Nude takes semifinal round at EMP's Sound Off!

      Nude won the second semifinal round of EMP's 11th annual Sound Off! competition and will advance to the finals.

      The "dream pop" group from Spokane also took the prize for audience favorite. Seattle folk group Honora came in second and will be a contender for the wild card spot. Ulrich from Spokane and Seattle's Brothers from Another also performed.

      Tickets are on sale now for the third round of Sound Off! semifinals on Saturday. Judges will review four bands on Friday:

      Cassiopeia: Bellingham - folk pop
      Feet: Seattle - indie rock
      Special Explosion: Bellevue - indie rock
      Your Rival: Portland, OR - power pop

      SEMIFINAL ROUND THREE - Saturday, Feb. 25 at EMP's Level 3

      FINAL ROUND - Saturday, March 3 at EMP's Sky Church

      The winning bands from the three semifinal rounds, plus the wild card band, battle it out for first place.


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