Qarin – That Bad Dude On Your Shoulder – S7 E32

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S7 E32

Heyo, Reno! At first I wasn’t in the mood to write this blog but I’ve had like half a bottle of wine and I’ve been watching videos of baby goats in pajamas so…. let’s do this! *two hours later* Do you guys even know how many cute baby animal compilations there are on the internet? Do you?! I thought the internet was for porn and publishing terrible music podcasts. I was wrong. Seriously, check out these baby owls. I mean come on…

ANYWAY! I’m here to do the thing with Qarin (pronounced car-in) this week! These guys were so talented and entertaining. Listen up for deviants, dick jokes, and of course, METAL.

Yo-yo, bassist and vocalist for Reno metal band Qarin posing for the camera while recording for the Worst Little Podcast.

Yo-yo – bass/vocals

Drummer for Reno metal band Qarin posing for the camera at Dogwater Studios.

Theodore Poundcake – Death Metal Percussionist

Diva of Reno metal band Qarin smiling for the caera at Dogwater Studios.

Diva – Vocals

Dizzle of Reno metal band Qarin posing for the camera.

Dizzle – Guitar

Sancho of Reno metal band Qarin posing for the camera at Dogwater Studios.

Sancho – Guitar

Reno metal band Qarin posing and laughing for the camera at the studio recording the Worst Little Podcast.

Qarin

Qarin is made up of Diva – Vocals, Yo-yo – Vocals/Bass, Dizzle – Guitar, Sancho – Guitar, and Poundcake – Percussion.

Thanks a bunch for being with us this week, Qarin. You guys are the real deal and you’re also super funny and hella nice. I hope I’m not ruining your reputations right now or anything.  MAKE SURE you go to Jub Jub’s Friday night to see Qarin’s first show since some major shit went down with the band. Celebrate, wear a costume, and save a few bucks for a beer! I’ll leave you with an eloquent toast from the band, “we’ll fuck ’em standing, we’ll fuck ’em lying, if they had wings we’d fuck ’em flying, and when she’s dead and long forgotten, we’ll dig her up and fuck her rotten. Sorry, not sorry.

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Holy Snopes, this next week is packed with awesome shit, Reno. Here’s your to-do list. Go do a thing. Then tell me about it. Share a photo to the Worst Little Podcast page or just send it to me, Kadillac Kim, on Facebook. I’ll give you a prize or a cookie, and Adam (the bass player) will give you a free handy.

Thursday – Pumpkin disemboweling at the studio! If you know the address you’re invited. Bring a pumpkin to brutalize. 6 p.m.!

Mike Higdon’s exhibit, #365 Reno, closes at the Potentialist Workshop this Thursday. Mike took one old school photo of Reno every day for a whole year and now they’re on display. Go Thursday to the closing reception. Details here!

Thursday through Saturday catch the second weekend of Generation We: A Hip HOpera at Good Luck Macbeth. Weapons Of Mass Creation provides the soundtrack to this innovative production that tells the story of four individuals, each in possession of a mysterious silver ticket, and each searching for America but finding a lot more than they bargained for along the way. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. $15 in advance/$18 at the door. Don’t wait on these tickets though, they will sell out!

Friday – Join an intrepid group of builders competing to win the Generator’s mini-golf build off! Teams have 48 hours to build the best and most creative mini-golf setup imaginable. It’s gonna be a giant party. There’s still time to sign up. Bring your dream to life or just show up and cheer on the other teams. All in preparation for the Generator’s mini-gold extravaganza Halloween party on the 31st! Click here for details about the build competition and here for info about the Halloween party! Family friendly!

Our guest this week, Qarin with Apothesary, is at Jub Jub’s this Friday at 7 p.m. 21+ $3 with costume/$5 without!

Our friend Tony Walker hosts Soul Slap at Pignic. Get your weekly soul dance party on at 10 p.m. 21+ No cover.

Reno’s own Bazooka Zac DJs every 4th Friday at The Loving Cup startign at 10 p.m. 21+ No cover.

Saturday – Check out the Saint to see the Soft White Sixties. 8 p.m. 21+ $12 at the door.

At Pignic Saturday the Electric is providing great dance tunes. Costumes encouraged! 9 p.m. 21+ No cover.

Get your Halloween on at Shea’s with Ghoul’s Night Out with Madrost/Skull Driver/Jukebox Rebels with support from locals Donkey Jaw and Viva Revenge. Have a metal/punk rock good time and wear a costume, for fucks sake. 9 p.m. 21+

Sunday – Join Jonie Blinman, Athena MaIntyre, and Canyon White for Songwriters in the Round at the Saint. 21+ 6:30 No cover.

