From deep in the heart of Texas, armed with the home-grown mantra “Turn On, Tune In, Drone Out,” The Black Angels ring real and rugged like a crimson full moon-lit night. Formed in May of 2004, the band’s sanctified holy racket was breech-born out of life-long friendships drawn up in blood and sealed with a kiss. Their self proclaimed “Native American Drone ‘N’ Roll” genre has progressed from communal living and the members’ eclectic upbringings. Bassist Ryan was born on a cult compound, guitarist Bland is the real deal son of a Texas preacher man, and drummer Bailey and vocalist Maas believe a little girl in a red linen dress haunts the group’s home.
Steff & the Articles bring their raging jazz-pop to the Club for their west coast tour kickoff. They are joined by their tour mate and songstress, Taylor Jayne. As well as one of our new favorite local bands we are more than happy to invite back, Sun Bones. Send them off in style at this FREE and early Thursday event!
When a pair of intelligent, visionary emcees joins forces with a battle-hardened, groove-fusing rhythm section, and a classically trained violist the result is a sound that explores and expands the frontiers of live hip-hop. Progressive in both style and message, the band’s ability to drop from symphonic rock-infused crescendos into stripped-down string-laden breakbeats has earned Flobots a reputation for both originality and authenticity.
Armed with musicianship, intelligence, and an ingrained sense of rebellion, Flobots are looking to engage a new musical culture, one mind at a time.
If you are thinking, you are winning.
Black One celebrates his 29th birthday in style with a dope lineup at Club Congress on May 24th! Performances by:
People From The Sun, Johnny Redd, Eclipzo, 3pR, & DFS.
There’s nothing like a tall cold one on a hot summer day. By popular demand, the summer beer tastings are back! MAY 25 : BEERS OF AYINGER Sample a selection of 5-6 brews for your tasting pleasure. You may learn something, too – our own Beverage Director David Torkko will lead the tastings, with representatives… SEE MORE »
Evil Fudd returns to Club Congress for the first time since 2010 for a free show on the plaza. After taking such a long break from the stage, these ska rockers will be ready to blow your mind. Break out the skankin’ shoes for this FREE plaza show, you’re going to need them!
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.
Cryptic Wisdom is getting set to hit the road and he’s stopping at Club Congress for the kickoff show. Come enjoy this loaded line up we have for you and send him off in style at this Sunday evening Hip Hop extravaganza.
Chk Chk Chk is the most common pronunciation, but they could just as easily be called Bam Bam Bam, Uh Uh Uh, Pew Pew Pew, etc. etc. etc.
Based in Sacramento, California; Portland, Oregon; and New York City, their debut full-length record came out in 2000 as a self-titled album on the Gold Standard Laboratories label. This was followed in 2003 by the single “Me and Giuliani Down By the School Yard”, a lengthy track combining house beats with sinewy basslines, psychedelic guitars, and simple lyrics which quote the title song of the musical Footloose.
Tiger is turning 80! Join us on Tuesday, May 28 at 5:00 pm in the Tap Room as we celebrate our beloved Tiger’s birthday with 80-cent drink specials, and a cake topped with 80 candles! Be there when we unveil a special surprise just for Tiger! Tiger has been a fixture in the Tap Room… SEE MORE »
In early 2012 a mysterious band appeared online. The group, The Neighbourhood, revealed no biographical information, no photos and no backstory, offering only a moody track titled “Female Robbery.” Fans and the press were confounded, scouring the Internet for any information that might lead them to the identity of these musicians. Pieces of the puzzle, some reflecting reality and some not so much, began to emerge. The Neighbourhood were a quintet. They were from California despite the British spelling of their name. They had a second track, “Sweater Weather,” which had an accompanying— and equally dark— video. We can’t wait to have them here at the club. You can check out the video to “Sweater Weather” below!
