April Showers: This Month at Granada Theater & Sundown At Granada

Spring’s done SPRUNG, son!  And with Spring in the air, we are showering you with an abundance of amazing shows this month.  ‘Cause, y’know, that’s kinda what we do…
Talk About…Pop Muzik
Ye old GT is kicking off April with some killer shows that will be pop-pop-poppin’!  We’re getting the party started with the fabulously fierce Queens of Pop, PriMadonna and Just Like Pink.  These ladies will get you on the floor to shake your STUFF!  Did someone say Vogue?  YASSSS.  Lyrical indie dreamers, Luna, will make you swoon with their ethereal sound.  Need some feel-good, fun vibes to get you going?  Houndmouth to the rescue!  This KXT 91.7 presented show will be sure to get you groovin’.  Pop with a side (big side, that is) of soul, The Lone Bellow, is taking our stage with transcendent harmonies and a big raucous performance!  Austin-based crooner, Bob Schneider is bringing his sometimes reflective, but always fun performance to the Granada stage.  Slowing it down a notch, Reinventing Jude blends the smokey, sultry sounds of Billie Holiday with Radiohead’s cerebral rhythms.  Sleepy by name, but anything but, Sleepy Zuhoski brings his beautiful melodies to the Sundown stage later in the month.  Marshall McFerrin and Denton’s own Hey Cowboy with their own unique brand of slinky pop round out April‘s Pop offerings.
Crunch ‘n Roll
Need a lick?  Guitar lick, you dirty birdies!  Well, we got ’em in spades!  Whether your guitar yearnings leans a little country or rock and roll, we have you covered.  Chris Knight, with his story-telling lyrics and distinct voice take the Granada stage mid-month.  Head on over to Sundown for some awesome country sounds from these insanely awesome country crooners: Drew Fish Band, Grant Gilbert, Dallas Moore, and Read Southall!  Need something LOUD?  Uriah Heep is the answer.  Progressive rock at its finest, their extensive catalog will have begging for MORE.  Indie rockers, Slowdive bring their ambient, shoegazing style to the GT stage at the end of the month.  Sam Anderson of the Quaker City Night Hawks rounds out our rockin’ features.
That’s My Jam
Like Jam Bands?  We gotchu, boo.  The best thing about jam and funk is that it’s all over the place.  It’s the kind of music that just makes you LOSE IT, but in the best way possible!  Keeping it fun and far out, Grateful Dead tribute, Forgotten Space bring their psychedelic sound to get the grooves going.  Improv masters, Railroad Earth, with their multi-dimensional jam roots bring a little bit of everything with them.  Bluegrass, rock, jazz, celtic…you name it, they BRING IT.  The funk don’t stop there!  Sundown is getting its fair share too.  Amoramora‘s live performance will blast you off into a cosmic dance party.  One-man-dynamo Henry & the Invisibles is getting the SD stage into a flurry of funk with his layers of vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drum machines, and percussion.  The Mammoths finish off April‘s round of unconventional jams.
Want more?  Need more?  Check out our calendar and catch our round up of this month’s tunes on our Spotify playlist! → https://spoti.fi/2GMvyqK

Blog Post Written By Marketing Intern Melina Hudgins.

Houndmouth returns presented by KXT Radio!

Get ready to have sweet harmonies running through your veins as we welcome back Houndmouth for their second time playing here at Granada Theater! These Indiana native, alternative blues rockers will be sure to have your foot stomping along as they perform on our historic stage in Lower Greenville, Dallas Saturday April, 21st.

In an interview with Steve Melone from TheWaster.com, Houndmouth drummer, Shane Cody, expressed the band’s endless chemistry as a group, as all three members met in high school. Coming from New Albany, Indiana, they didn’t actually reach their full potential as a band until they started playing shows in Louisville, Kentucky, thriving within the town’s local music scene. After growing up together and working their way to success, Houndmouth’s connection and buzzing energy on stage is truly contagious and is guaranteed to create effortless folk rock vibes you won’t want to miss.

