CAT - DJ Mistress McCutchan The New Jersey born, NYC hardened, and Toronto based Mistress McCutchan has been involved in the Goth scene since high school and DJing regularly for more than 20 years. She is holding down the regular Prophecy party with fellow ex-pat The Wasteland. Their flyers have cat imagery on them. When not DJing, she directs two tribal bellydance troupes, makes jewellery, and is a UI/UX designer and teacher.
BAT - Batty von Bats The trip started in rural Ontario and took Batty to Ottawa then to Toronto. While in university, he was introduced goth and industrial music. Then, at 32 he drunkenly decided to become a DJ and promoter. Since then he has become an accomplished DJ and concert promoter. Currently he holds down residency at Darkness Forever with his DJ partner, The FUnicorn, and is one of the founders of ALTÆR, along with Mistress McCutchan.
This week we talk about being different and being goth in the workplace.
On this episode we talk with the Andrew Lochhead of the Toronto Goth Heritage Project about the project and his experiences growing up goth.
Mistress McCutchan reports on the scene in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after DJing at Ritual Noise and chats with local goths.
We had a low energy week, scrapped our initial recording to bring you some songs we're into this week.
After talking with the progenitor of dungeon synth, Batty was invited out to check out Mortiis when he came to town. Joining him on the bill was Toronto's Subterranea and Montreal's Graveren. It was presented by Inertia Entertainment and held at The Velvet Underground.
This week, we chat with Martin Bowes over coffee to discuss zine culture, making music, and Attrition.
Recently Batty had the pleasure of chatting with the progenitor of dungeon synth, Mortiis, about his upcoming ERA I tour, the start of dungeon synth, his feelings about founding a movement, his new music, and so much more.
Mistress McCutchan flies solo on this episode, and chats with Kevin Matthews of Transmission Records in London, England.
This week Mistress McCutchan and Batty are joined by Toronto drag queen Allysin Chanyes to discuss being queer in the goth and industrial scene.
Your Cat vs. Bat podcasters are their usual chatty selves and suggest a playlist for this February holiday of love, longing, and your feels. Enjoy!
We talk about the range of our subculture's fashion with special guest Kate Mior of Bone and Busk Couture.
We're looking forward to this year's releases and all the shows and tours coming through in 2019. And not too long after this recording, Clan of Xymox with Bellwether Syndicate did announce a Toronto date. Our dreams are coming true!
Mistress McCutchan flies solo to bring new tunes to you as well as share a stupid story with The Wasteland. Sometimes she's just a silly drunk. Lesson to be learned - you don't have to drink everything when you're having a rough time.
On this episode, we bring together our funny little DJ collective and talk music while being very silly (and a little drunk) with our guests The Wasteland and Vernal Trash.
This week, we review the overplayed tracks that could be "retired" and suggest some new choices from Traitrs, Encephalon, Bellwether Syndicate, and Indarra.
We discuss gatekeeping and creating inclusive space, with sprinkles of rambling and ranting for good measure. This world is crazy and at least there's music.
Toronto: Love It or Hate It. Canada's largest city inspires a lot of emotions for a lot of people, us included, so we get into Toronto the Good and Toronto the Bad on this episode.
This week we're joined by Derek Rush, owner of Chthonic Streams as we tackle what to do about problematic artists within the scene, especially artists who have made notable contributions to the collective canon of goth and industrial music.
Hunting for new music is something really important to us so we talk about how we do it!
We getting talking stuff we are super stoked about: HIDE, Precious Child, Anna von Hauswolff and Statik TV! We hope you love them as much as we do.