Leo and Ben Sidran
Revel this week in the dog days of summer. The calendar includes: a book reading by David Maraniss; Jazz at Five with the Tim Whalen Nonet and Leo Sidran's Bridge to Know Where; and, more live music from Antique Scream, Daniel Johnston, and The Breeders.
NOTEWORTHY: New York postal worker and suspected serial killer David "Son of Sam" Berkowitz arrested, 1977.
BIRTHDAYS: Actress Rosanna Arquette, 1959; hunky actor/model Antonio Banderas, 1960.
High Noon Saloon, 8:30 pm
Psychedelic garage-rock with a bit of jangle, Seattle's Antique Scream is on the menu at the High Noon, with an appetizer of '50s and '60s pop with a punk-rock glaze in openers Road Agent Spin. The Antiprism also performs.
NOTEWORTHY: Mall of America opens in Bloomington, Minn., 1992.
Sequoya Library, 7 pm
The handsome new library facility hosts the Madison native and Pulitzer-winning author as he talks about "A Writer's Journey." Preceding the talk is a presentation about the Sequoya Branch Endowment.
PERSEID METEOR SHOWERS PEAK
NOTEWORTHY: Luther Allison dies, 1997.
BIRTHDAYS: Dire Straits singer-songwriter-guitarist Mark Knopfler, 1949; folksinger-songwriter-guitarist Suzanne Vega, 1959.
100 block of State Street (Overture Center lobby if it rains), 5 pm
The summer Jazz at Five continues with Whalen's always-fascinating group, and then a set by young Sidran, who's joined in this project by Ben Sidran, Richard Davis, Joy Dragland and Louka Patenaude.
Barrymore Theatre, 7:30 pm
Before the 2006 film The Devil and Daniel Johnston explored the folk-rock musician's struggle with mental illness, he was known for his contributions to the Kids soundtrack and his album Hi, How Are You, the cover of which often appeared on Kurt Cobain's T-shirts during the '90s. Marty Finkel and Mark Waldoch open.
Majestic Theatre, 8:30 pm
The Breeders prove that 1993's Last Splash wasn't their final dive into the shark-infested waters of the recording industry. However, for now, they're playing it close to the vest with a new EP, Fate to Fatal, which they wrote, recorded, produced and even screen-printed the art for themselves. Read more in this week's