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 greatscottboston.com 

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