Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rubblebucket and Reptar

I can not think of a better cure for your hump-day blues than tonight's show at Beauty Ballroom. Two of indie-rock's most energetic live performers will be sharing the stage to make help you dance all of that alcohol out of your system. The last time I saw Rubblebucket they had robots in the crowd and there was impromptu face-painting of the crowd while the band performed. They ended their set by walking through the crowd while playing, leading the whole circus to the merch table where they hung out, chatted and signed things. Their latest release is the Oversaturated EP, which is available digitally or you can grab the 10" at the show tonight. Tickets for tonight are still available or you can pay the cover at the door but it MAY sell-out so if you're interested you should just buy your ticket now.

Rubblebucket - (Focus) Oversaturated video via YouTube

Reptar will be sharing the bill with Rubblebucket tonight and their live set is slightly more punk than party. It's not that they sound like a punk band it's that they put their entire beings into each performance, throwing themselves around the stage and generally freaking the fuck out. If you have never seen them perform live then you should not miss tonight's show. They have been through Austin several times in the last couple of years and each time there are more hardcore fans in attendance, which just ups the ante on the energy of the performance. Reptar's latest record is called Body Faucet, it's one of the most interesting indie-rock releases of 2012 thus far and certainly worth a listen whether you plan on attending tonight's show or not.

Rubblebucket actually released a remix of a Reptar song so, it's possible we'll see a bit of on-stage collaboration tonight? That's merely conjecture though. I have no information on whether or not they two bands actually perform together.