• Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops - 05/22/2015 12:35 PM MDT
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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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    Second Story Garage: decker.
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    Second Story Garage: High Five
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    Second Story Garage: Grisman, Leslie, Hargreaves & Smith
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    Second Story Garage: Cabinet
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    Second Story Garage: Cornmeal
    04/10/2015 10:20 AM MDT - The Chicago-based band is popular among jamgrass fans throughout the country and is a regular visitor to bluegrass hot spots of the Front Range. They stopped by the Garage on a recent visit to the state with a new lineup and songs from an upcoming album. Full Story

    Second Story Garage: Boulder's Intuit
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    Second Story Garage: Aspen Hourglass
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    Second Story Garage: Dead Winter Carpenters
    03/12/2015 08:14 AM MDT - 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. Full Story

    Second Story Garage: Seth Glier
    03/06/2015 09:57 AM MST - 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. Full Story

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    College basketballCU men's basketball: Buffs push for big gains in summer workouts

    Strength coach James Hardy excited about potential
    The weight room in the Coors Events Center is a quiet place these days. Colorado basketball players have completed finals and gone home for a few weeks of rest and recharging. Full Story
    (Courtesy Photo / CU Athletics)
    College basketballCU men's basketball: Buffs push for big gains in summer workouts

    Strength coach James Hardy excited about potential
    The weight room in the Coors Events Center is a quiet place these days. Colorado basketball players have completed finals and gone home for a few weeks of rest and recharging. 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