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    Second Story Garage: Aspen Hourglass

    03/26/2015 08:04 AM MDT
    Most people don't play guitar like Grayson Erhard does. That's because most people can't play guitar like he does. The guitarist for Fort Collins' Aspen Hourglass 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.  
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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

    Second Story Garage: Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys
    02/27/2015 11:07 AM MST - 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. Full Story

    Second Story Garage: SunSquabi
    02/20/2015 10:43 AM MST - Boulder is a breeding ground for electronic music infused with live instruments, and SunSquabi is the style's latest success story. It's looking to be a breakout year for the band, which announced this week it will play Red Rocks in September, in support of GRiZ. Full Story

    Second Story Garage: Danielle Ate the Sandwich
    01/30/2015 05:56 AM MST - If music ever stops working out for Danielle Ate the Sandwich, the Fort Collins band could easily have a second career in comedy. But music is working for this band, which is fine-tuned to interpret frontwoman Danielle Anderson's touching, penetrating songwriting.  Full Story

    Second Story Garage: The Dustbowl Revival
    12/18/2014 10:59 AM MST - 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. Full Story

    Second Story Garage: Judah & the Lion
    02/19/2015 08:07 AM MST - 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 well beyond their Nashville base. Full Story

    Second Story Garage: Nick Moss Band
    11/27/2014 05:48 PM MST - We offer you the Nick Moss Band's powerful song "Shade Tree," which was inspired by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., but took on much more meaning with this week's announcement that Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Brown, would not be indicted. Full Story

    Second Story Garage: Run River North
    11/21/2014 11:00 AM MST - 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. Full Story

    (Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer)
    Women's basketballCU women's basketball: Linda Lappe sees light at the end of the tunnel

    Buffs coach feels she has good reason to be excited for 2015-16
    Only 15 months ago, the Colorado women's basketball team was ranked No. 11 in the nation a month into the 2013-14 season, coming off an NCAA tournament appearance the previous year. Full Story
    (Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer)
    Women's basketballCU women's basketball: Linda Lappe sees light at the end of the tunnel

    Buffs coach feels she has good reason to be excited for 2015-16
    Only 15 months ago, the Colorado women's basketball team was ranked No. 11 in the nation a month into the 2013-14 season, coming off an NCAA tournament appearance the previous year. Full Story
    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Aspen Hourglass

    Most people don't play guitar like Grayson Erhard does. That's because most people can't play guitar like he does. The guitarist for Fort Collins' Aspen Hourglass 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.  Full Story