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Commemorating the life of a hero who forever changed the way our nation would come to view the LGBT community.
This Californian storytelling event, focused on sexual exploits, brings openness to eroticism.
BTR staff check out NYC’s Mission Chinese Food for the first time.
In keeping with BTR’s Tour Week, I have a guest on today’s Sew & Tell who will help you stay stylish (and organized) on the road. Noah Guy is the founder & designer behind the U.S.-made, San Francisco-based line Joshu + Vela. Joshu + Vela embodies all the any travel bag should be, in a myriad of sizes and purposes: from weekender to wallet, Noah’s designs have you covered in conscientious, practical style. On today’s show, you’ll hear what Noah learned about construction while working for Levi’s, the meant-to-be resurrection story of Joshu + Vela, the challenges and rewards of Noah’s commitment to make his product in the USA, from U.S.-sourced materials, and the beautifully dynamic quality of the leather Noah uses to create Joshu + Vela bags. I’ve also got some great music on the show from artists like Dawes, Lia Ices, and Jenny Wilson, along with brand new tracks from Deer Tick, Golden Suits, and Julia Holter – PLUS travel style & packing tips in today’s Odds & Ends!! So much good stuff on the show today – just tune in, turn it up, and let BTR get you ready for your next vacay (before summer ends… shhhhh!!)
A Q&A on how expensive urban locales like San Francisco can better respond to hoarders.
The SPCA faces cases of animal hoarding, which is a severe psychological problem.
It’s Hoarding Week and on today’s show, Deputy Director of the Mental Health Association of San Francisco, Michael Gause shares with us some better insight into the difference between how mainstream psychology thinks of hoarding and the pop culture stigma surrounding it. But first, BTR’s own Tanya Silverman joins us to talk about her coverage of the ‘Restore the Fourth’ protests in New York City over the holiday.
Shades of classic rock and 50’s/60’s pop permeate The Blank Tapes’ stoner/pych-rock vibes. Hailing from San Francisco, Matt Adams is a prolific songwriter — not to mention a talented visual artist — with a timeless approach to music. Now in perhaps its leanest and strongest form yet, The Blank Tapes are a trio these days, featuring Adams along with girlfriend/resident-Moe Tucker-style-drummer Pearl Charles, and D.A. Humphrey on bass, and they’re ready to spread their songs across the land, taking us all on Vacation.
Want your summer to be an endless list of concerts? Here are the best places in America to road trip for free shows.
Big Tree, currently planted in California’s Bay Area, has spent the past five years establishing a fan base on both coasts. With a lush sound that blends folk and pop, the 5-piece band crafts songs of an epic nature, full of movement and melody. Here they discuss their bi-coastal existence, as well as their experience with an eco-friendly touring van, among other things, with guest host DJ Wynn.
Shades of classic rock and 50’s/60’s pop permeate The Blank Tapes’ stoner/pych-rock vibes. Hailing from San Francisco, Matt Adams is a prolific songwriter — not to mention a talented visual artist — with a timeless approach to music. Now in perhaps its leanest and strongest form yet, The Blank Tapes are a trio these days, featuring Adams along with girlfriend/resident-Moe Tucker-style-drummer Pearl Charles, and D.A. Humphrey on bass, and they’re ready to spread their songs across the land, taking us all on Vacation.
The accessible and economical arts showcase returns to Manhattan.
The Ravens and 49ers meet in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, February 3rd — an historic battle that pits head coaching brothers Jim and John Harbaugh against each other. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker visits bars devoted to both Baltimore and San Francisco fans to ask about their thoughts on the big game, as well as what they have planned for the day-long festivities of Super Bowl Sunday.

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