A crowd makes Noise for the Needy
photo by Andy Smull
Ever feel guilty about going to more than a few shows in a week? Or how about two shows in one night? It seems there’s always work you could be doing, friends you could be meeting, or family you’ve been neglecting. If this sounds like you, be prepared to rawk with impunity! This coming week is chock full of guilt-free shows that will actually make you feel better about yourself for attending.
From Tuesday, June 5, through Sunday, June 10, Seattle hosts Noise for the Needy, a nonprofit organization with roots in sunny CA but now an annual even in the Northwest. This year, Okkervil River headlines the event. Over the six nights, six venues offer eleven shows of stellar acts like The Whoremoans, The Cops, CSS, The Lights, Das Llamas, Tall Birds, Sera Cahoone, Cancer Rising, and many others. Check the schedule and plan your week.
This year’s worthy recipient is Rise n’ Shine, a Seattle organization that provides emotional support programs, stability, advocacy, and AIDS education for children and teens affected by HIV and AIDS. You can purchase tickets online, and be sure to participate in the online auction that has already begun!To sample the feel-good rockness, peep this clip from the opening party at the Sunset Tavern on April 19, featuring The Cops:
On Saturday, June 2, KEXP presents the next Audioasis Live Remote Broadcast and Benefit Show at High Dive. Get your groove on with Ghetto Pony while helping support Youth Force, a local non-profit that helps low income and minority teens develop the skills, knowledge and experiences they need to succeed in high school, college, and beyond.
Sharing the bill with the Montreal’s Ghetto Pony are local bands Mob Law, High Violets, Sister Psychic and a reunited Peter Parker.
The show starts at 6 pm and costs a mere $8, which goes directly to Youth Force!
Also going on this weekend is the Georgetown Music Festival, also featuring a terrific lineup, including The Supersuckers, Voyager One, BOAT, Iceage Cobra, Hypatia Lake, The Trucks, and Earlimart, and that’s just part of the incredible lineup.
A part of the proceeds of festival go toward Edward Reed Arts, a Georgetown-based non-profit that “strives to support independent artists as business owners that are self supporting.”
Daily tickets for the Georgetown Music Festival are $15 each at the door, but you can pick up a weekend pass for $25. Two of the four stages are all-ages, so bring your family.
That should give you plenty to do this next week and a lot to make yourself feel good about helping to promote worthwhile causes, but if you’re still aching for more, KEXP recommends Damien Jurado at the Tractor and Joy Wants Eternity at the Sunset Tavern on Friday, and Gerald Collier also at the Tractor on Saturday.
Briefly, here’s what’s going on in local news…
BOAT – The Bar Is Too Low To Fail (MP3)
Arthur & Yu – Come To View [Song For Neil Young] (MP3)
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