The Coolies To Perform at ALS Benefit Concert Celebrating Life of Band Member Kim Shattuck on 3/15 in LA

Team Shattuck has joined forces with friends and bandmates of the late Kim Shattuck to put on a special ALS Benefit Concert to celebrate Kim’s life and continue her mission of creating a world without ALS. The concert will take place on Sunday, March 15th at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre beginning at 3PM, and will include performances by Redd Kross, Vicki Peterson, Kathy Valentine, Rob Zabrecky, Veruca Salt, That Dog (and friends), The Pandoras, Kay Hanley, and honeychain, along with a debut performance by The Coolies (more info below), and other special guests. Tickets go on sale today (CLICK HERE to purchase) and all proceeds will be donated to The ALS Association Golden West Chapterwhose mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.

Kim, known throughout the pop-punk community for her fierce creative spirit, passed away on October 2, 2019, due to complications with ALS. Without ever disclosing that she was suffering from the horrific disease, Kim remained committed to spreading awareness about ALS up until the end. To honor her legacy, family and friends have come together to raise money to fund research and find a cure for the disease.

The Coolies, a female punk supergroup comprised of Kim and her BFFs Melanie Vammen (The Pandoras and formerly The Muffs) and Palmyra Delran (solo artist and The Friggs guitarist), will perform live for the first time at the benefit concert in celebration of their bandmate’s life. They will be joined on stage by Annette Zilinskas (The Bangles) and Roy McDonald (The Muffs) to play tracks from the group’s recently released six-song EP, Uh Oh It’s… The Coolies.

The Coolies debut benefit EP, released last summer, included some of Kim‘s last recordings, all written by Kim in her sarcastic, yet jubilant tone. CLICK HERE to order the digital record and CLICK HERE to listen.The record went on to sell out three vinyl pressings and raised over $15,000 for ALS research. Generously backed by Little Steven Van Zandt and his label Wicked Cool Records, 100% of proceeds were donated to The ALS Association Golden West Chapter in memory of Kim.

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