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Twin Peaks is a Chicago-based band comprised of Cadien, Clay, Connor, and Jack — four young dudes blasting out fuzzy rock ‘n roll. Catchy hooks, a pile of effects, and blasts of attitude have brought a whole lot of attention to this foursome, based on their demos and hard-touring. After trying to hang it up and go to school, the guys realized they were destined (or doomed?) to rock, and headed right back into their own world of honest garage rock.
Twin Peaks is a Chicago-based band comprised of Cadien, Clay, Connor, and Jack — four young dudes blasting out fuzzy rock ‘n roll. Catchy hooks, a pile of effects, and blasts of attitude have brought a whole lot of attention to this foursome, based on their demos and hard-touring. After trying to hang it up and go to school, the guys realized they were destined (or doomed?) to rock, and headed right back into their own world of honest garage rock.
Haaaaaay! Guess what??!! Sew & Tell has its first nail artist on the show today, and she’s suuuuper awesome. Ashley Crowe is a Chicago-based freelance nail artist who started a blog called Astrowifey to document her passion for nail art, as she herself learned and experimented in the early days of nail art popularity. Little did she know that her blogging and hobby would soon transition to an incredibly successful career and cult following, but lucky for us, it did! Winner of this year’s Refinery29 Nail Art Nation contest, Ashley’s bold, expressive work is inspired by pop and contemporary art, rock music, and fashion. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Ashley about how her passion for nail art became a career, her role in the development of Tipsy Zine, the first U.S.-based lifestyle nail art publication, a few of her nail art role models, and insider tips on some must-have polishes, upcoming trends, and DIY upkeep for healthy nails. All that, plus a playlist mixed with post-punk and atmospherically autumnal music, including tracks from Franz Ferdinand, Man Man, Aisha Burns, Hookworms, and more. So tune in and prepare to nail fall fashion with BTR and Astrowifey!
The ever-prolific Chicagoan being himself in the only way he knows how.
Free events throughout big cities this July 4th Weekend.
There’s slow cookers, slow motion, slow pokes… but what about slow style? This week on Sew & Tell, we take a look at a counter-culture movement within fashion that (unlike the rest of the industry) actually encourages shoppers to buy *less*. My guest is Crystal Grover, a member of the Slow Fashion Forward partnership and half of the talented design team INDO. Crystal works as both a sustainability-focused educator and interior architect, and on today’s show, she’ll talk about the key principles and values that underly the concept of slow fashion, the mission of SFF, her own design work with INDO, and Chicago’s growing slow craft scene. Plus, I have a slew of slow fashion resources for you on today’s playlist page, along with music in the mix from Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Sonny & The Sunsets, Phosphorescent, UK classical electronic artist Jon Hopkins, and more. So ease into your weekend with this special slow-fashion-dedicated Sew & Tell, on BTR!
The Chicago Sun-Times receives criticism after laying off all of its photographers.
Want your summer to be an endless list of concerts? Here are the best places in America to road trip for free shows.
The seven most incredible, up-and-coming art shows in the United States.
The Chicago-based band that’s rewriting the non-rules of punk in their own narrative.
This week we review Chance the Rapper’s second LP, Acid Rap, self-released on April 30th. The 20-year-old, who took acid while writing the LP, touches upon a variety of musical genres, trap, juke, gospel, soul, ragtime, and more, an impressive effort for such a young mc. The album will arguably sustain the year, having recieved a flood of positive criticism already. I liked this album, I made this show long, my bad (xo Margaret.)
A new art exhibition from Nick Cave! (But not THAT Nick Cave.)

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