That last sentence hints at Reptar's practical function and the very spirit that makes the group come off as so vivacious and youthful. "The main thing about this band is the live show, not to discredit the actual recordings," McFarland says. "We're trying to foster this experience of really letting go of your inhibitions and just finding this freedom and being able to just dance it all out. That is one of our favorite things to do: have dance parties and be really goofy and not really care what it looks like or who else is participating." ^

REPTAR + QUIET HOOVES + THE DIRTY DISHES | Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston | April 12 @ 9 pm | 18+ | $9 | 617.566.9014 or 

< prev  1  |  2  | 
Related: Shakedown, Grimes | Visions, Out: Chasing the ghost of punk with the Ducky Boys, More more >
  Topics: Music Features , great Scott, electronic, music features,  More more >
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious
    In the arena of charming and entertaining indie-music figures, Marnie Stern stands unopposed.
  •   NO REST FOR BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD  |  March 13, 2013
    Blackbird Blackbird's 2012 EP Boracay Planet takes its name from two sources: Boracay — a beach-filled, postcard-perfect island in the Philippines — and a dream Mikey Maramag had about the tourist trap, despite never having visited.
  •   WILD BELLE PUSH MAGICAL BUTTONS  |  February 11, 2013
    Wild Belle's multi-ethnic allegiances — Afropop, reggae, and rocksteady — fuse into American indie-pop and classic rock. Results are, at varying times, tropical, tepid, and tempestuous.
  •   THE LUMINEERS AIM FOR THE RAFTERS  |  February 01, 2013
    Jeremiah Fraites isn't famous — at least not yet. The drummer of the Lumineers, the folk trio who experienced an outrageously fruitful 2012, is talking to me two days before appearing on the January 19 Saturday Night Live, but he doesn't sound convinced that his band have crossed the fame threshold.
  •   PHANTOM GLUE COME INTO FOCUS  |  January 23, 2013
    Variations of "nightmarish" and "psychedelic" come up repeatedly as Matt Oates describes his band's work — which makes sense, given that Phantom Glue trace their roots back to Slayer, the Jesus Lizard, and cult post-hardcore act KARP.

 See all articles by: REYAN ALI