• Second Story Garage: Aspen Hourglass

    Second Story Garage: Aspen Hourglass

    Aspen Hourglass perform their song “Who Needs” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. Most people don’t play guitar like Grayson Erhard does. That’s because most people can’t play guitar like he does. He often uses a difficult two-hands-on-the-fretboard technique that Eddie Van Halen first popularized but which players such as Erhard have developed beyond pop-rock vulgarity. In the Fort Collins band Aspen Hourglass, Erhard is joined by two similarly accomplished instrumentalists — Elvin Holderfield on keys […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Dead Winter Carpenters

    Second Story Garage: Dead Winter Carpenters

    Dead Winter Carpenters perform “Good Old Time” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. Dead Winter Carpenters share a certain country-rock duality with their world-famous California compatriots, the Eagles, but the spirit of the Carpenters’ music is more mountain trail than rural road. Maybe that’s why the band is gaining fans in Colorado, one of its stomping grounds. The Carpenters were in Colorado in late February for several shows in the region, including a set at eTown […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Seth Glier

    Second Story Garage: Seth Glier

    Seth Glier performs “Love is a Language” at the Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. It must be nice to be able to just open your mouth and have beautiful sounds come out. Seth Glier has a singing voice like that, where his natural gifts make his talent sound effortless. And his talents are multiple. The Massachusetts-based artist writes the kind of songs that come from a deeply personal place but which anyone can relate to, and […]

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  • 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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  • Branson Hoog from Fort Collins-based Shatterproof, which performed at the Colorado Music Party during SXSW on March 20, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Photo by Quentin Young

    SXSW 2015 photo gallery

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  • Sixth Street in Austin, Texas, from the roof of Parkside on Friday, March 20, during SXSW 2015. Photo by Quentin Young

    Unexpected appearance during Dani Grant interview at SXSW 2015

    Dani Grant, executive director of the music nonprofit SpokesBUZZ in Fort Collins, Colo., gave Second Story Garage an overview of the Colorado Music Party on Friday, March 20. The interview took place at a Music Party reception on the roof of Parkside in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2015. The Music Party included 120 artists, 102 of them from Colorado, Grant said. During the interview, Nate Cook of The Yawpers and Tyler Imbrogno of Eldren made an unexpected appearance. Then glass […]

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  • Ben Roy of SPELLS performs at the Colorado Music Party during SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas. Photo by Quentin Young

    SPELLS is out of control at SXSW 2015

    Ben Roy sings “I’m out of control” in a way that makes you believe him. His band SPELLS, from Denver, dresses in matching clothes, but Roy’s approach to performance gives the impression of opposing order. He jumped off the stage at the start of the band’s Colorado Music Party set, and he didn’t look back. The Party took place at the 512 during SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas.

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  • Ellis plays Planet Bluegrass' Folks Festival a month before the 2013 flood. The Minneapolis singer-songwriter is scheduled to perform on Friday, March 27, at the Planet's Wildflower Pavilion.

    Planet Bluegrass presents first Wildflower concert since flood

    Planet Bluegrass in Lyons was hit hard by the 2013 flood, and the destruction of its Wildflower Pavilion was, at more than $1.5 million, its single biggest loss. The Planet rebuilt the Pavilion, and today it celebrates the official reopening of the Wildflower Concert Series with a performance at the venue. Ellis, a singer-songwriter from Minneapolis, is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Planet Bluegrass is familiar territory for Ellis, who performed during the Planet’s Folks Festival a month before […]

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  • Being a mom isn’t slowing Ani DeFranco

    Being a mom isn’t slowing Ani DeFranco

    By Quentin Young ‘I always joked that I would make a great dad someday,” said Ani DiFranco. “Be careful what you wish for.” The folk singer is currently on tour, talking by phone this week somewhere near the Grand Tetons. She was without her family — two children, ages 8 and 2, and her husband, Mike Napolitano — who are back home in New Orleans. It’s both fitting and ironic for DiFranco, a feminist and musical icon, to have a […]

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  • Dark Star Orchestra casts its love-light on Grateful Dead

    Dark Star Orchestra casts its love-light on Grateful Dead

    By Quentin Young This is a momentous year for the Grateful Dead. The seminal rock enterprise and inexhaustible cultural force was founded in San Francisco in 1965, and the band is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. As if to increase the year’s commemorative weight, the band announced that its original surviving members plan to play a set of farewell concerts in July at Chicago’s Soldier Field, site of the last show they played with bandmate Jerry Garcia, who died […]

