Retrolution, the longest running dance night in the history of Tucson featuring all your favorite hits of the 80’s, is finally being dragged, kicking in screaming, into the 90’s. We hope to ease the way with $0.80 wells – 9pm-10pm, $0.90 wells – 10pm-11pm, $2 wells (until 1am), $3 Beer and a Shot “Special” (PBR can/well shot), and a little Jazzy Jeff & Nirvana. Don’t Worry, DJ Sid the Kid will throw in the occasional New Order or Prince hit to help smooth the transition. LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999.
Twenty years on from first signing to Warner Bros. Records, Built To Spill is set to return in 2015 with its eighth studio album, Untethered Moon. That’s now two complete decades that one of America’s leading “indie rock” bands has happily made its home on a major label, and in the process redefined that clumsy descriptor of independence by operating wholly and consistently under its own steam, taking the proper time to craft timeless songs and playing endless, epic shows to a growing grip of fans each year.
Geeks Who Drink is a Denver-based company that hosts Bar Trivia at over 300 pubs and restaurants in 25 states. Our quiz is a collective effort of dozens of quizmasters, writers, fact-checkers, graphic designers and artists. Join us every Tuesday at Hotel Congress for 8 rounds of madness and flaunt your pop-culture knowledge for a chance at tons of great prizes!
Tammy West’s music has been described as hopeful, melancholy Americana. The addition of some of Tucson’s most acclaimed musicians, Mitzi Cowell, Sabra Faulk and Micheal P., elevates her vulnerable and confessional style of music – giving it a rock and roll, bluesy, cowboy kind of vibe.
Tucson pop converges on Thursday June 2nd! Synth pop act Bogan Via & indie pop soloist Belinda Esquer join forces for an exceptional FREE show!
We’re thrilled to be hosting Bob Schneider on his upcoming tour! All told, Schneider has been the singer and main songwriter on nearly 30 studio albums, and he has been named Musician of the Year six times at the Austin Music Awards. Come experience his genre-bending catalog in person!
Southern Arizona’s premier BBQ competition returns to downtown Tucson, bigger and better than ever. The top Tucson BBQ purveyors are combining to provide a senses searing, taste bud tingling, meaty monstrosity of an event with great local beer, awesome music and most importantly, this year’s featured protein : PULLED PORK
When that Tucson temperature hits triple digits, there’s not much you can do but party through it. We understand it’s not easy to rally when the heat sets in so we’re making it easy for y’all this Saturday. Join us as we kick off the summer in style with FOOL’S GOOD RECORDS signee, MADEAUX and resident DJs DANH, Andrew Shuta, Bob Really, and Sid the Kid. Hot surprises in store. #TucsonSummerFunClub
PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of music, film, and theatre as freshmen at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2007. They have since produced their original plays Off-Broadway and toured the country – earning them critic’s picks from The New York Times, Time Out New York, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Boston Globe, and many more, ranking them in the top ten theatrical events of 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Join us at Hotel Congress for an awesome new open mic experience! From music to stand up to spoken word, if you have something to say or sing- we wanna hear it! Perform on the same stage that many of the greats have played on! Bring your friends down and hang out with other awesome local artists.
Local alt-country outfit, OHIOAN, are joined by psych droners, The Myrrors, and left-field electronic artist, Sunf*cked. It’s going to be a solid night with great local music!
Cholo-goth pioneers PRAYERS formed in late 2013 in San Diego with Leafar Seyer providing vocals, and Tijuana based electronic artist Dave Parley handling production. They have created a genre known as SD Kill Wave aka Cholo Goth, which fuses the sounds of new wave with southern California gang lifestyle. PRAYERS pulls from the darkest dance and goth elements with touches of the Pet Shop Boys and Bowie to ALBUMS: bring their stories of pride and struggle to life. Joining them are Drab Majesty and E_rupt. It’s going to be a great night!
We are exceptionally stoked to welcome BIDI BIDI BANDA, Austin’s (and maybe the world’s?) first all-star Selena Tribute. Composed of members of some of Austin’s premier latin bands, Bidi Bidi Banda is the refried dream of Stephanie Bergara, a native Austinite who grew up listening to Tejano radio and singing in to a hair brush while wearing her mother’s red lipstick. The band’s interpretation of Selena’s greatest hits will leave you belting lyrics, doing the washing machine and reliving greatness of the Queen of Tejano Music.
World-renowned comedians Natasha Leggero & Moshe Kasher were recently joined in holy matrimony this October for what we imagine was one very interesting wedding party… Well now we don’t have to imagine anymore because the dynamic duo is bringing the show on the road and stopping at the Hotel Congress for their “Honeymoon Tour.” Get your tickets now before it’s too late.
New indie rock outfit, ARCHITECTURE, make their debut at Club Congress to celebrate the release of their very first EP! They will be joined by close friends and local favorites, Digital Persuasion and The Rifle! Get ready for a night of great pop riffs…
For years, the Chilean band Gondwana has been spreading the word of “Jah Love.” Emerging from the Latin root in reggae, Gondwana brings forth a fresh blend of Latin and Jamaican rhythms. With pulsating energy and a smooth sound, nine polished musicians are the soul of Chile’s number one reggae band. On June 14th, they’ll grace the Club Congress stage!
The spotlight on Nashville, with its musical values and timeless traditions, is currently bright. And no band embodies what’s right about 21st century Nashville more completely than the quintet known as Humming House. It’s the way they weave together threads of Music City’s folk, soul, and bluegrass legacies. It’s in the inspirational and revealing songwriting. It’s in their acoustic instrumentation, presenting mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar and bass in fresh roles. It’s in the pleasant tension between rousing energy and nuanced arrangements. And it’s in the voices, with two complimentary stylists up front and backed by the full band’s rapturous harmonies.
Get your Thursday started early with this Opti Club ~ Psych Rock Dance Party featuring the Kill Rock Star signees, Summer Cannibals & Lollipop Records affiliate, Billy Changer! DJs E-Rupt, Plastic Disease, and Andrew Shuta will finish off the night.
Two of the most empowering, interesting new artists currently making waves throughout the blurry nexus of punk, metal, pop, and noise are hitting the road together next month for a Noisey-sponsored run. We are more than excited to host King Woman and Wax Idols for this very special FREE Friday performance, see you there!
Retro Game Show Night is hosted by Tempest DuJour, the “Delicate Flower of the Desert.” She is Tucson’s (and possibly Arizona’s) largest drag queen and has a blazing wit that’s just as big as she is. At RGSN, we play vintage television game shows with special “celebrity” guests and real contestants from the audience. These are definitely not your grandma’s game shows! This month, we are playing Sassword!
90s House Party (10pm)
w/ DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent PBR drafts
Geeks Who Drink – Trivia Night (8pm)
AMPED UP! Open Mic (8pm)
The Switch Comedy (8pm)
Salvador Duran on the Plaza (7pm)
OPTI CLUB Dance Party (10pm)
Tom Walbank on the Plaza (7pm)
DJ Dirtyverbs on the Plaza (10pm)
Saturdaze – FREE Dance Party (10pm)
w/ DJs Sid the Kid, BOBFelix, Andrew Shuta, & Jalph
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)
S.I.N. Service Industry Night & Club Karaoke (10pm)