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 that time of year again: that time when Summerfest announces nearly 100 grounds stage headliners and everyone fires off their legally mandated hot takes. Ryan, Evan, and Matt are no different, and spend the opening minutes of this week’s show discussing “Weird Al,” Willie Nelson, and “peak Summerfest cool.” Next, The New York Times‘ recent decision to dial down coverage of big summer festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo is discussed. Are these fests too big and unwieldy for meaningful criticism? Might smaller, more focused fests like Wisconsin’s Eaux Claires be the answer? Finally, Matt briefs the group on big changes (including a name change) coming to the Shops of Grand Avenue, and gets a lot of shit for using the word “chill.”