We are back with yet another Christmas special! All the families joined together for yet another year, gathered around microphones (and a Zoom feed) to share stories, music, and Christmas wishes. It’s been a hot minute since we’ve gotten together and celebrated Christmas this way, and it sure was fun. (Now with more swearing!)
Everyone’s large and ever-growing families were present as usual, and this time, we had a few new additions: The Ramirez’s had their wonderful baby Pauline with them, who squealed throughout the show. the Dowds were stuck at home with the sniffles, but they were able to have 3-year-old tornado Bobby and newborn Billy show up, on camera! The children sure did start popping up through the pandemic! I wonder what happened….
Despite forgetting to do half of them, we brought our traditions back to life this year; Christmas carols from local musicians, family chaos, and a classic tale of Christmas spirit. Short on content, bug on love. Remember, it’s also the last show of 2021, and season 11 of the podcast!
We have come a long way together and are looking forward to both the coming year and Season 12!!! Have a great holiday season, and we’ll see you next year!
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This week Nick, Ian, Dogwater Dick, and intern Mouse too (she keeps showing up!) are on the rock and roll bus. After discussing dental issues, they welcome hardcore Reno super group, and band on fire, Manchild!
Nesto, Kylo, Rosolberry and Dandlebar came in hot and tight, treating us to 5 originals and a special treat at the end.
These vets of the Reno scene have collectively played in dozens of bands before bringing together this rocking hardcore punk band that soars. Listen for their rock and roll resumes.
Chemistry on and off the field is important in a band, and these guys have it. No drama, just pure rocking angst, and passion. These dudes aren’t fresh faced twenty somethings, but you wouldn’t know it by the high energy and furious speed of the music. Manchild sweats it out.
Dandlebar, the unofficial leader lays out the recipe for being in a good working band. He’s in three and gives a hundred percent in every one. The whole band does.
They’re a humorous bunch to say the least. Kylo takes on Roselberry in very close quiz. Dandlebar and Nesto panel with us, as they have taken the quiz several times.
Manchild is our final act of 2021 (next week is our Xmas show and company party!), we want to thank all our guests this season. Also, our Patreon members! (You keep the lights on!) All of our listeners! (Shout out to longtime listener Zoey, Kylo’s girlfriend, we love you!) Happy Birthday Reverend Rory!
And Happy Birthday Marianarchy! We love you!
Sinceriously(I’m making it a word!) thanks for listening!
A little late for the holiday, but we are still thankful for this show, starring our wonderful guest and friend, the multitalented actor, musician, director, teacher, father and husband, John Frederick! John was also our very first intern from Season 3, in 2013!
We get to preview some songs he’s written for an as yet untitled musical he’s working on. You see, after lockdown took affect, John , who doesn’t watch much television, got busy learning piano. And hot damn if he didn’t succeed in record time. Seriously, he’s sounding like Randy Newman! Back in the day Mr Frederick played guitar, so we were totally and pleasantly surprised by the new talent. Kudos buddy!
John is a great storyteller and deep thinker. He workshops an idea for a podcast and takes us into the world of the Nashville songwriting circuit. We had so much fun talking we ran a little long. Thanks John!
The quiz is revealing. Mouse gets to participate and goes hard out the gate. Will John beat his previous score?
We also do a round of “I’m thankful for”! Speaking of thanks: We’re all very thankful for you! (especially our Patreon subscribers! <3 )
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We hope you have a great holiday.
Life is short and we love you!
Once upon a time, we started this show to not only give ourselves and our friends a forum to shamelessly self-promote and self-indulge; no – we also wanted to be a platform for new, new-to-you, or completely unheard of bands to connect with audiences and find their voice. Well, this week we welcome two-time
loser guest Reice Guerrero back for more abuse with a new band, Quitter. With a name line that, what can go wrong?
All jokes aside, this Carson City based band has some serious chops. Reice is joined by Nelson Carillo-Ortega, Dan Mason, and Travis Summers. There’s a lot of shredding, ‘harmonies’ and a rhythm section on fire in this indie rock band. They released their first full length LP this past summer, 7 Eyes On The Prize. Surprisingly, none of them wear an eyepatch.
Venues and other bands take note: their dance card is open for the holiday season. So, if you are looking for a top notch, grooving rock band to round out a bill – look no further!
As always, if you like what we do here and want to support us (and get an extra song and segment with more ‘No Rory’ than ever), please check out the ol’ patreon page. Help put Uncle RIckey’s nephews and neices through college.
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Like a heat attack of the ear, we are here to assault you with the cacophonous chaos of Action Bastard! Like a fine dose of toilet vodka, they will leave your palate burning for more. It’s an exciting show – a full house of host and guests – we even had to put the butt trumpeteer in studio B, if you know what I mean.
Action Bastard! were the best band in the world, one upon a time, and pair well with over-aged cheese. As they say in the language of their people, “It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, only how you boil the squirrel.”
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This week on WLP we (Rick and Nick) had the pleasure to hang loose with power trio Cryptilians . Not THE Cryptilians! If you hear someone get it wrong and say THE, take a drink!
Is grunge still a genre? Mudhoney still embraces the label, so if it’s good enough for them , I’ll embrace it. It’s definitely a big influence on this band. Cobain-esque you might say. There’s a pop punk vibe too. Indie, DIY aesthetics. Yada-yada-yada. Whatever genre blend they are, their songs are catchy, interesting, and they rock!
