S13E30 Donkey Jaw, the Reverend and Renoites

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S13E30 Donkey Jaw, the Reverend and Renoites
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This week we were joined by our podfather himself, Thee Reverend Rory Dowd, as well as Connor McQuivey , host of popular local podcast Renoites! Our musical guests are the kickass, pop punks Donkey Jaw.

Sean and Zack of the band Donkey Jaw seated and smiling.
Sean and Zack of Donkey Jaw

 Newish members, Jared on bass and Sean on guitar, were an absolute pleasure to get to know. Find out how they hooked up with two of our favorite musicians in town, 

Zack on guitar and lead vocals and the mighty Kodeus on drums.

Kodeus and Jared, the rhythm section of Donkey Jaw seated on couch, giving the thumbs up.
Kodeus and Jared, the rhythm section of Donkey Jaw

We’ve had them on since the old Dogwater One days, twelve years ago, when they were The Let Downs. They were great then and are absolute rippers now. 

We find out the biblical origins of their name, hear a bunch of live tunes, and laugh a lot. 

Connor of Renoites podcast smiling
Connor of Renoites podcast

Connor was good company as well, telling us all about his journey and mission in podcasting. He too is archiving the unique and interesting stories of, well, as he aptly titled his show, RENOites.  Shout out to the Sparks Railroad Museum Podcast! Whoop whoop!

WLP host Rory giving the thumbs up and smiling.
Reverend Rory returns!

It is very rare these days, but always special to have the OG WLP cast all together. Thank you for making it happen this week Rev. Rory. Namaste.

Life is short and we love you.

Thanks for listening!

S13E29 ÜLTRA: All About That Bass

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This week is a banger episode with hardcore punk rockers ÜLTRA. Jacob McCoy on bass and vocals, and Taylor Sommer on drums and backup vocals. 

Their sound is like thrashy, heavy skate punk with a vocal style reminiscent of Al Jorgensen. With themes ranging from suffering to bird watching. 

sophia and the duo Ultra hanging out
Sophia and Ultra pre-show

They’re aggressive, trippy, a little dark and totally alive with energy. 

Just a couple years old, they’re keeping busy and are looking forward to a bunch of upcoming shows including STRESS FEST, a new hardcore music festival created by Jacob.

Jacob from Ultra on bass guitar and singing
Jacob Mcoy

Also joining us is our resident movie reviewer and co host in training Sophia Shortz! She enlightens us with her take on the Barbenheimer phenomenon, both films she hasn’t seen of course…

Taylor of Ultra on drums pointing stick and staring hard
Taylor Sommer

And, from Chewies vault, we get a song by Reno ska legends, The Mudsharks, from a never opened cassette tape of 1994’s Cracking Porcelain. 

host Chewie holding up a mudsharks cassette tape smiling
Chewie’s pick for his “from the vault” segment

Lots of tunes this week and even a quick round of the worst little quiz! 

Life is short and we love you.

Thanks for listening. 

S13E28 Glass Tung-Cunning Linguists

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Alex Ross “MorAl” and Johnny “Junes” Wilson are the two emcees behind one of Reno’s premier hip hop acts, Glass Tung.

We were stoked to meet this dynamic duo at the Dogwater Studios for an outstanding display of skills, drive,and friendship. 

Chewy, our resident expert in hip hop, made sure to come in for this one and hits it off with the group instantly. Glass Tung show a kind of maturity and intelligence to their rap, delivered with grace and certainty. Their voices complement each other, and they have chemistry that flows.

MorAl

It was a great talk with two of the nicest dudes a podcast could hope for. Jam packed with stories, songs and of course the worst little quiz for our brand new homies. They are fresh off an opening slot with the Souls of Mischief and gearing up for a show with the Living Legends. They’re killing it.

Junes

Connect with them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. You can find their music on all the usual platforms. Put some Glass Tung in your ears.

Keep Reno hip hop alive.

Chewy, Dick and Glass Tung

Life is short and we love you!

Thanks for listening!

S13E27- Los Pistoleros-Tres Hombres

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#520 Season 13 Episode 27

Our longtime amigos and Reno’s undisputed kings of psychobilly punk rock, Los Pistoleros, stopped by the Dogwater Studios to share the good news that they’re back as a power trio and they are en fuego!

Lee Normus

Fresh off an opening slot for punk legends FEAR, the Pistoleros share the good times and bad, new material and classics. 

Andy Hernandez on standup bass, Chris Chamberlain on guitar and lead vocals and Lee Normus holding down the beat, are a fun, high energy, rock and roll machine.

Andy Hernendez

 Despite each member almost dying, members moving on, the pandemic and other struggles, the band is turning14 years old, with zero signs of ever breaking up. The prolific Reno rockers have been hitting the road all over the region and are gearing up for a national tour. Look out for them all over California and Nevada in the meantime.

Chris Chamberlain

 You can also catch a secret appearance in October, press play if you want in on that. Chris has never been on before so of course we give him the quiz. We were impressed by his performance. You will be too! Look for their music on all the platforms, they are everywhere. Viva Los Pistoleros!

Thanks for listening!

SUCKA PUNCH: Tales from the Punchbowl

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Sans frontman Mike and newest member, guitarist Andy, we sat down with drummer Pierre, Bun on bass, and saxophone player Shannon from Reno Ska punk band ,the legendary Sucka Punch!

We go through the origins, timeline and many members of the longest running hardcore ska band in Reno.

It’s a hilarious and fascinating story of a band in constant flux, spanning decades.

Pierre

From the mid Nineties to the very active present, we really enjoyed the ride. We hear tracks from their greatest hits and we give Bun and Shannon the virgin podcast treatment with a thrilling round of the worst little quiz.

