For the past four years, Gloss Records has been responsible for producing and promoting some of the finest groups and artists Milwaukee has to offer. The small-run vinyl and cassette label has worked with everyone from NO/NO and Dashcam to Lorde Fredd33 and Marielle Allschwang. Now, for the third year in a row, Gloss is celebrating its stacked roster with the equally stacked Gloss Weekend.

From May 17-20, a total of 15 performances will be hosted at four Riverwest clubs (Linneman’s, Club Timbuktu, High Dive, Mad Planet). There’ll also be plenty of DJs (Dripsweat, Luxi, Luvseat, Uncle JBYRD), food and drink specials, merchandise, a ticketed raffle, AND a “surprise reunion of one of Milwaukee’s most renowned bands of the 2010s.” (It’s The Delphines.)

Festival wristbands are $25, and are available now either online or at High Dive. Wristbands come with a free Gloss Weekend comp tape featuring unreleased singles from Gloss artists. Day-of tickets, meanwhile, are $10.

Thursday, May 17: Linneman’s
NO/NO
(ORB)
Dashcam
Storm Chaser

Friday, May 18: Club Timbuktu
Lorde Fredd33
Soup Moat
Sex Scenes

Saturday, May 19: High Dive
Surgeons In Heat
Wet Piss (Chicago)

Saturday, May 19: Mad Planet
The Delphines
Rio Turbo
Dirty Dancing
Rex Everything

Sunday, May 20: High Dive (After-Party)
Moon Rats
Gnarly Davidson (Kansas)

About The Author

Matt Wild
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In his spare time, Matt Wild enjoys collecting 8-bit Nintendo games (emulation is for creeps) and fondly remembering the time Milwaukee weatherman Vince Condella caused a stir at his Catholic grade school by showing up with an earring. He lives on Milwaukee's East Side.