Lanny is the guitarist and front man . Pat on bass and Joey on drums. We find out how Joey, newest and hairiest member, had to beat a robot on drums upon auditioning for the group. Needless to say, all other applicants were sent home. Joeys hard rock, metal style of drumming was just what the guys needed . Now having ditched Hal3000, the Cryptilians (drink up!) are ready to play a bunch of shows they have scheduled through the rest of the year. They also plan some touring in the summer. You can find them on all the platforms. They’ve been working with Dogwater Dick on a new album and are pumped for the future!
We talk a bit about the last Murderock show (Nick and Rick attended). Farewell to Reno’s premier horror rock outfit. Sick bastards. Oh yeah! We meet our new intern Mouse! So far so good! Welcome aboard! The quiz was a lot of fun. These fellas are good at the funny. Thanks dudes!
Lastly, we want to send our love and condolences to the friends and family of local artist and beloved barfly Melisa Horton. Safe home Mae Mae. We love you.
Do you like scary music kids?! Heavy metal stoner doom your forte? Then we have a show for you!
Our good friends Sahara, Ray, Jake and (the boss?) Danny from Ozymandias grace the Dogwater studios , fresh off their blazing hot Marianarchy set! (especially for Sahara who performed in a Wilfred dog suit!)
Speaking of Marianarchy, we go over the highlights of the love fest that was the second weekend of our annual musical showcase. Ozymandias correct and assure me, (Nick) that I’m always pronouncing it wrong. (It’s Ozzy Man Dee Ass ,not Ozzy Mon Dee Oss, I think I get it from a Breaking Bad episode, but I digress.)
The kids are alright! Making families and collecting cats , they are a hot foursome of laughs and heavy riffs and subjects. They sound like the children of Clutch with a female lead singer … or is it the great grandchildren of Black Sabbath? Whatever analogy, they journey through an apocalyptic soundscape of doom. Then they’re a laugh riot. They brought 3 brand new songs from the new album coming out soon and are already working a third. Keep it up y’all, your music is great!
We get into it during the quiz, as we do. Man this band knows sketchy convenience stores!
Chewy has some great advice as usual and Dogwater Dick recaps his hot date with John Waters and the city of Oakland. Zombie Crawl’s coming up and then Halloween! There will be lots of awesome rock shows that weekend! Check the worst little grid for details! Thanks for listening!Life is short and we love you!
When he’s not drumming with Nick Eng or his group The Delta Birds , multi instrumentalist Michael Tegio is writing and singing his own songs along with some very nice cover songs to boot! A fresh fellow of 19 years, Michael sings and plays acoustic guitar with the confidence of a seasoned vet. He has some pearls of wisdom here and there which was refreshing. Really a pretty wholesome show for us all in all: a soft R rating.
From the Monkees to Otters (not the mammal you’re thinking), Beatles and Beach Boys to the Worst Little Quiz, we had a fun time with great music by a young man we hope to see do great things! Seriously, you can tell Michael is a devoted singer songwriter who loves the history and craft of making music.
Speaking of the devoted! Marianarchy day 1&2 were a blast! We go over the good and the bad and look ahead to this weekends conclusion. Friday at Alturas on 4th street and Saturday at the 40 mile Saloon in midtown. A benefit for Reno Theatre. Hope to see you there! Life is short and we love you.
Horror, surf, metal, industrial and punk rock; Franky’s Chop Shop has it all. It’s he perfect soundtrack for a hard rockin’ bikini beach bash from hell! We get into the making of this new project from the mad mind of Murderock‘s Franky (Chris Alexander).
This just in: (That’s right, you heard it here first) Keith (Jewett) still hates fun. He loves books though! He and Dogwater Dick talk about their book club “member”ship (inset Beavis and Butthead laugh… heh… I said ‘insert’) Drummer Carlos Pintor wasn’t able to make it (possibly on Franky’s operating table).
Joining Franky and Keith is their member from another band, the always delightful Freddy Ferox (Murderock/Sonic Dead/Candy Apple and the Razorblades) who is just along for the ride this week. He does provide stiff competition in the quiz (heh heh). Nick and Dick make sure to drive that bus off the gross cliff this week – not to yuck anyone’s yum, but: have fun.
Sadly, Murderock’s FINAL SHOW is going to be later this month – 10/30 at Alturas’ Cellar , with A Wormhole Could Kill Us All and Hired Fun. From the desk of Nick Ramirez: “I know I speak for the whole podcast when I say we’re truly going to muss you, Murderock. Y’all killed it. RIP”
We also get into the Marianarchy lineup this year – getting started tomorrow at The Bluebird at 6 pm! Please check it the event out for silent auction and please throw some love to the Marianarchy GoFundme page.
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Guitars and violins and mandolins, oh my! Once again, we are happy to welcome the folk-tastic troupe known as Wheatstone Bridge to the studios. This time we get some familiar and new faces – Jill Marlene, Zeke Griffin, Gabe Hilton, Steve Barron, Natalie Laster Jones and Amy Willoughby all join us for a wildly tangential show. You know, the “yoozh.”
Although a music-heavy show, we do find time to delve into the Wheatstone DNA and overlapping connections of this folk music juggernaut. We get to know the new-to-the-show additions to the lineup and get to hear some wonderful harmonies about addiction, mothers, D&D and whiskey! (Whiskey makes a gust appearance for most of the show.)
We also get a chance to dial back the time machine and hear the origins of Natalie and Dogwater Dick’s life-long friendship sometime in the 1750’s, on a mud farm. Eventually, the conversation gets weird and we start talking about male prostitution… as we do.
Please check out Wheatstone Bridge’s folk/Americana stylings at their facebook page.
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