Break out your Sunday’s best and start poppin’ champagne, the Granada Theater is having a party you won’t want to miss. On August 3rd the Granada Theater will be celebrating our 7th Anniversary. As you already know, 80’s new-wave classic, The Fixx will be headlining this very special event. Here at the Granada Theater we like to make things a little extra special. How could this night get any better you ask? Well, lets just say we booked two of the most talented bands in the metroplex. ISHI and The Burning Hotels will round out the bill to make this night a little bit better. Who am I kidding, the Anniversary is going to be one of the funnest nights of the summer, and you don’t want to miss it.
ISHI is a band that has a made a name for themselves in the past couple years. Their song “Pastel Lights” has been called one of the best songs to come out of Dallas by many local publications.
Pete Freedman- “The song–an undeniably catchy affair–seems to stand as a blatant change-in-direction moment for the once-mostly folktronica-based band; these days, Ishi’s going all out on the electro-dance front. But, more than that, the band’s seriously upped its live show ante, adding a little more swagger and whole a lot more confidence to its stage presense. ” (via Dallas Observer)
Recent drama with the band left us all questioning, will there be an ISHI? Front man and founder John Mudd stated in last months Dallas Observer, “I still believe in this [band],” he says. “I have the utmost confidence in the team that we have.” With co-vocalist Taylor Rea and guitarist Rob Bastien now out of the picture, ISHI is left with some daunting questions. Although, have no fear or doubt in John Mudd. The band will go on, and it will be better than ever. The band is Mudd’s hands now and we are all very excited to see what is to come.
Fort Worth natives, the Burning Hotels will open up the show. The band was formed by childhood best friends Chance Morgan and Matt Mooty and soon there after, Wyatt Adams and Marley Whistler. The Burning Hotels pull influences from post-punk and 80’s new romantic movement. The band has been stamped with the “Sex-Punk” as the genre they belong to. With a description like that how do you not get excited? The Burning Hotels have supported The Toadies, Surfer Blood, We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Cribs, The Horrors, Ladytron, The Appleseed Cast and The Octopus Project. The Fort Worth Weekly has presented the band with several local awards including Rock Album of The Year (Novels, 2010), Rock Song of the Year (Austin’s Birthday, 2010), Rock Act of the Year (2010) and Rock Album of the Year (Eighty Five Mirrors, 2008).