Vancouver’s Tommy Alto on tour

Vancouver's Tommy Alto comes through town June 6, joining local band The Fineprint at The Dirty Jersey. -Photo courtesy Tommy Alto

Vancouver’s Tommy Alto comes through town June 6, joining local band The Fineprint at The Dirty Jersey. -Photo courtesy Tommy Alto

Tommy Alto, out of Vancouver could very well be one of the next breakthrough bands on the Canadian music scene, and they’re coming through Kamloops as part of the tour to promote their recent release, Atlas \\ Patterson.

Their guitar intros remind me a bit of Big Wreck, but with exquisitely timed tempo changes, upbeat rhythms, and with exceptionally tight drumbeats and occasional Ska-inspired (I would guess) upstroke, offbeat interludes, Tommy Alto plays with the joy and energy of bands like Jet, Treble Charger and Gob. Maybe I’m dating myself there, so let’s go with Vampire Weekend, Foster the People (without the murderous lyrics), or Fun.—but a little punkier.

It’s good, in any case, and you can check them out at The Dirty Jersey on Friday, June 6, as they join local band The Fineprint.

Check out Tommy Alto’s work, including three songs from Atlas \\ Patterson HERE, and some of The Fineprint’s work HERE.