Sew & Tell

Premiere DateApr 24, 2015
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: "Infinite House" by Ava Luna
03:24 Interview with Catherine Young of The Apocalypse Project
09:24 DJ Marie
10:13 Animal Mask The Mountain Goats
12:58 Quitting The Circus John Andrews & The Yawns
16:43 Falling from the Sky Calexico
19:55 DJ Marie
22:09 Interview with Catherine Young
29:40 DJ Marie
30:31 Angry Sun Adam Torres
33:08 Weeping Cherry Ambrosia Parsley
36:01 Lockdown Hurricane Eels
39:17 DJ Marie
40:58 Interview with Catherine Young
48:49 DJ Marie
50:41 Let Go The Very Best
54:18 Finish

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!

Selections from The Apocalypse Project, by Catherine Sarah Young
(Photos courtesy of The Apocalypse Project)


Climate Change Couture, Manila

Climate Change Couture, Singapore

The Ephemeral Marvels Perfume Store

For more of The Apocalypse Project…
– Visit the website and check out Catherine’s other creative components, like The Climatoscope and Future Feast recipes!
– Follow the project on Tumblr & stay up-to-date with all the new designs and latest additions!

Odds & Ends
– Join the cause! Here are all the details on Fashion Revolution Day – post your pic and ask “Who made my clothes?” #fashrev
– A really great-looking doc on Iris Apfel just came out, and I kinda can’t wait to see it.
– Cup of Jo always has the best gift ideas! Here’s her list for Mother’s Day – the necklace is *perfect*!
– Check out the full Bit By The Fang album from John Andrews & The Yawns by streaming it on Stereogum.
– And speaking of fashion revolutions… Sew & Tell alum, designer Rachel Weisberg, is launching a really cool new initiative called the Living Wage Garment Factory! Check it out & help her make it happen!

 

 


Ava Luna
(Photo by Emily Theobald)
April 25 – O’Brien’s Pub – Allston, MA
April 26 – SUNY New Paltz – New Paltz, NY
April 28 – A House Called Virtue – Philadelphia, PA
April 29 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
April 30 – Comet Ping Pong – Washington, D.C.
May 1 – Gallery 5 – Richmond, VA
May 2 – King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC
May 3 – The New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
May 4 – The Royal American – Charleston, SC
May 5 – 529 – Atlanta, GA
May 6 – Hangfire Bar – Savannah, GA
May 7 – All Saints Cafe – Tallahassee, FL
May 8 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
May 9 – Walter’s Houston – Houston, TX
May 11 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
May 14 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
May 16 – Pehrspace – Los Angeles, CA
May 17 – Funzone – Santa Barbara, CA
May 20 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
May 22 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
May 23 – Cairo – Seattle, WA
May 24 – Obsidian – Olympia, WA
May 26 – Neurolux – Boise, ID


The Mountain Goats
(Photo by Lissa Gottwals)
May 8 – 10 – Shaky Knees Festival @ Atlantic Station Central Park – Atlanta, GA
May 26 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
May 27 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
May 29 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA
May 30 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
June 1 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
June 2 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
June 3 – Mayan Theater – Los Angeles, CA
June 4 – Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace – Pioneertown, CA
June 6 & 7 – Free Press Summer Fest @ Eleanor Tinsley Park – Houston, TX
June 8 – Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX
June 9 – ACL Live @ The Moody Theater – Austin, TX
Nov 12 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 14 – Whelan’s – Dublin, Ireland
Nov 15 – Manchester Gorilla – Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 17 – Trinity Centre – Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 18 – Komedia Brighton – Brighton, United Kingdom
Nov 19 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, United Kingdom


Calexico
(Photo by Ingo Petramer)
April 25 – Den Atelier – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
April 26 – Trianon – Paris, France
April 27 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
April 28 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, United Kingdom
April 30 – Albert Hall – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 1 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall – Liverpool, United Kingdom
May 2 – Limelight – Belfast, United Kingdom
May 4 – Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland
May 30 & 31 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
June 2 – The Opera House – Toronto, Ontario
June 3 – Theatre Corona Virgin Mobile – Montreal, Quebec
June 4 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
June 5 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
June 6 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
June 7 & 8 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
June 13 – Frognerbadet – Oslo, Norway
June 17 – Halle 02 – Heidelberg, Germany
June 18 – Ulmer Zelt – Ulm, Germany
June 19 – Landschaftspark Duisburg – Duisburg, Germany
July 7 – Regent Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 8 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
July 9 – City Winery Napa – Napa, CA
July 10 – McMenamin’s Historic Edgefield Manor – Troutdale, OR
July 11 – McMenamin’s Edgefield Amphitheater – Troutdale, OR
July 12 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, British Columbia
July 14 – Britt Festivals Gardens and Amphitheater – Jacksonville, FL
July 15 – Idaho Botanical Garden – Boise, ID
July 16 – Marymoor Park – Redmond, WA
July 24 – Fort Adams State Park – Newport, RI

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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