Join us for a festive set of Christmas songs and Congregation classics as we team up with Girl Group Chicago all-stars for The Bangers Christmas Party at The Hideout on Saturday 12/23. The Congregation will take the stage at 9PM. $12 tickets can be can be purchased in advance at

We’re excited to be playing a family friendly event at Navy Pier on Saturday, August 5th.

New Album Record Collection Now Available!

Download/Stream Record Collection on Bandcamp, iTunes or Spotify!
Order the vinyl at and/or pick it up at the album release show Saturday, 11/6 at the Hideout in Chicago.cover


New Vinyl for Your “Record Collection”

Our new album “Record Collection” comes out this Friday, 11/6.
Pre-order now at

Join us Saturday, 11/7 at The Hideout as we celebrate the release! Our friends Bassel and the Supernaturals open the show at 9PM. Get tickets in advance at

“Record Collection” Album Release Party

We’re happy to announce the “Record Collection” album release party will be Saturday, November 7th at one of our favorite Chicago venues, The Hideout. Joining us to kick of the celebration will be our friends Bassel and the Supernaturals. We’ll see you there!

Record Collection (the single)

We promised we’d put out some new music this summer. Well, it’s the last day of summer, so here you go!  “Record Collection” is title track from Record Collection our new album coming in November. Play, download, share, enjoy!

P.S. This Friday night, 9/25, we’ll be at 1st Ward/Chop Shop for a 9PM set. We hope to see you there.

Summer is Coming!

We’re looking forward to getting outside this summer. We’ll be kicking things off Memorial Day weekend with a free show at Navy Pier’s Beer Garden on Saturday, 5/23. Additional summer dates include Andersonville Midsommerfest Saturday, 6/13, Oswego Beats & Eats Saturday, 8/29 + more to be added. Stay tuned to our show calendar for all the latest.

We’ll be releasing the some singles from “Record Collection” this summer too!

See ya soon!

The Congregation on BBC TV!

Back in November, a BBC film crew came to Chicago and filmed us performing live at Reggies for an episode of their documentary series “Horizon”. The episode debuted on BBC Two last night, but for our stateside fans we’ve got the web exclusive:


Hey Congregation Nation…we recently finished mixing with Matt DeWine at Pieholden Suite Sound and Record Collection is now in the hands of Carl Saff who is putting the final touches on the masters. The next step in bringing you this new album is pressing vinyl! We need a little help scraping up the dough to pay for this though, so we’re putting on a fundraiser concert at Martyrs on Friday, March 6th. Joining us will be fellow Pieholden alums Antony and the Tramps. DJ Bashert will be keeping things going between sets. Tickets are available now at We hope to see you there! xoxo, The Congregation

Free Show/BBC Documentary Filming!

This Friday, 11/21/14, we are playing a FREE SHOW at Reggies Music Joint. The show is being filmed for a BBC documentary series called Horizon! Come on down to Reggies and join us for the special performance! It’s an EARLY SHOW–the band will play from 8:30PM-9:30PM. Sorry kids its 21 and older only.