It’s an exciting time to get down with Denver-based group Greener Grounds. The group has a stacked summer ahead, with performances set at festivals like FARM Fest, ARISE Music Festival, Backwoods Music Festival, Resonance Music & Arts Festival, Luna Light Music Festival and so many more shows nationwide! What better time for the jamtronica crew to unveil their newest creation, the album Momentous.The eight track, 54-minute album was recorded at the Decibel Garden by Everett Oklar, and mastered by Dom Gambone with Black Rock Music Productions. Opening with the psychedelic waves of “Resonate,” the five-piece build on tight grooves and complex compositions to create some totally unique and exciting music. The band consists of Joe Shur on lead guitar, Mathew Buelt on rhythm guitar, Roland Hanson on keys/synth, Jay Rieder on bass and AJ Gillman on drums.We’re excited to premiere the new album, which you can stream in full, below!Like what you hear? There’s good news, because Greener Grounds will be on the road all summer long! With an album release party coming up this Friday, July 8th at Cervantes’ Other Side, there are countless opportunities to catch these exciting up and comers on the road! Tour dates can be seen below, and more information can be found on the band’s website.Greener Grounds Summer Tour ScheduleJuly 8 | Cervantes’ Other Side (Denver, CO) ** Official Momentous Album Release PartyJuly 14 | Bluebird Nightclub (Bloomington, IN) w/ EarphorikJuly 15 | The Mousetrap (Indianapolis, IN)July 16 | Madison Live! (Covington, KY) w/ PeridoniJuly 17 | Scarlet & Grey Café (Columbus, OH) w/ PeridoniJuly 19 | Fete Music Hall (Providence, RI)July 20 | Brighton Music Hall (Boston, MA) w/ WobblesauceJuly 21 | Pacific Standard Tavern (New Haven, CT) w/ WobblesauceJuly 22 – 23 | FARM Music & Arts Festival (Hammonton, NJ)July 24 | Knitting Factory (Brooklyn, NY) w/ WobblesauceJuly 26 | 2720 Cherokee (St. Louis, MO)July 27 | The Bottleneck (Lawrence, KS) w/ Jahman BrahmanAug 5 – 7 | ARISE Music Festival (Loveland, CO)Aug 19 | Old Town Pub (Steamboat Springs, CO)Aug 31 | Fox Theatre (Boulder, CO) w/ Pink Talking FishSept 2 – 4 | Backwoods Music Festival (Stroud, OK)Sept 15 | Barkley Ballroom (Frisco, CO)Sept 16 | Frequinox Music Festival (Taos, NM)Sept 17 | Animas City Theatre (Durango, CO) w/ Digital Beat DownSept 21 | Patton Alley Pub (Springfield, MO) w/ Psychedeltribe Sept 22 – 24 | Resonance Music & Arts FestivalOctober 13 – 16 | Luna Light Music Festival
After the house has been demolished, Garnar suggests the property could be turned into a community garden, honoring Cheri’s legacy. “Whether you live in Broome County or any other county touching Broome County, everyone remembers what happened,” said Garnar. Garnar says his office is on a timeline to have the house demolished on March 26, the 36th anniversary of Lindsey’s death. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — 6 1/2 Sturges Street is a property with a troubled past. It’s the home where 12-year-old Cheri Lindsey was raped and murdered in 1984. Now, nearly 36 years later, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar is working with Lindsey’s parents to purchase the property and demolish the home. Broome County has been approved to purchase the property. Valued at $25,000, the county is making steps toward closing a deal and starting the process of finding someone to demolish it. For Dave and Jean Lindsey, tearing down the property will bring them closure, and a hope to move forward. The home sits just two minutes down the road from the Lindsey’s house. They pass it often to check if it’s still for sale, and they say, it needs to go. “We’ve been going by it for awhile now. It brings back a lot memories when we go down by it, and we go down there a lot,” said Cheri’s father, Dave Lindsey. “It will be the most important demolition that has happened in Broome County. It’s never going to change what happened, but it’s going to make [Dave and Jean] feel so much better, and they deserve it,” said Garnar. “There’s a chapter being closed when that house is torn down. A chapter on this crime that was committed there,” said Dave Lindsey.
DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds says it is too early to assess how much more state money may be needed for flood recovery.“We’re going to continue to work with the federal government, work the Corps, work with FEMA, work with HUD to see what the total cost is,” Reynolds says. “What’s the federal share? What’s the state’s share?”An initial estimate of flood damage released by state officials this spring topped $1.6 billion. Reynolds said late last month there had not been an updated estimate. The governor does not believe it’s necessary to hold a special legislative session this fall so the Iowa House and Senate can vote to appropriate more state tax dollars for flood-related projects. The governor says those decisions can wait until the Iowa legislature reconvenes in 2020.“It’s a fine line because if you rush in and pay too much of it, then the federal government doesn’t think that they have a role in it and they do,” Reynolds says, “so we have to balance all aspects moving forward and taking advantage of the dollars they have available for the levees or for the buy-out.”This spring, the Iowa legislature set aside $15 million in state funds for flood-related projects that are getting federal money, but which require local matching funds, too. Earlier this week, a state board distributed that 15-million dollars to the communities of Hamburg, Hornick, Pacific Junction and Freedonia as well as Mills County.