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Max Frost

Max Frost

September 26th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Max Frost's high school and college years were fueled by Adderall. It's no secret, especially since he's named his latest colorful pop album after the addictive pill and is calling his tour the "A.D.D Tour". Club Congress is a stop on Frost's reflective journey, and we couldn't be more thrilled to be part of it! Come catch his addictive tunes LIVE and brace yourselves for a wild night!

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Briana Marela

Briana Marela

September 27th, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

An intricate songstress with a delicate and ever-deepening bag of gear, Briana Marela (Jagjaguar Records) is hitting the Club Congress stage to swoon us with her vocal loops and layered magic. She will have local support from Snackbirdy and Lano.

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Let ‘Em Eat Country

Let ‘Em Eat Country

September 29th, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

It's the honky tonk night you've all been waiting for! Join The Donkey Tonk Band and Hank Topless in the club for a night of whoopin and hollerin, and a little dancin too. It's a free show, so what's stopping you?

El Tambó presents Sonidero Verbo•bala feat DJ Emtron

El Tambó presents Sonidero Verbo•bala feat DJ Emtron

September 29th, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Before moving to Tucson and starting El Tambó, DJ Dirtyverbs was based in Mexico City and was touring with the binational DJ/VJ collective SONIDERO VERBO•BALA. Very active from 2009-2010, the group hasn't truly come together again, until now! Live video mixing by VJ Camuflage and TV Jihad, 30 minute back-to-back DJ sets by Dirtyverbs and special guest DJ Emtron (Flagstaff).

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Kiko Jacome and the Stone Ave Band

Kiko Jacome and the Stone Ave Band

September 30th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us on the plaza for our debut Fall Concert Series 2017 event, featuring Kiko Jacome, long-time Tucsonan and member of not only the legendary Jacomes, but also the Ronstadts. Jacome and his band will be bringing some rockin desert grooves to this beautiful, fall evening. Bring your family and rock out with us!

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Dirty South Sundays ft Poochie Loc

Dirty South Sundays ft Poochie Loc

October 1st, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

DJ John Payne is taking over Sunday nights with Dirty South Sundays, featuring the best R&B and hip hop in town. This kick off event features Poochie Loc, John Payne himself, and Ono Mafemi. $12 at the door!

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Florist and Lomelda

Florist and Lomelda

October 3rd, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Florist, a self-proclaimed "friendship project born in the catskills" are fresh off the release of their second, full-length album, "If Blue Could Be Happiness," featuring the friends' signature soft-synthesizer-folk stylings. Lomelda, genre: "sad party", will be sharing in the subtle softness of the night. Tickets to this sweet all ages show are $5 online and at the door. See you there!

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Magic and Murder at Hotel Congress

Magic and Murder at Hotel Congress

October 4th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join your hosts, Magic Kenny Bang Bang and Mistresss Midnight, if you dare, inside the only Hotel Congress room that survived the 1934 fire on the 3rd floor, for a macabre, one hour magic show, coinciding with a history lesson on America's most infamous serial killers. Some of Tucson's own, notorious monsters who inspired four feature films will also be highlighted. A guided, informative hotel tour by Harold Garland is included with admission. 

PAWS

PAWS

October 4th, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Fuzzed out Glasgow outfit, PAWS, are taking a trip across the pond to share their new, give-no-f*cks album, "No Grace". These guys are no joke and will without a doubt bring you a show to remember! Support from Her Mana and Logan Greene.

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Black Joe Lewis

Black Joe Lewis

October 6th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Black Joe Lewis on touring on the heels of their new album, Backlash. Kaleidoscopic in mood and unrestrained in emotion, Backlash oozes with an energetic soul rhythm that lends itself wonderfully to live sets. Catch this all ages show at Club Congress in October!

El Tambó: La Diabla (Tijuana) & DJ Dirtyverbs

El Tambó: La Diabla (Tijuana) & DJ Dirtyverbs

October 6th, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

They're back! LA DIABLA rolls in direct from Tijuana, bringing that accordeon-centered cumbia to hit you in the corazón y caderas–– plus the one & only DJ DIRTYVERBS on the decks all night with the cumbia sonidera, reggaeton, dancehall, quebradita & surprises. FREE! Hotel Congress Plaza 10pm-2am 21+

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Hurricane Maria Benefit

Hurricane Maria Benefit

October 7th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

After we witnessed the destruction of Puerto Rico with last month's Hurricane Maria, we asked ourselves, "How can we help?" and we decided, why not do what we do best? Throw a show! In conjunction with Gldn Artist Group, we present to your the Hurricane Maria Benefit concert, featuring some incredible local hip hop and R&B talents such as Marley B, Jae Title, EZ Goin and so many more. Come support the people struggling to rebuild Puerto Rico and donate $5 at the door.

