KARMA

KARMA and Shawarmageddon – KARMAgeddon?

KARMA and Shawarmageddon – KARMAgeddon?
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Food and friends!

The Worst Little Podcast – S5 E30 – Download Link

Long lost compatriots and great friends, KARMA, who have returned from their long US tour, are back in with us. They crashed the studio recently and hung out, but this time, we are treated to tons of new music! I’m really blown away by the amount of talent that we trick are lucky enough to have on the show even after 5 years. Grab her headphones tight, because they are on fire these days.

Greg Gilmore, Michelle Belle and Carter Stellon of KARMA, a Reno NV Rock band, with goofy smiles

KARMA’s back in town!

Because we are always branching and evolving and changing, we have another food guest on this week – and not one but THREE! Tony, Justin and Wolfgang of Shawarmageddon, a Mediterranean food window in the old Pneumatic Diner location. Shawarmageddon’s motto is “Eat and Destroy” and every shawarma is cook with the love of heavy metal. Good food, good folks, they came to play and have one of the more riotous quizzes on record.

Justin simulates putting a zucchini up Wolfgang's butt while Tony looks on approvingly.

Shawarmageddon – presented without comment.

Once again, it’s the end of the post and I’m out of things to say. What can I say, it’s been a loooong day. Check out open mic with Reverend Rory this week and don’t forget to get your advance all-access passes to the Off Beat Festival, Nov. 5-8, all over Reno.

Idol Smasher – Micro Suede

Idol Smasher – Micro Suede
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[un-witty exclamation thing here]

The Worst Little Podcast – S5 E27 – Download Link

Warning: This episode is jam packed full of awesome. First, our guest – Idol Smasher, a Reno metal band that includes a member of the Dogwater family. Nate Sanders, Assistant Engineer on extended hiatus, is the guitarist for this wicked ripper of a band; he brings with him, his drummer, Tyrus Legg, and lead screech owl, John Bigby. John brings with him, his lovely, but mute, girlfriend Nessie – another Worst Little Podcast first! Never in five seasons has a guest brought a S.O. into the studio and made out with them throughout the entire episode, but here on Episode 201, we bring it to you. Like seriously, with tongue, and slurping and full-nipple.I do apologize in advance. Really, it’s great.

Nathan Sanders of Idol Smasher staring at the camera stoically

Dogwater Jedi

They did not, however, bring a bass player. His name was Alec or Axl or Alix or something metal-y. He fails. He’s a bass player and missed the show. I don’t care if he was rescuing puppies. But it’s cool. The rest of the group was cool as hell. Idol Smasher has a lot of shows coming up in the near future; we suggest you check them out if you are of the metal persuasion.

John Bigby, from Idol Smasher, smiling creepily at the camera, and Nessie, laughing and looking off camera

The couple

We didn’t even have time to ask around the guys what they did for the weekend! There was so much going on with the band and some surprise guests…

Tyrus Legg of Idol Smasher, with his hands up

“I am not responsible for any of this.”

“Surprise guests?” you ask? That’s right! Fresh off the road after 10 months and 20,000 miles, KARMA has returned to Reno! Greg Gilmore, Michelle Belle and Carter Stellon all stopped by the studios to surprise Dogwater Dick in the afternoon and he just set up a shit-load of microphones so everyone could play. It was really really good to see our old friends again. We didn’t get into it too much with them this week, so as not to disrespect the actual guest, Idol Smasher, but they are booked for an upcoming episode, so please stay tuned!

Greg Gilmore of KARMA, smiling politely

Hey, pal!

We didn’t get into it too much with them this week, so as not to disrespect the actual guest, Idol Smasher, but they are booked for an upcoming episode, so please stay tuned!

Carter Stellon, drummer for KARMA, squinting his eyes.

I really think so.

You can welcome KARMA back to town at their big big homecoming show next weekend, Oct 17th at Singer Social Club.

Michelle Belle of KARMA, making a silly face.

DERP!

Thanks for Listening!

PS:

Nessie licking John Bigby's nipple

See! We told you!

John Underwood – Siberian Haze

John Underwood – Siberian Haze
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Fresh off the road!

