Hello and welcome to this weeks episode of the Worst Little Podcast, broadcast from high above the city of Reno fucking Nevada!
Nick, Chewy, Rick and myself, Kadillac Kim, are here to bring you this week’s podcast! Regretfully (for him), the Reverend Rory Dowd is not around this week, but we get plenty of shots in at his expense! This week, as always, we have something really special for our listeners. We have not one, but TWO talented guests in the studio for your listening pleasure. And let me tell you, we talked about pleasure (*winknod*). But really, we have at least one and a half freaks in the room tonight. We’re talking about rope bondage, secret middle names, and how I got the name Kadillac Kim. Spoilers, it was in the parking lot of the Bunny Ranch when I was cornered by strippers in the bathroom of a double wide trailer. So that’s a thing… ANYWAY! We get off on the right foot with Reno country/Americana darling, Gina Rose. Gina will leave you with goosebumps after her first song. Don’t go anywhere or you’ll regret not hearing everything she has to say and sing!
Gina Rose is a singer-songwriter based out of Reno, Nevada. She formed her first band three years ago and has been playing guitar and writing music since she was a youngster (8years old!!). She began her music career opening for punk bands in Reno basements. Despite being a folk singer she won audiences over, with fans telling her that she’s just as heavy as the punk bands she opened for. As Nick points out, though, punk is just outlaw rock & roll and Gina is outlaw country. Her music can be found on her Bandcamp page and she has a new album in the works. She has a show coming up in Virginia City, like her on Facebook to be notified when the event is posted. Do yourselves a favor and don’t miss it or any of her shows! On behalf of the Worst little podcast, thank you miss Gina Rose for your time, some great conversation, and for the bone chilling tunes. You’re going places .
Also in the studio this week is Pat Shillito, local emcee and comedian who has worked at the Laugh Factory (formerly Catch a Rising Star) at the Silver Legacy. Pat also hosts open mic comedy nights all over Reno. Listen to Pat’s quick and dry wit as he discusses the major things going on in the Reno comedy scene.
Until next time, here are my picks for how to spend the next week in Reno!
Country band A Thousand Horses plays at Cargo Thursday night. Rolling Stone billed them as the best up and coming band at Austin City Limits and they have been compared to Lynard Skynyrd ,the Allman Brothers, and the Black Crowes. Doors at 7 p.m. All Ages. $32 with fees. Tickets can be purchased through the Facebook link, here.
Especially relevant to current events is The Mountaintop, a play by American playwright Katori Hall. It is a fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s last night on earth set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination on April 4, 1968. Info and tickets here. PG-13. All Weekend. 7 p.m. $15 adv/$18 door
Punk rock is alive and well in Reno. Check out Alturas on the Downlow for Swingin’ Utters / Western Setting / Boss’ Daughter. 8 p.m. 21+ $15
Our podcast guest Patrick Shillito hosts Lights Out After Hours Comedy Showcase at Perk Up Coffee featuring some of the best local comedy talent.7:30 p.m. No cover
Get your art fix at the Greater Nevada Garbage Patch art show at the Potentialist Workshop. Go to see how local artists transform trash into treasure. 6 p.m. Bring the kids!
For something a little different, head over to Bundox Bocce inside the Renaissance hotel for Friday Night Flashback. Wear your best 90s gear to win bar tabs and prizes. Free bocce ball and drink specials all night. 21+ 7 p.m. Costumes highly encouraged.
Coastlands / Pink Awful/ Path to Mercury / Moons of Vega are playing at the Saint. We introduced you to Coastlands on last week’s podcast. Go for max shoegaze and also to support your locals and podcast alum. 21+ 8 p.m.
The Publiquors/The Habituals/Vague Choir/Reno We Have a Problem are playing at Shea’s Tavern Saturday night. Reno, We Have a Problem is one of my favorite local punk acts. The other bands are okay too… ANYWAY, go hear RWAP sing about fucking your mom. It’s punk rock! 21+ 9 p.m.
Sunday’s are becoming THE day/night to be out in Reno! Go check out the Sunday Sunset BBQ with Leroy from Hellbound Glory at Alturas on the Down Low. Hellbound Glory’s new album, Pinball, is out soon and was produced by outlaw country royalty, Shooter Jennings. Check out their write up in Rolling Stone here and go see them Sunday! 21+ 5 p.m. No cover
Sunday also sees Reno favorite Brenden Lund, formerly of legendary band Buster Blue and currently of soon to be legendary band Silver! Go check out Sunday Spaghetti Western at Pignic. 21+ 6 p.m. $5 for dinner and a show!
That’s it for this week, Reno fam! Thank you for checking us out this week and every week!!