Britt Straw

Skycats are GOOOOOO!

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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.

 

Britt Straw – Ukulele Superstar

Hello and welcome to the Worst Little Podcast!

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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!

Britt Straw Reno singer-songwriter

Britt Straw – Wolf fan and Uke player. Britt’s last appearance was at the Lavender and Honey Festival. Click through to her Facebook to keep an eye on her upcoming show dates.

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 Van Pelt Reno Nevada comedian and open mic comedy host.

Steve Van Pelt – local comedian. Steve is working hard to help our comedy scene thrive. Go say hi to him on Monday nights!

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.

Johnny Harpo of Rigorous Proof

Johnny Harpo of Rigorous Proof

 

Nick Ramirez

Worst Little Podcast host Nick Ramirez

 

In other Reno scene news, Pinball is having a moment. There are tournaments a couple of times a month at Jub Jub’s and at the Hideout Lounge. Need a new hobby? Pinball.

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.

 

 

Strictly Business – Not the Usual

Wham-boozle!

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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.

 

picture text: Captain Dano

picture text: Big Jim

 

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.

 

 

 

Picture Text: Britt Straw

 

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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Love you. Thanks For Listening.

 

Brittany Straw – Hardcore Ukulele

Please put your seats in the upright position!

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Getting away from the metal this week with some pretty little ditties from the delightful and hot as balls gorgeous Brittany Straw. Britt is a powerful singer and a fun person. She and her ukulele filled the rooms of Dogwater Studios with some pretty music for a change. Only playing the uke for the last 10 months or so, Britt is a pretty accomplished songwriter with no need for covers – but she’s got some fun arrangements of those too! You can check them out throughout the show!

Brittany Straw on The Worst Little Podcast

Our prettiest guest in weeks!!!

Don’t let her adorability fool you – this lovely lady put up some big scores on the Worst Little Quiz (and, yeah, she answered ALL the questions).

We also had a lot of plugs this week! We got a chance to talk to Dan Kimm, local hypnotist and therapist. A long-time Reno entertainer, Dan was a lot of fun to talk to and we may even get him in the studio sometime. Dan’s act is going to go up shortly after his good friend and funnyman Sean Peabody rocks the stage, makin’ you laugh yo asses off. Their show, brought to you by the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club is at the Pioneer Underground this Friday night. Doors at  7.

Brittany Straw and her ukulele on the Worst Little Podcast

She’s electrifying!

Reverend Rory also wants to remind you of two other great events this weekend. First, there is The Creative Coalition of  Midtown’s Sounds Music Walk on Friday evening, starting at 5 and going as late as midnight at eateries, bars, stores and parking lots all over Midtown Reno. Get VIP tickets at the Melting Pot. Second is DRAG QUEEN BOXING at the Alley in Sparks, brought to you by PhillipBrownTV. Doors at 8:30. Need I say any fucking more?

We also do a little PSA for the 2013 Night of Fetish and Fantasy – good kinky fun – but more on that next week when we have a guest from the event, Murdoc Brickel, come in to talk about it.

That’s about all I know, folks! Sorry I get a little “ding”  happy in the first part of the show.
Thanks for listening.

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