The Worst Little Podcast – S5 E9 – Download Link

John Underwood breezes back into town, fresh off tour, and stops in for a private final performance of the tour, just for you! While you might not be impressed that a solo guy just came back from a NW tour, it’s a little more complicated than that. I walk into the studio and John is surrounded by no less than 9 instruments, replete with horns and a rhythm section, one foot processor and a couple mics. And he plays them all on all of the songs. It was insane. Despite an enrapturing and butt-numbing 13 minute song, it was truly a treat of a performance.

John Underwood, Smiling through a very large beard and wearing a ball cap that says "Shootdang" and sitting in front of a green banner with a lit joint that reads "Come and take"

…yeah…

Also in studio, we welcome back our good friend, Evan Humphreys! You may remember Evan from such project as: The Rocky Horror Extravaganza, Pinky Polanski, Aversion Therapy and… The Worst Little Podcast Theme! Today, Evan has another project he wanted to talk about. Pull the Plug Audio, a Reno NV off-the-grid performance audio company. They have hi-performance audio equipment that runs on high-performance batteries, perfect for outdoor or mobile events such as Burning Man or Reno Earth Day 2015! Pull the Plug Audio will be providing sound to the two main stages, as well as 2 or 3 more side stages, all day on Sunday. If you’re interested in ‘green’ tech or cordless gear, these are the guys you want to check out and ask questions of. Even spoke techno-babble. It was like listening to opera in Italian and I don’t speak Italian.

Evan Humphries, smiling and wearing a Reno Envy Whiskey Tshiry, standing next to an op-en oversized bible.

EVAN! OUR HERO!

Lastly, bust mostly firstly in the show order (so if you’re listening and reading this you already know what I’m about to say) , we take a long distance call from our good friends in KARMA! They are ensconced in studio in New York right now and actually recording themselves while we tried to called them and then, Oh! hilarity that ensued! Good to talk to the kids. If you miss them ornever heard of them or are a lukewarm, but like to be in the know you can check them out this coming May 1st! A live feed of their performance at The Bitter End, “New York City’s Oldest Rock Club” will be available. THey say they’ll be up at 10PM PST on a friday, so check them out before you head out. Pre-party with good KARMA!

Thanks for Listening!

 

Small Drawings – Barking Mad

Small Drawings – Barking Mad
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Good Golly Miss Gololly!

The Worst Little Podcast – S5 E2 – Download Link

Hope you enjoyed your Groundhog’s Day! More on that later. Joining us once again are the maniacal talents of Small Drawings, a Reno NV rock duo. Drew Ernhout (vocals and guitar) and Mike Smalski (drums) sat down with us again, now that they have been salted – nay! After THEY have salted the town and the scene! A band firmly in their own niche and corner, Small Drawings has gotten to share stages with some of the best bands in Reno and are carving out their own following.

Mike Smalski has a similar mustache and long hair to that of Doug Henning

Mike Smalski or Doug Henning

Before we get sown and dirty with Small Drawings, we put in a call to our good friends, KARMA, who are out on the road on their big big 2015 US Tour. Coincidentally enough, they happened to be in Lafayette, Louisiana, hanging out at Heffe’s Saloon, a fine fine establishment run by Mitch, a buddy of the Reverend’s. They say the bar was good. We’ll have to wait to hear what the bar thinks about them.

Drew Ernhout of Small Drawings has a similar creepy look to Rick Mayall in Drop Dead Fred

Drew Ernhout or Rick Mayall

OK – really – Mike is awesome – just listen to the quiz; but Drew, Drew is a fucking lunatic. He’s the kid that eats paste and then turns it into a poignant diorama about the translation of the color blue into ham. You can catch all their insanity at a show this weekend. Teaming up with Man Downstream and The Tides, Small Drawings will be playing a show at Holland Project this Friday night at 8pm. That is a sick and twisted and AWESOME lineup. Unfortunately, that conflicts with First Friday with Reverend Rory at the Foxy Olive, featuring Paul Allen, noted Reno recluse. You should go to that.

Anyways, thanks for listening.