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DJ Wynn finishes off his list of favorite albums of 2015 with Beat Connection, Diane Coffee, Beach House, and Sufjan Stevens.
Today’s program features music from Orenda Fink, Joanna Newsom, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and more!
Merry Christmas! It’s the day after, and today I’ve got an extremely cozy show for you. I like to spend the day after Christmas taking it easy, sipping tea, next to a roaring fire. Okay, maybe it’s not quite THAT picturesque, but you get the idea. That’s why today’s show is all about cozy-ness. It’s a day after Christmas show that’s perfect to put on while you’re relaxing with the family. And don’t forget to give yourself the best present of all, and follow BTR on Facebook!
It’s that time of year… Time for me, DJ Patrick K, to recap some of my most favorite tracks from The Rock Show in the year 2015… Extremely exciting stuff, hope you like it!
It’s a 90-minutes Tuesday set, hosted by DJ Emily. Relax for a bit and enjoy the tunes.
DJ Wynn’s Best Tracks of 2015 Part II featuring Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Pops Staples, Son Little, Pure Bathing Culture, Torres, and We Leave At Midnight.
Happy December! If you’re like me and also everyone else I know, then you have a winter cold! It stinks, you’ve got a runny nose, and your throats been a-hurtin’ for weeks. But don’t worry- we’ve got nineteen great distractions on the show today! Everything from electronic to acapella- we’ve got it on the show today. And don’t forget to check out BTR on Facebook and give us a like!
DJRePete spares you from the holiday music today with alternative from Oberhofer and The Mountain Goats, a trippy set with Michael Rault and the very 60s-sounding Hierophants, and electronica beats with Skylar Spence and Soda Shop. Also, hit up info on the Stereosonic Festival going on this weekend in Australia and featuring an appearance by BTR artist Claptone. Plus, discover alt artist Shirlette Ammons and don’t miss a cameo from Peter, Bjorn, and John. Spare yourself the sleigh bells for this 90 minute music discovery mix with DJRePete on BTR!
DJRePete inches you 90 minutes closer to the Thanksgiving weekend in the US with power electric alt from CHVRCHES and Metric. He’s also thankful for the latest album from Here We Go Magic and an addictive beat track from Bob Moses. Plus, hit up a folk set headlined by The Mae Trio head of their appearance down-under to play the new MOTH venue in Brisbane. And get info on Evening Hymns’ doubleheader this Friday in Toronto. That’s your Thanksgiving Eve start with DJRePete on BTR!
90-minutes of tunes for your Tuesday! Turn of the music and enjoy this mix with DJ Emily!
Post Halloween spookiness!!!! DJ Drew delivers the ghoulish tunes on his Sunday Show only on BTR
It’s a delightfully weird Wednesday again here on BTR. I’m really digging the new album from German soundscape creators Phantom Horse, so we’re leading off with them today. We visit some old favorites like Sharon Van Etten and some really, really old favorite like Sufan’s Stevens’ title track from Enjoy Your Rabbit. So make sure to stay tuned!
New music from Sego, Editors, CHVRCHES, and Gang Signs.
On today’s show we feature some of your new favorite tunes from Antony & the Johnsons, Shannon Stephens, Tall Tall Trees, Milk Carton Kids, and more!
New music from The Fresh and Onlys, Craig Finn, Botany, Grey Lands, and Froth.
Today’s show features music from Junip, Aisha Burns, Kevin Morby and many more!
It’s a fun and fresh set this week! We’ve got lovely tunes from HOOKWORMS, BRIANA MARELA, DUCKTAILS, and more! If you like you rock music free and easy, then there’s only one place for you in this lonesome, godforsaken earth– The Rock Show on BTR!
DJRePete energizes your BTR start today with some power rock from Cusses, Icky Blossoms, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin! Tune in for the scoop on another US “palooza” festival, this one featuring both a BTR band + an attempt at the world record for high fives in 60 seconds. Uh-huh. Plus, Laura Marling, Sharon Van Etten, and a jazz throwback with Zach Brock. Basically, a solid mix to start your BTR Wednesday!
