Should I even bother complaining about the heat and smoke in this blog post? Other than marking a contextual moment in history on our erstwhile blog post… probably not. We’ve all heard it; thoughts and prayers, everyone. (Especially for The Rev and Raggmopp, who live with a VERY pregnant lady this summer.) Anyway: Onto the show summary!
Our musical guest this week, bluesman and folk…smith Douglas Sandall, makes his debut appearance on the podcast. A veteran of the Reno music underbelly (and Reno in general), Douglas has still, seemingly not lost his hope for peace in the world and belief in other humans, if you can believe that. In addition to his own songwriting skillz and talents, Douglas is also the bassist for Jake Amor and the Hot Dogs!
Returning to the fold is good friend, Diana Ekins! You may remember her from the premier Reno acapella act, Hella Acapella. Today though, she joins us as a professional – a local attorney, specializing in intellectual property rights over at Going Live Legal, PLLC. We catch up with Diana and learn about her journey into lawyering and working with performing artists on a while new level.
Sometimes, even jaded assholes get surprised, like this week, on the show. I am so delighted to introduce to our listening audience The Will Shamberger Band of Fallon, NV (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I was mostly surprised because I was expecting a solo, not a new bunch of contenders.
Will Shamberger, Jesse Morrow, Charlie Gomes and Stone Seuss are the lions to the Voltron that is a tight rock quartet, blasting out a little funk and psychedelic vibes. They have a big sound and big personalities – it is quite the memorable quiz this week. (spoiler: Charlie cheats since he’s taken it before.)
They’ve got some shows coming up in the next couple weeks – August 12th at Holland Project, and, booked right here on this show , August 13th at Alturas with WLP’s own One Ton Dually and Quitter, from Carson City.
You can connect with them, just about everywhere music is published and consumed, even Bandcamp.
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Summertime is a good time for some music making and hip shaking. Unfortunately, we have Wabuska Yachting Club on with us instead. All kidding aside, it was a true pleasure to get to finally invite them in for a live show – Steve and Cassie Funk, Doyle Wayne Stewart, Nick McCabe and Dave Cherry set the podcast on its ear with their stories, songs and story-songs.
The WYC is a groovy folk funk band with a fluid membership. They joined us for one of last year’s virtual Marianachies with a great video that we talk about on the show. Who likes peppy songs about dark things? It seemed to be a theme on our show, but what can you expect form a crew of rock and roll revenants? You can also expect tales of the old, wild side of Washoe County, Reno and Nevada. Peeling back the curtain, we also get to hear the tale of how the Yachting Club was formed in the fine coastal town of Wabuska, NV.
Well folks, it’s time to hit the road – hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed making it. The WBC are fine, fine humans, musicians and friends – of each other and the show – and their joy is infectious. Live music is so great!
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You like DnB? Hell, yeah – Drums and Brass… Wait, wut? That’s right, kids, something new and different this week – more misfit jazz and fine music creations straight outta Nightingale Hall. The Blevinses join us to talk about their ‘bones and being ‘boners.
Most of this week’s blog post is a return of an old segment on the show: “Notes form Nick:
…Three school teachers and the newest member Kim. Funny folks… Got their name from a
Cormac McCarthy character. Trombone players all know each other… They play Madonna”,
Radiohead and other modern artists… So, yeah: They’re UNR Grads… They’re available for
parties and bar mitzvas…
I can’t think of a better review that we’ve ever done.
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What can I say about Jen Scaffidi that hasn’t already been said in hushed tones whenever she’s not around? I could say that she is an accomplished singer/songwriter, as a solo act or in one of many bands. I could say she is as comfortable playing indie/pop as she is generating noise-core. And I could also say she is truly one of the most supportive people I’ve ever known in my life. But that would be a bit much and sound like ass-kissing, so I won’t say any of those things.
It really was a lit of chaotic fun to have Jen in the studio with us again. SHE was particularly excited to know that we were breaking in our newest intern on this episode. That’s right – RaggMopp is out of school and able to stay out late enough to get to
be our slave work for a great education in podcast production. (For free.) She doesn’t get to say much – but know that she is there getting us pens and coffee at a moment’s notice.
Scaffidi will be making some noise up at Canvas Cafe, with a solo set at 1pm on Friday 06/25. Check out the Worst Little Grid below or on Instagram (or even on Twitter) for more shows in the coming week. Don’t see your show? Let us know on any social media or send the info to at our Grid email!
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Hello everyone. It is June and we are already in the middle of some nightmarish heatwave! But that isn’t important; what’s important is this week’s wonderful guest: Pierre Marche, here with us with his third EP and his muse/sort-of producer, Loren! Pierre’s music is currently streaming on all platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, BandCamp, etc.), so if you like what you hear, be sure to check him out on there! .
