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06.26.2014 | 55 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of judgement with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we parse Summerfest's recent claims that it has taken steps to avoid the kind of crowd-crush situation it saw last year on the night of the great Imagine Dragons/Pretty Lights attendance surge. We can't find much evidence that the festival has actually changed much of anything, but just the fac...
06.11.2014 | 70 days ago | Posted at 04:30 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we dive right into what's been a banner week for Internet outrage. Milwaukee's Nomad Pub has earned widespread criticism from around the web for its plans to host World Cup viewings in an elaborate fake Brazilian "favela"—essentially a slum. We dissect what went wrong with the bar's well-meaning but culturall...
05.29.2014 | 84 days ago | Posted at 01:50 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly exchange with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we dissect a recent Journal Sentinel piece by Piet Levy about the BMO Harris Bradley Center's slow 2013. The arena booked a paltry three concerts last year, though this year it's prepared a much fuller schedule. What accounts for that turn around? Would a mythical new arena help draw more big shows to Milwau...
05.01.2014 | 112 days ago | Posted at 01:00 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 an even more casual than usual episode as part of WMSE's pledge drive, turning the conversation to one of our favorite things to talk about: us. We discuss the origins of the show, what we've tried to do with it over the years, and why, all mock self-importance aside, we think we think ...
04.24.2014 | 118 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of opinions with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we reflect on last weekend's Record Store Day and the annual debates that always seem to circle the promotion. Over at Pitchfork, author David Turner made the argument that music fans who aren't into rock—and particularly indie rock—have been largely shut out from the event, and record store...
04.18.2014 | 125 days ago | Posted at 08:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of opinions with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record editor Matt Wild and I, in the wake of this Monday's big Milwaukee Day celebration, we consider why the city sometimes seems better at marketing itself to itself than to the rest of the world. Why is it that the things we value about the city are so rarely represented...
03.13.2014 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we cover a lot of ground as we talk all things reunions. In the wake of news that Decibully is regrouping for a Milwaukee Day concert, Matt and Ryan suggest some other local bands that they'd like to see get back together. But are bands ever as good the second time around? I explain why I'm burned out on reunio...
03.06.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of hot takes with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we discuss a trio of viral stories with Milwaukee ties. We start with Juiceboxxx's unfortunate live appearance on TMJ4 last week, which is now being widely touted across the Internet as "the worst on-air rap ever." Did the goofy rapper bring shame to the Milwaukee rap scene? Matt makes the case...
03.04.2014 | | Posted at 11:00 AM

The best chili in Milwaukee, as voted by WMSE listeners

By Evan Rytlewski
WMSE expanded its annual Rockabilly Chili fundraiser to the second floor of MSOE's Kern Center this year, but didn't have any trouble filling that extra space. More than 3600 people attended the event on Sunday, raising more than $60,000 and setting a new single-day fundraising record, the station announced.The station has also announced the winners of the chili contest, as voted by attendees:Best...

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