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Thu 30 Mar
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Gringo Star

w/ Mute Swan and The GayBoys (Doors at 7pm, FREE, 21+)

Gringo Star are insouciant explorers, tossing the paddles overboard and drifting on the currents of their lackadaisical curiosity across a rippling sonic ocean, out to the far edges of rock & roll. We are so stoked to host them at Club Congress! Joining these echo-slathered, doo-wop-indebted indie gems are local shoegaze favorites, Mute Swan, and local psych wizards, The GayBoys. See you there!


FREE SHOW!

Thu 30 Mar
Optimist Club

Optimist Club

(10pm-2am, $3 or FREE W/ OPTI CARD, 21+)

Get your weekend started right at our weekly Optimist Club! Take advantage of our killer drink specials and then stick around to dance your souls away. We’ve got solid music in every corner: in the club, resident DJs Andrew Shuta and Bob Really are spicing things up with the best house, electronic and hip hop music around, and on the plaza, Bank Notes are cooling things down with their wicked left-field electronic jams. Drink, dance, repeat next week, because once…

Fri 31 Mar
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El Tambó Fest! Música Tropical in the Borderlands

w/ La Misa Negra, Vox Urbana and more! (Doors at 7pm, $10, 21+)

Join us for a celebration of música tropical & cultura in the borderlands. We’re packing two stages with 3 bands and 7 DJ’s, all from Tucson / NYC / Oakland / Austin. It will certainly be a night to remember!

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Sat 1 Apr
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The Go Rounds

LIVE ON THE PLAZA w/ Kevin Pakulis Band (Doors at 7pm, FREE, 21+)

We are continuing our Spring Concert Series with The Go Rounds, Kalamazoo’s favorite quartet! Enjoy the Kevin Pakulis Band’s opening set and then be blown away by The Go Rounds’ catchy musical landscapes. Free entry!


FREE SHOW!

Sat 1 Apr
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SATURDAZE Dance Party

w/ DJ Bob Really, Sid the Kid, & Andrew Shuta ($3, 10pm, 21+)

Join our resident DJs Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, & Andrew Shuta for what has become one of Tucson’s funnest Saturday nights. $4 Stoli flavors & Maker’s Mark, & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. Bring your dancing shoes.

Sun 2 Apr
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1912 Beer Dinner

Hotel Congress Presents: 1912 Beer Dinner The Hotel Congress and 1912 Brewing Company are coming together this April to bring you a dinner to remember. Executive Chef Anthony Coluci has prepared four amazing courses which mirror and pair perfectly with the unique and remarkable brews of 1912 Brewing Company.

Sun 2 Apr
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Ynot Late Night Karaoke

(10pm, FREE, 21+)

Ynot Karaoke is hands down Tucson’s largest karaoke company providing the largest song selection and best quality karaoke equipment. You can join them here at the Hotel Congress every Sunday from 10pm-2am for FREE. Cap off your weekend the right way, singing with your friends!


FREE SHOW!

Mon 3 Apr
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Paper Kites

(Doors at 7pm, $15-$17, All Ages)

Melbourne, Australia’s The Paper Kites are coming to Club Congress and we could not be more excited. Their wispy indie melodies are sure to blow you away!

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Mon 3 Apr
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Random Acts of Karaoke

Starts at 8:30, Free

Join us every Monday on the plaza for Random Acts of Karaoke! The fun starts at 8:30pm and goes till we’ve run out of talent, so come prepared for a night filled with FREE entertaining acoustic karaoke!


FREE SHOW!

Mon 3 Apr
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Monday House Party

w/ DJ Sid the Kid (10pm-2am, FREE, 21+)

Retrolution, the longest running dance night in the history of Tucson featuring all your favorite hits of the 80’s, is finally being dragged, kicking in screaming, into the 90’s. We hope to ease the way with $0.80 wells – 9pm-10pm, $0.90 wells – 10pm-11pm, $2 wells (until 1am), $3 Beer and a Shot “Special” (PBR can/well shot), and a little Jazzy Jeff & Nirvana. Don’t Worry, DJ Sid the Kid will throw in the occasional New Order or Prince hit to help smooth the transition. LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999.


FREE SHOW!

