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Desert Tiger Podcast

88 EpisodesProduced by Colton GeschwandtnerWebsite

The Desert Tiger Podcast features various musicians, athletes, artists, authors, comedians, and people chasing their dreams. It is our goal to bring you what drives and inspires these passionate individuals, telling you their stories of the road they have traveled to get where they are today! The po… read more

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Organized Chaos with 'Order In Decline' & 15 Years of Chuck with Sum 41's Cone McCaslin

October 24th, 2019


After proving they were not just capable of healing, but also improving with their comeback album ‘13 Voices’, Sum 41 was more than ready to prove …

Danny Blueberry on growing in 'Isolation'

October 3rd, 2019


Growing up, being raised, and living in any form of isolation can happen for various reasons, and depending on your environment, normal can be a very …

Pterodactyl Problems are out to prove that Rock and Roll is a Drag!

September 19th, 2019


Davey White and Pterodactyl Problems are out to prove that Rock and Roll is a Drag, but not in the way that you think. No, this party goes a far too …

Bif Naked on Music, Poetry, and the 20th anniversary of the Lilith Fair

September 12th, 2019


Lilith Fair was a groundbreaking traveling music festival that ran from 1997 to 1999, built as a response to radio shows and concert promoters who refused to feature two female musicians back-to-back, the festival …

Shelby Cinca and Swedish Columbia Records Celebrate 10 Years of Breaking Through with the Slow Blade

September 5th, 2019


Shelby Cinca is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Swedish Columbia Records with the release of a 24 track compilation album entitled Slow Blade. …

The Take are bringing the roots and punk back to hardcore!

August 29th, 2019


The Take sees a trio of New York hardcore veterans combining with the idea of putting the punk back into hardcore, going back to their roots while letting out a strong Oi or two. Comprised of Scott Roberts (The …

It's a 'New Day, New World', but The Spoons Keep Dishing Out Infectious New Wave Grooves!

August 22nd, 2019


Time can be a funny thing, sometimes you never know how something will work out, what an idea will become, or just what ends up repeating and what doesn’t. Take for example The Spoons, the 80’s new wave group is …

Sleepcircle is More Then Ready to 'Bring It On'

August 11th, 2019


Sleepcircle is a pacific northwest infused rock band from Vancouver, BC. Influenced by the music of the 1990’s grunge and hard rock movements, their sounds hits a familiar chord, while staying unique through constant …

Ryan Orion Will Smash Through Your Boundaries Like a Shooting Star

August 8th, 2019


A Constellation is known as a collection of stars, a group with relative qualities, or a pattern or arrangement. Like many words it has many …

A 'Totally Driven' trip though Dudleyville with Chubby Dudley, aka Bay Ragni

August 1st, 2019


Bay Ragni has always had a strong love for entertainment, whether it was music, movies, or wrestling. His passion for the industry was so strong that …

Illvibe returns to give some 'Love Among Thieves'

July 26th, 2019


Illvibe returns to the DTP! Last time he joined us we spoke about his time in the rap game, while this time around he is shifting gears with more of …

A Journey ‘Beyond The River’ and through the ‘Bloodlines’ With Raul Mendoza

July 18th, 2019


Raul Mendoza has only been making short films for a small period of time, but the film student is already trying to make a mark with his vision.

The …

'Will Bowes on living life in those Runway Lights'

July 11th, 2019


Since a young age Will Bowes has been a compassionate and creative individual, writing his first critically acclaimed single at 11, and getting into the film industry at the age of 14, it seems Will has always been …

Mike Ruby, You wrote these songs!!!

July 4th, 2019


Mike Ruby has been belting it out on the saxophone since he was a teenager, but now he has transitioned to a new form of musical expression, …

Marlene Hibbs fights like a Honey Badger for Mental Health Education

June 27th, 2019


Marlene Hibbs has been named Honey Badger for various reasons by various people, her drive and passion to complete a goal after setting it is incredible!

Marlene's current goal is as a mental health advocate. Her …

Bring the 'Fire', cause Daniel Wesley is bringing the 'Beach Music'!

