Fri, July 30, These United States
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 8:30 p.m., $7
Davis, CA 95616
With every breath he takes between each verse, bandleader Jesse Elliott must take a moment to realize how fun it is playing the music These United States makes. Their just-released fourth full-length album, What Lasts, is a continuation from the sound for which they are known. The fourth track on the album, “The Great Rivers,” certainly has that swallow-your-heart-in-every-breath type of sound. They get the job done with talented musicians, vocals that have similarities with Tom Petty or possibly Jim James of My Morning Jacket. Elliott and the four other members of the band truly find their own sound with poise. 129 E Street in Davis; www.theseunitedstates.net.