Witchpolice Radio

Acclaimed Manitoba-centric music interview podcast. Hosted by Winnipeg journalist and massive record nerd Sam Thompson. Music talk radio, broadcasting from 2012 'til forever. DIY or die.

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97

October 23, 2014 01:26:43
WR097: Michael Elves

WR097: Michael Elves

We’re in the middle of [**UMFM**](http://www.umfm.com/)’s annual Pledge-O-Rama week, so we talked to the station’s program director (and [host ](http://www.umfm.com/programming/programgrid/371/)of[multiple](https://www.umfm.com/programming/programgrid/117/) shows), **Michael Elves** , about the importance of community radio, writing about music, defining ‘dad-rock’, and the randomly-generated “khaki” theme. If you'd like to support local campus/community radio and [make a pledge to UMFM](http://www.umfm.com/events/pledge/), check out their website to learn more and find out about the fantastic incentives they're offering this year. Don't forget to namedrop our show! Thanks to everyone who has pledged so far! ...

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96

October 16, 2014 01:19:41
WR096: Futurekids

WR096: Futurekids

Just in time for the Oct. 18 release of their _Say Goodnight to the Machines_ CD, we have all four members of local indie rockers **[Futurekids](http://futurekidsband.bandcamp.com/)** on the show. They perform live and help us select “Kelvin” songs. (Soon come: video and MP3 of the live stuff!) ...

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95

October 09, 2014 01:00:26
WR095: Terrorist

WR095: Terrorist

This week’s episode was recorded on-location in a ridiculously smoke-filled downtown apartment with the sometimes unemployed, sometimes homeless members of **[Terrorist](http://terroristmusic.bandcamp.com/)**. If you haven’t heard Terrorist, they’re a glorious “avant-garde powerviolence” (or grindcore or crust or “scourviolence” or whatever the latest show poster describes them as) trio with a[new digital EP](https://givepraiserecords.bandcamp.com/album/get-your-hand-out-of-there) and a [7” on the way](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GceIUaUcyGU&feature=youtu.be). ...

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94

October 02, 2014 01:19:41
WR094: Royal Canoe

WR094: Royal Canoe

Coming off a 2014 Juno nomination for their critically-acclaimed _Today We’re Believers_ record and a jam-packed, festival-heavy summer of touring, Winnipeg’s **[Royal Canoe](http://www.royalcanoe.com/believers/)** are headed back out on the road before hunkering down and working on a follow-up. The group’s rhythm section — our pals **Brendan Berg **and **Derek Allard** — stopped by the basement to reminisce about old times, share road stories, and get passionate about their hometown. ...

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93

September 25, 2014 01:18:00
WR093: Country Steve

WR093: Country Steve

We go full-on spaghetti western this week with our good friend **Country Steve** , who is about to release his first full-length album (for new local roots label **[Golden Oak Record Company](http://goldenoakrecordcompany.com/)** ) after over a decade (on and off) in the Winnipeg music scene. Steve performed live and helped us select songs based on the randomly-generated “Noose” theme. Formerly operating under the name **[Mas Steve](http://witchpolice.blogspot.com/2012/04/mas-steve-nowhere-manitoba-2012.html)** , he was a [guest in the podcast's early days](http://www.witchpolice.com/2013/03/witchpolice-radio-episode-15-grass-dem.html) and made frequent appearances ([mostly](http://witchpolice.blogspot.ca/2012/04/mas-steve-live-at-pop-sodas-2012.html) [live](http://www.witchpolice.com/2013/02/mas-steve-live-at-orange-house-2013.html) [recordings](http://witchpolice.blogspot.com/2012/08/mas-steve-live-in-witchpolice-garage.html)) on Witchpolice in its earlier incarnation. ...

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92

September 17, 2014 01:19:41
WR092: Team Steve

WR092: Team Steve

Podcast-o-rama! We welcome Steve and...Steve from Team Steve to the basement for the "obsession" episode. These guys host a local punk show on punkrockradio.net, a streaming online radio station based in Australia (where one of the Steves is from). Both Steves play in the band Bearfight and one of them -- the Canadian one -- is currently in a number of other bands, including Clipwing. ...

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