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Slutzville – Take Another Shot

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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.

Alphabet Cult – Full On Reno Nostalgia

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Welcome to the Worst Little Podcast in the world! This week Rory, Chewy, and Dogwater Dick are in the studio with a crew of legendary Reno punks, Alphabet Cult. These guys have some serious punk cred and have been influencing music individually and with various bands in Reno for almost two decades. Click listen to hear some rad stories of Reno past, to hear about how a ray of light from the sky changed Leah’s life, to learn how not to give a high five like a dumbass, and for some great music!

Alphabet Cult is a Reno, Nv noise/stoner/artrock concoction of oldies who have been in many, many bands. They run the Intruder Alert! label. Releases here: http://dsix.bandcamp.com and https://soundcloud.com/alphabet-cult

Reno punk band Alphabet Cult hugging for a photo at Dogwater Studios.

Alphabet Cult is Cyril B. / Leah R. / Darren B.

Thanks to Alphabet Cult for spending their Monday night with us. See Alphabet Cult this weekend at Jub Jub’s for a pre Debauch-a-Reno show. Details below and here. We’ll be looking out for other upcoming shows from this punk trio.

This weekend (like always) there’s no shortage of great shows to see in the Biggest Little City. Here are Kim’s picks:

Thursday – Thursday Night Trivia at the Jungle! Head down for a chance to win sweet prizes like bar tabs and host Aubrey’s undying love. 8PM 21+ (side note – this is my new favorite!)

Friday – Goodnight, Texas LIVE at Pignic! 8PM 21+ No cover.

Punk Rock Formal Friday the 13 Version+ Shaine Ashley BDAY at Shea’s. Come see locals Prince Robot with Sac area skate punk band Knocked Down and Grass Valley punks Pug Skulls. 9PM 21+ $6/9

Saturday – Reno Vinyl Record Fair! at Jub Jub’s, Bands, Food, and more records than you can shake a stick at. Noon to 7PM. All ages. No cover.

Also at Jub Jub’s this Saturday is a Debauch-a-Reno special extra show with Sooprize Special Guests, Slab City, Midnite Snaxxx, Slow Wow 4PM to 7:30PM All Ages $10. Don’t miss this one, kids.

BASHA with Pink Awful at Lincoln Lounge 9PM 21+ No cover.

Beyond – Monday head to Shea’s for Amigo The Devil /Actors Killed Lincoln / Spike McGuire / Josiah Knight 8PM 21+ $13/$16

As always, if you see me (Kadillac Kim) out say hi! If you have events you think we should know about or if you want to be on the show, send us a message! It’s been great, Reno. Thanks for listening! See you next week when we interview the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, premiering at Good Luck Macbeth on April 20th!

 

 

 

Rachael and Mikie – All About That Bass

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Welcome to this weeks Worst Little Podcast! It’s our last week of our Women’s March shows. It’s been a pleasure to bring you these four shows showcasing strong female voices in Reno music. This week we have the one and only Rachael McElhiney of Failure Machine and Buster Blue, and the legendary Mikie Shame of the Shames, Eddie and the Subtitles, and more! We’re asking these bad ass ladies a slew of questions and listening to some amazing tunes! Press play now!

Rachael and Mikie are both powerhouses with lots of history in the music scene in Reno. Rachael just got back from a small tour surrounding her appearance with Failure Machine at Treefort Music Fest in Boise. Mikie has been singing and playing bass in Reno since 2002 and continues to be a vital member of the punk scene, with her most recent shows being with Eddie and the Subtitles.

Rachel McElhinney of Reno band Failure Machine and Mikie Shame of the Shames and Eddie and the Subtitles smile for the camera at Dogwater Studios.

Rachel McElhinney and Mikie Shame – Rachel plays sax and ukelele. Mikie plays bass. They’re friends now so Reno should probably hold onto their hats.

Both ladies have some really cool shows coming up. Rachael is performing solo at the Loud As Folk 7 Year Anniversary festival at Pignic, Saturday April 7th. Mikie is playing with the Subtitles April 13th for Debauch-a-Reno, the Sticker Guy 25th anniversary, at Jub Jub’s! We couldn’t be more excited for those shows!

Thanks so much to Rachael and Mikie for spending their Monday night with us. I for one feel pretty honored to spend time with these rad humans!

