House of Blues Dallas

★★★★☆

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Saw G.Love and Special Sauce a few months ago and loved the venue and acoustics.

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★★★★★

Saw G.Love and Special Sauce a few months ago and loved the venue and acoustics.

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They have changed the menu as of October 2011 (the name has an addition too, but I forgot it), but it is still great food. Although, the cob salad has changed for the worse. I did have a problem with the parking. I always take my Mother

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★★★★★

They have changed the menu as of October 2011 (the name has an addition too, but I forgot it), but it is still great food. Although, the cob salad has changed for the worse. I did have a problem with the parking. I always take my Mother

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first experience sucked but they totally made up for it! I had a great time at the TV on the Radio show and employees were very nice and helpful. venue is really cool on the inside. Its a great size- not too big and not too small!

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★★★★★

first experience sucked but they totally made up for it! I had a great time at the TV on the Radio show and employees were very nice and helpful. venue is really cool on the inside. Its a great size- not too big and not too small!

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This exciting event held monthly at the House of Blues where you can enjoy exciting music, food and fun. Lady Diamond is exciting and engages her audiences and guest groups are great.

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★★★★★

This exciting event held monthly at the House of Blues where you can enjoy exciting music, food and fun. Lady Diamond is exciting and engages her audiences and guest groups are great.

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Hi! how are you?
when do you have the Yellow Tour Akanishi Jin tickets for sale & what is the price??
thank you =D

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★★★★★

Hi! how are you?
when do you have the Yellow Tour Akanishi Jin tickets for sale & what is the price??
thank you =D

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Several friends and I attended the Blasphemous Rumours show last night 9.5.2010, we all agreed the show was great. We also agreed The Dallas HOB Staff,(excluding the valets) was horrible.

The common complaint.......We were not treated as guests should be treated. I honestly cannot remember seeing one employee smile, the whole time we were there(730pm-12am). Normally that in itself wouldn't bother me, it's when one of these people has to check your ID, or has to put a wrist band on you, or has to takes your drink order that it becomes a problem.

If I encounter one rude employee, not good but not the end of the world either. Two rude employees worse but I will not gonna be defeated. More than two, I'm telling all my friends to tell their friends don't waste your money there. You would think I was talking about a staff comprised of nothing but teenagers, the valets were the only teen aged employees I saw and they were great.

Dallas HOB will have to book one of my top 5 bands in order for me to return.... .maybe not even then. I would not recommend more like recommend avoid it if at all possible.

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★☆☆☆☆

Several friends and I attended the Blasphemous Rumours show last night 9.5.2010, we all agreed the show was great. We also agreed The Dallas HOB Staff,(excluding the valets) was horrible.

The common complaint.......We were not treated as guests should be treated. I honestly cannot remember seeing one employee smile, the whole time we were there(730pm-12am). Normally that in itself wouldn't bother me, it's when one of these people has to check your ID, or has to put a wrist band on you, or has to takes your drink order that it becomes a problem.

If I encounter one rude employee, not good but not the end of the world either. Two rude employees worse but I will not gonna be defeated. More than two, I'm telling all my friends to tell their friends don't waste your money there. You would think I was talking about a staff comprised of nothing but teenagers, the valets were the only teen aged employees I saw and they were great.

Dallas HOB will have to book one of my top 5 bands in order for me to return.... .maybe not even then. I would not recommend more like recommend avoid it if at all possible.

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Absolutely enjoyed the Buddy Miller Patti Griffin show Friday night. Buddy Miller wore the strings off of his guitar, he can play with the best. Patti sang her heart out, mostly from her latest cd, Downtown Church. HOB was great too, we'll go back.

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★★★★★

Absolutely enjoyed the Buddy Miller Patti Griffin show Friday night. Buddy Miller wore the strings off of his guitar, he can play with the best. Patti sang her heart out, mostly from her latest cd, Downtown Church. HOB was great too, we'll go back.

