Go team Glitter!
The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E44 <- Download Link
Here we are at the last episode of Season 4. Wow. That’s a statement I never though I’d make. For this momentous occasion, we are joined by TWO wonderful guests for one great episode. We have PJ Ruprecht and Emily Reese with us to round out the season. PJ Ruprecht is new to Reno, but a fantastic talent to have on board, having stunned Reno open mic nights for the last few months. Not hard with his background, as you’ll see.
On the other hand, we also have Emily Reese, a public speaker, writer and teacher at Rainshadow Academy. Also a mother of three and two-time cancer champion, Em brings her own amazing stories to the table on the show this week. There are lots of surprising things about this long-time friend of many of us on the show.
In other news, Intern “Good Girl” gets to user her real name of Jamie; Honky is not quite there yet; Nick has a bunch of shows; Rev. Rory will have Girl Scout cookies soon; Chewie is somewhere else; Rick is going to be recording; and Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.
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Piss off, wankers!
The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E43 – Download Link
Sometimes, even doing something for the love gets frustrating and turns into a grind. Then punk rock happens and everything feels better. End of the Line comes into the studio and kicks a little insensible sense back into our heads this week. End of the Line, a Reno punk rock band, is Milton Bradshaw, Bre Fretz and Rich Davies. They’re yell-y, crass, irreverent, offensive and totally wonderful.
Playing in this particular lineup for a fairly short time, End of the Line has been making a mark and is gaining traction in the Reno music scene in recent months. We had a late cancellation and they made the time to swoop in and fill the show this week on short notice, which always puts points up on the big board. They lay down a handful of tunes for us and bang out some old school. “Hippie Chick” is a standout tune, as is “Lovesong”… really… enjoy!
Also in the house is man-about-town, and good friend of the show, Dave Masud. Dave stopped by to plug his upcoming event, Skate Jam 2015, hosted in the showroom at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor. The event will be all-ages, featuring bands, skate ramps, contests, raffles, SKATE RAMPS, prizes, food, drinks, SK8 RAMPZ and 12 BANDS!! Dave is workin’ hard to keep punk rock and skating alive for the people who really matter – the freakin kids. So, go to Skate Jam. For the kids. And Dave.
Nick, Rory, Chewie and Rick talk about “Tooth of Crime“, kids, shows and a bunch of other crap. Lots of awesome shows coming up.
Anyhoo… thanks for Listening!
A Happy New Year to YE!
The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E42 – Download Link
It’s good to be back! We started to miss you! Opening up the new year and helping us close down the old season, THE ENUCLEATORS join us for some solid facemelting. Dan Steinmetz, Kris Prater and Jimmie Jones make up this new band full of old dogs.
While they’ve only been around for a few months, The Enucleators have consistently impressed audiences every time they play. They have a tight chemistry and were a very insightful bunch of guys to chat with. They are looking to get in some studio time and put down the catalog of music they already have down.
Reverend Rory and Nick are also positively ELATED to announce that they have been cast in “Tooth of Crime: Second Dance“, a theatrical musical experience by Sam Shepard. Described as “Reno’s Environmental Rock Experience of the Year” and “the most dangerous play you’ll See this year”, “Tooth of Crime” is brought to you by Jub Jub World Productions, directed by Dave Richards and will be staged in the showroom. Other cast members include Lew Zaumeyer, Jill Marlene, Andy Luna, Scott Dundas and John Lutz; Live music from Chris Fox, Dave Masud and Jeff Done ; the crew also features other Reno theater heavyweights. 10 shows, 100 seats, so viewing is limited. Check out the Facebook site for details.
So to sum up – Happy Happy; go see The Enucleators; check out “Tooth of Crime”; shake Reno up. Oh! and come to Studio on 4th tonight for the Happy Birthday David Bowie event for a lot of great covers, including The Rev’s version of “Modern Love”.
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Ho, ho ho, bitches!
It’s Christmastime and time for our family spectacular! Rikku joins us once again, in person, and that’s just a whole bunch of chaos until she gets sick of the show. Crying and laughter and drama – just like home. We also feature great music from Princess Bombs, Deadly Gallows, Lions Like These, Haggis Rising, Spyke Deggnogg and “Close of the Year”, from the JDRF Hope for the Holidays CD, courtesy of Tom Gordon.
We also get a very special call from our very own Chewbacca, Josh Martin, direct from the NORTH POLE! Josh has been helping out a very someone special up there and gives us a report of the working conditions.
