Your Wednesday dose of BTR means DJRePete, and we’re just days from Chicago’s 20th Lollapalooza in Grant Park. Whether you’re hungry for a preview or can’t make it, DJRePete’s got you covered today with a preview playbill from the likes of Bright Eyes, Lykke Li, and Noah & The Whale! Plus, check in with longtime BTR artist Haley Bonar and her marathon concert schedule this weekend, including a double appearance in Grant Park. Also, don’t miss a remix set, capped by a Crystal Castles collaboration with Robert Smith—yes, THAT Robert Smith. Catch it all today, your midweek mix with DJRePete on BTR!
Your Wednesday is jampacked! Tune in for brand new music from Bon Iver and Vetiver, and get the scoop on several area festivals including arguably the only NYC area festival of the season. Plus, DJRePete continues to celebrate BTR’s 6th birthday this month with a few sets highlighting some of the talent that’s Brokin’ Thru on the BTR airwaves. Catch it all today on BTR with DJRepete!
It’s summer!! Well, not officially, but mother nature certainly seems to think so. And, just like it does every year, Memorial Day marked the start of beach-y barb-b-ques and potluck picnics. But BTR also wanted to honor the holiday for its true purpose, and so this week the station is hosting Armed Forces Week. Sew & Tell is participating with a guest whose work repurposes military supplies into beautiful, unique handbags. Meghan Parsons and Manuel Opp started the Jack & Marjorie line when they met in Tokyo seven years ago. The two began fashioning fabulously functional but chic accessories from parachutes, wool blankets, canvas bags and other army surplus goods, and when they moved back to Toronto, the line took off. Named for Meghan’s maternal grandparents, the Jack & Marjorie bags are a wonderful balance of tough, durable practicality and delicate design sensibility. On today’s show, Meghan talks about the launch of the line, her top priority when designing a bag, and the shifting trends she’s seen in Toronto’s sustainable fashion community. Plus! New music from Black Lips, Get People, and a Chuck Brody Remix of An Horse. Grab a Corona and start your weekend early with BTR…