Sound Off! 2016
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, launch their music careers, and connect with the larger artistic community.
Now in its 15th year, Sound Off! has paved the way for some amazing bands and artists including The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, Kithkin, Brothers from Another, Manatee Commune, Fauna Shade, Schoolyard Heroes, Tomten, and Brite Futures. Read more about and listen to tracks below of the newest group of Sound Off! bands to join the ranks of these luminary musicians.
SOUND OFF! 2016 WINNER:
A big congrats to COSMOS, who wowed the judges with their lively set and took the top prize at Finals, securing them performance spots at Sasquatch! Music Festival and Bumbershoot. All Finalists bands take home prize packages including performances at high-profile venues in the region including Timber! Outdoor Music Festival, Northwest Folklife, and the KEXP Community Show; plus a ton new gear, industry consultations, professional photoshoots, and more.
Sound Off! participants make off with a slew of awesome prizes such as recording time, gear, radio airplay, festival performances, and media attention.
Prizes for 2016 include performance slots in the following lineups:
- Bumbershoot (1st Place)
- Sasquatch! Music Festival (One finalist to be selected by Sasquatch!)
- Timber! Outdoor Music Festival (Two semifinalists to be selected by Timber!)
- KEXP community-based show (Audience Favorite)
- Northwest Folklife (3rd and 4th Place)
MoPOP would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of Sound Off!: