For the eighth year EMP/SFM is hosting Sound Off!, the Northwest's largest underage battle of the bands competition. A launching pad for musical careers, Sound Off! has enjoyed hosting many young up-and-coming bands over the years including Schoolyard Heroes, Idiot Pilot, Mon Frere, The Lonely H, Dyme Def, Capitol Basement, The LonelyForest, Natalie Portman's Shaved Head and New Faces. If you’re age 21 or under and play rock, hip-hop, electronic, pop, or any other kind ofmusic, this is your chance to join the ranks of these luminary groups and perform at EMP/SFM.
The live concerts for the next Sound Off! will take place Saturday nights February 14, 21, 28 and March 7, 2009. The competition culminates in a Sky Church show that will pit the winners from each semifinal night in a duel for a number of great prizes including a performance at Bumbershoot 2009.
Applications are due by Monday November 10, 2008. To enter SoundOff!, download and print out the application available at empsfm.org/soundoff. Complete the application and send it, along with a non-returnable CD of original music, to:
EMP/SFMAttn: Sound Off! 330 6th Ave N #200 Seattle, WA 98109
More information at: www.empsfm.org/soundoff
IMPORTANT NOTE: All participants must be 21 years of age or under.