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10.30.2014 | 36 hours ago | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crossfire with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're joined by Jordan Lee (AKA DJ Madhatter), who previews what he explains on paper should be the most boring event you've ever attended: the Miltown Beat Down. Of course, in execution the event is anything but boring. Over the last nine-years the producer battle series has hyped crowds while helping to b...
10.23.2014 | 8 days ago | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly rap session with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're taking a look at the state of album reviews. Many major labels are doing away with the long-standing practice of sending out early review copies of albums to critics. Is that a sign that they no longer view album reviews as an effective promotional strategy? And how do readers engage with record rev...
10.16.2014 | 15 days ago | Posted at 08:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record editor Matt Wild and I, we're joined by Testa Rosa's Betty Strigens, curator of this week's "Smith Uncovered" Alverno Presents program. Along with her bandmate Damian Strigens, she previews the event, sharing her perspective on Patti Smith and testifying to the singer/songwriter/poet's creative longevity. Then ...
10.09.2014 | 22 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of opinions with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we examine the state of film making in Milwaukee. The city produces plenty of short films (usually of the experimental variety), but what's holding it back from producing more feature films? And while we're on the subject of film, Matt ponders how (or if) the Milwaukee Film Festival could improv...
09.26.2014 | 35 days ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're questioning the wisdom of a prominently displayed billboard touting Milwaukee's arts scene with a photo of six white, middle-aged men in charge of the city's largest live-entertainment institutions. This isn't the image of the city we want to project, is it? Then we talk about one of the limitations holdi...
09.19.2014 | 42 days ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, Ryan once again feels like the only sane person in the room as we discuss public funding for sports arenas. We launch the conversation by examining a wonderfully detailed piece from Milwaukee Magazine's Matt Hrodey about how county tax dollars are being spent (with very little scrutiny) to keep Miller Park stat...
09.11.2014 | 50 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly cultural talk show with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're joined by Alverno Presents Director David Ravel, who previews Saturday's free Global Union world music festival in Humboldt Park. He shares the unique back stories behind this year's headliners, explains Global Union's booking philosophy, and joins us in a conversation about what, if anything...
09.04.2014 | 57 days ago | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE’s weekly half hour of opinions with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we offer one of our favorite annual traditions: our fall concert preview. Typically autumn is the most concert-rich time of the year in Milwaukee, yet this fall we’re less excited about the concert lineup than usual. Despite plenty of good shows and a few notably big ones, there are only a h...
08.28.2014 | 64 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM

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By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee's Yellow Phone Music Conference returns for another lineup of panel discussions and local-music showcases next weekend, so this week on The Disclaimer—WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I—we consider Yellow Phone's mission and efficacy. Has the conference succeeded in helping bands navigate a changing music economy? Is it worth the money for aspiring career music...
08.22.2014 | 70 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Earlier this month, Milwaukee was surprised by the news that Journal Communications plans to merge with Cincinnati-based E.W. Scripps, then essentially split off into two separate entities, with newspaper operations remaining here in Milwaukee and broadcast operations moving to Cincinnati. The deal was spun as a win-win that would strengthen the Journal Sentinel in the long run, but is it? This we...

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