"Down State began with a display of speedy basslines and bendy guitar solos dosed in reverb with a song titled Times Are Tough.The 3-piece set from Edwardsville, Illinois proved their musicianship to fans like me who had never heard of them before that night. After the first few songs, ladies began to gather towards the front of the stage, grooving, while the guys were too squeamish to join along this early on in the night. They performed a song as their set was running out titled Where the Ganja Grows, which was surely the highlight of their set. The bass line was the driving force of the song’s structure. ...I think they were able to enthusiastically connect with the energized audience as they really set the mood for the upcoming groups."