Rock, Hockey, Hops: The Hoy Polloy Kick Off the New Times Bandstand Saturday at BB&T Center

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"The Hoy Polloy signifies 'the masses,'" says K Sos, vocalist and one fourth of The Hoy Polloy. "Our ability to cross genres with a blend of rock 'n' roll is how we stay true to this principle. No matter what genre preference you have, there's a good chance The Hoy Polloy has got something for you."

Blending its own funked up hybrid of alternative pop over the last three years, the Miami band have been tapped to bring their for-the-masses sound to the New Times Bandstand, launching at this Saturday's Panthers game at BB&T Center in Sunrise.

The Hoy Polloy formed back in 2012, completing their lineup with the help of a Craigslist ad.

"Ironically enough, we did run an ad to complete our band," says K Sos. "[The Hoy Polloy Guitarist] Juan Lameiro was the first person to reply. Ultimately, he would be the only person that was ever auditioned. The rest of us had already met while working for The Malnik Family at The Forge restaurant and wine bar. We moved ended up living under the same roof within six months."

The bands lineup is rounded out with Panther on drums, harmonica, guitar, and backing vocals, and Francisco Padilla on keys and bass, and they released their debut EP, Dancing With the Panther, this past February.

On their writing process, K Sos says, "All the elements surrounding us have their influence on our music — all of them play significant roles. It's how we reflect on the information we absorb every day. Oh yeah, and for the younger audience reading this material, practice is the best way to write music."

New Times has partnered with the Florida Panthers and BB&T Center to bring guests a live music experience at games throughout this season. Beginning when doors open at 5:30 p.m., stop by the Coors Light Cold Zone this Saturday to enjoy your hockey and brews with a side of funky rock 'n' roll by The Hoy Polloy.

The News Times Bandstand with The Hoy Polloy. 5:30 p.m., Saturday, October 10 at BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. Panthers tickets start at $20 via Ticketmaster.com.

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