the generator

33 Black – Craigslist Hookup

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Oh hi, I didn’t see you there! Welcome to the Worst Little Podcast. Your hosts Nick, Kadillac Kim, and Dogwater Dick are here with some fresh faces to the Reno music scene, 33 Black. This week’s podcast has gone country! Yeehaw! Listen up for some new music from these up-and-comers, along with a heavy dose of inappropriate banter. Like we do.

33 Black an alt country band from Reno Nevada doing silly poses for the camera at Dogwater Studios.

33 Black is a very serious band and is made up of Travis and Jeb on vocals and guitar, and Spencer on drums

33 Black was formed back in the day (they never got around to telling us which day exactly) when Jeb and Travis, who were high school sweethearts friends, met Spencer on the internet. But unlike most Craigslist hookups, this one lasted.

Thank’s to 33 Black for being Kim’s reason to get drunk this week! Their next show is in Chico on June 14th but look for local shows soon. As always, stay tuned to the Worst Little Podcast for news about the band, and check them out on iTunes to listen to their two EPs that are out now. We will be following 33 Black with interest and we can’t wait to see where these guys go!

Thanks so much for listening. We’re really glad you’re here. This week Kim has some pretty crazy picks for you. Don’t miss the following:

Thursday – LAF: Wolf Creek Boys/Mason Frey/Delani White/Aaron Acquafondata Loud As Folk is back this week at Pignic! 21+ 8PM No Cover

Friday – 24HR MakeAThon – Don’t miss this Generator membership drive and fundraiser. 30+ workshops, 20+ performances, movies, beer, burlesque, and drag bingo! Click the link for info and tickets and if you’d like to volunteer for a free ticket, hit us up ASAP! 24 straight hours starting at 6PM. All ages.

Loud As Folk Family Jam at the Generator 9PM to 2AM. All ages.

Saturday – DRAG BINGO at the Generator at 2PM. All ages. Win great prizes!

Sunday – Coastlands/Kanawha/Blacklisted check out two former podcast bands, Kanawha and Blacklisted at the Saint. 21+ 8PM No Cover

If you’re a fan of the show please consider donating to our Patreon so we can reimburse Rick for all he does for Reno music. He’s doing the lords work recording and archiving all this local music for y’all for free, so throw a little money his way. Rick and Jesus are homies so if you help Rick he’ll put a good word in for you. Hell knows we could all use all the help we can get in that area… It has been an absolute pleasure, as always, Reno. Tune in next week for local singer-songwriter Joni Blinman. Remember, life is short and we love you.

BLUNDERBUSST – Not About That Bass

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Podcasting live from the recent, sweaty past, we’re bringing you the power trio from Carson, our friends Blunderbusst! It has been six whole years since they have graced our humble studio and they’re bringing a heavy dose of nostalgia and kick ass tunes. This week we’re talking clown Elvis’s, hamburger hands, and sweet, sweet practice holes! Press play for this podcast EXCLUSIVE from Blunderbusst!

There were no interns this week so Kim had to do all the heavy lifting. And by heavy lifting I mean beers and conversation! Kim’s adventures this week consisted of clowning around with a clown Elvis impersonator and turning 35! Here’s proof that Clownvis exists! Come back, Clownvis!

Clown Elvis at Sheas

CLOWNVIS – If I can get Clownvis to come back to Reno, Rory will buy me a baby! “Why is a baby a currency, Rory? What happened to buying a girl a drink?” – Carolyn

 

Reno band Blunderbusst posing at Dogwater Studios.

Blunderbusst – Jen Scaffidi ~ Carolyn Gates ~ Carson Cessna

Blunderbusst is Jen Scaffidi, Carolyn Gates, and Carson Cessna. We’re waiting with baited breath for upcoming show dates. Worst Little Podcast Listeners will be some of the first in the know. We hear there might be some stuff happening at Foxy Olive and St. James Infirmary soon! We loved having these three on the show again. Let’s hope it’s not another six years for the next time.

This last week was pretty epic, even by Reno standards, and next week will be more of the same! Here are Kim’s picks:

Thursday – The Ghost Town Rebellion. If you’re looking for some crazy outlaw Americana, Pignic is where you’ll find it. 21+ 8 PM As always at Pignic, no cover!

Friday – Hubcap Stealers/Drag Me Under/Pink Awful at Shea’s 21+ 9PM $6

Saturday – Jesus & the Dinosaurs//Slutzville//Prince Robot//Heterophobia at Shea’s 21+ 8PM $6

Sunday – The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Gina Rose, Spike McGuire 21+ 8PM

Beyond – Mark your calendars May 4th for the first ever 24HR Make-A-Thon at the Generator! We are bringing you 24 hours of workshops, short films, and local jams to raise funds for our artist scholarships. Buy your tickets now for only $16 (they go up to $24 soon). Don’t miss out on one of the best events of the year. If you would like to volunteer for a ticket or if you’d like to be involved another way, hit Kim up ASAP! See you at the Genny!