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  • Aspen Hourglass chat with Quentin Young

    Aspen Hourglass chat with Quentin Young

    Aspen Hourglass sit down for a video interview with reporter Quentin Young at Second Story Garage studio in Boulder, Colorado. Most people don’t play guitar like Grayson Erhard does. That’s because most people can’t play guitar like he does. He often uses a difficult two-hands-on-the-fretboard technique that Eddie Van Halen first popularized but which players such as Erhard have developed beyond pop-rock vulgarity. In the Fort Collins band Aspen Hourglass, Erhard is joined by two similarly accomplished instrumentalists — Elvin […]

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  • Seth Glier chats with Quentin Young

    Seth Glier chats with Quentin Young

    Seth Glier sits down with Quentin Young for a video interview at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. It must be nice to be able to just open your mouth and have beautiful sounds come out. Seth Glier has a singing voice like that, where his natural gifts make his talent sound effortless. And his talents are multiple. The Massachusetts-based artist writes the kind of songs that come from a deeply personal place but which anyone can relate to, and […]

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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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Latest Music Videos

  • Aspen Hourglass perform ‘Justify’

    Aspen Hourglass perform ‘Justify’

    Aspen Hourglass perform their song “Justify” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. Most people don’t play guitar like Grayson Erhard does. That’s because most people can’t play guitar like he does. He often uses a difficult two-hands-on-the-fretboard technique that Eddie Van Halen first popularized but which players such as Erhard have developed beyond pop-rock vulgarity. In the Fort Collins band Aspen Hourglass, Erhard is joined by two similarly accomplished instrumentalists — Elvin Holderfield on keys and […]

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  • Aspen Hourglass perform ‘EVOLve’

    Aspen Hourglass perform ‘EVOLve’

    Aspen Hourglass perform “EVOLve” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. Most people don’t play guitar like Grayson Erhard does. That’s because most people can’t play guitar like he does. He often uses a difficult two-hands-on-the-fretboard technique that Eddie Van Halen first popularized but which players such as Erhard have developed beyond pop-rock vulgarity. In the Fort Collins band Aspen Hourglass, Erhard is joined by two similarly accomplished instrumentalists — Elvin Holderfield on keys and Sean Hanson […]

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  • Dead Winter Carpenters perform ‘Love Amongst Thieves’

    Dead Winter Carpenters perform ‘Love Amongst Thieves’

    Dead Winter Carpenters perform “Love Amongst Thieves” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. Dead Winter Carpenters share a certain country-rock duality with their world-famous California compatriots, the Eagles, but the spirit of the Carpenters’ music is more mountain trail than rural road. Maybe that’s why the band is gaining fans in Colorado, one of its stomping grounds. The Carpenters were in Colorado in late February for several shows in the region, including a set at eTown […]

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  • Dead Winter Carpenters perform ‘Holding A Winning Hand’

    Dead Winter Carpenters perform ‘Holding A Winning Hand’

    Dead Winter Carpenters perform “Holding A Winning Hand” at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. Dead Winter Carpenters share a certain country-rock duality with their world-famous California compatriots, the Eagles, but the spirit of the Carpenters’ music is more mountain trail than rural road. Maybe that’s why the band is gaining fans in Colorado, one of its stomping grounds. The Carpenters were in Colorado in late February for several shows in the region, including a set at […]

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  • Seth Glier performs ‘Standing Still’

    Seth Glier performs ‘Standing Still’

    Seth Glier performs “Standing Still” at the Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. It must be nice to be able to just open your mouth and have beautiful sounds come out. Seth Glier has a singing voice like that, where his natural gifts make his talent sound effortless. And his talents are multiple. The Massachusetts-based artist writes the kind of songs that come from a deeply personal place but which anyone can relate to, and he imbues […]

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  • Seth Glier performs ‘Scars’

    Seth Glier performs ‘Scars’

    Seth Glier performs “Scars” at the Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. It must be nice to be able to just open your mouth and have beautiful sounds come out. Seth Glier has a singing voice like that, where his natural gifts make his talent sound effortless. And his talents are multiple. The Massachusetts-based artist writes the kind of songs that come from a deeply personal place but which anyone can relate to, and he imbues them […]

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