Playing hits from their newest album, Little Neon Limelight, such as ‘Sedona’ and ‘15 Years’, we assure you this isn’t a show worth staying home for. Be sure to catch Houndmouth take our stage with Frederick the Younger Saturday, April 21st! Tickets on sale now!  

Blog post written by Marketing Intern Emma Clark

Rootop Movie Night Schedule

Rooftop movie nights are back at Sundown at Granada! Every Wednesday, come kick it with us on our covered/heated rooftop, while we sip on tasty cocktails and enjoy classic films. If you like to snack while you watch, munch on our specialty rooftop menu, with plenty of bites that are perfect for sharing. This event is totally free,  so grab your favorite film buffs and hang with us, Wednesdays at 8:30pm! 
Check out the weekly schedule below. Follow us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to see featured drink and food specials, fun contests, ticket giveaways and special presenting partners! 

March 14th – Jaws (1975)
Presented by The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

 

March 21st – The Princess Bride (1987)

 

March 28th – Spice World (1997)

 

April 4th – Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion (1997)
Presented by Brandon Does Dallas

 

April 11th – The Sandlot (1993)
Presented by Finding Dallas Blog

 

April 18th – Dazed & Confused (1993)

 

April 25th – I Love You, Man (2009)
Presented by Cinderblock DFW

 

May 2nd – She’s All That (1999)

 

May 9th – Wayne’s World (1992)

 

May 16th – Mean Girls (2004)
Presented by FoodBitch

 

May 23rd – Wonder Woman (2017)

 

May 30th – Clueless (1995)
Presented by The Eats Blog

 

June 6th – The Big Lebowski (1998)

 

June 13th – Labryinth (1986)

 

June 20th – Empire Records (1995)

 

June 27th – Pulp Fiction (1994)

 

July 11th – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Presented by Yelp

 

July 18th – The Dark Knight (2008)

 

St Paddy’s Day on Greenville Ave? You’ve gotta be kidding me.

Actually…no.  We’re 100% serious.  SAINT PAT’S ON GREENVILLE!  But more specifically, St Patrick’s Day at Sundown at Granada!

This year, we’re blowing it up big!  Think of us a DOPE oasis.  A party away from the party.  A break from the total s#@$ show that we all know St Paddy’s on Greenville Ave can be.  A beacon of fun, if you will.  Presented by Do214, we are going to have a blast and a half.  With music on three stages starting at 2pm, drink specials, and grub to soak up all the fun; this will be one shindig you won’t want to miss!

So, what exactly is on the menu?  Let’s start at the TOP.  Grab yourself a beer and make your way up to chill to some Reggae on the Rooftop.  Feelin’ the itch to jam a little?  From rock to the illest of rhymes, head downstairs to catch some amazing acts:

 
4p – 57 Sauce
10p – Dezi 5
11:40p – 88 Killa
 
And it DON’T STOP THERE.  We’re keeping the party going with DJs spinning in the parking lot!
 
Come on down!  We know you’re going to be out, so you might as well hit the baddest of badass Saint Patrick’s Day parties in the ‘hood!  

This blog post was written by GT Marketing Intern Melina Hudgins.

Marching into Spring

If you haven’t been to the Granada Theater (ahem, or Sundown!) in a minute and not quite sure what we’ve got going on, here’s our latest at greatest. March started off with a BANG with COIN, Ron Pope, and that big Texas voice from John Baumann. And the fun doesn’t stop there. From rock to pop to good ‘ole honky-tonk, we have a variety and half to keep you groovin’ this month. BUCKLE UP.

Pop-tails
Starting this Thursday with Little Dragon‘s sultry synths and ethereal vocals, we get the pop poppin’. French 75 take the stage after for a little Sundown soiree. Cigarettes After Sex brings a chill to the air with their moody, sway-inducing sound. Have you heard their song “Each Time You Fall In Love’? No? Go listen. Now. You’re welcome. K. Flay brings the tempo back up with her brand of edgy hip hop. With rhymes backed with hooky electronics, she’ll have you begging for more. Cut/Copy keeps the energy going as March draws to a close. This Aussie quartet never fails to impress with their strong and complex songwriting. They’re ever-evolving and it shows. Zion T and Jake Dexter round out our plethora of pop for March!

