Shaolin Gates

Raksha Paksha and Other Made Up Words

Welcome all to the last, and late episode of our Women’s March. For the record – it was recorded in March, so nyah.

We are happy to have our good friends, a new and improved Raksha Paksha on the show this week. The duo is now a trio! Carolyn and Shaolin Gates are joined by multi-talented bassist, Kat MacMartin! Kat’s talents extend far past the bass, as you’ll hear in the interview.

screenshots of the band while they chat via zoom
Live from quarantine

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to rig it up for any live music, but the ladies did bring a few tracks for us to use. Their new album is due to come out sometime this year, as long as the planet doesn’t eat us all first. Head over to their Facebook page or the Raksha Paksha website in order to stay on top of their activities.

the trip stands in a row: Kat, Shaolin and Carolyn, all looking at objects in their hands.
Raksha Paksha Time

Well, I don’t have much else but a reminder to stay the fuck home, keep healthy, mentally and physically, and eat your greens for 4/20.

Thanks again to Zoom for hosting our podcast during the duration of the health crisis – totally not a modern plague.

Thanks for listening.

Raksha Paksha – Their Quirks Have Quirks

Mother/daughter team…. hey! Don’t go blue. I certainly wasn’t.

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But it’s true! Carson City’s own dynamic musical duo, Raksha Paksha, took time out of their busy, busy social calendars to make time for little ol’ us. Raksha Paksha is a piano/drum combo comprised of Shaolin (vox/keys) and Carolyn (vox/drums) Gates. Carolyn, you may remember from Blunderbusst and Betty Rocker, is a powerhouse of a musician herself – so powerful that all of her children are extremely talented musicians in their own right. So, lets double down on some Gates-ness greatness.

Shaolin Gates, playing piano passionaltely, with eyes closed.

Shaolin

While they are fairly new to the scene, Raksha Paksha already has quite the following from all sides of the musical continuum. They are going to be playing at a venue near you, very soon – but you gotta listen to the show to find out the details!!!

Carolyn Gates, smilingm broadly, behind her drumset.

Carolyn

Speaking of shows, tomorrow night there are a lot of them! St Patricks day! We would be so humbly appreciative if you joined Nick and The Rev down at Davidson’s Distillery for some St. Pats Shenanigans and Sham-ROCK! One Ton Dually is playing with Reno We Have A Problem, Slutzville and Chadillac. Should be the best time you won’t remember all year.

Thanks for listening!