When: Fri., Oct. 30, 7 p.m. 2015
Ah, indie rock: a fickle musical vessel for paradoxically expressing, at once, universal themes of love and alienation, and for insisting that you’re special. I’m not even sure what the term means, but I know that it applies perfectly to Athens, Georgia five-piece Reptar. (Yes, the band is named after that Rugrats character.) Two albums deep in a career that started in 2009, Reptar is wildly fun, cheekily emotive and admirably gifted at being catchy without being cheesy. The band’s most recent effort, Lurid Glow, is dynamic, twee-leaning, alt-rockish goodness from start to finish. Live, Reptar roars.