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
A Florida law has come under national scrutiny after a 6-year-old girl was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility after an incident at a Jacksonville elementary school. The student’s mother says her child has special needs and hyperactivity disorder. Teachers called in a mental health expert when the child allegedly started to lash out at them. That expert made the decision to Baker Act the child for 72 hours. School officials say that all the proper protocols were followed, but the child’s mother says her child is not the same after her mental evaluation away from her mother.The Baker Act allows authorities to force a psychiatric evaluation on anyone considered to be a danger to themselves or others, but the girl’s mother says her child’s two-day internment did more harm than good. Manuel Bojorquez spoke to Nadia Falk’s mother about the impact the law had on her daughter.