Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

Gasoline Lollipops perform “Death” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado.

Clay Rose, frontman of Gasoline Lollipops, pictures Jesus as sporting Elvis-like sideburns. It’s not the most conventional conception of the son of God, but it’s an entertaining one, and it somehow jibes with what it’s like to listen to the Lollipops.

The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it’s all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like “Death.”

The band recently earned a top performance spot at the Bolder Boulder 10K, on May 25, which is known for its musical entertainment, by winning a battle of the bands competition at Oskar Blues. GasPops, as they’re sometimes known, also recently won a Colorado Daily Readers’ Choice award.

When Rose and bandmates — Donny Ambory on electric guitar, Jonny Mouser on drums and Brad Morse on bass — visited the Garage, they performed “Death,” “Longest Night” and “Going Home to Georgia.” They also sat down for a chat with Quentin and expounded on the superstitions behind their music production.

What they brought us: A signed votive candle.

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