I hope everyone at House of Blues is ready to rock out tomorrow night because with Guns’n’Roses headlining you’re not really going to have a choice. While Slash and Duff McKagan won’t be in attendance, audiences will get Axel Rose and the the most recent Guns’n’Roses lineup wailing and cranking out all their classics. I’ve always wondered what keeps G N’R fans coming back for more despite the fact that the only original member left is Axel Rose who is famously volatile and prone to canceling shows. The fans don’t seem to care though and are happy to take the risk to experience G N’R’s legendary live shows which by the looks of it still bring the crazy and that’s what I’m guessing keeps the fans coming back for more.
Posted by Samantha Alexander | April 12th, 2013 at 1:24 pm
Dallas, are you ready for one of the greatest brunch experiences in the country? For 20 years House of Blues has been providing spiritual and bodily nourishment with their world famous Gospel Brunch and this year they’re making it bigger and better with Grammy-winning gospel legend Kirk Franklin. On May 12th (Mother’s Day) Dallas will get a chance experience all the greatness the Gospel Brunch has to offer, from live performances of some the best and most joyous gospel music to the delicious Southern inspired food.
This past Sunday, YouPlusDallas had the honor of filming the promotional video for the upcoming event and we thought you’d enjoy a behind the scenes shot to get you ready for one of the best Mother’s Days you’ll ever have.
Posted by Caitlin Clark | March 21st, 2013 at 1:46 pm
You know what the worst feeling is? Finding out your favorite band is in town, like tomorrow, and it’s too late to buy tickets. It’s right up there with dropping your milkshake.
So I’ve done a little scouting for you, and mind you it’s a little bias (ex. I opted not to put Umphreys’ McGee on here, but who knows that might be your dream concert) but I would line up early to see all of these shows, and my taste is impeccable.
Hoodie Allen and AER – March 30
Posted by Samantha Alexander | March 12th, 2013 at 1:47 pm
For three decades now They Might Be Giants have been making wonderfully weird and nerdy rock music that will seriously make any day, good or bad, better. Just listen to songs like Istanbul or Birdhouse in your Soul and try not to smile. I bet you an ice cream sandwich you smiled, or at least chuckled. They’ve also successfully made some of the coolest kid’s music you’ll ever hear with albums like Here comes Science and Here comes the ABC’s which is basically the same They Might Be Giants sound only you learn about the periodic table of elements or what makes the sun shine while jammin’ out.
Posted by Caitlin Clark | February 22nd, 2013 at 4:45 pm
Since the first House of Blues location opened its doors in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1992, the popular music venue has been a hub of truly exceptional blues, jazz, gospel, and roots-based rock and roll. It was founded by Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi (wife of the late John), and Hard Rock Café co-founder Isaac Tigrett to be just that, as well as a home for original folk art and a source for quality, southern-inspired cuisine.
Since Live Nation acquired HOB in 2006, the two companies have been dedicated to giving back. In honor of the venue’s 20th anniversary, $1 from every concert ticket sold during the 20 month celebration will go towards “Action for the Arts,” a program that promotes cultural understanding and encourages creative expression. Additionally, in the spirit of the founding values of House of Blues, venues across the nation provided 20,000 Thanksgiving meals to the needy in 2012.
Posted by Caitlin Clark | February 13th, 2013 at 5:29 pm
Who: Flogging Molly
When: Saturday, Februay 16 @ 8 p.m.
Where: House of Blues, 2200 N Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202
Flogging Molly is Irish. Like really, really Irish. They’re so Irish in fact, that they’re 9th annual Green 17 tour is basically just a month-long Saint Patrick’s Day celebration. But for the fans who have followed this eclectic mix of punk rock and traditional Celtic music, they don’t just want Flogging Molly to come for Saint Patrick’s Day; they need them to come.
An opportunity to see Flogging Molly live is an experience. Their look and sound may be perfect for someone looking to have fun and drink heavily on Saint Patty’s big day, but what has kept the Green 17 tour a staple for nine years is Flogging Molly’s explosive and passionate live shows.
Posted by Caitlin Clark | January 21st, 2013 at 6:18 pm
The Internation House of Blues Foundation’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration was full of life, incredible talent, and inspiring thoughts. Four-time Grammy award winning singer/songwriter and Dallas’ own Erykah Badu kicked off the event by addressing the packed main theater.
“Fear can no longer be a part of the way we operate,” said Badu.
Posted by Caitlin Clark | December 7th, 2012 at 2:52 pm
After watching Bean’s first live show at House of Blues earlier this summer and literally shedding tears over how amazing she was, I knew this angelic little singer was destined for great things. So I couldn’t have been more thrilled to find out that Bean would be a musical guest on the Teen Choice Live! The Tour along with Megan & Liz (I hated Maroon 5’s “Payphone” until I heard them sing it) and Gabrielle Douglas, Aly Raisman, and Jordyn Wieber of the “Fierce Five” U.S. women’s gymnastic team. Seeing Bean’s picture aside such inspirational young women seemed so perfectly fitting. We are so proud of this Dallas native and can’t wait to see what comes next! Beanies for life! Keep up with Bean and the other stars of the Teen Choice Live! The Tour at www.teenchoicelive.com. http://vimeo.com/41062021
Posted by Caitlin Clark | November 14th, 2012 at 12:17 pm
Paul Varghese might be one of the funniest people I’ve ever seen. The Last Comic Standing alum hosted the Dallas Observer Music Awards Ceremony last night at House of Blues and it was not an easy job. It seems that if you get nominated for a DOMA, the thrill is so intense that you end up spending most of the evening glued to the bar. If by chance you actually do win, the thrill intensifies to such a level that you are rendered speechless and can do nothing more than grab your award, mutter a “thank you” and walk away. Varghese’s effortless humor helped move this awkwardness along tremendously.
The night intermixed Varghese’s stand up, performances by The O’s and Luna Matte (both backed by The Cannabinoids who took the award for Best R&B act) and Lucero, and of course, the presentation of awards. The actual trophy is unique each year. This year’s was essentially a clear box filled with confetti and a Red Bull (pretty tame from last year’s bottle of whiskey). The many, many awards given last night are a perfect representation of Dallas’ diverse and talented music scene.
Posted by Caitlin Clark | November 13th, 2012 at 12:05 pm
The International House of Blues Foundation hosted their annual Action for the Arts Bringin’ Down the House competition last night. Eleven promising high school bands took over House of Blues’ largest stage to compete for a $500 Guitar Center gift card, 10 hours of studio time at Crystal Clear Studios, and some serious street cred. Dallas producer Picnictyme played MC for the evening, introducing the acts and judges like Marjorie Owens of Pours le Corps Records and 35 Denton booking agent Matt Goodman.