NULYPHE and Willie Puchert – We Are Community – S13 E12

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NULYPHE and Willie Puchert - We Are Community - S13 E12

This weeks theme is community: We are stoked to catch up with hip hop artist N.U.L.Y.P.H.E. and hear his most triumphant story starting from his last appearance on WLP, just one year ago. On a mission to teach hip hop and pay homage to the pioneers, N.U.L.Y.P.H.E.’s journey has led him to real support from the community and realizing his dream. It’s a great ride. He also provided today’s beats and live performance. We’re grateful for him and his work.

A man seated behind a microphone, wearing a tan Boys and Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows hoodie and camouflage baseball hat, making the shape of a heart with his hands.

We also have dear friend and local icon, Willie Puchert. Willie grew up in Reno so we do get a bit nostalgic, reminiscing the biggest little city in the 80’s. Willie is also of the President of the Board of Directors of The Sons and Daughters of Erin (SADOE), a Irish/Celtic community group and cultural organization here in Reno. SADOE is reviving their annual festival in a different iteration and are unveiling a new Celtic music event coming up: Northern Nevada Celtic Ceilidh (pron. kay-lee), complete with fiddles, mandolins, harps, bagpipes, and everything! Listen or follow the link for details.

a person in a green shirt with quilted vest, wearing glasses, headphones and a scalley cap seated behind a microphone
Willie Puchert

Speaking of celebrations: Kadillac Kim has of course turned her 40th birthday hootenanny into a fundraiser for Family Soup, a community non-profit out there feeding hungry people. The event is at 40 Mile Saloon on Wednesday April 19th featuring Kelly Proud, Rigorous Proof, Josiah Knight, and (the highly sexual) Grimedog! $5 bux at the door.

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Full Party Mode Engaged

We have a quiz and dish the 411 on some great local shows.

Life is short and we love you.

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All The Way To Slutzville! – S13 E10

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All The Way To Slutzville! - S13 E10

Welcome back dear listeners. We close out Women’s March with a kick and bang! It’s the OG punk sounds of our good friends, Slutzville.  We had a blast with Jesse (guitar vox) and Nat (drums vox). Slutzville’s origins are discussed as well as a bunch of upcoming shows. They’re on a mission to get as many shows booked as possible.

b/w of a person with a shaved head and a rugby shirt that says "spitfire' on it, wearing a guitar and giving the camera two thumbs up with tattooed hands while smiling

If you need fast tight hardcore punk songs with humor and angst , not to mention how fricking cool they are as people, contact them to book for July , September and beyond.
Making it over the hill just to be on our show is above and beyond (and they brought gifts!) ,we can’t thank them enough for a ripping episode. (So happy weather didn’t keep them away again! -ed.) No quiz, they’re WLP vets now.

a person wearing a bandanna and over ear headphones, smiling tight-lipped at the camera behind a drumset

We do a little weekend recap featuring Kim and the Punk Rock Prom . Plus we talk about poop a little too much, maybe. Back to our roots! Put it in your ear!

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Tenacious Double D – Prom Dream Double Team – S13 E9

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Episode 501! This is not the greatest pod in the world, this is just a tribute!

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Kans Gass

Juggs Black & Kans Gass (Amy and Jen Scaffidi (Wizard Colors, Blunderbusst)) of Tenacious Double D join us for our 501st  episode and third installment of season 13’s salute to women on the scene. We love when the Double D (uh hmm) come and visit us in the last few seasons – it’s become a highlight of our year. The Double Supreme!
(If you’re not familiar with the greatest band in the world, Tenacious D, google it. The ladies’ tribute is always a special treat with their adorable sisterly love and sweet, blood harmonies.)

Jen scaffidi with a pixie haircut and glasses singing into a mic, wearing a black tank top
Juggs Black

Also joining us are Kadillac Kim’s homies from the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market, Ray Frost and Cisco. They are visiting today to talk about the upcoming Punk Rock Prom! The Prom will feature friends of the show: Ozymandias, Heterophobia, and Pussy Velour.
That’s right, Kim’s back! Ian’s back! And Percy the intern is back!
Here’s to the next 500, life is short and we love you.

Cisco and Ray Frost wearing black jackets and sitting on the couch at Dogwater. Frost is flashing 'rock horns' with his tattooed hand
Cisco and Ray Frost

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Episode 500 – LIVE – Heterophobia and Elephant Rifle – S13 E8

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Episode 500 - LIVE - Heterophobia and Elephant Rifle - S13 E8

It’s finally here! Our 500th Episode recorded in front of a live studio audience from the less-recent past. This was such a fun night and we are so happy so many of you could be there to share it with us! This was unlike any event any of us have ever put on before – and it came together like an A-Team plan.

