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    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. 
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    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

    Second Story Garage: Henhouse Prowlers
    11/14/2014 08:54 AM MST - 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 Full Story

    Second Story Garage: Elephant Revival
    11/10/2014 05:11 PM MST - 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. Full Story

    Second Story Garage: Strange Americans
    10/24/2014 11:04 AM MDT - It's refreshing when bands don't have to tie themselves in knots when describing their music. Strange Americans play rock 'n' roll. That's what they say and that's who they are, and that's what they did when they played the garage. Full Story

    (Mark Leffingwell / Staff Photographer)
    College basketballCU men's basketball: Unforgettable Booker set for home finale

    Senior guard both electrifying, frustrating in Buffs career
    Askia Booker, Colorado's mercurial and ultra-talented guard, Euro-stepped through the Kansas defense and launched a long 3-point shot over the outstretched arms of the Jayhawks freshman who would become the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Andrew Wiggins. Full Story
    (Mark Leffingwell / Staff Photographer)
    College basketballCU men's basketball: Unforgettable Booker set for home finale

    Senior guard both electrifying, frustrating in Buffs career
    Askia Booker, Colorado's mercurial and ultra-talented guard, Euro-stepped through the Kansas defense and launched a long 3-point shot over the outstretched arms of the Jayhawks freshman who would become the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Andrew Wiggins. Full Story
    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys

    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