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Julia Carrie Wong joins us to discuss a fatal police shooting in San Francisco, Paige Shell-Spurling joins us to discuss auto workers compensation in Colombia, and listener mail.
Bay Area Live goes on the road for a second month! Well, not really, because I’m back in San Francisco now. But I still have some killer music to play from when I was out on the road with my band Face Tat in October. This month, I’m stoked to play a set by Vinyl Williams from Neurolux in Boise, Idaho recorded October 25.
Glenn Donaldson tells BTR about sketchy Craigslist communion and the importance of supporting quality songwriters. He also speaks of his prolific band, The Skygreen Leopards.
BTR Eatopia: Mobile Week Edition
It’s been a great summer. Bay Area Live got rocked by Parae and Soft Lions and got loud and sweaty with metal bands like Walken, With Our Arms To The Sun, and Giant Squid. Check it all out right here, right now.
Up-and-comers Soft Lions hail from San Diego, but they recently made the trek up to San Francisco — and I was there with my trust recorder in hand. Also captured a set from local post-punk outfit Parae. Enjoy!
BTR recently took a trip to scenic natural hideaways located in Berkeley, California. Lake Anza and Indian Rock Park turned out to be beautiful places that offer awesome views and athletic opportunities.
It’s Happiness Week here on BTR, and there’s almost nothing in fashion that makes me happier than a beautiful linen garment. Today’s guest, Zach Weinstein, is the Sales Director for CP Shades and son of the label’s founder David Weinstein. CP Shades is a collection of beautifully-crafted classic styles made in California from natural fibers like linen, silk, and cotton. It’s one of my personal favorites, and I don’t get much happier than when I can slip into a CP Shades piece! So join us today as we hear the engaging origin story of this unique brand from Zach Weinstein, who will also tell us a bit about the challenges of working with linen fabric, their unique production facilities in San Francisco, and the delicate balance they strike between offering their customer the familiar and the fresh. Plus, a playlist filled with some of my favorite tracks from 2015 (and the end of 2014), including songs from Emmy The Great, Copeland, and Mike Pace and the Child Actors. So join us for an hour of pure indie fashion + music bliss, with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
There’s been some great metal on Bay Area Live all year long! It’s time for a look back at all the heavy, thrashing good times we’ve had.
We hear the ideas of a re-imagined city that cares better for the soil, ecosystem and environment.
It’s been warming up around here. The reality of that statement has led us all to ditch our ovens and try to beat that summer heat by preparing eats that are simple to prep and don’t really totally require much heat, (except Hanabi cheated, but it was delicious so we give him a pass).
Even though it’s not Hanabi’s birthday, it was the nation’s birthday so to speak last weekend. Anyway, this week Hanabi discussed the upcoming Cochon Heritage Fire event coming up in Napa in August. If you like Argentinian style nose to tail grilling, this is the place. Hanabi also gives you some tips on making a grilled kale salad because why not grill a salad? You can grill fruit after all. Hanabi also gets into some creative uses for left overs territory with his Tom Ka salmon using left over Tom Ka soup. A Top Cutter IPA by Bale Breaker you say? Hmmmm. Not to be outdone by his salmon, but you should try the grilled mackerel al a Hanabi. Blue Apron. What have you got for us Insane Dane? Beet Hollandaise Benedict from Jack’s Wife Freda? Okay, I’m in. Also peep game on some of the latest from Dish + Drink.
When Seattle is feeling too popular, and not cool anymore, locals head to Oregon to remind them that Seattle has running water and electrify. I kid Oregon, I kid! Seriously though, Washington’s neighbor to the south and California’s neighbor to the north is not only beautiful but it’s also a great place to find some delicious eats.
This week is Fan Week here at BTR and we’re fans of many things. A big one isMolletes, which is a Mexican open face sandwich that Hanabi will give you the lowdown on. Since it’s fan week, Hanabi might as well say that he’s a huge fan of chef David Chang and Momofuku. As a fanboy, Hanabi throws down chef Chang’s recipe for ginger-scallion noodles ginger scallion. The always affable Insane Dane is crazy about jelly beans, well as crazy about jelly beans as can be considered normal. So, he decided to do a taste test on Dish + Drink.
It’s Metal Month Part 2 on Bay Area Live! At long last you can listen to the full Walken set taped at San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill.
BTR Eatopia: Rain Dance Edition
This week Hanabi decides to steal Insane Dane’s couture drink thunder. A visit to the Palm House for their blended passion fruit with Kraken rum is a good start Palm House. But, lets talk Micheladas for moment, shall we? In fact let’s talk about the Michelada Verde from Hecho. With cucumber, lime, jalapeño, cilantro, cane syrup and Modelo, you can’t lose! If you really want to get into it, and delve into some serious mixology you must try Trick Dog. It’s amazing! Pro-tip: Order Manimal fries with your drink. Lastly, you have to visit Dr. Teeth, as in Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. They have a drink called the “beer-garita. Enough said! Hanabi also likes to drink sake, so why not check out Umi Sake House, and while he’s at it he washes it down with a little Ikiki Sushi. Okay, Insane Dane, what have got for me? Oh, some spicy shrimp and mushroom, nice! Spicy Shrimp. Okay, you should probably check out the bands Cusses, Jim O’Rourke and Cale Parks
This week is vacation week at BTR. For Hanabi and Insane Dane it was Stay-cation week. Hanabi explores some upscale, delicious dishes in the San Francisco Mission District at Commonwealth. Seattle may be many things, but it’s not a BBQ capitol. But, Pecos Pit Barbecue is doing it’s very best to change that.
It’s metal month here on Bay Area Live. Two of San Francisco’s finest, Giant Squid and Walken, headlined two nights in a r ow at Bottom of the Hill.
This month we have a set by Future Twin, a Bay Area Live favorite back for the first time in over a year. We also had to give another spin to With Our Arms To The Sun and Li Xi. Just can’t get enough.
With Our Arms To The Sun is one of the most interesting new metal bands to come along in years. They’re out on tour with Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 and I was lucky enough to catch their set here in San Francisco at DNA Lounge. Also this month: The remainder of the Li Xi set I began playing for you last month. Lots of great new tunes from this SF-based band. Dig it!
New music from White Cloud, Li Xi, and a live remix of Al Lover’s “Sacred Drugs” right here on BreakThruRadio—the perfect thing to keep you warm during Snowmageddon 2015.

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