Mike Schoder is calmer than a well-fed cat in the 'burbs, but don't let that fool you. There's nothing complacent about him. The owner of the Granada Theater and the adjoining Sundown at Granada, Schoder could easily be mistaken for a surfer bro, thanks to his long golden hair that he keeps pulled b ... More >>
It has been ten years since Mike Schoder took over ownership of Granada Theater on Greenville Ave. The club -- one of the biggest in Dallas -- has endured changes in the neighborhood and the fickle nature of music to become one the most celebrated venues in town. To celebrate the past decade, the ... More >>
Aside from being a spitting image of actor Dermot Mulroney, KHYI-95.3 FMGeneral Manager Joshua Jones is quite the rising celeb. On a local level, anyway. He's taken advantage of the fact that he manages a station owned by true supporters of good, old-fashioned local and live radio, and the Jones fam ... More >>
"M83 was the fastest sell-out we've ever had," said Granada Theater owner Mike Schoder, just before Girls performed there a few weeks ago. He's referring to the band's highly anticipated May 19 show, which sold out in less than 20 minutes. Thankfully, the venue added yet another M83 show on the f ... More >>
January proved to be a busy month in the Dallas food scene. The highly anticipated Sundown at Granada opened its doors, along with a handful of other eateries. Read on for the full opening and closing slate, and be sure to share tips about restaurant openings or closings in the comments section be ... More >>
Sundown at Granada, owned and operated by Granada Theater owner Mike Schoder and girlfriend Julia Garton, opened its doors yesterday in what used to be M Street Bar. The once dingy and abrasively painted red and black interior has been transformed by earth tones, warm woods and vintage furniture han ... More >>
After almost four years on the job, an outgoing music editor takes one last stab at making sense of it all.
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Carissa HughesAt the moment, Carissa Hughes works for American Airlines ... More >>
Our 23rd annual Dallas Observer Music Awards showcase a scene ready for the spotlight.
Meet Sundown at Granada.More interesting venue news to pass along this week: The Granada Theater this afternoon has announced that it will be taking over the adjacent-to-the-theater 3520 Greenville Avenue address, most recently the home of M Street Bar, to launch a new neighborhood beer garden an ... More >>
Welcome to our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards breakdown, wherein we'll use the weeks leading up to the DOMA showcases on Saturday, October 15 (which is also when voting ends), to explain the nominees in each category Today, we look at the nominees in the Best Folk Act, Best Venue ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move. Gavin MulloyGavin Mulloy is a young marketing pistol for Granada Theater, and he appears to be pois ... More >>
Panda Bear, Silent Diane, BotanyGranada TheaterSeptember 27, 2011Better than: staring into a blinking strobe light while listening to anything else.Andrew ShepherdPanda Bear at the Granada Theater last night. More photos to come in the slideshow.In some regards, it's kind of hard to see why No ... More >>
Earlier this week, the Granada Theater announced a new show coming to its room on Saturday, October 8. The show will feature touring headliners Portugal. The Man, plus an opening set from Dallas locals Air Review. Specifically, the inclusion of Air Review is where things get interesting: Bac ... More >>
Granada owner Mike Schoder says "Read this item!"No, we weren't exactly floored back in June when the news came down that the Granada Theater had booked '80s new wavers The Fixx to play their annual anniversary party celebrating Mike Schoder's ownership and management of the restored venue. Turns ... More >>
Can influential music blogger Chris Cantalini's latest venture -- a festival at the Granada -- finally put the site on his hometown's map?
In August, the Granada Theater, which has for four years in a row now earned the title of Best Live Music Venue in our annual, reader-voted Dallas Observer Music Awards, will celebrate its seventh year under the watch of owner Mike Schoder. And, considering that the people who run venues tend to en ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move. Mike SchoderBack in 2004, Mike Schoder took over ownership of Greenville Avenue's Granada Theater ... More >>
An illustrated Built to SpillTomorrow night, as the Granada Theater celebrates its six year anniversary (and with it, all the great shows enjoyed at the Greenville Avenue venue over that time), owner Mike Schoder and his staff will host a pretty phenomenal bill featuring Built to Spill, Finn Rigg ... More >>
Kris YoumansTwo years back, Kris Youmans took home a Dallas Observer Music Award that named him the best booking agent in town thanks to his work bringing in some of the bigger indie acts around to the Granada Theater. As of yesterday, though, Youmans is out at the Granada, having accepted a job ... More >>
Should be quite the celebration tonight on Lower Greenville as the beloved Granada Theater celebrates its fifth anniversary tonight with a powerhouse bill headlined by a reunited Slobberbone and featuring two other local favorites, Macon Greyson and Danny Balis, both of which will be hocking new ... More >>
As space was pretty tight in the print edition this week, I wasn't able to fit the entirety of my interviews with VEGA's Alan Palomo or the Granada Theater's Mike Schoder into the space for my column this week on the Crystal Castles cancellation at the Granada. Below, find the entirety of my intervi ... More >>
Yes, the Crystal Castles show at the Granada Theater last night--or lack thereof, actually--turned out to be something of a shit show. Between opening band VEGA being on the bill (then not on the bill) and the doors still not being open at 10:15 p.m. (and soon thereafter the show being canceled), it ... More >>
With CD World's closing, Dallas' independently owned record store scene looks as bleak as ever. Or does it?
Mike Schoder, center in the white shirt, and some of CD World's staff over the years More bad business news today, as we begin the New Year with news of closings. First off, an era ends as CD World goes the way of the 45 single: Over the weekend, owner Mike Schoder packed up the CD World locations, ... More >>
1988-2008: Two Decades of DOMA
With our DOMA ballot online and ripe for your votin', we figured we'd give you some help: a daily breakdown of each category's nominees. Best Record Store CD World Recycled Books Strawberry Fields Bill's Records Good Records The good news: No Best Buys, Walmarts, iTunes or Amazons here, thank God. ... More >>
A lot of music editors enter the Thunderdome. None gets out alive.
Photo by Casey Monahan The highlight of our Saturday night: singing "Happy Birthday" to Roky Erickson as he turned 60 years old, in the city in which he was born. At first, we wondered how many folks might show -- coulda been half-empty or sold-out, we guesstimated on our drive to the Granada Satur ... More >>
Greenville gets a boost
You're just an invite away from private, drug-sponsored concerts around town. But what's behind the rock and the glitz?
Last month, I reported on Jayson Bales' efforts to help musicians in need of health care and legal counsel. At that point, the plan was nothing more than an idea; luckily, ideas are quickly turning into action. Today, Bales sent out a press release announcing an event at the Granada Theatre on Sunda ... More >>
Saturday, September 10, at the Granada Theater
In the Dallas music scene, who brings the biggest crowds?
Granada benefit show to help tsunami victims
A report from the launching of the renovated Granada Theater
Plus: A tribute to Rick James
The grossly underutilized Granada Theater gets a makeover