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.
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Thanks for listening!
(Shoutout to Beck Becker for the sweet voiceover in the intro)
The Big Mix-Up is back! Our second instalment of the popular (in our own minds) local musical improv event was held Aug. 29 at Winnipeg's historic Park Theatre. We wiped the slate clean after the first Mix-Up and started with a completely fresh group of musicians. The premise of the show is that musicians' names are drawn out of a hat and made to form randomized 'bands'. The bands then perform improvised songs onstage based on audience suggestions of genre and topic. Like the first version of the show, this one starts a little rough, but once the musicians get a feel for the show, we ended up with some outstanding performances. Stay tuned for details on our next Big Mix-Up coming soon! This edition of the show featured the following musicians: Casimir Gruwel (tenor sax), Daniel "Bartley Knives" Guezen (guitar, vocals, drums), Kumaran Reddy (bass, vocals), Brett Ticzon (bass, guitar), Brian Gluck (drums), Peter Vander Hout (baritone sax, vocals), J Riley Hill (drums, guitar), Kaeleigh Ayre (Moog, vocals), Paul Pilgrim (guitar), Ashley Bieniarz (keyboard, vocals), KittyKittie (vocals), Tim Haverluck (guitar, vocals), and Darin Rudd (guitar, bass, vocals). ...
Want a deep dive into the world of fiddle music? Here's an interview with Manitoba/Ontario duo Jane Cory and Kyle Burghout, who record and perform as Jane & Kyle.We talk about fiddle competitions, staying true to traditional/cultural sounds, their new record, 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! 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! ...
If you're a longtime listener to the podcast, you're probably familiar with the name Jon Askholm. Jon is a founding co-host of Witchpolice Radio, who appeared on approximately 90 episodes, mainly from 2012-15. He's also 1/3 of experimental pop act Glen Murray. We joined Jon and bandmates Sam Koulack (also a past guest on the show) and David Warkentin in a basement that looks alarmingly like the old Blanket Fort jamspace where we recorded a hefty chunk of Witchpolice Radio's back catalogue (but in a different house). The fellas talked about their hard-to-define sound, their slow pace of recording and releasing music, the hilarious band name (if you're from Winnipeg, anyway) and more. Plus they played four live songs! ...