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Heard of Elephants? – You Got Pictures?

Heard of Elephants? – You Got Pictures?
Season 06

 
 
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Can I get a little love?

The Worst Little Podcast – s6 e9

Trust Reno music to always throw something new and off the beaten band path. Heard of Elephants? is a wonderful conglomeration of some veterans of the Reno music scene. Jonathan Rolling, Matt Bad, Matt Karr and Lars Bateman form up this Voltron of folk-funk-punk-jazz. No, really! I didn’t believe them when they told me either, but that really captures a part of what’s going on with Heard of Elephants?.

Matt Bad - drums and vocals- Herd of Elephants

Jonathan Rolling - guitar and vocals - Herd of Elephants

Unfortunately, Heard of Elephants? does not have a website, but you can track them down over on the Facebookery and find out their show calendar. Their next show is down at the old Studio on 4th and you may just want to check that shit out, knowatimsayin?

In other happenings around ‘town’ Sassafrass Eclectic Food Joint in Carson City is hosting another Sassabration Diversity Festival on August 16th. Reverend Rory and Princess Bombs went down to check it out last year and had a great time, but this year, they are looking for more bands! That’s right – they want you! They are having an open call for entertainment at their celebration of Diversity, Community and Equality. Check out Sassabration application and contact details in the link.

Matt Karr - banjo - Heard of Elephants

Lars Bateman - guitar - Heard of Elephants

Hear of Elephants is some good times. GO see them play live and buy them drinks. A stampede upon your ears. they are. Totally worth it.

Thanks for Listening!

Bionic Gorilla – Crazed Delusion

Bionic Gorilla – Crazed Delusion
Season 05

 
 
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No, how YOU doin’?

The Worst Little Podcast – S5 E 20 – Download Link

Welcome back, welcome home, welcome to the show. We have a good one lined up for you this week: straight from South Lake Tahoe and the Reno areas, a face-meltingly good time with the ever-cuddly, Bionic Gorilla. These guys were a lot of fun to have in the studio – personable, professional and perverted. Off mic, we had heady debates about politics and philosophy – during the show as always, it degenerated in to fag and fart jokes. I really wish you could have been there…

Kris Praster licking his bass neck

Kris Prater

Jeff Zavala squinting intently at the camera

Jeff Zavala

…seriously though, they are a lot of fun and a bunch of good guys. I was especially impressed with DJ Zee, doing some live sampling and sound efx as an added instrument. That is a rare thing, totally killer, as in killer app,  and Bionic Gorilla should treasure him. You should treasure him by going and seeing them next weekend at the SassaBRATION festival down in Carson City next weekend on August 16.

Mario Zavala smiling at the camera

DJ Zee

Alexander Salyer smiling enthusiastically

Alexander Salyer

We also take a call ta the top of the show with Jim Thomas of The Mermen. If you don’t know, they are fucking GODS OF ROCK. The Mermen are a West Coast surf rock band that has enjoyed popularity in the underground/indie/punk/non-mainstream ‘scene’s for 20+ years. They have played Reno many times, but not recently. Jim Thomas takes a moment to talk to us about some of his current projects and coming back out to the Biggest Little City again for their show at Jub Jub’s on August 14th, brought to you by Nowhere Music.

Ray Painter smirking.

Ray Painter

Scott Tobin at his drumkit, flashing rock hands

Scott Tobin

Thanks for Listening!