Join us every Monday on the plaza for Random Acts of Karaoke! The fun starts at 8:30pm and goes till we’ve run out of talent, so come prepared for a night filled with FREE entertaining acoustic karaoke!
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.
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!
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.
Tucson’s favorite neo-soul-jazz-hip hop ensemble is back at Club Congress with their very own monthly residency! They will be playing all night, so stop by for a minute or stay for the whole show – you’ll be blown away no matter what!
Optimist Club is Tucson’s longest running alternative club night! DJs BOB REALLY & Sid the Kid deliver the heavy hitters and house party favorites in the club, while a rotating cast of selectors from the Bank Notes crew soundtrack your smoke break w/ the leftfield, vintage, & cutting edge out on the patio. Photography by Tucson John all night long…. AND OF COURSE, THE DRINK SPECIALS CANNOT BE BEAT: $2 WELLS ALL NIGHT!
Local kraut-rock favorites, The Myrrors, are out on tour and Club Congress is their last stop! Joining them are Ryan Chavira and Cozy Shack, to create a truly transcendental evening.
Join Hotel Congress and Amped Up! Open Mic Night in raising money for Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Young Composer Project! The evening will feature music by Leigh Lesho & The Night Lights, The LoBros, and more! For more information on the Young Composers Project, visit http://www.tucsonsymphony.org/young-composers-project/
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.
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!
New York City’s Unsane assisted in pioneering a more aggressive, less studied version of noise rock, one that blended the scum/art industrial sturm und drang of Foetus, the Swans, Einsturzende Neubauten, and Sonic Youth with a decidedly more straightforward hardcore idiom. The band is bringing their hammering, power-press rhythms, searing Telecaster howls, and distorted vocals that resembled a chainsaw cutting a steel beam to the Club Congress stage and we can’t wait! Supporting them are Plaque Marks from Philadelphia and Sorxe from Phoenix.
Flobots, the alt hip hop duo that brought you the instant-hit “Handlebars” back in 2008, are a band of musicians, time travellers, and speech language mythologists seeking to uncover treasures hidden within songs. They are taking these sentiments on the road with Bang Data, a Latin-infused hip hop group from the Bay Area.
It’s a soul party! Come boogie down with some of our favorite bands doing some of our favorite soul covers! The night features June West, Casey Golden, Miss Lori & the Family Band, and last but not least, Street Blues Family! Get your dancing shoes and come on down!
Vexations is a piece of music written by French composer Erik Satie in 1893. It’s only about a minute long, but Satie left a note at the top of the page suggesting that the piece should be played eight-hundred and forty times in a row. That’s exactly what ChamberLab, Tucson’s only alternative chamber musicians, intend to do. Perform the piece, sponsor a musician to benefit the ACLU, or come watch all of some of the show — this will certainly be a performance to remember!
WTF AF is back with another lineup of incredible local femme talent. The night will feature musical performances from Poppet, Willetta, Weekend Lovers and Language Barrier, as well as exhibitions from Violet Kasser-Pirzadeh (Monsoon Collective founder), Sharon Moon (artist at Black Rose Tattoers), Butt Fuzz, and Julia Kinu with her zine “Your Asian Isn’t Quiet”.
Burger Records-affiliated garage pop outfit Cosmonauts return to Hotel Congress for another face-melter! Catch them on December 5th with support from the one and only, The Resonars!
The sweet young punks of Skating Polly are joining forces with the fresh and edgy Starcrawler for a chiller of winter tour. The two are stopping by in December to bring a punk show that will inspire you to just pick up a guitar, slap on some fuzz, and just do it. Supporting them are The Exbats.
For the last five years, Seb Wildblood has been a key part of the South London club scene via his party and label Church, releasing notable work from the likes of Mall Grab, Project Pablo, Chaos In The CBD, and countless others. Whilst gradually cementing Church’s reputation, the low key, jazz-inclined producer has also been carefully crafting a sound of his own, with recent releases on Coastal Haze and Let’s Play House. We’re thrilled to be celebrating DEAD DAY with him out on the Hotel Congress plaza!
Rock 102.1 KFMA and the Hotel Congress are banding together to bring you the biggest, baddest Christmas show of the year! It’s the Bad Santa Bash, featuring Sick Puppies, LA-by-way-of-Australia’s own hard rock outfit; Charming Liars, a pop-driven alt-rock group from London, and Doll Skin, a punching punk outfit from just around the bend in Phoenix! Come on down and get your naughty Christmas on!
La Chamba comes in from Los Angeles to make their Tucson debut at El Tambó! Joined by Dirtyverbs & the El Tambó DJ’s. FREE 21+
Greyhounds w/ Band of Angels (7pm)
Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party w/ DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent PBR drafts (10pm)
Casa Maria Benefit w/ Luminarios, George Howard Band, & Ceasar Aguire (7pm)
Helms Alee w/ Rodeo Weekend & Brass Tax (8pm)
Elysia Crampton w/ Omeed Norouzi & DJ Dirtyverbs (7pm)
Optimist Club | $2 Wells (10PM)
El Tambo (10pm)
After-Hours w/ DJ Ripdee (12am)
Retro Game Show Night (6pm)
Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)