This week, Rick, Nick and Intern Mouse came in on The Lovers Holiday to catch up and say farewell to one of our absolute favorite Reno bands, Pink Awful. They have announced that key founding members Ashley Costelloe and Mike Miller are engaged to be married and are moving to Chicago. Drummer Chris Croft rounds out the band on their latest and potentially final, double EP “Apophenia”.
The first cd is red and the second is white. The red one they say is more rocking of the two, more guitars and more like their previous records, and the white one is more moody and electronic. They’re both fantastic, experimental and cinematic. They’d fit in on a lineup like Siouxie and the Banshees, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Le Tigre, Santigold, LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead or Sonic Youth. If you like any of those bands , I think you’re going to dig them.
They are unique in that they’re the ones who sound like Pink Awful. Influenced by others but totally original and refreshing. We talk a lot about each of the five songs previewed. How they created them sonically, technically,how the lyrics came to be and a little insight into their meaning. The music is so different song to song. Dogwater Dick hooked up the studio so we could experience the songs in stereo, a luxury we don’t always have. I highly recommend listening to the two EP’s back to back on headphones or in the car. Sometimes the sound is enormous and sometimes it’s sub-fi ( a term invented on this episode by Mike to describe their lower than low-fi tunes.). We get the origin story of their name and it’s not what anyone thought!
It’s a bittersweet episode and it gets a little emotional. Ashley first joined us in season one, I think, with the duo Sleepy Sunshine, back at the old studio in Sparks. She was there at the Zephyr when Marianarchy was still a new thing. With all that history and all the great music and shows they’ve given Reno, it was hard to hold back some tears.
Join them for the release of Apophenia, and their farewell show, March 4th at The Loving Cup with openers Roxxy Collie. Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm sharp. Bring merch money they’re having a fire sale!
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Thanks for listening!
Podcasting live from the recent, sweaty past, we’re bringing you the power trio from Carson, our friends Blunderbusst! It has been six whole years since they have graced our humble studio and they’re bringing a heavy dose of nostalgia and kick ass tunes. This week we’re talking clown Elvis’s, hamburger hands, and sweet, sweet practice holes! Press play for this podcast EXCLUSIVE from Blunderbusst!
There were no interns this week so Kim had to do all the heavy lifting. And by heavy lifting I mean beers and conversation! Kim’s adventures this week consisted of clowning around with a clown Elvis impersonator and turning 35! Here’s proof that Clownvis exists! Come back, Clownvis!
Blunderbusst is Jen Scaffidi, Carolyn Gates, and Carson Cessna. We’re waiting with baited breath for upcoming show dates. Worst Little Podcast Listeners will be some of the first in the know. We hear there might be some stuff happening at Foxy Olive and St. James Infirmary soon! We loved having these three on the show again. Let’s hope it’s not another six years for the next time.
This last week was pretty epic, even by Reno standards, and next week will be more of the same! Here are Kim’s picks:
Thursday – The Ghost Town Rebellion. If you’re looking for some crazy outlaw Americana, Pignic is where you’ll find it. 21+ 8 PM As always at Pignic, no cover!
Friday – Hubcap Stealers/Drag Me Under/Pink Awful at Shea’s 21+ 9PM $6
Saturday – Jesus & the Dinosaurs//Slutzville//Prince Robot//Heterophobia at Shea’s 21+ 8PM $6
Sunday – The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Gina Rose, Spike McGuire 21+ 8PM
Beyond – Mark your calendars May 4th for the first ever 24HR Make-A-Thon at the Generator! We are bringing you 24 hours of workshops, short films, and local jams to raise funds for our artist scholarships. Buy your tickets now for only $16 (they go up to $24 soon). Don’t miss out on one of the best events of the year. If you would like to volunteer for a ticket or if you’d like to be involved another way, hit Kim up ASAP! See you at the Genny!
Thanks so much to this weeks guests and for all of our listeners! We appreciate you! Let’s also take a moment to wish Jen a happy birthday! We’re all getting older but Jen just stays the same age. We’ll see you next week for 33 Black!
Welcome to the Worst Little Podcast in the world! This week Rory, Chewy, and Dogwater Dick are in the studio with a crew of legendary Reno punks, Alphabet Cult. These guys have some serious punk cred and have been influencing music individually and with various bands in Reno for almost two decades. Click listen to hear some rad stories of Reno past, to hear about how a ray of light from the sky changed Leah’s life, to learn how not to give a high five like a dumbass, and for some great music!
