Posts Tagged ‘Granada’

Weekend Plan of Action (January 25-26)

Posted by    |    January 25th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Here are some plans for the planless.

happy friday

- FRIDAY -

Cat Power at South Side Music Hall cat power south side music hall

Where: 1335 South Lamar St. Dallas, TX 75215

When: Friday, January 25 @ 9 PM 

Tickets$30 Advance, $35 Doors

ALL AGES

Power’s soulful, eccentric music has held a prominent spot in the music industry since the 1990s. Known for her compelling and oftentimes erratic shows, a Power performance is not one to miss.

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The Super Bowl, Beyoncé, Beer and Brisket at the Granada

Posted by    |    January 23rd, 2013 at 11:46 am

What: Beyoncé & The Big Game Watching Party

When: February 3, 2013 @ 5:00 PM

Where: Granada Theater (3524 Greenville Avenue)

superbowl half-time beyonce

Some Beyonce fans may be totally wiggin’ about the news of her lip-synced inauguration performance, but we kind of still think she’s totally awesome. Plus she did actually sing it; it’s not a Milli Vanilli situation. So if you kind of just don’t care that she lip-synced and are still waiting in anticipation for a Beyoncelicious performance during the Super Bowl half-time show, the Granada welcomes you with open arms.

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From Hardcore to Chill: New Year’s Eve Plans to Suit Everyone’s Fancy

Posted by    |    December 27th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

new year's eve sparklerYou may have submitted to your food coma and Homeland marathon as 2012 comes to a close, but these venues, bands and bars are doing anything but as they prepare for the most overhyped (but still one of my favorite nights) of the year. From a casual night of music and mixed drinks to a serious rave sesh at Lights All Night, here’s a list of New Year’s Eve festivities to suit the twenty-somethings and barely-hanging-on-til-midnights alike.

  • Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, Somebody’s Darling, and Quaker City Night Hawks at the Granada (keep it chill)

It’s become a bit of a tradition. Jonathan Tyler the Northern Lights have played at the historic Granada Theater since 2007. There will be lots of great local music including two favorites, Somebody’s Darling and The Quaker City Night Hawks. The Dallas roots-rock and Americana band, Somebody’s Darling, took home the Dallas Observer’s Best Country Act this Tuesday. Fort Worth Natives, The Quaker City Night Hawks have had two songs “Ain’t No Kid” and “Cold Blues” featured in the FX series Sons of Anarchy.

  • Big D New Year’s Eve (family friendly)

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The Granada Really Does Write the Best Press Releases

Posted by    |    December 21st, 2012 at 9:27 am

In reference to their Mayan Apocalypse NightTONIGHT: Enjoy:

Our Last
Press Release
Ever!

What:          Mayan Apocalypse Night with This Will Destroy YouDate:           Friday, December 21, 2012

Time:           7:00pm

Location:     Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, 75206

Since we are facing the Mayan Apocalypse today, this is the last press release you will receive from the Granada Theater.  Ever! We’re preparing for the last night on earth by spending it with This Will Destroy You. Their music is hauntingly dark and blindingly luminous, which will make for a perfect soundtrack for the end of the world. True Widow and Dallas’ own The Angelus will be helping us cross over to the other side. Get your tickets at grandatheater.com.

We’ve known this day is coming and now we can tell you that we really are a movie theater and not a live music venue, Santa Clause is not real but the Goaticorn is and on the nights we look closed, we’re actually hosting midget wrestling. Whew! Now that we’ve come clean, our staff is doing the same. No better time than the present to let go of our deepest, darkest confessions. So here goes.

Mike, Owner – “I really am Owen Wilson; I don’t really like acting…I just want to rock to live bands and do yoga.”
Gavin, Promotions - “Last night, I ate the Goaticorn with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”
Chris, Promotions – “I fake my hearing loss to ignore people!!!”
Garrett, Promotions – “Sometimes I poop on the sidewalk and blame it on the dog.”
Ryan, Booking – “I’ve been secretly prepping for the last 5 years and have stocked my doomsday bunker with nothing but beef jerky, beer, and every season of Ancient Aliens on Blu-ray.”
Julie, Publicist - “I’m secretly married to Andy Garcia.”

