• Second Story Garage: Slow Caves

    Second Story Garage: Slow Caves

    Slow Caves perform “Glares” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Slow Caves have an image, and that’s a great advantage when you’re a new band. Identity usually comes slow and by default in the textbook cycle of band life. But it came almost from the outset for this Fort Collins quintet, and its SoCal sheen, youthful swagger and skateboard cool seem, if not intentional, at least immediate to the project. Slow Caves released their debut, self-titled EP in June. […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Caribou Mountain Collective

    Second Story Garage: Caribou Mountain Collective

    Caribou Mountain Collective perform “If You Would’ve Heard Me Calling” at Second Story Garage in the Daily Camera newsroom in Boulder, Colorado. It seems to happen so often. A bunch of friends get a jam going at some guy’s house in Nederland, and next thing you know, they’re touring the country. Ever hear of a little ol’ string band called Yonder Mountain? Add Caribou Mountain Collective to the list. The Nederland bluegrass quartet began informally at a pickin’ party a […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Shady Elders

    Second Story Garage: Shady Elders

    Shady Elders perform “Breakers” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado When Shady Elders came together in Denver a couple of years ago, its members had come from other notable area bands, so there were a lot of eyes on it. Westword pronounced the band “Denver’s newest supergroup.” The band released its debut EP, No Favors, in 2013, and it has a moody, dreamy, pop sound that highlights the vocals of frontwoman Fox Rodemich. Her voice has a dark-chocolate-and-cherries richness […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Ark Life

    Second Story Garage:
    Ark Life

    Ark Life perform “Have To Leave You Now” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. On the morning of Aug. 5, the Denver band Ark Life packed up and hit the road for a summer tour. Forty-five minutes into the trip, they stopped at their first engagement: Second Story Garage. We got to hear the first set of the quintet’s tour, which was pretty cool, because the band is one of those acts that people are talking about in the […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Fierce Bad Rabbit

    Second Story Garage: Fierce Bad Rabbit

    Fierce Bad Rabbit perform “Do You Want Me Now?” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. The 1906 Beatrix Potter book “The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit” is about a rabbit who, well, is fierce and bad. He steals a carrot and gets his tail shot off. It’s a strange little story, but it provided a Fort Collins indie folk-rock group with one of the best band names around. And the name’s not wasted. Fierce Bad Rabbit is among […]

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  • Second Story Garage: A tribute to great songwriting

    Second Story Garage: A tribute to great songwriting

    The annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado, is all about songcraft. Its tagline is “summit of the song.” The 2014 Folks Festival takes place Aug. 15-17, and it features some of the great songwriters of our time — Randy Newman, Ani DiFranco, Josh Ritter and Greg Brown, among others. Newman alone, through studio work and movie soundtracks, has contributed incalculably to the contemporary song scene, and DiFranco is single-handedly responsible for a whole sub-genre of […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Town Mountain

    Second Story Garage: Town Mountain

    Town Mountain perform “Long Time Comin’ ” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Town Mountain came through the Boulder area last month to play RockyGrass, one of the most prestigious annual bluegrass gigs in the nation. A day before they took the festival stage, they swung by the Garage. Town Mountain’s music owes as much to Hank Williams as it does to Bill Monroe. It’s got a honky-tonk edge to it that comes especially from singer Robert Greer’s voice. […]

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  • 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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  • Rock-reggae band Pepper to play CU’s Homecoming concert

    Rock-reggae band Pepper to play CU’s Homecoming concert

    Pepper, a rock-reggae band from Hawaii, will perform at the University of Colorado’s Homecoming concert at Balch Fieldhouse on Oct. 22, the CU Program Council announced Monday. The concert, which is open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Students may purchase tickets at a discounted price of $22; non-students will pay $30. Anyone attending the concert will be required to show a printed ticket and a valid form of photo ID. Special guests […]

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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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  • Will U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ be most deleted album ever?

    Will U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ be most deleted album ever?

    By Dan Deluca The Philadelphia Inquirer U2 have just released what will soon be the most deleted album in history. There it is, sitting in your iTunes Music Library whether you asked for it or not: Songs of Innocence, the heroic Irish rock band’s 13th album, which they surprise released for free in partnership with Apple at the consumer tech giant’s iPhone 6 (and Apple Watch) rollout in Cupertino, Calif., last week. In a stroke of internet razzmatazz, Apple made […]

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  • Slow Caves chat with Quentin Young

    Slow Caves chat with Quentin Young

    Slow Caves sit down to chat with Quentin Young at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Slow Caves have an image, and that’s a great advantage when you’re a new band. Identity usually comes slow and by default in the textbook cycle of band life. But it came almost from the outset for this Fort Collins quintet, and its SoCal sheen, youthful swagger and skateboard cool seem, if not intentional, at least immediate to the project. Slow Caves released their […]

