• Second Story Garage: Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys

    Second Story Garage: Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys

    Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys perform “Soil and Clay” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. There aren’t many farmers left in the country, let alone bluegrass musicians who are actually farmers. But Bradford Lee Folk has always been the real deal. He first came to national attention in the early 2000s as part of Open Road, a Colorado bluegrass group that was noted not just for its instrumental and vocal skills but for how […]

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  • Second Story Garage: SunSquabi

    Second Story Garage: SunSquabi

    SunSquabi perform Hustlin’ at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. Boulder is a breeding ground for electronic music infused with live instruments, and SunSquabi is the style’s latest success story. The three-member group formed in 2011 and has maintained an impressive schedule of EP, album and remix releases. The band’s latest release, the Thunder EP, came out in December, and they’ve got another album in the works, set for release in 2015. It’s looking to be a […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Jeff Austin Band

    Second Story Garage:
    Jeff Austin Band

    Jeff Austin and Eric Thorin of the Jeff Austin Band perform “Rag Doll” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. This is Jeff Austin’s break from Yonder Mountain String Band. After a successful run as frontman for the Nederland four-piece jamgrass group, Austin is stepping out this month with the release of a new solo album, The Simple Truth. In recent months, Austin has taken this material to live audiences with his new band, which includes banjoist […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Danielle Ate the Sandwich

    Second Story Garage: Danielle Ate the Sandwich

    Danielle Ate the Sandwich perform “You Were My Home” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. If music ever stops working out for Danielle Ate the Sandwich, the Fort Collins band could easily have a second career in comedy. Frontwoman Danielle Anderson, who is known for her Deschanelian charm and who first developed a following on YouTube, has a comedian’s wit and outlook. Her violin player, Chris Jusell, is sometimes so deadpan in his own humor it […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Fox Street

    Second Story Garage:
    Fox Street

    Fox Street perform “Something About” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. Colorado band Fox Street — formerly Fox Street All Stars — is in the studio working on its third release, but they gave us a preview of the album’s material when they visited the Garage. Our conclusion is that few groups in the area are capable of the kind of deep-soul, dirty rock that Fox Street practices. One song that stood out was “Our Garden,” […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Top music videos of 2014

    Second Story Garage: Top music videos of 2014

    We at Second Story Garage like to think we helped discover Billy Strings and Don Julin. We hadn’t heard of the Michigan-based duo until a local music industry guy tipped us off. Then the young guitar scorcher Strings and bluegrass guru Julin (pictured to the left) came into the studio and set our hair on fire.Their rendition of “Little Maggie” has the most views by far of any 2014 performance in Second Story Garage. We bet a lot of SSG […]

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  • Second Story Garage:  The Dustbowl Revival

    Second Story Garage:
    The Dustbowl Revival

    The Dustbowl Revival perform “Lampshade On” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. They’re called The Dustbowl Revival, but “dustbowl” should be read as style, not politics. It’s more Mardi Gras than “Grapes of Wrath.” You could see this band with all their belongings on the back of a wagon heading west, but it would be a party. Their Americana swing gets you tapping your toes and raising your glass. No one’s down on their luck here. […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Judah & the Lion

    Second Story Garage: Judah & the Lion

    Judah & the Lion perform “Kickin’ Da Leaves” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. The members of Judah & the Lion have very different backgrounds, and maybe that’s why their music has such broad appeal. That appeal is growing exponentially since they visited Second Story Garage. In fact, they will appear on “The Late Show With David Letterman” on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Frontman Judah Akers is the Tennessee-raised southerner. Brian Brian Macdonald on mandolin is […]

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  • Odesza is a fresh breath of electronic air

    Odesza is a fresh breath of electronic air

    By Sean Kelly In the current world of electronic music, Odesza is a breath of fresh air. The duo of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight opted to stray from the sound of the typical headbanging, drop-centric style that has become so prevalent in EDM. After meeting in college at Western Washington University, Mills and Knight started creating beats, but Mills said they never set out to make any type of music in particular. Because of this, Mills said the duo […]

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  • Judah & the Lion perform in Second Story Garage (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)

    Garage alums Judah & the Lion set to rock Letterman’s world

    Judah & the Lion rocked Second Story Garage a few months ago, and Friday, Feb. 20, they’re going to rock the “The Late Show With David Letterman.” We can’t be sure Letterman’s folks discovered Judah from their Garage session. But we’re pretty confident it went down that way, based on a nationally prominent, Colorado-based music source recently telling us they are taking a look at Judah based on seeing the band’s Garage session. So, either before or after Judah appears […]

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  • Guitar hero Eddie Van Halen talks about his roots, music innovations

