LAIDEEEEEEEZ! An gennlemen….. Proud to be presenting Strictly Business, featuring the maniacal talents of Captain Dano (Dan Davidson) and BIG JIM (Jamie Locks)! Strictly Business has been playing “Swamp Stomp Boogie” since 2014 here in the Washoe Valley and are a yip-hollerin’ hootenanny of a good time. The Good Mate, Nick Ramirez, steers them through the waters of this week’s episode, without the benefit of Reverend Rory (who was pulling super secret birthday superhero dad-duty that night). Reverend Rory (me, if that hasn’t dawned on you yet, O, Constant Reader) is damn sorry he missed out on this episode.
However, Strictly Business, as awesome as they are, are not the only guests this week, no! We also have Super Friend of the Show, and regular host of the Blazing Mics at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, Britt Straw. Britt is here with us this week to talk about her work as a conservationsit and wolf advocate here in the Sierra Nevadas and Washoe Valley – and WOLFSTOCK 2015! August 16 at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor! A passionate woman behind an admirable cause, Britt Straw is dialed in when it comes to wildlife conservation and management.
And while we’re at it, we’re bringing back Hudson Flanigan of Source and SHAM and Stacey Tolle of Gunshot Likker and SHAM! They were in town for performances and appearances for the Nowhere Nevada movie premiere and soundtrack release last weekend. We love them so hard! It was great to have them around to celebrate this labor of love and all the good times at the end of a project a long time coming.
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Are you ready for this?
An unexpectedly awesome show happened this week! New friends, Hexashooter, joined us this week and delighted us with a set of great songs. While I usually like bands that are a little sloppy, jangly and loose, Hexashooter, is a high energy rock band with killer vocals and gritty music. Raina, Jon, Dustin and Carey are old friends of Dogwater Dick and the Dogwater Studios, having previously recorded their EP there, so we are happy to finally get them in the studio.
You can of course listen to Hexashooter at reverbnation.com, but if you want to get your paws on an actual copy of the CD, go heck them out this Friday night over at Davidson’s Distillery. They’ll be with The Velvet Murder for a free show, starting at 9pm, but they plan on starting late… which gives you plenty of time all day to SEE NOWHERE NEVADA!!! That’s right! Our day has come and it’s finally time for all the hoopla, including a red carpet screening, media events and a rock show on Thursday featuring luminaries like The Atomiks, Stacey Tolle, The Shames, SOURCE, and many more.
Brian Sutherland, Executive Producer for Nowhere Nevada stopped by to talk with us while he and Nick are on their local media junket this week. Brian has a lot of information about the weekend, and his bit’s at the top of the show, so tune in for details.
Well, I’ve gotta get ready for the aforementioned Nowhere Nevada soundtrack release show (did I mention I’m hosting? A boy needs his beauty sleep). Go see the movie. Go see Hexashooter
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Hot enough for ya?
Stabby Unicorn is back! Well, they never went anywhere, but it’s been a couple years since they came by the studio. Since then, they’ve put out an album, some videos, played a LOT of shows and have matured as a
wine band. Their sound and timing have gotten tighter and more polished, shaping them into a popular and well received indie rock band in Reno NV.
Reverend Rory wasn’t able to make it due to some family obligations (and really feels bad about bailing on Stabby Unicorn), but Nick and Chewie fill in for him
somewhat competently admirably and put on a really great show! Don’t forget about the Nowhere Nevada movie premiere and rock show coming up in just a few weeks. With an opening night rock show on July 23, featuring bands from the movie including The Atomiks, The Shames, Stacy Tolle (of Gunshot Likker), Los Pistoleros, SOURCE and many more, this is going to be a huge weekend. You’ll finally get to see the movie that we made, on the big screen, or buy it on DVD, with full commentary from the lead production crew. Come join us for this highfalutin’ event!
Then there’s other stuff on the show. “What you ask?” Listen to find out…
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New music, new friends, same old shtick!
The Jet Stole Home is a Reno post hardcore band we just met this week. Frankly, I’m not sure what “post hardcore” means
(emo), nor do I know any of the bands they list as influences; that being said, they reminded me of a lot of great bands that no one else has ever heard of either. Ethan Lane (Cookie Monser vocals) , Jeremy Martin (bass and clean vocals), Kyle Daters (guitar), Fitzzy (guitar) and Josh Lopez (drums) absolutely killed it in the studio this week. They were a fun bunch of guys who came to play and came to play(the quiz was quite a nailbiter).
At the top of the show we also take a call with Greg Golden of the Greg Golden band (and proprietor of Bizarre Guitar and Bizarre Guns in Sparks). The Greg Golden Band is having their CD release party this weekend – 7pm at Mummers in Sparks (the old Alley) and featuring an opening set with our good friend, Mr. Max Volume. Recorded with and produced by Frank Hannon of Tesla, the CD also features vocals by Hannon, Randy Scoles and Jeff Sandoval. The show is going to be a super-event with many music luminaries from around the region and West Coast in attendance. Greg was kind enough to take a few moments to chat with us about the Reno music scene and surviving as a small business owner in the face of corporate competition. It’s a real treat, so you should definitely take notes on this one.
The Jet Stole Home have shows of their own coming up. Well one anyway… you can catch them on August 12th at the Knitting Factory with locals Drag Me Under, We Predict A Riot and headliners, Killswitch Engage. Hopefully they’ll get some more lined up. I really enjoyed this new-fangled thing they call ‘music’.
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