Washington DC’s Caustic Casanova is hard rock, but with an arty, literary twist: part sludgy stoner metal, part Talking Heads. See them alongside local headbangers Dayak and Carbon Canyon!
ChamberLab are back for ROUND TWO of string quartets. The group is an alt-classical, D.I.Y. chamber music concert series that prides itself in bringing new concert music to different audiences, in strange venues, and from unlikely sources. Where classical music tends to keep to itself, with its own musicians, its own composers, its own audiences — even its own concert halls — ChamberLab does things differently. Come see for yourself…
Surf Curse is nothing but surf, anything but cursed. Toting music that renders the image of shimmering, over-exposed waves, the idyllic duo are coming to Club Congress! They will be joined by special local guests, to be announced soon!
Experimental soul artist, Nick Hakim, is fresh off the release of his full length debut album, Green Twins, a record whose influences span from Robert Wyatt, Marvin Gaye and Shuggie Otis to Portishead and My Bloody Valentine. Hakim is bringing these diverse sounds to Club Congress for an amazing, one of a kind show. See you there!
Psychedelic doom metal group, Young Hunter, are returning to Club Congress to share the bill with locals Mute Swan and The Myrrors. Together, these three bands will ease you into a state of hypnotic bliss like none other.
Self-proclaimed hi-energy country blues band, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, are coming back to our Big Damn Stage! Get ready for a night of whoopin and hollerin and general good ole timin. See you there!
Over the past 17 years, Brother Ali has earned wide critical acclaim for his deeply personal, socially conscious, and inspiring brand of hip-hop. He is bringing his signature sound to Club Congress fresh off the release of his latest album, Own Light, which pushes listeners to see the true beauty in the world. Supporting him on this tour are Sa-Roc, Last Work (DJ Set) and Sol Messiah. Can’t wait!
The baritone vocal melodies of Anders Rhedin, the LA-based Danish producer known as Dinner, recalls YMO visionaries Ryuichi Sakamoto & Haruomi Hosono as well as 60s and 70s baroque pop. His new album, “New Works,” is out on September 8th on Captured Tracks.
Ben Goldberg (aka Token) is a true wunderkind. Since kicking off his hip hop career at only 17, he has been running the gambit of hip hop blogs and collaborations with the greats. Check out his inventive, youthful energy at Club Congress!
Infectious Austin, TX duo, The Midnight Stroll (ft Aaron Behrens) is making their debut appearance at Club Congress. Catch their pop-infused desert ear worms for free!
Hovvdy (Austin, TX) is a lofi bedroom pop project founded by Charlie Martin and Will Taylor. Together, they create a warm, nostalgic sound that allows listeners to melt into the ether and cast their fears far, far away. Joining them at Club Congress are local shimmery Americana group, Casey Golden Band, and a new local project from Girl Garden.
Austin’s David Ramirez has typically brought his folksy Americana tunes to audiences around the country completely alone. No bandmates, manager or friends would come along for the ride. But now, with his new album “We’re Not Going Anywhere”, he’s hitting the road with a band, to bring the country a fuller, more expansive sound, and we are so excited to be a stop on their trip!
Filled with love, loss and disillusion with the world around him, M.C Taylor set off to write a deeply moving folk album that reminds listeners of the simple joys of life, of the dreams long forgotten. Taylor is travelling the country, playing these songs under the name Hiss Golden Messenger, along with numerous musically-gifted friends. Catch him and his band at Club Congress for a truly magical evening.
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!
Helms Alee are touring off the release of their new album, Stilllicide. And even after 10 years, the band is still continuing their sonic tradition of blending heavy riffs, dark guitar pop, and math rock into songs that are at turns brutal, anthemic, and cerebrally engaging. Catch them at Club Congress in November for the show of a lifetime!
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.
Jake Smith has taken the passion and punch of The White Buffalo’s live shows and created a truly dynamic new album, Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights. He is bringing this alt-country energy to our Club Congress stage and we cannot wait!
Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party (10pm)
w/ DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent PBR drafts
An Evening with Howe Gelb (7pm)
Geeks Who Drink – Pub Quiz (8pm)
Colton House Trio at the Copper Hall (7pm)
Lucky Devils (7pm)
Los Hijos de la Montaña (8:30pm)
Optimist Club (10pm)
Steff & the Articles (7pm)
El Tambo Special (10pm)
After-Hours w/ DJ Ripdee (12am)
Retro Game Show Night (8pm)
Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)
Tight Fright (7pm)
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)