Pros: Excellent lyrics, guitar, and atmosphere

Cons: none

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this is really a review of the restaurant. I've seen a couple of concerts here and had a good time. Its an intimate venue and if you know and like the artist you'll enjoy yourself. BUT if you wander over to the restaurant you'll find burges for $11, forgettable pizza for $10 and for some bizarre reason they jacked up all their entree prices about 100%. I work downtown and went to lunch when it first opened and hand their jumbalaya for around $9 (about right for a lunch item at a tourist spot). I went back last week and the same item is now $18. What's up with that. There were hardly any patrons (maybe four tables), the waitress was pleasant but offered me parmessan cheese for my pizza and then came back to tell me she couldn't find it. LOL. Not sure why anyone would actually go eat here unless they were going to a concert. Hard Rock is across the street with better food and Dicks last resort gives you the same burger at half the price.

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★★☆☆☆

this is really a review of the restaurant. I've seen a couple of concerts here and had a good time. Its an intimate venue and if you know and like the artist you'll enjoy yourself. BUT if you wander over to the restaurant you'll find burges for $11, forgettable pizza for $10 and for some bizarre reason they jacked up all their entree prices about 100%. I work downtown and went to lunch when it first opened and hand their jumbalaya for around $9 (about right for a lunch item at a tourist spot). I went back last week and the same item is now $18. What's up with that. There were hardly any patrons (maybe four tables), the waitress was pleasant but offered me parmessan cheese for my pizza and then came back to tell me she couldn't find it. LOL. Not sure why anyone would actually go eat here unless they were going to a concert. Hard Rock is across the street with better food and Dicks last resort gives you the same burger at half the price.

Pros: For the right bank, the venue is intimate and fun

Cons: restaurant food is mediocre and overpriced

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I go to the Foundation Room whenever given a chance. I love the incense, furnishings, and decor it keeps me wanting more. The food is always spot on arrays of fine bread, superior salad, and a main course that always impresses. Last trip was heirloom tomato salad, crab cakes, cesar, and yellow fin tuna. The filet and rib eye are excellent as well.

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★★★★★

I go to the Foundation Room whenever given a chance. I love the incense, furnishings, and decor it keeps me wanting more. The food is always spot on arrays of fine bread, superior salad, and a main course that always impresses. Last trip was heirloom tomato salad, crab cakes, cesar, and yellow fin tuna. The filet and rib eye are excellent as well.

Pros: Environment, excellent food.

Cons: Members only, Pricey.

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Great for food music and fun Sunday brunch is the best ever.

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★★★★★

Great for food music and fun Sunday brunch is the best ever.

Pros: Great for food music and fun

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This is a very fun and entertaining restaurant. The food is good and the service is good, too. Its trendy & touristy, so not on the cheap side, but, fun for a night out, esp. if you are a music lover! :)

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★★★★☆

This is a very fun and entertaining restaurant. The food is good and the service is good, too. Its trendy & touristy, so not on the cheap side, but, fun for a night out, esp. if you are a music lover! :)

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The food was not good, I ordered the baked macroni and chese, itwas not baked there was not much cheese, the pizza reminded me of something I made in elementry school project, the food came luke warm, the frozen dairqri was horrible. We saw our waitress 3 times with no refills. Just a big disappointment

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★★☆☆☆

The food was not good, I ordered the baked macroni and chese, itwas not baked there was not much cheese, the pizza reminded me of something I made in elementry school project, the food came luke warm, the frozen dairqri was horrible. We saw our waitress 3 times with no refills. Just a big disappointment

