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The Hootenanny

Join Cica (Collaborations in Contemporary Art) as we host our first ever "Hootenanny" at Conundrum! This good old fashion musical party includes Brazilian Choro, electronics, classical, contemporary, tango, drums, percussion, and much more! Come hang out, listen to great music, and do some day-drinking to support local music projects.

Appearances include:
Duo Cortado (guitar duo)
ebb:flow music collective (flute and live processing)
Ventus Duo (bassoon and trumpet)
Michael Bies (composer)
The SC Percussion Society
flusSion (flutes and percussion)

Of special note is the EARgarden:
Sponsored and organized by Steci, this production combines gallery-style art observation with music for individual multiple-percussionists. Presented as an outdoor segment, audiences will have a chance to buy a drink and walk around Conundrum's backyard and experience interesting percussive music from unique and individual vantage points. The EARgarden follows a strict timeline, allowing for performances to overlap and interact with one another in a shared environment.

Saturday, April 18th
3pm to 6pm
General Public $6 / USC Students $4

Peace Potluck with Speaker Tom Clements, SRS Watch

Bring a labeled vegetarian dish and join us for a peace potluck. In honor of Earth Day, we'll hear from special speaker Tom Clements of Savannah River Site Watch about proposals to bring German HEU nuclear waste to SRS, the MOX program, and more.

6PM Dinnner
6:45PM Tom Clements presentation.

Free and open to the public.
Please RSVP. Share what food dish you are bringing if possible.

CONTACT David, 803-215-3263 or for more information

Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center,

Sunday, April 19 2015
6pm to 8pm

Russian Two Step from Naoto Abe on Vimeo.

9 String Theory

The finest instrumental music from the around the world finds a fresh new voice in 9 String Theory: the unique musical collaboration of Russian domra virtuoso Angelina Galashenkova-Reed and award-winning American classical guitarist John Huston. 9 String Theory performs music of great variety and intense virtuosity, evoking musical traditions both ancient and modern, sharing with audiences the world's diverse musical culture.

Angelina Galashenkova is among the greatest living virtuosos of the Russian Domra (the ancient 3-string lute of Russian folk and Gypsy music). Born in St. Petersburg, at the age of eight she began musical studies at the St. Petersburg School of Music and continued her training at the Mussorgsky College of Music and the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow. Angelina won First Prize in the Russian National Domra Competition in 1990 and First Prize in the International Folk Artists Competition in 1991. She has performed throughout Europe, Australia, Japan, and the United States (including her Carnegie Hall debut in 1991).

John Huston has distinguished himself as one of the most exciting and expressive guitarists of his generation. Guitart International has praised him as "a formidable talent", the Fort-Worth Star Telegram described his "considerable energy and impressive virtuosity", and La Stampa has called his playing "...mesmerizing." The accolades for Mr. Huston's performance are numerous, including First Prize in the 2001 Aranjuez Strings International Guitar Competition.

Together as 9 String Theory, Angelina and John create acoustic sounds like nothing you have ever heard. A 9 String Theory concert is like a musical trip around the world, featuring Latin American rhythms, Russian Gypsy fire, Spanish flamenco, echoes of Eastern Europe, and songs from America. Concerts by 9 String Theory delight and excite the most diverse audiences, and their combined virtuosity will win over the most discerning music lovers.

Tuesday, April 21 2015
7:30pm (doors at 7pm)
$10 adults / $5 students

The Writer's Block Poetry Show

The second in a series of monthly shows featuring the amazing Idlewild 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, April 22 2015
7pm (doors at 6:45pm)
$5 advance / $7 at the door

Rob Mazurek Black Cube SP

Rob Mazurek's newest ensemble, Black Cube SP, features his long standing São Paulo Underground trio with the addition of Thomas Rohrer. Rohrer earned his stripes as a master of the keening rabeca (Brazilian viola) through intense studies with the instrument's leading practitioners in Brazil's northeast. This quartet features Mazurek on cornet and electronics, Mauricio Takara on drums, electronics and cavaquinho (brazilian ukelele), Guilherme Granado on keyboard, synths, and sampler, and Thomas Rohrer on rabeca and soprano saxophone. The group released it's debut record, Return the Tides, on Cuneiform on Oct. 14, 2014. Return the Tides is a startlingly cathartic and magisterial post-tropicalia modern psychedelic spiritual that's as riveting as it is ravishing. You can read more information and hear sound samples from Return the Tides HERE .