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Dead Rider (Todd Rittmann of U.S. Maple)

Dead Rider (Todd Rittmann of U.S. Maple)

October 8th, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Todd Rittmann made his name with US Maple, a band that was criminally underrated when they first broke onto the scene with their landmark 1995 album, "Long Hair in Three Stages," who's angular guitar riffs went on to undeniably influence EVERYTHING that happened in indie rock in the decades that followed. Rittmann's new band Dead Rider has shown that his inventive guitar work, seconded only by the taut musicianship of The Jesus Lizard's Duane Denison, can still get us into a groove. Their new album, "Crew Licks," is out soon on the incomparable Drag City Records.

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Caustic Casanova

Caustic Casanova

October 9th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Washington DC's Caustic Casanova is hard rock, but with an arty, literary twist: part sludgy stoner metal, part Talking Heads. See them alongside local headbangers Dayak and Carbon Canyon!

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Holy Wave

Holy Wave

October 10th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Holy Wave are psych rock at its finest. At once oozing with color and fading into the darkness, Holy Wave's droning swells are infectious. We are so excited to welcome them back to our Club Congress stage, with support from Al Lover.

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Magic and Murder at Hotel Congress

Magic and Murder at Hotel Congress

October 11th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join your hosts, Magic Kenny Bang Bang and Mistress Midnight, if you dare, inside the only Hotel Congress room that survived the 1934 fire on the 3rd floor, for a macabre, one hour magic show, coinciding with a history lesson on America's most infamous serial killers. Some of Tucson's own, notorious monsters who inspired four feature films will also be highlighted. A guided, informative hotel tour by Harold Garland is included with admission. 

The Chamanas

The Chamanas

October 11th, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Born out of El Paso and Juarez, The Chamanas present a new take on border music. Blending shiny, indie sounds with the band's Mexican heritage and language, the band creates truly vibrant and unique music. Joining them for their first show at Club Congress and local indie pop outfit Sur Block and DJs from Tucson's own El Tambo, focused on border music and activism, DJ Q and DJ Toltech.

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Chamberlab String Quartets

Chamberlab String Quartets

October 12th, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

ChamberLab are back for ROUND TWO of string quartets. The group is an alt-classical, D.I.Y. chamber music concert series that prides itself in bringing new concert music to different audiences, in strange venues, and from unlikely sources. Where classical music tends to keep to itself, with its own musicians, its own composers, its own audiences — even its own concert halls — ChamberLab does things differently. Come see for yourself...

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Tom Petty Memorial

Tom Petty Memorial

October 13th, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us on the plaza to pay respects to one of Rock and Roll's most enduring hitmakers featuring tributes from an all-star cast of Tucson musicians.

Hotel Congress Private Brew Naming Party

Hotel Congress Private Brew Naming Party

October 13th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Crooked Tooth Brewing Co. has created our first ever private brew, and we need YOUR help to name it! Come on down to Congress this Friday, October 13th to try the new brew for just $4 during this event, and help us name our tasty new private beer!

Jess Matsen Album Release Show

Jess Matsen Album Release Show

October 13th, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Local singer-songwriter, Jess Matsen, is releasing his new, subtle indie album, "Parts and Labor" and is debuting the material (with a band) at Club Congress. Joining him for the celebration are locals The Rifle and Dirt Friends.

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Surf Curse

Surf Curse

October 14th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Surf Curse is nothing but surf, anything but cursed. Toting music that renders the image of shimmering, over-exposed waves, the idyllic duo are coming to Club Congress! They will be joined by Weekend Lovers, local, dreamy and fun.

Fall Concert Series: Katie Haverly and Michael P & the Gullywashers

Fall Concert Series: Katie Haverly and Michael P & the Gullywashers

October 14th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for another lovely evening on the Hotel Congress plaza with alt-Americana songstress, Katie Haverly, and country blues performer Michael P and his band, the Gullywashers! Bring your kids and your grandparents and enjoy the cool weather and exciting music.

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Nick Hakim

Nick Hakim

October 17th, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Experimental soul artist, Nick Hakim, is fresh off the release of his full length debut album, Green Twins, a record whose influences span from Robert Wyatt, Marvin Gaye and Shuggie Otis to Portishead and My Bloody Valentine. Hakim is bringing these diverse sounds to Club Congress for an amazing, one of a kind show. See you there!

