Show Preview: Reptar Album Release Show

Reptar w/ Grape Soda and Grass Giraffes 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA   Friday, May 4

9pm Doors   $10 advance/$15 with album   Tickets

I saw Athens band Reptar at Lollapalooza last year without having much previous knowledge of their music and they absolutely blew me away. They had an energy unmatched by most live acts I’ve seen and their music is diverse, catchy, and full of power. I knew that this band were going somewhere, and this was before I heard their debut album Body Faucet. I’m going to say that this album is definitely the best album of 2012 so far (until Stepdad and Nathan K release their new albums). Every song on this album is brilliant and I know that they are going to bring it when they pull these songs out on stage tomorrow.

This show is two things: 1) an album release show, 2) a hometown show. Both of these things are very special and I’m hoping that the band pull out some awesome surprises during the show. Regardless, this band are going to bring a kind of energy to the stage that most bands cannot match. Also, the 40 Watt Club is amazing venue with great sound that will perfectly capture the band’s eclectic sound in an intimate setting.

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Yes, I was named after famous british polar bear Rupert. In fact, I was named after a cat that was named after that cartoon bear. This is exactly the reason why I’d have to say an orange cat is my spirit animal. Though, it’s kind of more like this cat is my spirit goddess. My spirit animal is a bit more like a grizzly duck, which is a grizzly bear with a duck’s beak. Two reasons: 1) When I wake up I am angry and grumble a lot, like a grizzly bear but once I wake up I am (usually) friendly and I quack a lot, and 2) I own a sweater with a grizzly bear on it and one with a duck on it. I am obviously obsessed with music and everything to do with music. I have been to over 80 concerts, I am in a band called One Two Skidoo, and I also co-host a radio show of that same name on WUSC. I was born in a country called London (I would say England, but you Americans seem to be set on the fact that England is only London). I was actually born in Brighton, England, but I don’t wanna confuse you too much so we’ll say I’m from London. I then moved to a super freezing area of Canada. You’re probably thinking “but all of Canada is super freezing!”. That’s not true. Well, kind of not true. I do that school thing at the University of South Carolina, and I write about music on this website, obviously. David Stringer is my hero.

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