Skip: House of Blues
Instead visit: Trees
Don’t waste your time in Dallas by going to a chain venue with overpriced beverages! You aren’t going to get the authentic Dallas nightlife and music vibe that way. Head to Deep Ellum, where there are stacks of venues all down the street, and constant live music.
You’re bound to throw a rock in Deep Ellum and hit somebody that will tell you they were at Trees in ‘91 when the infamous Nirvana incident took place. You’re also bound to hit someone who has seen some other hardcore rock 'n' roll shit happen that wasn’t Nirvana. Trees has been a Deep Ellum staple since the early ‘90s, reopened in the late 2000s, and still offers a wide array of acts from different genres, generations, and geographies. Be sure to ask about what happened.