Hello and welcome to the Worst Little Podcast!
This week’s podcast welcomes Reno singer-songwriter and ukulele superstar Britt Straw, and local comedian Steve Van Pelt. We’ll get to Steve in a minute but first, let’s introduce you to Worst Little Podcast veteran Britt Straw! Britt was recently on the podcast with her band Seedless 10DenC and she’s here today solo to play us some original music and to talk to us about her important work with the U.S. Wolf Refuge. Britt has been an advocate and activist for Wolves for many years. She talked to us Monday about her passion for helping these powerful creatures and shed light on the problem of irresponsible wolf breeding and domestication.
Also on the show, we have Steve Van Pelt who hosts comedy open mic at Jimmy B’s Bar and Grill every Monday night! He’s here to talk to us about the many stand-up open night mics in Reno. There’s one almost every day of the week!
The Wolf Refuge in Reno has more than 100 acres of space to house wolves that are too wild to live in a home yet too domestic to live in the wild. A fundraiser for the U. S. Wolf Refuge is being held at The Potentialist Workshop July 29th. Details can be found here. Fun for the whole family!
Steve began his comedy career in Good Luck Macbeth’s production, Clown Bar. He was bitten by the performance bug and has been doing standup ever since. Your local comedy open mic nights are Sunday at Waterfall; Monday at Jimmy B’s; Tuesday at The Jungle (Shout out to Steve Elegant!); Wednesday at 3rd St Bar; Thursday at Beck’s Brewhouse.
In case you missed it this week our host Nick Ramirez opened for punk legend Zander Schloss of the Circle Jerks at Shea’s with podcast and Reno favorite Johnny Harpo. Nick did one hell of an entertaining cover of MIA’s Paper Planes (there’s video!) and Johnny played a little of this and a little of that from his band Rigorous Proof, as well as his solo stuff.
For all of you sane people who aren’t going to the Black Rock for Juplaya, Reno has some cool stuff to occupy your 4th of July weekend. Your friend Kadillac Kim will be at Murder By Death with Tiger Army in Sacramento on Friday, but if I *were* in Reno Friday night one of my best bets would be artist Jounda Strong’s art exhibit Patterns of Love at The Generator, Inc. Also that night, Bohemian Burlesque has a very special showcase at 3rd St. Bar. See the gang give you a sneak peek at their unique performance style, gorgeous costumes, and comedic intrigue. Only $5 at the door. Details here! Saturday at 10 a.m. check out the Downtown Mural and Public Art Tour hosted by Art Spot Reno. While you’re downtown, go to the Biggest Little City Wingfest! Wings are my second favorite thing so I will see you there Saturday, Reno. Find me. Say Hi.
Worst Little Podcast PSA: it’s hot out. Stay hydrated. Piss clear. Beer only sort of counts as hydration and only if it’s like Coors or something. And for the love of God, please don’t drink Coors.
Thanks for listening. Stay safe this weekend.
The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E35 – Download Link
Great Scott! It’s a very exciting week here on the Worst Little Podcast. Not only did we enjoy a lovely update on Nick and Dick’s ever improving hygiene, but we also got to spend time with some old friends of the show!
We are thrilled to introduce to you the long awaited Reno super-group, KARMA. That’s right, these are seasoned musicians folks. KARMA is composed of the amazing Greg Gilmore on guitar and vocals, the sultry Michelle Belle on guitar and vocals as well, ridiculously good-looking Adam Springob on bass and vocals too, and the dashing Carter Stellon on drums.
KARMA is in the process of recording an EP at our very own Dogwater Studios. However, they didn’t play any of the songs that appear on the EP because it’s all very hush hush. Oooh, mysterious… But don’t worry, they will be playing a pre-order release show on November 15th at Jub Jub’s. Joining them will be Stabby Unicorn, Hungry Skinny, and more! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see what all the fuss is about!
You can follow KARMA on Facebook for updates on their EP’s upcoming release, and you should! We hope you are all as excited as we are about Marianarchy. Don’t forget, December 12th and 13th!
We’d also like to give a shout out to the lovely ladies of Bohemian Burlesque. They’re putting on a charity show benefiting Safe Embrace on Nov. 22. From the lovely Nicole Rose, “All of the proceeds from the show go directly to Safe Embrace, a local non-profit that gives directly back to our community. They assist men, women and children who are affected by intimate partner violence and domestic abuse, this includes Transgendered people. They provide housing, rent assistance, resume workshops, and community programs. This is a great event to help spread awareness, and support our community through this local non profit (and see boobs).” So check out their event page and support a great local organization. – Reverend Rory
Sam the intern here sincerely hoping you have a great week,
and as always, thanks for listening.
Why don’tcha sit down and listen to us sometime? It’s a very sexy show in store for you this week – Nicole Rose and Teresa Moiola come by to wile us with their womanly charms. And we let them! Quite happily! As much of a pleasure to talk to as to look at, Nikki and Teresa are starring members of Bohemian Burlesque, the oldest nouveau burlesque troupe in Reno. Innuendo is the name of the game… and sounds like buttsex, so, yeah! Win!
Nikki is also going to be the emcee of the upcoming Bohemian Burlesque show, Femme Fatale, on APril 25th and 26th at The Studio on Fourth. As a ‘teaser’, she sings “Special” from Avenue Q, an adults-only Sesame Street-style musical. It…. made the
Reverend’s pants too tight room very warm.
Speaking of Music, we also feature some tracks from Daryl Lee Thompson, a long-time Reno musician now living in Portland and touring the Pacific Northwest on a regular basis. Daryl Lee is OOOOOOOooode Skoool Reno and collectively one of our favorite musicians, hands down. However, an enormous portion of the show is devoted to Uncle Rickey’s Story Time! Wherupon, Dogwater Dick claims to have found a glory hole near the top of Rattlesnake Mountain. Reverend Rory went along with it, because he trust Dogwater Dick, even when he lies, but after seeing the picture – isn’t too sure. Judge for yourself.
Reverend Rory predicts we will spend an inordinate amount of time next week discussing this.
It’s a lot of fun this week! Hope you enjoy!
Thanks for listening!