Thanks so much to this weeks guests and for all of our listeners! We appreciate you! Let’s also take a moment to wish Jen a happy birthday! We’re all getting older but Jen just stays the same age. We’ll see you next week for 33 Black!

Qarin – That Bad Dude On Your Shoulder

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Heyo, Reno! At first I wasn’t in the mood to write this blog but I’ve had like half a bottle of wine and I’ve been watching videos of baby goats in pajamas so…. let’s do this! *two hours later* Do you guys even know how many cute baby animal compilations there are on the internet? Do you?! I thought the internet was for porn and publishing terrible music podcasts. I was wrong. Seriously, check out these baby owls. I mean come on…

ANYWAY! I’m here to do the thing with Qarin (pronounced car-in) this week! These guys were so talented and entertaining. Listen up for deviants, dick jokes, and of course, METAL.

Yo-yo, bassist and vocalist for Reno metal band Qarin posing for the camera while recording for the Worst Little Podcast.

Yo-yo – bass/vocals

Drummer for Reno metal band Qarin posing for the camera at Dogwater Studios.

Theodore Poundcake – Death Metal Percussionist

Diva of Reno metal band Qarin smiling for the caera at Dogwater Studios.

Diva – Vocals

Dizzle of Reno metal band Qarin posing for the camera.

Dizzle – Guitar

Sancho of Reno metal band Qarin posing for the camera at Dogwater Studios.

Sancho – Guitar

Reno metal band Qarin posing and laughing for the camera at the studio recording the Worst Little Podcast.

Qarin

Qarin is made up of Diva – Vocals, Yo-yo – Vocals/Bass, Dizzle – Guitar, Sancho – Guitar, and Poundcake – Percussion.

Thanks a bunch for being with us this week, Qarin. You guys are the real deal and you’re also super funny and hella nice. I hope I’m not ruining your reputations right now or anything.  MAKE SURE you go to Jub Jub’s Friday night to see Qarin’s first show since some major shit went down with the band. Celebrate, wear a costume, and save a few bucks for a beer! I’ll leave you with an eloquent toast from the band, “we’ll fuck ’em standing, we’ll fuck ’em lying, if they had wings we’d fuck ’em flying, and when she’s dead and long forgotten, we’ll dig her up and fuck her rotten. Sorry, not sorry.

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Holy Snopes, this next week is packed with awesome shit, Reno. Here’s your to-do list. Go do a thing. Then tell me about it. Share a photo to the Worst Little Podcast page or just send it to me, Kadillac Kim, on Facebook. I’ll give you a prize or a cookie, and Adam (the bass player) will give you a free handy.

Thursday – Pumpkin disemboweling at the studio! If you know the address you’re invited. Bring a pumpkin to brutalize. 6 p.m.!

Mike Higdon’s exhibit, #365 Reno, closes at the Potentialist Workshop this Thursday. Mike took one old school photo of Reno every day for a whole year and now they’re on display. Go Thursday to the closing reception. Details here!

Thursday through Saturday catch the second weekend of Generation We: A Hip HOpera at Good Luck Macbeth. Weapons Of Mass Creation provides the soundtrack to this innovative production that tells the story of four individuals, each in possession of a mysterious silver ticket, and each searching for America but finding a lot more than they bargained for along the way. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. $15 in advance/$18 at the door. Don’t wait on these tickets though, they will sell out!

Friday – Join an intrepid group of builders competing to win the Generator’s mini-golf build off! Teams have 48 hours to build the best and most creative mini-golf setup imaginable. It’s gonna be a giant party. There’s still time to sign up. Bring your dream to life or just show up and cheer on the other teams. All in preparation for the Generator’s mini-gold extravaganza Halloween party on the 31st! Click here for details about the build competition and here for info about the Halloween party! Family friendly!

Our guest this week, Qarin with Apothesary, is at Jub Jub’s this Friday at 7 p.m. 21+ $3 with costume/$5 without!

Our friend Tony Walker hosts Soul Slap at Pignic. Get your weekly soul dance party on at 10 p.m. 21+ No cover.

Reno’s own Bazooka Zac DJs every 4th Friday at The Loving Cup startign at 10 p.m. 21+ No cover.

Saturday – Check out the Saint to see the Soft White Sixties. 8 p.m. 21+ $12 at the door.

At Pignic Saturday the Electric is providing great dance tunes. Costumes encouraged! 9 p.m. 21+ No cover.

