Seattle’s annual Noise for the Needy music festival kicked off yesterday with two great local bills including Slender Means, Coulter, Skeletons With Flesh On Them, Fences and New Faces. The festival is made up of local and national acts and features shows at venues all over town including Neumos, The Comet, Chop Suey, The Sunset, The Tractor Tavern, The High Dive and more with all the proceeds benefiting Transitional Resources. Basically, you the people get to experience great music AND help those in need. Everyone wins!
Tonight offers do-gooders/concert goers three great shows to choose from and luckily all based in Ballard so you CAN double your karma points by hitting all three:
The Tractor: Throw Me The Statue, “Awesome,” and Velella Velella.
The Sunset: Adam Stephens and the Finite Plan (from Two Gallants), Widower, Jack Wilson & The Wife Stealers, and Shane Tutmarc
Conor Byrne: Half Light, Trentalage, Cataldo, and the Cosmic Panther Land Band
Friday’s action is centered in Belltown with two great shows at the Underground Events Center (The Whore Moans, Speaker Speaker, Wallpaper and more) and the powerhouse line up at The Croc with Grand Archives, See Me River, and The Curious Mystery.
Saturday, most of the action is on Capitol Hill but good shows to note are Furniture Girls, Hotels, Born Anchors and Anomie Belle at The High Dive and tons of great guest DJs for the Emerald City Soul Club at Victory Lounge. If you choose to hang out on the Hill on Saturday, be prepared for some tough choices.
Neumos: Art Brut, & Miike Snow
The Comet: Brent Amaker & the Rodeo,* The Valley, An Invitation to Love, The Beautiful Confusion, The Thoughts
Chop Suey: Point Juncture, WA, The Pica Beats, Black Whales, and Grant Olsen (Arthur & Yu)
Wild Rose: Black Eyes & Neckties, Telepathic Liberation Army, Loving Thunder, and The Beats, Man
*According to the Brent Amaker & the Rodeo myspace page the Rodeo is cooking up some extra hoopla down at The Comet including a costume and photo contest, a dancing girl, cheap whiskey, and more. If you’re planning on catching this show, get advance tickets and don’t forget your cowboy hat as we hear prizes are involved.
If you somehow make it through Saturday night (extra points if you survived the Rodeo) don’t forget to check out Neumos who will host a helluva closer with the Constantines, Crystal Antlers, Hey Marseilles, and I Was A King.
Good luck and thanks for doing your part!