Rachael and Mikie – All About That Bass – S8 E9
Welcome to this weeks Worst Little Podcast! It’s our last week of our Women’s March shows. It’s been a pleasure to bring you these four shows showcasing strong female voices in Reno music. This week we have the one and only Rachael McElhiney of Failure Machine and Buster Blue, and the legendary Mikie Shame of the Shames, Eddie and the Subtitles, and more! We’re asking these bad ass ladies a slew of questions and listening to some amazing tunes! Press play now!
Rachael and Mikie are both powerhouses with lots of history in the music scene in Reno. Rachael just got back from a small tour surrounding her appearance with Failure Machine at Treefort Music Fest in Boise. Mikie has been singing and playing bass in Reno since 2002 and continues to be a vital member of the punk scene, with her most recent shows being with Eddie and the Subtitles.
Both ladies have some really cool shows coming up. Rachael is performing solo at the Loud As Folk 7 Year Anniversary festival at Pignic, Saturday April 7th. Mikie is playing with the Subtitles April 13th for Debauch-a-Reno, the Sticker Guy 25th anniversary, at Jub Jub’s! We couldn’t be more excited for those shows!
Thanks so much to Rachael and Mikie for spending their Monday night with us. I for one feel pretty honored to spend time with these rad humans!
Be sure to go out and support your local music scene this weekend. Here’s my picks:
Thursday – True Violet with special Guest Georgia Maestro at St. James Infirmary. 8PM 21+
Thursday Night Trivia at the Jungle! with our favorite trivia host and podcast guest Aubrey Forston. 8PM 21+
Saturday – Void Vator // Disastroid // The Grimtones at Shea’s. 8PM 21+ $6/7
Boss’ Daughter European Tour Kickoff Party at Sierra Taphouse. 9PM 21+
Sunday – Soul Correction, Josiah Knight and The Get Ahead 7PM 21+ $5
Beyond – This Wednesday see Five Alarm Funk with Redfield Clipper at The Saint! 7PM 21+ $8/10
Wednesday, April 11th check out our good friend Johnny Thunderpiss at DED, Hate To Share, Fate Awaits at Jub Jub’s 8PM 21+
Don’t miss the Loud As Folk Anniversary festival, April 5-8 at Pignic. Follow the link for details!
Be sure to keep your eyes open for Marianarchy updates. Lineup is coming soon! Pro tip: get your tickets for Larry and His Flask NOW. These tickets will sell out and we don’t want you to miss any of the fun at the Jub Jub’s Marianarchy weekend! Gremfest updates will be rolled out as soon as I have those, too.
WLP is looking for raffle donations for this May’s Marianarchy, the biannual celebration of our departed friend and patron saint of Reno Music, Marrianne Sota. This year we are raising money for our friend and Reno local Brian Smith. Brian recently suffered a heart attack and could use some community love. Hit any of us at the podcast up if you have a donation!
Thanks for listening, Reno! We’re pretty humbled by your ongoing support, shares, likes, and comments. If you have an event or band you would like us to promote give us a holler! If you would like to help us pay the taxes and stuff, head over to our Patreon. We are committed to recording and archiving Reno music like we have for the last 7 years but we could use your help! Even a couple of bucks is rad! We are taking next week off so Rick can chill with Jesus and the Easter Bunny, but we will be back April 9th with Alphabet Cult!
The Grimtones – So There Were These Bears – S8 E8
Welcome to the Worst Little Podcast. We’re live from the recent, snowy past this week for our third installment of our Women’s March shows with The Grimtones! For the first time ever our awesome intern Shrek got to hang out in studio A with Nick and Kim! Congrats on making it across the hallway, Shrek! This week we’re asking important questions like: are you still friends with her and is she going to listen to this podcast? Tune in for fat, sweaty, German brats, botched circumcisions, and punk rock battle wounds (RIP, Alise’s ankle). But MOST IMPORTANTLY, there’s some badass music from one of Reno’s strongest lady musicians.
The Grimtones spend their days cookin’ hot dogs, snorting kool-aid, fumblin’ about on yee plotter, and recording music. You can see Michelle, Carter, and young Nick, March 31st at Shea’s. They’re currently hard at work recording their new album at Dogwater Studios.
