If you are a reader of the Northwest Music Scene website or a follower on Facebook or Twitter(If you’re not, you should be) you no doubt have heard the name “Afraid Of Figs“.Â They have been regulars on our Northwest Top 5 chart and were one of the bands featured in the “22 Bands in 22 Days” series that we recently ran.
One of the most-anticipated activities at next monthâ€™s Seattle Interactive Conference will be opening nightâ€™sÂ Battle of the Geek Bands, a fast-paced competition in which five bands from the tech industry take to the stage at the Showbox Sodo.
Now, hereâ€™s the deal: Four of the bands have already been chosen by the SIC committee from a pool of more than 30 entries. That leaves one opening slot.
Watch the videos, and cast your vote for your favorite(AOF) in the poll below. Voting will take place through Monday, October 24th at 5 p.m. at which point SIC will announce the five finalists, including the wild-card, community-supported entry chosen here.
Bands will take the stage November 1st, performing at the Showbox Sodo in front of an illustrious judging panel that includes Sir Mix-A-Lot; Chris Ballew and Jason Finn of the Presidents of the United States of America;