S13E39 Thanks For Listening To Chewie’s Mix Tape (NSFW)

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S13E39 Thanks For Listening To Chewie’s Mix Tape (NSFW)
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Kadillac Kim, Anna Mouse, Amy Lee, Nick, Chewie and Dogwater Dick all got together for a very special WLP Thanksgiving episode with music curated by Chewie! (Also known as Josh Martin.)

(l-r) Josh “Chewie” Martin, Kadillac Kim, Amy “Lee” Scaffidi, Nick Ramirez, Anna “Mouse” Hammond, Dogwater Dick and Pongo, Ian Laughlin

Our dear friend and co host has created a fun, totally not safe for work mixtape from his collection of music by touring bands that he discovered while employed as a doorman in the late nineties and early two thousands. We get highly entertaining tracks from The Elvi, The Gluey Brothers, Brian Kenney Fresno, Wesley Willis, and Grand Buffet. 

Although we missed Rev Rory, we are all looking forward to seeing him for his 50th birthday Roast! Dec. 8 at Alturas.

We had a feast, a lot of laughs, some tears and a whole lotta love this week.  We’re all very thankful for our families, each other, our wonderful guests and for you dear listeners. 

Our hearts and thoughts are with Josh and his family, as he shares the passing of his mother. We love you Chewie. 

From all of us here on WLP, 

we hope you have a warm and loving holiday with family and friends. We definitely did. Be good to each other and support to local music! 

repost#530 S13E38 ToneMark Sounds: Empire Records 

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Greetings dear listeners! What do Eric Stangeland, Thee Saturday Knights, Heterophobia, ASCA, Vague Choir, Rhiannon Box, and Kanawha all have in common? They’re all badass bands and musicians from Reno, they’re all on ToneMark Sounds record label, and they’re all our musical guests this week, courtesy of Mark Earnest and Tony Ashworth, owners of the aforementioned ToneMark Sounds. Mark, renown music journalist and prolific musician, currently fronts for the bands Manchild and Kanawha, the doom/desert rock band that also features Tony on electric guitar. Tony is a chef, an author, podcaster (rad horror stories! The Den Tapes), video and film, audio engineering and more. True Reno Renaissance men.

Tony Ashworth

We love these pillars of the Reno music scene. Always creating, promoting, encouraging and nurturing. 

Mark Earnest

Join us as we sort through their many talents, the birth of ToneMark and the natural progression of things as a new but already stacked label. The bands all have their own unique styles and sounds, carefully curated from Mark and Tony’s favorite local acts. With all the talent we hear and the acts that are on the roster, we were blown away with how very cool this all is. For Mark and Tony, yes, but for the bands too. All very impressive label mates who should be proud of their recordings. 

They’re having a showcase at Cypress on December 8th with heavy hitters Hired Fun, Heterophobia, Thee Saturday Knights and Kanawha. 

We had a blast this week and really loved all the different tracks we heard. We hope you do too. 

Thanks for listening! 

We had a tech issue so this episode will be reposted.

#530 S13E38 ToneMark Sounds: Empire Records

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Greetings dear listeners! What do Eric Stangeland, Thee Saturday Knights, Heterophobia, ASCA, Vague Choir, Rhiannon Box, and Kanawha all have in common? They’re all badass bands and musicians from Reno, they’re all on ToneMark Sounds record label, and they’re all our musical guests this week, courtesy of Mark Earnest and Tony Ashworth, owners of the aforementioned ToneMark Sounds. Mark, renown music journalist and prolific musician, currently fronts for the bands Manchild and Kanawha, the doom/desert rock band that also features Tony on electric guitar. Tony is a chef, an author, podcaster (rad horror stories! The Den Tapes), video and film, audio engineering and more. True Reno Renaissance men.

Tony Ashworth

We love these pillars of the Reno music scene. Always creating, promoting, encouraging and nurturing. 

