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
Photo courtesy of Maggie Crowe Saint Mary’s juniors enjoyed dinner with their mothers at the Gillespie Center at the Hilton Garden Inn.This weekend Saint Mary’s hosted Junior Mom’s Weekend, which allowed mothers and daughters to share a special weekend on campus together.Junior class president Corinne Craig said she began planning for this in September. The weekend helped moms and daughters grow closer, as it allowed mothers and daughters to experience Saint Mary’s together.“The main purpose of all the events is to show mothers how their daughters have fun during the weekend,” Craig said. “It’s very important to have this weekend junior year because at that time, students are older and more mature. They can have more fun with their moms.”Craig said one of the most memorable parts of the weekend was “Cupcakes and Canvas.” Art major students taught over 150 moms and daughters how to paint a picture of Le Mans Hall. She worked with a local bakery, Yummy Cupcakes, to provide snacks at this event.Junior Veronica McDowell said she served as an art instructor for this event, suggesting certain painting techniques and helping to mix different colors.“Art is a great way for people to bond,” McDowell said. “It is a low-pressure environment where you can have a conversation while also creating something beautiful.”This creative portion of the weekend attracted many mother and daughter duos, but Craig said other events included a wine and cheese reception, a yoga class, Mass and a dinner at the Gillespie Center.According to McDowell, the yoga event was especially fun for her because she and her mom love to exercise together but can never find the time. She said she enjoyed the scheduled activities, but she also recognizes the benefit of a weekend spent simply relaxing with loved ones.“It’s a time when you can put school on hold and focus on your family,” McDowell said. “Also it’s a chance to show your mom around school and give her insight on your college life. The weekend will be another great memory I can add to my time at Saint Mary’s.”Craig said one of the best parts of Junior Mom’s Weekend was the opportunity to meet her friends’ mothers and bond with them outside of the scheduled events.“It’s really fun to be with your mom and have your friends’ moms meet your mom,” she said. “You’re with a bunch of moms and daughters, so you can connect with everyone.”McDowell, too, said the social aspect of this weekend was especially meaningful to her because it reminded her of all her family has done for her.“Junior Mom’s [Weekend] is important because it strengthens appreciation for mothers and other family members who have taken care of you,” McDowell said. “It’s always nice to spend time with the ones you love.”Tags: Junior Moms Weekend, saint mary’s
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are investigating an armed home invasion in Elmont that occurred two months ago, authorities said Tuesday in a wanted poster seeking the public’s help in solving the crime.Three masked men entered a Louis Avenue through an unlocked side door, walked upstairs, brandished black handguns and demanded money from the occupants at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, police said.When the victims said they didn’t have any money, the assailants ordered a 13-year-old girl to lie on the floor and stole her iPhone before the trio fled on foot, police said.The suspects were described as black men. The first was wearing gray jeans, a gray bubble jacket, black wool hat and gloves. The second had a mustache and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a black vest, gray sweat pants, a gray ski mask and a gray hat. The third was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, black gloves and a black ski mask.Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who knows the identity or whereabouts of the subjects, or anyone with any information about this crime to call 1-800-244-TIPS(8477).