Evoking emotions that you thought had long passed – the feeling of your first cigarette, or the way you feel listening to a worn vinyl as it warmly crackles against the sound of a summer night – The Congress is naturally compared to many names and styles of years gone by. But drawing such comparisons is, in many respects, a misguided endeavor. Misguided not because you'd be wrong, but because you'd be missing the beautiful point – The Congress are a natural evolution of more than 60 years of purely American music. With a spirit rooted just south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and now calling Denver – "The Queen City of the West" – their home, they've got enough soul, grit, and have spent enough time in the woodshed and on the road to call them pretty much whatever you want. But whatever words you think you need to describe their contribution to the American music tradition – save your breath. The Congress plays Rock & Roll.

"...recently knocked the socks off JamBase Associate Editor Dennis Cook when they played San Francisco, evoking everything from Wilco to Little Feat to Weezer and still sounding like very much their own band the whole damn time" - JamBase.com

"Harry Nilsson meets Blood Sweat & Tears at Randy Newman's House." - Vintage Guitar Magazine

"Solid rock and roll mixed with some Southern R&B and finished with a little psychadelic improv. That's Denver-based band The Congress' recipe for a good time." - Vail Daily

"The intrinsic harmony between the members is evident on their debut EP. The group's self-titled seven-track disc, recorded at Macy Sound Studios, encompasses vintage R&B textures, Appalachian harmonies and free-form psychedelic solos." - Denver Westword

"The Congress has established itself as a passionate, soulful live act, with rich, stirring songs" - Denver Post

"These Virginia boys turned Coloradoans are cold-blooded assassins of song and soul." - Colorado Music Buzz

"You can't really understand until you see them live... to hear art this good, to experience such a series of incredible moments is not something you forget...Their self-titled album is phenomenal, and each track blows me away." – Magazine 33

Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons CD RELEASE PARTY

Local groove-funk outfit Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons have been filling dance floors in Jackson Hole and throughout the west coast for over two years and are excited to announce the release of their first full length album! After a year in the making SPSW has compiled a work of booty-shakin' original material and can't wait to share their funky tunes with the world. Known for raucous dance parties and a funky good time Sneaky Pete and The Secret Weapons are going all out for this special album release party. With lots of surprises in the works and large cast of Secret Weapons to fill the stage, this dance party will be one you don't want to miss! Doors open at 8:00pm with an art showing featuring local Jackson artists and DJ Cut la Whut in the lobby. The groovy dance party kicks off at 10:00pm and tickets include a free copy of the album!

$10.00 - $12.00

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The Congress with Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons CD RELEASE PARTY

Friday, July 12 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM at Pink Garter Theatre