Young west coast rappers, Oktane and Pricetag together form the Hip-Hop Duo, Audio Push. Best known for their stylish song, “Shine,” off of their seminal mixtape, “Come As You Are,” as well as for the West Coast dance move known as ‘Jerkin, Audio Push has signed to Interscope and are also members of Hit Boy’s HS’87 Hip-Hop group. Quite prolific, they have released a grand total of eight mixtapes since 2009. See them alongside some of Tucson’s finest as they grace the Club Congress stage for the first time.
Come to the annual two-day spectacle in honor of the capture of America’s most notorious outlaw by the Tucson Police Department and the Tucson Fire Department. Experience the re-enactment of his downfall at the hands of Tucson law enforcement, famously known for succeeding with Dillinger’s arrest when the FBI couldn’t. Mobs of history buffs, fans of the 1930’s, and pop culture enthusiasts crowd the historic Hotel Congress annually to pay homage to the man that famously earned the title Public Enemy No.…
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. This month, we’re playing The Wheel of Misfortune – this is definitely not your grandma’s game show!
Join our resident DJs Bob Really and Sid the Kid for what has become one of Tucson’s funnest Saturday nights. $4 Stoli flavors & Maker’s Mark, & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. Bring your dancing shoes.
Wycliffe Gordon is a hard-swinging, straight-ahead trombonist from Georgia who has been named Trombonist of the Year by Jazz Journalists Association NINE times. Joining him at Club Congress is Jay Leonhart, a bassist and vocalist who has been named Outstanding Bassist in the Recording Industry THREE times. Come support the Tucson Jazz Festival and watch these highly distinguished performers dazzle you with their talents!
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.
Join us at Hotel Congress for an awesome 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.
Holy Pink, a soft, intricate duo from LA, are bringing their cosmic music about cacti blooms, kaleidoscopes and slow motion to Club Congress. Joining them are Kolezanka from Phoenix, with their dreamy soundscapes, and Language Barrier of Tucson, with their piano pop tunes.
Native Harrow of Woodstock, NY, blow open their British Folk meets Laurel Canyon soundworld with their latest release, “Sorores”, to make way for darker avant-garde folk rock, art rock edginess, sitars, west coast jazz, middle eastern rhythms, and desert psychedelia. Catch them at Club Congress with local support from Americana/soul songstress, June West, and rock n roll mainstays, La Cerca.
Club Congress is thrilled to welcome back Singer-Songwriter, Violinist, and Disibility Activist Gaelynn Lea! Winner of NPR’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, her haunting ambient-inflected compositions and experimental takes on traditional fiddle music have been likened to Joanna Newsom and Karen Dolton, but her unmistakable voice and melodic sensibility is something entirely her own. Don’t miss this one!
Tow’rs is a folk-rock husband and wife duo born out of Flagstaff, Arizona, who invited their friends along to create together. The whole gang will be swooning an audience near you on February 1st, with support from Corey Kilgannon! Come on down for this fun AZ show!
Jon us for the release celebration for Katie Haverly’s new full length record “Pluto”, recorded here in Tucson with Gabriel Sullivan at Dust & Stone Recording Studio. Besides being joined onstage by Sullivan himself, the night will include performances from the local group Jillian and the Giants as well as House of Stairs from Phoenix.
Americana-rock musician, Chuck Prophet, is deeply rooted in the easygoing California lifestyle – so much so, that he named his latest album after the state. “California Noir” reflects Prophet’s view that the state has always represented the Golden Dream, and it’s the tension between romance and reality that lurks underneath the surface in all noir films and paperbacks, and that connects these songs. Catch Prophet and his Tom Petty-esque tunes at Club Congress!
Andrew Wilson aka Andras Fox is a music producer, soundtrack composer, radio host, and DJ from Melbourne, Australia. This year saw the release of his universally lauded “House of Dad LP,” an expansive ode to his plumber father that mixes deep house, breaks, ambient and downtempo. Joining him is Helthy J, frontman of the locally-adored boogie project, HORMONE, as well as Bank Notes figureheads the Fleece Deejays.
Lowlife, Tucson’s favorite indie-folk outfit are releasing a new EP, “Remembrance”, and we’re helping them celebrate! Joining in on the party are locals Hannah Yeun and Amy Mendoza & the Strange Vacation. See you there!
Austin’s death metal favorites, Mammoth Grinder, are destroying audiences with their fast-paced, punk-laden tracks. Catch them at Club Congress with support from Arizona’s own Gatecreeper and Bloodtrail.
Big Business’ sound has been characterized as a bombastic and frantic low end attack, marked by front man Jared Warren’s signature vocal delivery. What started as a duo in 2005 has grown and matured into a “power quartet”, with the original members joining The Melvins and recording with Dave Curran of Unsane. Catch the heavy outfit at Club Congress for just $10!
Dent May, a self-described hotel bar lounge singer and aspiring daytime TV talk show host, has been charming his way into the hearts of music fans since the release of his debut album “The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele” on Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label in 2009. In the years since, he’s released three more albums, his latest, “Across the Multiverse”, is out on Captured Tracks. Catch Dent May at Club Congress with support from Moon King, a minimal house and disco project from Toronto.
“Slaid Cleaves may be the Americana genre’s most underappreciated songwriter.” With a knack for giving breath to perpetually down-on-their-luck characters on albums like 2000’s excellent Broke Down, the Austin by way of Maine artist evokes writers from GUY CLARK to TOM PETTY, crafting detailed portraits of barflies, drifters and day laborers. Join Club Congress and Rhythm & Roots in co-hosting a master storyteller at 191 Toole!
Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party w/ DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent PBR drafts (10pm)
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz (8pm)
Lucky Devils Showcase (7pm)
Magic Wednesdays with Street Blues Family (9pm)
Bugg & Narrow Head (7pm)
Optimist Club (10pm)
Tucson Fringe Festival (5:30pm)
Bank Notes MIDI Party (9pm)
El Tambo (10pm on the plaza)
After-Hours w/ DJ Ripdee (12am in the club)
Tucson Jazz Fest: Matt Holman (6:30pm)
Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)
Tucson Fringe Festival (3pm)