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Skycats are GOOOOOO!

Skycats are GOOOOOO!
Season 07

 
 
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S7 E24

Hello and congrats to Famous Dave’s for being voted best Reno podcast! This week your second favorite and ONLY Worst Little Podcast has cooked up something really special for you. We have Skycats in the studio, FINALLY! Yours truly, Kadillac Kim, has been so excited to showcase them on the podcast that I have hardly been able to contain myself. To say that this duo is talented would be the understatement of the century. Or at least like the last few minutes. I’m very dramatic. Anyway, listen up to hear me fangirl all over them (it gets messy).

But first, something completely different! We have on the phone all the way from Texas, Jordan from Portland band Coastlands. They took a minute out of their busy tour schedule to talk to us about their upcoming show at the Saint (while shooting a music video, for fuck’s sake). We have a short interview and a song we’re previewing for you here in internet land. Coastlands is playing at the Saint Aug 26th with podcast veterans Moons Of Vega and Pink Awful. Listen up to get a taste of the shoegazey goodness. I’ll be sharing the video as soon as I have my hands on it, so keep an eye out for that and be sure to go to the show with us! Or at least me, you know I get around…

 

But back to Skycats! Skycats is a collaboration between Reno’s own Grace Hayes and Bazooka Zac. Both accomplished musicians in their own rights, together they make magic. Space magic. Or something. You heard Zac’s beats on last week’s podcast when we featured Redfield Clipper. Grace had a viral hit with the Reno Anthem, and while I’m certain she doesn’t want to be known for a silly diddy about her hometown, Reno is certainly grateful to be featured so positively by such a colossal local talent. So thanks, Grace!

Grace Hayes of Reno synthwave duo Skycats smiling for the camera and being photobombed by Bazooka Zac.

Grace Hayes of Skycats

They sum up their bands sound on their Facebook page calling it a dreampop, synthwave, kaleidoscope of sound and color, exploring the space between darkness and light through hauntingly beautiful jazz vocals and rich electronic textures. Accurate.

Bazooka Zac of Reno synthwave duo Skycats smiling into the camera while recording for the Worst Little Podcast in Reno, Nevada.

Bazooka Zac of Skycats

Keep your eyes on Skycats. They’re going places.

Thanks to Grace and Zac for being excellent guests on this week’s podcast!

This week in Reno music, be sure to check out alllllll the things I am about to drop on you. Are you prepared? It’s gonna be heavy…

Thursday:

Kelly Proud and WLP alumn Brit Straw are making music magic at the Saint with the support of Glen Osburn! Event details here. 21+ 9 p.m. No Cover.

Also Thursday through Sunday, catch Reno native motel grunge band The Run Up at the Terrace Lounge at the Peppermill. They’re wrapping up their summer tour and are promising fun times and cold drinks. 21+ 7 p.m. No Cover

Friday:

The Space Whale lighting is happening at 8:15 Friday night. Come down to see the fully realized version of the Space Whale and to stroke Kim’s ego!

If you’re into Ska, head over to Alturas on the Down Low this Friday night for  Mokey/ American Slacker Society / Abandon Minds. Monkey has been described as America’s most hard working band. Go find out why. 8 p.m. 21+ No cover

Saturday:

This Saturday and Sunday is Reno Art Fest – On The River! Catch live performances from Grace Hayes, Kate Cotter, Milton Merlos, Athena McIntyre, Mel Wade, Tyler Stafford, Britt Straw, Greg Gilmore, Justin McMahon, Todd Ballowe, Nick Eng, The Electric and the Tim Tucker Band at Reno at City Plaza (by the Space Whale!). Fine art, live music, food trucks and beer! August 19 and 20, 2017, 10a.m. until 6p.m. All ages.

Make a point to head to the Holland project to check out Between The Lyrics: A Celebration Of Hip Hop. This fundraiser for Holland Reno will feature artwork from over 40 different local artists, live music and delicious food provided by Nom Eats. This year’s theme is Socio-Political lyrics and each artist was given a random verse to work with. The show will be going down Saturday August 19th at 7pm. All artwork will be sold on a first come first serve basis, don’t miss out!!! All ages.

