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Bonnie Prince Billy
Got the Monday blues? DJRePete’s got you covered with an hour of blues breakin’ thru from Joe Henry, rock blues with Deer Tick, and some international blues with El Rego. Plus, check out an artist playing a Rhode Island concert series. And don’t miss blocs by Bonnie "Prince" Billy and the musically diverse blues band Nation Beat. Catch it all in the Backroom on BTR!
WATCH for FALLING ROCK
Fall has begun, and we felt it nip at our heels this week in New York! Yes indeed, it is time for the seasonal wardrobe change-over, and sad as I am to see those sundresses go into storage for the next few months, I am definitely ready to break out my fall boots, sweaters, scarves and hats! Just in time for the first frost, I have a talented designer whose debut Fall/Winter 2011 Collection offers a myriad of elegant solutions for stylish warmth. Shui Chen was born and raised in Taiwan, and after studying fine art there, she came to the U.S. to pursue fashion. And lucky for us! Shui's fall collection is full of Alpaca wool, silk, and leather, offering the warmth of your grandfather's sweater with the modern simplicity and versatility of today's runway. On today's show, Shui will tell us what brought her fine art to fashion, her sculptural approach to garments, what's ahead for Spring/Summer 2012, and her favorite place to find fall leaves in NYC! Plus, in honor of both fall and BTR's Genre Week, today's playlist is a celebration of a few of my favorite musical genres. This is an autumnal mix of freak folk, alt country, vintage surfer-pop and electronica, including artists like Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Sufjan Stevens, Little Scream, Phophorescent, ceo, Bon Iver & more. So stick around and warm up some apple cider...
Remember when you didn't have Google Maps on your phone? Printing directions off the internet, asking strangers for help, relying on paper maps... soooo slooooow. All have essentially become a thing of the past, thanks to the wonders and convenience of digital technology! For BTR's Small Screen Week, and celebration of all things smartphone, I had the honor of hosting Jessica Moore and Bill Atkins on the show. This duo is responsible for one of fashion's best organizational tools, the iPhone application Stylebook. Just some of Stylebook's best features include a fully customizable wardrobe, which you can use to plan looks, a virtual inspiration board you can tote around while shopping, and a calendar that helps you keep track of what you wore on which day. It's got all that and more, and on today's show, Jessica and Bill will tell us all about the program development, some of the innovative ways in which customers are using it, and reveal a few details about new features to come in the next update. Plus, we've got a collection of great new folk/alt country/indie rock tracks from Blitzen Trapper, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Armistice and more. Stay on top of all the latest and greatest developments with BTR!

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