Whether you know him for his solo work or as 1/3 of prairie rap pioneers Shadez, Len Bowen is an integral piece of Winnipeg’s hip-hop community.
Stay tuned for a conversation about his new BBS.Steve-produced project for 4th Quarter Records, creative freedom, music that needs to “marinate” before it can be fully appreciated, and much more!
Unfortunately I had to cut a few sections of this interview from the final podcast because they were interrupted by one of my kids (a hazard of dad-casting), but the version here is still a really good listen.
This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company and by Gruf and Yy's new 'Mental Health Day' album, and its release show Dec. 29!
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It's a quick lunch-hour chat with singer-songwriter Daniel Emerson, frontman of [A Rebel Named Riel](http://www.facebook.com/pg/arebelnamedriel/). We talk about his artistic roots in the Thompson, MB, hip-hop community, the way his Metis cultural background influences his music, that big-ass Louis Riel hand tattoo, and much more! We also discuss the new material he's working on, but since that's still being created, the songs on this episode are A Rebel Named Riel demos from a few years back. Thanks to everyone who has supported the podcast thus far. Thanks to supporters like you, we can keep churning out interviews twice a week! If you like the show, please head down to [patreon.com/witchpolice](http://www.patreon.com/witchpolice), and for as little as $1 a month (less than 12 cents an episode), you can help keep the lights on! This episode is brought to you by our friends at the Park Theatre, who have a whole calendar of great upcoming shows. Check it out on their website for more details! ...and speaking of the Park, be sure to check out the inaugural [Manitoba Podcast Festival](http://www.facebook.com/events/2188824571388548/), happening there Sept. 30! ...
Jim Agapito is a Winnipeg filmmaker, punk, and lead singer of the mighty [Agapito](http://agapito.bandcamp.com/album/sadism) (a Winnipeg supergroup featuring members of Cancer Bats, Union Stockyards, and more)! He's been on the show in the past, but this was his first one-on-one on the podcast, and we talk about the band, the pandemic and how it has affected his life and career, and so much more. This episode is brought to you by our friends at [House of Wonders](http://houseofwonders.online/), [Bluebloods](http://soundcloud.com/bluebloodsmusic), [the Dirty Beat](http://www.instagram.com/thedirtybeat/),and [Jared Adams](http://tragicnostalgia.ca/). Don't forget to help out our pals at [the Park Theatre](http://www.myparktheatre.com/)! Buy a gift card to help them through this difficult time. Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on [Patreon](http://www.patreon.com/witchpolice). 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! ...
This week’s episode features a live performance by Winnipeg two-piece VAMPIRES, who are preparing to play their first show in a year. They’re joined by returning guest Darryl Reilly of the Guerrillas of Soul to talk about the “advertising” theme. Check out previous recordings by both bands on Witchpolice: a single by GoS and a Tales From CKUW session by Vampires. ...