• Second Story Garage: The Motet

    Second Story Garage:
    The Motet

    The Motet perform “The Fountain” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. The Motet has been around for 16 years, but it seems as if they’re just bursting onto the scene. The Boulder funk masters recently released their seventh album. They self-titled it because, for the first time, they wrote it collaboratively and, they say, “The group has finally become what it has striven to be throughout its existence.” The band performed a triumphant set at a sold-out Red Rocks […]

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  • 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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  • George Thorogood still bad to the bone

    George Thorogood still bad to the bone

    By Quentin Young The ’80s were a good time for mainstream blues guitar. For star power, you had Eric Clapton. For firepower, Stevie Ray Vaughan. For showmanship, you had ZZ Top. For style, Robert Cray. But if straight-up, snarling blues rock was more your thing, you had George Thorogood. His most famous song is about how bad to the bone he is, and his other greatest hits are drinking anthems. His voice sounds like someone revving a Harley, and his […]

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  • This concert is guaranteed not to stink

    This concert is guaranteed not to stink

    By Aimee Heckel If there are two things that can evoke the strongest emotions and memories, it’s a scent and a song. Longmont women are bringing the two together for an unusual concert. Call it scent entertainment. Or music that smells great. Or call it typical Sharon Glassman (about whom very little seems typical). Her “aromatic music” event kicks off at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the new (as in just opened Thursday) Colorado Aromatics Store, 340 Lashley St., Unit […]

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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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  • Dave and Jans of The Motet chat with Quentin Young

    Dave and Jans of The Motet chat with Quentin Young

    Dave and Jans of The Motet sit down to chat with Quentin Young at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. The Motet has been around for 16 years, but it seems as if they’re just bursting onto the scene. The Boulder funk masters recently released their seventh album. They self-titled it because, for the first time, they wrote it collaboratively and, they say, “The group has finally become what it has striven to be throughout its existence.” The band performed […]

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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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  • 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

  • The Motet perform ‘Knock It Down’

    The Motet perform ‘Knock It Down’

    The Motet perform “Knock It Down” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. The Motet has been around for 16 years, but it seems as if they’re just bursting onto the scene. The Boulder funk masters recently released their seventh album. They self-titled it because, for the first time, they wrote it collaboratively and, they say, “The group has finally become what it has striven to be throughout its existence.” The band performed a triumphant set at a sold-out Red […]

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  • The Motet perform ‘Keep On Don’t Stoppin’

    The Motet perform ‘Keep On Don’t Stoppin’

    The Motet perform “Keep On Don’t Stoppin’” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. The Motet has been around for 16 years, but it seems as if they’re just bursting onto the scene. The Boulder funk masters recently released their seventh album. They self-titled it because, for the first time, they wrote it collaboratively and, they say, “The group has finally become what it has striven to be throughout its existence.” The band performed a triumphant set at a sold-out […]

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  • 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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