• Second Story Garage: Boy & Bear

    Second Story Garage:
    Boy & Bear

    Boy & Bear perform “Southern Sun” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Boy & Bear are huge in their home country of Australia. They’ve already sold out one show in September at the Sydney Opera House and have added a second night. In 2011, their debut album, Moonfire, won five Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, which are like our Grammy Awards. Now they’re on tour in support of their latest release, Harlequin Dream, and we got them into […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Scars on 45

    Second Story Garage: Scars on 45

    Scars on 45 perform “Golden” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Musical chemistry is like romantic chemistry. It’s hard to come by, but when you find it you know it’s special. Danny Bemrose and Aimee Driver have musical chemistry. You know it the moment they blend their voices. We got to hear them do this recently when the band Scars on 45 visited the Garage. Scars features Bemrose and Driver on vocals, with David “Nova” Nowakowski on keys and […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Ash Grunwald

    Second Story Garage: Ash Grunwald

    Ash Grunwald performs “Just Be Yourself” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Ash Grunwald is from Australia, but American blues is in his soul. Like the best of the Delta bluesmen, he goes for a spare, penetrating sound that’s universally understood, and we felt as if we knew just what he was saying when he ripped it up in the studio. Grunwald accompanies himself on drums, which he plays with his feet. It’s not a gimmicky thing. It’s a […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Jaden Carlson Band

    Second Story Garage: Jaden Carlson Band

    Jaden Carlson Band perform “Church of Hard Knocks” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Jaden Carlson, at 13, has to be one of the youngest performers ever to headline the Fox Theatre in Boulder. Musicians from all over the country aspire to step onto the Fox stage, and Carlson’s gig at the Fox on July 12 is all the more meaningful since it’s a hometown venue. The Boulder guitarist first came to Second Story Garage in 2012 with a […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Taarka

    Second Story Garage:
    Taarka

    Taarka perform “The Moon Song” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colo.   Enion and David Pelta-Tiller are the type of artists who are so immersed in their musical community that they seem to know everyone. And they’re the type of artists with whom everyone seems to have played at one time or another. Plus they play this indie-gypsy-folk-Americana kind of music with strange instruments — 5-string violin, guitar-sized mandolin — so we had to get them into the Garage […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Quentin’s tip of the hat to …

    Second Story Garage: Quentin’s tip of the hat to …

    Entertainers often don certain articles of clothing to set them apart a little, to reflect their role as an artist, to serve as a costume, freak flag, badge or attention-getter. In the music world, a lot of performers wear hats. Many of the artists we’ve hosted in Second Story Garage come to the studio wearing headgear, so we’ve seen all kinds of hats. Grant Farm even donated a hat to the Garage. Because Second Story Garage is as much a […]

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  • Second Story Garage: The Vixens

    Second Story Garage:
    The Vixens

    The Vixens perform “Kiss Me Mother” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colo. Bonnie Sims is the irrepressible, warbly voiced dynamo who fronts the popular local country act Bonnie & The Clydes. Lauren Stovall is the cowboy boot-wearing, silky-voiced member of local award-winning bluegrass group The Railsplitters. Wouldn’t it be so cool to see these two perform together? Turns out they’re friends. And they do perform together. And they did perform for us at Second Story Garage. How cool is […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Billy Strings & Don Julin

    Second Story Garage: Billy Strings & Don Julin

    Billy Strings and Don Julin perform “Little Maggie” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colo. We at Second Story Garage hadn’t heard of Billy Strings and Don Julin a month before they arrived at the studio. A local source gave us a tip that this bluegrass duo from Traverse City, Mich., would be in town and that we should check them out, if we know what’s good for us. We’re glad we took the advice. Strings is 21 years old, […]

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  • Denver’s Underground Music Showcase becoming a destination spot

    Denver’s Underground Music Showcase becoming a destination spot

    By Quentin Young “We’re trying to create a destination event here,” said Kendall Smith, director of The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase. Actually, he has been saying that for a while, and this year the annual festival — scheduled for July 24-July 27 at venues on South Broadway in Denver — is really living up to Smith’s aspirations. Last month in a piece about the best “smaller-scale but still awesome” summer music festivals, Paste magazine gave a nod to the […]

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  • 42nd RockyGrass might bring folks to tears

    42nd RockyGrass might bring folks to tears

    By Quentin Young RockyGrass is on. That’s the good news for Planet Bluegrass, which produces the bluegrass festival at its Lyons ranch and has worked nonstop since the September flooding to repair severe damage throughout the property. It’s also good news for the event’s many fans, who bought up tickets in record speed. Three-day passes sold out within 24 hours and single-day passes were all gone six weeks earlier than ever before, according to Planet Bluegrass spokesman Brian Eyster. But […]

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  • Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70

    Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70

    By John Heilprin Associated Press GENEVA — Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world’s consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair flowing from under his cowboy hat. His contrasting appearance and devotion to the blues pioneers of the 20th century turbo-charged a career in which he emulated and, ultimately, championed, his childhood hero Muddy Waters and other icons. Winters carved out a wide niche — and became an […]

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  • Boy & Bear chat with Quentin Young

    Boy & Bear chat with Quentin Young

    Boy & Bear sit down to chat with Quentin Young at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Boy & Bear are huge in their home country of Australia. They’ve already sold out one show in September at the Sydney Opera House and have added a second night. In 2011, their debut album, Moonfire, won five Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, which are like our Grammy Awards. Now they’re on tour in support of their latest release, Harlequin Dream, and […]

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  • Scars on 45 chat with Quentin Young

    Scars on 45 chat with Quentin Young

    Scars on 45 sit down to chat with Quentin at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Musical chemistry is like romantic chemistry. It’s hard to come by, but when you find it you know it’s special. Danny Bemrose and Aimee Driver have musical chemistry. You know it the moment they blend their voices. We got to hear them do this recently when the band Scars on 45 visited the Garage. Scars features Bemrose and Driver on vocals, with David “Nova” […]

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  • Ash Grunwald chats with Quentin Young

    Ash Grunwald chats with Quentin Young

    Ash Grunwald sits down to chat with Quentin Young at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Ash Grunwald is from Australia, but American blues is in his soul. Like the best of the Delta bluesmen, he goes for a spare, penetrating sound that’s universally understood, and we felt as if we knew just what he was saying when he ripped it up in the studio. Grunwald accompanies himself on drums, which he plays with his feet. It’s not a gimmicky […]

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Latest Music Videos

  • Boy & Bear perform ‘Three Headed Woman’

    Boy & Bear perform ‘Three Headed Woman’

    Boy & Bear perform “Three Headed Woman” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Boy & Bear are huge in their home country of Australia. They’ve already sold out one show in September at the Sydney Opera House and have added a second night. In 2011, their debut album, Moonfire, won five Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, which are like our Grammy Awards. Now they’re on tour in support of their latest release, Harlequin Dream, and we got them […]

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  • Boy & Bear perform ‘Old Town Blues’

    Boy & Bear perform ‘Old Town Blues’

    Boy & Bear perform “Old Town Blues” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Boy & Bear are huge in their home country of Australia. They’ve already sold out one show in September at the Sydney Opera House and have added a second night. In 2011, their debut album, Moonfire, won five Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, which are like our Grammy Awards. Now they’re on tour in support of their latest release, Harlequin Dream, and we got them […]

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  • Scars on 45 perform ‘Tasted Every Tear’

    Scars on 45 perform ‘Tasted Every Tear’

    Scars on 45 perform “Tasted Every Tear” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Musical chemistry is like romantic chemistry. It’s hard to come by, but when you find it you know it’s special. Danny Bemrose and Aimee Driver have musical chemistry. You know it the moment they blend their voices. We got to hear them do this recently when the band Scars on 45 visited the Garage. Scars features Bemrose and Driver on vocals, with David “Nova” Nowakowski on […]

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  • Scars on 45 perform ‘Crazy For You’

    Scars on 45 perform ‘Crazy For You’

    Scars on 45 perform “Crazy For You” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Musical chemistry is like romantic chemistry. It’s hard to come by, but when you find it you know it’s special. Danny Bemrose and Aimee Driver have musical chemistry. You know it the moment they blend their voices. We got to hear them do this recently when the band Scars on 45 visited the Garage. Scars features Bemrose and Driver on vocals, with David “Nova” Nowakowski on […]

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  • Ash Grunwald performs ‘Serious’

    Ash Grunwald performs ‘Serious’

    Ash Grunwald performs “Serious” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Ash Grunwald is from Australia, but American blues is in his soul. Like the best of the Delta bluesmen, he goes for a spare, penetrating sound that’s universally understood, and we felt as if we knew just what he was saying when he ripped it up in the studio. Grunwald accompanies himself on drums, which he plays with his feet. It’s not a gimmicky thing. It’s a natural expression […]

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  • Ash Grunwald performs ‘Breakout’

    Ash Grunwald performs ‘Breakout’

    Ash Grunwald performs “Breakout” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Ash Grunwald is from Australia, but American blues is in his soul. Like the best of the Delta bluesmen, he goes for a spare, penetrating sound that’s universally understood, and we felt as if we knew just what he was saying when he ripped it up in the studio. Grunwald accompanies himself on drums, which he plays with his feet. It’s not a gimmicky thing. It’s a natural expression […]

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Your hosts are Ashley Dean and Quentin Young, reporters at the Colorado Daily (Boulder) and Times-Call (Longmont), respectively.

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