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Are music festivals on cruise ships the wave of the future?
TGIFashion! Sew & Tell is here to boost your weekend style sophistication factor, and this week's guests are just the pair to take on the task! Peter Buer and Phoebe Sung started Cold Picnic, a collaborative line of accessories, in 2010. Over the course of just 2 short years, they've released multiple collections of bold, sculptural designs that draw inspiration from 1970's crafts, ancient art and textiles, and Native American culture. From chunky rings to woven necklaces, animal pendants to etched leather, these two have brought a chic anthropological vibe to their Brooklyn storefront, A Thousand Picnics. On today's show, Peter and Phoebe will talk about how a bibliophilic road trip ultimately became a business, some of the unique crafts and materials they use, and a few new projects in the works. Plus, a disquieting playlist assembled just for the Halloween season, with some of the spookiest tracks from recent weeks including artists like Dum Dum Girls, Mumford & Sons, WIN WIN, King Tuff and more. So tune in & prepare for some frighteningly fashionable radio on BTR!
The popularity of bicycles in NYC has been met with a rise in bicycle theft, causing many bikers to rethink the security measures they take.
Ever wonder what it is that makes a garment high-quality? What really IS the difference, besides brand, between a blouse from H&M or Hermès? On today's show, we have the perfect guest to tackle these questions. Nayantara Banerjee is known in the NYC fashion circuit as The Williamsburg Seamster, and has made a name for herself as a skilled tailor. After graduating from Syracuse, Nayantara spent time working at the women's bespoke collection Dara Lamb before going on to grow her own alterations business. She's been featured in the Times, and her house-call tailoring services have become a treasure of the Williamsburg neighborhood. On the show today, Nayantara discusses the finer points of garment construction, reveals a few key differences between quality and carelessness, and offers listeners a few tips on alterations to consider the next time you're about to toss a favorite dress on the give-away pile. Plus, an AMAZING music set today full of great new tracks from Antony & The Johnsons, Icky Blossoms, Blonds, ERAAS, Dan Deacon, and Animal Collective. So tune in and turn it up, as we study style here on BreakThru Radio!
Day 1 of adventures for BTR's Matt Lehtola at Brooklyn's Northside Festival
With a style somewhat reminiscent of the late, great Townes Van Zandt, The Ghost Of Arthur James makes music that sounds at once haunting and hopeful. Here, he plays the song “New Mexico” at the City Reliquary, a cozy museum space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that exhibits interesting ephemera.

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