June 20th, 2019


‘Beach Music’ isn’t only Daniel Wesley’s latest album, it’s the one he feels allows his soul to soar to its highest point yet, showing you his love …

Troy Kokol is feeling animated, and shining like a "Lightbulb"

May 30th, 2019


Troy Kokol has built a solid reputation in the music industry as a songwriter, winning awards and helping artists break onto the charts for over a …

The Apollo Suns shine bright after making Dawn Offerings

May 23rd, 2019


The Apollo Suns are rising brighter then ever after making Dawn Offerings. Not the sacrificial kind, but based on how good their new EP 'Dawn …

Sanjay Seran & Delhi 2 Dublin are positive "We Got This"

May 16th, 2019


Delii 2 Dublin have built a solid reputation for good vibes and great dance music since the release of their self titled debut album in 2007. Sanjay …

Sailing Dark Water with Jeff Burrows (The Tea Party)

May 9th, 2019


Jeff Burrows has been sailing through dark waters as a member of The Tea Party for nearly 30 years now, and the wind in their sails continues to blow strong with the release of their latest single, Black River.

Their …

I Am, Kim Churchill

May 2nd, 2019


Kim Churchill has spent most of the last decade as a nomadic bard. |Making his mark as a busker after years of classical training, Kim quickly took …

Exco Levi's NARRATIVE for a Better Future

April 25th, 2019


Since arriving in Canada, Exco Levi has been helping shape the NARRATIVE of the countries growing Reggae music scene. Bringing the spirit and energy of his native Jamaica and mixing it with the community of his new …

Tom Stephen on keeping a beat from the "Best Seat"

April 17th, 2019


Tom Stephen is the author of the new novel “Best Seat in the House”, which is an inside look into Tom’s time as both drummer and co-manager of The Jeff Healey Band for over a decade.

Tom hopes to spark the process of …

D.O. Gibson is Staying Driven while finding his "Second Home"

April 11th, 2019


They say if the road isn't what you want it to be, that you should work to shape it for not only yourself but for others. 

D.O. Gibson has been …

Tanner Cyr is now Homeless In Hawaii!!!

April 4th, 2019


After 'A Storm You Can Weather' past guest Tanner Cyr returns to the DTP to discuss how his band has evolved from a solo project into the new group, …

The Champagne Campaign Celebration with Maestro Fresh Wes

March 21st, 2019


Sometimes you need to take a moment to appreciate your achievements while still moving forward. With his platinum selling, Juno Award winning debut album Symphony In Effect turning thirty this year, Maestro Fresh Wes is …

Smoke From All The Friction w/ Cam Gillette

March 15th, 2019


Friction is the force that opposes relative motion between to surfaces in contact. Even with this opposition friction isn't always negative, in fact it creates energy. Energy essential to things like engines, hydro …

Breaking Out West (with) Like A Motorcycle

March 8th, 2019


Like A Motorcycle are a melee attack with a soundtrack, a hurricane looking to create a semi controlled chaos on every stage they ride across. With a …

Derek Sharp of The Guess Who says ‘The Future IS What It Used To Be’

February 28th, 2019


Derek Sharp is the longest tenured singer in The Guess Who, who recently released their first major album in over 20 years, entitled ‘The Future IS What It Used To Be’. Derek has spent over 20 years playing music …

True Rocker's with Monster Truck singer/bassist Jon Harvey

February 22nd, 2019


Jon Harvey and Monster Truck are determined to prove that rock and roll lives strong across the globe, on festival stages, smoke filled clubs, and …

Chatting Around 'Beachfires' with T.Nile

February 8th, 2019


Beachfires, T. Nile’s fourth album and her first release since 2014’s Tingle & Spark, blends distant echos of a traditional folk upbringing with …

'Three Years' of Recovery with Sandra Bouza

February 2nd, 2019


R&B/Pop singer Sandra Bouza joins the DTP to discuss her latest EP 'Three Years'. After spending 3 years playing covers in Morocco and deciding …

John Angus MacDonald / The Trews

January 24th, 2019


John Angus MacDonald, lead guitarist of The Trews, joins the show to discuss the bands latest album Civilianaires.

