Tomorrow is the kick off of 2009's Noise For The Needy Benefit and the press is just bubbling with excitement for the wonderful cause that (fortunately for us music fans) features an AMAZING lineup... thank you to all of our stellar friends in the Seattle press for supporting such a great cause!!
Noise for the Needy music fest kicks of ThursdayBy Shawn Telford
If something new and exciting is in order, check out the dark rock sounds of Black Whales (June 13 at Chop Suey with Portland's Point Juncture, WA and the Pica Beats.)
Ear Candy's Night of Musical Madness 2009, featuring Art Brut and Brent Amaker and the Rodeo
I'll be indulging my ears in are Brent Amaker and the Rodeo with The Valley and others at the Comet Tavern and Art Brut and Miike Snow at Neumos. The great thing about both of these shows is that they are part of the annual Noise for the Needy concert series, which means the money I am spending on tickets will benefit Transitional Resources...
Rocket Queen: Mad Love
Noise for the Needy turns up the volume on mental-health issues.
By Hannah Levin
While the national acts will undoubtedly draw big crowds, the local selections at some of the smaller clubs are also very thoughtfully curated, and include wildly popular dance nights like the Mike Nipper–helmed Emerald City Soul Club (Saturday at the Lo-Fi/Victory Lounge) and some of the strongest up-and-coming acts working around town right now.
Noise for the Needy Kick-Off Party
Posted by Megan Seling
All you have to do to lend a hand is show up at a Noise for the Needy show and viola! You're a good samaritan!
Up & ComingMegan Seling
Noise for the Needy: Pt Juncture, WA; Black Whales; the Pica Beats; Grant Olsen
(Chop Suey) The great thing about this year's Noise for the Needy festival is that just about every genre gets a turn in the spotlight. So tonight, while Black Eyes & Neckties and Loving Thunder rip the roof off the Wildrose, fans of a more-mellow vibe will sway and gaze at their shoes for Portland's Point Juncture, WA. The band's shimmering and swirling songs have blasts of tambourine, horns, and harmonies that have earned them comparisons to Yo La Tengo, Stereolab, and Spoon. Openers Black Whales are one of my favorite bearded, folk-tinged acts in Seattle right now (which is saying a lot, as there are many)
Matson on MusicAndrew Matson
The defining quality of NftN is reality: The organizations it benefits really do help people, and its bands really are good.