David Byrne

This Week in Live Music May 14-20

David Byrne, Gloss Weekend, Wye Oak and more live performances to look forward to this week.

Monday, May 14

Mark Davis Trio at The Jazz Estate, 8:30 p.m. ($5) – (2423 N. Murray Ave.)

Tuesday, May 15

David Byrne with Benjamin Clementine at The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m. ($55-$95) – (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club with Pete International Airport at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($26) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Wednesday, May 16

The Dangerous Summer with All Get Out and A Will Away at Cactus Club, 8 p.m. ($16 advance; $20 door) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Thursday, May 17

Gloss Weekend (night one) featuring NO/NO, ((orb)) and Dashcam at Linneman’s Rivewest Inn, 9 p.m. ($10; weekend pass $25) – (1001 E. Locust St.)

Friday, May 18

Wye Oak with Palm at The Back Room @ Colectivo, 8 p.m. (SOLD OUT) – (2211 N. Prospect Ave.)

Sheer Mag with Fury and Red Death at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($12 advance; $14 door) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Saturday, May 19

Pabst Milwaukee Brewery 1 Year Anniversary Street Fest featuring Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Platinum Boys, ZED KENZO, Mary Allen and The Percolators, Ric Wilson, Caroline Smith and No Stress Collective at Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom, 12 p.m. (FREE) – (1037 W. Juneau Ave.)

Gloss Weekend (night three) featuring The Delphines, Rio Turbo, Dirty Dancing & Rex Dancing at Mad Planet, 9 p.m. ($10; weekend pass $25) – (533 E. Center St.)

Sunday, May 20

Joey Bada$$ with Boogie and Buddy and Chuck Strangers at Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. ($25 advance; $27.50 door) – (1032 N. 4th St.)

The Fainting Room (album release) with Derek Pritzl at Company Brewing, 2:30 p.m. ($5) – (735 E. Center St.)



Kevin is a freelance writer residing in Milwaukee. He’s contributed to The Shepherd Express, Third Coast Daily, Pop Matters and the sadly now-defunct A.V. Club Milwaukee. He looks forward to forging a deeper connection with the city’s impressive music scene during his gig as a Music Notes blogger. His talents include music criticism, riding a bicycle, drinking tasty beers and a crafty croquet swing. His weaknesses comprise Jean-Claude Van Damme movies, professional wrestling and his ever-growing record collection. He’s in desperate need to find more physical (and hard drive) space for the exceptional albums Milwaukee musicians keep churning out.