Kim Shattuck tribute/ALS benefit happening w/ mems of Muffs, Veruca Salt, that dog., Bangles, Go-Go’s, more
This past fall, Kim Shattuck of The Muffs (and The Pandoras, The Coolies, The Beards, briefly the Pixies, and more) sadly passed away at age 56 after a two-year battle with ALS, just two weeks before The Muffs' final album came out. Now, some of Kim's former bandmates and a bunch of her peers are coming together to play the Goldenvoice-presented 'Celebrate The Life of Kim Shattuck: Create A World Without ALS' concert at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre on March 15.
The lineup includes Redd Kross, Veruca Salt, that dog., Vicki Peterson (The Bangles), Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's), Rob Zabrecky (Possum Dixon), Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo), Honeychain (who are fronted by current Pandoras member Hillary Burton and whose 2017 debut album was produced by Kim), sets from Kim's bands The Pandoras and The Coolies, and her Muffs bandmates Ronnie Barnett and Roy Mcdonald (who are also hosting).
Tickets go on presale today (1/23) at 10 AM local time, and the public on-sale starts Friday (1/24) at 10 AM. All proceeds will be donated to ALS Association Golden West Chapter in Kim's memory.
The Coolies (Kim plus Melanie Vammen [The Muffs, Pandoras] and Palmyra Delran [The Friggs, Pink Slip Daddy]) released the Uh Oh! It's... The Coolies EP last year, and The Pandoras (with Kim back in the band) released their first album since the '90s, Hey! It's The Pandoras, in 2018 on Burger Records. Stream those, along with the latest Muffs album and a classic Muffs video, below.