Friday, January 12, 2007

Club Congress hosts annual Wooden Ball - Jan 12-13


This weekend, Club Congress is home to the Wooden Ball, a showcase of local bands performing in a stripped-down semi-acoustic format. This annual event is organized by longtime Tucson musician Chris Holiman (River Roses, 35 Summers, Downtown Saints), and features 17 performances over 2 nights from a broad cross-section of Tucson performers, young and old.

You can catch everything from Tucson legends like Howe Gelb and Al Perry, to desert rockers Greyhound Soul, Creosote, and the Wyatts. From female vocalists like Cathy Rivers, Leila Lopez, and Namoli Brennet, to the fresh new sounds of 5ft2 and Andrew Collberg. Each artist gets 20 minutes to showcase their music, and the stripped-down format allows for quick 10-minute set changes, so there's only short breaks in the flow of the music each evening.

The doors open at 8pm each night for this 21+ event. There's a $6 cover charge per night, or $10 for a 2-night pass.

Friday, January 12th:
9:00 - 5ft2
9:30 - Nowhere Man
10:00 - Leila Lopez
10:30 - Downtown Saints
11:00 - Namoli Brennet
11:30 - Sunday Afternoon
midnight - Luca
12:30 - Howe Gelb & Friends

Saturday, January 13th:
8:30 - Chris Holiman
9:00 - Andrew Collberg
9:30 - Cathy Rivers
10:00 - Little Sisters of the Poor
10:30 - Creosote
11:00 - Loveland
11:30 - The Wyatts
midnight - Greyhound Soul
12:30 - Al Perry

(photos: David Bryan of Loveland, Roscoe Wyatt of the Wyatts at 2006 Wooden Ball)

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