Thursday To-Do: Reptar, Rubblebucket | Rock Candy

Thursday To-Do: Reptar, Rubblebucket



Rubblebucket plays at Juanitas Thursday night.
  • Rubblebucket plays at Juanita's Thursday night.

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 Bj√∂rk 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.

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