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Ropeswing Marathon ~~~ Doc Holiday ~~~ Solomon's Ring ~~~ Public Mind

Join us as South Carolina's acrobatic Blues Punk gem Doc Holiday comes to Columbia at Conundrum Music Hall! Opening up is the alt rock sounds of Public Mind, followed by Solomon's Ring (out of Barnwell, SC) as they take on their first show in Soda City. Then, Columbia's own indie funk rock band Ropeswing Marathon takes the stage.

7:30 Doors
8:00-8:30 PM - Public Mind
8:45-9:15 PM - Solomon's Ring
9:30-10:15 - Ropeswing Marathon
10:30- until - Doc Holiday

Thursday, June 18 2015
8:00 (doors at 7:30pm)
$6 21+ / $8 <21

RB Morris ~~~ Jellyroll and Delicious Dish

RB Morris: In terms of his life, his career, and his persona, Morris is a tough nut to crack. "A riddle wrapped in an enigma stuffed in a time bomb" -- that's how Morris summarized his then-delayed forthcoming record, Spies Lies and Burning Eyes, when he first sat down to deconstruct it roughly a year ago, though he might just as well have been talking about himself. His previous two major musical releases, 1997's Take That Ride on John Prine's Oh Boy Records and 1999's Zeke and the Wheel on New York's Koch Records, have earned him the friendship and respect of Lucinda Williams (who once called Morris "the greatest unknown songwriter in the country"), Tom T. Hall, and Steve Earle. Legendary rock journalist Dave Marsh is also a fan. Yet for all the promise of a wider recognition, Morris remains a perennial outsider in the music biz.

Jellyroll and Delicious Dish is a cover band which is a side project of Bentz and May Kirby of Alien Carnival, Chris Lawther of Alien Carnival, and other bands, Jenn McCallister of Stillhouse and Tough Mama. On bass we have Paul Russo of Alien Carnival and Rusty Davis Band or Mike Mahoney of Stillhouse and New Potato Caboose. Thomas Coolidge plays harp and mandolin with us as well. Also, we have Marv Ward on guitar, Steve Sancho or Matt Fenech on drums from time to time as well. Rock on with Jellyroll and Delicious Dish. While we play some original music, we mostly play the cover tunes we love like Gram Parsons, Grateful Dead, and more.

Friday, June 19 2015
7pm (doors at 6:30pm)
$15 in advance RIGHT HERE / $18 at the door
(online sales end 12 hours before doors on the day of the show)

presented by Cathy Stayman Promotions

Watergate ~~~ Britton ~~~ The Dames ~~~ Jordan Robertson ~~~ Jesus and the Christs ~~~ Carolina and the Devils

All ages

Saturday, June 20 2015
8pm (doors at 7:30pm)

Musicians Without Borders Benefit Concert
Duo Cortado ~~~ Colleen Francis ~~~ Mark Rapp

Come hear good music and help bring music to the people on this planet who need it the most! All of the artists are donating their time and talent for free, there is no admission cost, and all donations go to Musicians Without Borders: an organization that brings music to children, young people and adults living in divided cities, refugee camps, poverty or exile because of war and conflict.

6-7pm: Classical guitar group Duo Cortado and students from USC piano studio

7-8pm: Nashville based singer/songwriter Colleen Francis

8-9pm: Closing the night out with a bang will be the jazz stylings of trumpet player Mark Rapp

Sunday, June 21 2015
6pm (doors at 5:30pm)

The Writer's Block Poetry Show featuring El'Ja

The fourth edition of The Writer's Block Poetry show will be featuring Fayetteville, North Carolina's own, El'Ja hosted by Queen It Shall Be.

Each month on the 4th Wednesday, this show will include an open mic, a segment called The Showdown and a feature.

The show will be begin promptly at 7:00 PM sharp! Sign-up for the open mic begins at 6:45 PM.

Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase within the venue.

Contact Queen It Shall Be for tickets at 770.727.5717, FB inbox or email at

Wednesday, June 24 2015
7pm (doors at 6:45pm)
$5 advance / $7 at the door

Faun Fables ~~~ Hunter Park ~~~ Faline

Faun Fables is a crossroads where ancient ballad, art song, physical theater and rock music meet. The lyrics speak to people of all ages about things like rugged housekeeping, street kids, growing old, sleepwalking and exiled travelers returning home.
FAUN FABLES has been attracting a devoted and eclectic following since 1997 with numerous performances throughout North America, Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland and six record releases distributed worldwide on Drag City Records: EARLY SONG (1999), MOTHER TWILIGHT (2001), FAMILY ALBUM (2004), THE TRANSIT RIDER (2006), A TABLE FORGOTTEN (2008) and LIGHT OF A VASTER DARK (2010).
DAWN McCARTHY was raised in Spokane, WA by two piano players from Chicago and grew up making sounds and dances with a big family.
Her primary education and inspiration have come from all kinds of unorthodox and self-taught means. At home, her parents played romantic, impressionistic and folkloric melodies via Bartok and Debussy, while older siblings helped develop her taste for rock and experimental music. In New York City, Dawn studied at the School Of Visual Arts and New School for Social Research and cut her teeth as a performer with several adventurous theatrical and musical groups.
A solo & musical exploration through Europe plus a fateful meeting with Oakland based entertainer NILS FRYKDAHL began a creative chapter in 1997 that eventually relocated her to the thriving arts community of the Bay Area, California in 1998; where she returned to in 2011 after a stint in the countryside that brought forth two girl children; EDDA and URA.
Currently, she is primarily a storyteller, housekeeper and mama witch.

Hunter Park is perhaps best known for her work in the "Woman Abandoned Folk Americana" band She Returns from War.

Faline is also a Charleston band, fronted by Jenna Ave-Lallemant. They released their debut cd in April!

Thursday, June 25 2015
9pm (doors at 8:30pm)