The club is thrilled to welcome back two Texas-based favorites: Blues-rock mainstay Ian Moore and the boot-stomping rhythms of country revivalist Whitney Rose!
Protomartyr are bringing their dystopian blend of post-punk back to the Club Congress stage to pull you into the depths of their existential crisis one jarring riff at a time. Supporting them are Shame of South London.
If this isn’t a local supershow, we don’t know what is. Sweet Ghosts (the duo of Katherine Byrnes and Ryan Alfred) is playing their first full band show in two years with brand new music off of their upcoming record “An Endless Blue”. The full band lineup features Ben Nisbet (Katie Haverly & the Aviary) and Gabriel Sullivan (XIXA, Giant Sand), and Winston Watson (Giant Sand, XIXA). On top of that, Amor Deluxe, Tucson’s favorite Parisian, Gabriel Naim Amor’s new band, will be playing material from his upcoming all original instrumental album “Moments Before”. The band features Thøger Lund (Giant Sand), Ben Degain and Ben Nisbet. Catch both of these Tucson institutions performing their new material live at Club Congress on March 8th!
Blank Range are a contemporary rock n roll band based out of Nashville, TN. They have shared the stage with the likes of The Mountain Goats, Spoon, Drive-By Truckers, Houndmouth, Wild Reeds and so many more, giving them a polished live presence that truly evokes the emotion in their songs. Catch them at Club Congress performing their debut album, Marooned with the Treasure.
With touches of Sufijan Stevens, Dirty Projectors, Women, Deerhoof, and other angular indie rock progenitors, Phili-based Palm prove there is still some experimentation left in the electric guitar. Self-proclaimed DJ Rashad fans unencumbered by the nostalgia that pervades many of their contemporaries, Palm is making genuinely new guitar music: something easier said than done in the year 2017.
Tucson’s favorite neo-soul-jazz-hip hop ensemble is back at Club Congress with their very own monthly residency! They will be playing all night, so stop by for a minute or stay for the whole show – you’ll be blown away no matter what!
Shoreline Mafia are one of the hottest up & coming rap crews out of Los Angeles over the course of the last year. Catch them tearing up the stage at Club Congress!
Join us Saturday, March 17th for a Hotel McCongress St. Patrick’s Day celebration hosted by local legend Frank Powers! Enjoy live music from Bastard Sons of Patrick, food and drink specials, our annual Great Guinness toast, and a chance to win $200 in REAL gold!
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 Hollywood(ish) Squares – this is definitely not your grandma’s game show!
Lucy Dacus is done thinking small. Two years after her 2016 debut, No Burden, won her unanimous acclaim as one of rock’s most promising new voices, Dacus returns on March 2 with Historian, a remarkably assured 10-track statement of intent. It finds her unafraid to take on the big questions — the life-or-death reckonings, and the ones that just feel that way. It’s a record full of bracing realizations, tearful declarations and moments of hard-won peace, expressed in lyrics that feel destined for countless yearbook quotes and first tattoos.
Pearl Charles’ newest release, Sleepless Dreamer, finds her soulful, often sultry voice gliding through songs tinged with cosmic Americana, a little disco, some classic rock & roll, and a whole lot of that smooth AM gold. Passion, psychedelics and heartbreak inform the highs and lows she rides through the album. Catch her performing songs from the album at Club Congress with support from Psychotic Reaction, a psychedelic punk band heavily rooted in blues, 60’s garage rock and psychedelia, 77 punk, surf rock, proto-punk/metal.
For a band that was randomly conceived at a drag show in 2014, Brooklyn’s Acid Dad take their craft pretty seriously. Don’t miss their dynamic psych-punk stylings alongside LA DIY mainstays No Parents and local slacker-rock revivalist, Jeff Lownsbury.
Foxx Bodies, Tucson’s favorite locally-grown-now-LA-based punk rock outfit, is ending their spring tour in Tucson! It’s a been a while since we’ve seen them, but we’re sure they’ll blow the roof off the club as per usual! Joining them are Lucille Petty (of Logan and Lucille) and Rabbit Snare.
High Up mixes elements of indie, punk and soul, drawing from a wide variety of influences- from Janis Joplin, Sam Cooke, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins to Dead Kennedys and The Birthday Party. Whispertown blend Americana with folk and tinges of country to create a subtle and endearing sound. The two bands are touring together in support of their respective new albums.
LA-via-Tucson wierdo-rap trio Injury Reserve are having a homecoming. They make vibrant, jazzy hip-hop that seems to incorporate every genre of music you could dig up on the internet, from punk to grime to EDM. Join them and a host of Tucson-affiliates for the turn up.
Seattle-based post-hardcore grungers are FINALLY gracing us with their presence after an unfortunate cancellation last year! Joining them is Atlanta noise-rockers, Wh**es for an evening of crushingly heavy tones and sludgy riffs.
“Yung Gravy,” “Lil Steamer,” “Mr. Clean,” “Mr. Butter,” or “The Young Steve Harvey.” Whatever you want to call him, the Wisconsin rapper has taken the internet by storm since he started releasing music in 2016. Despite his formidable success, Gravy remained faceless on the internet until Oct 20, 2017 when he uploaded his first music video. Some remarkable trademarks of his astounding opus include: Various holiday themes, references to several well-known singers and athletes such as, George Michael, Scottie Pippen, Steve Harvey, e.t.c. and Yung Gravy’s vocal tone bearing resemblance to that of the late Frank Sinatra. Most importantly, his music is FUN, and we couldn’t be more hyped to welcome him to the club stage.
There’s a whole world contained within Yamantaka // Sonic Titan. They’re a Noh-Wave prog collective, a black-and-white (and sometimes red) theatre company, an operatic psych cult, and the speculative prophets of humanity’s impending doom. Above it all, though, they’re a thunderous rock band, and on their upcoming third album, DIRT, they’re the heaviest they’ve ever been.
Moonwalks dwell deep within the Detroit underground and DIY scene playing everywhere from smoky dive bars to wild house parties in dilapidated and decaying old mansions. And now, they’re making their way to Club Congress! Join them as they woo you with their indie Siberian psychedelic space rock!
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.
Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party w/ DJ Sid the Kid (10pm)
Mammoth Grinder w/ Gatecreeper & Bloodtrail (8pm)
Mardi Gras (6pm)
Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby (7:30pm)
Optimist Club (10pm)
Big Business (7pm)
El Tambo (10pm on the plaza)
After-Hours w/ DJ Ripdee (12am in the club)
Dent May (7pm)
Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)
Kimya Dawson w/ AJJ (7pm)
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)