Franc Friday – Lyrically Loquacious Life Lessons

Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!

It’s been a loooooong break, almost as long as Ricks….. sobriety, (sure, we’ll go with that). We hope all your Christmas wishes have come true and all your New Year’s Resolutions are already broken are coming to fruition!

We are pleased to welcome to the show a true Reno bon vivant, the singular MC, Franc Friday. Two-time “Best Rapper in Northern Nevada” winner, Franc has worked the crowds in Reno for half a decade and shows no sign of holding back. His is a new kind of hip hop – lyrically aggressive, sharp electronica blended with beats.

Franc Wearing a loose A-shirt and wrap around scarf, staring smugly into the distance, like a champion.

Franc Friday

Despite having digs all the way over on the East Coast, in NYC, he still regularly visits the RNO, recording and releasing music. His EP, “Frequent Flyer” dropped at the end of 2017 and he is already at work on his next. We have exclusive Franc Friday tracks, including something still in the mix, up early in the show. It’s hard to get to the songs though, because godDAM that boy can talk. You all think Reverend Rory is this self-absorbed force of nature that talks over everything? He was naught but a flea in the path of the Franc Train.

Franc Friday, wearing a white fur coat with headphones and christmas lights draped around his neck. giving the camera a smoldering look.

Be with Franc after the holidaze

Also, there’s a little something Rick gets into early in the show: we now have a Patreon page! https://www.patreon.com/worstlittlepodcast That’s right – you too can be a part of the podcast without doing anything but throw a little money in our humble hat! After seven fun seasons, we are turning to you, the listening audience, for a little love. It’s not that we are likely to stop promoting Reno artists, musicians, events and venue, or refrain from archiving live tracks of as many Reno, Sparks, Carson and Northern Nevada bands as we possibly can. No! We’re suckers and love doing this for our own amusement and benefit. But, if you appreciate what we do and how we do it – you can be a part of the team! Buy the bands a beer! Get us to say your name on an episode! Name your terms – we have few boundaries and interns for when we do!

Check it out: https://www.patreon.com/worstlittlepodcast

As always, it’s good to have you hear. We have a fantastic year lined up for you so far, including a kick-ass “Women’s March” with the Month of Three being dominated with great Reno ladies; some old friends and some surprises; and of course, all the newest Reno music and events.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Thursday, 1/11 – Reno Compliment Slam at the Potentialist Workshop
Saturday, 1/13 – Basement Tapes, Vague Choir and Grimtones at The Saint
Feb – PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET – just follow the link. It’s gonna be rad, thanks to Kadillac Kim.

Thanks for Listening!

Season 7 Christmas Special

Merry Krimble and a ho ho ho!

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Worst Little Listeners, thanks for tuning in again and bearing with us for another year. This year we have something truly special to share with you – no, not that we put a down payment on a short-bus (details soon for the crowdfunder). It just so happens that Reverend Rory’s parents were in town for a little early Christmas! And he was able to fast-talk invite them onto the show! Team Wifey – Diana Dowd and Mikie Ramirez – are also in the room; and let us not forget little Rikku, in for her yearly recording session. Listen in the new year for more outrageous and questionable samples!

Reverend Rory Dowd wearing a Santa hat, smiling broadly

Reverend Santa

Its not the longest show, but we have a lot of fun. There are gifts, embarrassing stories about The Rev, an intern gets a name, all the Christmas wishes and – most importantly – a classic retelling of “The Legend Of Hamburger James And The True Meaning Of Christmas”, as disastrously read by Reverend Rory.

Nick Ramirez wearing a onesie of Animal, the Muppet drummer

Nick ‘Animal’ Ramirez

This is our last episode of the year. One Ton Dually will be playing a show with the Riptide Bandits and Dawn of Envy at Davidson’s Distillery on NYE! Please come check it out.

Rick Spagnola with a camera covering half of his face while he takes a picture

PhotoDick

We will see you in January with The Sway, an up-and-coming Reno funk band. From all of us, to all of you – have a joyous and wonderful holiday season. And if you’re not? Hit one of us up, reach out, call a friend, hug a cat – but don’t let it get to you. We love you.

Thanks for Listening.