Civilianaires is the start of a new book in the tales of the group, as it is the first release after …

A Soundscape to Indifference with Marcus Haran

January 18th, 2019


Marcus Haran is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer born in Paris, France and raised in Toronto, Canada. His latest album 'A True …

Remembering the 'Best Time' with In The City

January 11th, 2019


Ashley Jane and Timon Wientzek are the duo behind Toronto pop folk group In The City, who are preparing to release their second EP MaryAnn. The EP is …

Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar remembers bass player Garry Lowe

December 28th, 2018


Gordie Johnson is the lead singer,guitarist, and writer for rock acts Big Sugar and Grady.

Gordie discusses Big Sugar's late bassist Garry Lowe who passed away in 2018. Remembering how Gordie managed to eventually …

Andy Kim is feeling sweet as sugar with a star on Canada's Walk of Fame

December 13th, 2018


Andy Kim is considered a legend by many in the Canadian Music Industry, having sold over 30 million records, and being inducted into the Songwriter's …

Foster The Prankster and The Acid Test!

November 15th, 2018


Foster has been paving his path in his hometown for New Jersey with both his lyrics and vocal approach, but as of 2016 he has been going about things a bit differently. Going against the grain, and the idea that rap and …

Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne is still feeling 'Inspired By The Blues'

November 1st, 2018


Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne has been releasing albums for over two decades, and playing music for over six. Yet he has no intention of slowing down, driven by inspiration and perspiration, the Blues Boss is fresh of the …

Greg Torwalt of Too Soon Monsoon's inspiration flows deep like an 'Ocean'

October 26th, 2018


Greg Torwalt is the Vocalist and Keyboardist for rising Canadian Alt-Pop duo Too Soon Monsoon. After almost a year Greg returns to the DTP to discuss …

Malcolm Jay on 'The Enemy Within' and rising above!

October 18th, 2018


Malcolm Jay is a producer and emcee who hails from Winnipeg Manitoba. He has released 2 albums that cover subjects like self reflection, cultural …

Tim Millar continues to Protest The Hero!

September 21st, 2018


Tim Millar recently sat down to discuss Protest The Hero. Starting off from what the band considers an essential part in their history, Their 2005 release Kezia, which saw the band switch up their style a bit and …

Carried Away spread their wings and fly!

September 6th, 2018


Carried Away are building up steam, currently on their first tour across Western Canada and gearing up for their second release, the band clearly has its sights on lighting things up. Find out more about this power …

The Faceplants are feeling Animalistic!

August 23rd, 2018


Fresh of the release of their debut album "Animalistic", The Faceplants are ready to share the sound the have been crafting for the last few years. The band stopped in to talk about the process of writing this album and …

John Dissed dives deep on JFK with 'American University'

July 27th, 2018


John Dissed is an American musician and activist. He spent over 3 years researching for his latest album "American University", which is a look at the JFK assassination through the eyes of JFK, his brother Robert, his …

Quinn McGraw of Living Machines / Splice Comics and a 'Tale Of Future Earth'

July 19th, 2018


Quinn McGraw is a creative powerhouse, whether its drumming in prog metal band Living Machines, or writing storylines for Splice Comics, he is constantly putting his passion towards something! Gemini: A Tale Of Future …

The Double Down!

July 13th, 2018


Colton reflects on past episodes and guests, and also talks about some of the things they have done since being on the show! He also talks about …

#39 - Former WWF / WWE Referee Kevin Jefferies

June 21st, 2018


Wrestling and Kevin Jefferies go back as long as the former WWF referee can remember, from throwing concession food at wrestlers as a kid, to even today where he still refs charity shows and helps guide young talent. I …

#38 - Alone I Walk & Bellevue Acapella Extravaganza

June 14th, 2018


It's the return of past guests Alone I Walk & Bellevue! I caught up with them during AIW's Wander tour, that saw the band open for PVRIS, play at Canadian Music Week, and tour parts of the United States! We …

