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January 27, 2022 00:44:10
WR659: Mike Peters of Cancer Bats

WR659: Mike Peters of Cancer Bats

My old pal Mike Peters of Cancer Bats is back on the show, and we're talking about his primary project for the first time!We talked about their upcoming (recorded in Winnipeg) new record, living here while the rest of the band is in Toronto, the “acoustic” version of the Bats, and much more. This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company and by the new Good + Plenty Producer's Club podcast!Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon! You can help out for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! You can also throw a one-time tip via Buymeacoffee.As always, if you like the podcast, please tell a friend or 20! Rate and review on your podcast player of choice! Word of mouth is still the main way Witchpolice Radio reaches new ears.Thanks for listening! ...

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January 24, 2022 00:45:53
WR658: Ancient Raven Records

WR658: Ancient Raven Records

Ancient Raven Records is a new Gimli-based label releasing cassettes and vinyl.I had a conversation with the label’s founder, Jønas Scott — who released one of my favourite local albums last year as Van Allen — about past, present and future projects, including Smoky Tiger tapes, a vinyl reissue of a 1970s Interlake classic, and much more.Van Allen tracks are sprinkled throughout the conversation!Full disclosure: Ancient Raven is releasing a remastered cassette of my old band, The Mouth-Boat, which you should all pick up now!This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company and by the new Good + Plenty Producer's Club podcast!Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon! You can help out for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! You can also throw a one-time tip via Buymeacoffee.As always, if you like the podcast, please tell a friend or 20! Rate and review on your podcast player of choice! Word of mouth is still the main way Witchpolice Radio reaches new ears.Thanks for listening! ...

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January 20, 2022 00:42:43
WR657: Gruf, Yy and Rob Crooks

WR657: Gruf, Yy and Rob Crooks

Veteran Winnipeg MCs Gruf (Fermented Reptile, Frek Sho) and Yy (Park-Like Setting, Your Brother In My Backpack), alongside producer Rob Crooks are on the show about their outstanding new ‘Mental Health Day’ record!We talked about Gruf and Yy’s long-awaited team-up, the album’s lyrically dense sound, how boundaries were pushed on both vocals and beats, and much more!Get Mental Health Day now from Saskatoon Folk Rap Records (after you check out the podcast, of course). This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company and by the new Good + Plenty Producer's Club podcast!Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon! You can help out for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! You can also throw a one-time tip via Buymeacoffee.As always, if you like the podcast, please tell a friend or 20! Rate and review on your podcast player of choice! Word of mouth is still the main way Witchpolice Radio reaches new ears.Thanks for listening! ...

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January 17, 2022 00:26:59
WR656: Eye and Ear Control

WR656: Eye and Ear Control

Here's my conversation with Brad Skibinsky from Winnipeg’s heavy vinyl distro Eye and Ear Control Records!It's a great chat about serving a niche community of discerning metal fans, opening a small physical HQ in the Exchange, working with local artists like Propagandhi (he just restocked the Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes remix/remaster), and so much more! This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company.Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon! You can help out for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! You can also throw a one-time tip via Buymeacoffee.As always, if you like the podcast, please tell a friend or 20! Rate and review on your podcast player of choice! Word of mouth is still the main way Witchpolice Radio reaches new ears.Thanks for listening!(Shoutout to Beck Becker for the sweet voiceover in the intro) ...

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January 13, 2022 00:41:42
WR655: Greg Hanec

WR655: Greg Hanec

Space)doxa at the Graffiti Gallery has been Winnipeg’s source for outsider musical performances for years. I talked to its curator, Greg Hanec, about some of the upcoming events — acoustic, electronic and otherwise — coming up at the Higgins Ave. venue over the next few months.Sprinkled throughout are musical selections by space)doxa participants (chosen by Greg) including The Inflatable Band, French Class, Patrick Michalishyn, and Philia.Note: Because we're in the middle of a pandemic and changes to restrictions are happening fluidly, at least one of the events Greg discusses on the episode (the first one) has already been cancelled. Here's hoping the rest of them go smoothly! This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company and by Gruf and Yy's new 'Mental Health Day' album on Saskatoon Folk Rap Records.Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon! You can help out for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! You can also throw a one-time tip via Buymeacoffee.As always, if you like the podcast, please tell a friend or 20! Rate and review on your podcast player of choice! Word of mouth is still the main way Witchpolice Radio reaches new ears.Thanks for listening! ...

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January 10, 2022 00:42:46
WR654: Crime Cellar

WR654: Crime Cellar

Call it doomwave, Black Sabbath meets Tears for Fears, or whatever else: Crime Cellar has unleashed its debut EP on an unsuspecting Winnipeg public. Check out our conversation about the contrasts between their metal backgrounds and the new sound, the undying appeal of the ‘80s, starting out as a band through a global pandemic, and much more! This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company and by Gruf and Yy's new 'Mental Health Day' album on Saskatoon Folk Rap Records.Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patreon, including our latest patron, Graham! You can help out for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! You can also throw a one-time tip via Buymeacoffee.As always, if you like the podcast, please tell a friend or 20! Rate and review on your podcast player of choice! Word of mouth is still the main way Witchpolice Radio reaches new ears.Thanks for listening! ...

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