Monday – There’s things, but Jesus, take a night off. I’m going to.

Tuesday – HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA at the Generator! As previously mentioned, this is an all ages event. Get your tickets now for a night of mini-golf, amazing food, and killer entertainment by Loud As Folk musicians Greg Gilmore and Spike McGuire! 6 p.m. $10 adv/$15 at the door. Get your tickets here and support your FREE community maker space.

Wednesday – See some stoner rock from LA! The American Weather is playing at Pignic. Stoner Rock sounds amazing. 21+ 8 p.m. No cover.

That’s it for this week, folks. As always, life is short and we love you. We hope to see you out this week!

Thanks for listening!

Get Bent! – S7 E31

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Welcome to this week’s Worst Little Podcast!

Kim, Rory, and Rick are sitting down with part of the cast of the musical Get Bent: A Gender Bent Musical Review. In the studio we have Michelle, Stephanie, and the lovely Xelena – Empress of the Impossible – here to fill us in on their latest gender bending production. They answer the hard questions and share a few songs from the show. So listen up and play along at home.

Stephanie smiling and posing for the camera in the studio for Worst Little podcast.

Stephanie McMullen – Co-founder of Sisters Three Productions and co-producer of Get Bent

Michelle posing for the camera in the studio recording for the Worst Little Podcast.

Michelle Calhoun – Co-founder of Sisters Three Productions and co-producer of the musical review, Get Bent.

For Sisters Three Productions co-creators/producers Michelle Calhoun and Stephanie McMullen, it was important to show that a part can be just as impactful when done by the opposite gender for which it was written, and at times even more powerful. “Get Bent” is an original production that will feature famous musical numbers but with a twist: everything is gender bent. Proceeds of this production will benefit Our Center, a local shelter for programs, services, and resources for the LBGTQ community in Reno.

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Xelena – Empress of Impossible – starring in Get Bent

See Get Bent starting November 10th at The Potentialist Workshop. Show dates and tickets can be found here.This production is suitable for ages 13+, and the after dark show (Saturday at 10 pm) is suitable for ages 18+. Thanks to the cast of Get Bent for being on the show!

Get out and see some things, Reno. Here’s a few:

Thursday – Check out Sam Chase with Greg Gilmore at Pignic. Both these guys pack the house so get there early! 8 p.m. 21+ No cover.

Also Thursday is United for Puerto Rico at the Saint. Show some love to our fellow Americans recovering from one of the most devastating natural disasters in recent memory. The lineup features Reno’s own Rigorous Proof , The Novelists, and Keyser Soze. 9 p.m. 21+ $5 suggested donation.

Friday – Generation WE: A Hip HOpera opens this Friday at the Potentialist Workshop. This will be a once in a lifetime experience with music from Weapons of Mass Creation. This innovative production tells the story of four individuals each in possession of a mysterious silver ticket and each searching for America but finding a lot more than they bargained for along the way. Presented in the form of a Hip-HOpera the story unfolds through theatrical performance, song, rap, poetry and dance. Click here for show dates and tickets. $15 adv/$18 at the door.

Saturday – Show up at Shea’s for some witchy metal from NYC band Vajra, joined by locals Uncle Angry and American Slacker Society. 9 p.m. 21+

On a sad note, we are heartbroken to hear the news that our friend, Scott Dundas, lost his son over the weekend from a hit and run driver. Please click here to help support the Dundas family in their time of grief. Nobody expects these things to happen and any amount you can give will help ease the family’s financial burden at this horrible time. It’s a good time to remember that life is short and we love you.

Thanks for listening.

Salythian – Metal AF – S7 E30

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Oh, hi. Welcome to this week’s Heaviest Little Podcast!

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This week we have the talented AF dudes from Reno metal-core band, Salythian. These Reno natives laid some serious rock and roll on us here at Dogwater Studio.  Not only are they seriously accomplished musicians, they’re social media wizards. Listen up to hear how they do the thing they do.

Tell Gresko of Reno metal-core band Salythian holding his bass guitar and posing for the camera.

Tell Gresko – Bass

 

Amar Barboza of Reno metal-core band Salythian posing with his drum kit at Dogwater Studio.

Amar Barboza – Drums

This mostly instrumental trio is made up of Amar Barboza- (Drums), Tell Gresko- (Bass), and Dawson Copeland- (Guitar).

