REPTAR w/ Triathalon + Cult of Riggonia at Cox Capitol Theatre – 10/2
Moonhanger, Mid-East Peace and The Blue Indian are proud to present Athens dance-pop quartet Reptar, with Triathalon and Cult of Riggonia, on October 2 at the Cox Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of show, and are on sale now at CoxCapitolTheatre.com.
Athens’ Reptar have been shaking audiences on the dance floor since 2008. Their infectious mixture of sunny indie pop and quirky, off-kilter electronica has been building a steady buzz wherever they go, with performances at South by Southwest drumming up a lot of national attention, as well as international, with the NME gushing “Reptar have been the runaway success of SXSW.” For their full-length debut, Body Faucet, on Vagrant, Reptar teamed up with much-loved Atlanta producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Gnarls Barkley) to create a delightful mix of tribal beats, psych-pop, indie rock and post- punk. It gained them kudos from NPR, NME, Paste, and more.
Triathalon, a four-piece surf ensemble based out of Savannah, is on the rise. Not to use the term “surf” lightly – for they cut straight from the source, citing inspiration such as Joe Meek and Brian Wilson. Their music is dynamic and moves seamlessly through rapid changes, from delicate breaks to dense swells. The band’s debut full-length album is expected out October 21st via Broken Circles Records, with a U.S. tour in support of the release. The band has supported major acts such as Dan Deacon, Rubblebucket, Futurebirds, Jacuzzi Boys, and many more.
Cult of Riggonia is a psychedelic collective from Macon, GA. There are waves of texture with catchy melodies that rise up from the primordial stew. The sound hints of Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band, Animal Collective, Gong, and African music. Their live show is a full-on sensory experience with video projections, costumes, and stuffed animals. There are whoops and hollers, and they chant together in a language of their own construction. The drummer has a spastic high-energy style that relates more to free jazz than ordinary pop music. The things he does with a drumstick in one hand, while working a sampler with the other are truly mind blowing. The collective has released tons of stream of consciousness material on their bandcamp page, but Nematode Rodriguez Presents… is their most fully realized output to date. They are all hard working and dedicated musicians, and one of them even runs a record shop in Macon called Fresh Produce!