GLOSS WEEKEND 2: Full line-up announced + weekend tickets now available

Following a successful inaugural weekend-long event last spring to commemorate the cassette label’s first year in business, Gloss Records decided to bring “Gloss Weekend” back for a second year. From May 19-21, a total of 15 bands will play three shows, and the label will host a free Sunday night after party as well.

Today, Gloss put weekend passes on sale for what’s being billed as “Gloss Weekend 2” for $25. The passes—limited to just 100 wristbands—guarantee entry to all three shows (and $5 savings overall) and a free cassette compilation that features acts on Gloss’ roster. Here’s who’s playing.

Friday, May 19 at Cactus Club, 9 p.m.

The Fatty Acids
Rio Turbo
Sex Scenes
Marielle Allschwang

Saturday, May 20 at Jazz Gallery, 4 p.m. (all ages)

Soul Low
Lorde Fredd33
Soup Moat

Saturday, May 20 at Riverwest Public House, 9 p.m.

Foreign Goods
Surgeons in Heat
Hello Death
Iron Pizza

Sunday, May 21 at High Dive (free after party), 9 p.m.

Gloss co-founders Harrison Colby and Joe Peterson spinning records

All Gloss cassettes will be marked down to $5 (from $6) and records will be $10 (usually $15). May 19 will also mark the release of NO/NO’s new EP, which will also be available for the reduced rate of $5. Last year’s weekend passes sold out, so act fast.

Marielle Allschwang “Aquarium” Video/LP Release Party

Marielle Allschwang’s voice has been described as “a timeless instrument, full of sadness, beauty, and independence, rooted in the fertile ground of Americana but twisted into the wilding sky of the avant-garde” (Matt Wild, Milwaukee Record). In her performances, she “[commands] the stage with hushed intensity” (Evan Rytlewski, Shepherd Express).

Gloss Records released Allschwang’s debut album, Dead Not Done, on cassette in 2015; it was featured on year-end “Best Albums of Milwaukee” lists by Milwaukee Record, Shepherd Express, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and lauded for its “Lynchian beauty and grace” (Matt Wild, Milwaukee Record).

Marielle Allschwang has teamed up with filmmaker/animator Heather Hass to produce a video for “Aquarium.” Combining esoteric, female-centric imagery, intricate set design, and obsessive rotoscope and cinemagraph techniques, Hass, Allschwang, and their team of collaborators are thrilled to present a strange and beautiful new creation at Anodyne on December 9th.

Last but not least, we welcome the epically talented Klassik as our special guest to open the show.

(Note: Vinyl is currently only available if you come to the show)

Foreign Goods - “Stay in Yo Lane ”


In anticipation of Foreign Goods‘ first release on Gloss Records, here is taste of the 3 song live EP set to come out on Tuesday, Sept. 13th. The first single, “Stay in Yo Lane,” is a James Brown-esque cautionary tale to mind your own f***king biz.  Enjoy.