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Cherie Currie, Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs and GayC-DC to Play a Benefit Concert at Viper Room Tonight

Highway to Help to benefit Orlando Victims

Highway to Help to benefit Orlando Victims by California Rocker

By DONNA BALANCIA – Cherie Currie, the lead singer from The Runaways, will headline a benefit for the victims of the Orlando shooting at the Viper Room tonight.

All proceeds from the event, called Highway to Help, are expected to go to Equality Florida. The Streetwalkin Cheetahs and GayC/DC will also play to help raise funds.

Currie fronted The Runaways with Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West, Jackie Fox and Vicki Blue.  Her book, Neon Angel, is available through HarperCollins.

GayCDC, the well-known, all-gay ACDC cover band, and Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, a nationally renowned, local punk rock band, will play.

For more information go to the Highway to Help Facebook page.

Punk Weekend Rocks With Cheetah Chrome, James Williamson in SF Show

Cheetah Chrome James Williamson and Streetwalkin' Cheetahs

Cheetah Chrome James Williamson and Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs – photo by Kuuguy1

By DONNA BALANCIA – It was a great weekend in California for the punks.

Cheetah Chrome and The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs hit San Francisco; Richie Ramone, The Sonics and The Dead Kennedys rocked The Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif.; and Bad Religion and Guttermouth played the Picnic in Pozo.

On a day that brought out punk rock’s best across California, the choice was difficult as inevitably, fans opted to go regional.

Cheetah Chrome

Cheetah Chrome gave a great one-off show in San Francisco – Photo © 2015 Russell Allen

Cheetah Chrome of Dead Boys fame took the stage of San Francisco’s Verdi Club stage with his West Coast Band, The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, and gave the crowd its money’s worth.

“The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs got the call to back Cheetah Chrome at this awesome punk festival and he mentioned that James Williamson would be sitting in, but to keep it secret for a while,” said Frank Meyer of The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs. “Eventually the word got out, so there were  definitely a lot of Stooges fans in the audience.

“The place was packed and Cheetah’s set was well-received throughout. Then the place went absolutely berserk when James came on stage,” Meyer said.  “People are fascinated by him.”

Chrome and the Cheetahs opened with the classic “Big Cat,” and played some favorites including the RFTT tune “Amphetamine,” “Ain’t It Fun,” with Ralph Carney from Tom Waits’ band on sax, and Williamson came on for “Raw Power” and “Search And Destroy.”

Williamson, who last January hosted the Re-Licked concert featuring Chrome and The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, had one question about the gig: “‘Ain’t It Fun’ to catch up with Cheetah Chrome?” he asked.

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See video of James Williamson, Cheetah Chrome and The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs here courtesy of Kuuguy1:

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