Dawson Copeland of Reno metal-core band Salythian posing with his guitar.

Dawson Copeland – Guitar

 

The members of Reno metal-core band Salythian posing for the camera while recording the Worst Little Podcast.

Salythian

Thanks to the band for being on the show! We had a great time interviewing you three and we’ll be looking out for your upcoming shows. Follow them on Facebook so you can too! Salythian rocks. Literally.

In other news, I would like to give a shout out to Headquarters Bar and to the bands that played Saturday night to raise money for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. SWIGS, One Ton Dually, and Riptide Bandits slayed that room and raised $360. If you haven’t visited Headquarters yet, get your tail down there. It is Reno As Fuck in the best way. If you’re inclined to help your fellow Renoites make downtown greater than ever, head over to their fundraiser page. There are some pretty sweet rewards, but really, the only reward I need is HQ staying open so I can see more rad shows like Saturday night’s.

This week your to do list includes some kick ass shows, and one incredibly bizarre event staring Cory Feldman. Weren’t expecting that, were ya… Check out my picks for the week:

Thursday:

Reno’s favorite folk/Americana music venue, Pignic Pub & Patio, turns 3 this Thursday. Show up for a $10 Pig Roast Dinner and $20 All You Can Drink Pints, as well as $4 Wells & Cocktail Specials. Six Mile Station will be filling your ear holes with some crazy great music. Event details here! 5 p.m. 21+

The T Sisters from Oakland, joined by Dainesly and Rachel McElhiney of Failure Machine and Buster Blue, perform in Reno as a benefit for Emily Reese on October 12th at The Saint. Doors at 6 p.m. 21+ $15

At the Holland Project see one of my FAVORITE acts, Pinegrove, joined by Florist & Lomelda. Info here! 7 p.m. All ages. $14

Friday:

You have two chances to see this seasons best burlesque show at Studio on 4th Friday and Saturday! See Hellbound Beauty at 7 p.m. 21+ $20

Our friends at Headquarters bar are throwing a Friday the 13th Stranger Things party. Go to the upside down if you are so inclined. 10 p.m. 21+ No cover.

Saturday:

Reno is about to throw some weird your way with the Corey Feldmen and the Angels show at Faces NV this weekend. Show up for some real strange times with a former child star, some drag queens, and some great comedy from local Aubry Forston. 7 p.m. 21+ $30

Tunetrax is partnering with Reno Mural Expo to present Scott Pemberton Band and Silver for a Rock n’ Roll good time. Doors 8:30 p.m. 21+

Gina Rose is playing at the Holland Project with Girlpool and Palm. That’s some serious girl power right there. Details here. 7 p.m. All ages. $12

 

Sunday:

Join Weapons of Mass Creation, in partnership with Reno Mural Expo, Good Luck Macbeth and Tunetrax, as they preview a one of a kind hip-hopera for the release of Generation WE Vol. I . Show dates for this new play will be announced soon. There’s already plenty of buzz about this. Go see for yourself. Free.

There’s a lot of great shit happening in Reno. Get out and see some of it!

Thanks for listening!

Jenni Ojibwe – Stripping It Down – S7 E29

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Hello, Reno!

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It has been a hell of a week in Reno! This weekend was a party weekend of epic proportions, and I for one am feeling it still. One Ton Dually kicked in the door and had everyone dancing at Shea’s with Prince Robot and Eddie and the Subtitles, and yours truly (Kim here) put on the best damn tiki party (with SWIGS and Viva Revenge!) Reno has ever seen. It’s probably the only tiki party Reno has ever seen, but still! Listen up as Rory and Nick welcome former Worst Little Podcast intern, traveler, and singer-songwriter Jenny Ojibwe to this week’s ultra stripped down podcast.

 

Reno songwriter Jenni Ojibwe posing with her guitar in the studio recording the Worst Little Podcast.

Jenni Ojibwe – singer-songwriter from Reno, Nevada

 

Jenny’s album will be out soon, but until then check out her Soundcloud to hear more!

 

Your Reno To Do list for the weekend is as follows:

Thursday:

Check out our friend Tony Walker’s art opening Collected at the Potentialist Workshop 6 p,m, to 9 p.m.

Mentors/ Murderock / Grimedog is happening at Alturas on the Down Low. 21+ 8 p.m. $8

Friday:

Against the Grain / Cut-Pile at Alturas on the Down Low FREE! W/Sactown Metal Merchants @Astril Cult. Plus surprise guest TBA. 21+ 8 p.m.

