The Northwest’s premier 21 and under battle of the bands.
An annual event since 2001, MoPOP’s Sound Off! supports the all-ages scene by giving artists an opportunity to showcase original music on a large platform, launch their music careers, and connect with peer musicians, industry leaders, and other members of the artistic community invested in supporting their success and growth.
Now in its 16th year, Sound Off! has paved the way for some amazing bands and artists including The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, Dave B, Naked Giants, Kithkin, Schoolyard Heroes, Tomten, Brite Futures, as well as members of Beat Connection, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Cumulus, Oberhofer, La Luz, Kairos and more. From Seattle and Portland to Vancouver and Boise, groups or solo musicians playing all genres of music are encouraged to submit original material for consideration.
Sound Off! judges, partners, and mentors include major music festivals, journalists, radio DJs, venues, bookers, alumni, record labels, recording studios, all-ages music community organizers, and more. Through its partners, Sound Off! has been able to connect artists with bookings at high-profile venues and partnerships across the region such as Bumbershoot, Sasquatch! Music Festival, KEXP, and the Capitol Hill Block Party.
Friday, February 10
Semifinals #1: Cult Bride, Fluencie, Jason McCue, Mission 253
Friday, February 17
Semifinals #2: Girl Teeth, Koba Shabazz, The Good Weird, Torpoise
Friday, February 24
Semifinals #3: Animals in the Attic, Brotha' Groove, Falon Sierra, Nomad
Saturday, March 11
Sound Off! participants make off with a slew of awesome prizes such as recording time, gear, radio airplay, festival performances, and media attention.
Thank you to our sponsors and partners: