• Second Story Garage: Run River North

    Second Story Garage:
    Run River North

    Run River North perform “Beetle” live at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. When you hear Run River North for the first time, you might think to yourself, “This band could really go somewhere.” Their songs are just a little bit better than other bands’ songs, their singing is a notch superior, their playing is a touch more exciting. Everything they play is easy to like, and note after note, verse after verse, their music proves to […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Henhouse Prowlers

    Second Story Garage: Henhouse Prowlers

    Henhouse Prowlers perform “Spoiler Alert” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. While so many bluegrass bands go to great lengths to take the genre in different directions, the Henhouse Prowlers are content to just be really good at bluegrass. Tradition’s not a problem when you can sing and play like these guys do. That’s not to say the Chicago four-piece is stodgy. They might wear ties, but they can tear it up. They won the prestigious 2010 RockyGrass Festival’s […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Elephant Revival

    Second Story Garage: Elephant Revival

    Elephant Revival perform “Rogue River” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Elephant Revival belongs to a certain model of Colorado bands that are sometimes called indie-folk or gypsy-folk and favor acoustic over electric and vintage over modern. More than that, Elephant Revival is a prototype of the model, and there’s no telling how many people in the state, or in the country, took up the washboard after seeing the quintet from Nederland perform. With haunting vocals and a rare […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Gipsy Moon

    Second Story Garage: Gipsy Moon

    Gipsy Moon perform “Never Know” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. If you set out to describe the spirit of the town of Nederland to someone who’s never been there, you’d do worse than to simply play the music of Gipsy Moon, a band that was born in Nederland and that seems to translate the town’s free-spirited, high-country, homespun, loose-fitting creativity into music. The string band has become a regular on the local festival circuit and wherever The String […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Strange Americans

    Second Story Garage: Strange Americans

    Strange Americans perform “Blood is Gold” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. It’s refreshing when bands don’t have to tie themselves in knots when describing their music. Strange Americans play rock ‘n’ roll. That’s what they say and that’s who they are, and that’s what they did when they played the garage. The Denver quintet — it includes Matt Hoffman and Trent Nelson on guitar, Murray Mercier on keyboards, Trevor Sinnard on bass and Michael McKee on drums — […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Qbala

    Second Story Garage: Qbala

    Qbala performs “News” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. When you make your lyrics deeply personal, every performance leaves you vulnerable. Fort Collins rapper Qbala puts the hard facts of her life in her lyrics, and she’s the kind of performer who doesn’t shrink from the emotional charge of the words but uses it to power her delivery. Qbala — aka Kalhie Quinones — might have had a career as a basketball player. She played for the University of […]

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  • Second Story Garage: The Larry Keel Experience

    Second Story Garage: The Larry Keel Experience

    The Larry Keel Experience perform “Train 45″ at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. The “Mike & Mike” show on ESPN is known for all the bobbleheads that decorate the desk where the commentators sit. The bobblehead rotation has included a likeness of Larry Keel, a master of bluegrass guitar and recent guest of Second Story Garage. He was in Colorado last month with The Larry Keel Experience, which includes his wife, Jenny, on bass and Will Lee on banjo. […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Yonder Mountain String Band

    Second Story Garage: Yonder Mountain String Band

    Yonder Mountain String Band perform “Landfall” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Yonder Mountain String Band is one of the Big Three bands from Colorado that followed the state’s progressive bluegrass tradition to years of touring and national recognition. Along with Leftover Salmon and The String Cheese Incident, YMSB has expanded the boundaries of bluegrass-based music, and it gets at least part of the credit for a proliferation of custom-named music genres that end in “-grass.” The band recently […]

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  • Super group Southern Soul Assembly aim to turn stage into their front porch

    Super group Southern Soul Assembly aim to turn stage into their front porch

    By Quentin Young Southern Soul Assembly performs in concert venues, but they’re not really a band and they don’t really put on concerts. It’s better than that. They’re four guys who love to jam together — and they let people watch when they do. Also, they just happen to be world-class talents. JJ Grey, Marc Broussard, Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson — the Assembly — each has achieved star status with other bands or as solo artists. In the Southern […]

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  • Colorado Music Hall of Fame inducts Firefall, Manassas, Nitty Gritty Dirty Band, Poco

    Colorado Music Hall of Fame inducts Firefall, Manassas, Nitty Gritty Dirty Band, Poco

    By Quentin Young Boulder music history was made on May 1, 1977. On that day, hometown band Firefall performed in front of a crowd of 61,500 at Folsom Field on the University of Colorado campus. Firefall was supporting Fleetwood Mac on that band’s career-peak “Rumors” tour and chart-topper Bob Seger. Firefall’s debut self-titled album, released the previous year, had become the fastest release to go gold for Atlantic Records, and the band’s single, “You Are the Woman,” had cracked the […]

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  • Get ready to dance, Colorado: Here come Hank & Cupcakes, Vance Romance

    Get ready to dance, Colorado: Here come Hank & Cupcakes, Vance Romance

    By Lukas Leben The University of Colorado’s Program Council is shaking the walls of the University Memorial Center’s Club 156 Saturday night, presenting Brooklyn’s energetic electropop duo Hank & Cupcakes and Denver’s Vance Romance, with its self-proclaimed “love for sexy basslines and floor shaking dance beats.” Hank & Cupcakes, which formed in 2008 in Tel Aviv, Israel, features husband/wife team of Ariel “Hank” Scherbacovsky and Sagit “Cupcakes” Shir. According to the duo’s website, the band name is a reference to […]

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  • Run River North chat with Quentin Young

    Run River North chat with Quentin Young

    Run River North sit down for an interview with Quentin Young at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. When you hear Run River North for the first time, you might think to yourself, “This band could really go somewhere.” Their songs are just a little bit better than other bands’ songs, their singing is a notch superior, their playing is a touch more exciting. Everything they play is easy to like, and note after note, verse after […]

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  • Henhouse Prowlers chat with Quentin Young

    Henhouse Prowlers chat with Quentin Young

    Henhouse Prowlers sit down to chat with Quentin Young at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. While so many bluegrass bands go to great lengths to take the genre in different directions, the Henhouse Prowlers are content to just be really good at bluegrass. Tradition’s not a problem when you can sing and play like these guys do. That’s not to say the Chicago four-piece is stodgy. They might wear ties, but they can tear it up. They won the […]

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  • Elephant Revival chat with Quentin Young

    Elephant Revival chat with Quentin Young

    Elephant Revival chat with Quentin Young at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Elephant Revival belongs to a certain model of Colorado bands that are sometimes called indie-folk or gypsy-folk and favor acoustic over electric and vintage over modern. More than that, Elephant Revival is a prototype of the model, and there’s no telling how many people in the state, or in the country, took up the washboard after seeing the quintet from Nederland perform. With haunting vocals and a […]

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  • Yonder Mountain String Band opens four-show run at Boulder Theater on NYE

    Yonder Mountain String Band opens four-show run at Boulder Theater on NYE

    Second Story Garage staff Yonder Mountain String Band will play a four-night New Year’s Eve run at Boulder Theater. The slate of shows will cap an eventful year for the influential Nederland-born band. They announced the departure of founding member Jeff Austin in April. Allie Kral, formerly of jamband Cornmeal, and Jake Jolliff, formerly of string band Joy Kills Sorrow, have joined YMSB as regular guests throughout the year, and they’re on the NYE bill. The New Year’s Eve shows […]

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  • Pioneering Boulder band Hot Rize has tour, new album in works

    Pioneering Boulder band Hot Rize has tour, new album in works

    By Quentin Young Hot Rize once played a show at Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder with headliner Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass. Today, the band is widely credited as a progenitor of progressive bluegrass. But sharing a bill with Monroe could be intimidating, and it didn’t help that he was reputed to have a prickly personality. But the band apparently impressed Monroe, based on what he told Hot Rize’s Pete Wernick after the show. “He said, ‘Your band sounded pretty […]

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  • Yonder Mountain String Band brings new look to Planet Bluegrass

    Yonder Mountain String Band brings new look to Planet Bluegrass

    By Quentin Young We’re seeing a different face of Yonder Mountain String Band. It’s down a founding member, but it’s up two regular guests. It has new songs. Its sound is a little different. When the quartet earlier this year parted ways with its de facto frontman, Jeff Austin, it was not clear what it all meant for the band’s future. Now the future is coming into focus. “We’ve come to find out it was something we really needed,” said […]

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Latest Music Videos

  • Run River North perform ‘Excuses’

    Run River North perform ‘Excuses’

    Run River North perform “Excuses” live at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. When you hear Run River North for the first time, you might think to yourself, “This band could really go somewhere.” Their songs are just a little bit better than other bands’ songs, their singing is a notch superior, their playing is a touch more exciting. Everything they play is easy to like, and note after note, verse after verse, their music proves to […]

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  • Run River North perform ‘Lying Beast’

    Run River North perform ‘Lying Beast’

    Run River North perform “Lying Beast” live at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. When you hear Run River North for the first time, you might think to yourself, “This band could really go somewhere.” Their songs are just a little bit better than other bands’ songs, their singing is a notch superior, their playing is a touch more exciting. Everything they play is easy to like, and note after note, verse after verse, their music proves […]

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  • Henhouse Prowlers perform ‘When You Come Back I’ll Be Gone’

    Henhouse Prowlers perform ‘When You Come Back I’ll Be Gone’

    Henhouse Prowlers perform “When You Come Back I’ll Be Gone” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. While so many bluegrass bands go to great lengths to take the genre in different directions, the Henhouse Prowlers are content to just be really good at bluegrass. Tradition’s not a problem when you can sing and play like these guys do. That’s not to say the Chicago four-piece is stodgy. They might wears ties, but they can tear it up. They won […]

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  • Henhouse Prowlers perform ‘Drunk Again’

    Henhouse Prowlers perform ‘Drunk Again’

    Henhouse Prowlers perform “Drunk Again” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. While so many bluegrass bands go to great lengths to take the genre in different directions, the Henhouse Prowlers are content to just be really good at bluegrass. Tradition’s not a problem when you can sing and play like these guys do. That’s not to say the Chicago four-piece is stodgy. They might wear ties, but they can tear it up. They won the prestigious 2010 RockyGrass Festival’s […]

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  • Elephant Revival perform ‘Birds and Stars’

    Elephant Revival perform ‘Birds and Stars’

    Elephant Revival perform “Birds and Stars” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Elephant Revival belongs to a certain model of Colorado bands that are sometimes called indie-folk or gypsy-folk and favor acoustic over electric and vintage over modern. More than that, Elephant Revival is a prototype of the model, and there’s no telling how many people in the state, or in the country, took up the washboard after seeing the quintet from Nederland perform. With haunting vocals and a […]

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  • Elephant Revival perform ‘Remembering a Beginning’

    Elephant Revival perform ‘Remembering a Beginning’

    Elephant revival perform “Remembering a Beginning” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Elephant Revival belongs to a certain model of Colorado bands that are sometimes called indie-folk or gypsy-folk and favor acoustic over electric and vintage over modern. More than that, Elephant Revival is a prototype of the model, and there’s no telling how many people in the state, or in the country, took up the washboard after seeing the quintet from Nederland perform. With haunting vocals and a […]

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