Be sure to go out and support your local music scene this weekend. Here’s my picks:

Thursday – True Violet with special Guest Georgia Maestro at St. James Infirmary. 8PM 21+

Thursday Night Trivia at the Jungle! with our favorite trivia host and podcast guest Aubrey Forston. 8PM 21+

Saturday – Void Vator // Disastroid // The Grimtones at Shea’s. 8PM 21+ $6/7

Boss’ Daughter European Tour Kickoff Party at Sierra Taphouse. 9PM 21+

Sunday – Soul Correction, Josiah Knight and The Get Ahead 7PM 21+ $5

Beyond – This Wednesday see Five Alarm Funk with Redfield Clipper at The Saint! 7PM 21+ $8/10

Wednesday, April 11th check out our good friend Johnny Thunderpiss at DED, Hate To Share, Fate Awaits at Jub Jub’s 8PM 21+

Don’t miss the Loud As Folk Anniversary festival, April 5-8 at Pignic. Follow the link for details!

Be sure to keep your eyes open for Marianarchy updates. Lineup is coming soon! Pro tip: get your tickets for Larry and His Flask NOW. These tickets will sell out and we don’t want you to miss any of the fun at the Jub Jub’s Marianarchy weekend! Gremfest updates will be rolled out as soon as I have those, too.

WLP is looking for raffle donations for this May’s Marianarchy, the biannual celebration of our departed friend and patron saint of Reno Music, Marrianne Sota. This year we are raising money for our friend and Reno local Brian Smith. Brian recently suffered a heart attack and could use some community love. Hit any of us at the podcast up if you have a donation!

Thanks for listening, Reno! We’re pretty humbled by your ongoing support, shares, likes, and comments. If you have an event or band you would like us to promote give us a holler! If you would like to help us pay the taxes and stuff, head over to our Patreon. We are committed to recording and archiving Reno music like we have for the last 7 years but we could use your help! Even a couple of bucks is rad! We are taking next week off so Rick can chill with Jesus and the Easter Bunny, but we will be back April 9th with Alphabet Cult!

Almond Mocha Poetry – Confessions

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Hello again, and welcome to the Worst Little Podcast in the world! This week Almond Mocha Music and poet extraordinaire, Elisa Garcia joined us on the show. Listen up as Kim, Kelly, and Elisa take over Dogwater Studios (RV, Rory, Nick, and Dogwater Dick are here too). We’re steering the ship now, and we’ve got beer. Look out. We’ve got Rory’s shitty old poems, Almond Mocha’s sexy chill vibes, and sexy raindrops galore for the lovely Elisa.

Kelly Proud posing for the camera while recording for the Worst Little Podcast.

Kelly Proud

RV of Almond Mocha Music relaxes in a chair at Dogwater Studios in Reno, Nevada.

One Million Pounds of Bass – RV aka Motorhome music makes his Worst Little Podcast debut.

Almond Mocha Music is RV, aka Motorhome Music, and Kelly Proud. They describe themselves as fun, exciting, dancey enough to get your feet tapping but still appropriately layers over conversation on a long drive or over a cup of coffee. This new musical journey between these two musicians is a wonderful departure from the norm. Stitch and @motorhomemusic shatter musical expectations with their collaboration, Almond Mocha. Described as “uplifting” and “hopeful music” this step outside of either of their creative norms produces a sound consistently compared to The Postal Service, The Album Leaf and Massive Attack.

Their self titled album “Almond Mocha” will be released in early 2018. Catch Kelly Proud next at the Blue Bird when she opens for former podcast guest and excellent human, Grace Hayes, and Whitney Myer! It’s Kim’s birthday and all she wants for her day is for you to go to this show!
Elisa Garcia poses with a flower crown.

Elisa “It comes out when I drink too much, so hand me another beer.” Garcia

Reno’s slam queen, Elisa, works with the Holland Project producing weekly all ages open poetry nights and produces the quarterly adult themed poetry night, LIT at Night. See the next installment of LIT at Night April 21st at Headquarters Bar.

This weekend is St. Patrick’s day, and as always there’s no shortage of places to get drunk live music to see in Reno. Here’s Kim’s picks:

Friday – Silver | Rigorous Proof at Shea’s let’s get Sheasted. 9PM 21+ $5/8

Saturday – Head to Shea’s for St. Patrick’s night to see Hellbound Glory/ Deadly Gallows/ Pink Awful open all day!

Sunday – The Regrettes w/ Mt. Eddy, Basha at the Holland Project 7PM. All ages.

Beyond – Next Tuesday check out Roxxy Collie / Bearchild / Retirement / Basement Tapes at the Saint. 7PM 21+ $5

Wednesday the 21st head over to Pignic to see Stelth Ulvang (of the Lumineers) / Bat Country / The Bannetons / Gina Rose 7:30PM 21+

Thanks for listening to this weeks show! We’re really glad you’re here. If you want to support our work recording bands and archiving Reno music for free, please click through to our Patreon. Feel free to make requests for your hard earned money. We’ll do tricks! Thanks to this weeks guests, too! It was a hell of a night and we love you guys. See you next week for our third installment of our month of Women’s March shows with the Grimtones!

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