Local Bands Sound Off One More Time

The final round of the Square Room's Sound Off competition, which pits local bands against each other over six months of monthly music showdowns, will be held on Wednesday, March 2, at 8 p.m. The final contestants, who each won a preliminary round to survive this far, are Johnny Astro and the Big Bang, The Big Deuce, David Dykes and the Grateful Hearts, the Hotshot Freight Train, Madre, and the Gentlemen Conspiracy.

The winner gets a prize package that includes an opening slot at an AC Entertainment concert, recording time at Rock Snob Recording, an EP release show at the Square Room, and free band merchandise. The results combine audience participation with scores from a panel of expert judges (including uncompromising Metro Pulse art director Travis Gray).