Thanks for the clap, Carter, and thanks to the Grimtones for being such excellent guests! Next week we have guest host Mikey Ramirez from The Shames joining us to interview Rachel McElhiney of Failure Machine and Alise Corbin of SWIGS for our final week of Women’s March shows!
Go see a couple of shows this weekend! Here’s Kim’s picks:
Friday – Acid Teeth // ManifeStatioN // Infecto Skeletons // Grimedog at Sheas. 8PM 21+
Sunday – Moon Hooch w/ The Accidentals & Six Mile Station at The Saint. 8PM 21+
Beyond – Stay tuned for updates about Grem Fest and the 14th Marianarchy!
Thanks for listening to another week of us getting drunk with our friends and thanks to Shrek for being hilarious. Life is short and we love ya, Reno.
Failure Machine – Get Stuffed – S7 E36
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Worst Little Podcast! This week we have something to be extra thankful for. Our guests this week are the phenomenally talented folks of Reno’s best Garage Soul band, Failure Machine.
Failure Machine’s current lineup is Spencer Kilpatrick on guitar and singing stuff, Clintonious Philbin on drums, and Rachael McElhiney plays bari sax and also does singing stuff.
Failure Machine plays all the cool basements and sometimes they play for the rest of us who aren’t cool enough for basements. See Failure Machine’s next show at The Saint, New Years Eve! It’s a Failure Machine, Dainesly, and Team Francis high school prom do-over! As a special treat, they’ll be performing soul covers of Misfits songs. I am really excited, guys.
Thanks so much for being our guest this week! We can’t wait to see you again!
It may be Thanksgiving weekend, but don’t fret, Reno isn’t going to let a little thing like a family holiday get in the way of our good time. If you need an excuse to flee awkward conversations and racist uncles, this list might be for you!
Thursday – Thanksgiving orphans (like myself – holler) can find food and friends at the following local bars. Bring something to share!
Shea’s Tavern – Head down for Shea’s annual Thanksgiving potluck starting at 3 p.m. Check out the event page for details. The party goes all night long.
Pignic Pub & Patio – An Orphan Thanksgiving starts at 3 p.m. at Pignic. Check out the event page and post what you’re bringing!
Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor – Head down for Jub’s Annual Friendsgiving Potluck at 6 p.m. Give them a heads up about what you’re bringing to share here!
Go for the food, stay for the friends, and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Friday – It’s Record Store Day at Recycled Records! They’re raffling off some great prizes to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Go for the 2,000 new to you records and stay for the live music going all day! 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Kid friendly
LIT at Night, Reno’s racy, raucous, “anything goes” reading & performance series is back! Come bare + share as little or as much as you like. Studio on 4th 21+ $3 suggested donation
Soul Slap returns to Pignic this Friday night. Host Tony Walker welcomes a rotating crew of vocalists for what always turns out to be Reno’s best Friday night dance party. 21+ 10 p.m. No cover.
Saturday – Make Him A Steak, a groove based pedal steel trio, will be releasing their debut EP titled To Eat at The Saint. There will be performances by Redfield Clipper, Team Francis, and DJ The Terrible! Details here. 21+ 8 p.m.
Old time western string band, Western Spectres, plays at Pignic this Saturday night with support by Huckleberry Road! Details here. 21+ 10 p.m No cover.
Sunday – Tommy Stinson’s (The Replacements) Cowboys in the Campfire Reno comes to 7th Street Station. This is a private house show with a very limited amount of tickets left. Click on the event link for more details! All ages. 7 p.m.
That wraps up this week’s excellent show. Thanks for listening, Reno!
Murderock – Here To Slay – S7 E33
Welcome to the spookiest little podcast in all the land. For your listening horror this week, we have Reno metal band, Murderock! Listen up for LOTS of talk about murder, sex robots, and some exclusive new music from our band. Let’s do this!
Murderock comes from the Nevada wastelands to destroy everything you love! Neat! They are: Freddie Ferox (vox), Franky Ferox (guitar), Temporary Brian(bass), Zachy Ferox (drums), Sammi Ferox (shotgun)
Murderock has been busy this year slaying crowds and burying the bodies. Check them out at Offbeat Festival this weekend at Studio on 4th and next on December 7th at Shea’s with alt-metal band from LA, KrashKarma.
