As promised, here is a “Best of” episode for this week. Nick picked the songs and is somehow only on half of them! Way to show some restraint, Mr. Rockstar. It’s a really good list of songs and bands that we had on in the first season. I really hope you enjoy it. The misc includes songs from Danielle French, Felix Polanski, Kate Cotter, the Digidelic Cowboy, Merkin, Seasons of Insanity, Red Mercury, Blunderbusst, Hella A Capella and Trever Crow. Diggit
No pictures this week, but some plugs. Lots of difficult Choices this weekend.
1- Friday 4/13 – Present CD release at The Treehouse Lounge with Big Remote and The Gunner’s Daughter.
2- Friday 4/13 – Nor Cal V. Nor Nev at The Alley, featuring The Firebombing, Rat Damage, City of Vain, Urban Wolves and Ill Eagle.
3- Friday and Saturday 4/13 & 14 – Spring Fling with Stiff Kitty, a burlesque review at the Studio on 4th
4- Saturday 4/14 – Birthday Bash at Shea’s with The Melodramatics, Reno We Have a Problem, Trench War Audio and The Liver Scars.
Well, that’s it. Stick a fork in me.
Thanks for listening.
Welcome back to the podcast!!!! Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!
We have missed ou almost as much as you’ve missed us. However, it is short lived- Dogwater Dick is a momma’s boy and will be out of town this next monday again. It’s always something or another with that fag, makin us miss shows this spring. He promises this is the last week anything will happen like that, but time will tell…
This week we have the Radioactive Rock of Nuke Vegas. However, for all you NV fans out there, these Northern Nevada boys treated us to their first (and maybe only) acoustic set. These ex-metalheads threw down with some unplugged style music – or at least as close as they and we get. Nuke Vegas is James Kelly (vox), Ben Renken (git), D (bass), Jesse Rollins (drums) and Charles Untereiner (git) and they pretty much rip. You don’t want to miss them in action on May 25th at Davidson’s Distillery. We had a great time with them
(like I’m gonna say they were a bunch of redneck assholes…, really I’m a pro!) in the studio, despite the tech difficulties that delayed the start of the show by almost 2 hours….
In other news, Reverend Rory (me) will be a guest judge at Reno Tahoe Comedy’s first month long competition. Come out for a great time with some of the best comedians the Reno Tahoe area has to offer. It’s going to be at the Pioneer Underground every Friday during the month of April. That means the first one is this Friday 4/6 – 9:30 pm sharp! Be there, have some laughs, meet me and support local comedy!
Well, it’s about that time where I run out of things to say, so I will leave you with one pithy little tidbit: You gotta do something once to know why it’s a bad idea; and then again, just to make sure.
Thanks for listening!!
Local underground media mogul Oliver Ex joins us in the studio today. If you don’t know who Oliver is, you should. He is an on-air personality, event producer and his big current project is as the managing editor of Reno Tahoe Tonight. RTT is a 3 year old independent magazine devoted to the “other side” of Reno. (You may remember that they covered WLP back in Oct 2011 – just more proof that they will write about anything.) Oliver was a lot of fun to talk to and jumped right into the shallow end of the gene pool with us. He is a sincere and driven dreamer who has fallen in love with the arts community of this town, and rightly so!
Chewie is back this week and busts out some tunes from the vault. We have three tracks from some pedigreed and storied Reno bands that we think you’ll enjoy. Second hand Jive, Dump Your Boyfriends and Werm are all risen from the dead on this episode. Good stuff.
Anyway, that’s all I have this week. Thanks for listening.
P.S. – Rintoo, the Demon Swamp Kitteh, had to be put down last night, 3/21, due to injuries sustained by a run-in with a car. The Dowds are going to miss her a lot. She was a really fucking good cat.
We finally fucking got them!!!!!
…and they are fucking rad.
Before I get into the show, we do want to take a moment to remember Rev. Gary Setzer, a dynamic piece of the Reno Music scene for many years. His battle with throat cancer came to an end on March 7 and a hole appeared in our lives. There will be a memorial for Gary on Sunday March 27 at Jon A’s Nugget. Details can be found on his Facebook page (follow the hyperlink). Marianarchy 2012 will also be a benefit for his surviving family. Make sure you come out and dig deep to take care of our own. Now back to the show!
Memory Motel is Chris ‘CJ’ Gibson (Guitar, Lead Vocals, Banjo, Cello), Sam Ashlock (Bass, Synth, Charango, Vocals, Soul) and Ben Ashlock (Drums). I first saw these guys at the Reno Block party at Wingfield Park last summer. Their music was pretty phenomenal – all over the road, sincere, tight and great execution. Then, at the end of the set, CJ smashed his fucking guitar. For real. On stage. Cut his hand open and was bleeding. I thought to myself – Who does that?? I also thought – I NEED them on the podcast. It only took 9 months, but here we finally are. Chris did NOT smash a guitar on the episode
mostly because Rick vetoed it on account of all his expensive mics but we still have a lot of fun.
As we like to track our ‘firsts’, this is the first time we have had an underage band on the show. That’s right – none of these boys are even old enough to get a drink. Ben is barely old enough to drive a car!!! We hope we didn’t make them say anything that is going to get them in too much trouble with their parents, teachers, prospective girlfriends, doctors, police or tax collector. And if we did – so what – welcome to the “rock and troll” lifestyle. boys!!! Really though, do NOT let their age deceive you, these are three of the hottest young musical talents in town. Memory Motel is one of the most complicated and excellent bands in Reno right now. Check out their next gig at The Studio on 4th on March 24th. Hell, check out their Kickstarter.com project to do a vinyl 7″!
I also want to wish a very belated birthday to Webmaster Burks! Happy 30-something, faggot! We couldn’t do this without your help maintaining it all!
And a big TANKS to our newest production assistant, Irma Geddon! She is helping Dogwater Dick behind the scenes as well.
Thanks for Listening!