Rock ‘n’ roll is one of two jobs in which you are encouraged to set your tools on fire when you’re done with them–the other, of course, is dentistry. Hear hot licks with this GrouponLive deal.
- $13 for two tickets to Thaddeus Longfellow Presents: Ninjapalooza! Zombie Love Fest Featuring Graceland Ninjaz (up to a $26.50 value)
- When: Saturday, June 8, at 6 p.m.
- Where: House of Blues Dallas
- Seating: General admission standing
- Door time: 5 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
The self-described “King of Party Bands,” Graceland Ninjaz 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. Their “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, marries the bleak grunge of Nirvana with Vanilla Ice’s famous exposé on glacier movements.<p>
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####Opening Acts * The Bayou City Outlaw Band – A rock-heavy outfit that mixes the gravely vocals and churning guitar of metal with a tinge of New-Orleans style funk. * Colton & The 45s – Guitar work reminiscent of Clapton finds its way into a steady, feel-good beat. * Brian Schuck & The Local Legends – Country music and popular radio hits from Kenny Chesney and R.E.M. combine for a family-friendly act. * Crossing Main – A fronting chantreuse brings a sexy edge to seldom-heard radio rock hits. * Agents of Solace – Growling vocals, chugging guitar riffs, and rock 'n' roll lyrics wrapped up in a man-sized package. * The Hindenburg Project – A Led Zeppelin tribute band rips through classics from "Kashmir" to "Black Dog" with vocals that smack of Robert Plant.
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.