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03.26.2014 | 24 days ago | Posted at 06:19 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly culture roundtable with the station's Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record's Matt Wild and I, we're being buzzkills about a grassroots effort to bring Pabst Blue Ribbon home to Milwaukee. The feel-good campaign has attracted plenty of media coverage, but is it remotely feasible? Are a few thousand digital signatures and the promise of symbolic stock enough t...
03.18.2014 | 32 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM

Milwaukee acts critique MilwaukeeHome's inaugural Austin experiment

By Evan Rytlewski
In the lead up to this year’s South by South Music festival in Austin, MilwaukeeHome’s plans to premiere a daylong stage spotlighting more than two dozen Milwaukee acts were invariably described with one of two words: “ambitious” or “overambitious,” depending on how any given commentator viewed the stage’s chances of success. And indeed last Wednesday there were signs that the Milwau...
02.27.2014 | 51 days ago | 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...
02.19.2014 | 59 days ago | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
MilwaukeeHome’s ambitious crowd-funding campaign to send 25 Milwaukee acts to Austin’s South By Southwest music festival fell far short of its goal, raising just $4,120 of the $20,000 it sought, the Milwaukee Business Journal reported this week. To make up some of that difference, the group is seeking additional sponsors and throwing fundraisers, including a Friday event at Oak Bar in the Thir...
02.05.2014 | 73 days ago | 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...
01.21.2014 | 87 days ago | Posted at 11:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Remember how Milwaukee more or less sat out Austin's South By Southwest music festival last year? Well this year it's making good in epic fashion. More than two dozen acts from the Milwaukee area will play the festival as part of a showcase organized by Milwaukeehome, including Boy Blue, Temple, The Championship, Hugh Bob and the Hustle, Soul Low, Midnight Reruns, Vic and Gab and a murderers' row ...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
 While they get plenty of hype, people seem to find a lot of reasons to dismiss Wavves—the grungy California garage outfit led by Nathan Williams—portraying them as drunken louts whose rapid rise to notoriety must
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...
03.11.2013 | | Posted at 03:00 PM

Fewer local bands are making the trek to Austin

By Evan Rytlewski
It was only two or three years ago that Milwaukee musicians were flocking to Austin’s SXSW music festival in droves, if not in hopes of capturing a little bit of press or industry excitement then at least for the experience of playing a few memorable shows. For a time, more than a dozen Milwaukee acts were playing the festival each year, some in an official capacity at SXSW’s showcase shows, m...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
It's not entirely clear what the annual South By Southwest music festival accomplishes anymore. Once an industry shindig where buzz bands played in hopes of landing a record deal, the four-day event (10 days, counting the film and interactive...

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