Sunday:

Closing out Reno art fest is a Grace Hayes solo set with a Skycats chaser. Right by the Space Whale from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a show at Pignic at 7 p.m. Grace is celebrating her birthday by treating Reno to not one, but TWO shows! Thanks and Happy Birthday, Grace!

 

As always, thanks for tuning in and turning up.

 

The Electric 2 – Breakin’ Boogaloo

The Electric 2 – Breakin’ Boogaloo
Season 06

 
 
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It’s a whole new world!!!!

The Worst Little Podcast in the World S6 E28 – Download Link

This is Rock and Roll. This is the good chit. This is… The Electric! Billy Gunn West, Darin Goslar and Brooklyn Reiff join us in the illustrious Dogwater Studios for some talk and rock. The Electric is a self-described “high-octane, hip-shaking, greasy, rock-n-roll trio from Reno, NV.”

I really couldn’t do it any better justice myself. These guys are cookin’ with jet fuel!

Brooklyn Reiff at his drumkit in the distance

Brooklyn

We take a minute before we get to the LIVE MUSIC (you can speed up to the 41:00 min mark if you really don’t care about what’s been happening), but we do a bit of a recap of all the great things in Reno, includinhg Halloween and The Forte Awards! Lots of great things happening in this town. No matter what. (This is all pre-election, so we don’t know about the outcome of anything!)

Darin GOslar in rear profile

Darin

By the way – Intern X took the pictures. She did not understand the concept. She will be flayed… but only a little.

The back of Billy Gunn West's head

Billy Gunn 

Catch the Electric on Friday, Nov 25 with perennial favorites, Hellbound Glory!

We love you all.

Thanks for Listening!

 

The Electric – Robotic Urgency

The Electric – Robotic Urgency
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Get up and dance for this, mang!

The Worst Little Podcast – 2015 11 30 – Download Link

Gobble Gobble, Rabbit Rabbit and Ho Ho Ho, my friends!! We hope your holiday season has started with a blast – or a shock! We have The Electric, a Reno NV rock band, in the studio with us this week. They are, in a word, electrifying! Billy Gun fronts the band on guitar with a tremendous voice behind his lyrics. He is backed by Darin Goslar, churning out the bass notes, and Brooklyn Reiff holding down the drums.

Billy Gunn of The Electric smiling broadly

Billy Gunn – Whooo!

The Electric has been around in Reno for a while, but have not played a lot of local shows, preferring to build their fan base in far off places like California. Most recently though, you may have caught them in Reno during the OffBeat Festival at the beginning of November. They are laying low for the winter, while Brooklyn has a surgery after a gnarly accident, but The Electric will be hitting Reno hard come the beginning of 2016 with their debut album, which is in mastering currently.

Darin Goslar, smiling enthusiastically and giving a thumbs up

Darin Goslar – Noice!

These guys were a hell of a lot of fun and have a lot of stories, only some of which we actually recorded. Can’t wait to see them in action again in front of a live audience, rather than just us dumbfucks.

Brooklyn Reiff of The Electric, smiling and shrugging widely, earing a shirt with the Wicked Witch of the West throwing up her hands in gang-signs that look like "W W"

Brooklyn Reiff – I dunno!

If you are out and about this weekend, please don’t forget to come by Jub Jub’s for Marianarchy Winterball 2015: A Benefit for Eva Yellowleaf. Eva is a dear sister to the Jub’s family and the WLP family, and has been suffering from seizure since a head injury over a year ago. She means a lot to us and so it would mean a lot to us if you could stop by, enjoy some drinks and misc, and throw a couple bucks her way! It’s all the regular Marianarchy shenanigans over Dec 4th and 5th! You know your holidays aren’t complete without a little Marianarchy.

Thanks for listening!