Greetings and welcome back to the Worst Little Podcast! This week we sat down with Shane from Reno’s own Bat Country. Press play to find out if the podcast lives down to everything Shane hoped for! We’ve got band news, bad jokes, and great music that you’ll only hear on the Worst Little Podcast!
Shane is the center piece of Bat Country’s amorphous collective of folk-punk musicians, but according to Bandcamp, the latest EP had contributions by:
Shane: Vox, Guitar, Playful Banter, Lyrics
Shilpa: Vox, Glockenspiel
Jonny: Drums, Bass, Production, Vox
Roo: Ukulele, Vox, Kazoo
Michael: Melodica, Violin
Head over to Bandcamp to download Bat Country’s latest release, a split album with Bargain Socks, produced by Jonathan Rolling. Follow the band on Facebook and Instagram for exclusive content and show dates! Catch Bat Country next March 4th at The Potentialist with swing-time, rag-punk band, Robbers Roost.
Thanks so much to Bat Country for the hangs and the tunes. We are even bigger fans now and we’re looking forward to seeing you in a basement or tunnel soon!
This weekend I’ll probably be at these excellent shows. If you see me, say hi! Let me immortalize you on our Instagram! Here’s my short list:
Kanawha/Flood Fire Death Drought/Shreddie Van Halen, 9 PM at The Saint
The Electric and Sad Giants LIVE at the Saint 8 PM at The Saint
Scott Yoder + Johnny Harpo LIVE! 9 PM at Pignic
Glaare, Fearing, Werewolf Club, Skew Ring and The Dancing Plague 8 PM at the Saint
The first ever Reno Punk Rock Flea Market is fast approaching. Be sure to RSVP here to stay up on RPRFM news, band lineup, and how to get involved.
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sober starving artist friends here at the Worst Little Podcast. Thanks to this week’s freshest patrons: Aaron, Nick, Stacey, and Xenobia!
Thanks from the bottom of our hearts and beers for listening. Catch us this time next week for Josiah Knight!
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.
Worst Little Podcast S7 E9 – Download Link
This week we have the cast of the Sam Shepherd play Tooth Of Crime as guests, along with talented Reno native singer-songwriter Nick Eng. Listen up as we talk about upcoming show dates at Brüka Theatre and hear Nick perform some great live tunes.
Scott Dundas – Crow – Tooth Of Crime
Tooth Of Crime is back, this time with a new venue and an updated cast. This rock drama features local punk band Vampirates along with Spike Ritchie. Playing through April 22nd at: Brüka Theatre 99 N. Virginia Street Reno, NV 89501
This show has been selling out so get tickets ASAP here.
There are some great shows happening this weekend including the Weapons Of Mass Creation album release party at The Saint with special guests Nico’s Mystery and Schizopolitans at 9 p.m. on April 15th. Also this Saturday you can catch touring folk musician Liam Kyle Cahil at Ceol starting at 8. Marianarchy day one lineup has been announced. Check out the Facebook event for details!
Thanks for listening!