Kadillac Kim, flashing peace fingers, like the number two and smirking

Kadillac Kim – festive AF

Brandon, aka Pyle the Intern, with a suprised look on his face and hands out wide

Pyle the Intern

Jim Dowd, giving the camera a thumbs up with his eyes closed

Jim “Not Dead Just Resting” Dowd

Jane Dowd, looking up at the camer awith a bemused look on her face

Jane “You Better Not Be Taking Pictures for the Internet Are You?” Dowd

Diana Dowd, smiling a cheerful but frozen smile

Diana “Wish I Wasn’t Here Again” Dowd and Baby “Not Pictured” Dowd

Rikku Dowd, posing thoughtfully with a santa hat and red marker on her nose like Rudolph

Rikku “I Love Talking” Dowd

John White – Songs About Fuckin’

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This week we had a studio full of gingers and boy did things get spicy. Our guest is the one and only John White, joined by our favorite red headed, cookie baking, trivia hosting comedian, Aubrey Forston! Hide your kids, take out your grandmas hearing aids, and press play to hear us reminisce about the excellent weekend that was Marianarchy, snowy pubes, and road head music.

John White of Reno band the John Whites posing for the camera at Dogwater Studios while recording for the Worst Little Podcast.

John “Panty Dropper” White of the John Whites

John White has been making records since 2005. He currently has NINE full length albums recorded on his record label Here Here Records. For a dude who’s only 31 years old, that’s quite the feat. Catch John next at The Saint with Johnny Bailey December 30th!

Reno comedian, Aubrey Forston, smiling for the camera while recording for the Worst Little Podcast at Dogwater Studios.

Aubrey Forston

Also joining us this week is the lovely Aubrey Forston, a name you should remember. Aubrey has been performing comedy since coming to Reno. She is also the host of three weekly trivia nights: Tuesday Trivia at Jub Jub’s; Wednesday Trivia at Beck’s Brewhouse; and Sunday Trivia at Shea’s! Aubrey brings the comedy and the cookies, you bring your smarts and wits to win bar tabs!

Thanks to both of our guests for spending their Monday nights with us. I hope we see you around Reno soon!

This weekend it look’s like Friday is where it’s at. There’s something for everyone. Check out my short list and hit us up on Facebook to tell us what you loved.

Friday –

LEE Dewyze / Frank Viele / Mic Smith / Greg Gilmore / Todd Christensen at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino Lake Tahoe. Lee Dewyze, winner of American Idol, is performing with a stacked lineup of local talent. Lee is known for his hit tune “blackbird song” as heard on The Walking Dead. 21+ 8 p.m. $20

KWNK Reno Community Radio presents A Very Cassie Ramone X-Mas w/ Colleen Green, Stirr Lightly at the Holland Project. Back for the 3rd year in a row, Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls, The Babies) returns for a magical night of Christmas tunes from her album Christmas in Reno. Joining for the night, Los Angeles shredder Colleen Green is back! Joining Cassie for duets, and performing a set of her own solo work, Colleen is a garage-pop force of nature. Kicking off the night, Stirr Lightly make intricate and catchy surf-tinged indie tunes with three part harmonies that’ll be stuck in your head for days. There’s limited room at KWNK, so buy your tickets early!
7PM / $7 / ALL AGES

Reno super group, Voted Best Band, plays Jub Jub’s this Friday. 21+ 8 p.m.

Bazooka Zac x Ghostwerk lead St. James Infirmary’s weekly dance party. 21+ 9 p.m.

Also Friday, Get Lit! with Camz – Planned Parenthood Fundraiser at Pignic. The tree isn’t the only thing getting lit this . . . . . . . . . well, you’ve heard this joke before. Come LIGHT IT UP for Planned Parenthood in Northern Nevada! $5 Donations Encouraged. 10% Bar Sales Donated. Natalie Henriques will be live on the scene to raising awareness for this ever important cause. CAMZ will be keeping the booties shakin’ all night and the Pignic Crew will be slinging your favorite cold ones!

Lex White Music Video Release Show Feat. Josiah Knight And Mason Frey at Studio on 4th. It’s the release of Lex White’s music video and Down Under-themed EP, Clancy of the Overflow! Together with local folk heavy-hitters Josiah Knight and Mason Frey, you won’t want to miss this night of acoustic music and folk song storytelling! 18+ 8 p.m. $5

Saturday –

Drake Night w/ DJ Atey Ate + Heidalicious at Headquarters Bar. That’s right boys and girls, Drake night is here. Featuring the sweet tunes from DJ Ate Ate and Heidalicious. They will be playing those sweet jams all night long. So, whether you love him or hate him, it’s undeniable that Drake gets booties moving. So move your booty on down to HQ Reno for Drake night. 21+ 10 p.m.

December Birthdays Have Feelings Too is happening at Shea’s. This Party is for all the People that have Birthdays in December, that always get the shaft…the Christmas/Birthday or “double” Present. We’re gonna have Cake and eat it too. This Birthdays for you! 21+ 10 p.m.

