Since starting in 2008, Mondo Lucha has brought high-flying wrestling action, burlesque dancers, and live music to its annual Turner Hall showcase. Along the way, the variety show has managed work with renowned pro wrestlers, sell out numerous shows, and become a must-attend Milwaukee event. Just how big has Mondo Lucha! become? This year’s 10th Anniversary Spectacular sold out within a month of being announced, despite there being absolutely zero information about who’d be wrestling and who would be playing. Even without any details, the show sells itself.
Though organizers still have some secrets about the world-class athletes that will be entering the ring at Turner Hall on Friday, September 7, Mondo Lucha! just decided to leak its musical guest. Past performers have included The Fatty Acids, Rio Turbo, Tigernite, Body Futures, and many more. As impressive as its musicians typically are, this year’s Mondo Lucha performer takes the cake. Those fortunate enough to get tickets to the 10th Anniversary Spectacular will get to see Supergroup, a 10-piece all-star band of musicians with ties to some of Milwaukee and the Midwest’s most notable acts.
Produced by Dan Didier (The Promise Ring, Maritime, Dramatic Lovers), Supergroup boasts current and former members of such acts as The Promise Ring, Braid, Hey Mercedes, The Benjamins, Maritime, Whips, Platinum Boys, The Celebrated Workingman, The Fatty Acids, Rio Turbo, Tigernite, and more. The separate singers will front a portion of the set, which consists of “unforgettable” covers. You now officially have another reason to be excited for this year’s Mondo Lucha!
Dan Didier — The Promise Ring, Maritime, Dramatic Lovers
Todd Bell — Braid, Hey Mercedes
Dan Hinz — The Benjamins, Hello, Face, Maritime
Joey Turbo — Rio Turbo, Platinum Boys
Ashley Smith — Whips
Mark Waldoch — The Celebrated Workingman
Eric Arsnow — Devils Teeth, Tigernite
Jon Hanusa — Devils Teeth
Cole Quamme — The Fatty Acids
Brett Schwandt — Ceilishrine, Drawback