Photos: Sound Off! 2018 Semifinals # 1 @ MoPOP

Sound Off! 2018 @ MoPOP, 2/9/18 Photos by Simon Krane Strawberry Mountain Seattle’s psychedelic rock five-piece Strawberry Mountain came in first place in Sound Off! Semifinals #1. The semifinals, held on February 9th, included three additional Northwest acts: Dreadlight, Jawzilla, and Maiah Wynne. Congrats to them as well for getting those competition spots! By the […]

Photos: Sound Off! Finals 2017 @ MoPOP & Sound Off! 2018 Begins Fri., 2/9/18

Sound Off! Finals @ MoPOP, 3/11/17 & Sound Off! 2018 Begins Photos by Simon Krane Memory Lane Series part 25 Jason McCue A belated congratulations to the final four competitors in Sound Off! 2017. Folk artist Jason McCue, a transplant from Philadelphia, won first place. He followed up that win with numerous shows in Seattle […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]