Sunday –

Songwriters In the Round Featuring Jonie Blinman, Michelle Pappas, Mel Wade and Hannah Etchison at the Saint. 21+ 6:30 p.m.

That’s all for this week. Thanks for listening, Reno. We love you!

Kanawha – Straight Outta Reno

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Oh hi, I didn’t see you there. Welcome to the Worst Little Podcast. We’re sorry. This week we have Reno “doom, sludge, alterno-whatever metal” band Kanawha in the studio to fill your ears with, um, doom? Kanawha has been playing shows in Reno and Tahoe since May with their debut at Marianarchy. Catch them next at the Marianarchy Winter Ball benefiting Emily Reese this weekend at Jub Jub’s! Go hear some loud desert songs and drink for a good cause (as opposed to the other reasons you drink).

Chris from Reno metal band Kanawha posing with his guitar at Dogwater Studios,

Chris – Bass

 

Tony, guitarist for Reno metal band Kanawha posing with his guitar at Dogwater Studios.

Tony – Guitar

 

Garett, drummer for Reno metal band Kanawha posing with his set at Dogwater Studios.

Garett – Drums

 

Garett, drummer for Reno metal band Kanawha posing with his set at Dogwater Studios.

More accurate Garett

 

Mark "the Adorable Hulk" sneering into the camera while recording for the Worst Little Podcast at Dogwater Studios.

Mark “the Adorable Hulk” – Vocals

This four piece is made up of Tony – guitar, Garett – drums, Chris – bass, Mark “the Adorable Hulk” – vocals.

Go like their Facebook page to stay updated on band news. I hear there’s some records coming your way soon.

This weekend the most important place to be is Jub Jub’s as we come together as a community to support Emily Reese while she battles cancer for the third time. Silent auction, raffle prizes, drink specials, AND kick ass bands. Don’t forget, Emily gets a portion of the bar so the more you drink, the more you help Emily and her family!

And there’s some other stuff happening too. Here’s a short list. See you at Jub’s this weekend, Reno!

Thursday –  First Thursday with Hellbound Glory at the Nevada Museum of Art. Grab a drink, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries. Sponsored by Barrick Gold of North America. Hosted by 100.1 The X FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Wine sponsored by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. 5 p.m. $10 General / FREE for museum members.

Head to Shea’s for some metal and punk from KrashKarma / Murderock/Uncle Angry/American Slacker Society this Thursday night. 21+ 8 p.m. $5/6

Loud as Folk Presents: Amnesty for Spike. Bring our boy home! Spike McGuire is in Europe and we’re banding to bring the Folk King back to the states! Join Gina RoseJohnny HarpoOlaf Vali DunaJosiah knight and your host Greg Gilmore for a night of acoustic bliss. Drink specials from Lagunitas Brewing Co. 21+8pm | $5 suggested donation will benefit Reno Little Theater

Friday – Day 1! Marianarchy Winterball 2017:a benefit for Emily Reese Friday 12/8 @ Jub Jubs Thirst Parlor. Lineup for day one:
Schizopolitans, Aversion Therapy, Vague Choir, Alphabet Cult, Pink Awful, Roxxy Collie, SWIGS, Prince Robot, Fate Awaits, Princess Bombs, the Adorables, local comedians Jenny PezDeSpencer, Nic Taro,Tim D’Ambrosio, Tyler Friend, Sara Rooker, Nick Josten, and hosts Nick Ramirez, Rory Dowd, and Elgin Alway! Late night dance party with DJ Jabberwocky!! Emily gets all door proceeds and a portion of the bar, so come ready to drink for a good cause and donate to Emily’s GoFundMe. 21+ 5 p.m.

Saturday –Day 2! Marianarchy Winterball : a benefit for Emily Reese Saturday 12/9 @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor. Lineup for day two: Vampirates, Reno We Have A Problem, Kanawha, Sans Ami, Donkey Jaw, Flood Fire Death Drought, One Ton Dually, Grimtones, Voodoo Cats, Cabras Viejas, John Frederick, Max Volume, Britt Straw, Tom Plunkett, local comedians Jenny PezDeSpencer, Nic Taro, Tim D’Ambrosio, Tyler Friend, Sara Rooker, Nick Josten, and hosts Nick Ramirez, Rory Dowd, and Elgin Alway! Late night dance party with DJ Jabberwocky!! 21+ 2 p.m.

Sunday – Sunday is a day of rest, and after Marianarchy you’re going to need a rest. And probably religion. Go to church or something.

Thanks as always for listening, Reno! See you next week for John White!

 

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