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Hedwig and the Angry Inch – the Reno Cut

S8 E13: Ep 295

We are so lucky this week to have one of the BIGGEST little guests we’ve ever had the pleasure of coming through Dogwater Studios. Ladies and gentlefolk, all the way from the former East Germany and… other(?) parts East… World-wide sensation and controversial media darlings, Hedwig and The Angry Inch! – Do you have what it takes to be a superstar? Do you have the balls? Would you sacrifice your balls for fame? Your pain is nothing.

lineup of the cast in their rock and roll costumes and in character poses.

Hedwig and The Angry Inch lineup
(photo:Dana Nollsch)

We are joined in studio by the cast of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch“, as presented by Brüka Theater and Good Luck Macbeth Theater. We do NOT have, Joe Atack, Amy Ginder, Eric Foreman, Rhiannon Box, Daisy Foreman and Nick Ramirez in studio. No! We have the very actual, for really really reals band, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, “escorted” by director Bill Ware. What follows is a very off the cuff and revealing interview with this controversial international figure, Hedwig, and the band that supports her. There are some very shocking things that happen behind the scenes with these Eastern European rockers.

Live shot of THe Hedwig cast playing a song onstage, as a band

Hedwig and The Angry Inch in concert
(photog:Dana Nollsch)

If you don’t already know what “Hedwig” is, I’m not going to tell you: you’ll just have to go see the show.

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” will open at Good Luck Macbeth’s new space at 124 W Taylor St, this Friday, April 20, and will run through Saturday, May 12. Complete show dates can be found on the theaters’ websites, or the Facebook event page, as linked above. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets. Sources suggest that there will be many audiences at capacity and you may want to get tickets in advance to save yourself some money and make sure you can get your seats. As a joint production by two of the most edgy theaters in Reno, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is a first in Reno independent performing arts – and hopefully not the last. (EVERYBODY WILL BE THERE – GET YOUR TICKETS SO YOU’RE NOT LEFT OUT).

BRÜKA THEATRE 25th Anniversary Season – TRANSFORMATION in COLLABORATION with GOOD LUCK MACBETH THEATRE COMPANY'S 10Tth Anniversary Season HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Written By John Cameron Mitchell and Steven Trask Directed by Bill Ware PERFORMING AT GOODLUCK MACBETH’S NEW SPACE: 124 WEST TAYLOR ST, RENO, NEVADA 89509 APRIL 20, 21, 25A, 26, 27, 28 MAY 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 MATINEE: APRIL 29* A = Artist Night $10 All Tickets *Followed by a talk-back with the company

Nick Eng and “Tooth of Crime”

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This week we have the cast of the Sam Shepherd play Tooth Of Crime as guests, along with talented Reno native singer-songwriter Nick Eng. Listen up as we talk about upcoming show dates at Brüka Theatre and hear Nick perform some great live tunes.

Prolific Reno Singer-Songwriter Nick Eng – Check his Facebook to stay updated on future shows. Find Nick’s music on Bandcamp.

 

Scott Dundas – Crow – Tooth Of Crime

 

Tooth Of Crime is back, this time with a new venue and an updated cast. This rock drama features local punk band Vampirates along with Spike Ritchie. Playing through April 22nd at: Brüka Theatre 99 N. Virginia Street Reno, NV 89501

This show has been selling out so get tickets ASAP here.

 

There are some great shows happening this weekend including the Weapons Of Mass Creation album release party at The Saint with special guests Nico’s Mystery and Schizopolitans at 9 p.m. on April 15th. Also this Saturday you can catch touring folk musician Liam Kyle Cahil at Ceol starting at 8. Marianarchy day one lineup has been announced. Check out the Facebook event for details!

 

Thanks for listening!

 

Satellite Serenade – Happy Turkey Day, Turkey

Gobble Gobble!

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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.

Jub Jub’s Hot and Sweaty Walk of Shame

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How could you NOT trust faces like these?

Hot enough for ya? Actually, we’ve all been enjoying the pretty awesome weather we’ve been having this summer. HOWEVER, the studio is quite different. Our cooling system is mildly noisy – an ancient window unit and a ceiling fan with a 2″ wobble (no shit – there have been times I’ve thought it was going to shake itself loose and kill me).
We start the show off this week remembering a good friend of ours, Jim Martin. He passed away this past Friday, surrounded by loved ones. Jim was a prolific director, educator, patron of the arts and a generally “hardcore awesome” guy. His family plans to organize a celebration of his awesomeness in the next few weeks. Check Brüka and Good Luck MacBeth for details soon. Jim’s final directorial work, Oedipus: the King will continue its run, through July 30th at Brüka Theater. Additionally there will be a staged reading of his adaptation of Clytemnestra on July 24th, also at Brüka. Jim was a visionary and active force in the Reno arts community. He will be sorely missed.
 In studio we have some of the people we’ve tricked into advertising with us our sponsors, Faith and Josh from Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor! Normally, they say a lot more but the microphones scared them. Or maybe it was the heat. And the beer. Probably the beer. We are happy to have them on board with us (as if you couldn’t tell). They were less than happy that we had them come over ans sit in the sweat lodge for a 5 minute plug. Ah! The joys of fake radio. Josh and Faith end their segment powering through the first and fastest Rapid Fire Quiz.
After the break, we shoot the breeze with notorious Reno rockers Walk of Shame, on the road back from self-destruction, playing great music while they do it (at least, on the CD they sound pretty good). Jeff Done, Suta Bogale and Dan Harmon make it in with us.  Preston didn’t make it because he’s a freaking flaky-ass drummer and we don’t like him anyway! *grumble grumble* We share some spectacular bad ideas we’ve all had over the years.
Nick has an update on the Hella Acapella Saga. Rory throws some shout-outs to some new listeners (is it YOU???) and has presents. Chewie is back out in the field (…well, really under it) and Rick hasn’t done a goddamned thing because he’s on vacation – for real this time!
We had a lot of fun this week and hope you do too. Thanks for listening.
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