It’s a stacked local showcase at the Hotel Congress this Friday. Wonder-child Jess Matsen kicks the night off solo, followed by experimental punks New Doubt, psych legends Mute Swan, and maximum rock n rollers Prom Body. Altrice will be closing the night out with a freaky dance party. The best part? It’s all FREE.
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. Join us this Saturday for the Mismatch Game.
Join our resident DJs Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, Jalph, & Andrew Shuta for what has become one of Tucson’s funnest Saturday nights. Free entry, $4 Stoli flavors & Maker’s Mark, & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. DO NOT forget your dancing shoes.
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.
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 90 cent PBR Draft Beers (12oz), $2 Wells, and a little Jazzy Jeff & Nirvana. LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999.
Portland’s Guantanamo Baywatch have built their reputation on wrangling up a ribald mishmash of classic surf instrumentation and brash garage rock. On the one hand, you could view this adherence to the rudiments of rock n’ roll as more of an homage than an artistic stride. Yes, the trio owes a hat tip to Dick Dale’s guitar licks and The Sonics’ primitive blown-out strut. But who cares about reference points anyways? You have to see these cats live to truly understand.
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!
Chastity Belt from Walla Walla, Washington happen to be one of the hottest underground bands playing today. We are more than excited to host them for this FREE Wednesday party with our favorite Phoenix gals Numb Bats and local support from Katterwaul. Don’t miss it!
MRCH is an indie electronic trio in the vein of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Phantogram. With thoughtful lyrics, infectious beats and interesting harmonies- they interweave electronic and acoustic elements throughout each song. AZ Central listed them amongst top bands to watch in 2015. Their debut single “Validation” is out now. MRCH is currently on tour.
Opti Club goes FREE this summer. Join us for Optimist Club this Thursday at 9pm and dive into the new drink specials: $2 Session, $3 Rolling Rock tall boys, $3 Stoli, $4 Fireball, AND most importantly, $1 drinks for Opti Club members ONLY 9pm-11pm. Thursdays just got a lot better. #ILLUMINOPTI
Decker returns to Hotel Congress for another Friday night party. This time he is joined by Nashville touring act the Harmaleighs, who we hosted for a fantastic show this past fall, and Keli & the Big Dream will be opening the show up, so don’t be late!
The Melvins will be returning to the road with the continuation of their Hold It In tour, kicking off June 6 in Tucson, AZ. The tour announcement comes as Ipecac Recordings confirms the June 2nd reissue of the Melvins’ 2012 release The Bulls & The Bees and their 2001 release Electroretard all in one package. That June 2nd date will be the CD release, the vinyl will also be coming out through Ipecac on a 2015 date yet to be determined. Buzz, Dale and Jeff Pinkus will be the touring line-up for this run of dates with labelmates Le Butcherettes opening. Le Butcherettes had joined the Melvins on the first leg of the Hold It In tour last year.
The Rocketboys’ sound reflects the Texas landscape from which they hail: vast, yet sparse, desolate, yet rich and abundant. Familiar lyrical themes of romance and love are often eschewed in favor of songs of brotherhood, family, life, and death in the band’s dynamic musical array, from guitar- and keyboard-rich anthems to gentle, ethereal whispers.
Melt-Banana is a Japanese noise rock group founded in 1992 by friends attending Tokyo University of Foreign Language. Their hyperactive music palette draws influences from experimental rock, grindcore, no wave, psychedelic, hardcore punk, and post-punk.
Tom Russell is a master storyteller and Mesabi, his new release for Shout! Factory corrals some of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s most compelling tales to date. A thread runs through its songs, a zigzagging but determinedly solid line that connects the perilous bordertown of Juarez, Mexico to the real and faux glitz of L.A. and the bleak iron range of Minnesota—the Mesabi of the album’s title.
Opti Club goes FREE this summer. Join us for Optimist Club with special guests Jock Club and JS Aurelius of Ascetic House this Thursday at 9pm and dive into the new drink specials: $2 Session, $3 Rolling Rock tall boys, $3 Stoli, $4 Fireball, AND most importantly, $1 drinks for Opti Club members ONLY 9pm-11pm. Thursdays just got a lot better. #ILLUMINOPTI
For sixteen years the Pacific Northwest group Agalloch has defined what it means to combine influences from a variety of musical genres into one brooding, colossal, and cinematic sound that provides the soundtrack to existential themes concerning man, nature, loss, and death.
We have a late night party planned for you this Friday immediately following the early Agalloch concert in the Club. Katterwaul and Headlock take over the stage at 10pm to kickoff their summer tour together. They will be joined by one of Tucson’s favorite DJs, B-Rad. The keyword here is party, don’t miss this free send off!
Its time for the 4th annual UNDERWEAR PARTY!!! You know the drill. Show up in your underwear or get comfortable at the free clothing check. DJS, PILLOW FIGHTS, a PHOTO BOOTH, a HUMAN TERRARIUM, DANCING, DRINKING, HIJINKS… the usual. DONT MISS IT!!!
The Center of Nightlife Downtown
at hotel congress
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.
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 (10am)
S.I.N. Service Industry Night & Club Karaoke (10pm)