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Sound Off Live! presented by Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore, Baltimore’s “Battle of the Bands” showcases emerging bands/musicians from the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia region. The winning bands/musicians selected from Sound Off Live! will perform at Artscape, the Baltimore Book Festival and Light City. Over the two nights, bands/musicians will have fifteen minutes to perform three songs in front of an audience and a panel of judges at Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore, 601 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202. A part of Free Fall Baltimore, the event is free and open to the public.
2018 Sound Off Live! Winners
PBC Vocal Band - overall winner with the highest score in the competition
Amanda Lynne Band
Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings
Eman the Heartbreak
Leo & Cygnus
PBC (Pitches Be Crazy) Vocal Band is a five-person cover band rocking R&B, rap, funk and pop hits of the last four decades. With no instruments, the band creates original arrangements of music that include tight harmonies, beatboxing/vocal percussion, and bone-rattling sub-harmonic bass to create an entertainment experience like no other. Known for remixing and mash-ups, PBC Vocal Band’s unique approach to genre and music blending keeps audiences engaged from start to finish. Focused heavily on covering music from the 1970s-1990s, PBC takes pride in bringing back the “old school jams” that spark nostalgia and memories for some, but just as important, introduces younger audiences to music that influences the artists of today.