Easy Street Records is turning 22 this month, and to celebrate their birthday, the venerable record store is hosting a free Whalebones show. It’s an all-ages show at their West Seattle location beginning tomorrow, October 23 at 8 pm. Additionally, all merchandise (new and used) will be 22% off today and tomorrow. So head over to Easy Street Records, purchase an album or two and catch some free music from Whalebones. Happy Birthday!
Who says music can’t help people? After tallying all the numbers from last month’s Noise for the Needy Festival, the non-profit announced that it raised $24,781 over four nights. That money will go to Teen Feed, a Seattle-based organization that serves more than 11,000 meals each year to more 600 homeless youth in the area. According a press release, those proceeds will feed 2,500 more kids this year. Plus, all the added publicity from Teen Feed inspired 40 more people to volunteer with the organization. Maybe this year’s high-quality, highly local lineup had something to do with the event’s success: headliners included The Album Leaf, Visqueen, John Vanderslice, Portland Cello Project, Horse Feathers, Tiny Vipers, The Maldives and Whalebones.