Palmer, AK + Strong Killings

Sunday, February 24

At Palmer, AK's initial show at the Crocodile back in early December,

band mastermind Eric Howk blew his audience—of friends, family, former

and current bandmates, and anyone else who was fortunate enough to

catch the live debut—away. Backed up by a good portion of Seattle band

Ships (Jacob Hoffman, who also joins Howk in the Lashes, on keys and

the lovely Laurie Kearney on bass) as well as Kay Kay and his

Weathered Underground's Phil Peterson, Howk's solo material was

beautifully executed and full of pop sensibility, melodic hooks, and

harmonies over solid walls of rhythmic acoustic guitar. With even more

time to fine-tune it since then, and opener Strong Killings (boasting

Howk's other Lashes mate, Nate Mooter), tonight should be another

feel-good experience for all. With Royal Brougham.

AJA PECKNOLD

Listen to a sample of Palmer, Ak's "Same Rain or Noelly."

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Sun., Feb. 24, 8 p.m., 2008

 
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