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the disclaimer
On Music
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013
We spend a lot of time on The Disclaimer—WMSE's weekly crosstalk with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee's Matt Wild and I—taking local media to task for goofy antics or irresponsible reporting. For this week's show, however, we were challenged by a listener to talk about local media and reporters that we feel actually goes a good job—and, to be sure, there are ...
Local Music
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
 As a general rule, college bands are not built to last. Most break up quickly, as band members’ interests drift or other commitments get in the way; only the most dedicated last much past graduation, when day jobs
yellow phone
On Music
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

New this year: Free showcase shows

The organizers of Yellow Phone Music Conference are the first to admit that the business of music isn’t as interesting or rewarding as the actual art of music. Fun or not, though, it is important, especially for musicians looking to get paid for (or even make a living doing) their craft, which is why they founded the Milwaukee music conference three years ago.

“Basically, what we’re...
rusty ps
On Music
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
The Rusty Ps aren't as active as they used to be, but then again, very few Milwaukee acts are as active as The Rusty Ps used to be. Lest anybody think the veteran hip-hop duo has thrown in the towel, though, Dope Folks Records posted a new single from the group this afternoon, and it's...
concertina
On Music
Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
Gun politics were always going to be the elephant in the room after Andy Kochanski, owner of Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall, shot and killed a robbery suspect at his bar earlier this month, but for a while there seemed to be no need to dwell on them. In the aftermath of the shooting, neighbors of all political beliefs rallied around Kochanski, praising him for protecting his patrons and
mic
On Music
Monday, Aug. 19, 2013
Spurred by a couple of conversations about how few forums the city has for blunt cultural criticism, WMSE launched its weekly talk show The Disclaimer last year with no guidelines or any particular long-term vision. To our surprise, the show has received a fairly warm welcome and garnered a lot of feedback. Inspired by that response, WMSE announced today that it is expanding its lineup of mid-day ...