Jazz-meets-African-beat instrumental group Critters Buggin’ have just revealed plans for two shows in the Pacific Northwest, to take place later this year. They’re set to perform at Nectar Lounge in Seattle, WA on December 12 before moving onto the Star Theater in Portland, OR on December 13. Master Musicians of Bukkake will be joining the band for the ride. Fans for the Seattle show are in luck, as tickets for that gig are already on sale. Wanna go to the Portland show? You’ll have to check the Critters Buggin’ website for more information, as no ticketing data has been announced for that show. Or, you know, just stay tuned here for more information.

Comprised of Matt Chamberlain, Brad Houser, Skerik, and Mike Dillon, Critters Buggin’ was formed in 1993, when most of the members came from the just-disbanded Edie Brickell & New Bohemians. The band is hard to categorize due to their wide-reaching, diverse musical styles—their instrumental pieces are (according to reviewers, at least) a combination of rock, funk, jazz, and electronica, with some African beats thrown in there for good measure. Houser himself proclaimed the band’s sound as “African industrial tribal music.”

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