Happy Apple

Aug. 24
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Call it prog-jazz, jazz-punk, or the place where drummer Dave King found the code for his mojo; Happy Apple are one of the more enriching, integral, and influential ensembles to grace the Twin Cities in the past quarter-century. Although they haven’t cut an album in more than a decade, the music will be of the moment, with bassist Erik Fratke and saxophonist Michael Lewis ready to share King’s love of catchy melodies and splattered dissonance as tandem tonics.