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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, ...
07.18.2013 | | Posted at 11:30 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
We discuss city development issues regularly on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, the A.V. Club's Matt Wild and I, but we're hardly experts on the topic. For this week's episode, we're joined by somebody who is: Urban Milwaukee's Jeramey Jannene, who talks about some of the "black hole" properties that blight Wisconsin Avenue and what the cit...
07.11.2013 | | Posted at 04:00 PM

But that may or may not succeed

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 turn our attention to a bunch of cool proposals for the city and handicap their odds of actually succeeding. Among the projects we're rooting for: plans to resurrect the old Grand Warner and Avalon theaters—wanting to own a theater is the new wa...
07.05.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
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 discuss Saturday's potentially dangerous situation at Summerfest, when huge crowds rushed through the gates without paying, according to multiple social media accounts. Matt suggests a few ways to prevent that from happening again, while I lament ...
06.27.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
In all my years of covering the local music scene, I've never seen anything divide Milwaukee musicians as reliably as the local music stage at Summerfest. As in year's past, this year the stage, now titled the K-Nation/Cascio Interstate Music Stage, will not be paying its performers. Instead, each band will receive a $200 gift card to Cascio. The stage promoters frame this as the best they can do....
06.20.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly roundtable between the station's Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee's Matt Wild and I, we're joined by guest Brian Kramp, who updates us on his new podcasting gig at OnMilwaukee and everything else he's been up to since being let go from FM-102.1's flagship morning show, "Kramp and Adler." We ask him to answer a question he raised in a comedy routin...
06.18.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
On the latest episode of The Disclaimer, WMSE's near-weekly half hour of truth telling with the station's Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee's Matt Wild and I, we dedicate the show to Summerfest, sharing our picks, praises and critiques of this year's massive (and arguably front-loaded) 11-day marathon of music. Which headliners are we most excited to see? And which ones would we prefer the fest...
05.30.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM

Plus: a victory for responsible rap promoting

By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, a near-weekly half hour of debate and chit-chat between WMSE's Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee's Matt Wild and I, we discuss Journal Sentinel art critic Mary Louise Schumacher's recent column about the ceremony surrounding a $350,000 ArtPlace grant to fund a creative bike path in the Harambee neighborhood, and Ald. Nik Kovac's response to her piece. The guys secon...
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...
04.11.2013 | | Posted at 10:30 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
On this week's episode of The Disclaimer, a near-weekly half-hour of opinionated chit-chat between WMSE station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we welcome Wisconsin Area Music Industry president James McMahon, who explains the inner workings of the organization ahead of its annual flagship event, the WAMI Awards, Sunday night at Turner Hall Ballroom...

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