This week is HUGE for music in Reno. Thursday through Saturday is Offbeat Festival, a city wide music showcase featuring 103 bands! That’s a whole lot of live music. I’ll try not to leave anything out, but click here for the full Offbeat schedule and get your wristbands now. Check out all of the things and report back!
Thursday – Hellbound Glory is playing the opening night of Offbeat Fest. It’s going to be a packed house. Come get your writstbands and see some great outlaw country at The Saint! Details and tickets for Offbeat here! 21+ 7 p.m.
Reno staple Loud As Folk is back at Pignic featuring Britt Straw and Mason Frye. Get your local folk on and drink some $4 Lagunitas beer while you’re there. 21+ $5 suggested donation.
Friday – Head to Shea’s Friday night for the SWIGS album release party. Get your surf-punk on with SWIGS, Apache, Bloody Waters, and Pink Awful. 21+ 8 p.m. Free with your Offbeat wristband $10 without.
Also Friday catch podcast host Nick Ramirez with his band Roxxy Collie at Third Street Bar, along with Tag Along Friend, Youngblood, and Kelli Schaefer. Click here for details and set times. 21+ 8 p.m. Free with wristband, $10 at the door.
Saturday – More Offbeat madness is happening city wide. You have lots of choices to make Saturday night, but one of them should be to see Cave Clove (SF) at your second favorite Irish watering hole, Ceol. Cave Clove is the side project of Travis Hayes guitarist, Brent Curriden. 8 p.m. 21+
The Saint is hosting local favorites Silver during Saturday Night’s Music Showcase! Also featured is Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra, The Seshen, and Royal Jelly Jive! 21+ 8 p.m. Free with wristband. Cover at the door.
As if you weren’t already conflicted about Saturday night (god knows I am), the SNAFU Family Showcase and $1 Beer Festival is happening at Pignic from 4 p.m. on. Check out Failure Machine, Shotgun Sawyer, and more! 21+ Free with wristband $5 at the door.
If I make it through this weekend I will talk to ya’ll on Monday, when we welcome Reno based singer-songwriter Liam Kyle Cahill to the podcast. However, there are serious doubts about my ability to survive this years Offbeat. Wish my liver luck.
For all of us at the Worst Little Podcast, life is short and we love you. See you out there and thanks for listening.
Salythian – Metal AF – S7 E30
Oh, hi. Welcome to this week’s Heaviest Little Podcast!
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This week we have the talented AF dudes from Reno metal-core band, Salythian. These Reno natives laid some serious rock and roll on us here at Dogwater Studio. Not only are they seriously accomplished musicians, they’re social media wizards. Listen up to hear how they do the thing they do.
This mostly instrumental trio is made up of Amar Barboza- (Drums), Tell Gresko- (Bass), and Dawson Copeland- (Guitar).
Thanks to the band for being on the show! We had a great time interviewing you three and we’ll be looking out for your upcoming shows. Follow them on Facebook so you can too! Salythian rocks. Literally.
In other news, I would like to give a shout out to Headquarters Bar and to the bands that played Saturday night to raise money for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. SWIGS, One Ton Dually, and Riptide Bandits slayed that room and raised $360. If you haven’t visited Headquarters yet, get your tail down there. It is Reno As Fuck in the best way. If you’re inclined to help your fellow Renoites make downtown greater than ever, head over to their fundraiser page. There are some pretty sweet rewards, but really, the only reward I need is HQ staying open so I can see more rad shows like Saturday night’s.
This week your to do list includes some kick ass shows, and one incredibly bizarre event staring Cory Feldman. Weren’t expecting that, were ya… Check out my picks for the week:
Reno’s favorite folk/Americana music venue, Pignic Pub & Patio, turns 3 this Thursday. Show up for a $10 Pig Roast Dinner and $20 All You Can Drink Pints, as well as $4 Wells & Cocktail Specials. Six Mile Station will be filling your ear holes with some crazy great music. Event details here! 5 p.m. 21+
The T Sisters from Oakland, joined by Dainesly and Rachel McElhiney of Failure Machine and Buster Blue, perform in Reno as a benefit for Emily Reese on October 12th at The Saint. Doors at 6 p.m. 21+ $15
At the Holland Project see one of my FAVORITE acts, Pinegrove, joined by Florist & Lomelda. Info here! 7 p.m. All ages. $14
You have two chances to see this seasons best burlesque show at Studio on 4th Friday and Saturday! See Hellbound Beauty at 7 p.m. 21+ $20
Our friends at Headquarters bar are throwing a Friday the 13th Stranger Things party. Go to the upside down if you are so inclined. 10 p.m. 21+ No cover.
