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Group of the Altos

Tonight @ Cascio Interstate Music Groove Stage, Summerfest, 7:30 p.m.

Jul. 2, 2010
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Though they share a guitarist (Daniel Spack) and a similar love of instrumental post-rock with Collections of Colonies of Bees, Milwaukee’s Group of the Altos flaunts a far deeper kitchen sink than that quintet, working trumpet, cello, saw and clarinet into suites that trend darker than Colonies of Bees’ sprightly instrumentals. The group covers a lot of territory, touching on the requisite rock, jazz and classical influences but also making time for unlikely tropical tones and any other drive-by tangents and surprise twists they can fit into their sprawling compositions. The group plays Summerfest’s all-local Groove Stage tonight before a 9 p.m. performance from the art-punk quartet Worrier.

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