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Gabe Hilton – Slow Explosion – S4 E5

Gabe Hilton – Slow Explosion – S4 E5
Season 04

 
 
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New set coming up!

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Hello, boys and girls! We hope you’ve been behaving yourselves this week (mostly). Up next on the show, we have Gabe Hilton, an up and coming Reno musician and songwriter. Born and bred in this City of Trembling Leaves, Gabe has grown up around the Reno art and music scene. He’s also NOT a tweaker, loser or asshole – go figure! He’s actually an accomplished young performer, having been a driving force behind the recent staging of The Tribute to the Hazards of Love and the lead vocalist in the same.

Gabe Hilton on the Worst Little Podcast in the World

Gabe Hilton, Reno crooner and musician

Hilton is next set to appear this weekend at the Knitting Factory for the first time at the Night of Acoustic Appreciation on Saturday, March 1st. How about that? People spend years, decades even, humping their ass to get a little notice around town, in the hopes of getting onto a big stage; this little shit puts on a show and plays at a couple open mics and get son the bill! Hopefully he’s talented enough to hang with the likes of Myke ReadMason FreyThe Westside DigsEstebo EstesMy Acoustic HeartAdam Springob , Whitebulbs  and Jenera Paxton.

 

Nick Ramirez, talking? into the microphone.

Nick is really lucky I’m not better at photoshop.

Despite no Chewie this week, we have a fun show with Gabe Hilton! We’ve all had pretty exciting weeks – Reverend Rory’s been dating someone; Rick has an upcoming date and Nick is still happy in love (despite evidence to the contrary above or anywhere else). It’s a fun time with a mix of covers and originals by Hilton. Check him out on Saturday at the Knit and an upcoming show on the 6th (details inside!)

Thanks for listening!!!

CRUSH: Tears of Consent

CRUSH: Tears of Consent
Season 02

 
 
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What a way to end a year!

The Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – S2 E 42

Daniel Sion smiling at the camera in a green hoodie on The Worst Little Podcast 2013 01 21

Do you trust this smile?

We’re wrapping things up with some great momentum this year. It took me all year to remember to book the young men of CRUSH on the podcast. Daniel, Jimmy and Aaron stopped by to grace us with an acoustic set of their techno-rock-dubstep-pop. Not only did they and their awesome three-part harmonies kill it, but they came to have fun. We really didn’t have to ask many questions; the boys took the conversation wherever they wanted it. And that was mostly talking about pot. Pot and not getting laid.

Jimmy Dunn of CRUSH in a yellow and black shirt smiling at the camera.

He always seemed like such a nice boy…

From Walden’s to the Knitting Factory to the Alley, CRUSH can pack the house with more teenagers than any other party band in town. Mostly because they themselves are fresh out of HS, and diligently applying themselves to the College of Rock and Roll! All joking aside, with two full-length CDs under their belt, they are serious about being working musicians and have the chops to prove it. Even in an acoustic set, their tight songwriting and performance skills shine through. PLUS they are the favorite local band of Rikku, who recorded them a special message-song that we play at the top of the show.

Aaron Sion of CRUSH in a purple t-shirt flashing a peace sign with his fingers on The Worst Little Podcast 2013 01 21

All about the pieces

Also in studio is everyone’s favorite potty mouth – Jenny PezDeSpencer!!! Yeah, Jenny’s back, bigger than life and killing it.

Comedian Jenny PezDeSpencer trying to swallow a microphone on The Worst Little Podcast 2012 01 21

She’s just not trying hard enough…

Jenny is working hard at hardly working. She has a slew of shows this very weekend. Friday night she is opening up for national comedian Ramsey Moore at The Knitting Factory. Saturday, you can catch her at the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club at Pioneer Underground with  Thai Rivera who you can catch on Comedy Central specials. Sunday, she’ll probably be hungover or at Red Rock comedy night. Or both. Probably both.

Comedian Jenny PezxDeSpencer mimicking eating a bunch of vitamin pills on The Worst Little Podcast 2013 01 21

Pez Dispenser not Pez Consumer!!!!

One final note – we’d like to welcome newest whipping boy, John Frederick, to the cast. He’ll be working under Dogwater Dick for a while. He’ll also be learning about live recording and podcasting and stuff. (See what I did there?) That’s all for now….

