What made this night better than usual was that I was just excited to see openers Hacienda as much as headliners Heartless Bastards. I have seen them before and they did not disappoint. If you never heard of these guys, do yourself a favor and check them out. Cool dudes to boot!

Starting out the night was Devin Therriault. He was good but what I’ll remember from him was as we were walking down Carson pre-gig to grab a bite, Devin and his band were coming the other way. My buddy commented (not knowing who he was) after he passed, “Nice haircut Flock of Seagulls.”

Ever stumble upon a band cold, not knowing anything about them and wonder where the hell did these guys come from? That’s just what happened to me with Hacienda, who were opening for Grace Potter. Their infectious blues rock was an eye opener to me and made perfect sense when my man Darin from The Buffalo informed me that they are Dan Auerbach’s backing band when he plays his solo gigs. Talk about a group to watch out for!