Photos: Sound Off! Semifinals # 3 @ MoPOP

R&B artist Falon Sierra won the top spot in Sound Off! Semifinals # 3, the last Semifinal before Finals on March 11th. Her February 24th win was followed by Nomad in the Wild Card slot. Although neither Animals In The Attic nor Brotha’ Groove, moved into top spots, I always want to congratulate everyone for […]

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Photos: Sound Off! Semifinals # 2 @ MoPOP

On February 17th, Semifinals # 2 of Sound Off! took place at MoPOP. Performing on the beautiful Sky Church stage, four Northwest artists – including winner the Good Weird – competed for a slot in the March 11th Finals. Torpoise won the Wild Card Slot, while Girl Teeth and Koga Shabazz also participated. All photos […]

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Photos: Sound Off! Semifinals # 1 @ MoPOP

Sound Off! began its sixteenth year on Friday, February 10th. The competition, which included Cult Bride (indie/folk), Fluencie (dance), Jason McCue (folk) and Mission 253 (pop), was the first held under the building’s new name, MoPOP. EMP is no longer! Long live MoPop. Jason McCue won semifinals one, while Fluencie came in at runner-up. All […]

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Photos: Sound Off! 2016 Semifinals #3 @ EMP

EMP hosted its annual Sound Off! competition on February 27th. The Semifinals #3 made Dre’zy and too Smoove the winner (and audience favorite!), and LEE the runner up. The event is always a favorite here at Back Beat Seattle. Enjoy photographer Simon Krane’s photos of Dre’zy and too Smoove, LEE, and the other two Semifinals […]

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Photos: Sound Off! 2016 Semifinals #2 @ EMP

February 20th, 2016 found EMP hosting Sound Off!‘s semifinals number 2. R&b singer-songwriter Paris Alexa won first place, while psychedelic artist Animal Camera got the second place spot. Congrats to them and to Travis Thompson (Audience Favorite!) and Crews for battling it out. All photos by Simon Krane: Paris Alexa Animal Camera Travis Thompson Crews

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