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

Photos: Sound Off! 2016 Semifinals #1 @ EMP

Sound Off! 2016 Semifinals have begun!!! Seattle’s COSMOS, Vancouver, BC’s Jazzy Tee, Woodinville, WA’s Copalis, and Lake Forest Park, WA’s Party Shark were the first bands to perform in this year’s annual competition at the EMP Museum. COSMOS came out on top with their R&B/hip-hop sound. In second place was some more R&B/hip-hop, Jazzy Tee. […]

Photos: Sound Off! Finals

The final competition of EMP’s Sound Off! awarded the first place spot to One Above Below None, a hip hop trio from Renton, Washington. Congratulations, OABN! Don’t feel bad though for the second place winners, Naked Giants, they grabbed a slot on this year’s Timber! Music Festival Lineup. As always, well done to everybody who […]

Photos: Sound Off! Semifinals #3 @ EMP

The third semifinals for this year’s EMP Sound Off! brought winner Emma Lee Toyoda just one step closer to winning the entire competition. One Above Below None, Mystery Machines and Righteous Minds made it through as well to the finals. By the way, Mystery Machines have a song called “Vlad Putin,” who has apparently moved […]

News & Photos: Sound Off! Semifinals #1 @ EMP

Sound Off!, the annual band competition for artists under 21, turned 14 in 2015! Open to musicians from Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia (or, as we know it, the Pacific Northwest), the event began this year with Bleachbear, Champagne Babylon, Nightspace and Super Soaked competing in Semfinals #1. And the winner of this round? Bleachbear, […]