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
View Comments Under My Skin Sex, love and healthcare? These three things that we need but don’t always necessarily get, are all touched upon in Under My Skin. A twist of fate leads to love and laughs when New York’s most eligible bachelor Harrison Baddish (Walton), and a single, working mother Melody Dent (Butler), hilariously experience each other’s lives and see things from a very different perspective. Additional cast members include Allison Strong, Kate Loprest and Andrew Polk. Want to see how the other side live? Tickets are now available to see Under My Skin, starring Tony nominee Kerry Butler and Matt Walton off-Broadway. Written by Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser and directed by Kirsten Sanderson, the comedy will begin previews April 5. Opening night is set for May 15 at The Little Shubert Theatre. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 8, 2014
You’ve been hearing about it for months. Your child’s ideal costumehas ranged from a firefighter to Chipper Jones to one of the “Eat Mor Chikin”cows. Now it’s your job to make sure his Halloween fantasies come true.What are the tricks that lead to a great Halloween?”The parent-child participation, making costumes and the excitementof preparing for it are all positive experiences,” said Connie Crawley,an Extension Service food and nutrition specialist with the Universityof Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.Costumes don’t have to break the bank, either. Children can find fun,comfortable costumes in an old dress-up box in your attic. Makeup and nonflammablewigs can be easily added for creativity.All costumes, whether do-it-yourself or store-bought, should have reflectorpatches that make it easy for others to see the child at night, said DonBower, an FCS human development specialist.When spicing up your child’s costume, face makeup is often safer thanmasks.”However, if you include a mask in the outfit, make sure the mask doesn’tblock the child’s vision,” Bower said. He also cautions parents not todress children in floppy shoes or long dresses, shirts or pants that mighttrip children and cause them to fall.Some of the things parents worry about at Halloween, such as vandalismand adulteratedÿ candy, can be avoided with proper precautions. Bowersaid parents should “accompany childrenÿ and visit only homes youknow.”If older children do travel alone, warn them to stay in groups, neverenter a residence and only approach homes that have outside lights on asa sign of welcome.In spite of the negative stories you might hear about Halloween, itcan be a very positiveÿ holiday experience for families, Crawley said.”There are always questions concerning how scary it can be for children.Each family has to make an individual decision about their child’s reaction.”For those on the other side of the doorway, the esteemed treat-givers,there are many alternatives to sugary, fatty candy for kids that won’tleave you looking like the big, bad witch.”Prepackaged food like raisins in the box, bags of peanuts and crackersare good substitutes for candy,” says Crawley. “Also coloring books, crayons,stickers, special pencils, money, Halloween jewelry, sugar free gum, toothbrushesand even specially flavored dental floss are alternatives. If it’s cuteenough, a child will enjoy it!”Crawley said that a small child should never be given balloons or smalltoys with moving, detachable parts. She said that when deciding what togive small children, remember that children sometimes can’t digest nutsor raisins. “Juice boxes, Teddy Grahams and animal crackers are good choicesfor smaller children,” she says.Fruit is an often-debated alternative to candy.ÿ “You can giveit to the children whom you know,” Crawley said. Most families you don’tknow will likely prefer wrapped or prepackaged treats that are easier toidentify as safe.She said oranges are the best fruit to give because the child can easilycarry them and they will withstand a lot of dragging around.”The festivities don’t stop with trick-or-treating. “You can downplaydoor-to-door begging by bringing the kids together for games,” she said.According to Crawley, among the many great activities for children arebobbing for apples, making a Halloween pizza or decorating apples withraisins, peanut butter and cheese.