Reno Podcast

Nobody Doesn’t Like The Lazy Universe

S8 E23

Greetings from the Worst Little Podcast! We have Stacey, Hudson, and Nick from The Lazy Universe in the studio to preview their new full-length album “Sake”. This week we’re digging up some dusty Reno music history so gather ’round, kids, and press play!

The Lazy Universe poses in black and white.

Hudson, Stacey, and Nick

Made up of Stacey Tolle (Gunshot Liquor), Hudson (Trance, Source), and Nick Ramirez (Roxxy Collie, One Ton Dually), The Lazy Universe is psychedelic rock at its best. Head to Jub Jub’s this Saturday, July 21st, for their official album release. Also playing are One Ton Dually and Mike Blanchard & the Californios.

Big thanks to The Lazy Universe for spening a couple of hours with us. We’ll see you guys on Saturday!

There’s a new weekly event at St. James Infirmary, Sunday Services hosted by our own Reverend Rory Dowd. This Sunday catch Nick Ramirez and Eric Foreman (Stabby Unicorn, Hedwig) and follow St. James Infirmary to stay informed about upoming shows. Also happening this weekend:

Friday – LIT at NITE Summer Edition: HOT A.F. at Headquarter’s Bar. They’ll have a lascivious lineup of poets, musicians, and other performers to tantalize your Friday evening, and prizes too! 6:30PM 21+ $5

Public Enemy #1, DJ Ethik! LIVE at Pignic! Warning: Dj EthiK is trying to burn down the house! Known to insight uncontrollable dancing, grooving, jiving, and all around tomfoolery. Do not attempt to apprehend this dangerous tablist. 9PM 21+ No cover.

Saturday – Mike Blanchard & The Californios The Lazy Universe One Ton Dualy at Jub Jub’s. In addition to this being a killer line up, its also The Lazy Universe CD release party and Hudson and Faith’s yearly bday shindig. 9PM 21+

Beyond – Wednesday the 25th check out Six Mile Station on the big stage at Brew Brothers during the NV89 local showcase. 9PM 21+ No cover and all you can drink beer from 10 to midnight for only $8.91!

As always, thanks for listening! If you like what we do, head over to our Patreon page and pledge a couple of bucks. And don’t forget to vote for the Worst Little Podcast for best local podcast in the annual Reno News & Review’s Best of Northern Nevada contest! We’re back next week with Grimedog!

Ryan James and Good Luck Macbeth – The Podcast About a Dick

S9 E22

Greetings and welcome back to the Worst Little Podcast! Your hosts Rick, Nick “I’m Too High for This” Ramirez, Chewbacca and Kadillac Kim are back after a little vacation to bring you an exciting show featuring the immensely talented singer-songwriter, Ryan James, and the partial cast/crew of Good Luck Macbeth’s The Play About a Dick. We’re talking about dicks this week so buckle up. This episode is definitely NSFG (Not Safe for Grandma). Press play!

Ryan James poses in front of a mural in Reno.

Ryan James

First up is our musical guest Ryan James, who is prepping for his first full length album release this Friday at West Street Market with the Grimtones and Jake Houston. Ryan has put together quite the Reno super group to back him. You’re in for a treat Friday night at this all ages show.

Ashley James from Good Luck Macbeth posing with herchin in her hand.

Ashley James from Good Luck Macbeth

We were also joined by Ashley, Dave, and Amanda Alvey who is the director of the newest show at Good Luck Macbeth, The Play About a Dick. From the event page: Good Luck Macbeth is proud to produce the US premiere of Aaron Wilton’s hilarious and provocative work, “The Play About a Dick”. A middle-aged woman, Enid, meets a younger man online for sex. But what starts as a simple rendezvous becomes a darkly comedic exploration of vulnerability, intimacy and empathy. After an unpredictable reaction, things become chaotic for Enid as her life gradually spirals outward. The play about a dick. examines themes of communication, guilt, kindness, solitude, gender roles, human connection, post-truth reality and existential vacuity. Its also a play about a dick.

Amanda Alvey laughing for the camera.

Amanda Alvey – Director of The Play About a Dick

Dave from Good Luck Macbeth holding light sabers.

“It’s a deep, penetrating play. It makes you laugh and it makes you cry, which dicks can do.” – Dave Richards

Thanks so much to all of this weeks guests! We had a great time. There are some great shows and events happening this weekend in Reno. Make sure you check out some of my picks:

Friday – Before Your Last Stand Album Release Party with Ryan James. See this weeks guest, alongside our friends the Grimtones and Jake Houston at West Street Market. 7PM All ages!

Silver: Rollin’ on the River with Scott Pemberton at Wingfield Park. Show starts at 5:30 exactly so get down to the park early for this rad free show!

Saturday – Get back to your (folk) roots with The Riverside LIVE at Pignic! There’s lots of hype around these guys. You won’t want to miss them! 8PM 21+ No cover.

Sunday – Graff City at The Generator is the first graffiti event in Reno! 11AM to 8PM all ages $5

Beyond – El Salvador Summer Show! Love-Birds, Blunderbusst & Baby Dog at El Salvador restaurant June 18th at 8PM.

