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!
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(Shoutout to Beck Becker for the sweet voiceover in the intro)
We're back with another edition of our ridiculous live improvised music show, the Big Mix-Up! The third installment took place Oct. 30 at Winnipeg's historic Park Theatre. The premise of the show remains the same: Winnipeg musicians from across a wide spectrum of genres come together and form randomized 'bands' to perform improvised music on stage. The genres and themes of their songs are based on audience suggestions. Mix-Up 3 may not have had a massive turnout (due to it being the tail-end of the Halloween weekend), but it did feature a powerhouse performance from musicians Harley James Flett, Joel Klaverkamp, Jesse Bercier, Trevor Graumann, Jill Alexander, Seamus Hamilton-Pattison, Drew Diduke, Alexis Flower, Paul Durrant, Maclean Thiessen and Lasha Mowchun. ...
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! ...
It's a wide-ranging interview with a quiet icon of Winnipeg's music scene, [Mike Koop](http://www.youtube.com/user/deathcureseverything) (The Bonaduces, The Leftists, The Kicker, Cheerleader, Buick 6, etc.) We talk about his (great) country gospel album, his bands’ place in Winnipeg’s musical continuity, the everlasting appeal of the CD format, and much more! This episode is brought to you by our friends at [The Park Theatre](http://myparktheatre.com/). It’s also brought to you by MCMA Award-nominated country artist [Brian Jacobs](http://brianjacobsmusic.ca/), whose debut solo record ‘[Highways and Backroads](http://brianjacobs.bandcamp.com/album/highways-backroads)’ is available now! Award-winning local jazz/fusion/psychedelic wizards [Apollo Suns](http://apollosunswpg.bandcamp.com/) are back with a Winnipeg show [Oct. 11 at the Park Theatre](http://www.facebook.com/events/2218967255062107/)! ...