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I caught up with Nick Camble, frontman of local punks Suburban Hypocrites, for a new episode! We talked about the band’s lineup changes, its brand new darker, heavier full-length, starting a label (Frozen Hell Records) during a global pandemic, and much more! This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company. Huge thanks to everyone w…
 
I had a great conversation (as always) with singer-songwriter Nic Dyson, who just put out another outstanding record, Brain Fog! We talked about the impact of his unexpected connection with a distant cousin, about maintaining a raw, emotional sound despite studio bells and whistles, using his social media platform for good, and much more! This epis…
 
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Blue McLeod from art-rock project Grotoko is on the show! Tune in for a conversation about busking, the writing process, a long-in-the-works upcoming Grotoko record, 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…
 
I had a lovely conversation with singer, author, podcaster, activist, Winnipeg expat, and indomitable international superstar Bif Naked! Here's a chat about Bif’s upcoming record, her Winnipeg roots, using her platform for positive change, punk rock, finally getting back on tour, and so much more. This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine S…
 
On this episode, I took a deep-dive into Winnipeg’s early rap history with local pioneer DJ Bunny Lester! Bunny was a key figure in the development of what has become the city's enduring hip-hop scene, so we talked about those early days, how things have changed over the decades, why Winnipeg has maintained a strong community, and much more. This e…
 
By popular demand, Interlake indie rockers Mise en Scene are on the podcast! It’s a fun chat about Gimli, “Winnipeg, California”, going DIY during the pandemic, songwriting, 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 $…
 
Two members of local soul ensemble Flat Land Soul Band are on the podcast, talking about their new record, coming into their own sound rather than imitating the classics, collaborative songwriting, calling it quits after five years as a band (insert sad face emoji), and much more! This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company. Hug…
 
Happy Halloween! This isn't a regular episode of Witchpolice Radio. It's not even an episode of Witchpolice Radio at all. At various points over the past couple of years, I've been recording episodes for a potential second podcast called 'Incognito Johnson' with my pal Alex Seville, who now lives out in San Francisco. Here's a sample episode, about…
 
I’ve been loving Alex Maher’s recent social media experiments with loop pedals, so I had him on the podcast for a conversation about moving to Winnipeg from B.C. (during a pandemic), sax, seeking out the ‘fatness’ in funk, and so much more! This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company. Huge thanks to everyone who supports the pod…
 
I interviewed the brothers behind mysterious experimental love-pop outfit A Topiary! Here's a fun conversation with Joshua and Jacob Letkeman about stage costumes, blood harmony, Billy Bob Thornton, and so 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…
 
On this episode, I talked sound art, field recordings, tapes and more tonight with experimental artist Cole Peters, who released a couple of limited-edition cassettes over the past few months. As you'll note in the intro, the podcast gods were out to get me on this one, but even technical difficulties aplenty couldn't stop me from getting this conv…
 
I was really excited about interviewing Brandon (by way of Montreal) country troubadour Bobby Dove, whose outstanding ‘Hopeless Romantic’ LP is easily one of my favourites of the year so far. We talked about the transition from big-city Quebec to small-town Manitoba, releasing an album while the world was locked down, bummer songs, THAT VOICE, and …
 
I had a great chat with Winnipeg jazz drummer/composer Tetyana Haraschuk, on the line from her current home in Spain. We talked about what drew her to drums and their expressiveness as an instrument, exploring new sounds, the beauty of instrumental music, and her fantastic, just-released suite! This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shir…
 
Brendon Ehinger (formerly of Bucko, the Vagiants, et al) is on the show to talk about his current obsession with modular synthesizers and his work running the Prairie Wires Modular festival, which just wrapped up in his current home base of Brandon, Manitoba! This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company. Huge thanks to everyone w…
 
This episode features a quick conversation with a stone cold Canadian legend: singer, actor, activist, and former Manitoban (but his heart is still here), Tom Jackson. We talked about his powerful new single and the public conversation around residential schools, taking the high road when it comes to dealing with tragedy, Tom’s philosophy behind hi…
 
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 …
 
Here's an interview with acclaimed jazz saxophonist (and U of M prof, by way of Staten Island, New York) Jon Gordon! We talked about his excellent new album, ‘Stranger Than Fiction’, Winnipeg as a jazz hub, punk rock and free improvisation, embracing crowdfunding, and so much more. Jon will be perfoming Oct. 1 at the Rachel Browne Theatre as part o…
 
A fantastic conversation with Bazooka Joe 204 (formerly John Smith) about his upcoming ‘Prairie Nilsson’ release, the resurgence of interest in (and activity from) Peanuts and Corn Records, respecting hip-hop’s roots, and so much more! This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company. Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast …
 
