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Wed 24 May


w/ Demonyms (Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

Meatbodies, fresh off the release of their latest album, ALICE, are bringing their “heavy-pop” concept to Club Congress, combining heavy metal themes with the catchiness of pop music.

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Dinner and a Show
Thu 25 May

Sunf**ked Farewell Show

w/ GSA, Snackbirdy, & Obscure Meme (Doors at 7pm, FREE, 21+)

Your perfect angel techno witch is venturing to the east coast. Join us for this Bank Notes swan song and wish them a fine farewell!
Stick around after the show for an encore performance from Sunf**ked on the plaza during Optimist Club!


Thu 25 May
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 26 May

Drug Church

w/ Help Me Sleep, Bloodnoise & Sin Luz (Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

New York hardcore punks, Drug Church, are coming to Club Congress for a wild, FREE show. See you there!


Sat 27 May

Rival Shapes EP Release

w/ Architecture and Miss Abysmal (Doors at 7pm, $5, 21+)

Rival Shapes, though in its nascent stages, is a project that represents decades of musical experience between the four core members. They are about to release their second EP, “Pull”, and joining them in the celebration are locals Architecture and Miss Abysmal. See you there!

Dinner and a Show
Sat 27 May


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 28 May

The Time is MEOW!

w/ Cash Lansky, Lenguas Largas, ELIAS and more! (8pm, FREE, 21+)

We’re celebrating the launch of MEOW Magazine, a new magazine about the lifestyles and landscape of the borderlands. And boy do we have an awesome lineup! An art show by Rudy Flores, live T-Shirt printing of limited MEOW shirts by CREAM Design and Print. Live music by Cash Lansky, Lenguas Largas, ELIAS, Lola Torch and Flight 13. And a giant, human-sized cat castle photo booth. Hosted by the lovable lothario, Swerf. Free to the public, because we love you.


Sun 28 May

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!


Mon 29 May

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!


Mon 29 May

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.


Tue 30 May

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!


Tue 30 May

Crown Larks and Mommy Long Legs

w/ Miss Abysmal and Gamma Like Very Ultra (Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

Crown Larks from Chicago are bringing their dreamy noise-scapes to Club Congress, truly complementing the noisy punk of Mommy Long Legs (Seattle). On the local side, we’ve got psychedelic day dreamers, Miss Abysmal, and even more noise (this time full of the best saxophone cacophonies you’ll ever hear) from Gamma Like Very Ultra.


Wed 31 May

Magic Wednesday’s w/ STREET BLUES FAMILY

(Doors at 8PM, FREE, 21+)

Tucson’s favorite neo-soul-jazz-hip hop ensemble is back at Club Congress with their very own monthly residency: MAGIC WEDNESDAYS! Expect a night of musical guest suprises, aural magic and overall good times. See you there!


Fri 2 Jun

Underground Coverage Tour

w/ Bag of Tricks Cat, Justus Samuel, Tommy Will & more! (7pm, $15, 21+)

Respect The Underground and Boost Mobile are proud to present the “Underground Coverage Tour,” which sets out to bring attention to underground artists across the country. Featuring performances from Bag Of Tricks Cat, Justus Samuel, Tommy Will. BRIXX and more!

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Sat 3 Jun

Nina Diaz

w/ See and Birds and Arrows (Doors at 7pm, $8/$10, 21+)

Nina Diaz, lead singer for the San Antonio band Girl in a Coma, has been hailed by NPR as “one of the two or three most exciting, scary-good vocalists in rock today.” Joining her at Club Congress are the terrific Birds and Arrows (Tucson/North Carolina) and See (NY)

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Sun 4 Jun


W/ NORTH and Sweat (DOORS AT 8PM, $10-$12, 21+)

Caveman battle-doom vikings, CONAN, hold a iron-grip command over the uber-synchronized power chord changes and tempo-shifts of the unholy trio of bass, drums and guitar…collectively their plans are clear: they seek nothing less than the crushing of a billion skulls. Get vanquished June 4th at the temple of Club Congress w/ local sludge heroes, NORTH, and frenetic punkers, Sweat, as support.

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Tue 6 Jun

Mr. Kitty

w/ The Rain Within and iamdrugs (Doors at 8pm, FREE, 21+)

Club Congress is going GOTH! Brace yourselves for the enchanting synthwave stylings of Mr. Kitty (TX) and The Rain Within (VA), who will truly bring out your dark side. Supporting them are iamdrugs.


Wed 7 Jun


w/ He Whose Ox Is Gored (Doors at 8pm, $10, 21+)

Doom metal geniuses, Samothrace, are stopping by from Seattle to bring us the heaviest of shows, and joining them are metal friends He Whose Ox Is Gored. $10 to this wild night!

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Wed 7 Jun

Prince’s Birthday Party with DJ PhatSoul

(8pm-12am, FREE, 21+)

We’re celebrating the birthday of His Royal Badness, aka The Purple One aka our beloved, belated PRINCE! DJ PhatSoul will be spinning the hits and projecting hours of Prince videos – we can’t think of a better way to celebrate his birth! The event is FREE – all you need are your dancing shoes, a little of purple, and that loving, grooving spirit!


Thu 8 Jun

An Evening with Mac Powell and Zach Williams

(Doors at 6:30pm, $25-$50, 16+)

Though Third Day continues to go strong, Mac has put together his second collection of country songs. Including collaborations with songwriters such as Darius Rucker, Christian Bush, Chris Stapleton, and country legend, Travis Tritt. The rootsy collection of foot-stompin’, hand clappin’ country tunes is a way for Mac to pay tribute to his early musical inspirations while showcasing some music with a bit more levity than Christian music affords. Come see him perform in the intimate setting of Club Congress!

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