Cover Me
Wish you had seen a KILLER band back in the day, but just never had a chance? Fear not, Dallasites! This month, we have a huuuuge group of cover bands taking our stages. A Hard Night’s Day kicks off the cover-rama with their true-to-the-Fab Four sound! The rockin’ continues with Petty Theft at the Granada. Yer So Bad if you miss this! After that, take a little stroll to Sundown for Allmost Brothers; Dallas’ answer to the Allman Brothers Band. NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN…or Dallas, rather. Rhymin’ N Stealin, Dallas’ premier Beastie Boys tribute keeps the energy high mid-March. Green Dazed keeps the party going at Sundown. Feeling stressed? Wanna blow off some steam? Rise Against the Machine‘s gotchu. Get your angst on! Alt 90 keeps the 90s vibes going at Sundown. Last, but not least, we’re going Phish-ing with A Live One!

A Little Bit Country…A Little Bit Rock & Roll
We have some awesome crunch and twang going on this month! Shotgun Rider, with influences from everyone from Kings of Leon to George Straight, if your answer for when you ask the question- do I want rock or do I want country? Porque no los dos? The amps turn up and the crunch goes big when the Cut Throat Finches take the Sundown stage. We slow things down a bit in the best way ever with Michael Martin Murphey. Thoughtful lyrics and a classic country sound will make you swoon! Afterwards, head next door for Justin Tipton. The tempo ebbs and flows with Brother and the Hayes, Thieves of Sunrise, and Pearl Earl rounding out March.

Preserve the Jam
Feeling jammy? Wanna hear some great horns ‘n licks? We have the jazzy Victor Wooten Trio over at Granada and groove gods Friday’s Foolery at Sundown!

Want more? Need more? Check out our calendar and listen below! → https://www.granadatheater.com/calendar/

This blog post was written by GT Marketing Intern Melina Hudgins.

Willie Nelson Wins Song Of The Year at the Austin Music Awards For “Still Not Dead”

Congratulations to the legendary Mr. Willie Nelson, for winning Song Of The Year at the 2017 Austin Music Awards, for his hit song, “Still Not Dead.”

It feels like just yesterday that Willie and the family graced the Granada Stage for an unforgettable two-night event last January. The 84-year-old musician played with an energy and true southern spirit that is unmatched even by artists a quarter of his age. If you weren’t able to catch the show live, you’ll be able to see a few glimpses in the music video for “Still Not Dead!” (hint: you’ll see our show around the one-minute mark.) Congrats Mr.Nelson, cheers to many more years of rockin’ around the world!

Check out the video below to watch our concert cameo!

 

To see more pictures from the show, check out our Facebook page.

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Cut/Copy is BACK March 29th!

We are more than excited to welcome our friends Cut Copy back to the theater on March 29th to kick off their North American Tour and their FIFTH show here at Granada. First formed in 2001 with a similar sound to LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, and Hot Chip, this Australian electro-indie group are guaranteed to put on an amazing show.

Cut Copy’s most recent show at Granada took place in June of 2014 where they rocked the stage with hits from their album ‘Free Your Mind’. Before that, they joined us for a show of a lifetime in 2011 with Foals and Holy Ghost. 

As we proudly welcome them back to Granada, we are eager to hear them perform their most recent single ‘Standing In The Middle of The Field’ off their 2017 album ‘Haiku From Zero’. This most recent album features a unique techno-pop sound blended with vintage synth elements from popular 70’s and 80’s hits.

Don’t miss this epic show coming to Granada Theater this March 29th, we are sure you won’t be disappointed! Tickets on sale now!