Reno, We Have a Problem at at Abby’s Hwy 40. 21+ 9 p.m. No cover

Saturday:

The Copyrights / Success / Donkey Jaw at Shea’s. 21+ 10 p.m.

 

Thanks for listening!

Church Basement Tapes – S7 E28

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Greetings from the Best Little City in the world!

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Rory, Nick, Rick, and Chewy bring you this week’s podcast from a not so hot and sweaty studio (because Kim’s not there). This week we are joined by Lee, Perry, Amelia, and Travis from Basement Tapes! Listen up for some top notch Reno garage rock and learn how many times we should forgive someone before we’re allowed to punch them!

But FIRST we are joined briefly by excellent Reno songwriter, Greg Gilmore. Greg is talking to us about/premiering his new single, What Am I? Check out his Facebook page for video’s and music links. Let’s listen to some music!

Greg Gilmore posing with a guitar for his single promo photo.

Greg Gilmore joined us to debut his new single, Who Am I?

But back to Basement Tapes. Basement Tapes describes their music as retro, 60s, raw, high-energy garage rock. Revisiting a time when music had music had soul, with post-modern punk attitude, melodic, grooving bass lines, thunderous rolling drums, powerful crashing guitar riffs and a harmonious couple on vocals. Basement Tapes plays straight-forward simple rock and roll.

Basement Tapes embracing in the studio recording for the Worst Little Podcast.

Basement Tapes

Amanda of Reno band Basement Tapes holding popcorn and smiling.

Thanks to Greg and Basement Tapes for joining us this week!

As always here’s your Reno to do list for the week:

Thursday:

80s Zombie Party at Alturas on the Down Low with The Sway and Hollywood Thrashed. One night and one night only. Special burlesque performance by Scarlett Letter! Costumes Required 8 p.m. 21+ $8 $10 for couples

It is the last week for Live on the Lid downtown on the re-track, featuring Funk Assassination 5:30 p.m. All ages. Free.

Friday:

Alturas on the Down Low presents their End of Summer Tiki Surf Party with SWIGS, The Habituals, Viva Revenge, and a special comedy performance by Aubry Forston. 21+ 9 p.m. $5 in costume, $7 without. Bust out that Hawaiian shirt we all know you have.

Saturday:

Check out podcast favorites Eddie and the Subtitles / Prince Robot / One Ton Dually at Shea’s this Saturday! 21+ $5 9 p.m.

For something a little more low key check out Americana/folk bands Western Specters / Royal Oaks / Sex Hogs II at Pignic. 21+ 9 p.m. No cover

Sunday:

Scott Yoder returns with Rigorous Proof at Holland Project. All ages. 8 p.m. $5

 

As always, thanks for listening, Reno!

Riptide Bandits – Never Forget – S7 E27

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Hello and welcome to the Worst Little Podcast!

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Thankfully we’re not burning and we’re not flooding! Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the recent natural disasters. We love you. This week we’re joined by JUST Rory and Rick because they told me not to come in. It’s okay because I really *was* scissoring the drummer from SWIGS. You guys were all spot on. ANYWAY! Y’all are in for some great instrumental surf punk, some talk about old naked Satanists, and jokes about me (Kadillac Kim, in case you’re not following along) hooking up with our podcast guests! We even have new interns to make fun of! Don’t worry guys, you too can be like me with enough ambition and a vagina… oh wait. As fun as it is to talk about incest and Satanism, we actually have a band here, so let’s get into some music.

Riptide Bandits have been around for a “really long time”, according to band members. They are so legendary they don’t even need to know when they formed. It is as if they always existed. They might be vampires.

All members of Reno surf punk band Riptide Bandits posing under the Reno arch.

Riptide Bandits

Riptide Bandits is Leif, Grouch, Andy, and Jonathan. Keep an eye out for upcoming shows at Headquarters Bar in October then at Marianarchy! You can see Jonathan with his other band, SWIGS, on September 22nd at Alturas on the DL! They join The Habituals for an End of Summer Tiki Party. Let’s make tiki torches great again!

Thanks to Riptide Bandits for coming on our humble podcast. Reno loves you guys!

This weekend in Reno be sure to check out the following mandatory events:

Thursday:

The Ghost Town Rebellion is playing some outlaw Americana at Pignic at 8 p.m. 21+ No cover.

Prince Robot / Some Kind of Nightmare / Evil Ash at Jub Jub’s. 8 p.m. 21+ $5

Friday:

Books / Sunmonks / John Underwood at Studio on 4th. 21+ 7 p.m.

