Hey hey, Reno fam.
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This week we bring you the next new talented youth band from Reno, Fate Awaits! Fate Awaits met at Forte award winning Reno Rock Camp, a locally operated organization that provides safe, exciting, and unique music experiences for young musicians. They’re teaching future generations how to music! Read about their mission and about Rock Camp’s upcoming shows here.
Thanks to Fate Awaits for hanging out with us this week!
This weekend make sure to check out the following amazing events in Reno:
The Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Reno is hosting an artist reception for local badass muralist, Joe C. Rock & Friends featuring music from Thermites. Go meet the people behind your favorite Reno murals tonight at 7 p.m.
Friday is packed full of exciting shows!
Friday night at 5:30 catch the Sextones and Rigorous Proof at Wingfield Park for Artown’s Rollin’ on the River free concert series!
Stay after the show to see this week’s free movie in the Park, The Rocketeer.
Friday at the Saint is The Shames/Sit Kitty Sit/Vague Choir. 9 p.m, no cover.
Shea’s is featuring The Juveniles/Viva Revenge/Okay Urge/Hate Recorder at 9 p.m. $8 at the door.
Saturday is the Loud As Folk two year anniversary featuring Pushbox/Six Mile Station/Silver. 9 p.m at the Saint.
Check out The Atomiks/Betty Rocker/The Lazy Universe at Jub Jub’s. 9 p.m $7.23
I would throw some Sunday recommendations at you but let’s be honest, after Friday and Saturday’s shows, you’re not leaving the house on Sunday.
Thanks for listening, friends in Reno and beyond! Have as much fun as possible this weekend! See a show!
Welcome to the Worst Little Podcast in the World! This week we’re hella excited to bring you Reno surf punk band SWIGS! Listen up for some serious on-air flirtation and for songs about Mario Kart and Sandwiches! Let’s get into the music.
SWIGS was formed in Reno this year by guitarist David Hadel, bassist Jonathan Daniel, and drummer Alise Corbin. Dave has been busy promoting Reno’s music scene with his own show, All Independent Reno Podcast, Jonathan is a veteran of the Reno music scene, playing for several years with Reno band Riptide Bandits, and Alise has been playing percussion in Reno and Carson since she was a kid. Together these Reno natives musical backgrounds led them to form one of Reno’s most high energy, fun new acts.
SWIGS recently performed at the Saint, playing with Riptide Bandits and Basement Tapes. You can see their next show at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon in Tahoe in August. SWIGS will also be hitting the road with Los Pistoleros very soon so be sure to like and follow them on Facebook to stay updated on their whereabouts. And check out their Bandcamp page to preview two songs from their upcoming EP!
Tune in tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. to 100.1 The X to hear SWIGS on locals only! We had a great time with you guys. Thanks for being on the show!
In other Reno news, Artown is in full swing and there is no shortage of killer shows to check out this weekend!
Thursday night is Voodoo Cats at the Saint. Join then for an Art Town evening of Voodoo art and entertainment. No cover.
Friday at 5:30 catch Mojo Green with Bazooka Zoo at Wingfield Park for Artown’s free Rollin’ On The River concert series.
Friday is the 1st Annual Jamboree on the Lowdown at Reno’s newest music and art venue, Alturas on the Down Low, featuring Reno staple Lucas Paul’s newest project, Cowboy Indian and a host of other great indie, blues, and rock bands. Come early for the BBQ. Donations accepted at the door.
Over at the Saint Friday night at 8 is The Seshen with Reno’s own super duo Sky Cats. Sky Cats is the amazingly talented Grace Hayes (of Reno anthem fame) and podcast favorite Bazooka Zac. Do not miss this show! More info here! $10
Saturday at Shea’s is Basement Tapes with Reno We Have a Problem and Slutzville.
Thanks for listening to this week’s podcast and, if you’ve made it this far, for reading the blog! See you this weekend, Reno.
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.
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We have a full house of hosts tonight including a new face, Kadillac Kim (that’s me, hello). Our guest tonight is award winning disabled athlete, Trevor Snowden. Snowden’s larger than life, hope-filled presence is almost too big for the studio. In 1997, Trevor was preparing for a career in extreme snowboarding when he suffered a catastrophic spinal injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Trevor pulls no punches when talking about how his injury has affected his life. In addition to being an athlete, he is an inventor, video game designer, and rapper. Trevor’s full-length album, The Wheelchair Extraordinaire, is available on iTunes. Listen in for a yet to be released track and Worst Little Podcast exclusive from Trevor and learn about what he has in the works or just where to find him singing karaoke.
Over the years Snowden became increasingly unhappy with the standard wheelchairs insurance provided so he invented his own custom wheelchair specifically designed to provide athletes to stay active. This wheelchair is now known as the Trevair. Trevor’s invention has helped him launch a new off- roading sport, wheelchair supercross. Snowden holds the world record for jumping 55ft over cars in a wheelchair and his stunts have been featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
Thanks to Trevor Snowden for being on the show and for sharing his story!
Holy Snopes, you have to be joking me ass with all this good music here in Remo, Sriracha! This week in Reno you will see your’s truly at Pignic Thursday night for outlaw Americana rockers The Ghost Town Rebellion. That night I’ll also zip over to the Saint to support Redfield Clipper/Bazooka Zac/The Lique for some funk and live hip-hop. Friday I’ll see you at The Saint for the Riptide Bandits homecoming show. Starting at 8 see them with awesome reno bands Basement Tapes and Swigs. Surf punk! Saturday at the Loving Cup is Gatheist and Hate Recorder. Clint from Elephent Rifle says their the best band in America. Do with that info what you will… I’ll see you this weekend, Reno!
As always, thanks for listening and for supporting your local music scene.
Oh, and happy pride.
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Welcome to this weeks VERY not safe for work (or anywhere, really) episode of The Worst Little Podcast! This week we’re reflecting on awkward first porn experiences with Reno hardcore band Down and Out. Come for the gay jokes and tentacle porn and stay for the music and Nathan’s phone number. Down and Out is made up of Ian Ferriot- Vocals, Nathan Koop- Guitar\Vocals, Daryl Smith- Guitar, Colin Ferriot- Bass\Vocals, and Kyle Smith- Drums.
Down and Out just wrapped up recording their first EP and have recently played with Reno punk rock staples Reno, We Have a Problem and Jukebox Rebels in Fallon, as well as opening for Booze and Glory at Shea’s. Keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram for upcoming show dates and listen in to hear a handful of the hard rocking, anger channeling tracks that were recorded live from the recent past, just for you, loyal listeners. Thanks again to Down and Out for joining us this week. Y’all are the tits. Join us next week when we welcome Trevor Snowden to the studio for more of the weekly shenanigans you have come to expect from the dedicated professionals (lol) at Worst Little Podcast.
While you’re waiting for Down and Out to play another Reno show you should support your local music scene. As always there’s no shortage of live shows in Reno this weekend and lucky for you I’ve picked your best bets already so you don’t have to! Friday, June 16th see Viva Revenge. Prince Robot, and Slutsville share a stage at Jub Jub’s. Saturday is Reno’s biggest and best folk showcase, Loud As Folk (event link), with Six Mile Station and Cowboy Indian opening for Hellbound Glory (!!!). It’s at new bat time and a new bat venue (RIP Adam West), 2 p.m., June 17th at The Eddy. After Loud As Folk, take a short walk to The Basement for some indie jazz/rock with Raksha Paksha and Reno anthem singer Grace Hayes at 8 p.m. If you haven’t been to the Basement (in the old Post Office) this is the perfect chance to fix that!
Go do things and don’t forget to stay classy, Reno. Or stay Reno classy. You do you.
Thanks for listening!
Greetings, weary travellers!
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This week we’re introducing you to a Reno musician who is off the beaten path. PhÆDRx is the project, Dennis is his name. Combining strong songwriting skills and musical styles from many eras and influences, PhÆDRx is a musical exploration of metaphysical themes. Dennis composes and writes all of these original works; what’s even more impressive is that he also plays all the parts himself, from strings to drums to synth and the ol’ mouth harp. Many of the songs you will hear on the show are acoustic versions of fully produced songs that are available on the website.
Though soft-spoken, Dennis has an alluring voice and strong storytelling skills. Classic bait-and-switch. Enjoy the tunes and check out the sites. We hope to see PhÆDRx playing out at Reno venues soon this summer. Keep an eye out for his album “Always Look Up”, releasing later this summer.
Hope to see you all out at the shows this weekend! On the Theater Front, we have STUPID FUCKING BIRD closing it’s run at Bruka, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind at RLT and The Comedy of Errors at the Lear. On the music side, Sonic Mass at 40 Mile on Friday and the boys in One Ton Dually will be opening up for Three Rounds on Saturday.
Thanks for Listening!