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During August of '08 I went to the House Of Blues for a Tokio Hotel concert. The atmosphere around the stage was "loud" and exciting. It got me in the mood for the ear - deafening music. Of course they have have security guards around the stage so as the fans don't interfere with the concert. Before it all started, I was waiting around and the staff was walking around the lower level making sure people got what they wanted (food & drinks) so the people wouldn't lose their spots. For the parents who take their children to the concert if you don't really care for the band or their music, there's a bar and tables in the back. And if you don't wish to stand near the stage or with the huge crowd there's high tables so you can see past all the heads in front of you. I thought it was great overall. Although as soon as the concert started, the crowd sort of lost control and pushing and shoving was taking place. I know with all the adrenaline and excitment going on, you might be overwhelmed but HOB staff took no actions. I had to be aware of the people around me and I couldn't really enjoy the concert like I wanted to. If I didn't pay attention to the fans, I could've fallen and been trampled or stepped on multiple times. So if you don't want to deal with all the trouble I reccomend the upper level with seats. Another great thing about the concert hall is that it's behind the HOB restaurant. I don't know if the people heard the concert going on, but hopefully it wasn't a full on blast of hardcore bass. So basically a little mix of good and not so good. More positives than negatives I say. I absolutely loved the concert and I hope to visit the House of Blues again soon.

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★★★★★

During August of '08 I went to the House Of Blues for a Tokio Hotel concert. The atmosphere around the stage was "loud" and exciting. It got me in the mood for the ear - deafening music. Of course they have have security guards around the stage so as the fans don't interfere with the concert. Before it all started, I was waiting around and the staff was walking around the lower level making sure people got what they wanted (food & drinks) so the people wouldn't lose their spots. For the parents who take their children to the concert if you don't really care for the band or their music, there's a bar and tables in the back. And if you don't wish to stand near the stage or with the huge crowd there's high tables so you can see past all the heads in front of you. I thought it was great overall. Although as soon as the concert started, the crowd sort of lost control and pushing and shoving was taking place. I know with all the adrenaline and excitment going on, you might be overwhelmed but HOB staff took no actions. I had to be aware of the people around me and I couldn't really enjoy the concert like I wanted to. If I didn't pay attention to the fans, I could've fallen and been trampled or stepped on multiple times. So if you don't want to deal with all the trouble I reccomend the upper level with seats. Another great thing about the concert hall is that it's behind the HOB restaurant. I don't know if the people heard the concert going on, but hopefully it wasn't a full on blast of hardcore bass. So basically a little mix of good and not so good. More positives than negatives I say. I absolutely loved the concert and I hope to visit the House of Blues again soon.

Pros: Great Atmosphere

Cons: Bigger parking lot maybe

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I've been to just about everything they have to offer now. Dinner is consistently good- especially for the price. Big portions, souther-style cuisine, great bands playing in the restaurant after 9 or so. The main (big) venue is a great place to see your favorite music. It's big but still intimate. You can choose seats up top or go general admission and stand. Both seem pretty good. It allows you to move around. The brunch is fun with good food but overpriced for a brunch. All-in-all a good experience. I've enjoyed eating a late dinner on Fri and catching a random band after in the restaurant. My main compalint was voiced by another. The small room upstairs is too close to the big one and the sounds bleeds through. Saw Cary Pierce and heart the hip-hop guy next door. I'd just recommend avoiding that one room (Cambridge?). Definitely worth a visit otherwise.

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★★★★☆

I've been to just about everything they have to offer now. Dinner is consistently good- especially for the price. Big portions, souther-style cuisine, great bands playing in the restaurant after 9 or so. The main (big) venue is a great place to see your favorite music. It's big but still intimate. You can choose seats up top or go general admission and stand. Both seem pretty good. It allows you to move around. The brunch is fun with good food but overpriced for a brunch. All-in-all a good experience. I've enjoyed eating a late dinner on Fri and catching a random band after in the restaurant. My main compalint was voiced by another. The small room upstairs is too close to the big one and the sounds bleeds through. Saw Cary Pierce and heart the hip-hop guy next door. I'd just recommend avoiding that one room (Cambridge?). Definitely worth a visit otherwise.