If the Mayan’s are wrong, then plan on spending New Year’s Eve with local favorites: Jonathan Tyler and the Northern LightsSomebody’s Darlingand The Quaker City Night Hawks on December 31st.  Oh, and don’t hold our confessions against us the next you see us. Buy your tickets now at granadatheater.com. Pre or post apocalypse, we will have you covered.

 

Weekend Guide: December 21-22

Posted by    |    December 19th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Despite the fact that I’ve been blaring Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe” for the past four weeks—sorry I’m not—it’s still hard to believechristmas parties that Christmas day is almost upon us. This means two things: manic shopping and one last intense weekend of holiday-themed parties and events. Also, in case you don’t have crazed Facebook friends, this Friday marks the end of the Aztec calendar. So get your Santa hats out, put your party pants on, and optimistically plan your weekend despite that pesky Mayan prediction.

Friday, December 21

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A.Dd+ Mixed Tape Release Party at the Granada 1.26.13

Posted by    |    December 11th, 2012 at 10:42 am

How could I forget A.Dd+. That was quite possibly the most difficult name I have ever had to spell in a story. And because I covered the Dallas Observer Music Awards and these guys are so awesome, I had to write that name more times than I would have liked. I’m just going to have to deal with it though, because as I said before, these guys really are awesome. Listen to “Can’t Come Down.” Recognize the song they’ve mixed in there? It’s Britney Spear’s “Toxic.”  I love them.

mixed tape release party

Release Party Details

What:          A.Dd+ Mixed Tape Release

Date:           Saturday, January 26, 2013

Time:           8pm

Location:     Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, 75206

The Granada Theater presents the A.Dd+ Mixed Tape Release Party on Saturday, January 26, 2013. The duo who had a huge night at the 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards, winning Best Group Act, Best Rap/Hip-Hop Act, will release the Mixed Tape “DiveHiFlyLo” at their first headlining show at the Granada Theater. The first single Suitcases is a taste of what to expect on the release. Opening for the likes of Erykah Badu and Wu-Tang Clan, the duo is backed by the Dallas Observer’s 2011 & 2012 Best DJ; DJ Sober. Meeting in a North Dallas apartment complex where they both lived in 2000, then finally making it official in 2007 and A.Dd+ was born.

A.Dd+ has been received much well-deserved attention from national media and have been compared to Outkast and UGK. In 2011, Pitchfork.com named their first release, “When Pigs Fly” as their favorite underrated rap releases of the year. Spin named them one of the 5 Best New Artists for May 12 and their set was included in Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012′s Best 20 Sets.

Support local music and join us for the A.Dd+ Mixed Tape Release party on January 26. Purchase your tickets now at granadatheater.com 

Get Your Legwarmers and Jellies Ready: Granada Presents Totally 80s with Le Cure

Posted by    |    November 29th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

What:          Totally 80′s with Le Cure

When:         December 27, 2012

Where:       Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, 75206

80s

I could try to come up with some witty opening paragraph filled with beloved 80s references and like, totally rad 80s slang, but as I am a child of the 90s (barely missing the decade by 7 days) I would have no clue what I was talking about. So I’ll let this press release, written by someone presumably 7 days older than me, speak for itself.

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Chevrolet Presents D Election Night Live at the Granada

Posted by    |    October 25th, 2012 at 2:33 pm


What:  D Election Night Live presented by Chevrolet ft. Burning Hotels

Date:    November 6, 2012

Time:    8:30pm

Where: Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, 75206

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An Interview with My Band Crush: California Wives

Posted by    |    September 21st, 2012 at 4:16 pm

California Wives, Stars, and Diamond Rings will play at the Granada October 13, 2012.

http://californiawives.com/

Usually when I go to a show or interview a new band I find them on Spotify and listen to them for a good hour or 2. That’s if I like them. When the relationship goes beyond like, their songs continue to dominate my Spotify in my car, on the treadmill, and the ultimate of all cherished playlist playings: while I’m getting ready to go out. My relationship with California Wives‘ first album, Art History, quickly escalated from like to love so clearly I was thrilled to get to ask their front man, piano man, guitar man Jayson Kramer a few questions before their show in Dallas.

