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Eric Marks and Sprocket – Sick, Sad World S12 E10

Season 12
Season 12
Eric Marks and Sprocket - Sick, Sad World S12 E10
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Hello, loyal listeners! Rev. Rory here and it’s good to be back from my sojourn deep into the land of Navel Contemplation. As usual, a lot on tonight’s show was completely unexpected – including my appearance on the Patreon portion of the show (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, follow the link and subscribe). It really is great to be back on the bus with my podcast cohorts and friends.

Jessi 'Sprocket' Janusee, laughing with crossed legs in striped leggings , a black hoodie, and red bandanna
Sprocket

First up, we take some time to talk with Jessi ‘Sprocket’ Janusee, Communications Director at The Generator and Founder of the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market, a dynamic makerspace extravaganza, now celebrating it’s 5th year! The Generator has just opened at it’s new location this year – a warehouse space almost twice the size of the last, leading to more opportunity for controlled chaos and fun. The event is going to be pretty insane, with everything from local art vendors to a regional punk rock band lineup with over 25 acts to Drag Queen Story Time for the kiddos to a pugil stick gladiator ring and much much more. It’s really one of the best local events around – and you can’t beat the price $5 per day or $8 for both days, leeaving you that much more money to buy local art! And if you’re interested, you can inquire about becoming a member of The Generator and taking advantage of all their makerspace and educaiton al opportunities throughout the whole year!

Eric Marks, smiling broadly in an orange t-shirt, posing with the microphone, leaning to his right
Eric Marks

We also welcome back to the show our good friend, Eric Marks. Eric is the bassist for Enslave the Creation, a local technical metal band, and that’s how you met him before. But! There is so much more to this restless creative. In addition to bassing, Eric is also a well known photojournalist whose images have appeared in many local magazines and journals (Reno News and Review, This Is Reno, Reno Tahoe Tonight). He is also the lens behind the images of Reno Street Photography, a more artistic and ground-level view of some of the corners of our fair city. We talk a lot about his work over the years.

(L to R) Jessi 'Sprocket' Janusee, Kadillac Kim, Nick Ramirez, Eric Marks and Reverend Rory Dowd smiling and crowding in for a group photo
Jessi ‘Sprocket’ Janusee, Kadillac Kim, Nick Ramirez, Eric Marks and Reverend Rory Dowd

If you’re keeping your ear to the ground, you probably already know this, but in case you don’t: Psychedelic Jazz Rock Group, Apollo Suns, from Winnipeg MB Canada, is rolling through Reno on April 14th for their “Relationships of Force Tour”. The group is absolutely going to blow your mind and the doors off at The Elbow Room in Sparks. Starting at 8:30, local Nuclear Funk group (and upcoming podcast guests), Phat Mark, will open up the night and get you feeling right! Follow this link for details!

That’s all I know, folks. SO, as usual: Thanks for Listening

Enslave the Creation – Full House, But No Full Deck – S5 E8

Season 05
Season 05
Enslave the Creation - Full House, But No Full Deck - S5 E8



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Smile while your face melts, nancy!

The Worst Little Podcast – 2015 04 13 – Download Link

Wow! This episode is tight like your mom money clip! We welcome Enslave the Creation, a Reno progressive death metal band, to the show. It’s literally what happens when you combine prog rock and deathmetal.

Eric Marks, smiling big, with an illustrated rainbow heart drawn around the image.

Teen Heartthrob, Eric!

They come in all nice and congenial and not too smelly, then proceed to lay down enormous face-melting metal! Structured, clean, practiced and blazing. Holy fuckballs, Batman! “Are you ready for brutality?” was actually asked of us during the show. We were not entirely ready – and all this was sans drummer and vocals! You can listen to more of their music at the Enslave the Creation’s reverbnation page. (For you Reno-music-philes, they play in the same league as Cranium.)

Chris Portugal looking tough in a full beard.

Wut.

Enslave the Creation is Eric Marks, Mike Stewart,  Chris Portugal, and Jared Klein. Klien was unable to make it on account of being a loser living in Sacramento, but they muddle on with an excellent track of him nailing all of their songs. They are perpetually auditioning for a lead singer. They’ve never  found quite the right match in 5 YEARS of playing shows. If you think you’ve got what it takes, hit them up.

Mike Stewart, wide eyed and staring right at the camera.

No, Mike, only you can hear THOSE voices.

Also in studio are Cameron Shirey, Matt Biondi, Ryan Kelly and Bill Ware,  a group of Reno actors, writers and directors who have collaborated in a short film project called “Battle of the Band”. It’s about a contest with only one contestant, but not like you think. Primary shooting begins in May With an expected showing of the film in July at the Good Luck Macbeth theater.

Cameron Shirey pointing at Ryan's shirt (left), Ryan Kelly looking up and right, concernedly (Right), Matt Biondi looking scared (Center)

“We’re gonna be stars, Ma!”

Bill Ware holding a small wooden cross and a can of beer.

Bill found Jesus. He brought the beer.

As always, Thanks for Listening!