Central Service’s pop is nothing if not exuberant. Kevin Emerson’s enthusiastic band saw a decent turnout at Mars Bar, and the turnout saw a fine set of competent, tight indie rock.
Emerson, who volunteers for 826 Seattle, is clearly proud of the Service’s music, and happy to front the band as their front-and-center, blazer-wearing, singing standup drummer.
I prefer my pop in the vein of 1984-era Psychedelic Furs or Army Navy, but this was fine.
The openers Friday Mile (only half of the band) were superb I thought.