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While you're all probably still reeling from the Capitol Hill Block Party lineup announcement (or at least, debating if you're gonna splurge on the pre-sale tickets), we've got not one but two more lineup announcements for ya: the Noise for the Needy benefit (June 11-15) and the Sub Pop 20th anniversary show (July 12-13)

I'm gonna just post the announcements here. Good times this summer, people, good times!

Noise for the Needy:

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 in the Market for NFTN on June 15th; doors for June 14th are at 8 PM and 9PM for June 15th.

Shows featuring Math and Physics club, Boat, The Maldives, Transmissionary 6, 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, The Girls, 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, Onry Osborn, D Black, Mos Generator, New Faces and others will be announced soon. All music events will take place throughout the city of Seattle this June.

Sub Pop:

In unabashedly conspicuous celebration of 20 years of not going out of business (sometimes only barely), Seattle’s Sub Pop Records will gather past and present label-mates for a series of events, including a two-day festival at Marymoor Park on July 12 & 13 and a comedy show on July 11 at Seattle’s Moore Theatre. Proceeds from the sale of tickets will go to support beneficiaries of each participating act’s choosing. Tickets go on sale April 26 at 12 PM Pacific at and all Ticketmaster locations. More ticket information provided below.  
The festival will include:
Beachwood Sparks / Comets on Fire / Fleet Foxes / Flight of the Conchords / The Fluid / Foals / Grand Archives / Green River / The Helio Sequence / Iron & Wine / Kinski / Low / Mudhoney / No Age / Pissed Jeans / Red Red Meat / The Ruby Suns / Seaweed / Wolf Parade, and more to be announced.