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Getting you through the work week with your Tuesday mix on BTR!
Today on your BTR start, DJRePete is breakin’ thru new music from Zerobridge! Plus, hit up alternative from Farao and Craig Finn, blues with William Elliott Whitmore and Low Cut Connie, and rhythm beats via Allday and Bob Moses. Also tune in for info and BTR bands playing today at the Arizona State Fair and the Cardinal Sessions Festival this weekend in Germany. And for fun this post-Election Day in America, check out a political throwback track from Skidmore Fountain. That’s your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
The Thursday Show for October 29 brings you brand new music by Joanna Newsom. She released her fourth studio album, Divers, last Friday. I'll also play a track off of Son Little's latest, self-titled full length, plus a lot more to get you going on your Thursday!
90-mintues of tunes with your host DJ Emily. The perfect compliment to your Tuesday.
BTR Eatopia: Surface Week Edition
DJRePete has your soundtrack for these dog days of summer, spinning a mix of blues with Matthew E. White and Low Cut Connie, electronica with Sally Shapiro and the Pinkertones, and modern New Orleans funk with the Stoop Kids and 11 Acorn Lane. Plus, alt with Young Guv, Jaill, and The Cribs as well as throwbacks from Tiga and Peter Kruder. And hit up info on a Toronto non-profit residency space that’s doing some great work. Plus, tacos and beer. It’s your BTR Wednesday start with DJRePete!
DJRePete opens up your Wednesday lineup on BTR with a star-studded mix featuring Of Montreal, FFS, Hot Chip, and Laura Marling. Plus, more beats from the new album by Stoop Kids, choice throwbacks with Speech Debelle, and blues with Joel Plaskett. Also, tune in to hear about Ireland’s answer to Lollapalooza, including castles, magic, and merriment. Yep. That’s your Wednesday start with DJRePete on BTR!
This fine Wednesday begins with DJRePete at the controls, spinning beats by Brika, a softer set with the likes of Laura Marling, and an upbeat set including the debut by FFS—that’s Franz Ferdinand + Sparks. Plus, hit up some in-store shows and festival info on the way from N America and Europe. And Jim O'Rourke throws in some advertising irony for good measure. It’s your Wednesday start on BTR with DJRePete!
DJRePete gets you 90 minutes closer to your holiday weekend in the states and celebrates Canada at the same time with a mix of alt with Eternal Summers, blues with Low Cut Connie, and an electro power ballad from Holychild. Plus, hit up tracks from the new albums by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin as well as the tireless Sharon Van Etten. And hit up artists playing the BBK Live festival in Bilbao Spain this summer. That’s your Wednesday start with DJRePete on BTR!
90-minutes of music for your Tuesday. Lots of new stuff in rotation on BTR and there is a smattering of it on today's mix. Plus, some old favorites as well. Enjoy!
The Thursday mix for the very last Thursday in June starts out with Latin and Spanish language music. I will also premiere a new band to the show, Stoop Kids. They hail from New Orleans, Louisiana and call their music "A love letter between doo-wop and hip-hop". Also, stay tuned for a new single by Deradoorian .
Rain, rain, don’t go away! This week’s Sew & Tell guest will have you hoping for the next drizzly day: Yurika Nakazono and Marie Saeki are co-founders of TERRA NEW YORK, a the first fashion label dedicated exclusively to creating stylish, cutting-edge rain wear. The TERRA NEW YORK designs are sleek, sophisticated garments and accessories, built for endurance but created with incredible elegance. On today’s show, Yurika joins me to talk about the start of the label, the unique biodegradable plastics used for TERRA NEW YORK pieces, the practical and aesthetic considerations behind each design, some exciting new projects on the horizon for the line, and more. Plus, I’ve put together a mix that reflects the rain, indie-rock-style; you’ll hear from legendary Tex-Mex-folk band Calexico, Swedish experimental electro-pop songstress Jenny Wilson, and Brit noise pop group Evans The Death. All that and more this hour, so put away that sad, drippy umbrella, pull up a chair, and learn how to stay stylishly dry like a pro with Sew & Tell on BTR!
This week, I’m honored to have as my guest Kelly Holmes, founder of Native Max, the first fashion magazine focused on the Native American community. Armed with passion, determination and ambition, Kelly launched the magazine when she was just twenty years old, and it has grown to reach a global audience in four short years! But that comes as no surprise: Kelly and her team have created a polished, high-end publication with substantive editorials and engaging features, offering an invaluable venue for Native fashion talent. On today’s show, Kelly will talk about the moment that led her to launch Native Max; some of the other Native American women leading the way in contemporary fashion; the misrepresentation of Native culture within the larger fashion industry; the changes she hopes to effect through Native Max; and more. Plus, I’ve got a playlist full of brand new music, including tracks from Montreal’s experimental Patrick Watson, Dutch multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner, and Swedish folk troubadour The Tallest Man On Earth. So join us as we learn more about the exciting, innovative fashion work coming from Native American communities, this week with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
May 14, 2015. The Thursday Mix. Lottie@btrtoday.com
We have another great warm-weather Saturday playlist for you! Lots and lots of great songs on the show for you today, everything from Slavic Soul Party to Speedy Ortiz. And while you’re here, make sure to take a moment and check out the rest of the site. Check us out on social media, too! BTR has so much great stuff for you, definitely don’t miss out!
