Friday, May 13, 2011
Now's the Time: Reptet
Wonderful or just plain wacky? I intend to decide for myself when I catch Reptet at the Record Bar on Monday. The Seattle-based band filters the exuberance of New Orleans brass bands through the playfully adventurous canons of Henry Threadgill and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Aside from its irritating vocals, I enjoy Reptet's 2011 album At the Cabin. Here's Joe Klopus' preview of the show. Reptet's set will be followed by a performance by Beard Crazy, a band featuring Hermon Mehari and Les Izmore.