HoCo Fest brings 30+ bands to Hotel Congress this weekend

August 25, 2014


Over 30 bands will rock the stage(s) at HoCo Fest this weekend.

by Brad Poole

It’s been said – and splashed across to top of the Club Congress stage – that music can sooth the savage beast, but this year’s HoCo Fest might do more to wake one.

The birthday bash for the Club at Hotel Congress features a mind-boggling 30-plus bands and DJs stretching across four days and two stages – one in the Club and one on the patio. Hip-hop? Check. Latin? Check. Bluegrass? Check. The music covers a wide swath of tastes that will have pretty much everyone covered. This is the 10th HoCo Fest and Club Congress’ 29th birthday.

The fun starts Thursday with a free, 18-and-over synth-pop/electronica show traveling the nation under the Red Bull banner, and it ends Sunday with a Latin-flavored closer with a heavy local leanings.

And since it’s Labor Day weekend, you don’t have to skip the Sunday night show! Here’s what’s on tap:

CLASSIXX, Superhumanoids, Hustle and Drone, and The Flavr Blue. (8 p.m., free, 18-and-over)

Salvador Duran

Salvador Duran, who will perform with Sergio Mendoza y La Orkestra Sunday night, at HoCo Fest in 2009. 

OUTSIDE – Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, The Soft White Sixties, Ian Moore, Rich Hopkins and the Luminarios
INSIDE – Nik Turner of Hawkwind, Witch Mountain, Hedersleben, Fuzz Evil, Chamber (7 p.m., $15, 21-and-over)

Marvin & the Cloud Wall, Zackey Force Funk, Prom Body, Human Behavior, Best Dog Award, Katterwaul, Mute Swan, Fur Family, Sun Bones, Jess Matsen, DJ BobFelix, PC Party and Sid the Kid (6 p.m., free, 21-and-over)

Sergio Mendoza y La Orkestra, Mexican Institute of Sound, Chicha Dust, Sweet Ghosts, Carloz Arzate & the Kind Souls, and DJ Dirtyverbs (7 p.m., $12/$14, 21-and-over)

Visit the Club Congress website for links to ticket information.