Concerts: Psychedelica, jazz, roots rock this weekend


July 19, 2011

Live 'n' local

Fractal Cat fever

Columbia native Miles Gannett will perform with his band Fractal Cat Sunday, July 24, 6:30 p.m., at Gallery 788, located at 788 Washington Blvd., in Baltimore. Fractal Cat is a six-piece ensemble that evolved out of Gannett's home studio efforts. The band infuses its original compositions with a variety of instrumentation and offers a fresh, melodic take on pop/psychedelic music.

The group will perform as part of a multimedia event called "Instant Gratification," as staged by photographer Philip Laubner. Fractal Cat's newest track, "Foxfire," can be heard by accessing its Facebook page ( Go to

Village sounds

The Columbia Village Centers Courtyard concert series continues with the Taters playing roots rock July 21, 6 p.m., at the Dorsey's Search Village Center. Andrew McKnight plays folk July 22, 6 p.m., at the River Hill Village Center.

Orlando Phillips performs Caribbean and island music July 22, 11:30 a.m., at the Kings Contrivance Village Center. The Sidleys will perform R&B and rock July 22, 6 p.m., at the Harper's Choice Village Center. Go to

At the lakefront

The 18-piece jazz ensemble Big Band Caliente can be heard this Thursday, July 21, 8 p.m., at the Lake Kittamaqundi lakefront. The Natty Beaux will play pre-rock swing music there on Sunday, July 24, 6:30 p.m. For more information on these free music events, go to

Exhibit news

Artists wanted

The Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House — recently renamed in honor of retired long-time gallery director Bernice Kish — is now accepting applications from artists for exhibition slots during the upcoming season. New gallery director Carole Black reports that a screening committee has been chosen and will look at individual apllications.

Artists can access application forms by going to & gallery. Send the completed application to: Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House; 10400 Cross Fox Lane; Columbia, MD 21044. Or email it to Deadline to submit an application for the 2012 gallery season is Sept. 1.

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