Pandas & People and What Young Men Do Concert July 20th
What Young Men Do and Pandas & People will be playing a FREE show at the Stella’s On 16th Summer Concert Series Thursday, July 20th from 3:30pm-9pm in The Plaza at The Triangle Building at 1550 Wewatta Street in Denver.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Stella’s On 16th.
4:30pm- What Young Men Do
6:45pm- Pandas & People
DaVita Kidney Care
Royal Wine Corporation
About Pandas & People
Pandas & People may call Colorado home, but the music transcends geological 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 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 the alternative rock realm, crafting an earnest and personal blend of sound, with gripping melodies, moving lyrics and edgy rhythms sections, or as 9 News in Denver describes it, “music that actually makes you smile….and dance with your iPhone as if you’re starring in an Apple commercial”. Currently working with Warner/Chappell producer and songwriter, Zac Maloy, the excitement is building for their debut album release set for the fall of 2017.
The group’s blend of indie pop and folk bridges the subtle gap between energy and introspection, with lyrics that are warm, uplifting and joyful, yet personal and insightful. 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, The Oh Hellos and more. The band also received several accolades, including being named “Best New Artist” by the The Colorado Sound, “Best Folk Band in Colorado” by Westword Magazine in 2016 and have placed in the top 3 for 93.3 KTCL’s renowned 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, they’ve also found their way to regular airplay from iHeart Radio stations in both Colorado and New Jersey.
The live band is accompanied by Conrad Marshall, Tucker Ewing, Dave Brown and Adam Haag, 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 music with a twist.
About What Young Men Do
Venus Cruz has opened for artists such as Black Thought of The Roots, Saul Williams, Zap Mama, Goapele, Al Green, Guru, Vieux Farka Toure, Tinariwen and Bishop Desmond Tutu, to name a few. Within weeks of it forming in 2016, her current band, “What Young Men Do,” performed at The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase, the Larimer Block Party (now Project PBR), and opened for Grammy-nominated artists Hiatus Kaiyote and Emily King. Other highlights in 2016 included opening for Grammy winner Gregory Porter at The Chautauqua Amphitheater in Boulder, performances at Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), City Park Jazz, the Prince Tribute at Red Rocks, the Queen City Festival at the City Hall Amphitheater and a return to Chautauqua as a special guest for their curated music series. In 2017 she performed in the play “The Christians” at the Denver Center for Performing Arts (directed by Kent Thompson). She is also the host and DJ for the internationally popular radio show “Jazz Odyssey” every Wednesday (10 p.m. to 12 a.m.) on KUVO.org 89.3FM.