Get your Rockabilly fix at Polo Lounge with Hot Rod Rebellion. 21+ 9 p.m. No cover

Check out Acoustic Rock: Anchors for Airplanes / Authmentis / Tragedy Spring at West Street Market. All ages. 8 p.m. No cover

Saturday:

You can see John Underwood AGAIN in Virginia City Saturday night at the Canvas Cafe. All ages. 5 p.m. No cover

Sunday:

Go see country punk-rock staples Lucero with Matthew Logan Vasquez at Cargo Concert Hall. I will definitely be there. Come find me. 18+ 7 p.m.$18 adv $23 at the door.

That’s all I’ve got this week. As always, thanks for listening, Reno.

 

 

One Ton Dually – Tons Of Fun! – S7 E26

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Welcome to literally the worst podcast in the world!

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This week we welcome Rory back to the show but not in his normal capacity as he is one of tonight’s guests! Also missing but present is Mr. Nick Ramirez. Nick and Rory, along with band-mates Spike and Jackson are here as One Ton Dually, and they’re ready with like six songs, so hold onto your tits, dear listeners. Listen up as Chewy and Kadillac Kim attempt to fill Nick and Rory’s rather large hosting shoes/chairs. We’re here talking about murders and Reno and Murderino’s!

But enough about us, let’s talk about the BAND. One Ton Dually is a rock and roll band from Reno, NV, singing songs about fast drinking and hard wimmin (yeah, they made that a word). The band describes themselves as a 4-speed good time transmission with top of the line suspension and a powerful engine under the hood. I’d take that for a ride, and you should too.

 

Spike of Reno band One Ton Dually holding his guitar and staring into the distance.

Spike – Guitar/Vocals

 

Rory Dowd of Reno band One Ton Dually holding his bass in the studio for the Worst Little Podcast.

the Reverend Rory Dowd – Bass/Vocals

One Ton Dually has recently played at the Saint and Shea’s, which is to say they get around. If you know what I mean… Like their Facebook page to learn about new show dates and to link to their music.

Nick Ramirez of Reno band One Ton Dually playing drums while recording the Worst Little Podcast.

Nick Ramirez – Drums

 

Jackson of Reno band One Ton Dually holding his guitar and speaking into the microphone.

Jackson – Guitar/Vocals

While you’re waiting for One Ton Dually, be sure to check out the following awesome-sauce events in Reno.

This Friday is Foxy First Friday with host Rory Dowd, featuring Mike Metzger. Apparently Mike is well recommended by many low-life musicians who own guitars. I mean, that’s what the internet has to say and the internet is never wrong. If you want to challenge the internet, or if you just want to hear some great live music, get to Foxy Olive by 9 p.m.  21+ No cover.

Saturday punk bands U.S. Bombs / Abandon Minds / Another Damn Disappointment share the stage at Shea’s. 9 p.m. 21+

If you haven’t heard, Sunday is the new Saturday in Reno. Check out the Violence Creeps / Negative Sex / Murder Dream at the Holland Project. 8 p.m. all ages. $5

At Alturas on the DL, go have an epic good time seeing Johnny Cash tribute Cash’d Out with Cowboy Indian. 21+ 8 p.m. $15 (tickets here)

For all you Burner’s and would be Burners, Monday through Wednesday is the annual city wide party known as The Great Depressurization, presented by our friends at Fresh Bakin’. Decompress and readjust to the default world with excellent entertainment by the likes of Kelly Proud (details here), The Utility Players (details here), and big name DJ’s. The three day event takes place at The Eldorado, Silver Legacy, and Circus Circus in Reno, and MontBleu Resort in South Lake Tahoe. Click through to see the full lineup.

If you need a break from the casino traffic, go to Cargo on Tuesday for Saving Banksy / The Great Bingo Revival at Cargo. See the film, stay for the party. 21+ 8 p.m. no cover

That’s all I’ve got this week and this is where I’ll be. If you have events you think I should go to let me know! I’ll do just about anything once.

There’s no show next week thanks to Labor Day, but we’ll be back on September 11th with Riptide Bandits! Thanks for listening Reno. You’re the best.

Gina Rose and Pat Meet The Worst Little Podcast – S7 E25

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Hello and welcome to this weeks episode of the Worst Little Podcast, broadcast from high above the city of Reno fucking Nevada!

