The Disclaimer: Underused amphitheaters, underage clubs, and understanding football
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Nearly every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher of WMSE, Evan Rytlewski of the Shepherd Express, and Matt Wild of A.V. Club Milwaukee take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. The half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so titled because none of the sometimes cranky and ridiculous opinions expressed during the show represent those of the three hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon.
When the spiffy new BMO Harris Pavilion was built for Summerfest 2012, it came complete with promises that other, non-Summerfest shows would eventually be booked there. A handful of shows drew middling crowds that fall; this year, none have been booked at all. Evan discusses his recent piece on this development, and wonders if Summerfest has all but given up on off-season BMO shows. Next, Matt uses news of The Library Club possibly becoming an underage club to talk about the lack of all-ages venues in the city. Finally, Ryan rips apart TMJ4’s recent “Women don’t understand football” thing (which is even more awful than it sounds), and realizes he forgot to play the show’s opening theme song.
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