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 Sassword – this is definitely not your grandma’s game show!
Reveille Men’s Chorus, Tucson’s internationally recognized men’s chorus, is entering its 23rd year of changing lives through music. What began in 1995 as a gay men’s community chorus with an array of singers has grown, transitioned and taken flight into a community institution of seasoned performers with an added public health focus on HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention. On August 13th, come hang out with the Reveille guys at Club Congress for cocktails, karaoke, and information about joining! See you there!
With the magic of loop pedals and collaborative imaginations, Family Mansion creates an energetic, original and dynamic sound, while remaining a true duo. Experience their aural magic at Club Congress, with opening performances from The Wanda Junes (Tucson), Storming the Beaches With Logos in Hand (Santa Fe) and Ex-Cowboy (Tucson).
“Eerily familiar and yet unlike anything you’ve ever heard, the style of Saint Augustine has been described as a blend of shoegaze, dream-pop, metal and indie rock. Joining Saint Augustine and bringing their psychedelic vibe will be Silver Cloud Express along with the genre-jumping Still Life Telescope.”
Jake Osher, more popularly known as Jayceeoh, is a Los Angeles based Producer/DJ and world-renowned turntablist. In 2014, Jayceeoh gathered support from the likes of A-Trak, Diplo, Bassnectar, Borgore, The Bloody Beetroots, MAKJ, and TJR, to name just a few. Catch him at Club Congress for the party of the year!
Instrumental metal standard bearers, Pelican, have put our their first album in four years and are setting out on tour. Joining them is Inter Arma, a band that creates hauntingly beautiful and mystical portraits of humanity through their music, as well as Spirit Adrift, one of Phoenix’s best heavy metal bands.
Kickin off this A/C Party by bringing X-Coast to the West Coast! Keeping the party nice and cold with our new A/C. Now we’re the oldest and the coldest! Come join X-Coast as he brings some of our favorite 90’s sounds with his own flare of exciting rave vibes.
Rhythm and Roots Concert Series is bringing LA’s French-Chinese-American songwriter, Jessica Fichot, back to Club Congress! Accompanied by her accordion, toy piano, and fiery band, Fichot draws from her multi-ethnic heritage to create an intoxicating multilingual fusion of French chanson, 1940s Shanghai jazz, gypsy swing and international folk. She will be joined by some very special guests to create a truly magical evening. See you there!
HOCO Fest – held annually at the historic Hotel Congress in the heart of downtown Tucson – will be marking its 12th year by establishing itself as a truly international destination event. Featuring a vanguard, genre-spanning musical lineup, guest lecturers and producer workshops, vintage clothing and vinyl record fairs, free regional liquor tastings, specialized menus from acclaimed local restaurants, and a series of wild experimental after parties amid Arizona’s majestic desert day breaks, HOCO Fest 2017 strives to celebrate everything that makes the culture of the borderlands so important.
Grieves, one of Chicago’s most innovative hip hop artists, is fueled by a childhood love of jazz and blues, and a later appreciate for all things hip hop. The result? A unique blend of refreshing horns, guitars, and keyboard driven production, wrapped up in a smooth, subtle package.
This ain’t no wig wearing bunch of weekend warriors. Black Sabbitch have since been selling out shows and wowing even the most difficult to please Sabbath fanatics. So make way for these fierce females as they make their way from LA to Tucson!
The Colton House Trio consists of three remarkable national talents. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Brashear, National Flatpicking Guitar Champion, Peter McLaughlin, and Grammy-award winning bassist and producer, Todd Phillips. Together, the three create a timeless sound that will leave you in bewilderment of the true talent onstage!
Its been 23 years since the Toadies started playing rock music in Fort Worth, Texas, but even the band will admit that the road they’ve taken over that lengthy period of time has been anything but smooth. Through lineup changes, shelved albums, member departures, band break-ups, one-off reunions and full-on reformations, the Toadies are an act that has experienced nearly everything — except, perhaps, the freedom to grow as they choose. On July 31, the Toadies will release their fifth full-length album — a disc fittingly called Play.Rock.Music., because, perhaps for the first time in their career, the band feels capable of unapologetically doing just that.
It’s been nearly four years since multi-instrumentalist polymath Dent May has graced our stage. He’s been quite busy since then, picking up and moving away from his life-long home in Mississippi to try out Southern California. His new album, “Across the Multiverse,” is emblematic of this geographic shift in focus, taking cues from the seminal west coast sounds of Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, and Harry Nilsson.
Max Frost’s high school and college years were fueled by Adderall. It’s no secret, especially since he’s named his latest colorful pop album after the addictive pill and is calling his tour the “A.D.D Tour”. Club Congress is a stop on Frost’s reflective journey, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of it! Come catch his addictive tunes LIVE and brace yourselves for a wild night!
After wrapping up a series of big festival dates this summer, Alt country popsmiths Pinegove will be visiting the Ole Pueblo this fall during a North American tour with charming lo-fi acts Florist and Lomelda. Their debut album, Cardinal—with its yearning vocals and uplifting choruses—was a surprise hit upon its release last year in stark contrast to the glitzy pop and heavy rock pervading the indie landscape. Recommended to fans of Wilco, Built to Spill, and those latter-day Fleetwood Mac records!
The Garden, physically, are OC, California twins Wyatt and Fletcher Shears who bring a wild energy to their performances. The Garden, musically, cannot be defined. While maintaining their avant garde roots, they play with different styles of expression, ranging anywhere from subtle electronic to jagged post-punk. The brothers are now touring around their latest album, Vada Vada, which exemplifies this idea — Vada Vada representing total freedom of expression without boundaries or guidelines of any sort. Catch them at Club Congress, supported by Playboy Manbaby, colorful, campy group from Phoenix, AZ. See you there!
Todd Rittmann made his name with US Maple, a band that was criminally underrated when they first broke onto the scene with their landmark 1995 album, “Long Hair in Three Stages,” who’s angular guitar riffs went on to undeniably influence EVERYTHING that happened in indie rock in the decades that followed. Rittmann’s new band Dead Rider has shown that his inventive guitar work, seconded only by the taut musicianship of The Jesus Lizard’s Duane Denison, can still get us into a groove. Their new album, “Crew Licks,” is out soon on the incomparable Drag City Records.
Dark-pop chillwave duo XYLØ are coming to Club Congress on their first ever headline tour. They will be sure to entrance you with their mysterious energy, come prepared!
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!
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 (7:30pm)
OPTI CLUB Dance Party (10pm)
Tom Walbank on the Plaza (7pm)
DJ Dirtyverbs on the Plaza (10pm)
Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)
w/ DJs Sid the Kid, BOBFelix
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)
S.I.N. Service Industry Night & Club Karaoke (10pm)