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Small Drawings – Barking Mad

Small Drawings – Barking Mad
Season 05

 
 
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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.

 

Man Downstream – Drowning in Awesome

Man Downstream – Drowning in Awesome
Season 04

 
 
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This town never ceases to amaze me.

The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E13

It’s always nice to be pleasantly surprised by a band, especially one you’ve never seen or met before! Joseph Bonauro, Patrick Chapman and Kurt Gensheimer of Man Downstream decided to take the chance and come onto the show. They were recommended by loyal listener Jude Mayne. Turns out that Bonauro and Chapman have been in and around the Reno music scene for most of their lives – but didn’t know Jude. It’s Kurt, the newbie, that had the connection. Go figure!

Joseph Bonauro cocking his head at a sharp angle.

Joseph Bonauro is unhinged.

That’s not the only way Man Downstream was surprising. They were all intelligent and talented and played some wicked songs. All of it was impressively put together, including their song ‘RNO’ – all about our favorite Little City! They have a fun sound, calling back to the funk rock fusion of the early 90s, but with a definite more ‘indie/garage’ edge to it all. They blew us all … away! They blew us all AWAY.

Kurt Gensheimer wearing an actual disco ball helmet.

Kurt Gensheimer keeping it classy

 

Check out Man Downstream on Facebook and bandcamp and youtube. You can also see them with Rigorous Proof, Bazooka Zoo and the Defabulators – but don’t because it’s during Day 2 of Marianarchy!

 

And finally – here’s the video of Nate the Intern’s ‘punishment’ for not cleaning Reverend Rory’s coffee mug:

 

Thanks for Listening!