Thursday, April 23 2015
9pm (doors at 8:30pm)
$8 advance RIGHT HERE / $10 at the door

Resonant Rogues ~~~ The Post-Timey String Band

The Resonant Rogues are hittin the road with their new album, Here & Gone Again! They are excited to come back to Columbia, SC, and share the stage with the Post Timey String band. Don't miss this show, as they have a busy year of touring ahead and won't be in Columbia again for quite some time. Mark your calendars and make it out!

Some words about the new album-
"After years of traveling, collecting stories, tunes, and heartaches, the Resonant Rogues have come home again to capture their original songs for posterity. Recorded at the renowned Echo Mountain Studios in the band's home base of Asheville, NC, Here & Gone Again marks a big step for the young band. It's release coincides with the two year anniversary of the group, which was founded by Keith J. Smith and Sparrow, the songwriters, sweethearts, and creative force behind the Resonant Rogues. Here & Gone Again, like the band that made it, wanders from the streets of New Orleans, to the Balkan region of eastern Europe, meanders through the Hot Clubs of France, and comes back to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. In addition to the group's core sound of vocal harmonies, accordion, guitar, fiddle, upright bass, and banjo, the album features special appearances by Je Widenhouse on trumpet (Squirrel Nut Zippers) and Matt Smith on pedal steel guitar (Honeycutters). The Resonant Rogues have created an album that spans genres, decades and continents, with lyrics that hit home and music that will take you far. The band will tour the east coast of the US in May and Europe throughout the summer of 2015 in support of Here & Gone Again, and to satisfy their adventurous spirits."

With a good mixture of quirky and serious, The Post-Timey String Band produce an interesting blend of folk, ragtime, and blues that hails influence from the old and the new. Kelley McLachlan creates the picture with her vocals/kazoo/mouth trumpet and keeps everything in beat with her rhythm guitar (and sometimes banjo!) while Sean Thomson colors everything in with an assortment of stringed instruments.

Friday, April 24 2015
8pm (doors at 7:30pm)

Thrifted Sisters Vintage Clothing Sale

Saturday, April 25 2015
12pm to 4pm

Dreiberg ~~~ 10 Car Pile-Up ~~~ Miles To Go

At long last, we're releasing our next record, #HereForTheAfter, at one of our favorite venues in town, Conundrum Music Hall! We'll be joined by our pals in 10 Car Pile-Up and Miles To Go, so it's gonna be good times all around. We're incredibly proud of this record and can't wait to get it into your hands, so make sure you're one of the first to experience it!

Saturday, April 25 2015
9pm (doors at 8:30pm)

Marshall Chapman

Marshall Chapman is an American singer-songwriter-author who was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. To date she has released thirteen critically acclaimed albums. Her latest, Blaze of Glory, was hailed a masterpiece. (Click here for NPR interview.)

Chapman's songs have been recorded by everyone from Emmylou Harris and Joe Cocker to Irma Thomas and Jimmy Buffett. (Click here for complete list.)

In 2010, Chapman landed her first movie role, playing Gwyneth Paltrow's road manager in Country Strong. During filming, her musical Good Ol' Girls (adapted from the fiction of Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle, featuring songs by Matraca Berg and Marshall) opened off-Broadway. That fall, Chapman simultaneously released a book (They Came to Nashville) and CD (Big Lonesome). They Came to Nashville was nominated for the 2011 SIBA Book Award for nonfiction, and the Philadelphia Inquirer named Big Lonesome "Best Country/Roots Album of 2010."

Of her three rockin' albums for Epic, the Al Kooper-produced Jaded Virgin was voted Record of the Year (1978) by Stereo Review. Her album, It's About Time' (Island, 1995), recorded live at the Tennessee State Prison for Women, drew rave reviews from Time, USA Today and the Village Voice.

Chapman's first book, Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller (St. Martin's Press) was a SIBA bestseller, 2004 SIBA Book Award finalist, and one of three finalists for the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. The book is now in its third printing.

Most recently, Chapman has landed two more film roles. In Mississippi Grind, which opened to rave reviews at this year's Sundance Festival, she plays the blues-singing mother of a drifter-gambler played by Ryan Reynolds. In Lovesong, she plays the mother of the groom (Ryan Eggold) with Rosanna Arquette playing mother of the bride. Look for 2016 release for Lovesong.

Marshall is a contributing editor to Garden & Gun and Nashville Arts Magazine. She's also written for The Oxford American, Southern Living, W, Performing Songwriter, and The Bob Edwards Show (Sirius/XM). "But music," she says, "is my first and last love."