#37 - Kytami

June 7th, 2018


Violinist extremist Kytami joins me on the DTP! Combining the classical elements of fiddle and violin with Drum n Bass, Dubstep, and Hip-Hop; Kytami …

#36 - Marcellus Prime

May 25th, 2018


Marcellus Prime is a machine, a Human Terminator even, tearing through his competition in ring one match at a time. Being a veteran of the United States Navy, hard work is nothing new for this 6 foot 275 lb beast. He …


May 17th, 2018


FELICITY is a Pop Punk band that hails from Florida, and all five members sat down to share the groups story! The guys got together to talk about how the right pieces all came together to create the band, working with …

#34 - Author Alex McGilvery

May 10th, 2018


Canadian author Alex McGilvery has written over a dozen novels, ranging a variety of different genres and subject matter. Fantasy, Dystopian zombie futures, and steam-punk inspired adventures are just a few of the …

#33 - Sue Foley

April 26th, 2018


Sue Foley is a multi award winning musician, she is also considered one of the finest roots and blues musicians working today. Sue joined me to …

#32 - iLLvibe

April 20th, 2018


iLLvibe is one of Canada's hottest growing hip-hop artists and it's not hard to see why! Driven to not only make a career out of music, but to build a legacy of leadership, hardwork, and good laughs. His new album …

#31 - Jeffery Straker

April 12th, 2018


Jeffery Straker is a powerfully inspiring singer/songwriter, playing over 100 shows in Canada a year, working with multiple charities, has written a …

#30 - 54-40 / Brad Merritt

April 5th, 2018


54-40 is one of Canada's most storied rock bands. With over 35+ years of experience, 14 albums, 8 EPs and collections, multiple platinum and gold …

#29 - Shred Kelly

March 29th, 2018


Shred Kelly is my guest today and Tucker couldn't have been any happier! Tim, Sage, Ty, and Jordan joined me to talked about how four ski bums from …

#28 - Evil Ebenezer

March 22nd, 2018


Evil Ebenezer is my guest today on the DTP. Fresh off the release of his latest album "Bandit", Evil is taking a bit of a different approach. We talk …

#27 - Danny Mac, Writer & Director of Heel Kick!

March 15th, 2018


Danny Mac is the writer and director behind the mockumentary Heel Kick! He also plays the lead role of Reggie in Heel Kick!, which is being hailed as …

#26 - Brian Wahlstrom / Gods of Mount Olympus

March 1st, 2018


Brian Wahlstrom joins us here on the DTP to discuss Gods of Mount Olympus! We talk about how the band came together over years of traveling and playing stages, how the sound of GOMO was born, touring with Joey Cape of …

#25 - Tayo Branston / Five Alarm Funk

February 23rd, 2018


Get down to our interview with Tayo Branston, drummer and vocalist of the always groovy Five Alarm Funk. We talk about how FAF came together by jamming at parties and worked their way up to sharing their brand of funk …

#24 - The Discarded

February 16th, 2018


Punk Rock Family Band?!?! That's right!!! This week on the show we have all 3 members of The Discarded, guitarist and vocalist J.P., and his 2 teenage sons, drummer Caden, and bassist Jared. We talk about how a thing …

#23 - White Chocolate Thunder

February 8th, 2018


Johnny and Dylan from White Chocolate Thunder are my guest for episode 23! I sat down with them to discuss how the band started out as a funk cover …

#22 - Let's Talk , An episode dedicated to Mental Illness, what it is, and where and how to get help.

February 2nd, 2018


I'm changing things up a bit this week as we get serious about mental health and illness, what the symptoms of it are, what can possibly cause them, the best options for reaching out and getting help, how mental illness …

#21 - Kenny Lush of DAGGERMOUTH

January 25th, 2018


Kenny Lush from pop-punk/hardcore band DAGGERMOUTH is my guest. We talk about how the band first got its beginnings in Vancouver, Canada, the bands 2 albums and the tours to support them, the hiatus the band took and …

#20 - Band of Rascals

January 18th, 2018


Malcolm and Markus from Band of Rascals call in to talk about how the band came together and their adventures since then, including touring Canada, …

