Filed under: Music | Tags: John Darnielle, Mountain Goats, Omar Shaukat, tiny vipers, University of Washington, UW Rainy Dawg Radio
The University of Washington’s Rainy Dawg Radio the local nonprofit college radio station run by students, was founded this very day in 2001. The Rainy Dawg is celebrating its birthday tonight at Meany Hall with an acoustic performance from John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats. The station’s general manager Omar Shaukat said Darnielle will be the most prominent musician to headline one of the station’s birthday shows in its ten years of broadcasting. Opening for Darnielle will be local musician Jesy Fortino, aka Tiny Vipers, whose 2009 Sub Pop-released full-length Life on Earth earned critical acclaim. Shaukat said that he and others at Rainy Dawg Radio loved that album and they wanted to include a local component to the show. The show starts at 8:00 PM and tickets are still available for UW students at By George for $12 and for the general public online at the link above.
Filed under: Music | Tags: Horse Feathers, john vanderslice, noise for the needy, portland cello project, the album leaf, The Maldives, tiny vipers, Visqueen, whalebones
Who says music can’t help people? After tallying all the numbers from last month’s Noise for the Needy Festival, the non-profit announced that it raised $24,781 over four nights. That money will go to Teen Feed, a Seattle-based organization that serves more than 11,000 meals each year to more 600 homeless youth in the area. According a press release, those proceeds will feed 2,500 more kids this year. Plus, all the added publicity from Teen Feed inspired 40 more people to volunteer with the organization. Maybe this year’s high-quality, highly local lineup had something to do with the event’s success: headliners included The Album Leaf, Visqueen, John Vanderslice, Portland Cello Project, Horse Feathers, Tiny Vipers, The Maldives and Whalebones.
Filed under: Music | Tags: grand hallway, noise for the needy, The Maldives, tiny vipers, Visqueen
Noise for the Needy, a five-day non-profit festival which benefits other non-profits, has announced its official lineup. The lineup is a who’s who of Seattle’s indie rock bands including Visqueen, The Maldives, Final Spins, Friday Mile, Tiny Vipers and Grand Hallway; with some national indie acts like The Album Leaf and John Vanderslice; and handful of Portlanders including Horse Feathers and Portland Cello Project. The shows will benefit Teen Feed this year, which is an organization that serves over 11,000 meals each year to over 600 homeless youth in the Seattle area. The festival is scheduled for June 10-13 at various venues in the Seattle area. Check out the full lineup at the above link.