Every year, the Experience Music Project hosts Sound Off!, a battle of the bands in which young (i.e. underage) artists vie for a shot at a performance slot at Bumbershoot 2010, among other prizes like, say, gear from Korg. Band's who've won this competition over the years -- Schoolyard Heroes, The Lonely H, Dyme Def, The Lonely Forest, Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, etc -- tend to go on to do very well for themselves, and not just in Seattle, either.
The Lonely H, former winners of Sound Off!
Check out this year's roster and schedule of performances after the jump; all shows take place at the EMP Sky Church starting at 8 p.m., cost $10 (or $7 for EMP/SFM members) and are, obviously, all ages.SEMIFINAL ROUND ONE, Saturday, February 13, 2010:
* (Sui-Generis) / Kennewick, WA
* Apache Chief / Tacoma, WA
* Candysound / Burlington, WA
* Sea Fever / Seattle, WA
SEMIFINAL ROUND TWO, Saturday, February 20, 2010:
* A Cozy Kitchen / Bellingham, WA
* Hooves and Beak /Seattle, WA
* Pan Pan / Bellingham, WA
* The Cat from Hue /Camano Island, WA
SEMIFINAL ROUND THREE, Saturday, February 27, 2010:
* Great Waves / Sammamish, WA
* SEACATS /Kelso, WA
* Subtle Like a T-Rex / Port Coquitlam, BC
* Us on Roofs /Seattle, WA
FINAL ROUND, Saturday, March 6, 2010:
The winning bands from the three semifinal rounds, plus the "wild card" band.