Two Gs, Kweli: For Needy

Noise for the Needy Announces This Year's Benefit Events
Featuring Talib Kweli, Two Gallants, The Black Angels, Matt & Kim and Many More

Two Gallants
Noise for the Needy, a Seattle-based non-profit organization whose goal is to raise money for charitable causes through the production of live music shows, is proud to announce the first batch of this year's bigger-than-ever-before events, which are set to include a night of David Schmader's commentary on Showgirls as well as performances by Talib Kweli, Matt & Kim, Two Gallants, The Black Angels and more. Proceeds this year will benefit Urban Rest Stop, an organization that provides a clean, safe and welcoming facility where individuals and families can come and use restrooms, shower and laundry facilities in Seattle at no cost to patrons.

David Schmader's Showgirls: The Movie event will kick off this year's festivities; the critically-acclaimed writer and performer will host his annotated screening of one of America's most amazingly awful films at The Triple Door on May 14 at 7 p.m.

On June 11, Austin, TX-based psych-rock champions The Black Angels play with L.A.'s The Warlocks at Neumos, while on June 12, Saddle Creek recording artists Two Gallants will be at The Tractor Tavern with The Quiet Ones, Facts about Funerals, and See me River (and the Dead Horse Creek); doors for both shows are at 8 p.m.

Energetic NYC-based drums and keys phenoms Matt & Kim play with Yacht, No-fi Soul Rebellion and Feral Children at Neumos on June 14 while legendary, critically-acclaimed emcee Talib Kweli plays with Common Market, Grayskul and Gabriel Teodros at the Showbox for NFTN on June 15; doors for both nights are at 8 p.m.

Shows featuring Math and Physics club, Boat, The Maldives, Billy Joe and the Dusty 45s, The Girls, Ali Marcus, Amateur Radio Operator, Lonesome Rhodes and the Good Company, Grand Hallway, Partman Parthorse, Strong Killings, The Oswald Effect, The Heavy Hearts, Goldie Wilson, Peter Parker, Massy Ferguson, Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovers, Levi Fuller, Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden, Black Whales, Lesbian, Fucking Eagles, Mos Generator, New Faces, Abodox, Andy Werth, Black Nite Crash, Curtains for you, Open Choir Fire, H is for Hellgate, Past Lives, Tulsi and others will be announced soon. All music events will take place throughout the city of Seattle this June.

To date, Noise for the Needy has raised over 100,000 dollars for local charities in Washington and California.

[Published on: 4/17/08]

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SCIRGR84EVS Thu 4/17/2008 11:50AM
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o the kids today, with their hippin and a'hoppin and a'bippin and a'boppin...

Andy starstarstarstarstar Thu 4/17/2008 11:55AM
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Seattle is getting a lot of little festivals this summer! Its nice to see the love for the NW, but like I tell my friends Seattle is more of an alternative rock and hip hop town, not as much jam as other areas of the country. These festivals are proving me correct since none of the festies have a strong jam eliment.

johnnygoff Thu 4/17/2008 12:15PM
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goin to see Tabib Kweli in upstate ny this weekend.

cannot wait.

The most talented lyricist today.

mookiepj10 Thu 4/17/2008 06:16PM
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Couldn't agree with you more Andy, I moved out to Seattle bout a year and half ago and it is definitely a different scene then what I was used to back east. That is why I cannot stand all the haters when it comes to the line ups for Sasquatch (sp) Bumbershoot, Capital Hill Bloc party. They are not suppose to be Jam Festivals because they appeal to masses that are centered in PW and not the heads that stretch the nation. Though I would love a more jamable (if that is even a word) environment. Triple Door is an incredible, intimate venue and should prove to be an excellent fund raising even for Noise for the Needy.

peaton Fri 4/18/2008 11:21AM
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didn't the Dead used to be called The Warlocks back in the day?