Otis Taylor’s Picks of the Week

July 5, 2013 

Jaime Misenheimer's "Dream Catcher" is part of "Interior Spaces" at 701 CCA.


11 a.m. Friday: “Interior Spaces” at 701 Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition, which explores how contemporary artists, in various ways, approach interiors, features Ken Ambler, Pam Bowers, Dylan Critchfield-Sales, Yvette Dede, Paul Flint, Meg Griffiths, Stephen Hayes, Susan Lenz, Frank McCauley, Glen Miller, Jaime Misenheimer, Frank Poor, Kristi Ryba and Christian Thee. The show opens today, but the opening reception is at 7 p.m. Thursday. 701 CCA is at 701 Whaley St. $5; www.701cca.org

8:30 p.m. Friday: Tim Daisy at Conundrum Music Hall. Tim Daisy, the perceptive Chicago-based drummer who has played in a number of improv jazz bands that have toured through town, is like an adopted son for Columbia-Yeah! At least for the folks who faithfully show up for jazz shows put on by Ross Taylor, one of the coolest, pepper-growing cats on the scene. Daisy will do his thing, adding humor and insight to performance art. Conundrum is at 626 Meeting St., West Columbia. $7; www.conundrum.us

8:30 p.m. Saturday: Ballyhoo! at New Brookland Tavern. Ballyhoo! is one of the better bands melding rock and reggae, possibly because of the punk vibe the band presents. The band has one of the most heartfelt protestations of “Marijuana Laws” that we’ve heard. With Authority Zero, Versus The World and Kid Anthem. NBT is at 122 State St., West Columbia. $13 in advance, $15 at the door; www.newbrooklandtavern.com

7:30 p.m. Tuesday: Middle Class Rut at NBT. Middle Class Rut, the alt-rock duo of Zack Lopez (vocals, guitar) and Sean Stockham (vocals, drums), is touring in support of its June recent release, “Pick Up Your Head.” With American Fangs and Death of Paris. $10

8 p.m. Tuesday: The North & South Dakotas at Conundrum. The North & South Dakotas play foot-tapping alt-folk rock that is just fine to dance to. With Mybrother Mysister, Pocket Buddha and Canary in the Coalmine.

7 p.m. Thursday: Koji at NBT. Koji was part of The Acoustic Basement Tour, a Vans Warped Tour feature organized by Brian Marquis, formerly of Therefore I Am, that stopped at NBT in February. Koji, who draws from punk and singer-songwriter rock, released his debut full-length album, “Crooked in My Mind,” in May. With Turnover, Ivy League, Have Mercy and A Bright Life. $10 for over 21, $12 for under

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