Today DJ Patrick K and DJ Wynn drop in to reminisce about 10 years of BTR Yesterday
Dear folk world, thanks for joining us this week for a very special 4th of July broadcast of the Folk Wave on BTR! Today’s show focuses on regions of the United States!
Few things are more iconic in the history of American fashion than the denim jean. First assembled for miners in 1853 by none other than Levi Strauss, blue jeans are woven into the fabric of our country, and no other garment is a better fit for US manufacturing than our national wardrobe workhorse. Thankfully, a few labels have started to realize the importance of maintaining denim’s history and integrity within American culture, and have started to bring the industry back home. Raleigh Denim, founded in 2007, is one such brand. Victor Lytvinenko and Sarah Yarborough are the visionaries behind this Raleigh, NC-based line of jeans, and their men’s and women’s styles are known for impeccable tailoring, thoughtful construction, and durability. On today’s show, Victor shares the story of how he and Sarah became obsessed with denim, the vintage machines they use to create each pair of jeans, what “selvedge” means, some care tips that will help ensure a long life for your favorite jeans, and more. Plus, I’ve got a great playlist of music featuring new material from Sharon Van Etten and up-and-comers Ancient Warfare, as well as Sufjan Stevens and Arcade Fire. So join us as we celebrate all-American style here on BTR’s Sew & Tell!
90-minutes of music for your Tuesday. Lots of new stuff in rotation on BTR and there is a smattering of it on today’s mix. Plus, some old favorites as well. Enjoy!
It’s time for a Fireworks Party on BTR’s Roadside Assistance, presented by United Airlines! Listen as 8 different BTR DJs present 8 different interpretations on what kind of soundtrack goes best with flames, gunpowder and explosions in the sky
Some iconic fashion labels have couples at the helm – Kate Spade, Calvin Klein, and The Row, just to name a few – and often owe the strength of the brand to the strength of the relationship at their center. Karen Stewart and Howard Brown of Stewart + Brown are just such a stylish pair, proving that two heads are better than one. The husband and wife are pioneers of the sustainable style movement who founded their women’s wear brand in 2002 before sustainable style was on anyone’s radar. Leading by example, they showed fellow indie designers that sustainable can be synonymous with fashion-forward style, and ethics and aesthetics can co-exist. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Karen and Howard about how the fashion industry has changed since they launched their line, the WGSN award they received for “Most Sustainable Brand,” how they hope to inspire the next generation of indie designers, the unique fabrics and textiles they use in their line, and more. Plus, I’ve got a playlist dedicated to the highs and lows of relationships, featuring tracks from Swedish artist Loney Dear, Sufjan Stevens, Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture, and She & Him. So grab your bff, your SO, your pet, or whoever else might be the Dolce to your Gabbana, and join us as we examine relationships from a fashionably forward perspective.
This week’s show is a bit more on the quiet, laid-back side of things. Mostly lo-fi, lonely singer-songwriter music, some new stuff, some new stuff, some old stuff. Lots of static and acoustic guitar. It’s a good mix!
DJ Wynn celebrates his four days on a train with tracks from Ava Luna, Hookworms, Sufjan Stevens, and Caribou.
DJRePete’s at the controls for the first 90 minutes of your BTR Wednesday with new electronica from LoneLady, the brand new album by The Mountain Goats, and alt rock with POW! Plus, a throwback live track from Ty Segall, more from the latest album by Sufjan Stevens, and a trio of US festivals to highlight from California to Ohio to Georgia. And to keep things jazzy, some beats with 11 Acorn Lane and Dunkelbunt! Get movin’, it’s your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
Sundays with DJ Drew on BTR
Sometimes on the Rock Show, you don’t just get rocks… You get a mixed bag, filled with all kind of wonderful things! Rocks, twigs, berries, seeds, nuts, it’s all here… And you’re gonna love it!
