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Noise for the Needy 2011 Lineup

April 27, 2011

The time has come for Noise for the Needy’s 2011 addition. If you don’t know what Noise for the Needy is all about, check out what we had to say when we introduced them to our readers last year:

Noise For The Needy has become a staple in Seattle’s Summer festival line-up, but this festival is about so much more than the music alone.  Back in 1991 Noise For The Needy Founder Dave Green was volunteering at a  soup kitchen in his neighborhood in Southern California that was struggling to make ends meet and he decided he had to do something.  He found a solution in music, deciding that it was a great way to expose the issue to the community, specifically his fellow students.  From these humble beginnings came a festival with a purpose, that has used music to raise public awareness, and effect change in the community.

In 2004 Dave’s brother Rich Green decided to bring the Noise For The Needy spirit to Seattle. In just six years it has grown from a four band benefit at Nectar, to an event that spans the entire Seattle music scene, supported by numerous local and national artists and venues alike. – Billy McMannus

This year, NFTN is going to donate all of it’s proceeds to Real Change. Here is what Jeffrey Henry commented on their website:

“All of us at Noise for the Needy have been impressed by Real Change’s work with the homeless and low-income communities in Seattle,” said Jeffrey Henry, NFTN’s artistic director. “From the jobs they create, to the skills they offer, to their award-winning dedication to covering important issues, Real Change makes positive change happen daily.”

Check out the lineup! I’m excited to see some SSG Music faves on the list including Ravenna Woods, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Fresh Espresso, Operation ID, and more. See the full list below.

7 Jun 2011 – 8:00 PM
Detroit Cobras, Girl in a Coma, The F*cking Eagles
Neumos
925 East Pike Street

8 Jun 2011 – 8:00 PM
Brendan Perry (Dead can Dance), Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins)
Neumos
925 East Pike Street

8 Jun 2011 – 8:00 PM
NFTN Preview Party w/ DJ Toast
The Bus Stop
1552 E. Olive Way

8 Jun 2011 – 9:00 PM
Karaoke for the Needy
The Crescent Lounge
1413 E Olive Way

9 Jun 2011 – 7:30 PM
Golden Blondes, Mal De Mer, Soft Hills, Ivory in Ice World, Surrealized
Comet Tavern
922 E Pike St.

9 Jun 2011 – 9:00 PM
Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives, See Me River, Buffalo Death Beam,The Foghorns, DJ Zwickepedia
Chop Suey
1325 E Madison St

9 Jun 2011 – 9:00 PM
The Ghost of Kyle Bradford, The Warm Hardies, Slow Skate, Assumption, Illinois
Mars Bar
609 Eastlake Ave E

10 Jun 2011 – 7:00 PM
Soft Metals, Ononos, The Tempers, Sports, Spurm, USF, Fly Moon Royalty, DJ Gin & Tonic, DJ Up Above, Floyd Beastie
Underground Events Center
2407 1st Ave

10 Jun 2011 – 8:00 PM
Kelli Shaefer, Hobosexual, Youth Rescue Mission, Lizzie Huffman
Conor Byrne
5140 Ballard Ave NW

10 Jun 2011 – 9:00 PM
The Builders and the Butchers, Ravenna Woods, Yuni in Taxco
Tractor Tavern
5213 Ballard Ave NW

10 Jun 2011 – 9:30 PM
Sage, Spinning Whips, The First Times, Modern Athletics
Sunset Tavern
5433 Ballard Ave NW

11 Jun 2011 – 7:00 PM
Akimbo, Wildildlife, Black Queen, Princess, Vultures 2012, Smooth Sailing, Whiskey Tango, What What Now, DJ NIK C, DJ Blazon Stone
Underground Events Center
2407 1st Ave

11 Jun 2011 – 8:00 PM
Ganges River Band, Smokey Brights, Corespondents, Honeybear, Colt Kraft
Mars Bar
609 Eastlake Ave E

11 Jun 2011 – 8:00 PM
Special Guest, Furniture Girls, Soul Senate, Dyslexic, Cascadia 10, DJ Double Agent-O S.O.U.L.
Comet Tavern
922 E Pike St.

11 Jun 2011 – 9:00 PM
Loch Lomond, Big Sur, Goldfinch, The Horde & the Harem, DJ Doo Right
Columbia City Theater
4916 Rainier Ave S

11 Jun 2011 – 9:00 PM
The Pharmacy, Stickers, Blood Orange Paradise, Glitterbang
Wildrose
1021 E Pike St

12 Jun 2011 – 7:30 PM
Ramona Falls, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Land of Pines, Kithkin
The Vera Project
305 Harrison St

12 Jun 2011 – 8:00 PM
Nalgas Bukkake (members of Master Musicians of Bukkake & Skerik), This Blinding Light, Operation ID, Midday Veil, DJ Veins
Comet Tavern
922 E Pike St.

12 Jun 2011 – 9:00 PM
Fresh Espresso, Redwood Plan, Lisa Dank & Nark, Brite Futures, DJ Nark
Chop Suey
1325 E Madison St

12 Jun 2011 – 9:00 PM
Wayfinders, Derek Kelley & The Speedwobbles, Koko & The Sweetmeats
Cha Cha Lounge
1013 E. Pike St Seattle WA 98122

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