You can catch Sucka Punch September 16 @VSB

September 30 @Shoe Tree Brewery in Carson City and

October 6 at Noble Pie. They’re on the socials so connect with them there for further information and their catalog of music is everywhere you get music.

Bun

Shannon

We would be remiss to not mention the passing of Reno music and arts legend, Oliver X. We were blessed to have known and worked with him on several occasions throughout the years. His love and energy he gave to all things Reno, his warmth and smile will surely be missed. X Fest: a celebration of Oliver X will be held at the downtown Reno plaza, by the BELIEVE sculpture Sunday August 20 2023 ,1-8pm, FREE, all ages.

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

Saint Oliver by Stefani Leota

Two Man Lemmon Band – Lemmon Party

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This week we welcome the ever-evolving Two Man Lemmon Band!
Spencer Eldridge started out solo with his guitar and some songs under the banner Just In Beaver. That was followed by being joined on bass by Grimedog’s Lucas Grimes. Then after a name change to the current, Two Man Lemmon Band are now joined by Bobby Enzenberger (OG bassist for Pussy Velour) on cello, filling out their fun brand of folk punk.

Close up of man in ballcap playing acoustic guitar and singing into microphone
Spencer Eldgridge


With funny parody songs ranging from crapping your britches at the Meadowood Mall to a rap number to songs of empathy and unity, Two Man Lemmon Band are great tight musicians with a fun-loving energy that’s contagious. We of course initiate Bobby with a round of the worst little quiz.

Man staring intently while playing bass
Lucas Grimes

Look them up on the book of faces or hipstergram for information on their next shows including a festival in Doyle, California with Filependejo and many others. You can also catch them at the Marianarchy fest in October. Spencer, Lucas and Bobby, we salute you!

Mustachioed man in hat and glasses, playing a cello
Bobby Enzenberger

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

Charlie Marks – Old Timey Folker

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This week’s guest hails from the woods halfway to Susanville, slinging guitar and banjo ditties from the early nineteenth century – our new bestie, Charlie Marks!
Down to earth, with a fascination for the finger picking styles from a time just before Appalachian bluegrass, when folks played traditional porch music, Charlie intends to keep this art form alive by performing and celebrating it on his upcoming northwest and national tour.

fair long hair and bearded man playing banjo, full profile, singing into microphone
Charlie Marks

This being his first time on the show we play a fun round of the Worst Little Quiz,. Plus, Ian is back with his picks of upcoming hot shows.

You can find Charlie Marks on instagram with tour info and upcoming dates in Reno.

Thanks for listening!

Dylano: Skills To Pay The Bills

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This weeks guest is a rising talent in the Reno hip hop scene. Sometimes with his new group The Ones To Love and sometimes solo as Dylano. Either way, this hard working, hard playing MC comes with the goods.

Creating his own beats and music and spitting rhymes live in the Dogwater Studios.
Having started a little late, we cut out all the fat in this episode. We get to know Dylano from a rough upbringing in Truckee to discovering a love for the genre and process to taking his shot, getting his demos to Charlie Tuna from Jurassic 5 and developing a working relationship. It’s a great story with hope, heart and promise. You can catch Dylano this Thursday and every last Thursday of the month at Deadringer Analog Bar on Fourth Street . Keep Reno hip hop alive! Life is short and we love you!
Thanks for listening.

Keller – Antisocial Wizards

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We’re back worst little listeners!

All apologies to The Electric who will be rescheduled due to an illness last week on our part. Everyone is feeling better, besides the heat stroke. We have a fresh new episode with a fresh new band; KELLER – featuring friend of the show, fellow podcaster (MixTapes) and guitar wizard, Eric Stangeland as well as lead singer, band namesake, and our new bff, Katie Keller. They share a couple tunes off their new album Antisocial Butterfly.

We talk about the magic in the process of creating an album. Katie used to watch Eric play in bands like Convicted Innocence and now she fronts a band with their former members. “Full circle,” is how she put it. They also treat us to a live in house performance: great stuff reminiscent of Alice In Chains, one of Stangeland’s favorite groups. Katie’s voice is strong, smooth, and a little defiant. She’s a woman letting it all out, lyrically, and in tone. Don’t fuck with her: she’s been through some shit. We really enjoyed having them on.

We also feature our other bff and special guest host, Sophia Shortz! She gives us a recap of the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market and reviews two movies she hasn’t seen: the Flash, and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

We had a blast. Thanks for listening!

The Sonic Dead – Feroxcious! – S13 E21

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This week we catch up with our dear friend and Nick’s Glitter Bats bandmate, Freddie Ferox (pronounced Fair-Ox, not fur-oh: Latin not French. Got it.) ‘Prolific’ doesn’t seem word enough for Freddie’s musical output. Perhaps ‘relentless’ would be a better one. Freddie has been a driving force behind Murderock, Candy Apple and the Razor Blades, the aforementioned Glitter Bats, and his one-man goth/industrial/disco/funk (with some horror rap music) featured today: The Sonic Dead!

Freddy Ferox

Think Revolting Cocks meets Thrill Kill Kult – it’s freaking brilliant. Like all of his projects, Freddie’s songs are catchy, hooky, and memorable; well thought-out: musically, sonically and lyrically. We had an amazing time finding out more about one of the best front-men, singers, and mad scientists Reno has to offer. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. You can catch Freddie fronting Glitter Bats at Alturas on July 29th with Pussy Velour and Eddie and the Subtitles! Until then crank it up and shake your ass to the Sonic Dead! (Now available on Bandcamp! And the other spots you get music.)

rick and pongo

Thanks for listening!