These United States closed out their tour in support of their new, self-titled album Saturday at the Black Cat with a set spanning their discography. (It also included a Willie Nelson cover, with whom the band recently played.) The band opened with “The Park,” of which frontman Jesse Elliot said, “I wrote that song sitting in Malcolm X Park about five years ago. I’m glad we finally made a record that it fit on.” The crowd, an odd mixture of all ages, didn’t quite pack the venue, but those who came definitely showed their love.
Openers The Henry Clay People came on and did what they normally do: Rock faces off and bring the new fans into the fold by the end of the set. This is a band that could make the Pope dance.
See a slideshow of photos from both sets here.