Hi, friends. What else can I say, but welcome to Flight 2020, cruising at an altitude of 35,000 feet. If you look out your window from either side of the plane, you can see the iconic “W.T.F” rising from the surrounding hell-scape in 200-ft tall burning letters.
It’s hard to find the energy for levity in this trying time, but we can always find the love. We start this weeks show off with a Marianarchy recap – over $11,000 raised for the Masud family. Pretty fucking amazing, Reno; good job. Online options will definitely be a future component of the fundraiser.
Somehow, we drift into vitamins and diet regimens, and basically sound like a bunch of old dying guys. Oh! Music this week is provided by Dogwater Studios/Cherrybear Records’ “Undiscovered” series: live cuts of up-and-coming area acts dating back to 2012.
And of course we also talk at some length the end of the world … or at least about the events nationally and locally in the aftermath of the public murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis PD. Or comments are taken from Monday 6/1 and our unedited conversation is responding to the events of the prior weekend, including the peaceful protests and riotous conflicts. It would be an understatement to say that we are all dismayed by the continued violence and abusive treatment of Black Americans and all POC at hands of law enforcement of all varieties throughout the US. We do believe Black Lives Matter, as a concept and as a movement. We have a small platform, but we are a part of the chorus standing up for equity and egalitarianism for all citizens. We are allies in the struggle for justice. #sayhisname #georgefloyd #blacklivesmatter #takeaknee
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Hello again ladies and gentlemen. You’ll have to forgive my brevity. I am at this time slaving away in the internet mines, trying to get Marianarchy XVI all set up for you for our first virtual fundraiser. It’s very exciting, but very intense and time consuming.
We talk a lot about the event on the show, and some of the details have changed in the ensuing 3 days, so follow the links and chekkitout. if you’d like to donate or find out more, follow the link to the GoFundMe Page.
This week on the show, we are happy to have SIX TIME guest, Mr. Vague himself: Mark Earnest. A multitalented journalist, musician and songwriter, Mark brings with him some great music from both of his bands, Kanawha and Vague Choir. Mark is a repeat Marianarchist as well, appearing in both the main event and the look back at years past.
Gotta go – links to check, SEO copy to write and videos to upload.
We hope you see us this weekend.
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How are you feeling today, my podcast family? I hope you had as fantastic and frantic weekend as we did! But, more on that later…
Up this week, we have a good friend of the show, Delani White! Delani has been a consistent performer and draw in Reno music spots for a number of years. In fact, she was a past guest of Rev. Rory’s First Friday at Foxy Olive! More about her during the show!
A prolific songwriter, Delani came equipped with a bunch of new songs for us this week – including the secret Patreon subscriber exclusive! Give early , give often, and you too can download exclusive music content AND have the comfortable warm feeling of being a philanthropist helping a struggling podcast!
As you may know, Marianarchy XV was a great success, as usual. The bands were cold and the beer was rocking! Nick and The Rev. are personally thankful of all the bands and donations and volunteering and good that went into the event to help out Shelby Paxton. We do good for ourselves, Reno, Thank You!
I’ll shut up now so you can enjoy the episode.
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Hello! We’re back this week with the excellent, hilarious, and damn entertaining Reno band BASHA! We’ve been looking forward to having them in the studio for ages and they’re finally here! They played us a mess of songs including a RAD Against Me! cover, Rick gives dating advice, and Holly taught us scary German words. Press play!
BASHA is two sisters, Holly and Amber on guitar and vocals, Ben on bass, and Arlis on drums. Catch them next at Holland Project on June 1st, with awakebutstillinbed, Pity Party, and nocapitalsnospaces, then at their summer tour kick-off show at Pignic with Tommy & the Tongues! Thanks so much to the band for hanging with us this week!
While you’re waiting to see BASHA next, check out some shows this weekend! Take your mom!
Friday – Shark In The Water with Ostracized and The Scattering Luau Party at Alturas bar! 21+ 8:30PM $8
Jake Houston, An American Forrest, Margo Cilker at The Loving Cup! GO SEE THIS ONE. Margo Cilker is an awesome singer-songwriter from San Francisco and is one gal you should not miss! 21+ 9PM no cover!
Saturday – Go see our pals Josiah Knight and Spike McGuire at the Taste if Chicago Beer Garden Grand Opening with Spike & Josiah! 21+ 8PM No cover!
It’s here! Go see DRINK-182: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at the Bluebird. It’s Reno’s best emo night, this time with an awesome touring act. Get your ticket ASAP! 21+ 8PM $25
Beyond – Marianarchy 2019 a Benefit for Shelby Paxton May 17th and 18th at Jub Jub’s! Check out the event link for the lineup. It’s gonna be a rad party!