Throughout the wonderfully terrible pandemic, unlike a lot of people who just sat around complaining about lockdown, Pierre and Loren traveled a bunch, and even went to Mexico; Pierre was also very musically active during COVID, and he worked on a lot of great things (some of which you’ll get to hear about if you listen to the episode).
Anything else you wanna know, you’re just gonna have to listen to the show. Not that you don’t already plan on it, this stuff isn’t even that interesting to read anyways, but in case you were indecisive, listen to the show, hear some great music and the normal…chaos of everyone! – RaggMopp
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AND. WE. ARE. BACK. Live and performing before a live studio audience for the very first time, we are happy to introduce Greg Gilmore and the Fever Dreams.
Admittedly, this is not their first appearance on the show; you might remember them in their (very recent) incarnation as Silver. Everyone, except Jorge – he’s new. He takes the Quiz.
This new configuration was significantly impacted by the COVID shutdowns of last year, quite early on. Listen to the show to find out the details, but I’ll go so far as to tell you, synchronicity is a strange thing.
Their first release will be a single off of the full-length album that they will be releasing at an unspecified time in the near future. I forgot to take notes and am writing this before the recording is finalized, so, again: you’ll just have to listen to the show to find out. As if you are reading this and not listening. No one is coming here for the writing.
There’s a lot of great events coming up this week – please check them out at the Worst Little Grid in this post or on our Instagram/Twitter/Facebook pages. And let us know if you got something to share at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re interested in supporting us, please check out the Patreon page and sign up to get weekly bonus content.
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Call someone you love.
Blowing in like a bat out of somewhere more comfortable and dry (and with snacks) is Oregon’s own dad-punk trio, Six Sundays. Fans of the show may remember Six Sundays relatively recent performances at the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market or bassist/crooner Foo Fleming from RWHAP (…he’s the one who always wore the fez…. yes, you haven’t seen him in a while… because he moved to Oregon, yes…).
Like many creatives trapped to their own devices during the past year, Six Sundays has been hammering out a new album’s worth of songs. We will share some of those with you tonight in an attempt to tickle your inner ear. Really, though – a lot of good stuff here, shifting between sounds and styles of punk – old school, East Coast, West Coast, popppy. Even more impressive when you realize that they all lived through these eras and aren’t confined to bedrest in their infirmity. They have definitely spent their time productively.
It was a lot of fun to hear about how things are going in another state with some of the extended family – it’s a different world, wherever you go. We are happy to have Six Sundays on as our last pandemic show – truly a blast to hang out with them and can’t wait until they come back (I think Kim booked them for the next RPRFM during the episode, if I’m not mistaken). Damn! Lots of fun.
We here at the podcast are also saddened to hear today of the passing of one of our good friends, former intern and guest of the show, Nicole Hutcheson Gaugh. Please keep her family in your hearts. I have no other words.
Life is truly short and we love you.
Whilst laying down new tracks at ye olde Dogwater Studios, local stake punk and rocker, Glynn Osburn, stopped by the Zoom Room to talk about what’s happening in his corner of the world. His band, Post Humous, is wrapping up recording a new full-length album and are excited to hit the circuit this summer and start playing some shows.
Osburn plays guitar and sings lead vocals for the group; he is joined by Fernando Rivera on bass and Travis Howard on the drums. They have been together in this lineup for about two years – they kept up with the songwriting and rehearsals all through 2020 in order to get ready for this album. If you’ve caught them before, think of that as a soft opening. According to Osburn, they were just getting up to strength and full speed.
To bring things to a serious note: We mark the passing of a friend today. We ask that you take a moment to spare a thought for Josh Dealy. Josh was well known in the Reno music scene as a superfan. You could always find him at a music event dancing – by himself or in the middle of a group It didn’t matter; Josh loved music and dancing. He loved all of us so very much and was looking forward to going out to shows in the new era. His absence is felt deeply by all of us at the podcast. So remember to tell the people you care about how you feel – you never know what tomorrow can bring.
Life is Short; we love you.
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Welcome back to our favorite one-man band: Felipendejo! Nothing will keep this man down, not snow in May, not Jon Cena, and certainly not COVID-19. You of course remember him from previous episodes as well as opening for epic acts like Mac Sabbath, Metalachi and Clownvis.
Throughout the pandemic, Kevin worked in a weed store and churned out videos on the Felipendejo IG page and the YouTubery – talk about time well spent! As usual, the conversation ranges far and wide, guided by Rick, Nick and Ian this week. Kim and Rory are really bummed they could not be there to talk with Kevin about his year and new music. Chewie is bummed, as always, that he has to make more money than the rest of us at his real job (but should be rejoining us for a live show soon!)
That’s right! Beginning in June, we are returning to our live format with weekly performances. Just a few more weeks!
And if you can’t wait for live music and entertainment – check out the Worst Little Grid below!
PS – don’t forget to check out Eric Stangeland’s “Wake Up” – available as of today, 05/21/21! Support Local Music!
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