Well, that's it. The week in music has been overrun by creatures great and small. Even on Labor Day, that hallowed sabbath of secular holidays, we were forced to contend with Panda Bear at the Fox. Is nothing sacred?
But press on we must. To prepare you for the faunal frenzy in performance spaces across the city this week, we've rounded up some videos illustrative of the namesake animals. Let the hypnotic caperings of these pixelated beasts show you what to expect from the week in music.
MayFly & the BlueNotes (Saturday at Rock It Room with Buda Belly and Forest Fire)
"Mosquitas in Yo' Grill" (Thursday at the Rickshaw Stop)
Soul of Sparrow (Tonight at Cafe Royale)
City Mouse (Wednesday at Kimo's with Atom Age and Absent Minds)
Bye Bye Blackbirds (Friday at the Knockout with Jake Mann, Horns of Happiness, the Spires and DJ Neil Martinson)
The Mynabirds (Wednesday at Cafe du Nord with Crooked Fingers)
DJ Little Eagle (Saturday at the New Parish with Whalebones, Howlin Rain and Sic Alps)
Futurebirds and Big Eagle (Tonight at the Rickshaw Stop with Devotionals)
Catz n Dogz (Friday at Mighty with Tim Green, Justin Martin and Christian Martin)
Quiet Coyote (Wednesday at El Rio with Deep Teens, Sleepwalkers and the Homewreckers)
Bison B.C. (Saturday at the Blank Club with Helmet)
Fishbear (Thursday at Slim's with Forrest Day and the Shotgun Wedding Quintet)
Whalebones (Saturday at the New Parish with Howlin Rain, Sic Alps and DJ Little Eagle)
Be safe. It's a jungle out there.