Good Old War will release their fourth studio album and first on Nettwerk Records, Broken Into Better Shape on June 30th. Produced by Jason Lehning (Mat Kearney, Dolly Parton), and featuring lead single “Tell Me What You Want From Me,” it follows critically acclaimed Come Back As Rain, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers, and led to national TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! & Conan. Good Old War has earned the loyalty of an ever-expanding fan base thanks to their captivating live shows touring along side a diverse group of artists including Alison Krauss, Guster, Brandi Carlile and Dr. Dog.
Ynot Karaoke is hands down Tucson’s largest karaoke company providing the largest song selection and best quality karaoke equipment. You can join them here at the Hotel Congress every Sunday from 10pm-2am for FREE. Cap off your weekend the right way, singing with your friends!
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.
Holy Wave from Austin, TX make their triumphant return the to Hotel Congress this Tuesday. They will be joined by Tucson psych lords The Night Collectors and Daycones for this FREE early week outer body experience, don’t miss it!
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!
Strangers to the touring life refer to it as “living the dream,” while generally the ones actually doing the touring see it more as living in a dream. The difference is subtle to the uninitiated, yet is intimate to Nate Brenner, AKA Naytronix, who has spent much of the past four years touring the world as bassist for the mighty tUnE-yArDs. Consider Naytronix’s second full-length, Mister Divine (2015, City Slang), his treatise on the subject, which sees him turning from the disjointedly funky party dance anthems of his debut Dirty Glow (2012, Plug Research) to a surrealist stream of consciousness poignancy. On June 29th, he will be joined by local electronic wizards Lano, grey sweater audio and sunf*cked, creating a night of experimental sounds you won’t want to miss!
Los Angeles natives, Bad Suns, are pleased to announce the release of their debut album, Language & Perspective. Comprised of eleven tracks, Language & Perspective moves effortlessly from start to finish showcasing the band’s stadium ready anthems and undeniably catchy hooks. Here’s your chance to see them performing the new album live at the Hotel Congress, get your tickets NOW before it’s too late.
Optimist Club is happy to bring back curator and former resident JALPH for this Tucson Summer Fun Club special. He will be joined by Reuben Diamond, Andrew Shuta, and Bob Really for what we expect to be a very ratchet evening full of surprises.
Los Angeles-based songwriter Jessica Fichot is a lot like her hometown of Paris: French at heart, but with a soul that’s truly international. Drawing from her multi-ethnic French / Chinese / American upbringing, her music fuses styles and languages, taking the listener on a twisting journey out of the French chanson tradition, into the lands of gypsy jazz, Chinese 1940’s swing, international folk, and into the wilderness of her imagination.
Maynards Market & Kitchen is the place to be for late night grub on the weekend. They have curated local music, great eats, and drinks all starting at 10 p.m. every Friday & Saturday. Tucsonans will enjoy dining downtown under the stars, sipping a craft cocktail, and noshing from the eclectic menu of scrumptiously prepared shared plates, large and small, by their Senior Executive Chef Mike Byrer. This delightful fusion is the perfect solution for those looking to eat at a casual place downtown after a show or even to get their late night started off right. #maynardslatenight
Join us for our new Soul/Motown party every Saturday at Maynards, we are gonna turn amtrak into Soul Train, while eating and drinking from the best late night happy hour in downtown Tucson!
Join us for the third annual Wet Hot American Block Party hosted by Generation Cool and Jalph.net. This years’ party will include a waterslide, dunk tank, Patrioric photobooth, and two dance stages w/ DJs Slobby Robby, Jalph, Sid the Kid, Bob Really, and Andrew Shuta. Get wet and cool off on with us this Saturday, swimsuits and patriotic attire get in FREE.
LOVERS OF FOOD AND WHISKEY: THIS NIGHT IS FOR YOU. Join us for an intimate evening inside The Cup Café with the Whiskey Del Bac team. We are bringing you a one-of-a-kind menu, and each course has a whiskey cocktail pairing. We look forward to highlighting the skills of our chefs, mixologists, and local distillers. Proceeds from all Whiskey Del Bac bottle sales this evening will be donated to Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation.
A mariachi band that covers metal classics, you can’t really find a better fit for Tucson… We are very excited to host these talented goofballs for this sweaty summer party! Come enjoy your favorite metal hits such as: Raining Blood, Master of Puppets, Crazy Train and more… With a Latin twist!!!
Being an undiscovered commodity has its advantages. Growth, movement, exploration, metamorphosis and misfires can be weathered without scrutiny or expectation. There’s no mistaking that Brass Bed is not a young band. Now in their early 30s, the band’s essential trio of Jonny Campos, Peter DeHart and Christiaan Mader are too old to be wunderkinds, too young to be cult, but just old enough to understand themselves.
El Tambó, our quarerly tropical bass dance party, presents Viento Callejero, a fresh approach on urban tropical music stripped down to feature its rawest elements. This trio breaks down the rhythmic and melodic pulse of Cumbia Colombiana, Son Montuno, Merengue, Reggae, Dance Hall, and Rock to create a new sound that is infectious to the listeners ears, hips, and feet.
Constant Con, Renegade Rollergirls of Tucson, Downtown Radio and Lucky Mint Cosplay Photography present a night of masquerade cosplay insanity! Come in your best cosplay get ups, enter the not one, but TWO, classy costume contests hosted by Local Joker Frank Powers and enjoy performances from two amazing local acts, The Mission Creeps and The Boogienauts! How much more fun can you have for only $5???
PIPELiGHTS return to the Hotel Congress this Saturday for a FREE/21+ performance. The power lady quartet has been turning heads in Tucson since forming in summer 2015 and we couldn’t be more excited to be hosting their highly anticipated album release party! They will be joined by La Cerca and Baptista for this special event, see you there!
We are so excited to welcome Lonesome Shack from Seattle, Washington to our Club Congress stage! Opening for their haunted boogie rock n roll are local favorites Roman Barten-Sherman, a young musician channeling delta and hill country blues, and psych rockers Hermanitos. See you there!
Harrison Fjord is jazz-influenced psychedelic rock band with skill sets in improvisation, vocal harmonies, and technicality. The Chandler-based band’s range stretches both spectrums, whether that’s in regards to musical taste, dynamic reach, or the emotional push-and-pull that listening to their music will cause. On July 13th, they will be joined by local rockers Asian Fred and Wight Lhite. Come out and enjoy the show!
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)