Junkie XL, Mad Rad to Play Noise for the Needy Benefit

Support the annual charitable music fest on March 10 at Neumos.

By Seattle Met Staff March 9, 2011


Not only does tomorrow night’s concert feature top Seattle electro/hip hop acts (Mad Rad, Truckasaurus) and Grammy-nominated DJ Junkie XL, but it’s a benefit for a benefit. It’s practically bleeding goodness. Every year since 2004, the Seattle nonprofit Noise for the Needy has raised money for a local charity through live music. Last year’s five-day festival brought in nearly $25,000 for Teen Feed, which supports homeless youth; this year’s beneficiary will be announced tomorrow.

Expect a contingent of fanboys at this event, too. Graphic novelist/film director Christopher "mink" Morrison is a lover of NFTN, and will be in house signing copies of his latest comic Shinjuku, about a bounty hunter in Tokyo in the year 2020. Neumos will be decked out to resemble the club Poppies in Shinjuku—view the slideshow for an idea of illustrator Yoshitaka Amano’s vision.

To quote the NFTN team, "it’s not your regular gig at Neumos."

Co-presented by Twistory Studios. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Noise for the Needy kicks off in June, so check back on Culture Fiend in April for the lineup announcement.

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