Fareed Haque's MathGames
It's the last quiet winter week before the new arts season starts in earnest, but the city is still lively with a screening of Jerry Apps: A Farm Story, a new edition of Mad Toast Live with Field & James, and shows by Kelly Joe Phelps and Fareed Haque's MathGames.
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Whole Food Market, 5 pm
Check out a free screening of the Wisconsin Television documentary, in which author Jerry Apps chronicles his childhood on a central Wisconsin farm at mid-century. Apps tells engaging tales of using a hand planter, talking on a party-line telephone, and walking a plow through the fields. He'll be on hand for the party, which also includes refreshments and wine.
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High Noon Saloon, 7 pm
Phelps draws inspiration from the Delta blues of Mississippi Fred McDowell and the improvisational prowess of John Coltrane as he dreams up songs onstage, with nary a set list in sight. He may also work in a few tunes from his latest release, a spiritually themed folk album called Brother Sinner & the Whale. With Patrick Sweeney.
Brink Lounge, 7 pm
Elegance and earthiness will converge when classically trained vocalist Field Stark and bluesy guitarist James Eisele perform for the Mad Toast Live podcast. Backed by guitarist Cliff Frederiksen, bassist Ben Johnson and percussionist Ken Koeppler, they'll share tunes from their album I Get the Best of You, which explores the intersection of country and jazz.
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High Noon Saloon, 9 pm
Find out why Haque's nickname is "Freaky Hot" as he shows off his classical and jazz guitar skills. Concertgoers seeking a sonic appetizer should check out his 2009 album Flat Planet, which blends Indian ragas with elements of jazz and funk, and his work with the jam band Garaj Mahal. With Tani Diakite & the AfroFunkstars and 4th Coast.