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.
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!!!
A Forest Of Arms is the sixth album from Tony Dekker’s Great Lake Swimmers and the follow up to 2012’s New Wild Everywhere. With a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars, Dekker and band mates have pushed their sound significantly, creating some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded.
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.
Griffin House was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio. His father worked in a tire shop and his mother helped place children with foster families. In high school, the athletically gifted House landed a role in a musical and was surprised to learn that he had a natural talent for singing. House bought his first guitar for $100 from a friend, turned down a golf scholarship to Ohio University and instead went to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and started to teach himself how to play the guitar and write songs.
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.
Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and the author of the book, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself, which became an instant New York Times Bestseller in April 2013. Her debut Netflix Original Comedy Special I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) is now available for streaming on Netflix worldwide.
Formerly known as K.i.D, rapper Kyle Harvey first got into hip hop at the age of 10 when he heard an Ol’ Dirty Bastard song on the radio. Ten years later, the Cali-raised entertainer is rising in the ranks of rap’s underground, mostly known for his song “Hey Now.” With four mixtapes under his belt, the young emcee recently released his freshman LP Beautiful Losers, led by the single “Keep It Real.”
Human Behavior is a dark, folk orchestra from Tucson, AZ. The group has established themselves as one of Southern Arizona’s hardest working bands with various releases and tours since the forming in 2011. Originally a solo project of Andres Parada, the band has transformed into a 6-10 piece symphony with haunting melodies and lyrics. Instruments range from accordion to deer antlers and guitars to televisions.
The Dirty Bourbon River Show returns to Hotel Congress to co-headline a Friday night party with Tucson’s very own Sweet Ghosts, featuring Ryan Alfred of Calexico and his lovely counterpart, Katherine Byrnes. Two-Door Hatchback will be opening up this special evening, don’t miss your chance to see some great bands for FREE!
BUY TICKETS NOW! Get ready for a smoke out during the Smokin’ Showdown at Hotel Congress. The inaugural battle features seven local restaurants on the quest to show you that they have the best brisket barbecue in Southern Arizona. With this sear comes beer provided by Pueblo Vida and all ticket proceeds benefit Steele Children’s Research Center. Join us from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 27 on the plaza for this heated baja broil! Participating Restaurants: Chillin n’ Grillin BBQ Edge Catering Rusty…
Join us this Sunday evening for an intimate acoustic performance from Tempe’s own, the Summer Set. The highly acclaimed pop outfit will be making a special trip down to Tucson with support from Nick Santino. Get your tickets now before it’s too late!
The Appleseed Cast is a band from Lawrence, KS. They formed in 1997, and released the first album in 1998. They have since released seven albums, including Illumination Ritual in April of 2013. They will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of the acclaimed album “Mare Vitalis” on this summer tour, don’t miss it.
Heavy music, like heavy food, is best consumed voraciously and without much thought. But the McGenius behind Mac Sabbath is that they obviously put a lot of thought and skill into their quirky musical cookery, which roasts greasy fast-food corporations as much as it pays tribute to the pummeling rock of Ozzy and Sabbath.
The threads of our past never unravel, they hover like invisible webs, occasionally glistening due to a sly angle of the sun. On Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson reflects on relationships: airy, humid longing, loss, the geometry of desire that occurs when three people align. Where Nielson addressed the pain of being alone on II, Multi-Love takes on the complications of being together.
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)