 

You were on track to go to med school. When was the moment you knew that you wanted to completely change the path you were on?

I distinctly remember the moment when I first thought to myself “this is not what I want to be doing.” I had just finished my MCAT…meaning I had just walked out of the building after taking the exam…and I remember feeling absolutely no enthusiasm to pursue that career anymore. For the first time in a long while, I had no exams to study for and no internships to attend. I felt no pressure to compete for spots in medical school. I could actually think about what I was doing for the first time in a long while and everything inside myself was telling me that this wasn’t the right thing to do. I’m glad I listened to myself. I think a lot of people feel the same things I was feeling that day, but for whatever reason…maybe social pressures, family pressures, economic pressures, whatever…they just keep going down that path. That can’t be good for you.

 

You just released your first LP, Art History. What’s the most exciting part about putting out that first album?

From the moment we came together, we’ve been talking about making that all-important debut record. Obviously we had a lot of searching to do before we felt ready to get into something like that. We tried a lot of different ideas and explored with a few things until we found a sound we really loved. It was a pretty long and emotional journey. I can definitely feel all of that when I listen to this record. I think what’s most exciting for me is that we kept working on something we believed in and this record is a representation of all that work. We are very proud of this record and are very happy that we can finally share these songs with people.

 

What was it like seeing your video for ‘Purple’ during the MTV VMA’s? 

It was a pretty surreal experience. We kind of talked ourselves into thinking it wasn’t going to be a big deal. But when we saw the ad go on after a Nicki Minaj commercial, I think we were all shocked. It’s a weird to think that your music is being witnessed by that many people at one time. For so long, we were just a local Chicago band trying to figure out the foundation of our music. There’s still a really long way to go to be the band we aspire to be, but that felt like a pretty large step in the right direction.

 

In 2 words, how would you describe your music?

California Wives! It’s really tough to describe our music in only two words. I think the blend of influences we’ve come up with is unique, so we’re hoping that one day when people talk about us, they can use our name as the adjective….”you know, it’s just California Wives!”

 

How do you prepare to go on tour? 

Rehearsing has never felt like a chore for us. It’s actually a pretty normal part of our lives. So in that regard, we don’t do anything differently. I usually wait until the last second to decide what I actually need to bring with me. I waited until the day before to start planning out what I needed for this tour. A few shirts, a few pairs of pants, some books, some music, skateboards…that’s all you really need.

 

What artists have influenced you most as a group? 

We’ve always loved 80′s new wave groups, but we also love those loud guitars from the 90′s. If I absolutely had to pick only a few bands that pushed California Wives down this road, I would probably pick New Order, The Stone Roses, and maybe the Smashing Pumpkins. I feel like I’m selling us short by just using those three bands because some people will dig for only those influences in our songs. It’s quite the blend of influences, so what fascinates us is what people pull out of the music on their own. That’s always interesting.

 

I’m a huge New Order fan, and obviously you are too. How did it feel to find out Peter Hook wanted you to open for his headlining set at Chicago’s Metro Cabaret, especially since that’s where y’all are from?

It was a true honor to open for Peter Hook in Chicago. The greatest part of the whole experience was how nice he was to us when we met him. He was very pleasant and he seemed like a very down-to-earth guy. We did get the chance to watch him sound check and heard one of our favorite New Order songs (“Dreams Never End”). That was pretty incredible. It was also our first time playing the Metro, which is a venue that I’ve been going to for years now. I remember seeing shows there as a kid and wondering if I would ever get to play that stage. It was a pretty special night for us.

 

Are you excited to come to Dallas?

Very much so! The last time we played SXSW was the first time we had ever been to Texas. I absolutely loved it and I can’t wait to get back. The food…so good! And the people…so nice!

 

You+Pics: The Walkmen at Granada

Posted by    |    March 7th, 2011 at 11:20 am

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