Sandal season is coming!! Are you ready? Fortunately, this week’s guest has a stylish, sustainable solutions for warm weather – Evan Streusand is the founder behind Fortress of Inca, a line of ethically-made, fashion-forward footwear for men and women. The brand is known for handcrafted shoes made from natural materials, and their designs can be found in boutiques and retails stores all over the country. On today’s show, Evan will talk about the travels in Peru that led him to launch Fortress of Inca, some of the lessons he’s learned through starting his own label, the brand’s commitment to natural materials, their brand new store front, and more. Plus, I’ve got a playlist filled with great new music, including more off “Carrie and Lowell” from Sufjan Stevens, a track off the latest from AZ singer-songwriter decker., and two powerhouse electropop tracks from French artist Madjo and Australia’s Chela. So join me for a look at just how fashionable fair trade can truly be, with Sew & Tell on BTR!
Oh no… We’re really rockin’ now! Haha, not really, this is actually a pretty low-key set once we burn through the first few tunes. Enjoy!
It’s Monitoring Week here on BreakThru, and fashion is definitely an industry that can use some monitoring. Some of fashion’s top players have come under (justifiable) fire in recent years for lack of safe practices within their production chains. This week’s guests are monitoring those practices and attempting to hold large fashion corporations accountable for their actions and decisions. Kaytee Reik is a campaign manager for Sum of Us, an organization that seeks to keep global corporations honest through public awareness campaigns. While they deal with corporate crimes from every industry, fashion has had an increasing ethical and environmental impact that they aim to address. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Kaytee about how Sum of Us functions as a corporate monitor, the challenges involved in holding major fashion retailers accountable in an age of long and complex production chains, and a few of the big box stores that are genuinely seeking to improve their practices. And later in the show, you’ll hear an excerpt from an earlier interview with cinematographer and director Andrew Morgan, whose documentary “The True Cost,” about the impact of fast fashion, will be out at the end of May. Andrew will talk about the impetus for the film, the research and interview process that has helped him shape the project, and why ethical fashion is an important topic now more than ever before. Plus, as always, I’ve got a great playlist full of new releases, including the latest from folk-roots artist William Elliott Whitmore, a recently released dreamy remix from Berlin producer duo The Trommelfellas, and another track off the beautiful new record from Sufjan Stevens. So join us for this opportunity to learn more about what happens behind the curtains of the fashion industry, with Sew & Tell on BTR!
Your Wednesday starts fresh with a DJRePete mix featuring new alt pop by Bombadil, alt rock with The Aquadolls, and blues with Low Cut Connie. Plus, hit up info where you can catch a great show amid a garage sale vibe in LA as well as what’s doing next week in Princeton, NJ with My Brightest Diamond. And delve into the first new album by Sufjan Stevens in 3 years with a track off Corrie & Lowell, and get your dance pants on for a funky electro set headlined by 11 Acorn Lane. Good start to your BTR Wednesday with DJRePete!
Monday’s Mix is stacked with new tracks from Sufjan Stevens, Low Cut Connie, Fort Romeau, and William Elliot Whitmore.
I fell in love with the girl on The Rock Show… Hey, wait a minute, I’m not a girl! Or am I?… Ha ha. But I am on The Rock Show, and indeed I am lovable! Or am I?… Ha, ha.
This week, I got to speak with talented young photographer, actor and NYU student Sasha Frolova, whose recently made headlines with a unique portrait series featuring her grandmother. Sasha selected specific F/W 2015 beauty looks from the runways of February’s NYFW, and replicated them on her grandmother, creating a surreal, dream-like, compelling series that challenges preconceptions of age and beauty, and raises questions about feminine identity within fashion. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Sasha about her discovery of photography, why she wanted to create this series with her grandmother, the incredible fashion icon and role model her grandmother has been in her life, her latest photography project, and more. Plus, I’ve got a playlist filled with the latest indie releases including brand new Sufjan Stevens and The Cribs, as well as tracks off the debut albums from two talented singer-songwriters, Sarah Bethe Nelson and Shana Falana. So join us and learn in style – fashion class is in session with Sew & Tell on BTR!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Sufjan Stevens
THEEsatisfaction. Zula/annex. Sheer Mag. Little Spoon. Et Aliae. user48736353001. Markaria Rho. And more…
100 episodes, can you believe it?! I can’t, but the Music Digest Crew plays it real cool, discussing songs from Sheer Mag, Petite Noir, Sufjan Stevens, Zula/Annex, The Prefab Messiahs, and Liars.

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