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Concert Preview: Reptar to throw down at U Hall

This Athens quartet is sure to get feisty and fun on Thursday night.

Correction appended.

Named after the infamous "Rugrats" character, Reptar brings joy to ‘90s kids everywhere. Now they’re bringing the joy to U Street Music Hall at a concert presented by 9:30 Club.

From Athens, Georgia, a land of sunshine, cheap rent and cheaper beer, Reptar is full of energy and college-town vibes. Its music is unapologetically chaotic and dance-y. It's like an indie frat basement in the best way.

The band’s LP “Body Faucet” was released in May 2012 and its popularity has only grown since then. Produced by Ben Allen of Animal Collective and Deerhunter, the album is punchy and unconfined in its creativity and presence.

Reptar’s latest releases “Cable” and “Ice Black Sand” are thoughtful and hypnotic. Lyrics like "Night on the coast / Lying on my back / Who doesn't need a man like that?" from “Ice Black Sand” enrapture listeners. With a new album to be released any minute now, Reptar has created an expansive and diverse sound that will no doubt be showcased in the Thursday show.

A little weird and a lot of fun, the dynamic energy and incredible stage presence of this quartet creates a show that’s impossible to resist.

Another Georgia band, Breathers will open the show, energetic and synth-y. They will be sure to entice the crowd.

Reptar will be playing at U Street Music Hall on April 2. Tickets are $18, doors open at 7 p.m., all ages welcome.

Note: A previous version of this article said Reptar will be playing at 9:30 Club on Thursday. They will be playing at U Street Music Hall at a concert presented by 9:30 Club.

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