#19 - Sam Corbett of The Sheepdogs

January 11th, 2018


Sam Corbett, drummer for multiple Juno award winning, and certified Platinum & Gold album releasing The Sheepdogs; stops in to talk about how the …

#18 - Tanner Cyr

January 5th, 2018


Tanner Cyr is here and ready to talk! We discuss writing music that connects together, working with Scott Marshall formerly of Mariana's Trench, learning music production, meeting and working the Storm The Wall (ep.6), …

#17 - Dan Moxon of Bend Sinister

December 28th, 2017


It's our last show before the new year! Dan Moxon of Bend Sinister, sits down with Colton to talk about how the band got started as an instrumental …

#16 - Dylan Villain of The Wild!

December 21st, 2017


Western Canadian Rock n Roll bad boy Dylan Villain is on the show! We sit down to talk a bit about how he ended up moving to B.C. from Ontario, how …

#15 - Cheif State

December 14th, 2017


Three of the members of rising Canadian Pop Punk act Cheif State sit down with Colton to discuss how the idea of the band began in the U.K and thanks …

#14 - The Real McKenzies

December 7th, 2017



Paul McKenzie and Dan Garrison of The Real McKenzie's sat down with Colton to talk about how the Celtic Punk rock veterans got their start, road …

#13 - Aviator Shades

November 30th, 2017


Aviator Shades are here and they are ready to Burn It Down! Colton was joined by the members of Aviator Shades to talk about how rock can bring …

#12 - Nick Vatterott

November 23rd, 2017


Nick Vatterott joins Colton on the DTP today to talk about alternative comedy, the differences in the comedy scenes across America, hallucinogenics, …

#11 - Calling All Captains

November 16th, 2017


Calling All Captains joined me on the evening of their last show with their lead singer, and founding band member, Mike Millan. We talk to the CaCtains about starting the band, the progression through their two EP's and …

#10 - Comedian Amber Harper Young

November 9th, 2017


Comedian Amber Harper-Young stops by the DTP as our first comedic guest, and we couldn't be more excited! We talk to Amber about the great protectors …

#9 - Too Soon Monsoon

November 7th, 2017


Colton talks to up and coming Saskatoon Pop Rock Drum and Keyboard duo, Too Soon Monsoon. Greg and Nathan talk about the magic of Kijiji, the two …

#8 - Steve Rawles \ Belvedere

November 2nd, 2017


Colton talks to Steve Rawles from Canadian Punk Rock icons Belvedere! Steve joined us to talk about the history of the band and being apart of the …

#7 - Hec Crieghton winning QB Noah Picton

October 31st, 2017


Colton is joined by 2016 Hec Creighton trophy winner, and University of Regina Rams Quarterback Noah Picton! Noah talks about what got him into …

#6 - Bellevue / Storm The Wall

October 26th, 2017


Alberta Alternative Rock band Bellevue stop in! We talked to them about their writing process and their single "Counting Stars" which has been receiving a ton of press and has over 60,000 listens already! We also talk …

#5 - Beauty Killed The Beast

October 24th, 2017


It's our second bonus episode! Today on the show we talk to the up and coming, Beauty Killed the Beast, out of Regina! The Saskatchewan Alternative Rockers are talking about their EP "Here's Hoping", the recording of …

#4 - Alone I Walk

October 20th, 2017


Colton talks to Acoustic Pop Punk act Alone I Walk! We talk about their recent summer tour, having their tour van broken into, the meanings behind …

#3 : Screaming Females

October 12th, 2017


Colton talks to New Brunswick, New Jersey, Hard Rock/Punk act Screaming Females! We talk about how they met, their song writing process, their …

#2 : Jesus Piece

October 10th, 2017


Colton talks to Philadelphia Hardcore band Jesus Piece about their tours this past year, their upcoming tour with Comeback Kid, their releases, life …

#1 : Danny Duggan\Canadian Wrestling Elite

October 6th, 2017


Colton talks to independent wrestler Danny Duggan about running and booking CWE, how the company started and grew, their recent tour with The Mad …

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