Vague Choir – Something Something

Is there a such thing as post post rock?

The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E32

Hey everybody! It’s a fantastic week here on The Worst Little Podcast, well for most of us. Dogwater Dick  got some bad news this week – very distressing, but nothing permanent – listen in the first five minutes to find out why!?! Mark Earnest says, “If you can make it through the first seven minutes, you’re a braver man than I!” Mark is the lead singer and guitar player for Vague Choir. You remember Mark, right? Old friend of the show from the first season!

Mark Earnest pointing the head of his guitar at the camera.

Rock Bullets and Mark Earnest

Mark is joined by his soulmates, Marcus Mayhall (bass) and Jason Thomas (drums). Contrary to what Reverend Rory thought popular belief, Marcus and Jason have never appeared on the show! Yet another Worst Little Podcast First! Which is funny since we bring you another Worst Little Podcast EXCLUSIVE! Vague Choir’s first set is some previously unrecorded (released?) songs that didn’t make it to their first album.

Marcus Mayhall enthusiastically eating popcorn,

The two terrible sides of Marcus Mayhall

 

Speaking of albums, if you are in a local band, don’t forget to bring copies of your album to Discology, the final real record store in Reno. They want to have a large and vibrant local music section, but can’t do it until enterprising young musicians like yourselves stop by and drop off some merch! Support local music and local business all in one fell swoop!

Jason Thomas with a surprised look on his face, holding popcorn and beer.

Jason “Go into Rick’s room for what?” Thomas

 

Vague Choir does have a show happening this Saturday, October 11 at Monolith Bar, with out-of-towners Fortune Club and dj Tigerbunny. Please check these badasses out in person.

And as always, Thanks for Listening.

Evil Dead: The Musical – Vaude Villan

Gimme some sugar, baby….

The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E31

It’s finally October – our favorite time of year! The days shorten and cool and thoughts turn to the warm glowing eyes of demons and monsters. It’s the spooky time! To celebrate this fact, Vaude Villain Entertainment has brought the second greatest musical adventure known to man to a Reno Stage. From Vaude Villain’s production of Evil Dead: The Musical we have co-directors John Frederick and Ashley Marie James (an Evil Tree) and Jeff Bentley (Jake) in the studio to talk about the show and Reno theater!

John Frederick and Ashley Marie James making faces

John and Ash, presented without comment.

We also take a call from Evan Buckley Harris, the production’s Ash, while he was on the road. That was fun and totally not awkward at all! The cast is a fun tight knit group who really kill the performance. Full disclosure: I’m also a part of Vaude Villain Entertainment and, as you are likely aware of, a producer of this show. Other than sitting in on a voice rehearsal and seeing a couple rehearsal short videos of movement rehearsals, I hadn’t seen this production at all until opening night and it. Was. A. BLAST. We’ve had sold out shows so far and you should really do yourself a favor and follow the link and get yourself presale tickets – this is a hot ticket right now in the Reno nightlife scene.

Jeffrey Bently eating a sandwich and holding his hat

Welcome to Jeff’s Magical World of Sandwiches!!

 

It’s a great episode and an even better show. Please check them out!

Thanks For Listening.

Jake Houston and the Tin Can String Band – Zookeeper

Hot damn!

The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E30 <- Download Link

Hope you’ve been enjoying the weather lately! Everything always smells like campfire! What’s good around a campfire? Old school country music. Jake Houston and the Tin Can String Band are the perfect background when you’re sippin’ whiskey and watchin’ the world burn. The eponymous Jake Houston joins us on the show this week and while this young man is an amazing performer and songwriter in his own right – he’s nothing without the Tin and the Can, Samantha Gates and Ivan Gates.

Jake Houston holding a guitar with his name painted on it in western script

The name and the game, Jake Houston

 

This trio has only been playing for a few months, but they are all seasoned musicians and does it show. It was hot enough in that studio, but they made it cook!

We also take a little tine to mention again Evil Dead The Musical – The Reno Edition at Good Luck Macbeth theater which is opening this weekend to a sold out crowd and running through Halloween night.

Samantha gates holding a violin

The always entertaining and captivating, Samantha Gates

You’ll be able to catch Jake Houston and the Tin Can String Band very soon, but you’ll have to listen to the episode to find out when! And trust me, you do want to. I can’t wait to see more out of this band who literally already have hours of music to play.

Ivan Gates playing stand up bass

The smooth and rock steady, Ivan “Drago” Gates

Thanks for Listening

Richie Ballerini and Lee Edwards – Swingin’ in the Smoke

Are YOU hooked on a feelin’?

Worst Little Podcast – S4 E29 – Download Link

Hope you have your dancin’ shoes on, because you’re in for a hep ep. Joining us in the studio are Richie Ballerini and Lee Edwards, a couple of crooners tripping the light fantastic in the Reno nightlife.

Richie Ballerini, crooner and lounge singer from Reno, NV

Ballerini is an old salty dog and veteran of the music industry, having worked with the actual Rat Pack, back when his hair was darker and the nation a little more naive. We could talk to him and listen to his stories for hours. (In fact, Dogwater Dick DID do exactly that during setup and soundcheck this week.) A marvelous entertainer, he lights up Reno/Sparks every weekend at Pietro’s at Victorian Square and is in the market for his fourth wife.

Lee Edwards, crooner and lounge singer from Reno, NV

Edwards has joined him this last year as a complete novice professional singer. However, don’t let this lack of experience fool you – this guy has the chops to perform with the best of them. He joins Ballerini every other week at The Polo Lounge in Midtown, wooing the granny panties off of their fans. A soon-to-be father, Edwards has a lot on his plate, juggling duties and starting out as a professional entertainer.

Josh 'chewie' Martin at work in the actual mines

Chewie at work

This is Chewie. This is what he does when he’s not on the show.
Also, don’t forget to get your presale tickets to Evil Dead: The Musical and The Pinky Polanski Rocky Horror Extravaganza (early and late shows

 

Anyway, thanks for your support and Thanks for Listening!