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BTR catches up with Wesley Brunch to talk about his dream-pop project and upcoming album.
This week, the station is taking a look at one of my favorite topics: photography. Here on Sew & Tell, I had a the pleasure of chatting with visual anthropologist, professor, and street style blogger Brent Luvaas of Urban Fieldnotes, about the ways in which street style photography is influencing and shaping the fashion industry. Brent documents not only the colorful street styles of Philadelphia, but also the culture of street style blogs themselves, using Urban Fieldnotes as an ongoing research project. On today’s show, he shares his insights into the nature of street style photography, some of the movements’ founders and historic influences, the ways in which the widespread popularity of street style blogs is shaping high-end fashion editorial, his own approach to street style documentation, and more. Plus, a very photogenic playlist full of tracks old and new – you’ll hear the latest from Montreal’s Ark Life and Philly band Literature, alongside earlier songs from Phosphorescent and Matt and Kim. So grab your camera(phone) and get inspired to hit the streets, with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
Mannequin Pussy is a dirty, nasty, excellent garage punk duo-turned-trio of childhood friends. Not only does this episode include fiery performances of the band’s songs, but you’ve got the added bonus of Travis revealing the terrifying truth behind natural flavoring. You won’t want to miss this one.
This week we chat with artist Matt Kalasky, Director at The St. Claire, a Philadelphia based arts blog with awesome events and a fresh take on creativity.
This week we chat with artist Matt Kalasky, Director at The St. Claire, a Philadelphia based arts blog with awesome events and a fresh take on creativity.
Is the American Dream still alive and well for Millennials?
This week we sit down with the Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof, dream team founders of The Art Blog.
Chanting, free associating, realizing the importance of jingle-writing aesthetic and why it’s always possible to get weirder.
Today we talk about the latest LP from Philadelphia based band The War on Drugs. Lost in the Dream, released on March 18th by Secretly Canadian, is the first album from the group since 2011’s Slave Ambient. Melding grassroots American indie rock, psychedelia, and shoegaze, this timeless record offers a lot of good grooves in the vein of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Sting, and ‘80s production in general. It is very referential, but does transcend those influences at points through compelling chord changes and interesting song structures. Definitely worth checking out.
Your Wednesday breaks thru with DJRePete who’s spinning alt rock with MiniBoone, as well as hip/hop-blues-electronica beats via I’ll Be John Brown and Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover of Community fame. Plus, a few throwbacks mixed in as well including Peter Bjorn & John, Los Straightjackets, and a self-indulgent electronica crossover track by Music Go Music. And don’t miss an exclusive live cut from the Serious Business archives. Yep, all that in 90 minutes. It’s DJRePete on BTR!
BTR talks tours, tones and timing with Zane Kanevsky of Philadelphia based alt rock duo Banned Books.
BTR sits down with the Philly-based beach pop rock band to discuss Britney Spears and their latest single.

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