Listen To Greener Grounds’ Futuristic New LP, ‘Momentous’ [Premiere]

first_imgIt’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 Festivallast_img read more

Shelter for the psyche

first_imgAs this long, dark New England winter drags on, Harvard psychiatrist Jacqueline Olds has a reminder for a region now three weeks late for work and struggling with a bad bout of seasonal blues: Spring is coming. She also has some advice. In an interview with the Gazette, Olds, an expert on seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and co-founder of a startup that makes devices for tracking personal exposure to bright light, prescribed doses of sun and socializing to dispel the psychological dumps of a brutal February. GAZETTE: What normally goes on at this time of year that affects mental and emotional states and how might that be different this year, given the huge amount of snow and inconvenience we’ve all been going through?OLDS: Usually in darker climes — and we’re not really such a dark clime here in Massachusetts, but if you put together the storms, the cold, and the occasional run of five days of darkness — you have a situation where the brain feels like it’s jet-lagged. People don’t get the bright-light cues they’d normally get from going outdoors that set their circadian rhythm.When your circadian rhythm is out of whack, you feel sluggish, like you wish you were hibernating. In fact, the depression that comes in the darker seasons can be compared with hibernation: People want to sleep more, they want to eat more, they become less likely to take good care of themselves, they become less likely to socialize, and do all of the things that would make them feel better.GAZETTE: Is this a normal part of getting through the winter, or does it only occur in a certain portion of the population?OLDS: Real seasonal affective disorder syndrome affects only part of the population, probably about 25 million Americans. There’s a much larger portion of the population that gets winter blues. It is probable that everybody gets a minor version of it when there is a run of dark days.GAZETTE: And what is the difference?OLDS: There would be symptoms that look like clinical depression in seasonal affective disorder. People tend to sleep more or they might have appetite symptoms in which they overeat. They might feel hopeless or discouraged, have a lack of energy, and a lack of crisp cognitive functioning.‘People are a little too hard on themselves and on the T and on the world for somehow not having life as usual when, every now and then, Mother Nature shows her teeth.’GAZETTE: And winter blues?OLDS: Winter blues is a much milder version of all of the above, subclinical, we might say.GAZETTE: Would you expect to see more in this recent stretch of extraordinary weather? What are things we’ve been going through that might exacerbate it?OLDS: Since the great snows, so many things are not quite working properly. It is really kind of a lark in the first week, but by the second, third, and fourth week, it is discouraging. It is discouraging economically, because people can’t get to their jobs, or they have to take care of their children because their children have school cancelled. It is discouraging in terms of socializing and social connection because when people try to see each other, somebody can’t get there because they’re snowed in.Also, it’s discouraging if people are used to going out and walking the dogs for 15 minutes in the morning, which might give them their outdoor “bright light” time, but the streets aren’t shoveled or they don’t want to be outside because they’re freezing. There are just all these factors that accumulate and keep happening. People try to make a plan — they know maybe they should see somebody and not be alone for too long — but it doesn’t quite work out due to logistics wrecked by the snow. And so there’s a kind of a hopeless feeling of, “I know what might be better for me, but I can’t do it.”GAZETTE: Is anxiety part of the picture too? If you’re always late for work and you’re a person who prides yourself on getting to work, multiplied by all of our different commitments and places to be and to get to?OLDS: I think that’s a very good point. People who are very conscientious feel like they’re always playing hooky, but not because they want to.But there’s a second part to that. If people are a little socially isolated, through no fault of their own, they can get carried away in their own minds. Every worry gets amplified, every obsession turns into a major obsession rather than remaining a minor obsession. There aren’t the usual checks and balances that come from social interchange.When you do get this bright light that we talk about, that we need and can be a treatment for seasonal affective disorder, the bright light kind of crisps up your thinking, makes you cognitively sharper so you’re not as likely to get carried away and make one associative leap after another.GAZETTE: What are you seeing in your own practice and have you felt any of this yourself?OLDS: I try to think of all the ways that I love the adventure of a great big snow. When my children were little, it was such an adventure because we could all go sledding rather than have our usual day. And I love having some time at home to cook or take care of things that, generally speaking, I would never have time to take care of. So I am always doing a little bit of self-talk to keep myself from getting discouraged.But in my practice, I do see quite a lot of discouragement and a lot of people who feel like they can barely manage if it keeps going on, that it was OK for a week but that four or five weeks of it is intolerable. They have a sense that nothing will ever go right again, it will be this way until mid-May, they won’t be able to stand it, they’re getting discouraged and depressed.And I keep saying it can’t possibly go on until mid-May. February is the worst. … But nobody is buying it.GAZETTE: How can people manage, aside from external factors like the T running on time?OLDS: I think we can all take a lesson from Russian literature. Russian literature describes how in the very dark of winter, there used to be a major social season much more frantic and constant than the rest of the year. People knew that if they didn’t see each other and plan things in the midwinter months they would get depressed. And so to some extent that frantic social season was an attempt to combat the dreary, miserable, cold, dark weather.Now people may say, “I can’t possibly socialize: The T isn’t working and I can’t get anyplace and I could slip and fall.” But the truth is that people live in apartments and neighborhoods and often think to themselves, “I would love to connect with so-and-so next door but I don’t have time.” This would be the time to have a neighborhood potluck so you can see the people who live on your street. It is such a pleasure sometimes in a big snow to all be out there shoveling together and then have soup together that evening.So I would counsel people to do two things: try to socially connect with people who are geographically close. And second, to go get some bright light or sit in a very sunny window in the morning so the light will set their circadian rhythm.GAZETTE: Even though it is still February, the depths of winter, the days are starting to get longer. Spring — and baseball season — is around the corner. Are we in a “darkest before dawn” situation now?OLDS: The days are getting longer and, for anybody who keeps track of that, it’s wonderful. We’re more than halfway through the worst part of winter, almost at the three-quarter point. By March, we New Englanders think of ourselves as almost at spring. There’s a lot of “almost” in April too, but there are nice days in April and then in May, it’s shockingly pleasant. So even though it seems like torture and it’ll never stop, the fact is it’s almost over.GAZETTE: Do you have any parting words of advice?OLDS: If you have a run of weeks where you do not go to work for one day a week — you get to take it easy and putter around the house and sleep late and go to bed early — don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s proof that we are part of nature. There’s no reason to assume — in fact it’s not true — that we should sleep the same way all year round, no matter what the sun is doing and the seasons are doing.There needs to be a little acceptance of the fact that things aren’t normal when there’s a huge natural weather event that lasted five weeks. We don’t have to do everything just the way we always do. People are a little too hard on themselves and on the T and on the world for somehow not having life as usual when, every now and then, Mother Nature shows her teeth.last_img read more

