Sew & Tell

Premiere DateMay 25, 2012
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Heavy Burden (Young Midnight Remix) Sleep Party People)
04:01 Interview with Ken Petersen of Apricot Lane
11:44 DJ Marie
12:19 Golden Kelly Hogan
15:38 I See The Void Sonny & The Sunsets
18:30 Unusual World King Tuff
21:54 DJ Marie
23:29 Interview with Ken Petersen
30:08 DJ Marie
31:31 It's All Okay (Active Child Remix) Julia Stone
34:49 The Wanting Exitmusic
39:10 If You Need Me Back In Brooklyn River City Extension
42:11 DJ Marie
43:22 Interview with Ken Petersen
51:04 DJ Marie
52:24 Candlemaker Still Flyin'
56:30 Finish

Sure, Facebook stocks went public last weekend, and Zuckerberg got married (the day after, ew), but he doesn’t have the entrepreneurial field cornered. There are so many other innovative minds and projects going on in every field today, including fashion!

For example… the boutique franchise Apricot Lane! Brainchild of two former firefighters, Ken Petersen and Tom Brady, Apricot Lane is a national chain of over 90 unique storefronts. Each one offers its owner the opportunity to make decisions for themselves about inventory and presentation, yet the have the undeniable benefits of stability and support that come along with an established name. Stores from MN to TX, NY to CA stock brands like TOM’S, Sanctuary, 7 For All Mankind, and Lucky Brand Jeans, alongside smaller up-and-coming local labels and designers. It’s a revolutionary retail model that is taking the U.S. by storm, and on today’s show, founder and CEO Ken Petersen will tell the story of going from firefighting to furniture to fashion, who the Apricot Lane women (and men) are, some of the lessons he’s learned as the stores have grown, and an exciting new project that the company has launched in Cambodia.

Plus, new music from several under-the-radar talents, including Kelly Hogan, King Tuff, and River City Extension! So turn up that radio, and get ready to be inspired!

*And! Click here for some beautiful photos of the wedding weekend, courtesy of talented Oregonian photographer Rob Finch.

The Apricot Lane Boutiques
(Photos courtesy of Apricot Lane)

*Visit the sites of Agape International Missions and Not For Sale to learn more about human trafficking, and the ways in which you can help put an end to these crimes.

Kelly Hogan
(Photo by Neko Case)
May 28 – Millennium Park – Chicago, IL
June 7 – Duck Room at Blueberry Hill – St. Louis, MO
June 8 – S.P.A.C.E. – Evanston, IL
June 9 – Fitzgerald’s – Berwyn, IL
June 20 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
July 3 – Adler Theatre – Davenport, IA
July 13 – The National – Richmond, VA
July 14 – North Carolina Museum of Art – Raleigh, NC
July 16 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
July 17 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
July 18 – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – Wilmington, NC
July 20 – Atlanta Botanical Garden – Atlanta, GA
Aug 11 – Spreckels Theatre – San Diego, CA
Aug 15 – Chautauqua Auditorium – Boulder, CO
Aug 17 – The Buell Theatre – Denver, CO
Aug 18 – Caldera Festival – Jackson, WY
Aug 21 – Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater – Des Moines, IA

Sonny & The Sunsets
(Photo by Carl Pocket for BeatCrave)
May 31 – The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
June 1 & 2 – Huichica Music Festival – Sonoma, CA
June 3 – Make-Out Room – San Francisco, CA
July 13 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 3 – 5- Pickathon Indie Roots Music Festival – Happy Valley, OR

King Tuff
(Photo by Ward Robinson)
May 31 – The Cellar Door – Visalia, CA
June 1 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA
June 9 – 285 Kent Ave – Brooklyn, NY
June 10 – Intercambrio – New Haven, CT
June 11 – Great Scott – Allston, MA
June 12 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
June 13 – Golden West Cafe – Baltimore, MD
June 14 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
June 15 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT
June 17 – The Flywheel – Easthampton, MA
July 5 – Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA
July 6 – Plush – Tucson, AZ
July 9 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
July 10 – City Tavern – Dallas, TX
July 11 – Sticky Fingerz Rock ‘N’ Roll Chicken Shack – Little Rock, AR
July 12 – Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
July 13 – Russian Recording – Bloomington, IN
July 14 – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
July 17 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
July 20 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA
July 21 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, British Columbia
July 22 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA
July 23 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
July 25 – Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
July 26 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
July 27 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
July 28 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Aug 25 & 26 – LouFest – St. Louis, MO

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…