On February 3rd, the San Francisco based band Two Gallants are set to release their 5th studio album, “We Are Undone”, on ATO Records. The captivating guitar-drum duo will be touring in support of the record and we are more than excited to be hosting them at the Hotel Congress!
El Tambó returns to bring another FREE tropical dance party to the Hotel Congress Plaza! Two more amazing bands from Cali make their Tucson debuts: YANGA and EL HARU KUROI. Plus the crowd favorite DJ MUSA makes her return from Phoenix and EL DIRTYVERBS ties it all together. If you were at the last El Tambó party on the plaza, you know the vibe is like nothing else in town: puro baile sabroso! Cumbia, Afro-Colombian, reggaeton, dancehall y más! Note the 8pm start time: arrive early, don’t miss these amazing acts!
PRISS is the sexy alter ego of the greatest band of all time and these girls will rock and roll you all night long! Don’t let the name fool you, their seductive costumes and explosive stage show will leave you hotter than hell. All admission proceeds from this show will benefit Satori School in Tucson.
willis earl beal Watch/Listen Willis Earl Beal’s story is the stuff of legend: born and raised in Chicago, Beal was “discovered” by FOUND Magazine publisher/This American Life contributor Davy Rothbart while he was living semi-homeless in Albuquerque, NM, a period which found Beal posting fliers and self-portraits around town with his personal phone number, seeking friends. Beal left his CDRs and zines in coffee shops and the like, simply hoping to connect. And connect, he did: Beal’s boundless imagination and…
Please join us for Tucson’s Church of Beethoven (X), “Lit City with Fox, et cetera,” an evening of soundscapes and erasures with violinist Samantha Bounkeua, cellist Michael Simmons, and poet Joni Wallace. Some special ghosts are expected to join us: Ravel, the Oppenheimers, Heidegger, and Hank.
From touring insatiably and writing the main title theme to Robert Rodriguez’s hit TV series, Matador, Fayuca, stands strong in both the SouthWest and now across the country; they continue to shift the reggae/rock mold and emerge as a ground-breaking World Music performing artist. Since 2005, the band has had numerous career highlights including an MTV Launch of “Por Que Seguir” and multiple features on popular TV networks including FOX, CBS and Univision.
John Coinman makes a rare Tucson appearance at the historic Hotel Congress on Friday, May 22nd. John Coinman is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter who was born and raised on the Northeastern plains of New Mexico. He’s released 5 solo CDs, had numerous songs featured in films, and collaborated with many artists and writers including John Densmore of The Doors.
Join us this Friday as we welcome Burning Palms home from tour with special guests Them Are Us Too (SF), Sleep Money (Phx), and Cobra Family Picnic. Doors open at 9:30pm for this FREE late night party!
Tesoro beautifully and adeptly mixes the diverse styles of puro flamenco, rumba, cumbia, Latin pop and rock along with a perfect measure of funk and blues – all the while incorporating its signature powerful rhythms into infectiously heartfelt, unforgettably passionate, romantically catchy tunes.
Springtime in Tucson means great weather for outdoor performances! This week we have residents Kaia Chesney and Billy Sedlmayr for your dinnertime entertainment needs. Don’t miss this FREE display of talent and beauty on the Hotel Congress Plaza!
The Original Southern California Punk/Surf Power Trio, Agent Orange, is one of only a handful of bands who have been continually active since the earliest days of the West Coast Punk Scene. We are happy to welcome these legends to Club Congress for an all ages show this Wednesday.
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.
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.
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 Burning Palms. Don’t miss it!
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.
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.
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.
Formed in Rohnert Park, California, the band originally formed as Violent World until later changing the name to Ceremony. In 2005, the band released the EP Ruined on Malfunction Records. This release was followed by their critically acclaimed first full-length album, Violence Violence, which included a re-recorded version of the Ruined EP.
Seven-string guitar master Charlie Hunter has been playing with drummer Scott Amendola since the 1990s, when they were two-thirds of the acclaimed jam-band-meets-jazz Charlie Hunter Trio. Following up on their duo release Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead, the two just released Pucker, a lean and sinewy session marked by fierce grooves, caressing melodies, and startlingly intuitive interplay.
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)