Here at Milwaukee Record, we employ a sentient machine known as the Great Job, Milwaukee Bot to keep track of the city’s many appearances on dopey online lists, or any time a national publication deigns to acknowledge our pathetic Midwest existence. Recently, the infernal machine brought us news that Rolling Stone liked Summerfest, The New York Times thought Milwaukee was a “cursed sports city,” and somebody claimed we were the 12th best city for music fans. Oh, and apparently we’re the country’s 5th least attractive city. Ouch.
This installment brings about a Great Job, Milwaukee first, with Milwaukee Record getting its first modicum of award consideration in our fairly brief existence. Yes, local award season is upon us once again! Soon, area underdogs like Zaffiro’s and BoDeans will finally get their due, Mozzaluna will be nominated for a bunch of stuff (and ultimately not win anything), and the region’s finest pet groomers and chiropractors alike will get the recognition in the form of a plaque that’s mailed to them.
Milwaukee Magazine unofficially kicked things off last night at its Best Of Milwaukee 2016 issue launch party, which was held at Sail Loft. Alongside fellow Best Of winners like Gypsy Taco, New Age Narcissism, Avalon Theater, and that flag people were talking about a few months ago was a nice little blurb in the issue about yours truly:
“In 2014, writers Matt Wild and Tyler Maas launched their humorous A&E website Milwaukee Record. It has since emerged as the only outlet to cover Milwaukee’s comedy scene with any sort of depth, and their opinionated coverage has become the center of the conversation on more than one occasion. No joke.”
What, no mention of our idiotic eating adventures and our unmatched cat, Bar Rescue, and Pokemon Go coverage? Even so, it’s nice to be recognized, especially by another outlet in town. Thanks, MilMag. See all the winners in Milwaukee Magazine‘s “Best Of Milwaukee 2016” issue, which hits newsstands October 3.