jams, 9 p.m.
Nashville’s Dr. Jungle Cat mixes up classic rock, indie, ambient, and soul to create one tasty ear-candy treat. Dr. Jungle Cat’s five piece group consists of butterfly-meets-chainsaw lead singer Caitlyn Crawley, bass player Dillon Marlowe, drummer Jay Major, lead guitarist Nate Hurlbert, and rhythm guitarist/uke player Erich Atkins. Dr. Jungle Cat began to form after Atkins and Hurlbert’s group, Trans Am Radio, broke up in 2009. “I was persuaded to put a band together for a one-time show. I taught the selected group a handful of songs, and shortly after, the odyssey of Dr. Jungle Cat began in early 2012,” Atkins says. The combined crew has been keeping things close to the den since then, hosting house shows once a month for touring bands in their basement, a little venue they call the Jungle Gym. Guests include The Winter Sounds, The Weeks, Somebody’s Darling, Cheers Elephant, and England in 1819. “We have taken many great leaps as a new band. We want our reputation to be not only a friendly band, but a band with enormous sound,” Atkins purrs. Party on, pussycats. —Kalyn Oyer FRIDAY