• Weekend in Boulder: Football and beer - 11/20/2014 07:58 PM MST
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    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. 
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    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

    Second Story Garage: Qbala
    10/17/2014 12:12 PM MDT - When you make your lyrics deeply personal, every performance leaves you vulnerable. Fort Collins rapper Qbala puts the hard facts of her life in her lyrics, and she's the kind of performer who doesn't shrink from the emotional charge of the words but uses it to power her delivery. Full Story

    Second Story Garage: The Larry Keel Experience
    10/10/2014 09:17 AM MDT - Larry Keel twice has won the Telluride Bluegrass Festival guitar competition. He and Will Lee first found success together in bluegrass band Magraw Gap, which won the band competition at Telluride in 1995. Lately, The Larry Keel Experience has performed many dates with Yonder Mountain String Band. Full Story

    Second Story Garage: Yonder Mountain String Band
    10/03/2014 07:51 AM MDT - Yonder Mountain String Band is one of the Big Three bands from Colorado that followed the state's progressive bluegrass tradition to years of touring and national recognition. Along with Leftover Salmon and The String Cheese Incident, YMSB has expanded the boundaries of bluegrass-based music. Full Story

    Second Story Garage: The Motet
    09/24/2014 10:11 AM MDT - The Motet has been around for 16 years, but it seems as if they're just bursting onto the scene. The Boulder funk masters recently released their seventh album. They self-titled it because, for the first time, they wrote it collaboratively and, they say, "The group has finally become what it has striven to be throughout its existence." Full Story

    Second Story Garage: Slow Caves
    09/17/2014 12:29 PM MDT - Slow Caves has an image, and that's a great advantage when you're a new band. Identity usually comes slow and by default in the textbook cycle of band life. But it came almost from the outset for this Fort Collins quintet, and its SoCal sheen, youthful swagger and skateboard cool seem, if not intentional, at least immediate to the project. Full Story

    Second Story Garage: Caribou Mountain Collective
    09/10/2014 10:43 AM MDT - It seems to happen so often. A bunch of friends get a jam going at some guy's house in Nederland, and next thing you know, they're touring the country. Add Caribou Mountain Collective to the list. Full Story

    (Jeremy Papasso / Daily Camera)
    Men's basketballCU men's basketball: Buffs rout Air Force

    Boyle's squad bounces back from ugly loss at Wyoming
    Since the Colorado men's basketball team lost Spencer Dinwiddie, head coach Tad Boyle has been searching for a security blanket on the court. It appears he now has one. Full Story
    (Jeremy Papasso / Daily Camera)
    Men's basketballCU men's basketball: Buffs rout Air Force

    Boyle's squad bounces back from ugly loss at Wyoming
    Since the Colorado men's basketball team lost Spencer Dinwiddie, head coach Tad Boyle has been searching for a security blanket on the court. It appears he now has one. Full Story
    ( Paul Aiken / Daily Camera)
    Second Story Garage: Run River North

    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