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.
It’s a gripe as old as time: local shows—specifically club shows—start too late. Posted show times can sometimes be as late as 10 p.m., and it’s all too common for the first band to hold off until 10:30 or later. For musicians and show goers alike, getting home at 2 a.m. is the norm—sometimes on a weeknight. Ryan, Evan, and Matt discuss this issue through the lens of a Facebook group called “Let’s start Milwaukee shows earlier please,” and wonder whether there’s really a problem here at all. Next, Evan recounts his less-than-positive experience with last week’s “Cheers to Milwaukee” show. The free, Miller Brewing-sponsored Riverside Theater event featured “secret” headliners Chevy Metal—a.k.a. the hard rock cover band side project from Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. No, Dave Grohl did not show up, even though many in the crowd thought they saw him (that was Milwaukee drummer and, oddly enough, Grohl lookalike Justin Krol). Finally, Ryan and Evan go off on “My Sharona,” which Chevy Metal played twice for some reason.