Entries for Sound Off, the Square Room's upcoming six-month music showcase/contest, came pouring in as the early September deadline approached, and so did new sponsorship. So organizers have extended the entry deadline, but you still need to act fast—submissions are due by 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18.
Twenty-five entries will be chosen from the applications for spots in the contest, which starts on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Five bands or solo artists will perform each month between October and February, with the winner from each set advancing to the final round in March. The prize package for the winning performer or band includes studio time at Rock Snob Studios, production, packaging, and manufacture of an EP, a headlining EP release show at the Square Room, and up to $500 worth of equipment.
Organizers have enlisted AC Entertainment as a sponsor, so a guaranteed spot at next year's Sundown in the City has been added to the prize package. (Metro Pulse is also a sponsor.)