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Rachael and Mikie – All About That Bass

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Welcome to this weeks Worst Little Podcast! It’s our last week of our Women’s March shows. It’s been a pleasure to bring you these four shows showcasing strong female voices in Reno music. This week we have the one and only Rachael McElhiney of Failure Machine and Buster Blue, and the legendary Mikie Shame of the Shames, Eddie and the Subtitles, and more! We’re asking these bad ass ladies a slew of questions and listening to some amazing tunes! Press play now!

Rachael and Mikie are both powerhouses with lots of history in the music scene in Reno. Rachael just got back from a small tour surrounding her appearance with Failure Machine at Treefort Music Fest in Boise. Mikie has been singing and playing bass in Reno since 2002 and continues to be a vital member of the punk scene, with her most recent shows being with Eddie and the Subtitles.

Rachel McElhinney of Reno band Failure Machine and Mikie Shame of the Shames and Eddie and the Subtitles smile for the camera at Dogwater Studios.

Rachel McElhinney and Mikie Shame – Rachel plays sax and ukelele. Mikie plays bass. They’re friends now so Reno should probably hold onto their hats.

Both ladies have some really cool shows coming up. Rachael is performing solo at the Loud As Folk 7 Year Anniversary festival at Pignic, Saturday April 7th. Mikie is playing with the Subtitles April 13th for Debauch-a-Reno, the Sticker Guy 25th anniversary, at Jub Jub’s! We couldn’t be more excited for those shows!

Thanks so much to Rachael and Mikie for spending their Monday night with us. I for one feel pretty honored to spend time with these rad humans!

Be sure to go out and support your local music scene this weekend. Here’s my picks:

Thursday – True Violet with special Guest Georgia Maestro at St. James Infirmary. 8PM 21+

Thursday Night Trivia at the Jungle! with our favorite trivia host and podcast guest Aubrey Forston. 8PM 21+

Saturday – Void Vator // Disastroid // The Grimtones at Shea’s. 8PM 21+ $6/7

Boss’ Daughter European Tour Kickoff Party at Sierra Taphouse. 9PM 21+

Sunday – Soul Correction, Josiah Knight and The Get Ahead 7PM 21+ $5

Beyond – This Wednesday see Five Alarm Funk with Redfield Clipper at The Saint! 7PM 21+ $8/10

Wednesday, April 11th check out our good friend Johnny Thunderpiss at DED, Hate To Share, Fate Awaits at Jub Jub’s 8PM 21+

Don’t miss the Loud As Folk Anniversary festival, April 5-8 at Pignic. Follow the link for details!

Be sure to keep your eyes open for Marianarchy updates. Lineup is coming soon! Pro tip: get your tickets for Larry and His Flask NOW. These tickets will sell out and we don’t want you to miss any of the fun at the Jub Jub’s Marianarchy weekend! Gremfest updates will be rolled out as soon as I have those, too.

WLP is looking for raffle donations for this May’s Marianarchy, the biannual celebration of our departed friend and patron saint of Reno Music, Marrianne Sota. This year we are raising money for our friend and Reno local Brian Smith. Brian recently suffered a heart attack and could use some community love. Hit any of us at the podcast up if you have a donation!

Thanks for listening, Reno! We’re pretty humbled by your ongoing support, shares, likes, and comments. If you have an event or band you would like us to promote give us a holler! If you would like to help us pay the taxes and stuff, head over to our Patreon. We are committed to recording and archiving Reno music like we have for the last 7 years but we could use your help! Even a couple of bucks is rad! We are taking next week off so Rick can chill with Jesus and the Easter Bunny, but we will be back April 9th with Alphabet Cult!

The Grimtones – So There Were These Bears

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Welcome to the Worst Little Podcast. We’re live from the recent, snowy past this week for our third installment of our Women’s March shows with The Grimtones! For the first time ever our awesome intern Shrek got to hang out in studio A with Nick and Kim! Congrats on making it across the hallway, Shrek! This week we’re asking important questions like: are you still friends with her and is she going to listen to this podcast? Tune in for fat, sweaty, German brats, botched circumcisions, and punk rock battle wounds (RIP, Alise’s ankle). But MOST IMPORTANTLY, there’s some badass music from one of Reno’s strongest lady musicians.