Todd Kowalski (bass/vocals) of Propagandhi is on the show! We talked about compassion — rather than politics — being the driving force behind the band’s music, his work as a visual artist, the upcoming remixed/remastered version of a classic Propagandhi record, and much more. (Note: this was recorded before some changes to their fall tour, so we on…
 
This is the seventh “Quick Hits” episode – a compilation of micro-interviews with four artists. It’s a fun way for the podcast to expand its scope a bit and talk to a wider range of guests. This episode features: - Heavy folk outfit The Dirty Beat - Jazz improvisers Freddy and the Fire Nation - Indie pop singer-songwriter Rein - Pop singer Carlo Ca…
 
Bonus election episode, in which local musicians-turned-political candidates Robert Crooks and Cam Scott talk about their experiences campaigning and an upcoming event that will include a live, improvised soundtrack. Whatever party/candidate you support, get out there and vote! This interview is not intended to influence your choice one way or anot…
 
On this episode, Winnipeg musician/comedian J. Williamez talks about straddling both worlds (and why he’s more comfortable playing shows with bands than comics), hecklers, ridiculously ambitious projects, his “muse” — Brian Pallister — and so much more. This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company. Huge thanks to everyone who sup…
 
Winnipeg trumpet/piano/guitar player-vocalist-composer-multi hyphenate Candice Tugby is on the show, and she's premiering some brand new tunes! We talked about her transition from classical piano to learning how to improvise on trumpet from some of the city’s finest jazz players, about her gig as a music consultant on an upcoming TV series, getting…
 
Here's a “Winnipeg-adjacent” episode with Greg Soden, one of the hosts of U.S.-based Unscripted Moments: A Podcast About Propagandhi, a thoroughly-researched song-by-song deep dive into Winnipeg’s own Propagandhi! We got a bit nerdy about the podcast biz, talked about the impact the band has had on Greg and his listeners, the amount of research tha…
 
Live and direct from the sweaty confines of my pantry, it's a staple of Winnipeg’s music scene for decades, Greg MacPherson! We talked about his roots performing solo at hardcore shows, went deep on Winnipeg’s dark/light duality and how that’s reflected in the city’s art, getting loud with Figure Walking, and so much more! This episode brought to y…
 
Great chat with Brendan McLean about the ambitious new record by local punks The Uglies, releasing CDs in the Red Lobster parking lot, growing up on the Fat Wreck Chords discography, and so 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…
 
"MySpace revival" is a thing, apparently, and awesome new Winnipeg mathcore band Hopscotchbattlescars are on the podcast to explain it. We talked about their experience as an Internet band — one that has spent most of its existence recording music by sending files to each other online (and how that’s finally changing), writing politically-charged c…
 
Folk singer-songwriter Onna Lou is on the podcast for a conversation about how she ended up in Winnipeg after growing up in Argentina and going to college in the US. We also talked about the audience for Spanish-language music, finding a place with the city’s Latin music community, and so much more. This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine…
 
I stepped way outside of my musical comfort zone for this interview with mezzo-soprano Rhonda Head, from Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba. We talked about her journey from taking vocal lessons to becoming an internationally-known opera and classical singer, about her Indigenous Superstars interview series that highlights Indigenous artis…
 
Here's my conversation with franco-Manitoban artist/producer Rayannah! Great conversation about the francophone music community, combining visual and audio elements, some upcoming shows (finally, eh?) 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 …
 
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, friend…
 
It's a wide-ranging conversation with singer-songwriter Del Barber — his third appearance on the podcast in as many years. Del is getting set to release a new record of b-sides, so we talked about revisiting old songs, the prairies, humility in creativity… and went on some interesting tangents that you’ll have to tune in to hear for yourself. This …
 
Folk-soul singer-songwriter Ila Barker sat down for an interview on the podcast! We talked about the new music she’s creating for an upcoming album — her first in a number of years — as well as her work mentoring Indigenous youth, and so much more. This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company. Huge thanks to everyone who supports…
 
It's an interview with Andriy and Nicholas from Winnipeg’s premier Eastern European folk-punk-fusion outfit, Zrada! We talked about the band’s long history, roots in the city’s Ukrainian community, blending traditional themes with heavier western sounds, and more! We also discussed the impact on the pandemic and the light at the end of the tunnel w…
 
Rusty Matyas is one of those musicians you’ve heard many times, even if you don’t realize it. As a multi-instrumentalist who has played with the likes of the Weakerthans, The Sheepdogs, Imaginary Cities and countless others, as well as a prolific producer, he appears in the credits of SO many records. He’s now reintroducing himself to local music f…
 