Be sure to head to our Patreon if you like what we do! Big thanks to all our donors for helping us do what we do! And thanks to our newest supporter, Mikie Shame! We’re back next week for our 350th episode with Blue Envy! Thanks for listening!
Hello and welcome to this special episode of the Worst Little Podcast featuring the elusive Atomiks! All the hosts are in the studio and we have a special birthday guest! We drank a couple of cases of beer, polished off the whiskey, and had a damn good time doing it. It’s about time the Reverend George blessed the studio! Press play!
The Atomiks played their last show at the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market. We’ll keep an eye out for upcoming shows and we will update our listeners with all things Atomiks related! Big thanks to George, Luke, and Ben for being on the show this week. We’re big fans.
And Happy birthday to Chewie’s lovely wife Christina! The Atomiks are her favorite band!
Definitely get off your ass and see some shows this weekend:
Friday – Check out this house show featuring multiple previous guests of the show! Sparkle Carpet/Loud In The Morning/Rachbot/So Sol/Tearle/Hector. Ask a punk for the address. 6PM
Leftmore w/ Lucas Paul, Reverend Hylton and Jonny Rolling at Alturas. 21+ 8PM No cover.
Saturday – Pinata Bash – Free Concert at Revision Brewing Company in Sparks featuring our pals Silver! 21+6PM No cover.
Sunday – RMP Songwriter’s Open Mic hosted by Todd South at West St. Market. 5PM All ages.
Beyond – May 11th our buddy and next weeks guest Kyle Cambpell is bringing you Reno’s first and best EMO night, DRINK-182: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Get your tickets ASAP. These shows sell out! 8PM 21+ $20
Marianarchy is coming up May 17th and 18th. Check out the lineup here. We will have a Facebook event up soon!
Day 1 schedule:
5/17 6pm to 1am
11:30pm Reno, We Have A Problem
10:45 Vague Choir
9:15 Flood Fire Death Drought
8:30 Moons of Vega
7:45 Todd Ballowe
7:15 Matthew Howlett
6:45 Doyle Wayne Stewart
6:15 Nick Ramirez
DAY 2 schedule
5/18 3pm to 1am
11 pm @Ozymandias
10:30 Condemned Existence
9pm The Shames
7:30 One Ton Dually
6:45 XxX (SF)
6pm Wily Savage (LA)
5:15 Ummm Jr
4:30 Johnny Bailey
4pm Zack Ryan
3:30 Tom Plunkett
3pm Princess Bombs
Thanks for listening! If you like what we do head to our Patreon to donate to Rick! He puts a lot of work into the show for FREE, so if you could help him out please do. If you donate $5 or more per month you get access to exclusive content in the form of an EXTRA show every week! We’re back next week with the amazing band BASHA!
Hello! This week we’ve got Carolyn and Shaolin Gates of Raksha Paksha in the studio! This is their second appearance on the show (listen to their episode from March of 2017 here). We’re getting angsty and nostalgic. We laughed! We cried! We had a lot of fun! Join us on the emotional roller coaster that is this weeks Worst Little Podcast!
Playing together since 2014, Raksha Paksha is a duo producing an indie pop rock sound infused with jazz influence and all the intimacy and thoughtfulness of the singer-songwriter genre. Keep an eye out on their Facebook page for upcoming shows, including details for their next show at Marianarchy. Thanks a ton to the Gates gal’s for being on the show!
If you’re interested in playing Marianarchy let us know! Send an email or reach out to Kim or Rory on Facebook. Nick is having technical difficulties with his Facebook account so he isn’t seeing your messages. Marianarchy is happening May 17th and 18th at Jub Jub’s. Stay tuned for updates about that coming soon.
Check out a couple of rad shows this weekend. Here’s where I’ll be:
Friday – See our pals Los Pistoleros at The Bluebird Reno 9pm 21+ $5
Saturday – Don’t ,miss Reno’s original emo night, Drink-182 : March Sadness featuring live emo tunes from All Hype No Heart 9PM 21+ $5
Head to our Patreon page to become a subscriber and get access to exclusive content for just $5 a month! We sincerely thank all our patrons and listeners. We’re back next week with Krystal McMullen and Kelly Proud!
Hello! We’re podcasting live from the recent past this week with our friends Boss’ Daughter! Fresh off their Rock Bautumn tour, they’re here recording a bunch of songs (including some brand new ones!) and filling us in on what they’ve been up since we last had them on the show four years ago. (Check out that episode here.) Listen up to hear Tinder murder stories, learn about the band’s drunken alter egos, and to hear what is next for them. Press play!