Blog Post written by Marketing Intern Emma Clark of Reedy High School

Chef West’s Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Risotto Recipe

 
Butternut Squash
2-3 Diced (4 inches) Butternut Squash
2 Tbsp Pumpkin Spice
2 Tbsp Salt & Pepper
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
Mushrooms
1 Cup Mixed Mushrooms
1 Sprig Minced Rosemary
2 Sprigs Thyme
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
Risotto
1/2 Cup Minced Shallots
3 Minced Garlic Cloves
1/2 Cup White Wine
2 Cups Abrioro Rice
1 Qt Vegetable Stock
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Toss diced Butternut in oil then season with Pumpkin spice and salt & pepper.
Roast in oven for about 15 minutes until al dente

Toss Mushrooms with oil thyme and rosemary and roast for about 10 minutes in the oven.

Bring stock or broth to a simmer in a saucepan, with a ladle nearby. Make sure stock is well seasoned, and keep it simmering on the stove.

Heat oil in a wide, heavy nonstick skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add onions or shallots and cook gently until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

Turn up the heat and add mushrooms. Cook, stirring, until they begin to sweat, about 3 minutes, then add garlic and thyme or sage. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Season mushrooms with salt and pepper and continue to cook over medium heat until they are soft. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Add rice and stir until grains begin to crackle. Add wine and cook, stirring, until wine is no longer visible in the pan. Stir in enough simmering stock to just cover the rice. The stock should bubble slowly. Cook, stirring often and vigorously until stock is just about absorbed. Add another ladleful or two of stock and continue cooking, not too fast and not too slowly, stirring often and adding more stock when rice is almost dry, for 15 minutes.

Add Butternut Squash and continue adding stock and stirring for another 10 minutes. Rice should be tender all the way through but still al dente. Taste now and adjust seasoning.

Add another ladleful or two of stock to the rice and remove from heat. Season with black pepper and serve right away in wide soup bowls or on plates.

 

 

Artist Spotlight: Sunflower Bean

Get to know Sunflower Bean, the NYC indie trio opening for Sleigh Bells on Tuesday, February 6th!

Goes Great With: DIIV, Wolf Alice, Parquet Courts, Courtney Barnett

 Sunflower Bean has generated plenty of positive buzz following the release of their debut album “Human Ceremony” in early 2016, but the band have been veterans of the Brooklyn DIY scene for years, playing over 50 shows in their hometown of NYC. Playing together since high school, the three-piece has gone through various stages of evolution to craft their current sound.  Though their early sound was rooted in bluesy garage rock, with a brief foray into doom metal, their current vibe also draws from classic rock and psychedelia, with a wealth of lo-fi loose edges and dreamy guitar for a modern indie sound that pulls you in and leaves you wanting more. 

Check out the video for their single “I Was A Fool,” a melancholy groove that makes you a little happy, a little sad, and a little bit like you want to dance. It’s make out music for jaded lovers.

Tickets are still available for Sleigh Bells with Sunflower Bean on Tuesday, February 6th! Get yours here.

 

Serenity Now: Granada’s Security Team Featured in Dallas Observer

Granada Theater’s own security team, Serenity, was featured in the Dallas Observer this month for our unique and hospitable approach to event security.

 

“We teach Serenity to treat the people coming to the Granada as if it were their family pulling up to Thanksgiving dinner. You wouldn’t wave at them from inside, you’d go out and welcome them,” – Mike Schoder, owner.

 

In an era of ever-growing caution and fear at large public events, we take the security of all our patrons seriously. However, we also believe that treating all guests who walk through our doors with kindness and respect optimizes the concert experience and fosters a sense of harmony and community at every show. That’s why we call our staff ‘Serenity.’ We are proud to be in the business of kindness for 13 years and counting. Big thanks to the Dallas Observer for speaking with us and featuring our beloved venue.

 

The thoughtful, well-written profile goes into detailing owner Mike Schoder’s background in music and hospitality that informs the way our business is run today. “Love Yourself” isn’t just a random optimistic phrase painted at the front of the stage, but a mindset that permeates everything we do here at Granada Theater and Sundown. We look forward to many more years of bringing communities together through the power of love and music.

 

“Rock n’ roll and religion are essentially the same. They bring community and people together with like interests. It’s very emotional, both of them.”

Full article is available on DallasObserver.com.