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Lights and Music

The lowdown -- Ozric Tentacles, who perform tomorrow night at Towson's Recher Theatre, play a psychedelic brand of instrumental music that builds their sound with electronic effects, thumping bass lines and danceable grooves. Ozric Tentacles are known for intense performances with visually captivating light shows. Bill Burke, an eight-string guitarist, and Dub Trio, which combines dub music with elements of punk, rock and ambient music, open the show.

If you go -- The Recher Theatre is at 512 York Road in Towson. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $21, plus $3 for concertgoers younger than 21. Call Ticketmaster at 410-547-SEAT or visit

Quick-thinking comedy

The lowdown -- The Baltimore Improv Group performs a night of unscripted sketch comedy Saturday at the Patterson Theater. BIG creates skits based on audience suggestions, making up characters, plot and dialogue on the spot. Bob Heck, from the political satire group the Loyal Opposition, opens the show.

If you go -- The show is at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $12 for the general public and $10 for alliance members. For tickets and more information, go to

Layers of sound

The lowdown -- Espers uses traditional instruments such as guitar, bass and drums and layers them with Middle Eastern and Indian percussion. Strings and synth add more spice to the six-piece's melodic sound. Espers, which recently released its second album, Espers II, plays Saturday at the Talking Head.

If you go -- The Talking Head is at 203 Davis St. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the show starts at 10. Tickets are $8 and the show is 21 and older. Go to talk or call 410-962-5588.


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