Beach Slang

This Week in Live Music: May 15-21

Beach Slang opens for Jimmy Eat World at the Rave on Friday, May 19. And local label Gloss Records hosts a 15-band showcase party this weekend.

Monday, May 15

Anthony Ruptak with Pretty Beggar and Party Marty at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($7) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Tuesday, May 16

The 1975 with Pale Waves and Colouring at The Rave, 7:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Wednesday, May 17

Caleb Hawley with Aryk Crowder at Cactus Club, 10 p.m. ($8 advance; $10 door) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Thursday, May 18

Travis Scott with Khalid at The Rave, 8 p.m. (SOLD OUT) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Friday, May 19

Jimmy Eat World with Beach Slang at The Rave, 8 p.m. ($26.50-$31.50) – (2401 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Gloss Weekend 2 (night one) featuring The Fatty Acids, Rio Turbo, Sex Scenes, Marielle Allschwang and Dashcam at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($10) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Paul Oakenfold at Site 1A, 9 p.m. ($25) – (231 E. Buffalo St.)

Saturday, May 20

Gloss Weekend 2 (daytime show) featuring Soul Low, Lorde Fredd33, Piles, Soup Moat, D’Amato at Jazz Gallery, 4 p.m. ($10) – (926 E. Center St.)

Gloss Weekend 2 (nighttime show) featuring Foreign Goods, NO/NO, Surgeons in Heat, Hello Death and Iron Pizza at Riverwest Public House, 9 p.m. ($10) – (815 E. Locust St.)

Mutt (vinyl release) with Stereoactive at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, 9 p.m. ($12) – (1001 E. Locust St.)

Sunday, May 21

Lee DeWyze with Kathryn Dean at Shank Hall, 8 p.m. ($15-$50) – (1434 N. Farwell Ave.)



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.