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ROCK | Alberto Alaska

Alberto Alaska put its money where its music is when the band spent the past year and a half recording its debut album, "Possession," at GCR Audio. The local quintet's decision to record in Buffalo was based on guitarist Jacob Cavinee's internship at the studio, which is owned by Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac. Lil Wayne and James Taylor are among the artists that have worked with the studio. Established in 2010, Alberto Alaska is a dual guitar-driven progressive rock group that flirts with atmospheric post-rock tendencies. Picture a band that experiments with gear to push its sound even further and it will help explain Alberto Alaska. This show is the "Possession" album release party. Speirs, Like Vintage, and The Dirty Pennies also perform.

Alberto Alaska performs on Friday, August 28, at The Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $7-$9.