FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seattle Charity Noise for the Needy Announces This Year’s Benefit Events for Urban Rest Stop.

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 14th at 7 PM.

On June 11th, Austin, TX-based psych rock champions The Black Angels play with LA’s The Warlocks at Neumos , while on June 12th, Saddle Creek recording artists Two Gallants will be at the Tractor Tavern with The Quiet Ones and Facts about Funerals; doors for both shows are at 8 PM.

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

Shows featuring Math and Physics club, Boat, The Maldives, Abodox, Andy Werth, Black Nite Crash, Curtains for You, Open Choir Fire, H is for Hellgate, Star Anna, Past Lives, Tulsi, Billy Joe and the Dusty 45s, Ali Marcus, Amateur Radio Operator, Lonesome Rhodes and the Good Company, Grand Hallway, See Me River and the Dead Horse Creek, 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, D Black, Mos Generator, New Faces, Wild Orchid Children 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.

For more information or to contact the organization, e-mail Joan Hiller at Riot Act Media at


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