More with celebrity impersonator Lisa Irion, and is it okay for journalists to call out less than PC tweets from teens?
I would like to get serious for a moment if I may. Drop the house lights for a minute if I may. I want to talk about the most epic Ramen shop in the whole country. It's a little Japanese import called Men Oh and they are Killing it! Their Tokushima style ramen ever. I'm thinking most peeps outside of Tokushima aren't in the know. Seriously though, the perfectly flavored and textured Tonkatsu broth, the ridiculously toothsome broth and the sliced pork belly pretty much seals the deal. With the addition of the raw egg you're over-achieving, in a good way. Yeah, this show is dedicated to Ramen and the joy it brings me.
On this edition of the show we thought we'd take a little departure from the usual happy go-lucky, super ambitious chefs we normally consort with. We talked with Anson Cyr, a boy and his dog who left the dirty, dirty south of Charleston, South Carolina to seek his fortune in sunny San Francisco. After working his way up the line of some of San Francisco's fancier eateries Anson had an epiphany and realized his future lies in the arts. Listen to Anson's cathartic and cautionary tale.
This time around we’ve made it to the State capital, Sacramento (That’s California for those that failed geography) to talk to friend of the show and local sushi chef, Billy Gougherty, which is a totally Japanese name. We should know because we of course also host The Super Terrific Happy Hour, which makes us experts in all things Japanese. Billy used to work for Sacramento’s mega huge sushi slinging giant, Mikuni and so did I actually, albeit briefly. Fellas, if you want to go chasing skirts, skip the bar and head to Mikuni on a Friday night. Just sayin’. Anyway, Billy now takes up his yanagi ba (sushi knife yo!) at Tokyo Fros another hip Sacto (local speak) sushi joint. It’s safe to say Billy knows sushi. So hang out with DJ Hanabi and Billy as he tells you a little bit about the life of a Sushi chef, and the secret to awesome sushi rice and sushi grade salmon. He’s also a Bone Thugs n’ Harmony fan too. Wow, he’s keeping it gangster! Thanks Billy! 00:00 Intro 01:20 Pigeons- The Hundred In The Hands 04:44 Lovesick Teenagers- Bear In Heaven 07:50 All Your Downtime Is Up- Birds Of Avalon 11:56 Tuck The Darkness In- Bowerbirds 16:35 Break 19:25 Said the King to the River- La Dispute 23:24 Tonto- Battles 30:30 Awake- Your Youth 33:19 Mindkilla- Gang gang Dance 38:26 Break 41:33 Tobacco Road- Common Market 45:36 Soul Osci- Shuta Hasunuma 51:05 Sleeping Ute- Grizzly Bear 55:36 Finish
For this week's Cooking Show, we had a nice little interview with a good friend, Lisa-Marie Stubbert who manages one of San Francisco's darlings of the street food scene, Little Green Cyclo.
Mogwai, Telefon Tel Aviv and Poor Man on DJ Drew's Sunday Show!
It's the Saturday of SXSW! What a huge day! You could go all the way to Austin to check out all the latest buzzbands, or you could stay where you are and listen to BTR! I know which one I'd do -- BTR! And make sure to stay up to date by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Flapper hemlines! Victorian lace! Halter tops! Pencil skirts! Boxy blazers! Oversized sunglasses! This year's fashion trends show a broader amalgamation of vintage-inspired looks than ever, and almost nothing is off-limits. We fashionistas have the privilege to let our imaginations run wild, and Flashback Week's guest here on Sew & Tell knows a lot about out-of-the-box creativity. Puerto-Rican-born designer Auralis Herrero-Lugo launched her eponymous line, Auralis Studio, with an aim to create celebratory styles that are ethically produced. Based on her four collections, I'd say she's succeeded - each one showcases her signature "urban tropical" aesthetic beautifully, pairing vintage inspiration with bright colors and luxurious fabrics, while maintaining a distinctly modern elegance. On today's show, Auralis will talk about the mother that got her started, her path to sustainable production, and how a Puerto Rican icon transported to the highlands of Scotland served as a muse for her F/W 2012. Plus, we've got a flashback-filled playlist today, proving that everything old is new again. Tracks off the latest from Bear In Heaven, Kaiser Chiefs, Cheyenne Marie Mize, and John Wesley Coleman, plus a song off the upcoming new album from soul legend Bobby Womack. So grab your legwarners, bowler hat, shoulder pads, lace-up boots, leather mini skirt and favorite tie-dye blouse, and get ready to remix your decades!
Big news for BTR!  We're becoming BTR Today!  Our new homepage is going to help you more easily discover all of the best music, videos, and writing that BTR has to offer.  And big news for the Saturday show!  Royal Baths has a new album out, and they're one of my favorite bands, so get ready to hear a lot more from them in the coming weeks.  Oh yeah, and there's new Of Montreal, A Place To Bury Strangers, AND Veronica Falls.  It's going to be a very, very good Saturday.
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Enjoy your Tuesday mix with Cate Le Bon, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and more!
Get your dancing shoes ready!