Mark Earnest

Join us as we sort through their many talents, the birth of ToneMark and the natural progression of things as a new but already stacked label. The bands all have their own unique styles and sounds, carefully curated from Mark and Tony’s favorite local acts. With all the talent we hear and the acts that are on the roster, we were blown away with how very cool this all is. For Mark and Tony, yes, but for the bands too. All very impressive label mates who should be proud of their recordings. 

They’re having a showcase at Cypress on December 8th with heavy hitters Hired Fun, Heterophobia, Thee Saturday Knights and Kanawha. 

We had a blast this week and really loved all the different tracks we heard. We hope you do too. 

Thanks for listening! 

S13E37 Blunderbusst: Magic Busst!

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Join us this week as we journey into the mind and heart of the magic making duo known as Blunderbusst (and sometimes noise vessel Wizard Colors).

Songwriter Jen Scaffidi sings vocals and plays guitar, holding down rhythm and melodies joined by the soundscapes and otherworldly guitar vibes of Carson Cessna. 

Blunderbusst is a unique band of many configurations. Always producing dreamy, intricate pieces with intriguing lyrics, interesting guitar work and Jens beautiful voice. Sweet with a childlike innocence, very playful and sometimes sultrier. Though we did miss drummer Carolyn Gates beats, on hiatus while she’s off doing rad things, Blunderbusst is still as powerful and fun to listen to. We just love the heck out of them. 

Jen Scaffidi
Carson Cessna

We also celebrate the graduation of our faithful intern “Lee”, Jen’s sister, and half of the tribute band Tenacious Double D, Amy Scaffidi! 

Associate Producer Amy “Lee” Scaffidi and her proud sister Jen

We’re stoked and proud to have her join the WLP cast as an official associate producer and cohost of the show. 

This weekend our very own Kadillac Kim and her cohorts with the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market are throwing their annual holiday event, Fleas the Season, at the Neil Road Rec Center. Get some holiday shopping done and rock out with a bunch of great bands. All ages. Definitely one of the best events of the year. Don’t miss out!

You can find Blunderbusst on all the usual platforms, and at blunderbusst.com.

Life is short, rock out more often. Thanks for listening.

S13E36 Rigorous Proof: Boys To Men

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S13E36 Rigorous Proof: Boys To Men
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Johnny Bailey on guitar and lead vox, Adam Landis (also from Greg Gilmore and the Fever Dreams) on keys and vox, Jake Cactus (also from the punk band Heterophobia) keeping the beat, and Bailey’s musical life mate Jesse Gaddis on bass.

Rigorous Proof

From middle school roots to becoming the Madorians when we first met them, to over a decade as Rigorous Proof, these psychedelic garage rockers tear it up with experience, precision and passion. Not to mention they’re all cool.

Cactus
Jesse Gaddis

Their songs have grown and matured from a rougher aggressive pop style to a soaring broad cinematic sound. Great songs with hooks, intellect, and harmony. They’d be great with old sixties acts like the Zombies, or with modern acts like the Black Keys or Muse, Johnnys favorite band. The proof is in their sonic ear pudding.

Adam Landis

We ate it up. Besides their history, we talked about their future, including a new full album and subsequent tour. 

Rock and roll is alive and well in Reno. We got the proof! Catch them at the Cypress music hall this Friday with Red Leather, sure to be a good trip. 

Johnny Bailey

We’re grateful for our longtime friends hanging out with us on the show this week and we appreciate you listening. Thanks buddies! Life is short and we love you!

S13E35 All Hallow’s Eve Spooktacular with Glitter Bats!

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S13E35 All Hallow's Eve Spooktacular with Glitter Bats!
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This week on the Worst Little Podcast, one of the inmates, err, former interns is hosting the show! Join Ian as he brings us the latest and greatest from gothic horror rockers Glitter Bats! Their haunted tones are the perfect vibe for your Halloween bash! 