Alphabet Cult is a Reno, Nv noise/stoner/artrock concoction of oldies who have been in many, many bands. They run the Intruder Alert! label. Releases here: http://dsix.bandcamp.com and https://soundcloud.com/alphabet-cult
Thanks to Alphabet Cult for spending their Monday night with us. See Alphabet Cult this weekend at Jub Jub’s for a pre Debauch-a-Reno show. Details below and here. We’ll be looking out for other upcoming shows from this punk trio.
This weekend (like always) there’s no shortage of great shows to see in the Biggest Little City. Here are Kim’s picks:
Thursday – Thursday Night Trivia at the Jungle! Head down for a chance to win sweet prizes like bar tabs and host Aubrey’s undying love. 8PM 21+ (side note – this is my new favorite!)
Friday – Goodnight, Texas LIVE at Pignic! 8PM 21+ No cover.
Punk Rock Formal Friday the 13 Version+ Shaine Ashley BDAY at Shea’s. Come see locals Prince Robot with Sac area skate punk band Knocked Down and Grass Valley punks Pug Skulls. 9PM 21+ $6/9
Saturday – Reno Vinyl Record Fair! at Jub Jub’s, Bands, Food, and more records than you can shake a stick at. Noon to 7PM. All ages. No cover.
Also at Jub Jub’s this Saturday is a Debauch-a-Reno special extra show with Sooprize Special Guests, Slab City, Midnite Snaxxx, Slow Wow 4PM to 7:30PM All Ages $10. Don’t miss this one, kids.
BASHA with Pink Awful at Lincoln Lounge 9PM 21+ No cover.
Beyond – Monday head to Shea’s for Amigo The Devil /Actors Killed Lincoln / Spike McGuire / Josiah Knight 8PM 21+ $13/$16
As always, if you see me (Kadillac Kim) out say hi! If you have events you think we should know about or if you want to be on the show, send us a message! It’s been great, Reno. Thanks for listening! See you next week when we interview the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, premiering at Good Luck Macbeth on April 20th!
Hello again, and welcome to the Worst Little Podcast in the world! This week Almond Mocha Music and poet extraordinaire, Elisa Garcia joined us on the show. Listen up as Kim, Kelly, and Elisa take over Dogwater Studios (RV, Rory, Nick, and Dogwater Dick are here too). We’re steering the ship now, and we’ve got beer. Look out. We’ve got Rory’s shitty old poems, Almond Mocha’s sexy chill vibes, and sexy raindrops galore for the lovely Elisa.
Almond Mocha Music is RV, aka Motorhome Music, and Kelly Proud. They describe themselves as fun, exciting, dancey enough to get your feet tapping but still appropriately layers over conversation on a long drive or over a cup of coffee. This new musical journey between these two musicians is a wonderful departure from the norm. Stitch and @motorhomemusic shatter musical expectations with their collaboration, Almond Mocha. Described as “uplifting” and “hopeful music” this step outside of either of their creative norms produces a sound consistently compared to The Postal Service, The Album Leaf and Massive Attack.
Reno’s slam queen, Elisa, works with the Holland Project producing weekly all ages open poetry nights and produces the quarterly adult themed poetry night, LIT at Night. See the next installment of LIT at Night April 21st at Headquarters Bar.
This weekend is St. Patrick’s day, and as always there’s no shortage of
places to get drunk live music to see in Reno. Here’s Kim’s picks:
Friday – Silver | Rigorous Proof at Shea’s let’s get Sheasted. 9PM 21+ $5/8
Saturday – Head to Shea’s for St. Patrick’s night to see Hellbound Glory/ Deadly Gallows/ Pink Awful open all day!
Sunday – The Regrettes w/ Mt. Eddy, Basha at the Holland Project 7PM. All ages.
Beyond – Next Tuesday check out Roxxy Collie / Bearchild / Retirement / Basement Tapes at the Saint. 7PM 21+ $5
Wednesday the 21st head over to Pignic to see Stelth Ulvang (of the Lumineers) / Bat Country / The Bannetons / Gina Rose 7:30PM 21+
Thanks for listening to this weeks show! We’re really glad you’re here. If you want to support our work recording bands and archiving Reno music for free, please click through to our Patreon. Feel free to make requests for your hard earned money. We’ll do tricks! Thanks to this weeks guests, too! It was a hell of a night and we love you guys. See you next week for our third installment of our month of Women’s March shows with the Grimtones!
