9 p.m. Juanita's. $12 adv., $14 day of.
If an evening of effervescent, youthful pop music is your jam, then you'll not want to miss this double bill. Reptar, of Athens, Ga., is a four-piece with a heavy Animal Collective influence, which is the case with many young groups these days. AC's shadow has proved to be long, with a great many bands having absorbed their gorgeous harmonies and aura of woozy psychedelia. That relatively contemporary influence is combined with a big helping of '80s-Paul Simon-style "world music" in the mix. You'll hear horns and hand percussion and the chiming, Highlife guitars most notably lifted by Vampire Weekend.
Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalists Rubblebucket's sound is described on the band's bio as "utterly post-genre — horns, synth, guitars, harmonies — a smile-inducing point on the tangent that connects Björk and Broken Social Scene," which, sure. I caught their set at Wakarusa this year and it was miles of smiles among the several hundred folks digging their set.
So excited about this show!!!
Ashlie deserves this great chance and I have some high hopes that they will do…
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