Michelle Bell of the Grimtones playing her guitar at Dogwater Studios.

Michelle Bell – Vocals and Guitar

 

The Grimtones posing for the camera behind Carters drums at dogwater studios.

The Grimtones! Carter – Drums; Young Nick – Bass; Michelle – Vocals and Guitar

The Grimtones spend their days cookin’ hot dogs, snorting kool-aid, fumblin’ about on yee plotter, and recording music. You can see Michelle, Carter, and young Nick, March 31st at Shea’s. They’re currently hard at work recording their new album at Dogwater Studios.

Thanks for the clap, Carter, and thanks to the Grimtones for being such excellent guests! Next week we have guest host Mikey Ramirez from The Shames joining us to interview Rachel McElhiney of Failure Machine and Alise Corbin of SWIGS for our final week of Women’s March shows!

Carter – Drums, with Old “Silver Fox” Nick Ramirez

Go see a couple of shows this weekend! Here’s Kim’s picks:

Friday – Acid Teeth // ManifeStatioN // Infecto Skeletons // Grimedog at Sheas. 8PM 21+

Sunday – Moon Hooch w/ The Accidentals & Six Mile Station at The Saint. 8PM 21+

Beyond – Stay tuned for updates about Grem Fest and the 14th Marianarchy!

Intern Shrek waves to the camera while sitting behind the mic at Dogwater Studios.

Shrek – He’s Just Happy To Be Here

Thanks for listening to another week of us getting drunk with our friends and thanks to Shrek for being hilarious. Life is short and we love ya, Reno.

Failure Machine – Get Stuffed

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Worst Little Podcast! This week we have something to be extra thankful for. Our guests this week are the phenomenally talented folks of Reno’s best Garage Soul band, Failure Machine.

Clinton from Reno band Failure Machine playing drums at Dogwater Studios.

Clinton – Drums

 

Rachel McElhiney of Reno garage soul band Failure Machine posing with her saxophone at Dogwater Studios.

Rachel McElhiney of Reno’s Failure Machine

 

Spencer from Reno Garage Soul band Failure Machine poses for the camera giving the thumbs up sign with Rachel.

Spencer gives the Worst Little Podcast one thumb up.

 

Failure Machine’s current lineup is Spencer Kilpatrick on guitar and singing stuff, Clintonious Philbin on drums, and Rachael McElhiney plays bari sax and also does singing stuff.

Failure Machine plays all the cool basements and sometimes they play for the rest of us who aren’t cool enough for basements. See Failure Machine’s next show at The Saint, New Years Eve! It’s a Failure Machine, Dainesly, and Team Francis high school prom do-over! As a special treat, they’ll be performing soul covers of Misfits songs. I am really excited, guys.

Thanks so much for being our guest this week! We can’t wait to see you again!

It may be Thanksgiving weekend, but don’t fret, Reno isn’t going to let a little thing like a family holiday get in the way of our good time. If you need an excuse to flee awkward conversations and racist uncles, this list might be for you!

Thursday – Thanksgiving orphans (like myself – holler) can find food and friends at the following local bars. Bring something to share!

Shea’s Tavern – Head down for Shea’s annual Thanksgiving potluck starting at 3 p.m. Check out the event page for details. The party goes all night long.

Pignic Pub & Patio – An Orphan Thanksgiving starts at 3 p.m. at Pignic. Check out the event page and post what you’re bringing!

Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor – Head down for Jub’s Annual Friendsgiving Potluck at 6 p.m. Give them a heads up about what you’re bringing to share here!

Go for the food, stay for the friends, and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Friday – It’s Record Store Day at Recycled Records! They’re raffling off some great prizes to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Go for the 2,000 new to you records and stay for the live music going all day! 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Kid friendly

LIT at Night, Reno’s racy, raucous, “anything goes” reading & performance series is back! Come bare + share as little or as much as you like. Studio on 4th 21+ $3 suggested donation

Soul Slap returns to Pignic this Friday night. Host Tony Walker welcomes a rotating crew of vocalists for what always turns out to be Reno’s best Friday night dance party. 21+ 10 p.m. No cover.

Saturday – Make Him A Steak, a groove based pedal steel trio, will be releasing their debut EP titled To Eat at The Saint. There will be performances by Redfield Clipper, Team Francis, and DJ The Terrible! Details here. 21+ 8 p.m.

