FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOISE FOR THE NEEDY ANNOUNCES ITS 2009 LINEUP: THE CONSTANTINES, THROW ME THE STATUE, GRAND ARCHIVES, CRYSTAL ANTLERS, ART BRUT, 1990s AND MORE TBA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOISE FOR THE NEEDY ANNOUNCES ITS 2009 HEADLINERS (1990s, THE CONSTANTINES, THROW ME THE STATUE, GRAND ARCHIVES, CRYSTAL ANTLERS, ART BRUT AND MORE TBA) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, APRIL 13th, 2009: Seattle-based non profit Noise For The Needy, an organization that raises money for charitable causes through the production of live music shows, has announced the lineup for this year’s festival. Headliners include the 1990s (Scotland), Art Brut (UK), The Constantines (Canada), Grand Archives, Crystal Antlers and Throw Me The Statue. This year’s shows will take place at several venues across Seattle June 10th through 14th, will feature over 40 bands, and benefits Transitional Resources, a licensed mental health center and residential program located in West Seattle that offers a full spectrum of optimistic and respectful mental health services to adults with major mental illnesses.

To start things off, Noise For The Needy is holding a Festival Season Kickoff Party at Woodshed Studios (located on the corner of Fairview and East Thomas in Seattle; http://www.woodshedstudios.com) on Saturday, April 18th that features DJ Chrispo (Studio 66), Truckasaurus, Erik Blood, Exohxo, Origami Ghosts and Solomon Giorgio. The event is 21+, and begins with a free happy hour from 6 PM-9 PM. The show itself starts at 9 PM; tickets are $6. All proceeds from the event will go directly towards Noise For The Needy’s 2009 festival budget.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th: Neumos: 1990s (Scotland), New Faces, Special Guest. 9PM | 21+ | $10 The Comet: Coulter, This Is A Process of Still Life, Safer, Skeletons With Flesh On Them. 9PM | 21+ | $7

THURSDAY, JUNE 11th: Tractor Tavern: Throw Me The Statue, Awesome!!!, Velella Velella. 9PM | 21+ | $12 Sunset Tavern: Widower, Jack Wilson & the Wife Stealers, Painted Hills, Shane Tutmarc & the Traveling Mercies. 9PM | 21+ | $8 Conor Byrne: Lucy Bland, Half Light, Trentalange, Cataldo. 9PM | 21+ | $7

FRIDAY, JUNE 12th: The Crocodile: Grand Archives, See Me River, The Curious Mystery. 9PM | 21+ | $12 ADV/$15 DOS Underground Events Center @ Belltown: The Whoremoans, Speaker Speaker, Wallpaper, The Greatest Hits, The Raggedy Anns, Special Guests. 9PM | 21+ | $7

SATURDAY, JUNE 13th: Neumos: Art Brut (UK), Special Guests. 9PM | ALL AGES Bar w/ID| $13 Wildrose: Black Eyes & Neckties, Transliberation Army, Loving Thunder, The Beats, Man. 9PM | 21+ | $7 High Dive: Furniture Girls, Hotels, Born Anchors, Anomie Belle. 9PM | 21+ | $8 The Comet: Brent Amaker & the Rodeo, The Valley, An Invitation to Love, The Beautiful Confusion, The Thoughts. 8PM | 21+ | $8 Chop Suey: Special Guest TBA, The Pica Beats, Black Whales, Grant Olsen (Arthur & Yu). 9PM | 21+ | $10 Lofi: Emerald City Soul Club 9 p.m. $10

SUNDAY, JUNE 14th: Neumos: The Constantines (Toronto), Crystal Antlers, Hey Marseilles, I Was a King (Norway). 9PM | 21+ | $12 The Comet: Reptet, Gravelroad, TBA, Sam Marshall Trio. 5PM | 21+ | $6 More information about this year’s NFTN festival can be found on the organization’s newly revamped website, http://www.noisefortheneedy.org.

Additional bands playing this year will be announced in the coming weeks.

FOR PRESS INQUIRIES, CONTACT JOAN HILLER DEPPER AT RIOT ACT MEDIA. joan@riotactmedia.com. 206-890-9906

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