Sew & Tell

Premiere DateMay 20, 2011
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Exhaustible Devotchka)
03:10 Interview with David Helwani of Twenty
07:56 DJ Marie
08:37 Lights Low (Wild Cub Remix) Madison
11:32 Hanging From Above Figurines
15:02 Spellwork Austra
20:04 DJ Marie
20:49 Interview with David Helwani
25:54 DJ Marie
27:05 Regresa Helado Negro
30:52 The Dying Physicist Miracle Parade
34:12 Similar Cog Jerusalem and The Starbaskets
37:07 DJ Marie
37:46 Interview with David Helwani
42:10 DJ Marie
43:40 Calgary Bon Iver
47:38 Get That Heart White Fence
50:47 Finish

Bonnaroo? Pitchfork? Newport Folk? Whichever summer music marathon you’re headed to, you’d better pack smart! This week’s Sew & Tell guest will help you do just that. David Helwani is co-founder of Twenty, a line of luxury fabric basics for women made at the company’s own mill in Montreal. The tees, tanks, skirts and dresses are made from ultra sheer modal and cashmere blends, spun to a perfect delicacy and styled with elegant draping. Inspired by European styles, each piece offers an opportunity to look impossibly, effortlessly put-together… so you can stay chic even in the midst of music-lovin’ masses. On today’s show, David discusses the start of Twenty, his family’s mill in Montreal, and a few of the line’s best offerings for summertime.

Plus, amazing new music today from Figurines, Helado Negro, Miracle Parade and… (gasp!) brand shiny new Bon Iver! That’s right, we’ll get a sneak peek of his upcoming June album on the show, so stick around and stay cool…

Selections from Twenty Spring & Summer 2011
(All photos courtesy of Twenty)

(Photo by Simon Birk)
May 27 – 28 – Spot Festival – Aarhus, Denmark
July 2 – Festsaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, Germany
July 4 – Ubel & Gefahrlich – Hamburg, Germany
Aug 16 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
Aug 17 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
Aug 18 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Aug 19 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Aug 21 – Black Cat Backstage – Washington, D.C.

Helado Negro
(Photo by Eve Sussman)
June 13 – Five Points – Jacksonville, FL
June 14 – Crowbar – Ybor City, FL
June 15 – Bardot – Miami, FL
June 16 – The Social – Orlando, FL

Bon Iver
(Photo by D.L. Anderson)
July 22 & 23 – Riverside Theatre – Milwaukee, WI
July 24 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
July 25 – The Murat Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
July 27 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
July 28 – Cobb Energy Performing Arts – Atlanta, GA
July 29 – Raleigh Amphitheatre – Raleigh, NC
July 30 – The National – Richmond, VA
Aug 1 & 2 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
Aug 3 – Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA
Aug 5 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
Aug 6 – Mountain Park – Holyoke, MA
Aug 8 – The Sound Academy – Toronto, Ontario
Aug 9 – The United Palace Theatre – New York, NY
Aug 10 – Prospect Park Bandshell – Brooklyn, NY

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…