Nick, Chewy, Rick and myself, Kadillac Kim, are here to bring you this week’s podcast! Regretfully (for him), the Reverend Rory Dowd is not around this week, but we get plenty of shots in at his expense! This week, as always, we have something really special for our listeners. We have not one, but TWO talented guests in the studio for your listening pleasure. And let me tell you, we talked about pleasure (*winknod*). But really, we have at least one and a half freaks in the room tonight. We’re talking about rope bondage, secret middle names, and how I got the name Kadillac Kim. Spoilers, it was in the parking lot of the Bunny Ranch when I was cornered by strippers in the bathroom of a double wide trailer. So that’s a thing… ANYWAY! We get off on the right foot with Reno country/Americana darling, Gina Rose. Gina will leave you with goosebumps after her first song. Don’t go anywhere or you’ll regret not hearing everything she has to say and sing!

 

Gina Rose is a singer-songwriter based out of Reno, Nevada. She formed her first band three years ago and has been playing guitar and writing music since she was a youngster (8years old!!). She began her music career opening for punk bands in Reno basements. Despite being a folk singer she won audiences over, with fans telling her that she’s just as heavy as the punk bands she opened for. As Nick points out, though, punk is just outlaw rock & roll and Gina is outlaw country. Her music can be found on her Bandcamp page and she has a new album in the works. She has a show coming up in Virginia City, like her on Facebook to be notified when the event is posted. Do yourselves a favor and don’t miss it or any of her shows! On behalf of the Worst little podcast, thank you miss Gina Rose for your time, some great conversation, and for the bone chilling tunes. You’re going places .

Reno, Nevada singer-songwriter Gina Rose poses with her guitar while recording the Worst Little Podcast.

Gina Rose – singer-songwriter from Reno, Nevada

Also in the studio this week is Pat Shillito, local emcee and comedian who has worked at the Laugh Factory (formerly Catch a Rising Star) at the Silver Legacy. Pat also hosts open mic comedy nights all over Reno. Listen to Pat’s quick and dry wit as he discusses the major things going on in the Reno comedy scene.

Reno comedian Pat Shollito stares off into space while recording the Worst Little Podcast.

Pat Shollito – local comedian and emcee

Until next time, here are my picks for how to spend the next week in Reno!

Thursday:

Country band A Thousand Horses plays at Cargo Thursday night. Rolling Stone billed them as the best up and coming band at Austin City Limits and they have been compared to Lynard Skynyrd ,the Allman Brothers, and the Black Crowes. Doors at 7 p.m. All Ages. $32 with fees. Tickets can be purchased through the Facebook link, here.

Especially relevant to current events is The Mountaintop, a play by American playwright Katori Hall. It is a fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s last night on earth set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination on April 4, 1968. Info and tickets here. PG-13. All Weekend. 7 p.m. $15 adv/$18 door

Punk rock is alive and well in Reno. Check out Alturas on the Downlow for  Swingin’ Utters / Western Setting / Boss’ Daughter. 8 p.m. 21+ $15

Friday:

Previous podcast guest, Frankly Fictitious is celebrating their album release at Studio on 4th. Details here    Frankly Fictitious album release at Studio on 4th. 21+ 9 p.m. $5 at the door

Our podcast guest Patrick Shillito hosts Lights Out After Hours Comedy Showcase at Perk Up Coffee featuring some of the best local comedy talent.7:30 p.m. No cover

Get your art fix at the Greater Nevada Garbage Patch art show at the Potentialist Workshop. Go to see how local artists transform trash into treasure. 6 p.m. Bring the kids!

For something a little different, head over to Bundox Bocce inside the Renaissance hotel for Friday Night Flashback. Wear your best 90s gear to win bar tabs and prizes. Free bocce ball and drink specials all night. 21+ 7 p.m. Costumes highly encouraged.

Saturday:

Coastlands / Pink Awful/ Path to Mercury / Moons of Vega are playing at the Saint. We introduced you to Coastlands on last week’s podcast. Go for max shoegaze and also to support your locals and podcast alum. 21+ 8 p.m.

Go check out local surf punk band SWIGS at Davidson’s Distillery! Come out for songs about sandwiches and Mario Cart. I think we all need something fun and silly ASAP! Info here! 21+ 9 p.m. No cover

The Publiquors/The Habituals/Vague Choir/Reno We Have a Problem are playing at Shea’s Tavern Saturday night. Reno, We Have a Problem is one of my favorite local punk acts. The other bands are okay too… ANYWAY, go hear RWAP sing about fucking your mom. It’s punk rock! 21+ 9 p.m.