Get your Halloween on at Shea’s with Ghoul’s Night Out with Madrost/Skull Driver/Jukebox Rebels with support from locals Donkey Jaw and Viva Revenge. Have a metal/punk rock good time and wear a costume, for fucks sake. 9 p.m. 21+

Sunday – Join Jonie Blinman, Athena MaIntyre, and Canyon White for Songwriters in the Round at the Saint. 21+ 6:30 No cover.

Monday – There’s things, but Jesus, take a night off. I’m going to.

Tuesday – HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA at the Generator! As previously mentioned, this is an all ages event. Get your tickets now for a night of mini-golf, amazing food, and killer entertainment by Loud As Folk musicians Greg Gilmore and Spike McGuire! 6 p.m. $10 adv/$15 at the door. Get your tickets here and support your FREE community maker space.

Wednesday – See some stoner rock from LA! The American Weather is playing at Pignic. Stoner Rock sounds amazing. 21+ 8 p.m. No cover.

That’s it for this week, folks. As always, life is short and we love you. We hope to see you out this week!

Thanks for listening!

Britt Straw – Ukulele Superstar

Hello and welcome to the Worst Little Podcast!

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This week’s podcast welcomes Reno singer-songwriter and ukulele superstar Britt Straw, and local comedian Steve Van Pelt. We’ll get to Steve in a minute but first, let’s introduce you to Worst Little Podcast veteran Britt Straw! Britt was recently on the podcast with her band Seedless 10DenC and she’s here today solo to play us some original music and to talk to us about her important work with the U.S. Wolf Refuge. Britt has been an advocate and activist for Wolves for many years. She talked to us Monday about her passion for helping these powerful creatures and shed light on the problem of irresponsible wolf breeding and domestication.

Also on the show, we have Steve Van Pelt who hosts comedy open mic at Jimmy B’s Bar and Grill every Monday night! He’s here to talk to us about the many stand-up open night mics in Reno. There’s one almost every day of the week!

Britt Straw Reno singer-songwriter

Britt Straw – Wolf fan and Uke player. Britt’s last appearance was at the Lavender and Honey Festival. Click through to her Facebook to keep an eye on her upcoming show dates.

The Wolf Refuge in Reno has more than 100 acres of space to house wolves that are too wild to live in a home yet too domestic to live in the wild. A fundraiser for the U. S. Wolf Refuge is being held at The Potentialist Workshop July 29th. Details can be found here. Fun for the whole family!

Steve Van Pelt Reno Nevada comedian and open mic comedy host.

Steve Van Pelt – local comedian. Steve is working hard to help our comedy scene thrive. Go say hi to him on Monday nights!

Steve began his comedy career in Good Luck Macbeth’s production, Clown Bar. He was bitten by the performance bug and has been doing standup ever since.  Your local comedy open mic nights are Sunday at Waterfall; Monday at Jimmy B’s; Tuesday at The Jungle (Shout out to Steve Elegant!); Wednesday at 3rd St Bar; Thursday at Beck’s Brewhouse.

 

In case you missed it this week our host Nick Ramirez opened for punk legend Zander Schloss of the Circle Jerks at Shea’s with podcast and Reno favorite Johnny Harpo. Nick did one hell of an entertaining cover of MIA’s Paper Planes (there’s video!) and Johnny played a little of this and a little of that from his band Rigorous Proof, as well as his solo stuff.

Johnny Harpo of Rigorous Proof

Johnny Harpo of Rigorous Proof

 

Nick Ramirez

Worst Little Podcast host Nick Ramirez

 

In other Reno scene news, Pinball is having a moment. There are tournaments a couple of times a month at Jub Jub’s and at the Hideout Lounge. Need a new hobby? Pinball.

For all of you sane people who aren’t going to the Black Rock for Juplaya, Reno has some cool stuff to occupy your 4th of July weekend. Your friend Kadillac Kim will be at Murder By Death with Tiger Army in Sacramento on Friday, but if I *were* in Reno Friday night one of my best bets would be artist Jounda Strong’s art exhibit Patterns of Love at The Generator, Inc. Also that night, Bohemian Burlesque has a very special showcase at 3rd St. Bar. See the gang give you a sneak peek at their unique performance style, gorgeous costumes, and comedic intrigue. Only $5 at the door. Details here! Saturday at 10 a.m. check out the Downtown Mural and Public Art Tour hosted by Art Spot Reno. While you’re downtown, go to the Biggest Little City Wingfest! Wings are my second favorite thing so I will see you there Saturday, Reno. Find me. Say Hi.

Worst Little Podcast PSA: it’s hot out. Stay hydrated. Piss clear. Beer only sort of counts as hydration and only if it’s like Coors or something. And for the love of God, please don’t drink Coors.

 

Thanks for listening. Stay safe this weekend.

 

 

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