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Something Underground // Pandas and People

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Something Underground has been a part of the Colorado music scene since 2000. The band is fronted by brothers Seth and Joshua Larson, who have been performing on stage since they were old enough to speak. Drummer Trevor Mariotti is the perfect backbone of the band, not only for his monster chops and impeccable timing, but also because he intuitively reads and responds to Joshua and Seth’s unspoken musical queues as if he were the third brother.

The members of SUG have deep-rooted connections to music inspired by everyone from The Beatles to Bruno Mars. Their experience and their broad range of musical styles gives them the ability to genuinely connect with people from all walks of life. ts is this sense of connection and community that takes their shows from a musical performance to a point of connection.

Pandas & People may call Colorado home, but the music transcends geographical borders. Since the band’s inception, founding member Joshua Scheer has carried the torch, attracting the attention of famed artists, diehard fans, and national radio, all in a matter of a couple of years. With a unique sound blending traditional folk and hook laden songwriting, P&P’s recorded material continues to become more eclectic with each release. 

Their latest single, “Find You,” showcases a new venture into a realm of traditional folk bridged with modern rock, crafting an earnest and personal blend of sound, with gripping Mandolin melodies, moving lyrics and edgy rhythms sections. Currently working with Warner/Chappell producer and songwriter, Zac Maloy, the excitement is building for their debut album release set for October 20th, 2017. 

Pandas & People debuted in late 2013 with their single “On My Way”, and went on to play shows frequently, including opening for well-known acts like Twenty One Pilots, The Doobie Brothers, Judah & the Lion and many more. The band also received several accolades, including being named “Best New Artist” by the The Colorado Sound, and are a two time winner of “Best Folk Band in Colorado” in  2016 and “Best Americana Act” in 2017 by Colorado’s renowned Westword Magazine. Pandas & People have also placed in the top 3 for 93.3 KTCL’s state-wide competition “Hometown for the Holidays” in two of the past three years, with singles “On My Way” and “Find You” hitting the top 10 in the Denver Metro Shazam charts while in rotation.

The live band is accompanied by Conrad Marshall, Tucker Ewing, Dave Brown and Michael Kinney, bringing an energetic and moving live performance to the stage, urging their audience to experience “the moments in between”. As a whole, the band continues to thrive not only in the Colorado music scene, but all over the country, with fans latching on to that unique energetic folk sound with a twist.

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