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 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, music critic Piet Levy details the many ways the new Milwaukee Bucks arena could attract top-tier music talent that has otherwise avoided the city in the past. Improved seating, better acoustics, and expanded technical capabilities are all lauded as ways Milwaukee will finally score big concerts from the likes of “Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Roger Waters, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, Bon Jovi, Green Day, Kings of Leon and New Kids on the Block.” And probably Taylor Swift or someone. But will Milwaukee really start seeing more big concerts once the new arena is up and running? And don’t we already have plenty of big shows the way it is? Ryan, Evan, and Matt voice some skepticism, toss out some numbers, and remind everyone that Summerfest exists and that Milwaukee is really close to Chicago. Oh, and they talk about some Domes stuff, too.