    Guitar hero Eddie Van Halen talks about his roots, music innovations

    By Brett Zongker Associated Press WASHINGTON — For Eddie Van Halen, making music is all about having good ears and a talent for experimenting with guitars and amps to create just the right sound. Now 60, Van Halen said he’s ready to get back on the road. His band recorded a live album — its first with founding singer David Lee Roth — in 2013, and it’s waiting for a release date. Eddie Van Halen was to visit the Smithsonian […]

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  • Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys chat with Quentin Young

    Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys chat with Quentin Young

    Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys sit down for a video interview with Quentin Young at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. There aren’t many farmers left in the country, let alone bluegrass musicians who are actually farmers. But Bradford Lee Folk has always been the real deal. He first came to national attention in the early 2000s as part of Open Road, a Colorado bluegrass group that was noted not just for its instrumental and vocal skills but […]

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  • SunSquabi chat with Quentin Young

    SunSquabi chat with Quentin Young

    Andrew, Chris and Kevin of SunSquabi sit down for a video interview with Quentin at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Boulder is a breeding ground for electronic music infused with live instruments, and SunSquabi is the style’s latest success story. The three-member group formed in 2011 and has maintained an impressive schedule of EP, album and remix releases. The band’s latest release, the Thunder EP, came out in December, and they’ve got another album in the works, set for […]

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  • Jeff Austin Band chat with Quentin Young

    Jeff Austin Band chat with Quentin Young

    Jeff Austin Band sit down for a video interview with Quentin at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. This is Jeff Austin’s break from Yonder Mountain String Band. After a successful run as frontman for the Nederland four-piece jamgrass group, Austin is stepping out this month with the release of a new solo album, The Simple Truth. In recent months, Austin has taken this material to live audiences with his new band, which includes banjoist Danny Barnes, […]

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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

  • Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys perform ‘Denver’

    Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys perform ‘Denver’

    Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys perform “Denver” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. There aren’t many farmers left in the country, let alone bluegrass musicians who are actually farmers. But Bradford Lee Folk has always been the real deal. He first came to national attention in the early 2000s as part of Open Road, a Colorado bluegrass group that was noted not just for its instrumental and vocal skills but for how defiantly it […]

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  • Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys perform ‘The Lion’s Den’

    Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys perform ‘The Lion’s Den’

    Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys perform “The Lion’s Den” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. There aren’t many farmers left in the country, let alone bluegrass musicians who are actually farmers. But Bradford Lee Folk has always been the real deal. He first came to national attention in the early 2000s as part of Open Road, a Colorado bluegrass group that was noted not just for its instrumental and vocal skills but for how […]

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  • SunSquabi perform ‘Thunder’

    SunSquabi perform ‘Thunder’

    SunSquabi perform “Thunder” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. Boulder is a breeding ground for electronic music infused with live instruments, and SunSquabi is the style’s latest success story. The three-member group formed in 2011 and has maintained an impressive schedule of EP, album and remix releases. The band’s latest release, the Thunder EP, came out in December, and they’ve got another album in the works, set for release in 2015. It’s looking to be a […]

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  • SunSquabi perform ‘Wizard’

    SunSquabi perform ‘Wizard’

    SunSquabi perform “Wizard” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. Boulder is a breeding ground for electronic music infused with live instruments, and SunSquabi is the style’s latest success story. The three-member group formed in 2011 and has maintained an impressive schedule of EP, album and remix releases. The band’s latest release, the Thunder EP, came out in December, and they’ve got another album in the works, set for release in 2015. It’s looking to be a […]

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  • Jeff Austin Band perform ’15 Steps’

    Jeff Austin Band perform ’15 Steps’

    Jeff Austin Band perform “15 Steps” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. This is Jeff Austin’s break from Yonder Mountain String Band. After a successful run as frontman for the Nederland four-piece jamgrass group, Austin is stepping out this month with the release of a new solo album, The Simple Truth. In recent months, Austin has taken this material to live audiences with his new band, which includes banjoist Danny Barnes, guitarist Ross Martin and Lyons […]

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  • Danielle Ate the Sandwich perform ‘The Drawing Back of Curtains’

    Danielle Ate the Sandwich perform ‘The Drawing Back of Curtains’

    Danielle Ate the Sandwich perform “The Drawing Back of Curtains” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. If music ever stops working out for Danielle Ate the Sandwich, the Fort Collins band could easily have a second career in comedy. Frontwoman Danielle Anderson, who is known for her Deschanelian charm and who first developed a following on YouTube, has a comedian’s wit and outlook. Her violin player, Chris Jusell, is sometimes so deadpan in his own humor […]

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