BREAKING: Jakarta secretary Saefullah dies, previously tested positive for COVID-19

first_img“He was admitted to the hospital because of a problem with his stomach and other diseases. His family later told us that he had tested positive for COVID-19,” Ahmad said.Jakarta Health Agency head Widyastuti said Saefullah had died of irreversible sepsis shock and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to COVID-19.“The COVID-19 infection damaged his lung tissue, causing irreversible respiratory failure called ARDS. This condition results in decreased oxygen absorption,” she said in a statement.She added that Saefullah had been admitted to MMC Hospital in South Jakarta on Sept. 8, before being transferred to Gatot Subroto Army Hospital on Monday.The provincial administration announced on Saturday that the 56-year-old official tested positive for COVID-19. He was among eight officials in the provincial administration to test positive for the disease.Saefullah had served as the Jakarta secretary since July 2014. Prior to taking the position in City Hall, he was the mayor of Central Jakarta for the 2010-2014 term.(sau)Editor’s note: The article has been updated with the cause of death and Saefullah’s career history.Topics : Jakarta administration secretary Saefullah died on Wednesday noon after being admitted to the hospital for COVID-19.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has confirmed the news to The Jakarta Post.Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria also confirmed Saefullah’s death to journalists, saying the secretary had died at 12:55 p.m. at Gatot Subroto Army Hospital in Central Jakarta, where he was receiving treatment for COVID-19.last_img read more

