The Blue Rider to play Treefort 2014

Jan 17

Treefort Music Festival, the quickly rising Boise, Idaho event has just rolled out the 2nd artist announcement for this year's lineup. Included are The Blue Rider, who'll be playing alongside such bands as Polica, Built to Spill, RJD2, Dan Deacon, Cody Chesnutt, The Dwarves, Gardens & Villa, and tons of other great bands. For the full line-up, ticket info, and more visit the Treefort Music Festival website.

Kissing Party releases new Christmas EP, shares two new videos

Dec 17

For the past 4 years Kissing Party has released a Christmas-themed single, taking it as an opportunity to gussy up their perfectly crafted two-and-a-half-minute indie-pop songs with holiday bells, chimes, and a healthy dose of Seasonal Affected Disorder. Pretty Lights and You’re Going Everywhere Without Me are this year’s new additions, and each track comes with an accompanying video.

Hot Congress Records Holiday sale!!!

Dec 16

Happy holidays! As a way of saying thanks to all of you as well as cap off an incredible year, we are now offering 20% off all 2013 releases in all formats. This includes albums from Wire Faces, Colfax Speed Queen, Fingers of the Sun, Princess Music, Distant Correspondent, The Blue Rider, Shady Elders, the Fine Gentleman's Club, and The Outfit.

Use coupon code: hc2013

Click here to go to the Hot Congress Records webstore

Sam Tallent, Nathan Lund hitting the road

Nov 29

Sam Tallent and Nathan Lund, aka the Hairiest half of the Fine Gentleman's Club, will be hitting the road for pretty much the entirety of December. The "Naked Apes Comedy Tour" finds the comedians performing at venues in the Midwest, South, and the West Coast over the course of 5 weeks along with fellow Denverites Tobias Livingston and Aaron Urist. Check below for the full schedule.

Shady Elders are featured artist on Marmoset Music this week

Nov 27

We just caught wind that Shady Elders will be working with Marmoset Music, a boutique licensing agency based out of the Pacific Northwest and a place "where many filmmakers and creatives go to find music for their projects." Not only that, the band is a featured artist on the site this week.

Click here to go to read more about this on Marmoset's website

photo credit: Shady Elders live at the Gothic Theatre on Halloween, Oct. 31st 2013 by Joe Hodgson

Announcing: Hot Congress Records Holiday Showcase at the Bluebird Theatre, Friday, December 20th

Nov 5

Hot Congress Records is proud to present a Holiday Showcase at the Bluebird Theatre, featuring performances from Princess Music, Shady Elders, the Blue Rider, Science Partner, and the Fine Gentleman's Club. Beyond being a holiday showcase, it's also a great way to cap a phenomenal year for our young label. With 9 releases, 3 new signings (The Outfit, Distant Correspondent, and Princess Music,) and our first foray into the world of Denver comedy (The Fine Gentleman's Club) 2013 has been the biggest and best year for Hot Congress yet.

Chris Charpentier performing at FEST 12 in Gainesville this weekend

Oct 31

Comedian Chris Charpentier will be headed to Florida this weekend to perform at FEST, the annual punk/hardcore/alt-country festival hosted in Gainesville. This is the 12th year of the independent, multi-day/venue festival and just the third year they've hosted comedy acts. Charpentier's two sets take place Saturday (Nov. 2) and Sunday (Nov. 3) at Rockey's Comedy Showcase. For a full run-down of the bands and comedians performing at this year's FEST, head to their website.

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