Voted Reno’s most fun party band (by us), Boss’ Daughter is Chris Fox – Guitar/Vocals, Danny Paul – Bass/Vocals, and Jamie Locks on the Drums, joined by John Underwood – horns/banjo.
Thanks to the band for being here this week! We love the folks in Boss’ Daughter and all their various other bands and projects. They’re some of the hardest working Reno musicians and we look forward to what’s next for this great bunch of dudes. They’re Playing Skate Jam at Jub Jub’s in February, and be sure to check out their show at Shea’s Friday!
Don’t miss any of these shows this weekend:
Friday – Boss’ Daughter/John Dough Boys/Six Mile Station/Outlaw Kindred at Shea’s – $6 – 9pm – 21+
Day one of Marianarchy, benefiting Otto Von Danger at Jub Jub’s 5PM $10 21+ Lineup:
11:45pm Pink Awful
11pm Roxxy Collie
10:15 Vague Choir
9:30 Weapons of Mass Creation
8:45 Basement Tapes
8pm Moons of Vega
7:15 The NERV
5:30 Doyle Stewart
5pm Nick Ramirez
Saturday – Day two of //Marianarchy, a Benefit for Otto Von Danger at Jub Jub’s 3PM $10 21+ Lineup:
11:30 Reno We Have A Problem
10:45 Eddie and the Subtitles
10pm One Ton Dually
9:15 Evil Ash
8:30 Wily Savage (LosAngeles)
7:45 SLUKA (SanDiego)
7pm 2 Inch Fist
5:30 Erin Drive
4:45 Cowboy Indian
4pm Outlaw Kindred
3:30 Tom Plunkett
Sunday – Check out Garage Pop Rock N Roll duo Bruiser Queen at Jub Jub’s Doors @ 7 Show @ 8 $5 21+
Don’t forget that you can contribute to our Patreon if you want to support local music! Can’t wait to see all you crazy kids at Marianarchy this weekend. Say hi when you see us! As always, thanks for listening.
Welcome back to the Worst Little Podcast! This week’s show is a special one. It’s our 300th episode! The whole crew is here and joining us is excellent Grass Valley punk duo, Slutzville. This week’s episode will leave you saying things like “this makes me want to get out there and dance but I’d throw out my back!” and wondering “what’s an Alaskan pipeline?”, and also, “how did these beans get in my bed?” Before we get to the music, here’s a special message from Rory on behalf of all of us at the podcast:
Seven years and three months ago, we had no idea what we were doing. We really weren’t sure how to make a podcast; we weren’t sure how to build an audience, and we certainly had no idea of the great undertaking we had just begun. In the last 300 episodes, I have been lucky enough to witness firsthand the growth and development of hundreds of local musicians, my own friends and the local cultural evolution that we have been a part of for the past near-decade. I have been, and continually am, humbled by the response support and encouragement we have received from our listeners, the musicians, and bands on our show. We are still delighted and tickled that we can be a part of your life every week. Thank you for inviting us into your ears and your brain. You are in our hearts. I would also like to thank my fellow cohosts and creators Nick Ramirez, Rick Spagnola, Josh “Chewbacca” Martin, and Kadillac Kim. I would like to thank them for their continued hard work dedication and passion for this thing we’ve created together. I could not have done this alone and I can think of no better crew to get it done with. You guys are my family. And to all of our interns past present and future keep up the good work. Life is short; I love you. -Thee Reverend Rory Dowd
NOW let’s hear some music! Press play.
Slutzville describes themselves as two loud and vulgar adults always down to tear it up. This two-piece queer punk band from Grass Valley gets around – they’re regulars of the Reno punk scene. Their next show in Reno is July 31st with Naked Aggression / Opposition Rising/ Dissidence at Shea’s. Click the link for more info. Check out their Bandcamp for more! Thanks so much to Slutzville for being on the show. We had a great time and we can’t wait to hear more from you!
Every weekend is a great weekend for music in the Biggest Little City, but THIS weekend is extra. Check out the following:
Friday – Gremfest 2018 has been moved to 40 Mile due to the weather. Don’t fret, you can still see Failure Machine, SWIGS, Hopeless Jack and more this Friday and Saturday! Follow the link for details!
14th annual Marianarchy Day 1 at Jub Jub’s starting at 5PM. See Roxxy Collie, Prince Robot, Alphabet Cult, Pink Awful, and The Shames! Follow the link for details! 21+ $10
Saturday – Marianarchy XIV Day 2 at Jub’s starting at 2PM. 21+ $10
Beyond – Wednesday, May 30th catch Hillbilly Moon Explosion/ Hard Fall Hearts/ Los Pistoleros at Shea’s! 9PM 21+ $15
Thanks for listening to this week’s show, and thanks for sticking with us for the last 300 episodes. We’re taking next week off for Memorial Day but we’ll be back June 4th with newcomers Heterophobia! Have a great long weekend and be safe. We love ya, Reno.
