Octave Cat have confirmed a series of early 2018 dates throughout Colorado and the Northeast. The side-project finds Lotus’ Jesse Miller, Dopapod’s Eli Winderman and drummer Charlie Patierno focusing in on a jazz-funk-synth-dance blend of influences. As the group explains, “Jesse Miller (bassist for Lotus) and Eli Winderman (keyboardist for Dopapod) met up to play some of Jesse’s modular and vintage synthesizers. They recorded parts of the session which evolved into the tracks ‘Limber Up’ and ‘Spar.’ They brought in Charlie Patierno to play drums on these two tracks, and Octave Cat was born. Between their already busy tour schedules, the new trio (named for the first synth that initial session started with—the rare late ’70s The Cat by Octave) continued to write and record.”

The trio’s run will kick off on January 11 in Frisco, CO and come to a close a few weeks later at Brooklyn, NY’s Rough Trade on January 27. Along the way, the Octave Cat will take part in the Denver, CO club Cervantes’ 15th Anniversary Weekend on January 13. On that night, they will share a co-bill with Big Brazilian Cheese, featuring The String Cheese Incident mandolinist Michael Kang, Big Gigantic saxophonist Dominic Lalli, Brazilian Girls drummer Aaron Johnston, Brazilian Girls bassist Jesse Murphy, and John Scofield Uber-Jam Band guitarist Avi Bortnick. (Murphy was also an original member of the Uber-Jam Band).

Here’s a look at Octave Cat’s upcoming dates

January 11 Frisco, CO—The Barkley Ballroom
January 12 Fort Collins, CO—Hodi’s Half Note
January 13 Denver, CO—Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom (with Big Brazilian Cheese)
January 14 Steamboat Springs, CO—Schmiggity’s
January 24 South Burlington, VT—Higher Ground –
January 25 Somerville, MA—Once Ballroom
January 26 Philadelphia, PA—Johnny Brenda’s (with Grimace Federation)
January 27 Brooklyn, NY—Rough Trade NYC