On Saturday, March 2, MoPOP hosted their annual Sound Off! Competition, spotlighting local musicians who are 21-years-old and younger. The bands competing had gone through a rigorous semifinals process to make it through this prestigious showcase that’s helped kick off the career of artists such as The Lonely Forest, Parisalexa, The Local H, Sol, and more. As always, KEXP’s Audioasis was on the scene live broadcasting from the event. This year’s event was also hosted by KEXP’s DJ Troy Nelson.
This year’s finals were a jubilant affair with four vibrant performances from all of the finalists, which featured the summer daze of Tacoma’s Baja Boy, the vivacious jazz hip-hop outfit Huey and the InFLOWentials, and the thrilling stage presence of Port Orchard rapper Alex Cade. In the end, the top honors went to winners i///u who wowed the audience with their dreamy, soulful sounds.
Check out photos from the finals below.
Huey and the InFLOWentials
Host DJ Troy Nelson
The 2019 edition of MoPOP's annual under-21 competition will reach its climax this Saturday, March 3rd. And as usual, Audioasis will be broadcasting live!
For 16 years, the Sound Off! competition has supported all ages music by giving a platform to young, local artists. All competitors are under 21, reside within the Pacific Northwest, and almost always give us a few show-stopping moments. We've seen Sound Off! kick off the careers of Northwest favor…
This Saturday, March 11th, MoPOP hosts this year's finals of Sound Off!. KEXP will broadcast the competition live on air as part of Audioasis, our local music show. The pairing is perfect, as not only is Sound Off! the Northwest’s premiere 21-and-under battle of the bands, but many past artists hav…