Pros: good food for the price, decent drinks, great music in the restaurant

Cons: smaller venues aren't soundproof

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008/Natasha Bedinfield concert. We used the "Pass The Line" option/if you had dinner (food and wait staff were great) at the House of Blues prior to seeing a show you could get early access into the concert hall. At 7pm when the doors opened we got to go in before those standing outsise and we immediately got right up front at the stage/front and center. Neither of us are short guys - I am 6ft. 4in and he is a little shorter - there was a guy probably about 21-22 who stood behind us during the concert calling us "faggots" and "g@ys" and he was beyond drunk. He and his friends tried to get in between us (which they never did) saying they couldn't see and he kept saying that "we were too tall to be that close" - I alerted the security guys in front of the stage that we were being harrassed and they did nothing but stand there which causes concern for not only myself but others who might come to shows and be harrassed. If you can't get somewhere early enough to earn the place that you desire or if you don't take advantage of the options they offer to gain early entry then don't complain about it. Don't harass those who took advantage of the offered opportunity to gain early access. We didn't owe anyone anything, we paid money just like everyone else, stood in lthe "Pass The Line" and got too see our favorite singer up close and personal just as we had desired... but the lack of concern on the part of the security certainly makes me question what would happen should something like that get out of control... I am glad it didn't for us but that being said, then I guess a certain 21-22 year old would have been taken to jail, received an aggrevated assault and a hate crime offense since he had already used the words "Faggots" and "g@ys" as slurs towards us and of course, I would have sued him as well. All in all it was a wonderful night but just be aware of the security there lacking in securing a safe environment for everyone to fully enjoy the moment.

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★★★★☆

Tuesday, June 10, 2008/Natasha Bedinfield concert. We used the "Pass The Line" option/if you had dinner (food and wait staff were great) at the House of Blues prior to seeing a show you could get early access into the concert hall. At 7pm when the doors opened we got to go in before those standing outsise and we immediately got right up front at the stage/front and center. Neither of us are short guys - I am 6ft. 4in and he is a little shorter - there was a guy probably about 21-22 who stood behind us during the concert calling us "faggots" and "g@ys" and he was beyond drunk. He and his friends tried to get in between us (which they never did) saying they couldn't see and he kept saying that "we were too tall to be that close" - I alerted the security guys in front of the stage that we were being harrassed and they did nothing but stand there which causes concern for not only myself but others who might come to shows and be harrassed. If you can't get somewhere early enough to earn the place that you desire or if you don't take advantage of the options they offer to gain early entry then don't complain about it. Don't harass those who took advantage of the offered opportunity to gain early access. We didn't owe anyone anything, we paid money just like everyone else, stood in lthe "Pass The Line" and got too see our favorite singer up close and personal just as we had desired... but the lack of concern on the part of the security certainly makes me question what would happen should something like that get out of control... I am glad it didn't for us but that being said, then I guess a certain 21-22 year old would have been taken to jail, received an aggrevated assault and a hate crime offense since he had already used the words "Faggots" and "g@ys" as slurs towards us and of course, I would have sued him as well. All in all it was a wonderful night but just be aware of the security there lacking in securing a safe environment for everyone to fully enjoy the moment.

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I went with some friends to see a comedian (Louis CK). There was a band in another room, so it was difficult to hear him over the noise of the band (think that you are trying to watch a serious movie in a theater, with Die Hard blaring in the next theater over). Once the show was over, we were hustled out to make way for a band playing on the same stage. On our way out, we wanted to go back to the front of the venue, but were shepherded out through a side door onto the street. We had no idea where we were, since we had come in through the front door.

In addition, we had reserved seats, but were told that all the seats were full. We were told to go up to the balcony to see if we could find seats there. It really ruins the whole premise of assigned seating, if they are not going to hold your seats.

In summation, I usually give places a few tries before I put them on my black list, but unfortunately, House of Blues - Dallas, is a place I will never go back to. It was impersonal and overall not a good experience. The final point is nothing is well marked. I would not want to be there in case of a fire, since it is pretty difficult to find your way around. But, don't bother asking anyone where to go, they will just point you out to the street and that's where you'll end up. Until you can find the $15 parking lot...