Volleyball Lakers claim five-set win over Bishop Grimes

first_imgMaddie Waite not only had nine kills, she produced 20 digs, while Avery had seven digs. Quinlan Emhoff and Anastasiya Yauorska each finished with five kills as Maren Smith contributed four kills. Helen Hauser had three kills as she and Natalie Tresco each got five digs.It was easier for Cazenovia in Wednesday’s sweep of Altmar-Parish-Wiliamstown. The 25-16, 25-4, 25-11 victory over the Rebels included six aces from Waite and five aces from Fenton to go with her nine kills.Avery produced 17 assists and three aces, with Hauser, Emhoff and Waite getting three kills apiece. Tresco led the defense with six digs, just ahead of Fenton and Waite, with five digs apiece, and Clements, who had five assists and four digs.Cazenovia competed last Saturday in the Baldwinsville Fall Swing Tournament, part of a 28-team field divided into seven groups of four. The Lakers were paired with Wayne, Rochester Mercy (both from Section V) and Ithaca (from Section IV).Eventually, Cazenovia finished 23rd in round-robin play and, paired up with reigning state Class B champion Westhill in the Bronze bracket, lost to the Warriors in two sets. Westhill went on to defeat Jamesville-DeWitt in the Bronze division final in three sets.After all this, Cazenovia would visit Homer Monday before hosting Jordan-Elbridge Tuesday and going to LaFayette Thursday night.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story A mere two points separated the Cazenovia girls volleyball team from getting swept away in last Monday’s match at Bishop Grimes.Here, the Lakers demonstrated some newfound resilience, rallying twice and eventually topping the Cobras in five sets as part of a week where it improved its overall record to 6-1.Having won in five sets over Bishop Ludden on Sept. 19, Cazenovia found itself in a similar predicament against Grimes after dropping the first set 25-21. Tags: Cazenoviagirls volleyballcenter_img It almost got worse, but with the second set tied, the Lakers were able to win the serve back and get the point it needed to pull it out 26-24, a win that got more valuable when the Cobras earned another 25-21 decision in the third set.Cazenovia was down 2-0 to Ludden before rallying, so this was more manageable. It dominated the fourth set 25-14, and when Grimes tried to rebound in the final set, the Lakers answered them, got the clinching points and won the match 25-22.Josie Avery’s 26 assists went to a variety of players, including Lindsey Clements, whose brilliant all-around effort included six kills, 11 digs, five aces and four assists.last_img read more

Kelly Cross, SU women’s lacrosse player, was driver of car that crashed into Mount Olympus stairwell, DPS confirms

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ A starting midfielder on the Syracuse women’s lacrosse team was driving the car that crashed into the Mount Olympus stairwell Monday morning, DPS confirmed on Thursday.Kelly Cross was the driver of the vehicle, the public information and internal communications officer for DPS, Hannah Warren, confirmed. Cross checked into Upstate University Hospital between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. on Monday, a receptionist said. Cross was treated and released the same day.The cause of the crash is still unknown.Cross drove a white Ford Explorer into the entrance of the Mount Olympus stairwell early Monday morning, snapping four support poles and sending a newspaper box flying about 25 feet before it crashed into a fence. The crash was reported at 2:27 a.m.She is lucky to be alive, a DPS officer said Monday morning.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe damage has forced the stairs to be closed while construction personnel work to repair them. The stairs will re-open by Friday evening, the assistant resident director of Flint Hall said in an email to Mount residents Thursday.The junior midfielder scored a hat trick in SU’s loss at Northwestern on March 22, the day before the crash. She has started all 11 games for the Orange this season and is tied for fourth on the team with 20 points.Amy Cross, her sister, attended SU from 2010 through 2014 and played for the women’s lacrosse team. She was involved in a car crash in March of 2013 when a car driving out of Thornden Park hit the car Amy was driving. Amy Cross hung up her phone when a Daily Orange reporter identified themselves to her.Susie Mehringer, an assistant director of athletic communications, did not immediately return a phone call.The Daily Orange will continue to update this story. Comments Published on March 26, 2015 at 4:49 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TRlast_img read more