Rarely does a young band emerge with a combination of skills, talents and vision fully developed. But the LA-based quintet The Lonely Wild is that true gem who’s writing and arranging talents are only surpassed by its members’ ability to work seamlessly as a singular, dynamic voice. We can’t wait to have’m!
A Latin garage, psychedelic, cumbia dance EXPLOSION featuring Chicha Dust and Quita Penas (LA). A Tucson dance party at it’s finest. We are excited to be hosting our local favorites, Chicha Dust, as well as this tropical/surf/salsa group from Los Angeles for the very first time. Word on the street is people can’t help but move while they perform… Tucson is sure to prove this theory true. Grab your dancing shoes and don’t forget a whistle!
Since 2007 Whole Lotta Zep has been wowing audiences with their faithful renditions of the Led Zeppelin repertoire. Harnessing the power and creativity of those original Heavy Metal pioneers, Whole Lotta Zep never sounds like they are playing “covers”. They feel the music as if it was their own and they have the virtuosity to pull it off. If you haven’t yet heard Tucson’s own Whole Lotta Zep, you’re in for a treat.
In the past, Portland, OR-based Starfucker (STRFKR) has received almost as much attention for its not-always-accessible moniker as for its immensely accessible dance hooks.
But, having flirted briefly with a couple of name changes, the group is now firmly settled on Starfucker and so the focus can rightly return to what got people talking in the first place: the trio’s endlessly catchy, hook-laden pop.
Join us for this FREE groovy plaza show! Bradford Trojan and Fur Family always tickle our fancy, we hope you’re ear drums are ticklish.
Conjuring a virtual indie rock orchestra out of their two members, Bad Veins emerged from the Cincinnati scene in the late-2000s with a diverse sound slyly incorporating electro, space rock, new wave, goth, and shoegaze. Originally a solo project of singer/multi-instrumentalistBenjamin Davis, Bad Veins came together when Davis teamed up with kinetic percussionist Sebastian Schultz in 2006. After a slate of N.Y.C. shows, Bad Veins followed the long tradition of the CMJ breakout band when they wowed crowds at the magazine’s festival in 2007. Two years later, the duo garnered universal praise for its self-titled Dangerbird debut. The Outliers EP followed in 2010, while The Mess We’ve Madearrived in 2012.
RAW provides a platform for the local community to see, hear and love the artists that are living and working in their own back yard! So take a look around and make your way down to your next neighborhood RAW showcase where you will experience and support some of the best artists from Tucson!
Girl in a Coma, hailing from the Lone Star State, formed when best friends Jenn Alva and Phanie Diaz met in Jr-high school art class over a mutual love of the Smiths, Nirvana, and skipping school. All they needed was a singer. Enter Nina Diaz, Phanie’s then 12-year old little sister. Nina blew them away with her mesmerizing vocals, a powerful voice some critics have compared to Bjork, Patsy Cline, and the band’s hero, Morrissey himself. The trio practiced for three years, gigged at local punk rock clubs, played a High School talent show, one kid’s birthday party, and then hit the road, building up a solid and loyal fan base across the country.
Tucson Indie juggernauts, Golden Boots return to our plaza with their friends from North Carolina, Floating Action. We have hosted both these bands, and we have enjoyed both these bands in the past, SO we decided to give them as a gift to Tucson in the form of a FREE show on a Monday night. What else were you planning on doing?
The Center of Nightlife in Downtown Tucson
From its 1985 inception as a once-weekly showcase for downtown Tucson’s creative community, to its current status as “One of the 10 best rock clubs in the United States,” Club Congress has continuously striven to be a catalyst for art. In addition to showcasing music’s cutting edge, the Club Congress has earned repeated accolades as the city’s best dance club.
Retro-Lution with DJ Sid the Kid – Dance music from every era!
WaWaWa – Dubstep night. Geeks Who Drink – Trivia Night
The Optimist Club (free for members)
Saturdaze – Free Dance Party!
S.I.N. Service Industry Night and Club Karaoke