All personal issues with the guy aside...it's a pretty awesome spot. I went when Eric Snider was bartending to check it out and it feels all right. Despite people's problems with Matt Landon, I think he's good at running a business - otherwise the place wouldn't still exist - and people should probably get over it. It's certainly lightyears beyond Cahoots, which is a shithole, and it's not the devil, as many are making it out to be.
I can understand not liking the place based on some personal experiences with Mr. Landon, as those seem to be consistent and coming from people whose word I trust, but I've never had any bad dealings with the guy on a business level, having done several shows there when it was still Haymarket. I realize that he's essentially figured out that Haymarket can swoop in and fill the void that was left by Skull Alley, but I don't see where that's necessarily some kind of grievious error on his part.
Basically, attend shows at the place or don't, but I don't think anybody should be discouraged from setting stuff up there if you need a show that needs a bar attached to it. Chestnut House is probably always going to be the best option for the punx, but this place isn't bad. And yeah, Landon might come across as sort of a douche, but whatever. Nothing's perfect.