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Check out these emerging PNW bands (even if they are Canadian)

Fallbrigade of Victoria, BC made it to the top 10 in CBC's Searchlight competition
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Fallbrigade of Victoria, BC made it to the top 10 in CBC's Searchlight competition

The CBC has been in search of Canada's best undiscovered musical talent, so they held their annual Searchlight contest.

Artists submit their music and the public, along with a panel of judges, vote on their favorite. Two bands from the Pacific Northwest made it to the top 10.

KUOW's Emily Fox talks over the top Searchlight contenders with Grant Lawrence, a host and producer for CBC Music.

One of them is The Kwerks, based out of Vancouver, B.C. Check out their submission for Searchlight, "Firelight":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr8sqrPNXpU

Fallbrigade, a band from Victoria, also made the top 10 with their song "Sweet Hope":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHH66r1WjwQ