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05.09.2013 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's near-weekly klatch between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, I float the theory that indie-rock is in decline, and explain why that might be a good thing. The once-inordinately influential genre no longer dominates conversations around music and culture the way it did in the mid-'00s, as the very term "indie...
03.21.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM

Also: SXSW is dead

By Evan Rytlewski
On this week's music-themed episode of The Disclaimer, WMSE's near-weekly crosstalk between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we discuss a recent OnMilwaukee.com opinion piece encouraging bands to resist playing free shows for "exposure." Do these non-paid gigs really devalue an artists' work, or are they just another part of the dues-paying p...
03.07.2013 | | Posted at 01:30 PM

Also: The WAMIs

By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's near-weekly crosstalk between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we regret two recent blows to black radio: the loss of Milwaukee's WMCS 1290, an important community station, and changes to the Billboard charts that are slowly but surely squeezing out rap and hip-hop from the airwaves in favor of novelty pop ...
09.11.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Muzzle of Bees' Ryan Matteson and WMSE's Ryan Schleicher were kind enough to have me on the 22nd edition of their joint podcast this week. As always, the podcast is a treasure trove of great new music recommendations; this installment features lovely new songs from Dawes, Sea Wolf, David Bazan and Rain Machine, and some of my old personal favorites from Mazzy Star and The Replacements. So check it...
07.28.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Anybody with even a passive interest in the more rootsy, Americana-leaning arm of indie-rock and folk should be checking out the joint podcast between Muzzle of Bees' Ryan Matteson and 91.7 WMSE's Ryan Schleicher. This week's playlist is particularly rich, featuring tracks from Califone, Jason Lytle, Frightened Rabbit, James Blackshaw and the Avett Brothers, and closing with a three-song sampler o...
07.20.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
WMSE continues to roll out the lineup for Radio Summer Camp, its four-day, multi-venue music festival, announcing today the roster for its opening-night show at the Turner Hall Ballroom on Thursday, August 20. It's a clever, generation-spanning bill that includes favorites from the Milwaukee music scene, past and present: Sometime Sweet Susan, Juniper Tar, The Dim Sums and The Trusty Knife. ...
06.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
WMSE this afternoon announced its plans for Radio Summer Camp, a four-day, multi-venue music festival scheduled to begin August 20, teasing it with the line-up for its featured event: � ��We will be slowly unveiling the full club line-up in the coming weeks, but today we are proud to unveil the artists playing the featured event of Radio Summer Camp, The Backyard BBQ. The BBQ will be...
03.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
If like me you missed WMSE's overview of Milwaukee hip-hop last week, WMSE's Web site makes it easy to catch-up. You can download�or podcast, if you prefer that term�the special edition of the station's Tuesday night "Mad Kids" program here. With guests Barry Johnson of the Saturday afternoon "Boogie Bang" and Andre from the Sunday and Monday morning graveyard shifts, DJ Deadbeat played three hour...
12.28.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I've long held a soft spot for singer-songwriters and bands who build unsettling dirges around Nirvana's terse, bluesy chords and slow-burning angst

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12.05.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
With yesterday's announcement that Atomic Records is closing after 24 years resounding as a stark reminder of the hard times ahead for local businesses and Milwaukee institutions, WMSE 91.7 announced today that it will host a half-day pledge marathon on Friday, Dec. 12 to hopefully offset the shortfall from last month's larger pledge drive. Straight from the press release: The featu...

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