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Magic and Murder at Hotel Congress

Magic and Murder at Hotel Congress

October 18th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join your hosts, Magic Kenny Bang Bang and Mistress Midnight, if you dare, inside the only Hotel Congress room that survived the 1934 fire on the 3rd floor, for a macabre, one hour magic show, coinciding with a history lesson on America's most infamous serial killers. Some of Tucson's own, notorious monsters who inspired four feature films will also be highlighted. A guided, informative hotel tour by Harold Garland is included with admission. 

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Guantanamo Baywatch

Guantanamo Baywatch

October 19th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Portland-based outfit, Guantanamo Baywatch (Burger Records, Suicide Squeeze Records), are a household name along the West Coast, as they've been bringing their sludge-ridden surf to bars and underground venues for years. Catch the gang at Club Congress and then stick around for Opti Club, with $2 from 9pm-2am!

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Fall Concert Series: The Infinite Mercies and West Texas Intermediate

Fall Concert Series: The Infinite Mercies and West Texas Intermediate

October 20th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Local country supergroup (Hadji Banjovi, Jimmy Carr and more), The Infinite Mercies, will be bringing their charming, pedal-steel laced sounds to our plaza stage as part of our annual Fall Concert Series. Joining them are West Texas Intermediate, a like-minded local outfit whose sounds are perfect for a beautiful fall evening.

Young Hunter

Young Hunter

October 20th, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Psychedelic doom metal group, Young Hunter, are returning to Club Congress to share the bill with locals Mute Swan and The Myrrors. Together, these three bands will ease you into a state of hypnotic bliss like none other.

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The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

October 22nd, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Self-proclaimed hi-energy country blues band, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, are coming back to our Big Damn Stage! Get ready for a night of whoopin and hollerin and general good ole timin. See you there!

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LSD and the Search for God

LSD and the Search for God

October 23rd, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ever wanted to see Brian Jonestown Massacre live but never had the chance? Well now you can see them reincarnated as LSD and the Search for God! The San Francisco outfit channel the best of BJM's shoegazey, psychedelic swells, and now, they're coming to a city near you! Supporting them are local shoegaze favorites Mute Swan and Hikikomori. This is not a show to miss!

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Brother Ali: Own Light Tour

Brother Ali: Own Light Tour

October 24th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Over the past 17 years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. He is bringing his signature sound to Club Congress fresh off the release of his latest album, Own Light, which pushes listeners to see the true beauty in the world. Supporting him on this tour are Sa-Roc, Last Work (DJ Set) and Sol Messiah. Can't wait!

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Magic and Murder at Hotel Congress

Magic and Murder at Hotel Congress

October 25th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join your hosts, Magic Kenny Bang Bang and Mistress Midnight, if you dare, inside the only Hotel Congress room that survived the 1934 fire on the 3rd floor, for a macabre, one hour magic show, coinciding with a history lesson on America's most infamous serial killers. Some of Tucson's own, notorious monsters who inspired four feature films will also be highlighted. A guided, informative hotel tour by Harold Garland is included with admission.

Dinner

Dinner

October 25th, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The baritone vocal melodies of Anders Rhedin, the LA-based Danish producer known as Dinner, recalls YMO visionaries Ryuichi Sakamoto & Haruomi Hosono as well as 60s and 70s baroque pop. His new album, "New Works," is out on September 8th on Captured Tracks.

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Token

Token

October 27th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ben Goldberg (aka Token) is a true wunderkind. Since kicking off his hip hop career at only 17, he has been running the gambit of hip hop blogs and collaborations with the greats. Check out his inventive, youthful energy at Club Congress!

Nightmare on Congress

Nightmare on Congress

October 27th, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am

We’re kicking off Halloweekend with the largest Halloween party in Southern Arizona, the annual NIGHTMARE ON CONGRESS STREET, featuring 2 stages, 5 acts, and of course, the best costume contests in town with over $1000 in prizes! Step into the decked out, haunted Hotel Congress for the best kick off to the Halloweekend this year! Get your tickets early –...

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So Spooky Saturdaze with Cash’d Out

So Spooky Saturdaze with Cash’d Out

October 28th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We are so excited to welcome back to our stage, Cash'd Out, the best Johnny Cash tribute band around! They'll be performing Cash's harrowing tunes on day two of our Halloweekened celebration. Get ready to get spooky and to get Cash'd Out!

