Sew & Tell

Premiere DateOct 14, 2011
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Night In The Ocean Young Magic)
02:06 Interview with Laine Sou Weinberg of KOKOON
12:06 DJ Marie
13:01 Tomorrow Is October Joe Henry
17:24 Bad Blood Crooked Fingers
20:45 Let's All Go To The Bar Deer Tick
23:55 DJ Marie
25:06 Interview with Laine Sou Weinberg
32:28 DJ Marie
33:37 We Added It Up My Brightest Diamond
37:38 You Want It Gringo Star
39:52 Olympiske Leker Casiokids
43:40 DJ Marie
44:13 Interview with Laine Sou Weinberg
47:59 DJ Marie
50:51 Cholera El Rego
53:43 Finish

Greetings from Minnesotat! That’s right, fashionistas, I took the show out to the Midwest this week, where I’m visiting my parents and basking in beautiful fall colors. I’m also in one of the best under-the-radar cool scenes in the U.S. – forget the overhyped streets of Williamsburg, the Twin Cities have double hip factor, with a thriving art and music scene. The fashion industry in Minneapolis and St. Paul is also growing, and over the years, several independent designers have emerged as fresh talent. Today, I speak with Laine Sou Weinberg, a member of that community who has seen the industry change over the last twenty years, and adapted her beautiful line to keep going strong. She and husband Richard Weinberg started KOKOON as college students, and as the business has evolved, they’ve perfected the art of contemporary-but-classic wardrobe basics that any woman will want. On today’s show, Laine tells us the story of how their business began, what’s behind the unique name KOKOON, and just what kind of woman she has in mind when she creates her fluid designs.

Plus, tons of musical goodies in the playlist today, including brand new Joe Henry, My Brightest Diamond and Casiokids, plus a sneak preview of Deer Tick’s upcoming release. End of summer means the fun’s just started on BTR!


KOKOON, Designed by Laine Sou Weinberg
(All photos courtesy of KOKOON)

Fall 2011 Collection

Spring 2011 Collection



*For more classically elegant KOKOON styles, and to preview the full line, be sure to visit them on the web! You’ll also find information on locating a KOKOON representative in your area, the studio that Laine and Richard work in, and of course, don’t forget to check out Laine’s great fashion blog!


Crooked Fingers
(Photo by Gary Isaacs)
Oct 15 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Oct 27 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
Oct 28 – Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
Oct 29 – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
Oct 30 – The Camel – Richmond, VA
Nov 1 – Iota Club – Arlington, VA
Nov 2 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 3 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
Nov 4 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Nov 5 – Cameo Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
Nov 6 – TT the Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
Nov 7 – Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, Quebec
Nov 8 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, Ontario
Nov 9 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
Nov 10 – MOTR – Cincinnati, OH
Nov 11 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
Nov 12 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
Nov 13 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
Nov 14 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
Nov 15 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
Nov 19 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
Nov 20 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
Nov 22 – The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 23 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
Nov 25 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 26 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
Nov 28 – Club Red – Tempe, AZ


Deer Tick
(Photo by Shane McCauley)
Oct 16 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
Oct 17 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Oct 18 – Charleston Pourhouse – Charleston, SC
Oct 19 – The Social – Orlando, FL
Oct 20 – Cafe Eleven – Saint Augustine, FL
Oct 21 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
Oct 22 – The Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Oct 23 – Stickyz Rock ‘n Roll Chicken Shack – Little Rock, AR
Oct 24 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
Oct 25 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Oct 28 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Oct 29 – Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Oct 31 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
Nov 1 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 3 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 4 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Nov 5 – Mission Theatre – Portland, OR
Nov 6 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, British Columbia
Nov 7 – The Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
Nov 9 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 10 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
Nov 12 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
Nov 13 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
Nov 14 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Nov 15 – The Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI
Nov 16 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Ontario
Nov 17 – Castaways – Ithaca, NY
Nov 18 – Royale – Boston, MA
Nov 20 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
Nov 30 – Il Motore – Montreal, Quebec
Dec 1 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, Ontario


My Brightest Diamond
(Photo by Murat Photography)
Oct 14 – Littlefield – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 19 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
Oct 24 – Hailey’s – Denton, TX
Oct 29 – Taylor University – Upland, IN
Nov 5 – St. Mark’s Cathedral – Seattle, WA
Nov 6 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
Nov 17 – St Giles-in-the-Fields Church – London, United Kingdom
Nov 22 – Teatro Martinitt – Milan, Italy
Nov 23 – Papiersaal – Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 24 – Club Ads – Berlin, Germany
Nov 25 – Le Guess Who Festival – Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 26 – Gebaude 9 – Cologne, Germany
Nov 28 – STUK – Leuven, Belgium
Nov 29 – Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France

HOST Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…

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