Sons Of Texas was spawned in McAllen, Texas, a valley town without the music legacy of Austin or Arlington. The scene vibes “music for music’s sake” with metalcore bands, blues-rock bands, and straight up rock n’ roll bands swapping members and sharing bills. Sons Of Texas solidified in 2013 around a lineup of local all stars. The group is Mark Morales, vocals, Mike Villarreal, drums, Nick Villarreal, bass, Jon Olivarez, rhythm guitar, and Jes De Hoyos, lead guitar. On July 24th, they are joined by local progressive rock band The Living Breathing. See you there!
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.
Stateside Presents TTNG (formerly known as This Town Needs Guns), a math rock band from Oxford, UK. Come out and catch this incredible group with support from Tucson’s very own Sleep Like Trees and Macaulay Vulcan… Can you say shred fest!?
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!
Listening to East Bay’s Happy Diving it’s hard to believe that they’ve only been together since 2013. A year ago, friends Matt Berry, Samuelito Cruz, Mikey Rivera, and Matt Yankovitz decided to form a band after previous projects fell apart. Since then they’ve been busy making music that fans of Tony Molina, Connecticut’s Ovlov and early Weezer can appreciate.
We are stoked to bring our neighbors from Phoenix, Good Friends Great Enemies down to Tucson for their first ever Congress appearance this Thursday. They will be joined by the always amazing Foxx Bodies and neo-psych rockers Dread Cat & the Transitional Wave. Get down here early before Optimist Club for this FREE party!
Get your weekend started right at our weekly Optimist Club! Take advantage of our killer drink specials and then stick around to dance your souls away. We’ve got solid music in every corner, with resident DJs BobReally and Andrew Shuta spicing things up in the club and Bank Notes cooling things down on the plaza. Drink, dance, repeat next week, because once you’re a member, you’re a member for life.
Hank Topless heads up a night of country and country tinged music for y’all, this Friday. Best of all it’s free! Why not? It’s summer ! It’s Tucson! Makes too much sense. This will be Hank’s first full band appearance here since the AMAZING Merle Haggard tribute night a couple of months back. Been looking forward to having him back since.
Since his start DJing houseparties and mezcal speakeasies in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 2007, DJ Logan “Dirtyverbs” Phillips has used cumbia as a lengua franca to sonically travel across Las Américas and beyond. He has played at venues across the United States, in Mexico and Colombia, and currently hosts Friday nights on the Plaza at Hotel Congress as well as El Tambó, a quarterly tropical bass dance party in the Club.
Tucson’s tropical danceparty is on a roll–– after two huge parties the last few weeks, we keep the movement moving by welcoming back El Haru Kuroi from East LA! Another treasure of a band, playing a unique combination of Mexican, South American, African, and American Jazz elements. Tucson’s DJQ aka Enrique García Naranjo kicks off the night with a suave selection of Chicano oldies, cumbias y más. Hosted as always by party chief DJ Logan Dirtyverbs, this edition of El Tambó is the official afterparty for the Los Master Plus concert at the Rialto–– hit both for a non-stop noche gozosa!
Adara Rae is a singer/songwriter from Tucson, AZ. At a young age she has played in multiple festivals and events as well as the world-renowned South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas, as well as playing nearly every local venue her home town has to offer. Welcome her amazing band back from a month long tour this Saturday at Hotel Congress.
Laughing 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. July’s line-up includes Phil Gordon, Alex Kack, and more!
Stand up comedy on the fly! Arizona’s finest comedians put together a show right before your very eyes. Watch as the comedians improvise comedy to audience submitted topics. Hosted by Pauly Casillas and Alex Kack, each show is an original, so each show is worth seeing. We never know what is going to happen!
Rising out of the Austin music scene, Greyhounds, guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell, feature a unique sound that mixes R&B, soul, Funk, and the Bakersfield country of Buck Owens into a style that has been described as “Hall & Oates meets ZZ Top,” and the duos exciting live shows have earned them a large and loyal following. We are exceptionally stoked to welcome them to Tucson!
The NightOwls Now finally, we have the date night band you’ve been looking for. Weren’t planning on going out this night? Wrong! Grab your honey and enjoy live music like they do in movies from the 80’s. Austin’s The NightOwls play the coolest danceable soul music this side of the Mississippi and it’s a sure-fire fun night of music. Check out the video below for a small taste.
The Congress parking lot becomes Surf Central as we celebrate Surf rock with all the trimmings. Featuring four of AZ’s finest surf bands Grave Danger, Shrimp Chaperone, Big Galoot and Arizona’s only all girl surf band, The Surfbroads, we will be twanging the night away. But what would a surf party be without ice cold beer and fish tacos? Have no fear, we will have the beer, and the Cup Cafe will be rolling out a Fish taco stand featuring their…
Sounds of Satellites are bringing their frustrated brand of alternative rock to Club Congress, and joining them are indie rock locals Architecture and Coyote Mustache. Come on down for this awesome free show!
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.
Formed in 2011, Muuy Biien was conceived as a loud, fed-up response to what some would say was a stagnant and uninteresting music scene in the band’s hometown of Athens, GA. Initially the ambient project of lead singer Joshua Evans, Muuy Biien quickly expanded into a full-fledged band. Evans’s hardcore ambitions were fully realized with the addition of guitarists Xander Witt and Robbie Rapp and drummer Jacob Lake.
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)