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After a month away to get hitched and buy a house (congrats again!) we’re excited to welcome Rory back to the show! This week our hosts are hanging out with retro alt-rockers from Reno, Asphalt Socialites. Listen up to hear what they have to say about their favorite Reno venues and promoters (hi, Georgette!) and to find out about what’s next for the band (they’re coming for you, Los Angeles).
Asphalt Socialites are Robb Russo – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Keyboard, Travis Echevarria – Drums, Ken Zimmerman – Bass Guitar/Synth/Backing Vocals, Scott Taylor – Lead Guitar, Keyboard.
Asphalt Socialites will be opening for Dennis Quaid (yes, that Dennis Quaid) and the Sharks at Whiskey a Go-Go at the end of this month. If you find yourself in LA make sure to grab some tickets to the show! Asphalt Socialites will be back in Reno in September with Desert Tundra!
Thanks to Asphalt Socialites for being on this week’s show and for the great tunes!
There’s a lot to get excited about in Reno this weekend. Thursday, June 1st is Reno’s favorite folk showcase, Loud As Folk at Pignic featuring the trans-pacific duo from Australia and America, Lawrence & Clare, with Josh & Sara, Grace Hayes, and Jonathan Rolling providing support. Friday night our friends at The Saint are hosting a Planned Parenthood fundraiser featuring Eddie and the Subtitles, The Grimtones, and Elephant Rifle. Next weekend, Nick and Rory’s band, One Ton Dually, is playing Sheas’s with Vegas band Three Rounds, Donkey Jaw and Juke Box Rebels!
Go out and see a local show!
Thanks for listening!
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Due to an un-forseen series of technical issues, miscommunication, spinal injuries and a sheer bone-headedness, this week’s episode is unforgivably late. Reverend Rory issues his deepest apologies to Frankly Fictitious, a Reno NV rock trio. Reverend Rory promises that the person or persons responsible will be sacked and fired with real fire. (
but since that ‘person or persons’ is him, it’s unlikely that he will take any action).
Frankly Fictitious takes their inspiration from tough 70s rock and snotty punk rock, creating, well, whatever it is that they think they’re doing. A strong entry from some serious dorks. They are Kaden Barmore -Vocals/Lead Guitar, Jonathan Louis-Drums and Jason Van Havel-Bass.
Reverend Rory is out for his final week off this year. Nick and Rick do a recap of just how awful the wedding is and promote events that have already passed. Again, sincere apologies to the band. He owes you drinks.
Thanks For Listening.
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On this episode of The Worst Little Podcast our host Nick Ramirez welcomes excellent Reno band Seedless 10DenC. This award winning alternative rock/funk band has been shaking up the Reno music scene and beyond since 2008. They’re playing original funk and reggae tunes including their latest release, It’s Called Greed.
Nine crazy talented musicians make up Seedless 10DenC’s HUGE sound:
Grady Holdridge – Lead Vox
Paul Anthony – Bass/Vocals
Phillip Moser – Drums
Sam Solorio – Drums/Percussion
Danny Beas – Guitar
Eric Hackett – Keys/Vocals
Brittany Straw – Ukulele/Vocals
Rick Metz – Horns/Vocals
Tim Trott – Horns/Vocals
See Seedless 10DenC live on May 27 at 3rd St. bar with the Voodoo Cats! Check out their other upcoming shows here and check out their music here.
In other important news, The Reverend Rory Dowd is getting married on Friday! You’re all invited to celebrate with Rory and Diana this Friday night at Lincoln Lounge. Click here for details. Congrats to Rory and Diana!
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This week we welcome Stevi Cooper (frmr Elements of Truth), past guest at First Friday at Foxy Olive, to the studio. She’ll sing you some soulful sounds and let you in on her upcoming solo music plans. Rev. Rory is still out, so she had to put up with the rhymings and stylings of Nick and Rick, but she still had a good time anyway.
This is your weekly reminder about the jam packed weekend of music coming up in The Biggest Little City! Don’t miss Sculpture Fest, May 12th through 14th, with free music on the main stage before 10 p.m and kick-ass after-dark ticketed shows at your favorite downtown venues. Lineup (Roxxy Collie on Sat) and tickets here. Be sure to check out Marianarchy XIII: a benefit for Hank Sosnowski, at Jub Jub’s May 12th and 13th. Lineups have been announced and can be found on the official Facebook Event page (PRINCESS BOMBS RETURNS!!). Every dollar raised goes to support local hero Hank Sosnowski, who received life altering injuries after being violently attacked downtown for confronting a vandal.
Thanks for listening!