Ian takes over hosting
Freddie Ferox

Freddie Ferox’s powerful voice and dark lyrics paint a frighteningly beautiful portrait of the macabre, howling in defiance of a sick society. Franky Ferox slays Guitar, Jon Cornell plays keytar, Keith Jewett rocking bass, young Jerred Elder also ripping guitar, and our own WLP resident host Nick Ramirez hitting the drums. Put simply: They rock hard, spooky style.

Franky Ferox and Jon Cornell
Jerred Elder and Keith Jewett
Nick on drums

And Halloween hallelujah! Kadillac Kim is back for the first time in a long time and gives us all the festive details on Flea’s the Season, Reno Punk Rock Flea Market’s holiday edition with WLP’s own Reverend Rory hosting. It’s also where you can catch Glitter Bats for their anniversary/last show of the year! So come on out to the Neil Road Rec Center, Nov. 11 & 12, and have a jolly good time! rprfm.org for lineup and other info.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, there’s Rocky Horror Picture Show in Fallon, (WLP’s Dogwater Dick will be there!) Also, Nikki Knuckles farewell bash at Paddy and Irene’s in Sparks, or head on out to The Deadly Gallows EP release at West Street Market this Saturday, October 28th! (All ages, Door: 8pm, Show: 9pm, $15 at the door, $10 if you show up in costume)

Have a great Halloween and Nevada Day y’all.

Life is short and we love you!

S13E34 Deadly Gallows: Pirates of the High Desert

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S13E34 Deadly Gallows: Pirates of the High Desert
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A vast ye matey! This week we have Reno pirate punk rock royalty, The Deadly Gallows! With John Underwood on banjo and trumpet, Hector Acevedo on guitar, Jason Ricketts on accordion, Jason Gingerballs on drums, Skylar Powers on bass, Alan Lyons on violin and mandolin, and Alex, the reluctant sax player. 

John Underwood
Alan Lyons
Jason Ricketts

Our guest host, the lovely Sophia Shortz, joins us again and Lee the intern learns what a nightmare scenario recording a shipload of pirates can be. Luckily master engineer Dogwater Dick sussed out computer difficulties, instrument pick up problems and comforting Pongo the dog, who like Sophia is not a fan of the saxophone. 

Guest Host Sophia Shortz
Alex, the reluctant sax man

We had a tricky but rewarding time getting this one out for you scallywags! The Gallows have been around for like fifteen years and despite the ups and downs of life & death on the sonic high seas of music, they’re determined to keep venturing on and just get better and better. The Deadly Gallows are releasing a new 5 song EP and their mortal enemies GRIMEDOG and Beach Master are planning on showing up early and stealing the show.

Jason “Gingerballs”
Hector Acevedo
Skylar Powers

It’s basically Halloween, so everyone is encouraged to show up as the beach master, a grimedog or a pirate. West Street Market,148 West St, All ages, Doors at 8pm, music at 9pm, $15 at the door but $10 if dressed up. Admission includes a copy of The Deadly Gallows’s new EP “Skull Duggery” with entry.

So climb aboard and set sail with us and one of the funnest band of scoundrels out there. 

Life is short! Be a pirate! Arrrrrrggghhhh!

S13E33 The Grimtones: Skin & Bones and Cover Songs 

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S13E33 The Grimtones: Skin & Bones and Cover Songs 
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Sans keyboard player Michael Tegio, this week’s guest and lifelong friends,The Grimtones, brought a bunch of rad cover songs and a slew of funny to the Dogwater studios. They perform a couple live acoustic style and play us some new, full band recordings.

Nick, Chewie, Iggy, Carter, Larry and Michelle

We go through a bit of Grimtones history, dating back to their high school days, Michelle and Carter’s Scarlet Presence, meeting our host Ian and their bassist Ian, henceforth referred to as Iggy. 

IggyIan Mitchell

They also have a guest member this week, solo performer and Roxxy Collie bassist, “Magic” Larry Cooper. 

“Magic” Larry Cooper

Roxxy Collie will be right before headliner The Grimtones on Friday, at this weekends days 3&4 of our annual  benefit, Marianarchy XIX! 

