Live Review: Reptar at Lincoln Hall


To quote the bespectacled hipster next to me who was too busy rubbing his goatee to dance, Reptar’s set opening for Rubblebucket at Lincoln Hall this past Tuesday was nothing short of “very impressive.”  Reptar is an Athens-based synth pop band with spastic live chops and a colorful sound that will leave your brain spinning and [...]

KahBang Festival Announces Full 2012 Lineup. Headliners include Bassnectar, Deftones, and Wale

Kahbang Music Festival

“We party like it’s the end of the world” is the Epicurean, fist-pumping tagline for KahBang Festival, a four-day celebration of music, art, and film in Bangor, Maine. The festival takes place August 9th-12th and includes headliners Bassnectar, Deftones, and Wale, as well as a large number of smaller, up-and-coming artists ripe for discovery. Unlike [...]

Staff Picks: June

Bright Eyes

John Beringer Contributor Artist: Reptar Album: Body Faucet Comments: Reptar is an afro-poppin’ indie rock band from the musical hotbed of Athens, GA, and their first record, Body Faucet, has been the soundtrack to my walk (excuse me, dance) home from the train for the past two months. They showed up on my radar in [...]

SXSW 2012, Friday Night March 16

Wild Belle

After Beauty Bar we made the trek to the 1100 block of East 11th. The plan was to catch Cheers Elephant at Kenny’s Backyard BBQ – an outside, makeshift venue with a funnel cake vendor and chairs on the lawn – at 7:00pm. We ended up across the street before they played, grabbing a light [...]

SXSW 2012, Thursday March 15th


My SXSW 2012 began on Thursday, March 15. In retrospect, being there Wednesday would’ve been worthy. Pianos (NYC) co-hosted a showcase full of great independent acts on the upswing – including Hooray for Earth, Fort Lean, Haim and Tiny Victories – that I was saddened to miss (and reminded of by my peers). On the [...]

Listen: Reptar – “Sebastian”


Earlier this week, Reptar debuted their latest track “Sebastian” from their forthcoming debut album. The LP was produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Washed Out) Body Faucet is the follow up to their 2011 debut EP Oblangle Fizz Y’all. Listen below. “Sebastian” is being offered as a free download on the band’s website [...]