Something Underground, The Wendy Woo Band

When:
October 13, 2017 all-day
2017-10-13T00:00:00-06:00
2017-10-14T00:00:00-06:00
Where:
The Dickens Opera House
300 Main St
Longmont, CO 80501
USA
Cost:
$16
Contact:
Lynn Owens
303-834-9384
Something Underground, The Wendy Woo Band @ The Dickens Opera House  | Longmont | Colorado | United States

SOMETHING UNDERGROUND

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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.
Among other honors, Something Underground has had the great joy of playing on the Red Rocks stage three times.
The band tours nationally and regularly supports in- and out-of-state non-profits, and their dedication to collaboration, connection and creation doesn’t stop there. The band maintains a genuine and straightforward message of gratitude and love through their music and their connections to fans and other musicians without resorting to syrupy-sweet dogma.
Funded in part by a grant from Colorado Creative Industries, their 2016 “Live” album showcases the energetic stage performances, unique takes on familiar pop songs and surprising way of juxtaposing originals with recognizable covers that Something Underground has become known for. Their 2015 studio EP “Confessions,” a collaboration of Grammy-nominated producer/writer Elan Morrison and Something Underground, is a raw and powerful testament to their musical evolution.

WENDY WOO
https://www.wendywoo.com/
As Colorado’s music scene has exploded over the past few years, one of its mainstays has been Wendy Woo. Her energetic personality, musical skills, and spirited songwriting have made her a media and fan favorite. The Wendy Woo Band is a Colorado favorite. WWB is a poly-ethnic, power pop, song-rock, 6 piece band with sweet vocal harmonies and shuddering grooves.
Wendy has performed at top venues across the country including the Fox Theater and Red Rocks in Colorado, the Bitter End and the Living Room in New York, the Hotel Cafe in Los Angles, the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Sweetwater in Mill Valley, and Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia. Anticipating the rise of the independent artist, Woo formed her own corporation, Woo Music. Through that she runs her own record label (13 projects to date), publishing company, booking agency, and management company.
Wendy Woo has led anything but a “normal” life, which separates her from the average performer. As the daughter of bohemian parents who were founding faculty members at Naropa University in Boulder Colorado, her childhood home was a truly eclectic social center. Influential Beat writers such as Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Ken Kesey would be regulars in the living room!
This unusual setting helped develop Wendy into an emotive singer as a child. She started playing the guitar just so she could provide her own accompaniment. After mastering the guitar, she began writing songs and performing in songwriting circles. She attended both the University of New Mexico and the University of Colorado, where she studied a variety of musical genres, theory and composition. Her many musical influences include everyone from folk chanteuse Suzanne Vega to the legendary Paul Simon. The trademark blended rhythms in Simon’s music inspired her to add similar complexity to her own compositions.
With this in mind, Wendy developed a technique she calls “Slaptap,” a method of creating a captivating visual and percussive backdrop using the guitar body and fret board.
Her innovative spirit led her to the storied steps of Boulder’s Fox Theatre for her first job in the music industry. There she gained confidence as a performer, while learning the skills of self-promotion, booking and publishing. The venue acknowledged her talent by slotting Wendy to open for world renowned headliners, including Counting Crows, Michael Franti and others.
Wendy’s dedication and competence was rewarded when she won the Colorado Lilith Fair Talent Search in 1999, sharing the stage with an elite lineup including the Indigo Girls, Shawn Colvin and Sheryl Crow.
Her versatility is evident by the wide variety of artists whom Wendy has since shared the stage, including The Fray, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, James Taylor, Counting Crows, Brad Paisley, Karla Bonoff and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Her tour stops have included performances at premier venues like Red Rocks (CO), the Living Room and Bitter End (NYC), Hotel Café (LA), Bluebird Café (Nashville) and Eddie’s Attic (Decatur, GA).
Having penned and recorded over 200 original songs and playing over 150 dates yearly, she has gained a reputation as one of the most versatile performers on the circuit. An example of that reputation is the legendary Carly Simon inviting Wendy to perform with her at “Festival of the Senses” on Martha’s Vineyard in 2014.
Wendy has also been named Westword Magazine’s Music Awards “Singer/Songwriter of the year” five separate times, resulting in her induction into Westword’s Hall of Fame.
The 2015 release of “Tipping Point”, which was produced by Grammy Award winner Jim Gaines (Stevie Ray Vaughn, Carlos Santana, Huey Lewis and the News) and mastered by Grammy winner Brad Blackburn (Maroon 5, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Black Eyed Peas and Sara Bareilles.), is a testament to her mastery as a tunesmith and a reaffirmation that Wendy Woo continues to live a life that defies the term “normal!”