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Wed 25 May
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Sugar Candy Mountain

w/ Crystal Radio and Louise Le Hir (Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

Bay area psych superstars Sugar Candy Mountain return to the Hotel Congress this Wednesday night. Last time the group played at Congress, they truly left us in a psychedelic trance. They are embarking on yet another long US tour and here’s your chance to see them again for FREE!


FREE SHOW!

Thu 26 May
Off With Their Heads

Off With Their Heads

w/ Big Bad (Doors at 7pm, $12/$14, 16+)

The phrase “punk” gets thrown around a lot these days but for over a decade Off With Their Heads has eschewed trends and embodied that ethic with every ounce of their being. Having put out numerous releases and toured the country dozens of times the band are about to release Home, their best-sounding album to date which takes the group’s sound to the next level without sacrificing the palpable passion that’s made them underground favorites.

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Thu 26 May
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OPTIMIST CLUB: FREAkQuency trap & techno

w/ Plastic Disease & Mother Tierra (10pm, $3 (FREE w/ Opti Card), 21+)

This Thursday, bass worlds collide at the first Opti Club FREAkQUENCY. DJs Plastic Disease and Mother Tierra are teaming up to bring you the most tasteful trap and techno hits with resident DJ Bob Really. Drop your hips, get on your heels, and come ready to get down. This is not a drill. $1 wells until 11pm, $2 wells until 1am.

Fri 27 May
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James McCartney

w/ Sweet Ghosts (Doors at 7pm, $12/$15, 21+)

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter James McCartney has remained fiercely dedicated to his musical vision of melding smart hooks and feral alt-rock with the grandeur and spiritually centeredness of psychedelic music. Now, he issues the sharpest entry of his vision, the majestic The Blackberry Train engineered by Steve Albini (Nirvana, The Pixies and PJ Harvey).

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Sat 28 May
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Artist Reception: Gavin Troy

  ARTIST’S RECEPTION Gavin Hugh Troy Saturday, May 28 from 6 to 8p.m. Join us on Saturday, May 28 from 6 to 8p.m. to welcome new artworks into our space and meet the artist. The lobby bar will be open and we will provide complimentary chips & salsa from The Cup Cafe. – Artist Statement:  the journey unfolding paintings by gavin hugh troy Hotel Congress Tucson, Arizona Each painting becomes a reflection of the artists journey through life. As a creative…

Sat 28 May
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Super Soul Saturdays at Maynards Late Night

w/ DJ Roch Kiss (10pm, FREE, 21+)

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!


FREE SHOW!

Sat 28 May
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KLÜ

w/ DANH, Andrew Shuta, Sid the Kid, and Bob Really (10pm, FREE, 21+)

Based out of Phoenix, AZ, Klü has established himself as a diverse and innovative up and coming DJ/Producer. He is a man on a singular mission. This mission…to make your body move and groove to the sounds whilst taking your mind on a journey of groundbreaking and forward-thinking bass-heavy dance music.


FREE SHOW!

Sun 29 May
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Laughing Liberally

(Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

Laughiong Liberally presents top Arizona comics lampooning the local, State and National political scene and boasts chapters in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, and Tucson. May’s line-up includes Ryan Malco, Phil Gordon, Alex Kack, and more!


FREE SHOW!

Sun 29 May
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Ynot Karaoke

(10pm, FREE, 21+)

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!


FREE SHOW!

Mon 30 May
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Monday House Party

w/ DJ Sid the Kid (10pm-2am, FREE, 21+)

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.


FREE SHOW!

Tue 31 May
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Built to Spill

w/ Lenguas Largas & Whispering Wires (Doors at 7pm, $25/$27, 21+)

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.

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Tue 31 May
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Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz

(8pm, FREE on the Plaza, 21+)

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!


FREE SHOW!

Wed 1 Jun
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Tammy West & The Culprits

w/ Michael P & the Gullywashers and Mitzi Cowell (DOORS 7pm, FREE, 21+)

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.


FREE SHOW!

Fri 3 Jun
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Bob Schneider

(Doors at 7:30pm, $20/$23, 21+)

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!

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Sat 4 Jun
SMOKIN

SMOKIN SHOWDOWN – Battle for The Best BBQ!

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

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Sat 4 Jun
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Summer Kickoff Party featuring Madeaux

w/ DANH, Bob Really, Andrew Shuta, and Sid the Kid (10pm, $3, 21+)

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

Sun 5 Jun
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PigPen Theatre Co.

w/ The Morningsiders (Doors at 7pm, $13/$15, 16+)

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.

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Tue 7 Jun
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Amped Up!

(Sign up: 8pm, Start Time: 8:30pm, 21+)

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.


FREE SHOW!

Wed 8 Jun
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OHIOAN

w/ The Myrrors and Sunf*cked (Doors 8pm, free, 21+)

Local alt-country outfit, OHIOAN, are joined by psych droners, The Myrrors, and left-field electronic DJ, Sunf*cked. It’s going to be a solid night with great local music!


FREE SHOW!

Thu 9 Jun
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OPTIMIST CLUB: PRAYERS

(10pm-2am, $3 (FREE w/ Opti Card), 21+)

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.

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Club Nights

Monday
90s House Party (10pm)
w/ DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent PBR drafts

Tuesday
Geeks Who Drink – Trivia Night (8pm)
AMPED UP! Open Mic (8pm)
or
The Switch Comedy (8pm)

Wednesday
Live Music!

Thursday
Salvador Duran on the Plaza (7pm)
OPTI CLUB Dance Party (10pm)

Friday
Live Music!
Tom Walbank on the Plaza (7pm)
DJ Dirtyverbs on the Plaza (10pm)

Saturday
Saturdaze – FREE Dance Party (10pm)
w/ DJs Sid the Kid, BOBFelix, Andrew Shuta, & Jalph

Sunday
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)
S.I.N. Service Industry Night & Club Karaoke (10pm)