It’s a lot of chaos. have fun. And from all of us on The Worst Little Podcast – Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We love you all. Jerks.
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Put on your fancy clothes and dancin’ shoes!
I took the week off, so I’m not really here. Reverend Rory had another birthday this week and blew off the show to spend it with his ladies (homemade cheesecake and ravioli!). We all wish he never comes back has another great trip around the sun! In studio, coming through at the 11th hour, we have The Jenny and jeff Show (capitalization intended)! Good friends of the show, Jeff Done (Walk of Shame, Stevedave, Fall Silent) and Jenny Pez DeSpencer (Reno Tahoe Comedy, Knitting Factory, 3rd Street Bar) come by to hang out, and by hang out we mean, Jenny takes over the show with out the Rev, to reign her in with his own oversized ego.
(Since I wasn’t on teh show, I don’t really know what happenend yet and I’m going to listen tomorrow with you, so I’m going to focus on)
MARIANARCHY WINTER BALL 2014 – A BENEFIT FOR GREG ALLEN
As you all know, the podcast is intrinsically involved with Marianarchy Reno, an organization Nick Ramirez started many years ago to benefit Reno artists in need and the art community in general, in memory of Marianne Psota. This year, our Winter Ball will be going to benefit Greg Allen, the legendary Reno painter, photographer and artist. After declining health for some time, Greg has let it be known that he has congestive heart failure. As a long-time friend of all of us at WLP, and espeically Nick and Marianne, it was inevitable that Marianarchy Reno step up to help a brother out.
This year’s festivities will feature 37 local bands over two days – Friday 12/12 and Saturday 12/13 – as well as performances by local comedians an art auction and much more. According to the Mistress of Prizes, Risky Burn, “We are going to have a massive orgy of items for you to win! We want this to be a successful fundraiser so that Greg Allen cannot only be deliciously bathed in your melodic hugs, but raise some monies to be useful for him, allowing him to concentrate on his health. So save some bones and let us relieve you of your cash while distracting you with art, gift certificates, bar tabs, and more.”
Also, Nick plays some tunes and New Girl takes a spin in the chair again.
Well, I have to go rehearse for the show – Playing in Princess Bombs and Lighter Theif – but I expect to see you there. Another big thanks to Jenny and Jeff for coming in to hang out with Nick and New Girl.
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The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E39 <– Download Link
I would Like to begin by reiterating the fact that I, thee Reverend Rory Dowd, am a font of misinformation when I speak. That being said, I hope you enjoy this week’s episode! Aaron Steinmetz, Reno area author and musician joins us this week with his words and tunes! Aaron is a true artist and writer, hermiting himself away to create his art usually, but here he is sharing EXCLUSIVE new works with us and the public!
Despite not playing regularly recently, Aaron plays an original that he wrote just for the show called “Lost and Found”; he also read us us a surprisingly awesome passage called “The Stripping Game” from a new novel; and plays us some tracks from his CD “The New Wilderness”. He kinda does it all folks. Aaron Steinmetz is also the author behind the Sleepy P.I. Trilogy and over on his website, www.aaronsteinmetz.com, he’s also starting a new blog, “My Cat (Is Trying To Kill Me)” which should have the first installment up by the time this publishes. All over the place and an avid listener, Aaron was a lot of fun to have on the show.
That’s enough out of me. Hope to see you out this Friday when I host the First Friday at Foxy Olive with my December Guests: Spike and Jackson!
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The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E38 – Download Link
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We are all enjoying a day with our families, and if you’re listening to the podcast on Turkey Day itself, well, have a drink with us too! We are all so thankful that we have been able to bring this show to you for the better part of four years and feature all sorts of sides of the Reno music scene.
This week, we have Satellite Serenade, a Reno alt-pop duo. Satellite Serenade features the always fun Margy Ford on vocals and the talents of Jon Cornell backing her up on vocals and guitar. Jon and Margy have played together many times before in other projects, but this is their first time as a dynamic duo and they are mindblowing. Great songwriting and strong vocals are a hallmark of this young band.
We also make a few calls on the episode. First we talk to Joe Atack about his upcoming show at Bruka Theater, Ham for the Holidays. It’s a fun farce about the holidays and an old timey radio station – a true nerdfest for all of you audiophiles. The interview is during a rehearsal and the cast passes around the phone and we are treated to some interviews with the characters themselves. Ham will open on 12/5/14.