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Fall Concert Series: The Sonoran Dogs CD Release

Fall Concert Series: The Sonoran Dogs CD Release

October 29th, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Sonoran Dogs are releasing a new album, "Navajo Rug", and we're throwing a party on the plaza! Featuring the bluegrass stylings of Peter McLaughlin, Mark Miracle, Tyler James and Brian Davies, The Sonoran Dogs are here to blow you away! Join us for the celebration as part of our Fall Concert Series. It's going to be a wonderful evening and we can't wait to share it with you all!

WTF AF’s Super Spooky Halloween

WTF AF’s Super Spooky Halloween

October 29th, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

WTF AF is getting spooky for Halloween! This femme-focused, inclusive event features live performances from the spookiest bands in town as well as tarot readings and a dark and scary costume contest.

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Devil’s Night Dinner

Devil’s Night Dinner

October 30th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Of the many things growling and prowling the streets of Tucson this Devil’s Night, your stomach shouldn’t be one of them. Join us October 30th for our Devil’s Night Dinner, a dining experience featuring Halloween-inspired food and cocktails, eerie entertainment by magician Kenny Bang Bang. Buy your tickets at the front desk or online.  ...

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Magic and Murder at Hotel Congress

Magic and Murder at Hotel Congress

October 31st, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join your hosts, Magic Kenny Bang Bang and Mistresss Midnight, if you dare, inside the only Hotel Congress room that survived the 1934 fire on the 3rd floor, for a macabre, one hour magic show, coinciding with a history lesson on America's most infamous serial killers. Some of Tucson's own, notorious monsters who inspired four feature films will also be highlighted. A guided, informative hotel tour by Harold Garland is included with admission. 

THE Halloween Party!

THE Halloween Party!

October 31st, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Tucson's favorite haunted hotel ups the ante with two stages of all-night dancing, costume contests, prizes, specialty cocktails, drink specials, & more!

A Halloween with Altrice & Jalph

A Halloween with Altrice & Jalph

October 31st, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am

No Face is back in costume for his FOURTH consecutive year of mind-bending club edits and pop culture-savvy mashups! A local party boy celebrity provides support. Expect costume contests, drink specials, prizes, & more!~

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The Midnight Stroll

The Midnight Stroll

November 1st, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Infectious Austin, TX duo, The Midnight Stroll (ft Aaron Behrens) is making their debut appearance at Club Congress. Catch their pop-infused desert ear worms for free!

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Curtis McMurtry

Curtis McMurtry

November 2nd, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Curtis McMurtry is more than just James McMurtry's son. He's an incredibly talented musician based out of Austin, TX, and he'll be providing some wonderful evening entertainment on our patio. Influenced by Fiona Apple, Billy Strayhorn and Leonard Cohen, Curtis' music combines piercing lyrics with lush chords and unusual arrangements. Grab dinner on the patio and enjoy his musical stylings.

DJ Seinfeld

DJ Seinfeld

November 2nd, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am

In the space of only two years, DJ Seinfeld has grown from the status of unheard talent into that of an accomplished artist at the speed of light, passing through the initial stages of an up-and-coming producer’s career with a refreshing carefree attitude and propensity for fun whilst maintaining a staggering consistency in his output, as underlined by a handful of exceptional 12"s for the likes of Lobster Theramin, UN.T.O, & E-Beamz. See him spin alongside PPU's very own Dreamcast, & Tempe's acid king, Diversion Program for this very special taped-out Optimist Club!

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Dreamcast

Dreamcast

November 3rd, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Dreamcast made his debut on the renowned soul and funk label PPU earlier this year with a 7" produced by SASAC called "Liquid Deep," which won him instant acclaim from the likes of Resident Advisor and countless others. Catch his smokey falsetto and playful grooves alongside local boogie/ deep house trio HORMONE and neo-soul shredders Street Blues Family!

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Fall Concert Series: Miss Olivia and the Interlopers

Fall Concert Series: Miss Olivia and the Interlopers

November 4th, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fall has just about landed on our little corner of the desert, and we're celebrating with some wonderful performances on our outside stage from Miss Olivia and the Interlopers and The Sinners Blues. Join us for this free evening under the stars!

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Face Paint Town

Face Paint Town

November 5th, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us on the Hotel Congress Plaza for a full day of fun! Come by before the parade for face painting and live music from The Steel Wheels, The Go Rounds, Birds and Arrows and DJ Buttafly....come by after for the party....or just stay and hang out all day long! Whatever your plans for the day, we're here for you!

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