Los Angeles bands, punk, shoe-gaze and tons of new music on the show today including Sarah Bethe Nelson and Mr Elevator and the Brain Hotel
Happy Saturday! It’s been snowing up a storm two weekends in a row here in New York, and I heard a rumor that it’s going to snow more tomorrow! I love snow, but this much is a bit overkill. That’s ok though, I’m in a good mood because BTR is playing all of today’s very best independent music, no matter how snowed in we get. Check out new tracks from Toro Y Moi, Ty Segall, and The Dodos. Plus, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and SoundCloud!
sponsor image It's time for Spring Break Part II on BTR's Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with sunshine, warm weather and vacations. Take it with ye wherever ye are bound!
It's my five year anniversary on BTR!! That's right, five years of Saturday Shows and God Bless Weirdmerica, and I couldn't be happier and more proud to be a part of the BTR family. I'm celebrating by playing my favorite songs that I've ever played on the show. And as always, don't forget to follow BTR on Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest goings on at the station!
This week's guest is distinguished fashion journalist Jenni Avins, whose inexhaustible curiosity has led her to explore every nook and cranny of fashion production, culture, and philosophy. After getting her undergraduate degree in Global Studies, Jenni, armed with ambition, enthusiasm, and drive, entered the fashion industry workforce of NYC to learn more about exactly how the things in our closets end up there. So began a journey that took Jenni from landing containers of housewares for Casabella, to managing overseas knitwear production for Edun, to her current status as an acclaimed contributor to the style sections of myriad high profile publications, most regularly New York Magazine's The Cut, and The Wall Street Journal. Jenni also curates her own diverse multi-media web publication Closettour, which she uses as a platform to rigorously express her adventures in re-framing fashion through a fresh, frank, and funny voice. Tune in today to hear Jenni talk about her early-developed love for experimental style, the insight she gleaned from working within the industry, and how her current Closettour project keeps her returning to the same wardrobe with fresh eyes. Plus, some great new music in the mix today from CSS, Yellowbirds, and The Love Language, along with older tracks from Phosphorescent, My Best Fiend, and Girls. Tune in and turn up - it's #fashionFriday on BTR! 00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Falling (II) - Lace Curtain) 02:41 Interview with Jenni Avins of Closettour 10:39 DJ Marie 11:56 Too Hot - CSS 15:44 Mean Maybe - Yellowbirds 18:33 First Shot - The Love Language 21:43 DJ Marie 23:00 Interview with Jenni Avins 30:06 DJ Marie 31:22 Promise Of The West - The Jealous Sound 35:32 Lazy Bones - My Best Fiend 41:05 Be Dark Night - Phosphorescent 44:55 DJ Marie 46:23 Interview with Jenni Avins 51:19 DJ Marie 52:49 Lust for Life - Girls 55:08 Finish Closettour, by Jenni Avins (Photos courtesy of Jenni Avins, unless otherwise indicated) Jenni in her polka dot ruffle dream dress... ...which is STRIKINGLY similar to Kylie Minogue, revealing a fashion sophistication beyond Jenni's young years... Jenni's piece on Free-Range Fur, courtesy of VICE Jenni's piece on Custom Dyeing, for The Cut Jenni's mom wearing the sweater, around 1970 "Bruised banana" sweater pre-professional-dye Jenni in the same sweater, post-custom-dye... …and beautiful blue dyed dress (Photo by Melissa Hom for New York Magazine) Read the first installment of Jenni's Summer Swimsuit Search (Pt. 2 Coming Soon!!) Jenni's beloved but worn Missoni suit... where will she find a replacement?! Stay tuned... Jenni with the Edun team! *I know I'm always recommending things on Sew & Tell, but if you take *nothing* else away from this show... take Jenni. Srsly, guys, her coverage is amahhzing - this interview just scratched a tiny surface portion of the experiences she's had! Take a few minutes to poke around Closettour and her personal website, and see if you don't agree... she is up to some fascinating fashion shennanigans! Best ways to keep up with her latest under cover ops? Her Facebook and Twitter, obvs. Odds & Ends *Parks and Rec fans! John-Ralphio has a dad. And you can bet it's gonna be funny as *$%. *Speaking of expletives, what the h-e-double-hockey-stix was Cate Blanchett wearing this week at the "Blue Jasmine" premiere?! My husband totally hates it… I (reluctantly) kind of like it. She's taking risks and staying elegant, which is tricky business! What do you think? *This new line of bamboo undershirts promises to decrease pit stains… would you wear one? I'm a little skeptical that I would just get hotter, but I'm willing to try & be happily wrong! *Contemplating some fashion faux pays? Well, here are a few opinionated voices on what is OK and (mostly) NOT OK to do: Crimes Against Fashion Travel via CNN, Forbes' list of Men's 10 Worst Fashion Sins, and Real Simple's common sense guide to Modern Style Do's and Don'ts. Do you think these guides are wrong? Right? Don't want anyone else telling you what to do? Sound off (stylishly) in the comments below! CSS (Photo by Mariana Juliano) Aug 1 - 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C. Aug 2 - Limelight - Belfast, United Kingdom Sept 21 - Plug - Sheffield, United Kingdom Sept 22 - Heaven - London, United Kingdom Sept 23 - Le Trabendo - Paris, France Sept 24 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands Sept 26 - Berghain/Panorama Bar - Berlin, Germany Sept 27 - Rust - Copenhagen, Denmark Sept 29 - Botanique - Brussels, Belgium Oct 2 - Rote Fabrik, Clubraum - Zurich, Switzerland Oct 4 - Backstage - Munich, Germany Nov 16 - Harvest Festival @ The Domain - Sydney, Australia Yellowbirds (Photo by Dina Maccabee) Aug 1 - Sam Bond's Garage- Eugene, OR Aug 2 - 4 - Pickathon - Happy Valley, OR Aug 5 - Hopmonk @ Sonoma Tavern Stage - Sonoma, CA Aug 6 - The Chapel - San Francisco, CA Aug 7 - Bootleg Bar - Los Angeles, CA Aug 23 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY The Love Language (Photo by Cheater Slicks) July 26 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC July 27 - Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, D.C. July 28 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA July 30 - Great Scott - Allston, MA July 31 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY Aug 1 - Glasslands Gallery - Brooklyn, NY Aug 2 - Strange Matter - Richmond, VA Aug 3 - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar - Charlottesville, VA Aug 27 - Stone Fox - Nashville, TN Aug 28 & 29 - Firebird - St. Louis, MO Aug 30 - Turf Club - St. Paul, MN Aug 31 - Czar Bar - Kansas City, MO Sept 2 - Hi-Dive - Denver, CO Sept 3 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT Sept 4 - Neurolux - Boise, ID Sept 6 - Cosmic Pizza - Eugene, OR Sept 8 - Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room - Seattle, WA Sept 10 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA Sept 11 - Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA Sept 12 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA Sept 13 - Pub Rock - Scottsdale, AZ Sept 19 - Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA Sept 20 - Masquerade Atlanta - Atlanta, GA Oct 27 - Club Dada - Dallas, TX
Today, a special mixtape dealing with the 7 deadly sins