Skycats are GOOOOOO! – S7 E24
Hello and congrats to Famous Dave’s for being voted best Reno podcast! This week your second favorite and ONLY Worst Little Podcast has cooked up something really special for you. We have Skycats in the studio, FINALLY! Yours truly, Kadillac Kim, has been so excited to showcase them on the podcast that I have hardly been able to contain myself. To say that this duo is talented would be the understatement of the century. Or at least like the last few minutes. I’m very dramatic. Anyway, listen up to hear me fangirl all over them (it gets messy).
But first, something completely different! We have on the phone all the way from Texas, Jordan from Portland band Coastlands. They took a minute out of their busy tour schedule to talk to us about their upcoming show at the Saint (while shooting a music video, for fuck’s sake). We have a short interview and a song we’re previewing for you here in internet land. Coastlands is playing at the Saint Aug 26th with podcast veterans Moons Of Vega and Pink Awful. Listen up to get a taste of the shoegazey goodness. I’ll be sharing the video as soon as I have my hands on it, so keep an eye out for that and be sure to go to the show with us! Or at least me, you know I get around…
But back to Skycats! Skycats is a collaboration between Reno’s own Grace Hayes and Bazooka Zac. Both accomplished musicians in their own rights, together they make magic. Space magic. Or something. You heard Zac’s beats on last week’s podcast when we featured Redfield Clipper. Grace had a viral hit with the Reno Anthem, and while I’m certain she doesn’t want to be known for a silly diddy about her hometown, Reno is certainly grateful to be featured so positively by such a colossal local talent. So thanks, Grace!
They sum up their bands sound on their Facebook page calling it a dreampop, synthwave, kaleidoscope of sound and color, exploring the space between darkness and light through hauntingly beautiful jazz vocals and rich electronic textures. Accurate.
Keep your eyes on Skycats. They’re going places.
Thanks to Grace and Zac for being excellent guests on this week’s podcast!
This week in Reno music, be sure to check out alllllll the things I am about to drop on you. Are you prepared? It’s gonna be heavy…
Kelly Proud and WLP alumn Brit Straw are making music magic at the Saint with the support of Glen Osburn! Event details here. 21+ 9 p.m. No Cover.
Also Thursday through Sunday, catch Reno native motel grunge band The Run Up at the Terrace Lounge at the Peppermill. They’re wrapping up their summer tour and are promising fun times and cold drinks. 21+ 7 p.m. No Cover
The Space Whale lighting is happening at 8:15 Friday night. Come down to see the fully realized version of the Space Whale and to stroke Kim’s ego!
If you’re into Ska, head over to Alturas on the Down Low this Friday night for Mokey/ American Slacker Society / Abandon Minds. Monkey has been described as America’s most hard working band. Go find out why. 8 p.m. 21+ No cover
This Saturday and Sunday is Reno Art Fest – On The River! Catch live performances from Grace Hayes, Kate Cotter, Milton Merlos, Athena McIntyre, Mel Wade, Tyler Stafford, Britt Straw, Greg Gilmore, Justin McMahon, Todd Ballowe, Nick Eng, The Electric and the Tim Tucker Band at Reno at City Plaza (by the Space Whale!). Fine art, live music, food trucks and beer! August 19 and 20, 2017, 10a.m. until 6p.m. All ages.
Make a point to head to the Holland project to check out Between The Lyrics: A Celebration Of Hip Hop. This fundraiser for Holland Reno will feature artwork from over 40 different local artists, live music and delicious food provided by Nom Eats. This year’s theme is Socio-Political lyrics and each artist was given a random verse to work with. The show will be going down Saturday August 19th at 7pm. All artwork will be sold on a first come first serve basis, don’t miss out!!! All ages.
Closing out Reno art fest is a Grace Hayes solo set with a Skycats chaser. Right by the Space Whale from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a show at Pignic at 7 p.m. Grace is celebrating her birthday by treating Reno to not one, but TWO shows! Thanks and Happy Birthday, Grace!
As always, thanks for tuning in and turning up.
Redfield Clipper – The Duke Abides – S7 E23
Welcome to this week’s Worst Little Podcast!
We’re super excited to have the Duke and Clip from Redfield Clipper on the show! This seven piece (!!!) eclectic hip hop group combines elements of Jazz, electronica, and traditional hip hop. They’re joining us to share some never before heard tracks from their newest album, Beach Master, and holy cow (see what I did there?), are they good. Don’t believe me? Listen for yourselves and find out what a Beach Master actually is! This show is fun *and* educational!
