Reptar plays Terminal West Dec. 23

Athens' indie-pop institution turns 10

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WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH: Reptar returns from the void to celebrate the group's 10-year anniversary Sun., Dec. 23.

It's difficult to believe that 10 years have passed since indie-pop provocateurs Reptar began playing house shows in Athens, but a decade later the wide-eyed spark that made the group’s early recordings so scintillating remains, albeit with a bit more sophistication.

Reptar's ecstatic songwriting often veers into the abstract, but never loses a genuine sense of wonder. Throughout 2012’s Body Faucet (Universal Music) and 2015’s Lurid Glow (Joyful Noise), singer Graham Ulicny makes astute observations about life, molded from real-world experience. But the real charm lies in Reptar’s boisterous live shows. Expect this anniversary celebration to relay the same emotive energy that courses through their albums with greater force and synthesized bliss, proving that even existential musings can be fun.

With Material Girls. $16-$19. 7 p.m. (doors). Sun., Dec. 23. Terminal West, 887 West Marietta St. N.W., Studio C. 404-876-5566. www.terminalwestatl.com.


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