We want to give a special thanks to our sound team for the night at Cypress: Ryan SPector, Todd Rold, and Rash Kader; also Tony Ashworth for mixing the episode. Our guests – Heterophobia and Elephant Rifle were on point and fantastic. Couldn’t have done it with out you all. WLP also would like to thank: Our listeners, guests, and Patreon supporters; The Reno News & Review, This is Reno, John Waters, Kevin Smith, MC Chris, Bobby Slayton, THe Don & Mike Show, Howard Stern, Marc Maron, Terry Gross, Ira Glass, Last Podcast on the Left, Zomboo, Max Volume, Jamie Woodham, Tom Gordon, Roman “Raggmopp” Dowd, Rick,”Sgt.” Baker, Spencer Kilpatrick, Nico Columbant, Wayne Wright and Reno Tahoe Comedy, Jess Danger, Fresh Bakin’, and Rocky Horror; Reno NV music makers, artists and podcasters; Eric Foreman, Sticker Guy!, Larry Cooper and FUEL, Marianarchy Productions, Reno Punk Rock Flea Market, Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, The Shames, Pinky Polanski, Aversion Therapy, Evan Humphreys, Anyone who sent us a dollar to say their name; each other – We count on each other and every member of the Worst Little Podcast is vital to the show. Lord Stryse: webmaster, Rick”Dogwater Dick” Spagnola: Engineer, Host and Producer, Thee Reverend Rory Dowd: Host, Blogger/Editor and Producer, Nick Ramirez: Host, Blogger/Photos and Producer, Josh “Chewie” Martin: Host, and Producer, “Kadillac” Kim: Host, Co Producer (and former intern), Ian Laughlin: Host, Assistant Engineer, Co Producer (and former intern), Anna “Mouse” Hammond: Co Host, Production assistant, photos (and former intern), all our interns who came and went, our new intern Percy, and finally our families for the understanding, love and support.

WLP – The faces behind the voices – Ian, Chewie, Kadillac Kim, Anna, Rev. Rory, Nick, and Dogwater Dick

Thanks for listening to the first 500 episodes.

Grace Larkins and Sarah Hinz – Evolving Forward – S13 E7

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Grace Larkins and Sarah Hinz - Evolving Forward - S13 E7

We are on Week Two of our Annual WLP Women’s March and joining us are two ladies helping change Reno in surprising ways – Grace Larkins and Sarah Hinz. Grace you may know better musically as Grace Gatsby, a popular musical act a number of years ago, and we open and close this week’s show with her tracks.

Grace Larkins, smiling at the camera.
Grace Larkins

Grace has taken a step back from the stage in recent years, to focus on family and the needs of her daughter Lucy (with her partner and noted Reno musician, Stephen Larkins). Lucy was born with Nonketonic Hyperglycinemia, a rare genetic disorder that has profoundly affected her growth and development. Sean Baker, nephew of Larkins and aspiring filmmaker, recently put together a documentary of their journey and day-to-day lives, titled “We Love Lucy” We talk with Grace about that process and the status of the film.

Sarah Hinz wearing a white t-shirt with black print "Dog mom" where the "o" has a paw print in the middle
Sarah Hinz

Sarah Hinz is the Executive Director at Good Luck Macbeth. She replaced good friend of the show, Chris Daniels, as he moves on to other projects, and brings with herself a wealth of talent. In addition to guiding the theater’s season, Sarah is also heading up their “Elevate” initiative, which aims to purchase the local historic musicians union hall they currently rent and rehabilitate and redevelop the property into an accessible community performing arts center.

Chewie rounds out the show with another selection from his vault – the incomparable Stacy Tholle with Gunshot Likker. The guys also review some upcoming events on the Reno calendar (that may have already happened by the time of this posting).

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Irreplaceable Beings: Full Circle – S13 E5

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Irreplaceable Beings: Full Circle - S13 E5

This week’s guests are two of the most badass drummers has Reno ever produced. Pierre Marche, notably of Screeching Weasel, Suckapunch and Stevedave; and Jason Thomas of December, Cranium, Kate Cotter and many others.

3/4 front profile of Pierr looking across the room with a smirk
THE Pierre Marche

Pierre has put together a new EP and a new lineup for the band he fronts – Irreplaceable Beings.
The new lineup includes Jason in the drumpit. We dive right into their relationship that they’ve had since high school marching band. It’s an amazing journey through the Reno music scene.

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Jason ‘Machinebeast” Thomas

Irreplaceable Beings newest release, Pasadena Ave, is super tight, poppy, aggressive punk rock, remaining sweet, funny and sincere as previous ones. Pierre is a pretty romantic guy. We hear a bit about how the record was made at Pus Cavern and a few songs that are all great.
You can catch them March 17 at the Matador in Reno for a St. Patrick’s Day punk rock show , with Last One Down and the legendary Suckapunch!

