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Mon 29 Aug
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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 30 Aug
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RETOX

w/ HeWhoseOxIsGored and Silent (7pm, $12/$15, 16+)

Currently consisting of Justin Pearson (The Locust, Head Wound City, All Leather, Swing Kids), Michael Crain (Festival of Dead Deer, Kill the Capulets), Brian Evans, and Keith Hendriksen (Kill the Capulets, Virginia Reed), Retox is marked by a speed and sound that seeks to shatter apathy. Here’s your chance to see the 31G band live at Hotel Congress.

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Thu 1 Sep
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Bank Notes Tape Release Party

w/ grey sweater audio, sunf*cked & løberg acid (Doors at 7pm, Free, 21+)

We’re coming up on nearly eight months of events as Bank Notes and in that time club congress has undoubtably served as our incubator. It seems only fitting then that we would host our very first Cassette Release Party to kick off the annual HOCO Fest this year!

Thu 1 Sep
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HOCO Fest Kickoff Party

ZACKEY FORCE FUNK, COUNT BASS D (8pm-2am, $3 (FREE w/ Opti Card), 21+)

This year, HOCO Fest begins with a massive dance party: bringing together the best electronic and alternative club music Tucson has to offer. At the helm of it all we have Zackey Force Funk—Tucson-raised LA-based Singer, Songwriter, Producer, and Multi-Instrumentalist DJ—taking over Optimist Club, Club Congress’s long-running Weekly Alternative Club Night. Earlier in the evening, Bank Notes—a burgeoning cassette label and weekly DJ residency —will be celebrating the release of their first two records. The annual water balloon fight out on the plaza is just the icing on the cake…

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Fri 2 Sep
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HOCO Fest Day 2

Giant Sand, Buyepongo (Doors at 7pm, Club $8-$10 / Plaza FREE, 21+)

HOCO Fest Day 2 features acts that are quintessentially, undeniably Tucson. In the club we have Giant Sand—the brainchild of Howe Gelb, the undisputed grandparent of Alt-Country /Desert Rock—as well as Gabe Sullivan, one of the Old Pueblo’s most ambitious and prolific talents, and a former protégé of Howe’s, to boot! Outside on the Plaza, Friday Night Resident DJ Logan DirtyVerbs curates another excellent El Tambó—rated consistently as the best dance party by the Tucson Weekly—featuring the talents of Qutiapena, Buyepongo, and Vox Urbana.

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Sat 3 Sep
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HOCO VINYL

(DOORS AT 10AM-4PM, FREE, ALL AGES)

HOCO VINYL is a Record Fair of epic proportions. Taking over both the lobby and the club all afternoon, popular local vendors like Bookmans, Zia Records, Wooden Tooth, Old Paint, and PDQ will peddle their wares alongside local hobbyists and collectors. To set the tone, some of our finest selectors and crate diggers will be DJing for you while you peruse the crates and perhaps enjoy one of our award-winning Bloody Mary’s…

Dinner and a Show
Sat 3 Sep
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HOCO Fest Day 3

w/ The Dusty Chaps, John Coinman (Doors 6pm, Plaza $15/Club FREE, 21+)

HOCO Fest Day 3 was specifically tailored to showcase the best of Tucson musical past and future with two great—if not completely different—showcases. On the plaza, we have The Dusty Chaps, a seminal honky tonk country swing band based in Tucson, Arizona in the 1970s & early 80s. Maybe only Linda Ronstadt eclipses the Dusty Chaps as far as enduring popularity in the Old Pueblo. In the club we have an evening curated by Lando Chill, Tucson’s newest darling and recent signee to indie-rap giant, Mello Music Group. Lando’s last live band performance at Club Congress was legendary; arguably the best-attended release show in HOCO history.

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Sun 4 Sep
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HOCO Fest Day 4 – CLUB STAGE

w/Sergio Mendoza, Brian Lopez, The Pangs, & more (Doors 6pm, $5, 21+)

On HOCO Fest’s 4th and final day, Sergio Mendoza and Camilo Lara host the Club stage with support from Brian Lopez and Y La Bamba. In addition, join us for an evening of free entertainment and BBQing on the plaza presented by Creative Tucson featuring the talents of The Pangs, Jon Rauhouse, and more!

