Although Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and the phonograph, it never occurred to him to mix lights and music because he wasn’t very smart. Electrify your senses with this GrouponLive deal.
- $7 for one G-Pass to Thaddeus Longfellow Presents: Ninjapalooza! Zombie Love Fest Featuring Graceland Ninjaz (up to a $13.25 value)
- When: Saturday, June 8, at 6 p.m.
- Where: House of Blues Dallas
- Section: general admission standing
- Door time: 5 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
How G-Pass Works:</b> Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.<p>
Thaddeus Longfellow Presents: Ninjapalooza! Zombie Love Fest Featuring Graceland Ninjaz
Graceland Ninjaz – “Baby Sandman”
Ninjapalooza covers audiences in an acoustic Miracle-Gro that causes parties to sprout from the smallest of seeds. Headlining the evening, Graceland Ninjaz, the self-described “King of Party Bands,” goes for broke in a grab-bag set of 20th-century pop favorites. Led by the flamboyant, hip-gyrating Elvis impersonator David “EzE” McMahon, the band mashes up artists from Lady Gaga to Prince to The Doors in mischievous and prankish arrangements. The band’s “Baby Sandman,” for instance, lures in ears with the opening riffs of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” and then pulls the wool by dropping in the rap of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” “Smells Like Ice Baby,” on the other hand, combines the bleak grunge of Nirvana with Vanilla Ice’s famous exposé on glacier movements.
The night also features sets by other party-ready groups, including the hard rock-meets-blues of The Bayou City Outlaw Band, and the Dallas String Quartet’s cultured covers of songs by Katy Perry and Guns N’ Roses. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as either a zombie or ninja, and to moan or nod silently in approval of the premiere of the Graceland Ninjaz’s new music video, “I’m a Ninja.”
House of Blues Dallas
To keep the spirit of its musical roots ever near, House of Blues Dallas keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi beneath its stage. Summoning the spirit and raw grit contained therein, local and national performers enliven the venue’s wood-laden auditorium, lined with art such as Alan Sainte James Boudrot’s A Dream Come True. The historic White Swan building, a remnant of the 1920s coffee-processing plant, hosts this mix of traditional and contemporary, adding its open architecture to every show.