Jeff Done and Jenny Pez – Marianarchy Winter Ball 2014

Put on your fancy clothes and dancin’ shoes!

The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E 40

I took the week off, so I’m not really here. Reverend Rory had another birthday this week and blew off the show to spend it with his ladies (homemade cheesecake and ravioli!). We all wish he never comes back has another great trip around the sun! In studio, coming through at the 11th hour, we have The Jenny and jeff Show (capitalization intended)! Good friends of the show, Jeff Done (Walk of Shame, Stevedave, Fall Silent) and Jenny Pez DeSpencer (Reno Tahoe Comedy, Knitting Factory, 3rd Street Bar) come by to hang out, and by hang out we mean, Jenny takes over the show with out the Rev, to reign her in with his own oversized ego.

Jenny PezDeSpencer, Reno comic, drinking a white Russian on the Worst Little Podcast in the World

Wanna taste of this?

(Since I wasn’t on teh show, I don’t really know what happenend yet and I’m going to listen tomorrow with you, so I’m going to focus on)

MARIANARCHY WINTER BALL 2014 – A BENEFIT FOR GREG ALLEN

As you all know, the podcast is intrinsically involved with Marianarchy Reno, an organization Nick Ramirez started many years ago to benefit Reno artists in need and the art community in general, in memory of Marianne Psota. This year, our Winter Ball will be going to benefit Greg Allen, the legendary Reno painter, photographer and artist. After declining health for some time, Greg has let it be known that he has congestive heart failure. As a long-time friend of all of us at WLP, and espeically Nick and Marianne, it was inevitable that Marianarchy Reno step up to help a brother out.

This year’s festivities will feature 37 local bands over two days – Friday 12/12 and Saturday 12/13 – as well as performances by local comedians an art auction and much more. According to the Mistress of Prizes, Risky Burn, “We are going to have a massive orgy of items for you to win! We want this to be a successful fundraiser so that Greg Allen cannot only be deliciously bathed in your melodic hugs, but raise some monies to be useful for him, allowing him to concentrate on his health. So save some bones and let us relieve you of your cash while distracting you with art, gift certificates, bar tabs, and more.”

Jeff Done, Reno musician and singer, holding Rev. Rory's coffee mug that reads "Giant Cup of Go Fuck Yourself"

Jeff Done needs no words…

Also, Nick plays some tunes and New Girl takes a spin in the chair again.

Well, I have to go rehearse for the show – Playing in Princess Bombs and Lighter Theif – but I expect to see you there. Another big thanks to Jenny and Jeff for coming in to hang out with Nick and New Girl.

Thanks for Listening,

Aaron Steinmetz – Occasional Artist

Rabbit Rabbit?

The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E39 <– Download Link

I would Like to begin by reiterating the fact that I, thee Reverend Rory Dowd, am a font of misinformation when I speak. That being said, I hope you enjoy this week’s episode! Aaron Steinmetz, Reno area author and musician joins us this week with his words and tunes! Aaron is a true artist and writer, hermiting himself away to create his art usually, but here he is sharing EXCLUSIVE new works with us and the public!

Aaron Steinmetz, Reno area author and musician

A literary and musical treat

Despite not playing regularly recently, Aaron plays an original that he wrote just for the show called “Lost and Found”; he also read us us a surprisingly awesome passage called “The Stripping Game” from a new novel;  and plays us some tracks from his CD “The New Wilderness”. He kinda does it all folks. Aaron Steinmetz is also the author behind the Sleepy P.I. Trilogy and over on his website, www.aaronsteinmetz.com, he’s also starting a new blog, “My Cat (Is Trying To Kill Me)” which should have the first installment up by the time this publishes. All over the place and an avid listener, Aaron was a lot of fun to have on the show.

That’s enough out of me. Hope to see you out this Friday when I host the First Friday at Foxy Olive with my December Guests: Spike and Jackson!

Thanks for listening!

Satellite Serenade – Happy Turkey Day, Turkey

Gobble Gobble!

The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E38 – Download Link

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We are all enjoying a day with our families, and if you’re listening to the podcast on Turkey Day itself, well, have a drink with us too! We are all so thankful that we have been able to bring this show to you for the better part of four years and feature all sorts of sides of the Reno music scene.

Margy Ford smiling enthusiastically

The exuberant Margy Ford

This week, we have Satellite Serenade, a Reno alt-pop duo. Satellite Serenade features the always fun Margy Ford on vocals and the talents of Jon Cornell backing her up on vocals and guitar. Jon and Margy have played together many times before in other projects, but this is their first time as a dynamic duo and they are mindblowing. Great songwriting and strong vocals are a hallmark of this young band.

Jon Cornell smiling with his guitar

The laconic Jon Cornell

We also make a few calls on the episode. First we talk to Joe Atack about his upcoming show at Bruka Theater, Ham for the Holidays. It’s a fun farce about the holidays and an old timey radio station – a true nerdfest for all of you audiophiles. The interview is during a rehearsal and the cast passes around the phone and we are treated to some interviews with the characters themselves. Ham will open on 12/5/14.

 

We also have a chat with our favorite mentalist, Xelena Empress of the Impossible! She treats us to a few feats over the phone, but is she always right? Listen for more! YOu can also check her out at the next Blazing Mics and see if you can win her $500 prediction challenge – she picked next Monday’s football game and is putting a parlay card, among other valuables, on the line.

Cole "The Honkey", Intern

Cole “The Honkey”, Intern

Our family keeps growing and we welcome, Cole the Honkey to the show as Rick’s newest intern. But enough about him. If you want to catch Satellite Serenade, they will be playing at Marianarchy in just a few weeks. Chek them out and support a local artist at the same time!

Thanks for Listening.

Boss’ Daughter – Songs About Drinking

Dicks! Lots of Dicks!

The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E37

The holidays are almost here and as the cold weather bursts upon us, so does the new sensation sweeping the Reno Nation – Boss’ Daughter! Chris Fox, Danny Paul and Jamie Locks comprise this new Reno punk band. With a depth of experience behind them, they kick some serious ass. Boss’ Daughter has been pretty active the last couple of months to the delight of scores of jaded show-goers.

Jamie Locks, drummer for Boss's daughter

I also just want to say: Chris likes dicks. Lots of dicks. Find out how he gets dozens of dicks late in the show! That being said: this show was a blast. We had a lot of fun talking at to the band, about their evolution, the grammatical complexities of their name and drinking. They don’t have a CD quite yet, but are working on it. Beyond that though, Boss Daughter can be found on facebook and will be playing at the Alley this weekend and Jub Jub’s with the Ataris on Dec. 6th.

 

Chris Fox, lead vocals and guitar for Boss' Daughter

 

Coming up this week at Blazing Mics we have good friend of the show, Larry Cooper hosting. It’ should be a great time and we’d love to see you. Enjoy Reno ComiCon if you’re attending the perennial nerd event.

Danny Paul, bass and vocals for Boss' Daughter

Thanks for listening!