Fashion is driven by FOMO, but true personal style is usually more about a strong sense of identity and self-confidence than trends. This week’s guest, Kavita Parmar, knows the value of quality classics - she’s the designer and co-founder behind the ingenious label The IOU Project, a new brand that’s reimagining transparency within fashion. Learn more about this innovative fashion model as Kavita shares about The IOU Project’s inception, the principles and passion behind the brand, the artisans that create each garment and their shared stories, upcoming collaborations and projects, and more! Plus, I’ve got a great playlist of fresh music to keep FOMO at bay, including more music off the latest from Arizona’s Calexico, and brand new releases from Twinsmith, Michael Rault, and Icelandic singer-songwriter Soley! So don’t miss out on today’s Sew & Tell - join us for FOMO Week because YOLO!
The Thursday Mix for May 7, 2015. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Enjoy your 90-minute Tuesday mix. Great tunes, hand selected by DJ Emily!
The best of the best on BTR!
Hello, and welcome to your first Saturday of May 2015! April showers are over, Coachella has come and gone, and it’s officially summer music festival season. The show is packed with excellent new music, and some old favorites, too (check out that nearly ancient now Joanna Newsom!). Enjoy the nice weather and enjoy the tunes!
This week, my guest is Amy Roiland, the multi-talented blogger/designer/photographer/stylist/PR whiz/entrepreneur behind A Fashion Nerd and the newly-launched app FashionTap! Amy joins me to talk about the start of her blog and how its grown; the development of the brilliant app FashionTap and the ways in which it will help the style community to connect more easily; her vintage-inspired aesthetic and some of her favorite eyewear labels; a few exciting projects ahead, and more! Plus, as always, I’ve got a playlist filled with the latest indie releases, including new music from Dublin’s Villagers, a track off the long-awaited debut LP from singer-songwriter Little Lapin, and a song off the sophomore release from New York’s Miniboone. So get your geek chic on this week and nerd out in style with Sew & Tell on BTR!
Hanabi decided to take the show on the road to a popular destination. Los Angeles. More specifically, Disneyland and the famed Blue Bayou restaurant located inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. If you like your jambalaya without beer or wine, or even a proper mint julep served inside a theme park ride then Blue Bayou is for you! Seriously though, it’s tough to get a reservation there, and the food is actually good. Hanabi also visited Cole’s in downtown L.A. for a classic French Dip and a trip to Santee Alley, also in downtown L.A. for some delicious fresh fruit with chili and lime.
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
Happy Spring Saturday! We’ve got a great show for you today with a lot of great new music! I’m most excited for the new Mountain Goats album, Beat the Champ, which is all about wrestling. It’s also very exciting to hear the sophomore effort from Speedy Ortiz, Foil Deer. We’ve got all that plus much, much more on the show today! And don’t forget to take a moment and follow BTR on Facebook and all the other social medias!
It’s Climate Change Week here on BTR, and I’m delighted to have Catherine Young, the innovative designer, artist and scientist behind The Apocalypse Project, on today’s show. Catherine has worked for years designing interactive art pieces, increasingly focused around issues of the environment and sustainability. Two years ago, she began working on an imaginative, multi-faceted presentation called The Apocalypse Project, which offers visitors an opportunity to interact with theoretical solutions to projected problems resulting from climate change. Catherine has made scientific research tangible, immediate and personal through this project, offering glimpses into the future of such universal experiences as food, entertainment, beauty and fashion. On today’s show, Catherine will talk about the development of The Apocalypse Project, its Climate Change Couture and Ephemeral Marvels Perfume collections, how the project has changed her own approach to fashion consumption, and more. Plus, I’ve got some news about an important new initiative called Fashion Revolution Day (which is today!) and how you can participate, and as always a fantastic line-up of new music featuring Southwest band Calexico and North Carolina’s The Mountain Goats, along with songs from two very talented but under-the-radar singer-songwriters, Adam Torres and Ambrosia Parsley. All that’s coming up this hour, so grab your cutest rain boots and wade into the climate change discussion with Sew & Tell on BTR!
April 23, 2015. The Thursday Mix. Lottie@btrtoday.com
Sunday with DJ Drew on BTR
Lots and lots of new music this week, and it's unbelievably exciting! Songs from Ava Luna, Mountain Goats, Waxahatchee, and more! Can you believe it?
The Thursday Mix. March 12, 2015. Lottie@btrtoday.com