile Hall

Tough Age


Sex with Strangers

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