New Intern John Frederick sitting on the bed in Rick's bedroom/studio at Dogwater Studios 2013 01 21

Waiting for the post-show ‘meeting’

Thanks for Listening!!

Archives: Felix and the Vault

Archives: Felix and the Vault
Season 02

 
 
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Lies and mendacity!!!!

Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – S2 E25

First, I’m on the defensive. I want to clear something up – I did not call in well! Rick was trying to call in sick and we had a last-minute cancellation, so I rearranged my life. Then Nick calls and says we’re still doing the show. Bitches be trippin! I was fully prepared to do the show this week, SERIOUSLY! Then life happened… and I hung out with my kid and learned a song on the GEEtar – sue me. OK, enough rationalization and onto the show.

Felix says: “Arrrr… You’re number one!”

In addition to the regular weekend recap, we find out that Chewie has a stalker in his neighborhood, cabs will not stop to pick up Felix, Nick is temporarily hooked on Vicodin and Rick sat around the house and polished his… microphone, all alone. Fun and exciting! Shocker alert – Felix got really drunk and blacked out last weekend after a show!! Wow! It’s a fun show, despite being sans Reverend. Chewie busts out some old tracks from the Vault and we get to hear a little music from Reno greats Cranium, M.C. Gob, The Line, and War Maggots.

Chewie gases stoically while Felix tries to light the studio on fire or something…

Lots of great stuff happening around town this week. Thursday night, Melvin Makes Machineguns are headlining the Summer Music Series at the Alley. Friday night we’ve got Boot to the Kool , Merkin, The Kanes, Miracle Drugs, and The Firebombing at The Knit; Antique Scream, The Shames, and Walk of Shame at Lincoln Lounge; and Black Sheep of Kali, Glacier and The Harvest and The Hunt at Shea’s. Saturday you can find CRUSH and Smiley Mikey at Sidelines; and the Blitzkreig Pop dance party with DJ Endif and Hyperkarma at The Biggest Little City Club.

Nick with some love for the LIcker.

Don’t forget to come on out to support your open mics all across the city EVERY night of the week. I of course am going to remind you of the Strega Sunday night Open Mic and THE WORST LITTLE OPEN MIC IN RENO at Jub Jub’s on Monday, brought to you by US here at WLP. THis week’s host is the Madman, Matty Waage… and as always, Nick and Rory and Chewie will all be in attendance for some amount of time.

Anyway, thanks for listening!

Musicians? We Don’ Need No Stinking Musicians!

Musicians? We Don’ Need No Stinking Musicians!

 
 
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Worst Little Podcast – Episode 030 <—-DOWNLOAD LINK!

Layla and Cody at the Dogwater Studios

Sweetness, sweetness I was only joking when I said I'd like to smash every tooth in your head

Preparation is futile; prepare to be entertained.

We try to book you QUALITY performers in this studio every week. It’s like a job an’ shit to us. This week, however, we had a problem getting the band, Seasons of Insanity in here. I’m going to blame it on Charter, since one of them had to be at work late. Seasons of Insanity will join us on another episode later this fall – keep listening.

Instead, we have some of our favorite people riding the mic with us this week. Layla James joins us again and is utterly crushed that her score on the Worst Little Quiz in the World was destroyed by Andy 86 last week. She’s going to have to go out and have LOTS of random sex to climb back up there, so, gentlemen, check out that website for all your stalking related information to see if Layla’s the woman of your dreams! (…if I didn’t have a wife, I tell ya…)

Chewie is still sticking around, but Nick is off in the playa being a dirty hippee for another week or so. The Codiak, Dakota Joe also joins us in the studio. It’s always a problem when Codiak and Chewie are in the studeio. They’re funny, but they’re also quiet on the radio. Maybe more beer would help – no. No. We’ve already established that that is a bad idea.

Josh Martin and Rory Dowd

Goofus and Gallant

Rory brings two contributions to the show – a disturbing news story and a more personal story about Rick and Rory ‘back-in-the-day’. Very family friendly – if your family is a bunch of tweakers. Also, we feature the recorded music of Pinky Polanski, The Shames, and Dogwater Dick himself! The Shames are going to start recording with Rick next monday, so no show. On the plus side, it means that we are just that much closer to having what is arguaby Reno’s best punk band actually in the studio with us.

So, on that note – there is no show next week. It’s Labor Day. I’m gettin’ me some barbecue.

See you in two weeks… and thanks for listening!