Hello! Welcome back to the Worst Little Podcast. Rory is home with his beautiful new baby (CONGRATS AGAIN!) so Nick, Kim, and Dogwater “Dick in the Back” are holding it down at the studio with our good friends Silver! Well 4/5 of them anyway. They’re here to promote their new EP, Rock’n’Roll is Dead, coming at you June 3rd, and we’re giving you a first listen! Press play to hear it before you can buy it. We’re getting deep with the band this week. There’s TMI, fake meltdowns, and shenanigans that’ll leave you asking “is this podcast public?”
Formed in 2016, Silver describes themselves as American Rock’n’Roll. Battle Born. Whiskey, sweat, grooves, and melody. With each member having varying backgrounds in folk, country, rock, punk, blues, and pop, a wide array of styles and influences come to play and color their diverse sound. Silver is Jeff Knight (drums), Brendon Lund (bass), Adam Landis (keys), Josh Kisor (lead guitar), Greg Gilmore (vocals, guitar).
See Silver next at the June 3rd Cheney St Block party in Midtown. Beer garden, food specials, live painting by Joe C. Rock, and fortune telling with Pan Pantoja. More details here or head to www.tradecash4silver.com.
While you’re impatiently waiting for the 3rd, check out some other shows:
Thursday – Burn Burn Burn /Machine Gun Vendetta/ Knocked Down/ Chris Fox at Shea’s. 8PM 21+ $5
Friday – Songwriters in the Round featuring Ben Alfree, Jonie Blinman, and Aaron Ryder at Fine Vines. 8 PM 21+ No cover.
Monday – Yotam Ben Horin + Gina Rose at Pignic! 8PM 21+ No cover.
Wednesday – The show NOT TO MISS next week is Buffalo Moses Jello Wrestles Inner Demons Live In Reno! with Gina Rose and Josiah Knight, featuring some rad mystery guests. Let’s just say If you liked Buster Blue, you’d be a dummy to miss this one. 8PM 21+ $10
Thanks again for listening! Don’t forget to head to our Patreon page if you like what we do. Next week we have Slutzville in the studio for our 300th episode! That’s huge. It’s gonna be a party. See you around, Reno!
Welcome back to the Worst Little Podcast! This week Dogwater Dick, Kadillac Kim, and Mister Nick Ramirez are in the studio with talented Reno-based singer-songwriter Jonie Blinman. Last on the show all the way back in 2011 (listen here!), she’s back from her travels and is making some cool new sounds on that guitar of hers, so press play and give her a listen. We’ve got lots of Marianarchy details this week so listen to the end for those.
Jonie has been busy writing new music and has most recently played at the Jungle for their Friday night showcase. Keep an eye out here and on her music page for more show dates!
There’s a whole bunch of awesome shows coming your way. Here’s a few worth a look:
Thursday – Grace Gatsby, Athena McIntyre & Jordan Collins at the Saint. 8PM 21+
Friday – Soft White Sixties (L.A.) at The Loving Cup. 10PM 21+ $5
Saturday – Drag Me Under, Pressure Drop, Skew Ring, Gina Rose at The Holland Project. 7PM All ages. $5
Beyond – It’s not too late to get your tickets for one of my favorite punk acts, Against Me! with Chris Farren, Sharp/Shock at Cargo next Wednesday night!
Also Wednesday check out podcast fam and hella rad chick Grace Hayes at Local 891 Live at Brew Brothers! 21+ No cover. $8.91 for an all you can drink wristband.
Next Friday, May 18th, join our podcast guest Jonie Blinman when she hosts her monthly songwriter showcase, Songwriters In the Round at Fine Vines. 8PM
Get those tickets for Larry and His Flask ASAP. See locals Boss’s Daughter open on May 25th. All ages! $15
Marianarchy May 25th and 26th – benefiting Brian Smith – featuring Roxxie Collie, Pink Awful, Alphabet Cult, Prince Robot, Reno, We Have a Problem and many more great Reno bands! Click here and here for the full day one and two lineups. Come out to win some amazing art and prizes. Let’s do what we do and help our good friend Brian recover from his heart attack.
Thanks for listening! Please click through to our Patreon page if you appreciate what we do here. You can help us record and archive Reno music for years to come. We do this for our bands for FREE and they leave with their recordings. It’s a win for Reno music!