Noise For the Needy 2011

Before I get to hitting the books, I wanted to let you all know about a wonderful event that starts tomorrow! Noise for the Needy is a six day music festival taking place at a number of venues in the Seattle area that raises money for local charities.

“Proceeds will benefit Real Change, a reader-supported social enterprise that combines quality news, fearless social justice advocacy and non-judgemental, low-barrier employment opportunities for Seattleā€™s low-income and homeless people.

Every year, Noise for the Needy features local musicians and up-and-coming acts that are on the rise. This year, I am so happy to hear that my favorite Seattle University student band Kithkin will be performing alongside Ramona Falls and Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band on June 12th at my favorite all ages music venue The Vera Project. Also performing during this week is my dear friend Lizzie Huffman! Other bands you should check out include Brite Futures, Fresh Espresso, The Builders and the Butchers, and Ravenna Woods. For the full schedule and calendar click here.

Noise For the Needy is excellent at predicting up-and-comers! Artists and bands that have performed at the fest include: Baths, Boat, Common Market, Crystal Antlers, Fences, Feral Children, Goldfinch, Head Like a Kite, Hey Marseilles, Mad Rad, Matt & Kim, Miike Snow, Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head (now Brite Futures,) Post Harbor, Speaker Speaker, Talib Kweli, The Album Leaf, The Maldives, The Pharmacy, The Pica Beats, Throw Me the Statue, Tiny Vipers, Viper Creek Club, Visqueen, Wild Orchid Children, and Yacht. These are just names that I’m familiar with or that I listen to though. For the full list, click here.

To learn more about Noise for the Needy, visit their website for all the information.

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