This Week in Seattle: Gigs for Needy Causes
The next week or so offers up some fantastic opportunities for those of you living around the Seattle area to both get out and support local music and also to support worthwhile causes in our community. Performances all over town from some of the region’s top musical talents will benefit non-profits providing support to cancer survivors, local food banks and legal aid and advocacy to people with disabilities.
Take a break from those big outdoor festivals, visit some of our great smaller indoor venues, have a blast and show some love for some great causes!
Friday, June 08
The Crocodile, 9pm – The Young Evils, The Redwood Plan, Land of Pines
The Comet Tavern, 8pm – Hounds of the Wild Hunt, Hobosexual, The Grizzled Mighty
Columbia City Theater, 8pm – The Staxx Brothers, Philana, Soul Senate
Saturday, June 09
Columbia City Theater 8pm – Laura Gibson, The Local Strangers
Conor Byrne Pub, 8pm – Daniel Kirkpatrick, The Washover Fans, Elk and Boar, Ben Fisher
Belltown Underground Event Ctr, 8pm – Brothers of Sonic Cloth, Wizard Rifle, Absolute Monarchs
FOR WHO: Noise for the Needy raises money for Seattle charities through an annual series of music events that bring musicians, promoters, artists, and volunteers together to support those in need. NFTN showcases the best of Seattle’s local music from a variety of genres in venues all across Seattle, and regularly features regional and national acts. Past artists have included Talib Kweli, Two Gallants, The Black Angels, The Warlocks, Okkervil River, Sera Cahoone, CSS, Art Brut, Miike Snow, Album Leaf, Matt & Kim, Horsefeathers, Throw Me the Statue, The Constantines, The Handsome Family, and many more. Proceeds from these shows will benefit the Seattle Community Law Center. SCLC provides accessible legal aid and advocacy to people with disabilities and other barriers, helping them navigate federal benefit programs to obtain the resources necessary to gain financial and medical stability.
Thursday, June 14 - The Triple Door, 216 Union, 7:30
Some of Seattle’s most talented bands and musicians perform their favorite “Songs of Summer” at Team Up for Non-Profits’ Gigs for Good #12 featuring Lemolo, Noah Gundersen, Big Sur, Ghosts I’ve Met, Sons of Warren Oates, Hannalee, Brad Loomis, Garbriel Mintz, Steve Norman, Phil O’Sullivan and Matt & Mike Gervais (Curtains for You).
FOR WHO: Proceeds will benefit the Rainier Valley Food Bank. In the heart of the nation’s most ethnically diverse zip code, Rainier Valley Food Bank is one of the busiest food banks in Seattle and the only one in a roughly 15-mile span through some of the city’s lowest-income areas. Their mission is to provide healthy food for our hungry neighbors. Their vision is a hunger-free Rainier Valley. For more than 20 years they have provided food assistance to low-income residents of southeast Seattle. They operate with a paid staff of three and a dedicated corps of volunteers in a 1,200-square-foot facility to feed 11,000 people a month. Every ticket sold to this show will provide $240 worth of food to people in need.
Sunday, June 17 – The Triple Door, 216 Union, 7 pm
Seattle Musicians band together on Father’s Day to celebrate the life of and pay homage to musician, songwriter, producer, actor and guiding spirit Mr. Levon Helm, who recently passed away from his long struggle with throat cancer after a musical career spanning 55 years. Performances will be from Ian Moore, Jeff Fielder, Lindsay Fuller, Jason Dodson, Choklate, Duff McKagan, Zoe Muth, Jason Staczek, Eric Eagle, Michael Stegner, Andy Stoller, Garth Reeves, Shawn Divine and Kasey Anderson & the Honkies.
FOR WHO: Proceeds to benefit Gilda’s Club Seattle. Gilda’s Club offers a broad, community-based program of social, emotional, and educational support for cancer survivors, their loved ones and friends that provides sustained support, education and resources on-site in the Seattle Clubhouse and off-site with collaborating partners. Free of charge to participants, and nonprofit, they offer a Five Core Component program that includes a variety of support services, educational opportunities, classes and workshops, social events, and resources and referral. Their program serves anyone touched by cancer across the cancer continuum — from diagnosis, through treatment and post-treatment, survivorship, and bereavement, including children, teens, and whole families.