We welcome Mesa hardcore heroes The Beautiful Ones down to Tucson for the very first time at Hotel Congress. They are joined by Tucson powerhouses Sex Prisoner, Get A Grip, and Trench for this early, all ages concert. Don’t miss a brutal good time, if you’re late, we can’t wait.
We have a summer special for you tonight on the Hotel Congress plaza. Local pop virtuoso’s TESORO will be performing a stripped down duo set during our weekly Taco Tuesday promotion. Come down and fill up with 2 tacos and 1 Tecate for $5 while enjoying some tasty Latin guitar licks!
We are excited to be hosting Godhunter and Destroyer of Light’s release show and tour kickoff this Wednesday. The two power house sludge acts will be joined by Pop Gestapo and Zachary Reid for this FREE midweek slammer… Don’t miss it!
Join us this Friday as Tucson pop sensation BRYDES take the stage with two awesome touring bands. Joining them will be Western Plaza from Amarillo, TX and LIPS from Brooklyn via New Zealand. Kick off your weekend with a bang at this FREE party in the club!
Not many bands can lay claim to the kind of dramatic career development that the Icelandic band Árstíðir can. Formed in the wake of the 2008 stock market crash, they found themselves catapulted to the top of the Icelandic music charts within six months of their debut, and then forged ahead with their 2010 tour despite a volcanic eruption that stalled global travel.
Brick + Mortar is a two-piece indie pop outfit from Asbury Park, NJ. The duo consists of Brandon Asraf (guitars/vocals/programming) and John Tacon(drums/programming). Best described as controlled chaos, the band combines choppy rhythms, smooth bass lines, tempestuous drumming and honest lyrics, all of which culminates in something that is just as likely to show up on an indie up-and-comers list as it is to show up on a DJ’s playlist – something that is evidenced in the band’s role as a remix magnet for artists such as Baauer. Brick + Mortar is one of the few bands who can conjure up images of both carousels and cocaine, combining dancy with dark and pop with despair.
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.
Some of rock n roll’s finest ladies will be on display this Sunday at the Hotel Congress. We are joined by haunted psych rockers LA Witch and fuzz-punks Death Valley Girls from Los Angeles, as well as Tucson’s own, Burning Palms. You’re not going to want to miss this FREE / 21+ show!
Formed by two members of post-rock band Red Sparowes, Marriages’s sound is leaner than that of the band that spawned it. The group’s debut EP, Kitsune, matched Red Sparowes’ ambiance, but its upcoming debut full-length, Salome, tightens the screws until the band becomes a force all its own. Where Kitsune locked together into a sprawling piece, Salome is composed of concise songs that don’t take away from Marriages’ vast scope.
Philadelphia’s Amanda X return to Hotel Congress for this all ages event. They are joined by fellow Philly rockers, the Spirit of the Beehive and new Tucson band Hikikomori featuring members of Prom Body, Sex Prisoner, and Territory. This is going to be a good one, don’t miss it!
George Watsky is a rapper, writer and performer from San Francisco now living in Los Angeles. A versatile lyricist who switches between silly and serious, technically complex and simply heartfelt, George won the Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam in 2006. Immediate after, George appeared on the final season of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry in 2007 while a himself college Freshman and subsequently performed at over 150 universities across the country.
After a month long stint on the road, Numb Bats are making their final stop of tour at the Hotel Congress… and rightfully so, because we love these gals! Don’t miss your chance to see one of Phoenix’s hottest bands for FREE at this late Friday night rock n roll party.
Over the course of the last 15 years, Rocky Votolato has produced some of the most powerful music to come out of Seattle, an impressive canon anchored by earnest, lyrical songwriting, and delivered in a unique indie-folk-punk style that has evolved out of the Pacific Northwest music scene he was raised in.
Eagles of Death Metal is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, formed in 1998 by best friends Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme. Despite their band name, Eagles of Death Metal is not a death metal band. The story goes that a friend was introducing Josh Homme to the death metal genre.
Man Man is a fearlessly unique band from Philadelphia. The group’s fifth full length album On Oni Pond features an arresting reconstruction of the group’s visionary sound – stripped to its core and rebuilt as something new and compelling yet still very much Man Man. This marked shift is a direct result of an intensive collaboration between the band’s frontman, Honus Honus, and drummer Pow Pow, who has assumed a new-found prominence in the songwriting process, bringing an exhilarating array of new rhythmic ideas to the mix.
The Old 97’s emerged from Dallas twenty years ago at the forefront of a musical movement blending rootsy, country-influenced songwriting with punk rock energy. ‘Most Messed Up’ follows their recent two-volume set, ‘The Grand Theatre,’ which found the band as “lifers writing for keeps,” according to Rolling Stone, and their 2013 EP featuring Waylon Jennings, ‘Old 97’s & Waylon Jennings.’
We are more than excited to welcome Switchfoot frontman and longtime rocker Jon Foreman to the Hotel Congress. Jon is on tour in support of his most recent release “The Wonderlands: Sunlight EP” and thanks to our friends at Transparent Productions, we get to host this intimate performance in the club with special guest Tyson Motsenbocker. Get your tickets now before it is too late, this will sell out!
A musician since the age of 10, for well over 2 decades Joey Cape has been lending his voice, his songwriting skills and his guitar playing and his casual charm to the likes of bands as disparate as Lagwagon, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Bad Astronaut and even to his work as a solo artist. A rock and roll renaissance man, Joey’s a punk, an indie rocker, a troubadour and a shit-kicking cover artist all in one, and he’s been doing it all since before most of us were even born.
Do not miss your chance to catch Brooklyn 8 piece ensemble San Fermin grace the stage at Hotel Congress this Monday. After catapulting into the New York spotlight, the band has toured with acts such as the National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, and The Head and the Heart. Now is your chance to see the group in an intimate setting before they start selling out theaters across America.
Southwest Terror Fest Vol. 4 is here… and the line up is better than ever. Hotel Congress is thrilled to be hosting two of the five festival shows including acts such as Sleep, Bongripper, Thou and The Body, Dropdead, Acid King, and many other brutal legends as well as up and comers. More details and ticket links after the jump.
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 (10:30am)
S.I.N. Service Industry Night & Club Karaoke (10pm)