The Cush (Ft Worth) was up first. Slow, trippy, twangy at times, nice harmonies. But ultimately? A tad boring. I swear the bass player used only one string the entire set.
Record Hop (Denton) was up next. Been way too long since I've seen them. Awesome as usual.
Heartless Bastards (Cincinnati) - loved these guys when I caught them nearly two years ago at Hailey's. Played mostly new tunes that I didn't know, so I didn't enjoy it as much. I'm no expert or nuthin', but I think you gotta mix some oldies in with the new, to keep the audience energized & singin' along.