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Raksha Paksha and Other Made Up Words

Welcome all to the last, and late episode of our Women’s March. For the record – it was recorded in March, so nyah.

We are happy to have our good friends, a new and improved Raksha Paksha on the show this week. The duo is now a trio! Carolyn and Shaolin Gates are joined by multi-talented bassist, Kat MacMartin! Kat’s talents extend far past the bass, as you’ll hear in the interview.

screenshots of the band while they chat via zoom
Live from quarantine

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to rig it up for any live music, but the ladies did bring a few tracks for us to use. Their new album is due to come out sometime this year, as long as the planet doesn’t eat us all first. Head over to their Facebook page or the Raksha Paksha website in order to stay on top of their activities.

the trip stands in a row: Kat, Shaolin and Carolyn, all looking at objects in their hands.
Raksha Paksha Time

Well, I don’t have much else but a reminder to stay the fuck home, keep healthy, mentally and physically, and eat your greens for 4/20.

Thanks again to Zoom for hosting our podcast during the duration of the health crisis – totally not a modern plague.

Thanks for listening.

Raksha Paksha – Their Quirks Have Quirks

Mother/daughter team…. hey! Don’t go blue. I certainly wasn’t.

Worst Little Podcast S7 E6 – Download Link

But it’s true! Carson City’s own dynamic musical duo, Raksha Paksha, took time out of their busy, busy social calendars to make time for little ol’ us. Raksha Paksha is a piano/drum combo comprised of Shaolin (vox/keys) and Carolyn (vox/drums) Gates. Carolyn, you may remember from Blunderbusst and Betty Rocker, is a powerhouse of a musician herself – so powerful that all of her children are extremely talented musicians in their own right. So, lets double down on some Gates-ness greatness.

Shaolin Gates, playing piano passionaltely, with eyes closed.

Shaolin

While they are fairly new to the scene, Raksha Paksha already has quite the following from all sides of the musical continuum. They are going to be playing at a venue near you, very soon – but you gotta listen to the show to find out the details!!!

Carolyn Gates, smilingm broadly, behind her drumset.

Carolyn

Speaking of shows, tomorrow night there are a lot of them! St Patricks day! We would be so humbly appreciative if you joined Nick and The Rev down at Davidson’s Distillery for some St. Pats Shenanigans and Sham-ROCK! One Ton Dually is playing with Reno We Have A Problem, Slutzville and Chadillac. Should be the best time you won’t remember all year.

Thanks for listening!

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Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – Episode 45

It’s a Brand New Year, but the Same Dumb Show!

Hi there! Did you miss us? We missed our pre show circle-jerks and all of you listeners over the holiday break. It was a great Christmas and Holiday and New Year’s season for everyone. And how about that weather? Huh? Pretty freaking nice if you ask me. I’ll take clouds and 60/70 degree weather over snow and grey skies every Christmas. But a little snow this year would be nice. It’s pretty to look at from inside. Where it’s warm. Anyway…

In the studio this week are our favorite Carson City duo, Blunderbusst! Jen Scaffidi and Carolyn Gates are always super fun to talk to, and totally on the ball, and super rad musicians. They did not disappoint; we all had a great time and they hammered out three lives songs for us. Great first show of the year, clocking in at about 2 hours. But the mouths on these women! Holy shit! They’d make a sailor’s tattoos blush!

Carolyn Gates on the Worst Little Podcast

Carolyn "Dance Party" Gates

We also hop on the phone with Stacey Tolle, currently with Austin’s ‘The People VS. De La Rosa’, but more importantly formerly of Reno’s #1 all time best band (according to our listener poll) Gunshot Licker! She’s been back in town for the holidays and *gasp* IS PLAYING GUNSHOT LICKER REUNION SHOW ON FRIDAY, 1/6!!!! It’s a benefit for the Rev. Gary Setzer with the Shames, The Gunner’s Daughter and Blunderbusst at Davidson’s Distillery. It’s going to be pretty fantastic and fun and you should all come out. Seriously, if you live within 200 miles of Reno and haven’t seen Gunshot Licker, you NEED to come see this show. Shit like this just doesn’t happen very often. Yo.

Also Don’t forget – The Worst Live Podcast in Reno on Jan 20 at  Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor where for the first time we will be recording the show in front of a live bar audience! Contests and games – including a YELLING CONTEST!!! –  prizes for the winners and a bucket of ‘suck it up’ for the losers! I expect to see you all there!

We’ve got a great year ahead of us and can’t wait to share another year’s worth of Reno music, art and culture with you.
Thanks for Listening.

[ I really don’t appreciate whoever is posting these blogs with my edit coreections still in them. Knock it off! – Ed.]