Every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher, Evan Rytlewski, and Matt Wild take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. This half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so named because none of the oft-ridiculous views expressed on the show necessarily reflect the views of the hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon. The Disclaimer: Talk radio for the sane.
In a recent piece for Uproxx, Steven Hyden wonders why more bands and artists aren’t like Phish. Well, sort of: Hyden uses the jam band’s willingness to continually mix up its live shows, and its embrace of technology that makes recordings of those live shows instantly available to fans as examples of a modern band doing things right. “But take Phish out of the equation,” Hyden writes. “Don’t you wish your favorite artist behaved this way? Wouldn’t it be great to have access to a treasure trove of streamable live recordings that’s instantly updated after every show? Why in the world don’t more bands follow this example?”
Ryan, Evan, and Matt dig into those questions themselves, and wonder if the Phish model is realistic for bands not named Phish. Old Pixies shows, that recent Beck show, Ryan’s old band, and Matt’s forgetfulness all make appearances, too.