Hello from Reno Fucking Nevada! It’s time for the Worst Little Podcast. Your hosts Rory, Dogwater Dick, and Kadillac Kim are here to bring you the first of our Women’s March bands, Pink Awful! We’re getting in touch with our feminine sides this week and all month long. This week we’re talking feminism, pedal board envy, and hot dog water music!
Pink Awful is Ashley Costelloe: Vocals, Mike Miller: Guitar, Daniel Lawson: Guitar, Dwight Struthers: Bass , John Walker: Skins.
Look for an album release this spring. See Pink Awful next at the Holland Project this Friday night with the Co-Founder and Werewolf club.
Thanks so much to Pink Awful for being on the show. We had a great time! If you’re out this weekend be sure to check out my picks. Go see some stuff and hear some things, then be sure to tell me about it!
Thursday – Chris Fox/FCON/ Rooftop Becky/JUST-IN Beaver at Shea’s 8 PM 21+
Friday – Werewolf Club / Special Explosion / The Co Founder / Pink Awful at Holland Project. All ages $5
Saturday – Benefit For DIO!!! with The Scattering and DJ Travesty at Hideout Lounge. Head over to the Hideout to help our homies out with their vet bills! 21+
Sunday – JERK!/The Negative Nancys/ Donkey Jaw/ Lost Idea at Shea’s. 21+
That’s all I’ve got this week. Hope to see you out there, ya animals. As always, thanks for listening. We appreciate you, especially our Patreon donors! Thanks to our newest donor, Frankie! Be sure to click through and donate if you support our work archiving Reno music. We’ll do stupid human tricks for you! See you next week when we welcome Kelly Proud’s new project, Almond Mocha Music! Elisa Garcia will be here to talk about the Reno slam poetry scene, acting, and being a lady in the scene. It’s gonna be a great time.
Hello and welcome to another episode of your least favorite podcast! This week we have newcomers Late For Rent in the studio. We had the best time hanging out with Elleanor, Travis, and Michael this week. DAMN were they good. Listen up to hear some minds actually being blown, some faces being melted, and to hear what’s coming up for the excellent folks who are Late For Rent. We’ve got deep, nerdy secrets, a cameo from a certain special former intern, and some kick ass storage unit metal.
Late For Rent knows their rock & roll, channeling bands like Cracker, Pavement, Fugazi, and Rush. I highly recommend seeing them live ASAP. Late For Rent is Elleanor Burke – Guitar, Vocals, Production/Engineering, Travis Rubio – Bass, Michael Maxwell – Drums.
Thanks so much to Late For Rent for spending their Monday night with us. We can’t wait to see where they go from here!
Go see some live music this weekend, Reno. Check out Kim’s picks:
Thursday – Get your metal on with Krashkarma/Qarin/ American Slacker Society/ Hellpig play at Shea’s this Thursday at 8PM 21+
Friday – Head to Headquarters for Reno’s best emo night, Drink-182 <3 HQ 7PM 21+
Beyond – Next Thursday, Feb 22nd, catch SWIGS/Snailmate/Coolzey/Weapons of Mass Creation/Night Rooms at Shea’s!
Thanks for listening to this week’s podcast. Make sure to look us up on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on local happenings. If you would like to book your band on the show or you have something cool you think we should be promoting, hut us up! Don’t forget that when you support our Patreon you’re helping preserve Reno music history. Thanks so much for all your donations and continued support! Tune in next week for some sweet country tunes from Huckleberry Road!
Oh hi, I didn’t see you there. Welcome to the Worst Little Podcast. We’re sorry. This week we have Reno “doom, sludge, alterno-whatever metal” band Kanawha in the studio to fill your ears with, um, doom? Kanawha has been playing shows in Reno and Tahoe since May with their debut at Marianarchy. Catch them next at the Marianarchy Winter Ball benefiting Emily Reese this weekend at Jub Jub’s! Go hear some loud desert songs and drink for a good cause (as opposed to the other reasons you drink).
This four piece is made up of Tony – guitar, Garett – drums, Chris – bass, Mark “the Adorable Hulk” – vocals.
Go like their Facebook page to stay updated on band news. I hear there’s some records coming your way soon.
This weekend the most important place to be is Jub Jub’s as we come together as a community to support Emily Reese while she battles cancer for the third time. Silent auction, raffle prizes, drink specials, AND kick ass bands. Don’t forget, Emily gets a portion of the bar so the more you drink, the more you help Emily and her family!
