Conundrum Music Hall, in its final week of operation, will host ET Anderson and Erica Eso on its stage Sunday night.
ET Anderson is a Columbia-based band whose sound has been described as a combination of “garage rock, psychedelic 60’s nostalgia, and r&b grooves.” The band will play its entire new album at the Sunday show.
Erica Eso is a New York-based band whose debut album was released Oct. 16 at Shea Stadium. Band member Weston Minissali invited ET Anderson to play with them on their current tour, ET Anderson member Wilson W. Wilson said. Minissali and Wilson met when ET Anderson was on tour with Ava Luna, another Brooklyn-based band. At the time, Minissali was playing with another of his bands, Cloud Becomes Your Hand.
“I’m very excited to play with Erica Eso and seeing the live performance,” Wilson said. “As well, I am honored to be able to be one of the last bands to play at Conundrum.”
Wilson said he was sad to hear the news of the music hall’s closing.
“It has had the most eclectic variety of shows that I’ve ever been to, from jazz to electronic, indie, any style of music and performance,” he said. “I credit Conundrum for inspiring me to pick up playing music again, when I saw Can’t Kids Play there back in January 2012. That performance hit me so hard and the venue is so intimate. The feel and aura of Conundrum is like none other, it can make you feel like you’re in your own home and all the while feel very vulnerable in some sense. I’ve never been to a venue that feels like Conundrum and it is very comforting.”
Proceeds from Sunday’s show will be donated to flood relief efforts. Cover charge is $7 and doors open at 7:30.
Conundrum is at 626 Meeting St. in West Columbia.
Bridget Winston, Special to The State