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★☆☆☆☆

I went with some friends to see a comedian (Louis CK). There was a band in another room, so it was difficult to hear him over the noise of the band (think that you are trying to watch a serious movie in a theater, with Die Hard blaring in the next theater over). Once the show was over, we were hustled out to make way for a band playing on the same stage. On our way out, we wanted to go back to the front of the venue, but were shepherded out through a side door onto the street. We had no idea where we were, since we had come in through the front door.

In addition, we had reserved seats, but were told that all the seats were full. We were told to go up to the balcony to see if we could find seats there. It really ruins the whole premise of assigned seating, if they are not going to hold your seats.

In summation, I usually give places a few tries before I put them on my black list, but unfortunately, House of Blues - Dallas, is a place I will never go back to. It was impersonal and overall not a good experience. The final point is nothing is well marked. I would not want to be there in case of a fire, since it is pretty difficult to find your way around. But, don't bother asking anyone where to go, they will just point you out to the street and that's where you'll end up. Until you can find the $15 parking lot...

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Great place to hang out, mostly a couples bar or date place. Not very many singles. You can not beat the House of Blues period for live bands. Up close and personal. Food is better than average but almost a "Chili's of Creole food" has a cheap feel. Speciality drink menu has to be studied before ordering.
Does not stand up to the other House of Blues around the states, but by far the best thing going in Dallas

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★★★★☆

Great place to hang out, mostly a couples bar or date place. Not very many singles. You can not beat the House of Blues period for live bands. Up close and personal. Food is better than average but almost a "Chili's of Creole food" has a cheap feel. Speciality drink menu has to be studied before ordering.
Does not stand up to the other House of Blues around the states, but by far the best thing going in Dallas

Pros: Bands, Bar, Atmosphere, Live bands

Cons: To commerical since sold to corperate company

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I recently visited the HOB in Dallas for the first time. We attended the Corey Smith concert. My wife and I had dinner in the restaurant before heading into the main concert hall. I had the babyback ribs and she had the jambalaya. Both were really good. I also recommend the skillet of conrbread.

After the meal, we were able to get access to the music hall before the main line, because we had dined at HOB. (Some special perk they offer.) The main concert hall had plenty of space, multiple bars and had a really neat look and feel. Once Corey Smith took the stage, the crowd really got into it and the energey in the room was amazing. I think they might have the best sound and lighting system I've ever seen in a room of that size. (and I go to a lot of shows!)

Overall....a great night out....great food.....great show!

If you haven't been yet....I encourage you to check out the new HOB!

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★★★★★

I recently visited the HOB in Dallas for the first time. We attended the Corey Smith concert. My wife and I had dinner in the restaurant before heading into the main concert hall. I had the babyback ribs and she had the jambalaya. Both were really good. I also recommend the skillet of conrbread.

After the meal, we were able to get access to the music hall before the main line, because we had dined at HOB. (Some special perk they offer.) The main concert hall had plenty of space, multiple bars and had a really neat look and feel. Once Corey Smith took the stage, the crowd really got into it and the energey in the room was amazing. I think they might have the best sound and lighting system I've ever seen in a room of that size. (and I go to a lot of shows!)

Overall....a great night out....great food.....great show!

If you haven't been yet....I encourage you to check out the new HOB!

Pros: You can have dinner and see a show all in the same building.

Cons: On busy nights there can be a wait for a table.

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I thought the menu selection was terrible and ended up with the pizza which was the worst. My husband who will eat anything wouldn't even finish his piece. The service was slow and they were constantly messing up food orders around us. Just not impressed.

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★☆☆☆☆

I thought the menu selection was terrible and ended up with the pizza which was the worst. My husband who will eat anything wouldn't even finish his piece. The service was slow and they were constantly messing up food orders around us. Just not impressed.

Pros: I don't know that there was any

Cons: And you pay for parking!