St. Patrick's Day Punk Rock Show featuring - Sucka Punch - Last 1 Down - Irreplaceable Beings - March 17 - Matador Lounge - $10 - 8pm - over 21 - 445 california ave, Reno, NV
St. Pat’s flyer

Chewie treats us all with a new segment where he brings in an old cassette from the early nineties and plays us a blast from the past on his Sony Walkman. This week’s “From Chewies Vault “ selection is the mighty GOB! Pierre in turn treats us to an epic story about GOB. It’s a great mix of now and then this week on WLP.

A Sony Walkman, Lagunitas Daytime, Bosses's Daughter EP and a casettee comp of Reno
Chewie’s Corner

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

Attack of the Triflin’ B’s – S13 E3

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Attack of the Triflin’ B’s - S13 E3

This week we have half, or possibly two fifth’s, of Triflin’ Bitches: The mild-mannered Scott Sherwood on bass and local lunatic Logan Bongiovani on guitar and vocals. Unfortunately, the normally rock-solid drummer, Scott Hauder, couldn’t make it at the last minute (Nick adds some shakers and beatbox here and there). Also absent from the proceedings are the fingers and voices of John Frederick, the keyboardist. John has taken a gig in Hawaii and will be reuniting with the Bitches in half a year (for some half-naked, bad-decision fueled show, no doubt). In the meantime, the band will be shaking things up, having fun with new arrangements of their songs, and adding a female vocalist to the mix. Stay tuned for more on this developing story.

Logan laughing talking into a mike, seated on a stool holding a guitar and a beer. Scott in a beanie and jacket looking at the camera neutrally
Scott and Logan

Logan gives us the low down on their new EP “Eu De Vistige” out now on bandcamp.  We have a fun quiz and we meet our new intern Percy! We also get some fully produced studio tracks!

Intern, Percy, face obscured by long wavy brunette hair. watches while Rick mixes music with his back to the camera, bald in a back t-shirt with obscured wording
Learning at the desk of the master

This Saturday 1/28/23 we will see you at our LIVE 500th episode show at Cypress in midtown with DJ StaxOfWax, Heterophobia, Elephant Rifle, the WLP crew, giveaways and fun! Come celebrate this milestone with us!

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Pongo and Logan

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Jonathan Louis – Hand Solo – S13 E2

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Jonathan Louis - Hand Solo - S13 E2

Welcome back, Renophiles! This week’s guests are session musicians Jonathan Louis and Darion Jordan from The Band Cell, friends of the show! The Band Cell has been on a few times before, which you can check out here and here. However, THIS time is even more specialer as we check out Jonathan’s solo drummer rock opera experience, “Power. Passion. Drums!”, relased with the new year.

cover art for Jonathan Louis' album, "Power Passion Drums", image of Jonathan yelling wearing Jeans and a black t-shirt that reads "I destroy silence" superimposed over pictures of drums and cymbals

Due to the snow and icy roads, we decided to have the show over Zoom. It’s always more fun in person but whatcha gonna do? Safety first! (or third) We make the best of it online with two of the nicest rippers of rock, prog, and humor in the Reno-Tahoe area. Join us for the fun and a little insanity.

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…And join us for our 500th episode LIVE! at Cypress music hall in midtown Reno Saturday January 28th at 7pm with DJ StaxOfWax, Heterophobia, and ELEPHANT RIFLE! Hope to see you there!

Thanks for listening!

Boss’ Daughter – Endless PARTYTIME – S13 E1

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Boss' Daughter - Endless PARTYTIME - S13 E1

Happy New Year, friends and listeners! Welcome back!
We are so happy to have one of the hardest working bands out there kicking off Season 13! The honed and road tested Boss’ Daughter! Bossy D is Jamie Locks (drums), Danny Paul (bass), and Chris Fox (lead singer and guitar).
8 years deep in their prolific and seemingly endless adventures in punk rock, they’re recently signed onto a new label, SBAM RECORDS, released a new 7″ “Okay/Photography,” and have a busy tour schedule planned for 2023. They’re on fire and ready to party all over the US, starting with a ten day west coast stint that kicked off a few days after recording this show!

a bearded Chris Fox, standing and singing into a mic, with Danny Paul, seated and playing bass guitar
Chris Fox and Danny Paul

We’ve had the pleasure of checking in on this punk power trio since their inception. As well as with their various other projects, especially Chris (who’s been in like 69 bands I believe). They’re still fast, furious, deep, and hilarious.

Jamie Locks seated at a drumset that reads "PARTY" on the bass head
Jamie Locks

They are having a record release show at 40 Mile Saloon February 18th for the new album “Bouts With Bummers” which drops February 10th. We hear a bunch of songs from said record and a song called Bouts With Bummers that’s not on the album of the same name. You’ll just have to listen for why that is.
It was a high energy kick in the pants this week, that’s for sure.

Join us for our live 500th Episode celebration at Cypress music hall on Saturday January 28th 7pm with DJ StaxOfWax , Heterophobia and Elephant Rifle! See the event page on Facebook.
Life is short and we love you. It’s good to be back!

Thanks for listening!