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  • Caribou Mountain Collective chat with Quentin Young

    Caribou Mountain Collective chat with Quentin Young

    Caribou Mountain Collective sit down to chat with Quentin Young at Second Story Garage in the Daily Camera newsroom in Boulder, Colorado. It seems to happen so often. A bunch of friends get a jam going at some guy’s house in Nederland, and next thing you know, they’re touring the country. Ever hear of a little ol’ string band called Yonder Mountain? Add Caribou Mountain Collective to the list. The Nederland bluegrass quartet began informally at a pickin’ party a […]

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  • Shady Elders chat with Quentin Young

    Shady Elders chat with Quentin Young

    Shady Elders chat with Quentin Young at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. When Shady Elders came together in Denver a couple of years ago, its members had come from other notable area bands, so there were a lot of eyes on it. Westword pronounced the band “Denver’s newest supergroup.” The band released its debut EP, No Favors, in 2013, and it has a moody, dreamy, pop sound that highlights the vocals of frontwoman Fox Rodemich. Her voice has a […]

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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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  • Folks Festival at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons kicks off its 24th year in style

    Folks Festival at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons kicks off its 24th year in style

    The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival is back. “We finally got the (main) stage tied into the town electricity at 6:30 last night,” Planet Bluegrass spokesman Brian Eyster said Friday. “So, we turned the generator off and hopefully, that’ll be the last time a generator runs the Planet Bluegrass stage for a long time.” That generator is what powered RockyGrass three weeks ago, Planet Bluegrass’s first festival since being nailed by the St. Vrain River in last September’s flood. Literally, a […]

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Latest Music Videos

  • Slow Caves perform ‘Saturns’

    Slow Caves perform ‘Saturns’

    Slow Caves perform “Saturns” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Slow Caves have an image, and that’s a great advantage when you’re a new band. Identity usually comes slow and by default in the textbook cycle of band life. But it came almost from the outset for this Fort Collins quintet, and its SoCal sheen, youthful swagger and skateboard cool seem, if not intentional, at least immediate to the project. Slow Caves released their debut, self-titled EP in June. […]

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  • Slow Caves perform ‘2Hrs!’

    Slow Caves perform ‘2Hrs!’

    Slow Caves perform “2Hrs!” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Slow Caves have an image, and that’s a great advantage when you’re a new band. Identity usually comes slow and by default in the textbook cycle of band life. But it came almost from the outset for this Fort Collins quintet, and its SoCal sheen, youthful swagger and skateboard cool seem, if not intentional, at least immediate to the project. Slow Caves released their debut, self-titled EP in June. […]

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  • Caribou Mountain Collective perform ‘Lady Jane’

    Caribou Mountain Collective perform ‘Lady Jane’

    Caribou Mountain Collective perform “Lady Jane” at Second Story Garage in the Daily Camera newsroom in Boulder Colorado. It seems to happen so often. A bunch of friends get a jam going at some guy’s house in Nederland, and next thing you know, they’re touring the country. Ever hear of a little ol’ string band called Yonder Mountain? Add Caribou Mountain Collective to the list. The Nederland bluegrass quartet began informally at a pickin’ party a couple of years ago, […]

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  • Caribou Mountain Collective perform ‘Long Gone’

    Caribou Mountain Collective perform ‘Long Gone’

    Caribou Mountain Collective perform “Long Gone” at Second Story Garage in the Daily Camera newsroom in Boulder, Colorado. It seems to happen so often. A bunch of friends get a jam going at some guy’s house in Nederland, and next thing you know, they’re touring the country. Ever hear of a little ol’ string band called Yonder Mountain? Add Caribou Mountain Collective to the list. The Nederland bluegrass quartet began informally at a pickin’ party a couple of years ago, […]

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  • Shady Elders perform ‘Lonely Girls’

    Shady Elders perform ‘Lonely Girls’

    Shady Elders perform “Lonely Girls” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado When Shady Elders came together in Denver a couple of years ago, its members had come from other notable area bands, so there were a lot of eyes on it. Westword pronounced the band “Denver’s newest supergroup.” The band released its debut EP, No Favors, in 2013, and it has a moody, dreamy, pop sound that highlights the vocals of frontwoman Fox Rodemich. Her voice has a dark-chocolate-and-cherries […]

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  • Shady Elders perform ‘The Night Air’

    Shady Elders perform ‘The Night Air’

    Shady Elders perform “The Night Air” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado When Shady Elders came together in Denver a couple of years ago, its members had come from other notable area bands, so there were a lot of eyes on it. Westword pronounced the band “Denver’s newest supergroup.” The band released its debut EP, No Favors, in 2013, and it has a moody, dreamy, pop sound that highlights the vocals of frontwoman Fox Rodemich. Her voice has a […]

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