Where in the world is Alberto Alaska? On Friday evening, you can catch this wintry five-piece at its "True North" EP release party at Lovin' Cup. The Fredonia/Rochester-based group creates a meltdown of atmosphericand progressive styles that's typical of the post-rock genre. Alberto Alaska is a young band that can build a song into a hazy climax and burn it with a mid-tempo groove. The guitars, the rhythm section, the vocals, and the harmonies add to the ambience. This band is neither hard nor heavy nor wrong. It's like a wall-of-sound with chops on the side. With Barbarossa and There I Say Is Lightning.
Alberto Alaska plays Friday, February 22, 9 p.m. at Lovin' Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. $3-$5. 292-9940, lovincup.com.