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“In 2006, Sheri Barclay was living in Edmonton, Alberta, where she had a music zine interviewing groups like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and a local Metallica cover band, and hosted a radio show on the University of Alberta station CJSR-FM. Sheri is an unapologetic personality with good taste and a decent drawl, and her show, The Barclay Hour, was eventually picked up by Viva Radio, American Apparel’s internet broadcasting station housed in Park Slope. The hipster clothing brand fit a particular New York moment, advertising with billboards of Woody Allen film stills and tuning the stores to Turn On the Bright Lights. That physical and music landscape could never exist today.”