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03.26.2014 | 126 days ago | Posted at 06:19 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly culture roundtable with the station's Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record's Matt Wild and I, we're being buzzkills about a grassroots effort to bring Pabst Blue Ribbon home to Milwaukee. The feel-good campaign has attracted plenty of media coverage, but is it remotely feasible? Are a few thousand digital signatures and the promise of symbolic stock enough t...
03.18.2014 | 134 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM

Milwaukee acts critique MilwaukeeHome's inaugural Austin experiment

By Evan Rytlewski
In the lead up to this year’s South by South Music festival in Austin, MilwaukeeHome’s plans to premiere a daylong stage spotlighting more than two dozen Milwaukee acts were invariably described with one of two words: “ambitious” or “overambitious,” depending on how any given commentator viewed the stage’s chances of success. And indeed last Wednesday there were signs that the Milwau...
02.19.2014 | | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
MilwaukeeHome’s ambitious crowd-funding campaign to send 25 Milwaukee acts to Austin’s South By Southwest music festival fell far short of its goal, raising just $4,120 of the $20,000 it sought, the Milwaukee Business Journal reported this week. To make up some of that difference, the group is seeking additional sponsors and throwing fundraisers, including a Friday event at Oak Bar in the Thir...
02.05.2014 | | Posted at 05:50 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Next month 25 Milwaukee artists will head down to Austin to play a Milwaukee-themed stage at the South By Southwest music festival. On this week's episode of The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're joined by one of the Milwaukee artists organizing that stage, rapper Ray Nitti ("Bow"!), and another who will be performing SXSW for the first time as part o...
01.21.2014 | | Posted at 11:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Remember how Milwaukee more or less sat out Austin's South By Southwest music festival last year? Well this year it's making good in epic fashion. More than two dozen acts from the Milwaukee area will play the festival as part of a showcase organized by Milwaukeehome, including Boy Blue, Temple, The Championship, Hugh Bob and the Hustle, Soul Low, Midnight Reruns, Vic and Gab and a murderers' row ...

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