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Mad Rad, Truckasauras to celebrate Noise for the Needy

February 24th, 2011 by travis hay

Noise for the Needy, the annual string of shows set up to benefit a local non-profit organization, is having a party March 10 at Neumos (9 p.m., $10) and at the event the beneficiary for this year’s Noise for the Needy will be announced.

Taking part in the Shinjuku-themed event (more on that in a minute) will be Junkie XL, Truckasauras and Mad Rad. Hey, if you’re going to have a party why not invite the city’s best party rap group to perform?

Now about that Shinjuku stuff. Shinjuku is a graphic novel by Mink, a L.A.-based writer who is a NFTN supporter. Mink wanted to do something in Seattle to support NFTN so the idea for a Shinjuku-themed show was hatched. I haven’t read the book but I am told as part of the festivities Neumos will be transformed into the club Poppies, which plays a prominent role in Shinjuku and that there will be wall projections, costumed character models, contests and more. It will definitely be an interesting and unique way to kick off this year’s Noise for the Needy Festivities

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