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    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    05/22/2015 12:35 PM MDT
    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." 
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    On-air next: Elvis Depressedly, Guantanamo Baywatch and Eskimaux
    05/20/2015 09:12 PM MDT - Out of Asheville, N.C., lo-fi experimentalist Elvis Depressedly has ditched releasing albums on Bandcamp and released his first proper full-length, New Alhambra, on Run for Cover Records. Originally under the moniker Coma Cinema, Mat Cothran has been writing fuzzy and homespun-pop records since 2005. Each of Cothran's records are melancholic and personal, while still remaining opaque and cryptic.  Full Story

    The Scene: 'Idol' going idle
    05/20/2015 09:10 PM MDT - Welcome to the final act of "American Idol," everybody's favorite fake look into how the music industry works. Full Story

    Amy Winehouse director: We all share blame for her death
    05/20/2015 07:32 AM MDT - Asif Kapadia, who made award-winning documentary "Senna" about Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna, compiled archive footage, home movies for the documentary "Amy."  Full Story

    Apogaea festival pulls out of Park County after new event regulations take hold
    05/19/2015 01:11 PM MDT - Instead of finalizing plans for its 11th year in Park County, the Apogaea music and arts festival is looking for a new home this week after deciding it can't operate under regulations the county's planning commission has recently imposed. Full Story

    Second Story Garage: decker.
    05/18/2015 09:24 AM MDT - The lyrical references on decker.'s latest album, "Patsy," run from Ol' Dirty Bastard to Lee Harvey Oswald, and in between is some sharp thinking expressed in cutting lines. Full Story

    Taylor Swift wins 8 at Billboard Awards; Kanye gets booed
    05/17/2015 09:32 PM MDT - LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards with eight wins, including top artist, while Kanye West was booed during his performance that closed the three-hour event. Full Story

    2015 Colorado summer concert guide
    05/16/2015 02:46 PM MDT - This is the list we believe will be of most use to you. We'll leave it to the marketing behemoths behind Taylor Swift and U2 to tell you about their shows. Full Story

    On-air next: Hop Along, The Weather Station and Tallest Man on Earth
    05/13/2015 09:19 PM MDT - Originally the freak-folk project of singer-songwriter Frances Quinlan, Philadelphia-based band Hop Along has been making huge splashes in the indie-music ocean with sophomore release Painted Shut. Even though the sound is deeply rooted in off-kilter folk music, the musicianship and execution spark comparisons to the emo-revival acts of late. Though each song contains major-key tonality, the guitar melodies aren't as predictable or immediate, forcing the listener to pay attention to the guitar-lick subtleties.  Full Story

    The Scene: Uptown Funkin' me up
    05/13/2015 09:13 PM MDT - Believe it or not, I enjoy listening to what's popular in music. Granted, there are certain genres I listen to more, but I believe music is an important part of history, as it offers a look into social conflicts and various happenings of an era. However, there's one truth to popular music: The great majority of what is currently trending is hardly played over airwaves, with only a few songs being highlighted — and overplayed.  Full Story

    (Brian Howell / Camera Staff)
    Askia Booker works out for Nuggets, says no regrets over CU exit

    Former Buffs guard trying to spark interest from NBA team
    DENVER — Nearly three months after completing his basketball career at Colorado, Askia Booker has no regrets about how he left the Buffaloes. Full Story
    (Brian Howell / Camera Staff)
    Askia Booker works out for Nuggets, says no regrets over CU exit

    Former Buffs guard trying to spark interest from NBA team
    DENVER — Nearly three months after completing his basketball career at Colorado, Askia Booker has no regrets about how he left the Buffaloes. Full Story
    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Gasoline 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." Full Story