Sunday:

Sunday’s are becoming THE day/night to be out in Reno! Go check out the Sunday Sunset BBQ with Leroy from Hellbound Glory at Alturas on the Down Low. Hellbound Glory’s new album, Pinball, is out soon and was produced by outlaw country royalty, Shooter Jennings. Check out their write up in Rolling Stone here and go see them Sunday! 21+ 5 p.m. No cover

Sunday also sees Reno favorite Brenden Lund, formerly of legendary band Buster Blue and currently of soon to be legendary band Silver! Go check out Sunday Spaghetti Western at Pignic. 21+ 6 p.m. $5 for dinner and a show!

That’s it for this week, Reno fam! Thank you for checking us out this week and every week!!

Skycats are GOOOOOO! – S7 E24

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S7 E24

Hello and congrats to Famous Dave’s for being voted best Reno podcast! This week your second favorite and ONLY Worst Little Podcast has cooked up something really special for you. We have Skycats in the studio, FINALLY! Yours truly, Kadillac Kim, has been so excited to showcase them on the podcast that I have hardly been able to contain myself. To say that this duo is talented would be the understatement of the century. Or at least like the last few minutes. I’m very dramatic. Anyway, listen up to hear me fangirl all over them (it gets messy).

But first, something completely different! We have on the phone all the way from Texas, Jordan from Portland band Coastlands. They took a minute out of their busy tour schedule to talk to us about their upcoming show at the Saint (while shooting a music video, for fuck’s sake). We have a short interview and a song we’re previewing for you here in internet land. Coastlands is playing at the Saint Aug 26th with podcast veterans Moons Of Vega and Pink Awful. Listen up to get a taste of the shoegazey goodness. I’ll be sharing the video as soon as I have my hands on it, so keep an eye out for that and be sure to go to the show with us! Or at least me, you know I get around…

 

But back to Skycats! Skycats is a collaboration between Reno’s own Grace Hayes and Bazooka Zac. Both accomplished musicians in their own rights, together they make magic. Space magic. Or something. You heard Zac’s beats on last week’s podcast when we featured Redfield Clipper. Grace had a viral hit with the Reno Anthem, and while I’m certain she doesn’t want to be known for a silly diddy about her hometown, Reno is certainly grateful to be featured so positively by such a colossal local talent. So thanks, Grace!

Grace Hayes of Reno synthwave duo Skycats smiling for the camera and being photobombed by Bazooka Zac.

Grace Hayes of Skycats

They sum up their bands sound on their Facebook page calling it a dreampop, synthwave, kaleidoscope of sound and color, exploring the space between darkness and light through hauntingly beautiful jazz vocals and rich electronic textures. Accurate.

Bazooka Zac of Reno synthwave duo Skycats smiling into the camera while recording for the Worst Little Podcast in Reno, Nevada.

Bazooka Zac of Skycats

Keep your eyes on Skycats. They’re going places.

Thanks to Grace and Zac for being excellent guests on this week’s podcast!

This week in Reno music, be sure to check out alllllll the things I am about to drop on you. Are you prepared? It’s gonna be heavy…

Thursday:

Kelly Proud and WLP alumn Brit Straw are making music magic at the Saint with the support of Glen Osburn! Event details here. 21+ 9 p.m. No Cover.

Also Thursday through Sunday, catch Reno native motel grunge band The Run Up at the Terrace Lounge at the Peppermill. They’re wrapping up their summer tour and are promising fun times and cold drinks. 21+ 7 p.m. No Cover

Friday:

The Space Whale lighting is happening at 8:15 Friday night. Come down to see the fully realized version of the Space Whale and to stroke Kim’s ego!

If you’re into Ska, head over to Alturas on the Down Low this Friday night for  Mokey/ American Slacker Society / Abandon Minds. Monkey has been described as America’s most hard working band. Go find out why. 8 p.m. 21+ No cover

Saturday:

This Saturday and Sunday is Reno Art Fest – On The River! Catch live performances from Grace Hayes, Kate Cotter, Milton Merlos, Athena McIntyre, Mel Wade, Tyler Stafford, Britt Straw, Greg Gilmore, Justin McMahon, Todd Ballowe, Nick Eng, The Electric and the Tim Tucker Band at Reno at City Plaza (by the Space Whale!). Fine art, live music, food trucks and beer! August 19 and 20, 2017, 10a.m. until 6p.m. All ages.

