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10.25.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee's Matt Wild and I, we're joined by NEWaukee executive director Angela Damiani, who clarifies a few things about the urban camping event we discussed last week. Just how, exactly, is the organization putting its $350,000 ArtPlace grant to use? And how will camping on Wisconsin ...
10.10.2013 | | Posted at 03:20 PM

Also: Craft breweries in mild-delay shocker! And: High-priority swings

By Evan Rytlewski
On this week's Disclaimer grab bag, WMSE's Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I tackle a quartet of unrelated topics. In the wake of a number of high-profile show cancellations, we open the show by responding to an infuriating blog post by the singer from Passion Pit justifying canceled concerts. Our takeaway from that piece? Maybe the band shouldn't even bother booking show...
10.03.2013 | | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we visit the corner of Nostalgia and Novelty to tackle the cassette-tape resurgence. Ryan speaks for the masses when he says he hates cassette tapes and they sound like crap, while Matt and I see some merit in them, since they're cheap to produce and di...
09.12.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we tackle a trio of local topics. We open discussing the state of the BMO Harris Pavilion, which opted against hosting stand-alone concerts this fall, and look at some of the challenges Summerfest faces booking that stage going forward. Then Matt talks a...
09.05.2013 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
We spend a lot of time on The Disclaimer—WMSE's weekly crosstalk with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee's Matt Wild and I—taking local media to task for goofy antics or irresponsible reporting. For this week's show, however, we were challenged by a listener to talk about local media and reporters that we feel actually goes a good job—and, to be sure, there are ...
08.22.2013 | | Posted at 12:40 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly grumble fest with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we commemorate Matt's least favorite non-event of the year: the release of Beloit College's annual Mindset List, which draws ridiculous amounts of coverage and web traffic for making not particularly funny generalizations about the generation gap. Wh...
08.19.2013 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Spurred by a couple of conversations about how few forums the city has for blunt cultural criticism, WMSE launched its weekly talk show The Disclaimer last year with no guidelines or any particular long-term vision. To our surprise, the show has received a fairly warm welcome and garnered a lot of feedback. Inspired by that response, WMSE announced today that it is expanding its lineup of mid-day ...
08.08.2013 | | Posted at 11:30 AM

Saluting the greatest flag you never knew existed

By Evan Rytlewski
This Week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we learned that Milwaukee has a flag—and not just any flag, but possibly the greatest flag I have ever seen. It has County Stadium and a menorah on it, as well as a UFO that may or may not be attacking the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower. Unfortunately, ...
08.02.2013 | | Posted at 10:45 AM

Local music in-jokes + beef puns = comic and culinary gold

By Evan Rytlewski
For the last few years, the chefs at Comet Cafe and Honeypie Cafe have created special, limited-time burgers to fundraiser for WMSE. They've come up with some inspired concoctions, including an Atomic Milwaukee Family Burger with Hooks Creamery 5-year aged cheddar, apple compote and Pritzlaff bacon, but this year's benefit-burger menu is their most delightfully high-concept yet. Comet, Honeypie an...

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