Three Imaginary Girls

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[john vanderslice / by laura musselman]

{photo credit: the lovely Laura Musselman, courtesy of our imaginary flickr pool}

Now that we’re all done with Sasquatch, it’s time to set our sights on the next raddest lineup to hit the west coast: it’s Noise for the Needy, 2010 edition. There’s close to seventy-five bands and djs playing a baker’s dozen of venues next weekend, when NFTN takes over every corner of Seattle from June 9th (Thursday) through the 13th (Sunday). Among the notables in big font this year are John Vanderslice, Visqueen, Horse Feathers, Delta Spirit, the Maldives, The Album Leaf, Animals at Night, The Portland Cello Project, and The Redwood Plan — along with enough supporting acts to make your head spin. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets, or you can just buy a la carte at each show / venue — although there’s some sweet all-access wristband deals being offered if you want to rock it like that.

All proceeds this year are slated to benefit Teen Feed, a service dedicated to providing hot, nutritious meals to homeless youth in Seattle. The long and short of this year’s story is that the proceeds from NFTN 2010 will allow meal services at Teen Feed to increase from six nights a week to seven, effectively helping them to serve the community every single night of the year. It doesn’t get much radder than that.

Ready? Steady, go:

Thursday, June 10th

Tractor Tavern – Horse Feathers, Tiny Vipers, Friday Mile, Goldfinch {21+, $10, 8p}
Sunset Tavern – Animals at Night, Daniel G. Harmann & the Trouble Starts, Erik Blood, Mal del Mar {21+, $8, 9p}
Conor Byrne Pub – Pillow Army, Shelby Earl, Jeremy Buck, Facts about Funerals {21+, $7, $8p}

Friday, June 11th

Neumos – Delta Spirit, Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, The Romany Rye {21+, $12, 8p}
Underground Events Center (Belltown) – The Maldives, Whalebones, Virgin Islands, Hypatia Lake, and more {21+, $10, 7p}
The Vera Project – The Portland Cello Project, Grand Hallway, Drew Grow & The Pastor’s Wives, and more {All ages, $10, 7:30p}

Saturday, June 12th

Neumos – The Album Leaf, Kinski, Baths {21+, $18, 8p}
Chop Suey – Thunderheist, The Tempers, JuLaVee & Friends, Sap’N {21+, $15, 8p}
The Comet Tavern – The Kindness Kind, Curtains for You, Josh Ottum, Massy Ferguson, and more {21+, $10, 5p}
Wildrose – The Redwood Plan, Watch it Sparkle, NighTraiN, Butts, DJ Justin Case {21+, $8, 9p}

Sunday, June 13th

Tractor Tavern – John Vanderslice, Karl Blau, Lovesick (feat. Alicia Amiri) {21+, $15, 8p}
Sunset Tavern – Bronze Fawn, Summer Babes, Hurrican Chaser, Eighteen Individual Eyes {21+, $8, 8p}
Hard Rock Cafe – Visqueen, Ivan & Alyosha, Fox and the Law, and more {All Ages, $8, 3p}

And as if that all weren’t enough, there are dozens more bands playing and venues hosting — the full skinny is online at Noise for the Needy’s website.

Buckle up, kids, and don’t forget your earplugs. We’ll see you out at the shows!