Make a point to head to the Holland project to check out Between The Lyrics: A Celebration Of Hip Hop. This fundraiser for Holland Reno will feature artwork from over 40 different local artists, live music and delicious food provided by Nom Eats. This year’s theme is Socio-Political lyrics and each artist was given a random verse to work with. The show will be going down Saturday August 19th at 7pm. All artwork will be sold on a first come first serve basis, don’t miss out!!! All ages.

Sunday:

Closing out Reno art fest is a Grace Hayes solo set with a Skycats chaser. Right by the Space Whale from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a show at Pignic at 7 p.m. Grace is celebrating her birthday by treating Reno to not one, but TWO shows! Thanks and Happy Birthday, Grace!

 

As always, thanks for tuning in and turning up.

 

Redfield Clipper – The Duke Abides – S7 E23

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Welcome to this week’s Worst Little Podcast!

 

We’re super excited to have the Duke and Clip from Redfield Clipper on the show! This seven piece (!!!) eclectic hip hop group combines elements of Jazz, electronica, and traditional hip hop. They’re joining us to share some never before heard tracks from their newest album, Beach Master, and holy cow (see what I did there?), are they good. Don’t believe me? Listen for yourselves and find out what a Beach Master actually is! This show is fun *and* educational!

 

The Duke of Reno based Hip Hop group, Redfield Clipper being interviewed at Dogwater Studio.

The Duke – Vocals/Bass

 

Clip being wide eyed with crazy hair being interviewed at Dogwater Studios in Reno Nevada.

Clip – Vocals/Guitar

Redfield Clipper is comprised of Redfield Clipper – Vox/ Guitar,
The Duke of Blunts- Vox/ Bass, Chris Sexton (c$exmoney)- Vox/ Keys,
Greg Lewis- Drumset, Eric Johnson- TenorSax, Jef Derderian – Trumpet, Andy Bryant – Electronics/samples/synth. This is a true Reno super group that has been playing together since 2012. They release their first music video off Beach Master Sunday, August 6, 2017.  Subscribe to their YouTube channel to be notified when it is released.

Redfield Clipper recently opened for Afro Man at Shea’s and have graced the stage at the Holland Project and the Saint. Keep tabs on them here for show dates.

 

In other Reno news, there has been a humpback whale sighting in downtown Reno! Keep your eyes on City Plaza (where the Believe sculpture is located) to see the great whale erection. There will be a dedication ceremony and reception hosted by the city of Reno on August 8th. Yours truly will be there, along with the rest of the Space Whale crew and we would love to see you there.

In the meantime, check out my picks for the rest of the weekend:

Thursday night is the PBR Blue Ribbon Award Party at Shea’s. Starting at 6 you can stuff your faces with free BBQ sponsored by Pabst, and wash it all down with FREE BEER until 8 p.m.

After you’re nice and buzzy off PBR, head to Pignic for local music scene staple, Loud As Folk. This month Spike and the gang bring you national touring one man band, Acousta Noir, with supporting local acts Rachael McElhinney and Brendon Lund of Failure Machine and Silver. 8 p.m. Loud As Folk is donation based with this months proceeds going to Our Center.

Friday be sure to hit Jub Jub’s for the Voted Best Camp fundraiser show. Voted Best Camp provides shelter to starving musicians such as Chris Fox and Jonathan Daniel. For just a few dollars you can make sure your favorite local band members don’t die in the desert. Doors at 8 p.m.

If you’re looking for something completely different, head to Alturas on the Downlow for their Totally Gnarly 80s party featuring the original members of Bow Wow Wow. Costumes mandatory. 9 p.m.

Saturday night check out Reno punk band, Reno, We Have a Problem at Abby’s Highway 40. It’s a party for no reason, which is the best kind of party. 9 p.m. No cover. Pants optional.

If you’re looking for slightly more shoe gazing (just kidding, this thing is a riot), head to Monolith for Drink 182, Reno’s first and best emo night. Sing your favorite emo and pop punk tunes with the whole crowd. It’s where I’ll be! 9 p.m. No cover.

Sunday at 5 p.m. is Alturas on the Downlow’s weekly BBQ potluck with music by Leroy of Hellbound Glory! Don’t miss it. No cover.

Last but not least, Monday see Haunted Summer + Avi Buffalo, People with Bodies, Night Rooms at the Holland Project. If you haven’t heard People With Bodies yet, get down there. 8 p.m. $7. All ages.

 

This is your friendly reminder that if you have an event or a band you think we should know about let us know! Thanks for listening, Reno!