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  • Strange Americans perform ‘The Scene’

    Strange Americans perform ‘The Scene’

    Strange Americans perform “The Scene” 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 — made […]

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  • Strange Americans perform ‘Aggro’

    Strange Americans perform ‘Aggro’

    Strange Americans perform “Aggro” 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 — made its […]

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  • Strange Americans chat with Quentin Young

    Strange Americans chat with Quentin Young

    Strange Americans sit down to chat with Quentin 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 […]

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  • Hard Working Americans’ rockumentary has roots in Boulder

    Hard Working Americans’ rockumentary has roots in Boulder

    By Quentin Young In the middle of “The First Waltz,” a new rockumentary about the Hard Working Americans, singer Todd Snider lays down a vocal track for the song “Wrecking Ball” by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. We watch the take unfold from beginning to end, and as the music concludes we see the reaction in the control room. David Schools, the Widespread Panic bassist who plays with the Americans, shakes his head. “(Freaking) mesmerizing,” he says. Someone off camera […]

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  • Qbala performs ‘Mind’s Eye’

    Qbala performs ‘Mind’s Eye’

    Qbala performs “Mind’s Eye” 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 […]

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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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