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!
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Bazooka Joe (f/k/a John Smith) and [Rob Crooks](http://www.robcrooks.com) have worked together in various capacities over their decades of service to the local hip-hop scene, but Schadenfreude is their first collaborative record. The album, which [drops Dec. 29 on Eat 'Em Up Records](http://www.facebook.com/events/2037670619852384/), features beats by Crooks and rhymes by Joe, and Saturday's release show at the Garrick Hotel includes guests like [Gruf](http://witchpolice.podiant.co/e/354741eff8d7ccL/) and [Lonnie Ce](http://witchpolice.podiant.co/e/3551888dd55e86L/) (both past Witchpolice guests as well). We travel between a Robin's Donuts and a parked car to talk about the album, their collaboration, their other projects, and much more. This episode is brought to you by our friends at [the Park Theatre](http://myparktheatre.com/). 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 a month (less than 12 cents an episode), you can help keep the lights on! ...
The inimitable Manitoba original known as the Smoky Tiger sat down for a chat, in which we discussed his three-album pandemic output, the joys of being “weird”, being a big fan of the work of the mysterious Bad Gardening Advice, and 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! ...
Very sad to hear about the passing of Justice Chester from Daphne Bleue. He was on an episode of the podcast with his bandmate Brandon in early 2020, just before the pandemic. You can hear it here in its entirety. I didn't know him beyond this conversation and a small handful of social media interactions, but my heart goes out to his family, friends and bandmates. I've re-released this episode so it's at the top of the feed and people can get another opportunity to hear him and his band without having to dig through the archives. Here's what the band posted on social media about his passing: With the unfortunate passing of our guitarist Justice we’ve decided to no longer continue as a band. Moving forward without him wouldn’t feel right or justifiable. No one could ever replace J, as a friend or musician. His kind soul, creative mind and aggressive stage performance is what made Daphne Bleue special and unique. It was an honour playing along side him and creating music that has now become his legacy and will continue to live on. Thank you to everyone who supported us over the last three years. Each and everyone of you played a roll in creating lifelong memories that we’ll cherish forever, as well as gave a remarkably talented human the platform to showcase his skill and express his profundity, and that never dies. ...