We also have a chat with our favorite mentalist, Xelena Empress of the Impossible! She treats us to a few feats over the phone, but is she always right? Listen for more! YOu can also check her out at the next Blazing Mics and see if you can win her $500 prediction challenge – she picked next Monday’s football game and is putting a parlay card, among other valuables, on the line.
Our family keeps growing and we welcome, Cole the Honkey to the show as Rick’s newest intern. But enough about him. If you want to catch Satellite Serenade, they will be playing at Marianarchy in just a few weeks. Chek them out and support a local artist at the same time!
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Dicks! Lots of Dicks!
The holidays are almost here and as the cold weather bursts upon us, so does the new sensation sweeping the Reno Nation – Boss’ Daughter! Chris Fox, Danny Paul and Jamie Locks comprise this new Reno punk band. With a depth of experience behind them, they kick some serious ass. Boss’ Daughter has been pretty active the last couple of months to the delight of scores of jaded show-goers.
I also just want to say: Chris likes dicks. Lots of dicks. Find out how he gets dozens of dicks late in the show! That being said: this show was a blast. We had a lot of fun talking
at to the band, about their evolution, the grammatical complexities of their name and drinking. They don’t have a CD quite yet, but are working on it. Beyond that though, Boss Daughter can be found on facebook and will be playing at the Alley this weekend and Jub Jub’s with the Ataris on Dec. 6th.
Coming up this week at Blazing Mics we have good friend of the show, Larry Cooper hosting. It’ should be a great time and we’d love to see you. Enjoy Reno ComiCon if you’re attending the perennial nerd event.
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The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E36 – Download Link
It’s good to have the whole gang together! We have a full cast this week with New Girl and Chewie in the studio with us. Gardnerville native and singer/songwriter Elspeth Summers made the drive up to join us on the show this week. She plays some fantastic originals, making us all swoon over her sultry twang and smooth strum.
We had a really fun episode, although I feel like we should apologize to Elspeth for having to put up with us all yammering away about ourselves and barely letting her get an extra word in. You can check her out at her website, www.elspethsummers.com or on her Facebook page. She has a few songs available online and will have an EP out very soon. I for one can’t wait to hear her with a full band, but for now you get a fun-size dose of just her and a guitar.
We’ve got Marianarchy on the horizon, but are laying pretty low ourselves. If you’re looking for something to do, there’s the Biggest Little Theater Festival at Bruka or RMP Open Mic at Wildflower Village or KARMA, Stabby Unicorn, Clementine’s Knight, Small Drawings, and Broken Lungs at Jub Jub’s or any number of other things, mang! Reno has great stuff going on!
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The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E35 – Download Link
Great Scott! It’s a very exciting week here on the Worst Little Podcast. Not only did we enjoy a lovely update on Nick and Dick’s ever improving hygiene, but we also got to spend time with some old friends of the show!
We are thrilled to introduce to you the long awaited Reno super-group, KARMA. That’s right, these are seasoned musicians folks. KARMA is composed of the amazing Greg Gilmore on guitar and vocals, the sultry Michelle Belle on guitar and vocals as well, ridiculously good-looking Adam Springob on bass and vocals too, and the dashing Carter Stellon on drums.
KARMA is in the process of recording an EP at our very own Dogwater Studios. However, they didn’t play any of the songs that appear on the EP because it’s all very hush hush. Oooh, mysterious… But don’t worry, they will be playing a pre-order release show on November 15th at Jub Jub’s. Joining them will be Stabby Unicorn, Hungry Skinny, and more! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see what all the fuss is about!
You can follow KARMA on Facebook for updates on their EP’s upcoming release, and you should! We hope you are all as excited as we are about Marianarchy. Don’t forget, December 12th and 13th!
We’d also like to give a shout out to the lovely ladies of Bohemian Burlesque. They’re putting on a charity show benefiting Safe Embrace on Nov. 22. From the lovely Nicole Rose, “All of the proceeds from the show go directly to Safe Embrace, a local non-profit that gives directly back to our community. They assist men, women and children who are affected by intimate partner violence and domestic abuse, this includes Transgendered people. They provide housing, rent assistance, resume workshops, and community programs. This is a great event to help spread awareness, and support our community through this local non profit (and see boobs).” So check out their event page and support a great local organization. – Reverend Rory
Sam the intern here sincerely hoping you have a great week,
and as always, thanks for listening.