• 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. Frontman Judah Akers is the Tennessee-raised southerner. Brian Brian Macdonald on mandolin is the city-savvy Chicagoan. And Nate Zuercher on banjo is the bearded Coloradan. Were it not for music, they might not have connected, but through their music they’re connecting […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Nick Moss Band

    Second Story Garage:
    Nick Moss Band

    Nick Moss Band perform “Catch Me I’m Falling” live at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. Guitarist Nick Moss used to be in The Legendary Blues Band — that’s the one from the movie “The Blues Brothers,” and the band’s drummer, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, is the one who suggested Moss switch from bass to guitar. Singer Michael Ledbetter, a distant relative of legendary folk artist Leadbelly, used to be a professional opera performer in Chicago. Put […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Run River North

    Second Story Garage:
    Run River North

    Run River North perform “Beetle” live at Second Story Garage music video studio in Boulder, Colorado. When you hear Run River North for the first time, you might think to yourself, “This band could really go somewhere.” Their songs are just a little bit better than other bands’ songs, their singing is a notch superior, their playing is a touch more exciting. Everything they play is easy to like, and note after note, verse after verse, their music proves to […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Henhouse Prowlers

    Second Story Garage: Henhouse Prowlers

    Henhouse Prowlers perform “Spoiler Alert” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. While so many bluegrass bands go to great lengths to take the genre in different directions, the Henhouse Prowlers are content to just be really good at bluegrass. Tradition’s not a problem when you can sing and play like these guys do. That’s not to say the Chicago four-piece is stodgy. They might wear ties, but they can tear it up. They won the prestigious 2010 RockyGrass Festival’s […]

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  • Second Story Garage: Elephant Revival

    Second Story Garage: Elephant Revival

    Elephant Revival perform “Rogue River” at Second Story Garage in Boulder, Colorado. Elephant Revival belongs to a certain model of Colorado bands that are sometimes called indie-folk or gypsy-folk and favor acoustic over electric and vintage over modern. More than that, Elephant Revival is a prototype of the model, and there’s no telling how many people in the state, or in the country, took up the washboard after seeing the quintet from Nederland perform. With haunting vocals and a rare […]

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  • Black Pistol Fire: Best friends, bandmates play Boulder

    Black Pistol Fire: Best friends, bandmates play Boulder

    By Sean Kelly Kevin McKeown and Eric Owen are living every kid’s dream: playing in a band with a lifelong best friend. Their two-man rock band, Black Pistol Fire, started in 2009, but the story really begins all the way back in kindergarten. “We started as kids jamming in the basement, playing covers,” McKeown said. “I think, at that age anyone who plays music kind of gravitates toward each other.” The close-knit relationship of the Canadian-born duo is one of […]

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  • The marquee of the  first concert by the 'Hard Working Americans' held at the Boulder Theater.

    Hard Working Americans’ ‘The First Waltz’ makes Boulder premiere Friday

    By Alan Crandall The Hard Working Americans’ rockumentary, “The First Waltz,” will make its Boulder premiere on Friday, Jan. 23. The film chronicles the formation of Hard Working Americans (HWA) and their debut concert, held at the Boulder Theater.  The band consists of Todd Snider, Dave Schools of Widespread Panic, Neal Casal of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Duane Trucks, Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi and Jesse Aycock. It is fitting that the Boulder premiere will be on the big […]

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  • Rush’s 40th anniversary tour hits Denver on July 11

    Rush’s 40th anniversary tour hits Denver on July 11

    Second Story Garage Staff Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 30, for Rush’s 40th anniversary tour stop at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The tour, dubbed the “R40 LIVE Tour,” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11. Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart will visit 34 cities throughout North America this summer beginning May 8 in Tulsa, Okla. and finishing Aug. 1 in Los Angeles. Tickets for Denver show go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 30 at […]

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  • Fox Street chat with Quentin Young

    Fox Street chat with Quentin Young

    Fox Street chat with Quentin at Second Story Garage music video studios 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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  • The Dustbowl Revival chat with Quentin Young

    The Dustbowl Revival chat with Quentin Young

    Zach and Liz of The Dustbowl Revival sit down to chat with Quentin 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. […]

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  • Judah & the Lion chat with Quentin Young

    Judah & the Lion chat with Quentin Young

    Judah & the Lion sit down for a video interview with Quentin at Second Story Garage music 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. Frontman Judah Akers is the Tennessee-raised southerner. Brian Brian Macdonald on mandolin is the city-savvy Chicagoan. And Nate Zuercher on banjo is the bearded Coloradan. Were it not for music, they might not have connected, but through their […]

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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

  • Fox Street perform ‘Our Garden’

    Fox Street perform ‘Our Garden’

    Fox Street perform “Our Garden” 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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  • Fox Street perform ‘Ain’t Easy’

    Fox Street perform ‘Ain’t Easy’

    Fox Street perform “Ain’t Easy” 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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  • The Dustbowl Revival perform ‘Down by the Riverside’

    The Dustbowl Revival perform ‘Down by the Riverside’

    The Dustbowl Revival perform “Down by the Riverside” 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 […]

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  • The Dustbowl Revival perform ‘Bright Lights’

    The Dustbowl Revival perform ‘Bright Lights’

    The Dustbowl Revival perform “Bright Lights” 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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  • Judah & the Lion perform ‘Back’s Against the Wall’

    Judah & the Lion perform ‘Back’s Against the Wall’

    Judah & the Lion perform “Back’s Against the Wall” 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. Frontman Judah Akers is the Tennessee-raised southerner. Brian Brian Macdonald on mandolin is the city-savvy Chicagoan. And Nate Zuercher on banjo is the bearded Coloradan. Were it not for music, they might not have connected, but through their music they’re […]

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  • Judah & the Lion perform ‘Scared’

    Judah & the Lion perform ‘Scared’

    Judah & the Lion perform “Scared” 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. Frontman Judah Akers is the Tennessee-raised southerner. Brian Brian Macdonald on mandolin is the city-savvy Chicagoan. And Nate Zuercher on banjo is the bearded Coloradan. Were it not for music, they might not have connected, but through their music they’re connecting with audiences […]

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