Singer-songwriter Tyler Del Pino is on the show! It's a conversation about his background in classical trumpet (of all things), his journey through country music, his current Americana/roots-pop sound, the new EP, and much more! This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company. Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on Patr…
 
A great conversation (as always) with local MC Kairo about his new EP with musical partner Hoopaloop, the emotional impact of tackling heavy lyrical subjects, looking forward to getting back onstage, reggae (of course), and much more! This episode brought to you by our pals at Devine Shirt Company. Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast o…
 
This is the sixth “Quick Hits” episode – a compilation of micro-interviews with four artists. It’s a fun way for the podcast to expand its scope a bit and talk to a wider range of guests. This episode features: -Electronic Game Boy manipulator Scatterpattern - Hip-hop duo Eyesbleed - Drummer turned one-man band Tuff Patch - Indie folk/rock/pop/elec…
 
The (current incarnation of) The Moonlit Road is back on the show! We talk about their new record — an unexpected release, as the band was all but over a few months ago — about the project’s new husband-and-wife dynamic, an upcoming remix record that covers genres way beyond their typical alternative country… and much more! This episode brought to …
 
One of the most requested interviewees by Witchpolice listeners: Jamie Buckboro of The Honeysliders and Jivetown! It's a fun conversation about the ongoing appeal of the late ‘60s singer-songwriter era, the big gap of time between Honeysliders records, upcoming outdoor shows at Times Change(d), and much more! This episode brought to you by our pals…
 
While Manitoba is always the focus of the podcast, I also like to branch out and talk to members of what I call the “Manitoba diaspora” — artists from the prairies plying their trade elsewhere. Dog Dad Posse (a/k/a Sammy D) is one such artist. We talked about the journey that took him from Winnipeg singer-songwriter to exploring hip-hop — first in …
 
It was really lovely to reconnect on this episode with my old friends (going back to elementary school!) Sandy Taronno and David Pankratz about their latest project, New Wales! We talked about their quarter-century of musical collaboration (from teenage basement projects through Quinzy and beyond) and why it works, the ‘popification’ of music, thei…
 
One of Winnipeg’s finest musical sons, [Mike Koop](http://www.youtube.com/user/deathcureseverything) (of [the Bonaduces](http://thebonaduces.bandcamp.com/), [The Leftists](http://theleftists.bandcamp.com/releases), and at least 30,000 other punk, pop, folk and gospel projects over the last few decades) is on the move. We talked about his relocation…
 
Here's an interview recorded from an unusual location with electronic duo [Viva Non](http://vivanonngp.bandcamp.com/)! We talked about their new release, ‘[We Grow](http://vivanonngp.bandcamp.com/album/we-grow)’, the juxtaposition between their warm, emotive sounds and the cold, unfeeling machines they use to make them, and much more! Apologies aga…
 
[Star Thistle](http://starthistle.bandcamp.com/) is an indie-folk side project by the man behind the death-country sludge stomp of [Uncle Sinner](http://unclesinner.bandcamp.com/). We talked about the sonic and emotional differences between the two projects, the[ new Star Thistle release](http://starthistle.bandcamp.com/album/the-best-of-star-thist…
 
This is the fifth “Quick Hits” episode – a compilation of micro-interviews with four artists. It’s a fun way for the podcast to expand its scope a bit and talk to a wider range of guests. This episode features: Drummer turned electronic artist [Seweller](http://linktr.ee/Seweller) Hip-hop artist [Phre$h Prince](http://unitedmasters.com/phresh-princ…
 
All four members of post-psych-shoegaze-y rawkers [Ponemah](https://ponemahband.com/) are on the show! We talk about balancing pop influences with more experimental psych vibes, about their [new record](http://ponemah-wpg.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-2) on [Transistor 66](http://www.transistor66.com/), being musical weirdos, and much more. This episode b…
 
It's an interview with two members of [A Grizzly Fate](http://linktr.ee/AGrizzlyFateOfficial), in which we talk about their new record, being an eternal scene kid, bears, adding synth to their sound, and what the hell “easycore” even means in the first place... This episode brought to you by our pals at [Devine Shirt Company](http://devineshirtcomp…
 
[Anthony OKS](http://anthonyoks.ca/) is on the show! We talked about his upcoming EP, the differences between making solo music and working as part of a collective with [The Lytics](http://thelytics.ca/), why jazz and hip-hop mesh so well together (when done right), and much more. This episode brought to you by our pals at [Devine Shirt Company](ht…
 
Jorge Requena Ramos is the frontman of[ The Mariachi Ghost](http://www.themariachighost.com/), and he's on the show to talk about the group's marriage of traditional Mexican music and more experimental rock sounds. We also talked about his role as artistic director of the West End Cultural Centre, his work toward fighting racism and seeing a greate…
 
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