Nashville-based trio Pujol rocks hard and cranks out Southern-fried garage-punk boogie as competently as the Colonel fries chicken. Lead singer Daniel Pujol is prolific and his band has a certain je ne sais quoi that's charmed the ears of folks including Jack White, who produced the group's B-side single "Too Safe." Pujol strips its raw, energetic sound down to a bare minimum of guitar fuzz, rumbling bass, pounding drums, and a go-for-broke attitude. But what's really got this joint jumping is Daniel Pujol's snarling vocals that make you wonder if he's ever dug the Chesterfield Kings. Routine Involvements opens. Shakedown DJ's to follow bands at 11 p.m.
Pujol performs Thursday, December 13, 8:30 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $8-$10. 454-2966, bugjar.com.