The Lazy Universe Reno CD Release Party with One Ton Dually, June 21st at Jub Jub’s. 9PM 21+

Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to spay and neuter your pets.

Heterophobia – Princess Take the Wheel

S8 E19

Greetings and welcome to the Worst Little Podcast! Joining us this week are podcast virgins Heterophobia. We’re going deep and getting inappropriate. We’ve got stories! We’ve got music! We’ve got a ceramic frog with a giant penis! All this and more on this weeks show. Press play.

Jace singing and playing guitar.

Jace – Guitar/Vocals

Bread from Heterophobia plays his bass.

Bread – Bass

Heterophobia has been making waves in Reno for a little while and they’re getting ready for their first tour, kicking off this Friday, June 8th, at Shea’s. Head to their bandcamp to download their new album, Chlorine Dreams, or do one better and come to their show this weekend to pick up a copy!

Erik from Heterophobia plays his guitar.

Princess – Guitar

The members of reno band Heterophobia posing behind the drum kit.

Heterophobia – left to right: Bread, Cactus Head on drums, Jace, and Erik

Thanks again to Heterophobia for spending so much time with us drinking beer and making dick jokes. It’s a hard job (*snickers*) but someone has to do it.

This weekend is packed with great shows. Check out the following and be sure to say hi if you see any of us around!

Friday – Our friends at 10 Torr Distilling and Brewing are celebrating their first anniversary this Friday with a block party. Head down for some tasty brews, live music, food trucks, and more starting at 12PM. 21+ No cover

Heterophobia/ Machine/ Wild Evel & The Trashbones/ Corner Store at Shea’s. 8PM 21+ $8

Saturday – Dead Country Gentlemen + Sit Kitty Sit at Pignic! 9PM 21+ No cover

Beyond – Wednesday, June 13th see our friends The March Divide // Blunderbusst // Eric Foreman // Bad Haircuts at Foxy Olive. 9PM 21+ Bring money for the touring bands.

Thanks again for listening. Don’t forget to head to our Patreon if you like what we do. See you next week when we welcome singer-songwriter Cole Adams.

Slutzville – Take Another Shot

S8 E18

Welcome back to the Worst Little Podcast! This week’s show is a special one. It’s our 300th episode! The whole crew is here and joining us is excellent Grass Valley punk duo, Slutzville. This week’s episode will leave you saying things like “this makes me want to get out there and dance but I’d throw out my back!” and wondering “what’s an Alaskan pipeline?”, and also, “how did these beans get in my bed?” Before we get to the music, here’s a special message from Rory on behalf of all of us at the podcast:

Seven years and three months ago, we had no idea what we were doing. We really weren’t sure how to make a podcast; we weren’t sure how to build an audience, and we certainly had no idea of the great undertaking we had just begun. In the last 300 episodes, I have been lucky enough to witness firsthand the growth and development of hundreds of local musicians, my own friends and the local cultural evolution that we have been a part of for the past near-decade. I have been, and continually am, humbled by the response support and encouragement we have received from our listeners, the musicians, and bands on our show. We are still delighted and tickled that we can be a part of your life every week. Thank you for inviting us into your ears and your brain. You are in our hearts. I would also like to thank my fellow cohosts and creators Nick Ramirez, Rick Spagnola, Josh “Chewbacca” Martin, and Kadillac Kim. I would like to thank them for their continued hard work dedication and passion for this thing we’ve created together. I could not have done this alone and I can think of no better crew to get it done with. You guys are my family. And to all of our interns past present and future keep up the good work. Life is short; I love you. -Thee Reverend Rory Dowd

NOW let’s hear some music! Press play.

Slutzville playing their instruments at a show.

Slutzville is Jessi Permenter: Lead Vocals
Natalie Thompson: Drums/ Back up vocals

Slutzville describes themselves as two loud and vulgar adults always down to tear it up. This two-piece queer punk band from Grass Valley gets around – they’re regulars of the Reno punk scene. Their next show in Reno is July 31st with Naked Aggression / Opposition Rising/ Dissidence at Shea’s. Click the link for more info. Check out their Bandcamp for more! Thanks so much to Slutzville for being on the show. We had a great time and we can’t wait to hear more from you!

Every weekend is a great weekend for music in the Biggest Little City, but THIS weekend is extra. Check out the following:

Friday – Gremfest 2018 has been moved to 40 Mile due to the weather. Don’t fret, you can still see Failure Machine, SWIGS, Hopeless Jack and more this Friday and Saturday! Follow the link for details!

14th annual Marianarchy Day 1 at Jub Jub’s starting at 5PM. See Roxxy Collie, Prince Robot, Alphabet Cult, Pink Awful, and The Shames! Follow the link for details! 21+ $10

Saturday – Marianarchy XIV Day 2 at Jub’s starting at 2PM. 21+ $10

Beyond – Wednesday, May 30th catch Hillbilly Moon Explosion/ Hard Fall Hearts/ Los Pistoleros at Shea’s! 9PM 21+ $15

Thanks for listening to this week’s show, and thanks for sticking with us for the last 300 episodes. We’re taking next week off for Memorial Day but we’ll be back June 4th with newcomers Heterophobia! Have a great long weekend and be safe. We love ya, Reno.

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