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To the cute, nearsighted surgical nurse from Florida with the little black dress and the big pretty smile, this is the rocket scientist engineer who talked your ear off but was too stupid to get your number. I'm sorry we got separated after the show. Please meet me back at the HOB next Sunday at 7:00pm. I know this reads like a movie script, but it's real. Now to the Boney James review .... Why is this little guy a superstar in the world of smooth jazz ??? Well, had you been there Sunday night when he played to a spellbound house, you'd know the answer for yourself - he can really, really play his horns. He doesn't simply overpower you with raw power and volume like many other sax players try to, he has much more finesse and control. But the 2 qualities he has that supersede the others are: emotion and joy. If you can't feel both of these in every song he plays throughout his entire set, then maybe you should stay home with the blinds closed. This may be my first review but I am a huge fan of jazz sax . I've seen many smooth jazz artists over the years as they come through including Richard Elliott, Euge Groove, Candy Dulfer, Dave Koz (on DVD). I like and respect all these guys but Boney's music has the unique quality that the very first time you hear a song, it sounds familiar. He also manages to get himself right into the groove/pocket every time. You can't tell from looking at him but he's got it and it's all smooth. He entertains us and himself at the same time and that's a winning combination. His band was outstanding including the new kid on the guitar who looked to be all of 20 years old. I would pay to see him again and if you missed him this time, you should go home, open your blinds, and setup a tickler at the HOB website. You won't be disappointed. BTW, I tried the blackened prime rib and WOW - Great steak !!! The service is slow. And their key lime pie was a winner. Enjoy yourself at the HOB - Dallas, I did. Come see me cutie.

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★★★★★

To the cute, nearsighted surgical nurse from Florida with the little black dress and the big pretty smile, this is the rocket scientist engineer who talked your ear off but was too stupid to get your number. I'm sorry we got separated after the show. Please meet me back at the HOB next Sunday at 7:00pm. I know this reads like a movie script, but it's real. Now to the Boney James review .... Why is this little guy a superstar in the world of smooth jazz ??? Well, had you been there Sunday night when he played to a spellbound house, you'd know the answer for yourself - he can really, really play his horns. He doesn't simply overpower you with raw power and volume like many other sax players try to, he has much more finesse and control. But the 2 qualities he has that supersede the others are: emotion and joy. If you can't feel both of these in every song he plays throughout his entire set, then maybe you should stay home with the blinds closed. This may be my first review but I am a huge fan of jazz sax . I've seen many smooth jazz artists over the years as they come through including Richard Elliott, Euge Groove, Candy Dulfer, Dave Koz (on DVD). I like and respect all these guys but Boney's music has the unique quality that the very first time you hear a song, it sounds familiar. He also manages to get himself right into the groove/pocket every time. You can't tell from looking at him but he's got it and it's all smooth. He entertains us and himself at the same time and that's a winning combination. His band was outstanding including the new kid on the guitar who looked to be all of 20 years old. I would pay to see him again and if you missed him this time, you should go home, open your blinds, and setup a tickler at the HOB website. You won't be disappointed. BTW, I tried the blackened prime rib and WOW - Great steak !!! The service is slow. And their key lime pie was a winner. Enjoy yourself at the HOB - Dallas, I did. Come see me cutie.

Pros: Ambience, tables, bar and a lounge; Good restaurant at music venue; great location; parking nearby.

Cons: Food service is slow; Menu is $$+;

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Part of the reason I rencently went to see Jackopierce was to see the new house of blues....now i have to decide whether to see Mat Kearney in spite of it. Tickets are expensive, the design of the venue is horrible (standing below the balconey picks up a ton of ambient noise...hard to actually hear the show), and my double whiskey coke (size of a normal single) was $16!!! It's really sad that the chain of concert venues is taking over the music scene here (where's Trees and Gypsy Tea Room when you need them?)

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★☆☆☆☆

Part of the reason I rencently went to see Jackopierce was to see the new house of blues....now i have to decide whether to see Mat Kearney in spite of it. Tickets are expensive, the design of the venue is horrible (standing below the balconey picks up a ton of ambient noise...hard to actually hear the show), and my double whiskey coke (size of a normal single) was $16!!! It's really sad that the chain of concert venues is taking over the music scene here (where's Trees and Gypsy Tea Room when you need them?)

 

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