Next week we hit The Empty Bottle for the first ever Bottle Hop! We’ll be joined by The Tenders (a 1950s rock & roll cover band featuring our own Dan Wendt on Drums, Charlie Wayne on guitar and Erik Eiseman on sax, as well as members of The Sometimes Family, The Laureates and Warm Ones), Jon Williams & The Chandelier Swingers and DJ Dan Maloney. Music starts at 9PM. We’ll be on ’round midnight.
The Bottle Hop, a pre-xmas sock hop at The Empty Bottle, featuring The Congregation, The Tenders (1950s rock & roll performed by members of Warm Ones, The Laureates, The Sometimes Family and The Congregation), Jon Williams and The Chandelier Swingers (western swing)
and DJ Dan Maloney (spinning vinyl).
Tickets on sale now at emptybottle.com
Seems we’ve been too busy to post
Working on new tunes…plans to record soon.
This week the cities of Evanston, IL and Decatur, IL host us for two FREE, ALL AGES concerts in the park. Bring yo’ kids, bring yo’ wife.
Thursday, July 25th 7:30pm-9pm – The City of Evanston’s annual Food Truck Fest and Starlight Concert comes to Brummel Park with delectable food truck delights and the music of The Congregation.
Saturday, July 27th 7pm-9pm – The Decatur Park District presents Sounds of Summer Concert in the Park: The Congregation at Anne and Al Swartz Pavilion at Hickory Point.
Join us for some summer fun in the Land of Lincoln!
TASTE OF THE CONGREGATION
The warm weather this week has us looking forward to getting outside this summer! We’re excited to be returning to Taste of Chicago to headline the Bud Light Stage on Friday, July 12th. The full lineup for “We’ve Got the Blues” Day is The Congregation (6:20), Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials (5:20), Zora Young (4), Tommy McCracken (2:40), Omar Coleman (1:20) and Mary Lane (12). ALL AGES AND ALL FREE.
The Hideout’s SXSW Send Off Party!
In a few days we’ll be packing up the van to head down to Austin for SXSW 2013. Can’t wait! But before that, we’ll be playing The Hideout’s Annual SXSW Send Off Party, Saturday, March 9th. Doors open at 3PM. We hit at 5:30PM. $10 at the door. Join us for beers, music and good times!
Live from Studio 10!
Tune in to 90.7FM in Chicago or stream it live at www.vocalo.org
CHICAGO MIXTAPE 2-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!
FRIDAY FEBRUARY FIRST
Two and a half years ago we recorded Not for Sleepin’ at West Town Recording–a basement studio in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. The latest release to come out of WTR is The Jordan Year’s “Homemade Hustler”. It’s funky, soulful and provocative. We’re very excited to be joining TJY for their record release show at Subterranean on Friday, February 1st. The lineup also includes The Skinny (instrumental soul, think Booker T & the MGs!) and DJ Intel on the turntables.
Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. Must be 21+ with ID to get in.
Hope to see you at the show!