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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...
02.27.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I are joined by Tarik Moody, the architect of the latest Alverno Presents production, Unlooped Vs. Marvin Gaye. Moody gives some background on his Unlooped electronic music series and explains why he opted to theme this production around Gaye's most contentious album, Here My Dear. We also discuss Gaye's personal demons and feminist respo...
02.20.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly roundtable with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, Matt is in fine form as his offers two takes on Milwaukee's much-hyped new driver service Uber. The first his initial response to some of the hyperbolic excitement surrounding the service, and the second is a reluctant embrace after testing the service and realizing it's actually pretty alright. Is that en...
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...
01.15.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with stations promotions director Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we examine Silk Exotic's latest effort to bring another strip club Downtown. Are the strip club and its supporters exploiting the unpopularity of the rap club 618 Live—and exaggerating the venue's problems with the law—as part of their pitch to potentially take over the loca...
01.07.2014 | | Posted at 11:00 AM

WMSE's biggest fundraiser returns for year 12

By Evan Rytlewski
WMSE's ever-growing Rockabilly Chili fundraiser will return to the Kern Center for a 12th year on Sunday, March 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it's planned some considerable expansions. To reduce crowding, this year the competition, which features more than 50 Milwaukee-area restaurants and caterers, will be held on the first and second floors of the Kern Center. The extra space will be used to add...
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014
 Nearly 40 years after his first paying gig in the city, there may be no more conversationally colorful character and Milwaukee institution than Paul Cebar. Inherent in Cebar’s verbal floridity, however, is the missionary zeal of a musician whose breadth of taste manifests in his own singular
12.12.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, outgoing A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we're celebrating the best Milwaukee music of 2013. We play some of our favorite tracks from Soul Low, Midnight Reruns, Buffalo Gospel, Vic and Gab, Sat. Nite Duets, Paul Cebar and more. (If you missed our individual roundups, here's A.V. Club ...
11.14.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
On this week's exceptionally melancholy episode of The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we contemplate life without the print edition of The Onion and the local A.V. Club, which announced it will close shop next month. That leaves Matt without a job (for now) and the city's arts and music scene with a ...
11.08.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we're joined by Nick Sanborn, a once-prolific contributor to the Milwaukee music scene who has since moved to Raleigh, where he now plays with Megafaun. He's in town for a two-night performance at Alverno College's Pitman Theatre called "Lend Me Your Voice,...

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