Sew & Tell

Premiere DateJun 15, 2012
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Modern Man Arcade Fire)
03:15 Interview with Bron Heussenstamm of Alex Maine
10:36 DJ Marie
12:00 Raised Right Men Tom Waits
15:17 Cowboy Limes
19:37 Man In The Moon Jukebox The Ghost
21:29 DJ Marie
22:30 Interview with Bron Heussenstamm
29:28 DJ Marie
31:16 Kind Of Man Alessi's Ark
33:06 Big Man Birthmark
37:07 Middle Man Big Search
40:57 DJ Marie
42:05 Interview with Bron Heussenstamm
49:57 DJ Marie
51:13 Let Me Be Him Hot Chip
58:55 Finish

BTR is taking a week to honor and celebrate men! And what better time to do a long-overdue menswear feature here on Sew & Tell? Not only do I have men’s apparel on today’s show, but I have Alex Maine, a hot new made-in-the-USA label, based in L.A. Surf pro and entrepreneur Bron Heussenstamm grew up in the world of fashion apparel, with parents who started two big-name Southern California stores. What he saw as a hole in the menswear industry – well-made, stylish, but comfortable pants – became the impetus for his new brand. With passionate dedication to bringing U.S. industry back to life, Alex Maine offers guys an opportunity to look good, and feel great about what they’re wearing. On today’s show, Bron will talk about his inspiration to launch Alex Maine, crafting a retail experience for the guy’s guy, and some lessons he learned about fashion retail from his father.

Plus, a man-centric playlist with great variety, including tunes from Tom Waits, Limes, Birthmark, and Big Search, as well as brand new music from Hot Chip and Jukebox the Ghost. So listen up! It’s not too late to do some last-minute Father’s Day shopping, and Alex Maine has got you covered!


Alex Maine, American Made
(All photos courtesy of Alex Maine)


Owner & founder Bron Heussenstamm


Jukebox the Ghost
(Photo by Shervin Lainez)
June 15 – Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT
June 16 – Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME
June 21 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
June 22 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
June 29 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
June 30 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
July 6 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
July 7 – The Earth House – Indianapolis, IN
July 8 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
July 9 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
July 11 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
July 12 – Firebird – St. Louis, MO
July 13 – High Watt – Nashville, TN
July 14 & 15 – Bunbury Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH


Alessi’s Ark
(Photo by Julieta Sans)
June 23 – It’s All Happening! Festival – London, United Kingdom
July 19 – 22 – The London Folkfest – London, United Kingdom
Aug 31 – Sept 2 – End of the Road Festival – Salisbury, United Kingdom
Nov 1 – The Ruby Lounge – Manchester, United Kingdom


Hot Chip
(Photo by Travis Huggett)
June 15 – 17 – Lovebox – London, United Kingdom
June 23 & 24 – Ebisu Garden Hall – Tokyo, Japan
June 26 – Avalon – Singapore
July 2 – Circolo Magnolia – Milan, Italy
July 7 – Cite de la Musique – Paris, France
July 13 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
July 15 – Sound Academy – Toronto, Ontario
July 17 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
July 18 – Prospect Park Bandshell – Brooklyn, NY
July 20 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
July 21 – The Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
July 22 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
July 26 – 29 – Camp Bestival – East Lulworth, United Kingdom
Aug 9 – 11 – Way Out West Festival – Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug 16 – 18 – Pukkelpop – Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 31 – Sept 2 – Electric Picnic – Stradbally, Ireland
Sept 8 – Bestival – Newport, United Kingdom
Sept 9 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
Sept 11 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
Sept 13 – McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Sept 14 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
Sept 15 & 16 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, British Columbia

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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