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Sun 4 Sep
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HOCOFEST DAY 4 – Plaza Stage

w/ Jon Rauhouse, The Pangs, & more (Doors 6pm, FREE , 21+)

The free plaza stage hosts a gamut of Arizona musical flavors (and don’t forget legendary Cup BBQ)! We kick off the stage by honoring one of Tucson’s most well regarded musicians: Michael Ronstadt, who passed away on August 7th. The stellar Jon Rauhouse, Marianne Dissard, and The Pangs round out the bill.


FREE SHOW!

Tue 6 Sep
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Matt the Electrician

(Doors at 7pm, Free, 21+)

Despite the name, Matt the Electrician is no longer an electrician, focusing instead on a music career that has spanned the course of two decades, a dozen records, and literally thousands of shows. It’s folk music for a modern age, rooted in lyrics that focus on the realities and challenges of the 21st century as opposed to, say, the old-school thrill of hopping trains. Catch this grounding show at Club Congress, there may or may not be some awesome surprise guests….!


FREE SHOW!

Wed 7 Sep
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M. Crane EP Release

w/ Architecture & Digital Persuasion (Doors at 8pm, Free, 21+)

M. Crane, local indie rock outfit, have created a killer new EP and we’re excited to be celebrating its release at Club Congress! Joining them are indie rock brothers Architecture and Digital Persuasion. It’s going to be one heck of a night!


FREE SHOW!

Thu 8 Sep
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Gothtimist Club

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

Your favorite local club night is BACK Thursday, September 8th with “GOTHTIMIST CLUB”! Tristan/Iseult of Phoenix’s HÄXAN are joining local DJ Plastic Disease to bring you a night of gothic glory. Wear your gothic best and come on down for some incredible DJs and can’t-miss drink specials!


FREE SHOW!

Fri 9 Sep
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Trevor Hall

(Doors at 7pm, $18/$20, 16+)

Trevor Hall’s music – an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae and Sanskrit chanting – echo with the names and teachings of divinities, while maintaining an incredibly and refreshingly universal message. While on the road, Trevor sees the stage as his moving temple, a place where he can share in the experience of his spiritual journey with his audience.

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Sat 10 Sep
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Crystal Radio Release

w/ Parker Smith (Doors at 7pm, $5, 21+)

Local haunted western mystics, Crystal Radio, are releasing a new album, and we’re hosting their celebration! Come join us and opener Parker Smith as we welcome this new creative venture from the beloved group!

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Sun 11 Sep
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Assemblage 23

w/ Alter Der Ruine (Doors at 8pm, $10, 21+)

Assemblage 23 is the brainchild of Seattle-based Tom Shear, who spent a decade on various electronic projects before finding success as a respected EBM act. For live performances he is accompanied by Paul Seegers on keyboards and Michael Jenney on drums.

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Tue 13 Sep
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Amped Up!

(Sign up: 8pm, Start Time: 8:30pm, 21+)

Join us at Hotel Congress for an awesome new open mic experience! From music to stand up to spoken word, if you have something to say or sing- we wanna hear it! Perform on the same stage that many of the greats have played on! Bring your friends down and hang out with other awesome local artists.


FREE SHOW!

Wed 14 Sep
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El Ten Eleven

w/ Mylets (Doors at 8pm, $13/15, 16+)

Dynamic instrumental duo El Ten Eleven return to Hotel Congress for another mind blowing performance. El Ten Eleven has become one of the most entertaining traveling bands in the world today with incredible musicianship and pop sensibilities. Don’t miss them rock the club with Mylets at this all ages show!

Buy Tickets Dinner and a Show
Thu 15 Sep
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Jared & the Mill

w/ Edison and Drew Cooper (Doors at 6:30pm, $10/$12, 16+)

Prescott’s Jared & the Mill return to Hotel Congress for this early Thursday performance. They will be joined by fresh indie act Edison for this all ages show, get down here and enjoy these special songwriters.

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Sat 17 Sep
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Born & Brewed: Tucsons 5th Annual Beer Cup

$25-$50, $15DD, 21+

The 5th Annual Born & Brewed Celebration at The Hotel Congress. Who will take claim to Tucson’s Beer Cup in 2016? Find out with us on September 17.

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Sat 17 Sep
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MAC SABBATH

w/ Sugar Stains and Fish Karma (Doors at 7pm, $15, 21+)

Club Congress is honored to welcome back MAC SABBATH!
…MAC SABBATH is exactly what it sounds like: a McDonald’s-themed Black Sabbath tribute band!
Join us for an evening of what the band themselves have coined “Drive Thru Metal,” you won’t soon forget it!

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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 (7pm)
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)