Sew & Tell

Premiere DateFeb 10, 2012
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Soaring Shigeto)
03:05 Interview with Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm of Awamaki Lab
09:44 DJ Marie
10:19 Lonesome Dr. Dog
13:30 Skin and Bone Heartless Bastards
17:24 Leonard Sharon Van Etten
21:05 DJ Marie
22:13 Interview with Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm
28:14 DJ Marie
29:22 Light Year Girl The Phantom Family Halo
33:14 We Will Commit Wolf Murder of Montreal
38:44 The Dancer Young Magic
42:25 DJ Marie
43:34 Interview with Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm
50:21 DJ Marie
52:58 Always On The Run Yuksek
56:42 Finish

I know that NYC is still celebrating the Superbowl hardcore, and I hope you fully enjoyed the amazing, nail-biting win… BUT. Let’s be serious. The Superbowl of Style is just around the corner – NY Fashion Week! So we’re gonna get down to business and talk fashion today.

And speaking of business – I have the honor of highlighting an incredible organization and business venture on today’s show. Awamaki is a non-profit based in Peru, that works with local women to preserve indigenous weaving techniques, and to further their skills as craftspeople. Towards that end, Awamaki recently launched a design residency program, spearheaded by Annie Millican. The Awamaki Lab residency offers young designers an opportunity to create a collection of clothing, built around these beautiful traditional Peruvian textiles. Awamaki Lab just celebrated the launch of its second collection, F/W 2012, designed by collaborators and fellow Parsons grads Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm. The pieces are timeless yet modern, with references to menswear that retain a thoroughly feminine sensibility. On today’s show, Andria and Courtney talk about their experiences in Peru, learning about local fibers and natural dyes, and how anthropologists and explorers from the turn of the century led to these gorgeous garments.

Plus, tons of great new music today from Dr. Dog, Sharon Van Etten, of Montreal, Young Magic and more! So prep yourself for Fashion Week with your first collection of F/W 2012…

*Note: In the broadcast, I mention that the first Awamaki Lab Collection was designed as a collaboration between Annie Millican and Nieli Vallin. This is incorrect; Annie facilitated and created the residency, but Nieli was the sole designer. You can see images of Nieli’s Awamaki Lab designs here, in a slideshow published by Ecouterre.


Selections from Awamaki Lab Collection 2, F/W 2012
(Designs by Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm, Photos by Kate Reeder)

*And don’t forget to do your Fashion Week homework! Take a look at the F/W beauty you can expect from 99 designers, courtesy of New York Magazine. Also, if you want an amazing vintage army backpack for yourself, visit the Etsy shop Leaping Lemming.



Dr. Dog
(Photo by Jason Nocito)
Feb 10 – Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Feb 11 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Feb 13 – McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Feb 14 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
Feb 17 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Feb 18 – Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
Feb 19 – 20th Century Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
March 1 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
March 2 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
March 3 – War Memorial Auditorium – Nashville, TN
March 4 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
March 5 – WorkPlay Theatre – Birmingham, AL
March 7 – The Riverside Warehouse – Shreveport, LA
March 9 – Stubb’s BBQ – Austin, TX
March 10 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
March 11 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
March 13 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
March 14 – Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
March 15 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
March 16 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
March 17 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
March 19 – Higher Ground Ballroom – Burlington, VT
March 20 – Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY
March 22 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
March 23 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
March 24 & 25 – The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
May 18 – 20 – Hangout Music Festival – Gulf Shores, AL


Sharon Van Etten
(Photo by Kristianna Smith)
Feb 10 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Feb 11 – Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
Feb 12 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Feb 14 – Wexner Center – Columbus, OH
Feb 15 – Southgate House – Newport, KY
Feb 16 & 17 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Feb 18 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
Feb 21 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Ontario
Feb 22 – Il Motore – Montreal, Quebec
Feb 23 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Feb 24 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Feb 25 & 26 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Feb 29 – Rough Trade East – London, United Kingdom
March 1 – Cargo – London, United Kingdom
March 2 – Point Ephemere – Paris, France
March 3 – Botanique – Brussels, Belgium
March 4 – Paradiso Kleine Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 6 – Volksbuhne, Gruner Salon – Berlin, Germany
March 14 – Austin Convention Center – Austin, TX
March 20 – Avalon – Hollywood, CA
March 21 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
March 23 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR
March 24 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, British Columbia
March 25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
March 27 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
March 28 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
March 30 – The Mill – Iowa City, IA
March 31 – Luminary Center For The Arts – St. Louis, MO


of Montreal
(Photo by Patrick Heagney, courtesy of Pitchfork)
Feb 17 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
March 7 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville Beach, FL
March 8 – The Plaza “Live” Theater – Orlando, FL
March 9 – Alabama Music Box – Mobile, AL
March 10 – Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA
March 11 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
March 12 – ACM@UCO Performance Lab – Oklahoma City, OK
March 13 – Trees – Dallas, TX
March 18 – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
March 19 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
March 20 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
March 21 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
March 22 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
March 23 – McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
March 24 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
March 25 – Treefort Music Festival – Boise, ID
March 27 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
March 28 – Metro – Chicago, IL
March 29 – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern – Cleveland, OH
March 30 & 31 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
April 1 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
April 2 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
April 3 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
April 4 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
April 5 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
April 6 – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN
April 7 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA

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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