And there’s some other stuff happening too. Here’s a short list. See you at Jub’s this weekend, Reno!
Thursday – First Thursday with Hellbound Glory at the Nevada Museum of Art. Grab a drink, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries. Sponsored by Barrick Gold of North America. Hosted by 100.1 The X FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Wine sponsored by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. 5 p.m. $10 General / FREE for museum members.
Head to Shea’s for some metal and punk from KrashKarma / Murderock/Uncle Angry/American Slacker Society this Thursday night. 21+ 8 p.m. $5/6
Loud as Folk Presents: Amnesty for Spike. Bring our boy home! Spike McGuire is in Europe and we’re banding to bring the Folk King back to the states! Join Gina Rose, Johnny Harpo, Olaf Vali Duna, Josiah knight and your host Greg Gilmore for a night of acoustic bliss. Drink specials from Lagunitas Brewing Co. 21+8pm | $5 suggested donation will benefit Reno Little Theater
Friday – Day 1! Marianarchy Winterball 2017:a benefit for Emily Reese Friday 12/8 @ Jub Jubs Thirst Parlor. Lineup for day one:
Schizopolitans, Aversion Therapy, Vague Choir, Alphabet Cult, Pink Awful, Roxxy Collie, SWIGS, Prince Robot, Fate Awaits, Princess Bombs, the Adorables, local comedians Jenny PezDeSpencer, Nic Taro,Tim D’Ambrosio, Tyler Friend, Sara Rooker, Nick Josten, and hosts Nick Ramirez, Rory Dowd, and Elgin Alway! Late night dance party with DJ Jabberwocky!! Emily gets all door proceeds and a portion of the bar, so come ready to drink for a good cause and donate to Emily’s GoFundMe. 21+ 5 p.m.
Saturday –Day 2! Marianarchy Winterball : a benefit for Emily Reese Saturday 12/9 @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor. Lineup for day two: Vampirates, Reno We Have A Problem, Kanawha, Sans Ami, Donkey Jaw, Flood Fire Death Drought, One Ton Dually, Grimtones, Voodoo Cats, Cabras Viejas, John Frederick, Max Volume, Britt Straw, Tom Plunkett, local comedians Jenny PezDeSpencer, Nic Taro, Tim D’Ambrosio, Tyler Friend, Sara Rooker, Nick Josten, and hosts Nick Ramirez, Rory Dowd, and Elgin Alway! Late night dance party with DJ Jabberwocky!! 21+ 2 p.m.
Sunday – Sunday is a day of rest, and after Marianarchy you’re going to need a rest. And probably religion. Go to church or something.
Thanks as always for listening, Reno! See you next week for John White!
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.
Put on your smashin’ shoes!
The Worst Little Podcast – S6 E36 – Download Link
I try not to be jaded, but let’s face it – I’ve been watching bands in bars or basements for 25+ years, most of that in Reno. A lot of bands walk down the same tracks, no? But like All of us I genuinely love NEW music; music that defies generalization and genre, pigeon-holes and styles; music that hits me in the face like a big, wet fish. LAIDEEZ AND GENNELMEN! For our LAST EPISODE OF SEASON 6! I present for your listening enjoyment: PINK AWFUL!
Pink Awful is an indie-noise-rock band out of Reno NV. It’s a little hard to pin down; they have a lot of obvious and subtle musical influences ranging from – frankly – the 50s to the 90s. With the technical proficiency and musical knowledge of al the members, they can help but be stinkin’ good. Pink Awful is: Ashley Costelloe, Vocals; Mike Miller, Guitar/Vox; Bernie Paterson, Guitar/Vox; Emily Dunster, Bass; Brendan Dalton, Drums. And when I say they are “stinkin’ good”, I mean they are really effing talented with on-point musical proclivities.
They say they don’t have any shows lined up because – well, listen to the show, and they’ll tell you. But I think It’s really mostly that the Reno scene just doesn’t know yet – that people don’t KNOW that they NEED to hear this band. Reno, welcome to a new favorite addiction – Pink Awful! hit up that FB page and make them book a show! (maybe May Marianarchy ?!?!?)
This weekend is the celebration of Marshall Compton’s life at the Morris Burner Hotel. I mean it when I say – life is short and I love you.
Next week is the start of Season & and February First Friday at Foxy Olive with Jeff Done. I hope to see you peoples out and about.
Thanks For Listening.