Tucson’s favorite mambo and cumbia-indie/electronic groove-makers are BACK and taking over our Club Congress stage! Joining them are Brian Lopez (of XIXA fame) and Raul Marques (Portugal).
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LA’s experimental dream pop group HOTT MT are bringing their intoxicatingly layered sounds to Club Congress for a killer FREE show. Come on down, get some cheap drinks and hang out for OPTI CLUB afterwards!
A brief primer on The Great Cover-Up: Over the course of three nights, local bands perform 20-minute sets of music by popular performing artists, with an emphasis on keeping secret just who is covering whom until the moment they perform. The proceeds from suggested donations are given to local charitable organizations.
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!
Los Angeles-band Moaning is the abrasive post-punk trio comprised of Sean Solomon, Pascal Stevenson, and Andrew MacKelvie. From the sentimental to catastrophic, hiding meek and introspective lyrics within powerful droning dance songs, the music Moaning makes also gives sonic nods to some of the band’s musical heroes like New Order, Broadcast, and Slowdive. Catch the trio at Club Congress, with support to be announced!
RENDEZVOUS, a collective of friends who have played together in bands both past and present, (Kool Shades, Steff and the Articles, Lucky Devils Band) convene every year to cover some of their favorite artists. Either recreating a song verbatim or doing their own version, RENDEZVOUS’ repertoire spans from jazz to reggae to EDM and will guarantee to get you moving.
Club Congress is thrilled to welcome back Singer-Songwriter, Violinist, and Disibility Activist Gaelynn Lea! Winner of NPR’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, her haunting ambient-inflected compositions and experimental takes on traditional fiddle music have been likened to Joanna Newsom and Karen Dolton, but her unmistakable voice and melodic sensibility is something entirely her own. Don’t miss this one!
Austin’s death metal favorites, Mammoth Grinder, are destroying audiences with their face-paced, punk-laden tracks. Catch them at Club Congress with support from Arizona’s own Gatecreeper and Bloodtrail.
“Slaid Cleaves may be the Americana genre’s most underappreciated songwriter.” With a knack for giving breath to perpetually down-on-their-luck characters on albums like 2000’s excellent Broke Down, the Austin by way of Maine artist evokes writers from GUY CLARK to TOM PETTY, crafting detailed portraits of barflies, drifters and day laborers. Join Club Congress and Rhythm & Roots in co-hosting a master storyteller at 191 Toole!
Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday. Catch them at Club Congress with support from Great Grandpa and The Spook School!
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!
Often compared to James Taylor, folk singer/songwriter David Wilcox’s lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music. Join us at 191 Toole as Club Congress and Rhythm & Roots co-host this Cleveland-born singer-songwriter! Tickets available online or at Rialto Theatre Box Office!
Named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 “Artists You Need to Know,” Los Angeles-based MAGIC GIANT is igniting packed crowds at every stop of its nationwide tour. The trio creates infection music, threading together a musical cartography of alternative, pop, and folk, including orchestral drums, banjo, harmonica, synths, strings, and horns. Catch them at Club Congress with support from The Brevet.
The club is thrilled to welcome back this Texas-based singer-songwriter, whose 21st-century update of classic country’s most cherished ideals – boot-stomping rhythms and take-no-guff lyrics – is rich with sly wisdom.
Greyhounds w/ Band of Angels (7pm)
Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party w/ DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent PBR drafts (10pm)
Casa Maria Benefit w/ Luminarios, George Howard Band, & Ceasar Aguire (7pm)
Helms Alee w/ Rodeo Weekend & Brass Tax (8pm)
Elysia Crampton w/ Omeed Norouzi & DJ Dirtyverbs (7pm)
Optimist Club | $2 Wells (10PM)
El Tambo (10pm)
After-Hours w/ DJ Ripdee (12am)
Retro Game Show Night (6pm)
Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)