Come On Go With Us (Mississippi) started things off. Absolutely loved these guys. Beautifully written southern-tinged piano pop. Awesome keyboard playing, even awesomer guitar playing. Loved the multi-part harmonies. Very Campaign-like, which is high praise indeed. Lead wore the stereotypical piano-player hat and skinny tie - always a giggle. Unfortunately, they were sold out of their full-length, so i bought the demo. Luna Matto was up next. Seven folks on stage. Very pleasant, laid-back, multi-layered acoustic pop tunes. Enjoyed it.
PVC Street Gang was next. Some pretty entertaining, straight-ahead, aggressive, screamy punk. Not exactly my thing, but they were definitely good at what they were doin.
RTB2 was up last. Loved it, as usual. Thanks be to gawd they didn't play their "slow set" like the last time i saw them. Saturday night's set was back to the usual ass-kicking, blistering, soulful, bluesy stuff i fell in love with all the previous times. One complaint - it seems like Hailey's is determined to always start the first band at 10, even if there's four on the bill. Which means the headliner gets cut short, cuz of the 2AM deadline. It definitely seemed to me like RTB2's set was shorter than usual. Just don't understand the thinking there.