This Week in Live Music: May 21-27

Check out the 11 best shows to see this week.

Monday, May 21

Argopelter at Boone & Crockett, 9 p.m. (FREE) – (818 S. Water St.)

Tuesday, May 22

GOSH with Apollo Vermouth and Cairns at Quarters Rock ‘n Roll Palace, 9 p.m. ($5) – (900 E. Center St.)

Wednesday, May 23

Chrome with AKE, Drugs Dragons and DJ Dolls at Cactus Club, 8 p.m. ($15 advance; $20 door) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Thursday, May 24

Parsonsfield at The Back Room @ Colectivo, 8 p.m. ($12 advance; $15 door) – (2211 N. Prospect Ave.)

Shilpa Ray with Red Stuff and Amanda Huff at Company Brewing, 9:30 p.m. ($10 advance; $12 door)

Friday, May 25

Pleasure Thief with The Meatcurtains, Cashfire Sunset and DJ Hype Girl at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($8)  – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Rusty Pelicans with Fortune at Gibraltar, 10 p.m. ($5) – (538 W. National Ave.)

Saturday, May 26

Chris Head & The Honchos, The Cow Ponies and Paladino at Company Brewing, 10 p.m. ($5) –(735 E. Center St.)

The Spits with Sex Scenes (album release), Gallery Night and Brain Bats at Cactus Club, 9 p.m. ($12 advance; $14 door) – (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.)

Sunday, May 27

Rich The Kid with YBN Nahmir, IshDARR, Big Chicken, MT Twins and Mac Hefner at The Riverside Theater, 7:30 p.m. ($59.50-$99.50) – (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Rahsaan Patterson at Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. ($45-$75) – (1032 N. 4th 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.