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!
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.
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…
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
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
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.
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.
Welcome to the Worst Little Podcast in the World! This week we’re hella excited to bring you Reno surf punk band SWIGS! Listen up for some serious on-air flirtation and for songs about Mario Kart and Sandwiches! Let’s get into the music.
SWIGS was formed in Reno this year by guitarist David Hadel, bassist Jonathan Daniel, and drummer Alise Corbin. Dave has been busy promoting Reno’s music scene with his own show, All Independent Reno Podcast, Jonathan is a veteran of the Reno music scene, playing for several years with Reno band Riptide Bandits, and Alise has been playing percussion in Reno and Carson since she was a kid. Together these Reno natives musical backgrounds led them to form one of Reno’s most high energy, fun new acts.
SWIGS recently performed at the Saint, playing with Riptide Bandits and Basement Tapes. You can see their next show at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon in Tahoe in August. SWIGS will also be hitting the road with Los Pistoleros very soon so be sure to like and follow them on Facebook to stay updated on their whereabouts. And check out their Bandcamp page to preview two songs from their upcoming EP!
Tune in tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. to 100.1 The X to hear SWIGS on locals only! We had a great time with you guys. Thanks for being on the show!
In other Reno news, Artown is in full swing and there is no shortage of killer shows to check out this weekend!
Thursday night is Voodoo Cats at the Saint. Join then for an Art Town evening of Voodoo art and entertainment. No cover.
Friday at 5:30 catch Mojo Green with Bazooka Zoo at Wingfield Park for Artown’s free Rollin’ On The River concert series.
Friday is the 1st Annual Jamboree on the Lowdown at Reno’s newest music and art venue, Alturas on the Down Low, featuring Reno staple Lucas Paul’s newest project, Cowboy Indian and a host of other great indie, blues, and rock bands. Come early for the BBQ. Donations accepted at the door.
Over at the Saint Friday night at 8 is The Seshen with Reno’s own super duo Sky Cats. Sky Cats is the amazingly talented Grace Hayes (of Reno anthem fame) and podcast favorite Bazooka Zac. Do not miss this show! More info here! $10
Saturday at Shea’s is Basement Tapes with Reno We Have a Problem and Slutzville.
Thanks for listening to this week’s podcast and, if you’ve made it this far, for reading the blog! See you this weekend, Reno.
Worst Little Podcast – S7 E17 – Download Link
Welcome to this weeks VERY not safe for work (or anywhere, really) episode of The Worst Little Podcast! This week we’re reflecting on awkward first porn experiences with Reno hardcore band Down and Out. Come for the gay jokes and tentacle porn and stay for the music and Nathan’s phone number. Down and Out is made up of Ian Ferriot- Vocals, Nathan Koop- Guitar\Vocals, Daryl Smith- Guitar, Colin Ferriot- Bass\Vocals, and Kyle Smith- Drums.
Down and Out just wrapped up recording their first EP and have recently played with Reno punk rock staples Reno, We Have a Problem and Jukebox Rebels in Fallon, as well as opening for Booze and Glory at Shea’s. Keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram for upcoming show dates and listen in to hear a handful of the hard rocking, anger channeling tracks that were recorded live from the recent past, just for you, loyal listeners. Thanks again to Down and Out for joining us this week. Y’all are the tits. Join us next week when we welcome Trevor Snowden to the studio for more of the weekly shenanigans you have come to expect from the dedicated professionals (lol) at Worst Little Podcast.
While you’re waiting for Down and Out to play another Reno show you should support your local music scene. As always there’s no shortage of live shows in Reno this weekend and lucky for you I’ve picked your best bets already so you don’t have to! Friday, June 16th see Viva Revenge. Prince Robot, and Slutsville share a stage at Jub Jub’s. Saturday is Reno’s biggest and best folk showcase, Loud As Folk (event link), with Six Mile Station and Cowboy Indian opening for Hellbound Glory (!!!). It’s at new bat time and a new bat venue (RIP Adam West), 2 p.m., June 17th at The Eddy. After Loud As Folk, take a short walk to The Basement for some indie jazz/rock with Raksha Paksha and Reno anthem singer Grace Hayes at 8 p.m. If you haven’t been to the Basement (in the old Post Office) this is the perfect chance to fix that!
Go do things and don’t forget to stay classy, Reno. Or stay Reno classy. You do you.
Thanks for listening!
The-Worst-Little-Podcast- S7 E15 – Download Link
After a month away to get hitched and buy a house (congrats again!) we’re excited to welcome Rory back to the show! This week our hosts are hanging out with retro alt-rockers from Reno, Asphalt Socialites. Listen up to hear what they have to say about their favorite Reno venues and promoters (hi, Georgette!) and to find out about what’s next for the band (they’re coming for you, Los Angeles).
Asphalt Socialites are Robb Russo – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Keyboard, Travis Echevarria – Drums, Ken Zimmerman – Bass Guitar/Synth/Backing Vocals, Scott Taylor – Lead Guitar, Keyboard.
Asphalt Socialites will be opening for Dennis Quaid (yes, that Dennis Quaid) and the Sharks at Whiskey a Go-Go at the end of this month. If you find yourself in LA make sure to grab some tickets to the show! Asphalt Socialites will be back in Reno in September with Desert Tundra!
Thanks to Asphalt Socialites for being on this week’s show and for the great tunes!
There’s a lot to get excited about in Reno this weekend. Thursday, June 1st is Reno’s favorite folk showcase, Loud As Folk at Pignic featuring the trans-pacific duo from Australia and America, Lawrence & Clare, with Josh & Sara, Grace Hayes, and Jonathan Rolling providing support. Friday night our friends at The Saint are hosting a Planned Parenthood fundraiser featuring Eddie and the Subtitles, The Grimtones, and Elephant Rifle. Next weekend, Nick and Rory’s band, One Ton Dually, is playing Sheas’s with Vegas band Three Rounds, Donkey Jaw and Juke Box Rebels!
Go out and see a local show!
Thanks for listening!