Old time western string band, Western Spectres, plays at Pignic this Saturday night with support by Huckleberry Road! Details here. 21+ 10 p.m No cover.

Sunday – Tommy Stinson’s (The Replacements) Cowboys in the Campfire Reno comes to 7th Street Station. This is a private house show with a very limited amount of tickets left. Click on the event link for more details! All ages. 7 p.m.

That wraps up this week’s excellent show. Thanks for listening, Reno!

Murderock – Here To Slay

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Welcome to the spookiest little podcast in all the land. For your listening horror this week, we have Reno metal band, Murderock! Listen up for LOTS of talk about murder, sex robots, and some exclusive new music from our band. Let’s do this!

Sammi Ferox of Reno metal band Murderock posing for the camera at Dogwater Studios.

Sammi Ferox

 

Zachy Ferox of Reno metal band Murderock being silly behind the drums at Dogwater Studios.

Zachy Ferox

 

Temporary Brian posing for the camera at Dogwater Studios.

“Temporary Brian”

Murderock comes from the Nevada wastelands to destroy everything you love! Neat! They are: Freddie Ferox (vox), Franky Ferox (guitar), Temporary Brian(bass), Zachy Ferox (drums), Sammi Ferox (shotgun)

Freddie Ferox of Reno metal band Murderock posing for the camera at Dogwater Studios.

Freddie Ferox – Vocals

 

Franky Ferox posing for the camera at Dogwater Studios.

Franky Ferox – Guitar

Murderock has been busy this year slaying crowds and burying the bodies. Check them out at Offbeat Festival this weekend at Studio on 4th and next on December 7th at Shea’s with alt-metal band from LA, KrashKarma.

This week is HUGE for music in Reno. Thursday through Saturday is Offbeat Festival, a city wide music showcase featuring 103 bands! That’s a whole lot of live music. I’ll try not to leave anything out, but click here for the full Offbeat schedule and get your wristbands now. Check out all of the things and report back!

Thursday – Hellbound Glory is playing the opening night of Offbeat Fest. It’s going to be a packed house. Come get your writstbands and see some great outlaw country at The Saint! Details and tickets for Offbeat here! 21+ 7 p.m.

Reno staple Loud As Folk is back at Pignic featuring Britt Straw and Mason Frye. Get your local folk on and drink some $4 Lagunitas beer while you’re there. 21+ $5 suggested donation.

Friday – Head to Shea’s Friday night for the SWIGS album release party. Get your surf-punk on with SWIGS, Apache, Bloody Waters, and Pink Awful. 21+ 8 p.m. Free with your Offbeat wristband $10 without.

Also Friday catch podcast host Nick Ramirez with his band Roxxy Collie at Third Street Bar, along with Tag Along Friend, Youngblood, and Kelli Schaefer. Click here for details and set times. 21+ 8 p.m. Free with wristband, $10 at the door.

Saturday – More Offbeat madness is happening city wide. You have lots of choices to make Saturday night, but one of them should be to see Cave Clove (SF) at your second favorite Irish watering hole, Ceol. Cave Clove is the side project of Travis Hayes guitarist, Brent Curriden. 8 p.m. 21+

The Saint is hosting local favorites Silver during Saturday Night’s Music Showcase! Also featured is Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra, The Seshen, and Royal Jelly Jive! 21+ 8 p.m. Free with wristband. Cover at the door.

As if you weren’t already conflicted about Saturday night (god knows I am), the SNAFU Family Showcase and $1 Beer Festival is happening at Pignic from 4 p.m. on. Check out Failure Machine, Shotgun Sawyer, and more! 21+ Free with wristband $5 at the door.

If I make it through this weekend I will talk to ya’ll on Monday, when we welcome Reno based singer-songwriter Liam Kyle Cahill to the podcast. However, there are serious doubts about my ability to survive this years Offbeat. Wish my liver luck.

Host of the Worst Little Podcast, Nick Ramirez dressed as a priest is blessing the studio.

Father Nick Ramirez blesses this podcast and wishes you a safe Offbeat Fest.

For all of us at the Worst Little Podcast, life is short and we love you. See you out there and thanks for listening.

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