Lou Rebecca has mastered the art of sophistication in pop music. With a background in piano, guitar and ballet, Lou not only writes her own songs and performs many of the instruments on her record, she also takes full control of every aspect of her persona including choreography and directing her own music videos. Her debut EP on the lauded Austin electronic label, Holodeck ranges from dance anthems to tender ballads. Don’t miss her alongside labelmates, Missions for an evening showcasing some of the best electronic coming out of Austin, TX.
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 DJs soundtrack your smoke break with fresh hits on le plaza. Come for the $3 wells and party pics, stay for the music, dancing, and good vibes!
Sundust Road are “Tucson Honkabilly” — rich harmonies, stripped- down percussion, upright bass, and Bakersfield-esque guitar deliver a unique take on Americana that blends the genres of classic country, rockabilly, western swing, and honky-tonk with a desert flair all their own. Joining them on our plaza stage for the Spring Concert Series is Freddy Parish, with his slick old-timey country rhythms.
The Unday was born with a more serious intent to pursue originally inspired compositions that push the boundaries of genre. Their music carves out a unique journey, exploring themes of impermanence, gleaned not only by the name, “The Unday,” but by the surprising twists and turns within and between songs. The rock quartet will be supported by locals Lowlife and Douglas Beat Market. Come on down!
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 Family Fuss – this is definitely not your grandma’s game show!
Get into the cowboy spirit with the Tucsonics Western Swing Band. The band plays its way from the origins of early fiddle and dance hall bands to chart topping hits of the 1930s and ‘40s, featuring the legendary music of Bob Wills, Tex Williams, Spade Cooley and Merle Haggard, as well as the not-so-famous works of Jimmy Bryant, Johnny Gimble, Milton Brown, Tommy Duncan and Speedy West. Featuring Nick Coventry on fiddle, Fred Hayes on drums, Evan Dane on bass, Matt Mitchell on guitar, and Alvin Blane on guitar, steel and more. Grab a partner, put on your boots and come on down and dance!
Join our resident DJs Bob Really and Sid the Kid for what has become one of Tucson’s funnest Saturday nights with killer drink specials & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. Bring your dancing shoes.
Imarhan, meaning ‘the ones I care about’, started out around 2008, a loose collection of friends who began to play together. Their music reflects their cultural and generational background; dry guitar riffs, pop melodies and pan-African rhythms which draw on traditional Tuareg music, African ballads and the modern pop and rock the band heard growing up. Catch them making their debut appearance on the Club Congress stage with support from Tucson’s own krautrock masters, The Myrrors!
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 $1 wells from 9-11pm, $3 wells after, $4 Dos Equis, 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 every Monday on the plaza for Random Acts of Karaoke! The fun starts at 9pm and goes till we’ve run out of talent, so come prepared for a night filled with FREE entertaining acoustic karaoke!
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!
Covenant, based in Sweden, was born in 1986 out of the new wave of electronic music spreading through Europe and the US. Informed largely by ground-breaking bands like Kraftwerk, The Human League, Depeche Mode, Front 242 and Nitzer Ebb, the group gained notoriety throughout the next 30 years, releasing a total of nine studio albums – theyre most recent, titled “Blinding Dark”, appeared on shelves in November of 2016. Catch them at Club Congress with support from The Shift (members of Alter Der Ruine and Ensphere) and Tristan/Iseult.
The Washington band, Moondoggies, have been around for years but early on got lumped in with the woodsy folk-rock/Americana movement that sprung up in the Pacific Northwest in the 2000s. With their new album, A Love Sleeps Deep, the core Moondoggies sound becomes rock in the more classical sense–more Pink Floyd than Woody Guthrie. The band is bringing their fresh sound on the road. Catch them rolling through Club Congress with local support from Louise Le Hir!
Garage punkers, Man Hands, are making the long and arduous trek down from Phoenix to share their excitement about their upcoming THIRD album release! Joining them in the celebration are local punk mainstays, Lenguas Largas, and schizophrenic rockers, Krab Legz.
Five cumbia bands from across the US-Mexico borderlands meet in Tucson to play together for the first time! Two stages host discussion, irresistible rhythm, and dancing for this landmark celebration of our region’s music. Catch landmark performances from Chicha Dust, La Diabla and more, each with their own variations of cumbia. These young artists are bringing this ancestral expression of mestizaje into the 21st century in vibrant, exciting ways.
The Agave Heritage Fiesta 10th annual signature event showcases all things agave, including presentations by Gary Nabhan and friends, over 30 agave spirits, an agave cocktail showdown, and an Agave 101 Seminar. Enjoy live music, agave spirit tastings, agave art, and other goods produced or inspired by the agave plant!
Self-described “death disco” outfit, Paper Foxes, are popping in from Phoenix to bring their pop-driven melodies and post-punk style to our stage! Joining them are local rock group, M. Crane, and El Paso/Juarez rockers, Fools Like Me.
Featuring 10 performances from some of the best dance groups around, X Fest aims to create a new energy mixing the Dance World with the Club World. This event is free and 21+.
It’s hard to believe the Montreal duo’s breakthrough album “Wait to Pleasure” came out five years ago, maybe because few bands have rekindled late-80s shoegaze so memorably since. Their forthcoming EP, a collaborative effort with Sonic Boom, contains four glistening tracks that dance along the lines of electronica, trip-hop and experimental noise. See them alongside some of Tucson’s finest shoegaze experimentalists. Mute Swan, for FREE.
Random Acts of Karaoke (9pm)
Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party w/ DJ Sid the Kid (10pm)
Geeks Who Drink (8pm)
Live Music Wednesdays (8pm)
Optimist Club (10PM)
El Tambo (10pm on the plaza)
After-Hours w/ DJ Ripdee (12am in the club)
Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)
Ynot Karaoke (10pm)