Right now, this very hot minute, Blues Caravan is featured on the Second Story Garage. The touring group features two guitarists and a bass player from Ruf Records, and the trio rocked so hard our floors rumbled. Watch those eardrums when you watch at http://secondstorygarage.com. On Twitter: @2storygarage.
We're proud of the music videos and interviews we produce in the Second Story Garage, but sometimes, some of the best stuff happens when the cameras aren't rolling and mics are off. So, I decided to recap and go behind the scenes for some of our memorable sessions. Check out the videos when we release them every Tuesday to see the polished final product.
What's their deal?: The fledgling indie pop-rock band gets its name from the fact that frontman Jake O'Neal's recently graduated summa cum laude with an engineering degree from the University of Colorado. It also, O'Neal pointed out, means "the comprehensive study of a subject."
O'Neal started playing with drummer Max Grossman in the fall of 2012, and more recently, they picked up 16-year-old bassist Miles Bragg. They've already released a five-song EP titled Micolove and landed a headlining gig at the Fox Theatre in October.
What they played: "Sex Gun" (!!! -ed.), "Love at 16" and "I'll Be Here."
Outtakes: Miles got on our grumpy videographer Paul's good side (you might have noticed that the Garage is an Annoying Paul Production), by giving him an elbow bump greeting and always checking to make sure he was in a camera-friendly spot.
"Oh, I like you," Paul grumbled.
Max was the latest in a line of several barefoot drummers we've had in the studio. He said it's easier to feel things out that way.
While the guys were sound-checking on "Sex Gun," my co-host Quentin and I came up with some alternate titles: Sex Bomb, Sex Bazooka, Sex Grenade or Sex IED. (You're welcome, Summa).
The last thing the guys had to do was make it out of the office without damaging their gear. The sky burst into a total downpour just as they were about to leave.
What the office thought: Colorado Daily columnist Alexandra Sieh tweeted mid-set: "Some pretty sweet tunes coming from @2storygarage today. Great office background music."
A staffer downstairs, who normally only hears disruptive thumping from above, said this session was actually nice to listen to through the floor/ceiling.