Reno is about to throw some weird your way with the Corey Feldmen and the Angels show at Faces NV this weekend. Show up for some real strange times with a former child star, some drag queens, and some great comedy from local Aubry Forston. 7 p.m. 21+ $30
Tunetrax is partnering with Reno Mural Expo to present Scott Pemberton Band and Silver for a Rock n’ Roll good time. Doors 8:30 p.m. 21+
Gina Rose is playing at the Holland Project with Girlpool and Palm. That’s some serious girl power right there. Details here. 7 p.m. All ages. $12
Join Weapons of Mass Creation, in partnership with Reno Mural Expo, Good Luck Macbeth and Tunetrax, as they preview a one of a kind hip-hopera for the release of Generation WE Vol. I . Show dates for this new play will be announced soon. There’s already plenty of buzz about this. Go see for yourself. Free.
There’s a lot of great shit happening in Reno. Get out and see some of it!
Thanks for listening!
Failure Machine – Horn Dawgs – S5 E4
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Can you git up wit’cha git down? We got Failure Machine on with us this week. That’s right, the (second) triumphant return of our beloved FIRST production assistant, Spencer Kilpatrick and his bandmates, Clinton Philbin, Harry Mahony and Zac Curtis. I know – I hear your surprise – there are now FOUR members of Failure Machine, because they added a horn section
(there’s actually about to be five, but the bassist isn’t official yet, so fuck him).
We also take a call form a representative for PostWar. Francis? Frederick? Franklin? Don’t know the guy, was really confusing, possibly on drugs. Luckily, PostWar frontman, Sutafe Bogale, came homand saved us from a trainwreck of a phone call. They have a show TONIGHT at The Knitting Factory with Bluff Caller and Cad Bane. You should chekkit out!
If you have to wait for the weekend for your party time, don’t forget to check out Failure Machine at St. James Infirmary Friday night, with The Letters Home (LA) and Hungry Skinny (SF)! Good ol’ Spencer says it’s gonna be a wild rockin’, foot tapppin’ dancin’ kind of night!
I would be remiss if I did not mention the addition – nay! the doubling of members of the band since last we saw them. Failure Machine has added a horn section! I like to affectionately call them “The Hairy Sac Blowers”, but Harry Mahony and Zac Curtis seemed to be less than thrilled. Fuck them too then, It’s my show. Nice guys, though.
At any rate, Thanks For Listening!
Failure Machine – Entertainment Cattle – S3 E32
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Do you know where your drink is?
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Howdy, kiddos! Hope you’re having a great week!
Despite the fact that I still am wounded by the cold, bitter sting of him going out for a pack of cigarettes and never coming home, and he looks like Eddie Vedder mated with a brillo pad, we have the ONE AND ONLY Spencer, The Intern back on the show today! He brings with him, the always amazing Clint Philbin once more. In the fallout of The Big Bad, the two of them have teamed up to form the rocktastic and groove-makin’, Failure Machine. Two-man, distorted Motown covers and originals, they don’t need no stinkin’ band. They give us a bunch of double shots of songs and lay it down.You can follow them on Facebook or bandcamp if you want to check out some of what they do.
We also get down, if you will, with Murdoc Brickel. Murdoc comes to us from The Night Of Fetish and Fantasy(NOFF) 2013. Put on by the National Leather Association of Northern Nevada, this annual event is for fetishists, kinksters and sexy people of all levels and persuasions. Murdoc himself is a total freak and pervert. He kinda made the guys uncomfortable by being even MORE naked than Rev. Rory (who always wears nothing but a bow tie and a smile). But we had a lot of fun talking about the event that is THIS WEEKEND at Candela’s Nightclub.
Lots of fun stuff going this weekend in Reno/Sparks – Pumpkinpalooza, The Holland Project Cover Show, A Whiskey Social and lots more. Get out and enjoy your city!
Thanks for listening!