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the disclaimer
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

The MAM addition, a "controversial" Pizzle track, and a festival on hiatus

This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're celebrating a rare victory for critics. After the Milwaukee Art Museum revealed the design for its proposed addition last month, critics including Urban Milwaukee’s Tom Bamb...
onerepublic summerfest 2014 tour
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Though he’s not a natural born public figure like Pharrell or Timbaland, songwriter and producer Ryan Tedder is quietly one of the most successful pop architects of this young millennium. He’s crafted massive singles for Beyoncé (“Halo”), Kelly Clarkson (“Already Gone”) and Leona Lewis (“Bleeding Love”), but some of his biggest hits he’s saved for his own band, OneRepublic.
body futures
On Music
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Made up of veterans from IfIHadAHiFi, White Wrench Conservatory, The Five Mod Four and Everybody at Midnight, Milwaukee math rockers Body Futures have logged countless live shows over the last couple of years, but save for some demos they haven't offered much in the way of record material. That'll change this August when they release their Shane Hochstetler-produced full-length debut Brand New ...
On Music
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Pizzle became the latest in an ever growing line of rappers to offer his spin on Tyga/Game/Lil Durk/Nicki Minaj/Meek Mill/Lil Herb's "Chiraq" today with his latest track, "#Kilwaukee," and unlike most of the remixes and freestyles of the track cluttering the Internet, this one uses an original beat, courtesy of Elusive Orkestra producer Derelle Rideout. It's a triumph of brevity, clocking a swift ...