Tue 4 Apr
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PIE (A Tribute to Cake)

w/ Rezonators (Doors at 7:30pm, $5, 21+)

PIE (a tribute to CAKE) is a fresh slice of Tucson musicians who have joined together for the love of the funky jams of Cake. The hits, the deep cuts – all will be performed for your Cake obsessed pleasure. Whether you’ve always wanted to see these songs live or you’ve always wanted to see a Cake cover band called PIE live, there is something for everyone to love.

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Tue 4 Apr
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Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz

(8pm, FREE on the Plaza, 21+)

Geeks Who Drink is a Denver-based company that hosts Bar Trivia at over 300 pubs and restaurants in 25 states. Our quiz is a collective effort of dozens of quizmasters, writers, fact-checkers, graphic designers and artists. Join us every Tuesday at Hotel Congress for 8 rounds of madness and flaunt your pop-culture knowledge for a chance at tons of great prizes!


FREE SHOW!

Wed 5 Apr
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Terry Malts

w/ Business of Dreams (Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

LA weirdo rockers Terry Malts are coming to Club Congress and bringing their brother music-maker, Business of Dreams, with them. FREE tunes on this great night!


FREE SHOW!

Thu 6 Apr
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The Answers Are Not What They Seem: A Twin Peaks Quiz

(Doors at 4pm, 21+)

Is all that you really need a clean place, reasonably priced? Are you still waiting for that gum you like to come back in Style? Does your log have something to tell us? If so, let Diane know you’re on your way to The Answers are Not What They Seem: A Twin Peaks Quiz! We’re getting psyched up for the new season, so we’re bringing you our first ever theme quiz on the David Lynch TV series.


FREE SHOW!

Thu 6 Apr
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Palmbomen II

w/ Rough Idol, sunfucked, GSA & Otis Otis (10pm, free, 21+)

Los Angeles-via-Holland acid house wunderkind, Palmbomen II is taking over Bank Notes Optimist Club out on le plaza for the TUCSON NOISE SYMPOSIUM.

This is sure to be a rightious homie party w/ support from Bank Notes crew members Jim Colby, Jasper Avery, Otis Reed Baldwin, and Michael Hayes all trading time on the decks as well as live sets from Rough Idol, Sunfucked, and grey sweater audio!


FREE SHOW!

Fri 7 Apr
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Gaby Moreno

(Doors at 7PM, $10-$12, 21+)

Since moving to Los Angeles from her native Guatemala, singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno has achieved remarkable success as a musician. She has been nominated for an Emmy and won a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist for her latest record. We are honored to be hosting her on the Club Congress stage!

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Sat 8 Apr
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Retro Game Show Night – Sassword

(Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm; event ends at 9:30pm)

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!

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Sat 8 Apr
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LIVE ON THE PLAZA w/ Birds and Arrows (doors at 7pm, FREE, 21+)

Tucson Native led Los Angeles 80’s punk pop act, 222, is joining our Spring Concert Series, and they are sure to impress! Supporting them are Birds and Arrows, a North Carolina bred indie-Americana duo that now resides in Tucson. We can’t wait to share these gems with you!


FREE SHOW!

Sun 9 Apr
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Scott H. Biram

w/ Jesse Dayton (Doors at 8pm, $10-$12, 21+)

The self proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ successfully, and sometimes violently, lashes together blues, hillbilly and country precariously into raucous punk and godless metal. Years of non-stop touring have honed his assault to a fine edge; and we couldn’t be more stoked to host his talents at Club Congress!

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Tue 11 Apr
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Froth

w/ POW! (Doors at 7pm, $10/$12, 16+)

LA’s Froth are bringing their delicately beautiful melodies and intricately arranged instrumentals to Club Congress and we could not be more excited! $10 advance, $12 day of for this excellent show!

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Club Nights

Monday
90s House Party (10pm)
w/ DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent PBR drafts

Tuesday
Geeks Who Drink – Trivia Night (8pm)
AMPED UP! Open Mic (8pm)
or
The Switch Comedy (8pm)

Wednesday
Live Music!

Thursday
Salvador Duran on the Plaza (7:30pm)
OPTI CLUB Dance Party (10pm)

Friday
Live Music!
Tom Walbank on the Plaza (7pm)
DJ Dirtyverbs on the Plaza (10pm)

Saturday
Saturdaze – FREE Dance Party (10pm)
w/ DJs Sid the Kid, BOBFelix, Andrew Shuta, & Jalph

Sunday
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)
S.I.N. Service Industry Night & Club Karaoke (10pm)