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Barnwell ~~~ The High Divers ~~~ Volcanoes in the Kitchen ~~~ Tweito

This is gonna be a really good one. The High Divers and Volcanoes in the Kitchen are coming in from Charleston and Columbia's own Barnwell and Tweito round out what's going to be a very fun show. Don't miss this one.

Friday May 22nd 2015
8:30pm (doors at 8pm)

Buried Voices ~~~ Decadence Band ~~~ Mourning Arielle ~~~ Rite of Ruin

Buried Voices, Decadence, Mourning Arielle, and Rite Of Ruin (Charleston) are bringing a party to Conundrum Music Hall w/ some of the best live music from Cola and Chucktown. Beer, wine, soda and snacks are sold @ Conundrum. $6 to get in. All ages.

Saturday, May 23 2015
9pm (doors at 8:30pm)

The Writer's Block Poetry Show featuring Sapient Soul

The third in a series of monthly shows featuring the powerful Sapient Soul 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, May 27 2015
7pm (doors at 6:45pm)
$5 in advance / $7 at the door

Passing Worth ~~~ Adjy ~~~ Pretty Static

Come out and hear Passing Worth ramping up for their July tour of their upcoming debut album, Getting Over You. Passing Worth features an eclectic alternative sound with influences from jazz, soul, pop and rock.

Bringing an artistic and elegant indie-pop sound from Black Mountain, NC will be Adjy . An inspirational description on their bandcamp: "medium not genre". Listen and know them.

Pretty Static formed by Sean Jones takes the stage at Conundrum Music Hall for their first time to kick the night off in style.

Thursday, May 28 2015
9pm (doors at 8pm)

Summer Day One

Friday, May 29 2015
8pm (doors at 7pm)
$3 in advance / $5 at the door

Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit
at 701 Center for Contemporary Art

Paal Nilssen-Love has been one of the world's most prolific and active musicians that came out of Norway for the last 20 years. With thousands of gigs and hundreds of recordings the drummer is known for bands like The Thing, OffOnOff, Ballister, Hairy Bones, Chicago Tentet, and Original Silence, as well as collaborations with musicians like Arto Lindsay, Otomo Yoshihide, Akira Sakata, Ken Vandermark, Jim O'Rourke, Peter Brötzmann, Thurston Moore, Michiyo Yagi and many others.

In 2013 Nilssen-Love decided it was time to start his own big band ensemble. Consisting of mostly younger Norwegian musicians, Large Unit manifests as an intense powerhouse force on stage, but also veers into more subtle and textural passages. The group is also fortunate to include members from the other Nordic countries; Finland, Sweden and Denmark. In other words, Nordic music as it'īs best!

Large Unit burst into life at the Molde Jazzfestival July 2013 and has since then toured Norway and played festivals all over Europe. A small taste of what to expect came with the two-track EP "First Blow", but during autumn 2014, Large Unit unleashed its full load with the massive debut album called "Erta Ale" -- which is released in four different formats totalling more than two hours worth of new music.

"Erta Ale" is a combination of live and studio recordings of the pieces Large Unit has played in the last 12 months. All compositions are by Nilssen-Love, but the musicians are given great freedom to contribute their own flavours to the music. The band is stripped down to single players, duos etc and at times split into several groups. The power of the whole groups is of course a treat in itself when in full blast. Traces of Nilssen-Love'īs experience from groups like Peter Bötzmann Chicago tentet, Ken Vandermark's Territory band andFrode Gjerstad's Circulasione Totale Orchestra are of course evident. There is no doubt that Nilssen-Love has taken inspiration from his years in these bands but still with the aim to create a new group with a sound of it's own.

Tuesday, June 16 2015
9pm (doors at 8:30pm)
$10 for 701CCA members / $15 for non-members; available online RIGHT HERE


It's Conundrum's 4th birthday and we're throwing a party!
15 bands, 3 comedians, 4 artisans, 2 food trucks.

Featuring music from:
Danny Joe Machado
Bologna Eyes
falling off a building
Daddy Lion
Glowing Screens
Ritual Abjects
Ahomari/Tape 1
The Post-Timey String Band
William Glenn Christopher
Ross Swinson
DJ Pat

The comedic stylings of:
Jenn "Jinx" Snyder
Topher Riddle
Derek Smith

Art by:
That Godzilla Guy
The Kitsch Mobile
J. Beads
Alicia Hope

And tasty treats by:
Crepes & croissants
Happiness Bomb Boiled PNUTS

Saturday, June 13 2015
5pm (doors at 4pm)