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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...
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...
03.28.2013 | | Posted at 12:40 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
On this week's episode of The Disclaimer, a near-weekly half-hour of truth-telling and debate between WMSE station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we discuss a loaded Daniel Bice column from last week that revealed Summerfest's CEO Don Smiley makes more money than you'd expect (and apparently a lot more money than even some Summerfest board member...
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...
03.14.2013 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
On this week's especially fiery 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 dedicate our full 30 minutes to Monday's Envisioning the Seen panel at the Pabst Theater. The discussion encouraged a dozen city leaders to think big about ways to improve the city, but did any actionable ideas c...
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 ...
03.01.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
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, Matt takes over the reins while Ryan is out sick, leading an interview with Anna-Marie Opgenorth of Historic Milwaukee and Andy Nelson of the Pabst Theater Foundation. The guests explain the upcoming "Envisioning the Seen" event at the Pabst The...
02.14.2013 | | Posted at 08:45 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
On this week's cheerfully bitter 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 riff on the Valentine's Day-friendly theme of disappointments. We kick off the show by eulogizing The Celebrated Workingman, the Milwaukee band that announced their crushing break up this week, then turn our att...
01.31.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
On this week's wide-ranging 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 consider a recent Journal Sentinel editorial that contended "too many of us like Milwaukee just the way it is," and concluded that, yeah, that's about right. Then we turn the discussion to a contentious OnMilwaukee p...
01.17.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Almost every Wednesday at noon, WMSE’s Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee's Matt Wild and I spend a half hour cracking each other (and probably nobody else) up while discussing Milwaukee, music, arts and culture on a show called The Disclaimer. On this week's episode, we made the most of some low-hanging fruit, spit-balling ideas about The Shops of Grand Avenue, then we gave some props to the ...

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