Redfield Clipper is comprised of Redfield Clipper – Vox/ Guitar,
The Duke of Blunts- Vox/ Bass, Chris Sexton (c$exmoney)- Vox/ Keys,
Greg Lewis- Drumset, Eric Johnson- TenorSax, Jef Derderian – Trumpet, Andy Bryant – Electronics/samples/synth. This is a true Reno super group that has been playing together since 2012. They release their first music video off Beach Master Sunday, August 6, 2017. Subscribe to their YouTube channel to be notified when it is released.
Redfield Clipper recently opened for Afro Man at Shea’s and have graced the stage at the Holland Project and the Saint. Keep tabs on them here for show dates.
In other Reno news, there has been a humpback whale sighting in downtown Reno! Keep your eyes on City Plaza (where the Believe sculpture is located) to see the great whale erection. There will be a dedication ceremony and reception hosted by the city of Reno on August 8th. Yours truly will be there, along with the rest of the Space Whale crew and we would love to see you there.
In the meantime, check out my picks for the rest of the weekend:
Thursday night is the PBR Blue Ribbon Award Party at Shea’s. Starting at 6 you can stuff your faces with free BBQ sponsored by Pabst, and wash it all down with FREE BEER until 8 p.m.
After you’re nice and buzzy off PBR, head to Pignic for local music scene staple, Loud As Folk. This month Spike and the gang bring you national touring one man band, Acousta Noir, with supporting local acts Rachael McElhinney and Brendon Lund of Failure Machine and Silver. 8 p.m. Loud As Folk is donation based with this months proceeds going to Our Center.
Friday be sure to hit Jub Jub’s for the Voted Best Camp fundraiser show. Voted Best Camp provides shelter to starving musicians such as Chris Fox and Jonathan Daniel. For just a few dollars you can make sure your favorite local band members don’t die in the desert. Doors at 8 p.m.
If you’re looking for something completely different, head to Alturas on the Downlow for their Totally Gnarly 80s party featuring the original members of Bow Wow Wow. Costumes mandatory. 9 p.m.
Saturday night check out Reno punk band, Reno, We Have a Problem at Abby’s Highway 40. It’s a party for no reason, which is the best kind of party. 9 p.m. No cover. Pants optional.
If you’re looking for slightly more shoe gazing (just kidding, this thing is a riot), head to Monolith for Drink 182, Reno’s first and best emo night. Sing your favorite emo and pop punk tunes with the whole crowd. It’s where I’ll be! 9 p.m. No cover.
Sunday at 5 p.m. is Alturas on the Downlow’s weekly BBQ potluck with music by Leroy of Hellbound Glory! Don’t miss it. No cover.
Last but not least, Monday see Haunted Summer + Avi Buffalo, People with Bodies, Night Rooms at the Holland Project. If you haven’t heard People With Bodies yet, get down there. 8 p.m. $7. All ages.
This is your friendly reminder that if you have an event or a band you think we should know about let us know! Thanks for listening, Reno!
SWIGS – Hot Buttery and Flaky – S7 E21
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.
Thursday nights Live On The Lid concert series features excellent local band The John Whites from 5:30 to 7:00. Admission is free!
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.
Also Saturday join The John Dough Boys and Spike Mcguire on the final night of their tour! 8 p.m at Alturas on the Down Low. No cover!!
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.
Trevor “Trevair” Snowden – Stomie Hole – S7 E19
Hello and Welcome to the Worst little Podcast!
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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.
Bazooka Zoo and the Ghost of Chewie – S3 E30
Too much fun for just one ear!
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Local pioneers of space rock, Bazooka Zoo stopped by the Dogwater Studios this week. The came, they drank, they laid down the laws of interstellar audio physics. They don’t mess around – they drank all of the beer and played all the musics! You can check them out on Facebook and listen to them Soundcloud.
We also get in touch with a BIG comic and friend of the show, Susan Young. She’s coming back to Reno this weekend to the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club in the Pioneer Underground. We bullshit with her for a while as usual, then she just casually drops that she’s actually opening for the Unknown Comic, Murray Langston! Maybe it’s just that I’m starting to get old, but I about wet myself when I heard that. You should check out their show and this rare live appearance this Friday and Saturday at 8pm – Susan Jones and The Unknown Comic.
We also have a fun chat with Buddy, Phillip J. Brown. Phillip is putting on the Drag Queen Boxing at The Alley on Saturday, October 12. I know… aren’t all of those words just magical? Announced by Ian Sorenson, these ladies of the ring will throw down for a great charity – Build Our Center. Our Comedian Commentators include Ed Adkins, Amanda Alvey, The Reverend Rory Dowd, Stacy Johnson, and Ginger Divine.
Bazooka Zoo also have some upcoming shows that you should check out – This Friday in fact. Listen to the show for more deets! Bazooka are a band you don’t want to miss the chance to dance off into the wild night sky with.
Thanks for Listening!