Britt Straw – Ukulele Superstar
Hello and welcome to the Worst Little Podcast!
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!
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 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.
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.