Seattle Office of Film + Music


NOISE FOR THE NEEDY KICKS OFF NEXT TUESDAY
June 6, 2011, 11:32 am
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Noise for the Needy
From June 7-12 you can support Real Change with one simple act: going to see a concert. This year’s Noise for the Needy (NFTN) music festival is spotlighting the newspaper aimed at empowering homeless individuals. Since 2004, NFTN has helped raise more than $100,000 for local non-profit organizations. Past beneficiaries include Teen Feed, New Beginnings, Urban Rest Stop, and Parent Trust of Washington. A variety of venues all over the city will host 21 shows over six days. Highlights include a dance party at Belltown’s Underground Events Center with Soft Metals, Ononos, and eight other bands, as well as an all-ages show at the Vera Project with Ramona Falls and Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. For those wanting a more interactive experience, The Crescent Lounge will host Karaoke for the Needy donate a portion of the bar sales to NFTN.

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NOISE FOR THE NEEDY 2011 TO BENEFIT REAL CHANGE

Noise for the Needy
From June 7-12 you can support Real Change with one simple act: going to see a concert. This year’s Noise for the Needy (NFTN) music festival is spotlighting the newspaper aimed at empowering homeless individuals. Since 2004, NFTN has helped raise more than $100,000 for local non-profit organizations. Past beneficiaries include Teen Feed, New Beginnings, Urban Rest Stop, and Parent Trust of Washington. A variety of venues all over the city will host 21 shows over six days. Highlights include a dance party at Belltown’s Underground Events Center with Soft Metals, Ononos, and eight other bands, as well as an all-ages show at the Vera Project with Ramona Falls and Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. For those wanting a more interactive experience, The Crescent Lounge will host Karaoke for the Needy on June 8 and donate a portion of the bar sales to NFTN. Tickets for all NFTN shows will go on sale the week of May 2. Interested in helping out? Visit the NFTN volunteer page for more information on how to get involved.

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DEATH CAB’S BEN GIBBARD TO PLAY BENEFIT CONCERT
August 9, 2010, 10:51 am
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Death Cab frontman Ben Gibbard’s playing one for the kids. His November 3 solo show at the Croc is a benefit for Teen Feed, the U-District non-profit that was the beneficiary of this year’s Noise For the Needy Festival, and provides meals for homeless youth. “I believe in the work of Teen Feed,” Gibbard says in a press release. “I wanted to do my part to help raise awareness and money for the organization.” Tickets are now available at the Croc and Sonic Boom.

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NOISE FOR THE NEEDY BREAKDOWN

Seattle Weekly
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.

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THE SUMMER OF MUSIC IS COMING TO SEATTLE

Seattle Times
Summer is just around the corner and the season promises to usher in a host of outdoor-concerts in Seattle and surrounding cities. At various venues around Seattle between June 9 and 13 is Noise for the Needy, a non-profit festival which benefits other non-profits. 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. And across the Sound is Doe Bay Fest on Orcas Island happening August 13-14. Its quintessentially Northwest lineup includes Seattle country-rock barnburners the Maldives and cabaret-pop ensemble Hey Marseilles returning alongside Grand Archives, Grand Hallway, Fruit Bats and a slew of mostly low-key acts. Over on the Eastside in Redmond is green, grassy Marymoor Park, a wonderful place to enjoy the second annual No Depression Festival featuring gentle folk-poppers the Swell Season, roots chanteuse Lucinda Williams and Seattle dirge-groove trio the Cave Singers on August 11. Don’t miss this year’s ZooTunes series at Woodland Park Zoo with performances from Steve Earle, Jimmy Cliff, Levon Helm and Herbie Hancock. Capitol Hill Block Party is returning to its namesake neighborhood this year with a third day tacked on to the festival. Taking place July 23-25, Capitol Hill Block Party promises to be three days of uber-hip tunes and unbridled debauchery with performances from Seattle’s Shabazz Palaces, Head Like A Kite, Blue Scholars, The Dutchess and The Duke and more. And closing out the Summer of Music is Bumbershoot happening Labor Day weekend, September 4-6, in the Seattle Center. This year’s Bumbershoot will bring Bob Dylan, Neko Case, Weezer, The Moondoggies, David Bazan and many more. Check out the Seattle Times for information about even more music happening in Seattle this summer, or take a look at the calendar of festivals happening year-round in the City of Music.

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NOISE FOR THE NEEDY ANNOUNCES LINEUP
April 30, 2010, 11:16 am
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Seattle Weekly
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.

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BANDS NEEDED FOR NOISE FOR THE NEEDY 2010
January 26, 2010, 12:39 pm
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Noise for the Needy
Noise for the Needy is an annual music festival that brings musicians, promoters, artists, and volunteers together to support those in need. Noise for the Needy has showcased well over one hundred bands, and raised over $150,000 for local charities. Headed into its 19th year, the festival will be held in Seattle in June 2010 and will offer 21+ and all ages shows. The event brings in music from a variety of genres to venues all over the city and features local, regional and national acts. For more information or to apply to play the festival, click the above link.