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!
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!
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March 14th – Jaws (1975) Presented by The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park
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:
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.
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 Dexterround out our plethora of pop for March!
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 withA 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.
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.”
Yes, it’s true! The Quaker City Night Hawks, Sam Anderson + David Matsler are here at Sundown at Granada for live acoustic sessions every Wednesday this January. We were able to catch up with Anderson and get his take on the weekly gig – “Wednesdays nights at Sundown are great because we get to go back to how David and I first started playing together. Being able to play brand new songs off our upcoming album in the way that we originally started writing songs together has been a real treat for us up there.”
With a similar sound to Neil Young and The Black Crowes, this Fort Worth native southern rock group is sure to satisfy your blues cravings with hits from their latest album ‘El Astronauta’, featuring ‘Mockingbird’ and ‘Beat the Machine’. Anderson says, “The new album has been a long process and has served almost as a reprise from being on the road more often than not in the first half of 2017. It touches all the bases for a QCNH album but explores a few of those aspects a little further down the rabbit hole this go around.”
We guarantee it will be hard not to fall in love with the soulful voices of David Matsler and Sam Anderson who, in an interview with David Whitman in 2013, say get their inspiration for vocals and songwriting from artists like Liam Russell and Little Feat. When asked about what 2018 holds in store for QCNH, Anderson says, “2018 will be busy undoubtedly. With the release of this album, we’ll be out there in it and in support of it for a good chunk of the year. Album years are always a blur. I do know this, I see quite a bit of freeway in our future.”
QCNH have played all kinds of outdoor venues and festivals in the south from the ‘Fort Worth Music Festival’ in their hometown, to the ‘Laid Back Festival’ in Colorado. With their blissful guitar melodies and all around American rock and roll vibe, you won’t want to miss a show while they’re here at Sundown! Catch them every Wednesday night this month!
Blog Post written by Marketing Intern Emma Clark of Reedy High School