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Date: Saturday, July 1 | Time: 10:00pm | Stage: Stage 1?
ALTO! is a Portland-based band consisting of Kyle Emory (drums, electronics), Steven T. Stone (drums, electronics) and Derek Monypeny (guitar). ALTO! began in 2011. They have released 3 full-length LPs and numerous tapes. Their last LP, ALTO LP 3, was released by Chicago-based Trouble In Mind Records last summer. ALTO! is a strongly rhythm-oriented band; dual drummers vary between synched-up pounding and subtly shifiting polyrhythms, while the guitar often functions as another percussion instrument. ALTO! draws strong inspiration from Congotronics bands such as Konono #1, the psychedelic explorations of later-period Boredoms, and avant-garde rock bands such as Sun City Girls.