Larry returns Saturday for an early evening solo set, all benefiting our dear friend and Iggy’s fiancé, Lacie Rose Pich who has been dealing with congestive heart failure. 

Carter “Daddy” Stellon


We hope you can make it out to Marianarchy XIX: days 3&4, at 40 Mile Saloon, this weekend, October 13 & 14. Door time 5pm. 

A huge thank you to all the bands, audience and staff at last weekends Marianarchy at Alturas. ‘Twas a wonderful time full of music, love and laughs. 

Same goes for this episode. Thank you, dear listeners. Life is short and we love you.

Michelle Belle

S13E32 “Handsome” Steven Hanson II!

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S13E32 “Handsome” Steven Hanson II!
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Our scheduled guest Blunderbusst came down with the flu and we were bummed, but Jen Scaffidi, sister of our intern Lee, had a plan. Jen suggested we have her friend on, Carson City singer songwriter, referred to by Jen as “Handsome” Steven Hanson II.

Crisis averted! 

Of course, like other friends of the show, Sophia Shortz, Mark Earnest or Spike McGuire etc., when Jen Scaffidi suggests it, we listen. No questions asked.

Steven Hanson pictured in black and white, seated, singing and playing acoustic guitar.
Steven Hanson II

Steven was a great guest, so easy to talk to that we get very tangential but in a fun way. We talk Covid, stage fright, compliments, hard drugs, coffee, music and modern beer drinking, among other topics.

Steven played a beautiful worst little quiz too! Not to mention his lovely performance of his songs, influenced by folks like Mark Knopfler, John Mayer and Paul Simon. 

We really did talk out of our ass this week and the time just whizzed by. 

Our annual music fest and benefit, Marianarchy XIX, starts this weekend at Alturas’ Cellar Stage on 4th street. This year’s recipient is our dear friend and chosen family, Lacie Rose Pich, who is battling congestive heart failure.

Nick and Rory will be hosting and hope to see you there.

Thanks, Jen, for connecting us with our new bud Steven. 

Life is short and we love you. Thanks for listening!

S13E31 Where Would You Haunt?: Doc Gruesome and Dark Corner Haunted House

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S13E31 Where Would You Haunt?: Doc Gruesome and Dark Corner Haunted House
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This week we’re joined by Holly Spahr and Jack Karczewski from Dark Corner Haunt and our musical guest is dark hip hop artist Doc Gruesome! 

Holly and Jack tell us all about their over the top, two level haunted house that starts this weekend and runs through October 31st at the National Bowling Stadium in downtown Reno. Take the little ones to Adeline farms pumpkin patch, but for the bigs, the Dark Corner Haunt is the ticket. High quality Halloween entertainment is what they offer. Darkcornerhaunt.com for details.

Holly of Dark Corners Haunt in operatic pose
Holly from Dark Corner Haunt
Jack from Dark Corner Haunt in a heavy metal pose
Jack from Dark Corner Haunt

Our musical guest is a horror/dark rapper, mixing up genres like metal and goth with hip hop, sampling bands like the Deftones, creating sounds reminiscent of Sisters of Mercy, with a horror aesthetic ala Slipknot, keeping the songs fresh and original. It’s Doc Gruesome!

Doc is hard working with a vision and drive. He is headlining a big show Sunday, October 15 with Warlord Colossus LIVE! at CYPRESS in the heart of MIDTOWN Reno Nevada. (ALL AGES)

We had a blast getting pumped up and ready for a month of spookiness and horror. Our favorite time of the year for sure. You can find Doc Gruesome all over the usual platforms on the internet including Bandcamp. 

MC Doc Gruesome in bloody horror mask with zipper mouth, posing with microphone.
Doc Gruesome

A great three-way battle for the prize and bragging rights, was fought during the worst little quiz and Chewie is concerned about the pet population in the north valleys. 

Life is short and we love you.

Thanks for listening.