Could a new live music venue called The Jungle be coming to Somerville’s Davis Square?


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There are rumblings that a new live music spot called The Jungle could be coming to Somerville.

According to a craigslist post discovered by Boston Restaurant Talk, a “community music club featuring live music” is targeting a fall 2017 open date and is currently seeking a venue manager.

Not much is known about the venture so far — the job post references a Davis Square location, and a Bizapedia listing states Somerville’s Samuel Epstein as the principal owner of The Jungle Club LLC.

But The Jungle seems to be setting its sights on local music on a very DIY level.

“Local bands will play their original music at night,” the listing reads. “Prior to those sets, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. we will host different activities each day to get guests engaged with the people around them. Our goal is to help people meet new friends and form a community in the concrete jungle. Those activities will range from open mic nights to cover bands encouraging the crowd to play along on small percussive instruments.”

There’s been a decent amount of turnover for live music in Davis Square. In July 2015, Johnny’s D closed after several decades of business, and recently, The Rockwell underwent a facelift and a relaunch from its former Davis Square Theatre identity to host local and touring bands. Down the street, the back room of the Rosebud American Kitchen and Bar has hosted live music off and on and off again for the past several years.

We’ll provide updates on The Jungle as they become public.

Featured photo by Ben Stas for Vanyaland, during Johnny D’s closing party and parade.

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