Raksha Paksha

Raksha Paksha and Other Made Up Words – S10 E11

Welcome all to the last, and late episode of our Women’s March. For the record – it was recorded in March, so nyah.

We are happy to have our good friends, a new and improved Raksha Paksha on the show this week. The duo is now a trio! Carolyn and Shaolin Gates are joined by multi-talented bassist, Kat MacMartin! Kat’s talents extend far past the bass, as you’ll hear in the interview.

screenshots of the band while they chat via zoom
Live from quarantine

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to rig it up for any live music, but the ladies did bring a few tracks for us to use. Their new album is due to come out sometime this year, as long as the planet doesn’t eat us all first. Head over to their Facebook page or the Raksha Paksha website in order to stay on top of their activities.

the trip stands in a row: Kat, Shaolin and Carolyn, all looking at objects in their hands.
Raksha Paksha Time

Well, I don’t have much else but a reminder to stay the fuck home, keep healthy, mentally and physically, and eat your greens for 4/20.

Thanks again to Zoom for hosting our podcast during the duration of the health crisis – totally not a modern plague.

Thanks for listening.

Raksha Paksha – Moms and Daughters – S9 E5

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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!

Carolyn Gates – Drums/vocals
Shaolin Gates – Keys/vocals

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!

Cowboy Indian – Coming Like a Freight Train (sexually) – S8 E5

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Welcome to this weeks Worst/Best Little Podcast! This week live from the recent, snowy past, we have Cowboy Indian. This is one damn entertaining episode – who knew these guys were so funny? Press play for scary German phrases, John’s big black strap-on, and squirrel dumplings!

Heavily influenced by yacht rock, Cowboy Indian formed expressly to write songs for the laaaaadies. Three different eras of sexy Elvis, Cowboy Indian is Lucas, John, and Jimmy Revolver.

Lucas Paul from Cowboy Indian holding his guitar.

Lucas – guitar and lead yodeler

 

Big John from Reno band Cowboy Indian holding his bass and smiling.

Big “Eye Candy” John – bass and vocals

 

Jimmy Revolver playing his drums.

Jimmy Revolver – invisible drums.

See Cowboy Indian next March 8th at the Saint with the Squirrel Nut Zippers, then at Pignic for 4/20. Thanks for the tunes and the laughs, guys!

Holy hell, Reno. Last week was so epic. I think it broke my brain. This weekend won’t be any different. Go do these things:

Thursday – Everyone’s favorite monthly folk showcase, Loud As Folk, returns this Thursday night at Pignic! Featuring podcast staples John White and Jonie Blinman, plus the Wolf Creek Boys from Grass Valley, and more! 8PM 21+ $5 suggested donation goes to support KWNK radio.

Friday – Check out Raksha Paksha at The Jungle at 9PM 21+

Saturday – Head to Davidson’s for A Day Of Beetus! With Reno, We Have A Problem and One Ton Dually! It’s gonna be a shit show of the most entertaining variety. 9PM 21+ No cover

Sunday – Reno folk art+really good punk show. Live! featuring Robbers Roost (Washington folks. V good), Heterophobia (Reno Queer/Punk V fast), Bat Country (Something weird.), and Maggot (It’s 2 people now!) at the Potentialist. It’s gonna be a good time. 7PM All ages.

Don’t forget to check out our Patreon if you like what you hear or support our mission of archiving Reno music for free. We do tricks for money. Make your requests now! Thanks for listening, Reno. See you next week when we kick off our month long series, Women’s March, celebrating our badass lady musicians. Next week is Slutzville!

Down and Out in Reno Nevada – S7 E18

Hey, Reno!

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Welcome to this weeks VERY not safe for work (or anywhere, really) episode of The Worst Little Podcast! This week we’re reflecting on awkward first porn experiences with Reno hardcore band Down and Out. Come for the gay jokes and tentacle porn and stay for the music and Nathan’s phone number. Down and Out is made up of  Ian Ferriot- Vocals, Nathan Koop- Guitar\Vocals, Daryl Smith- Guitar, Colin Ferriot- Bass\Vocals, and Kyle Smith- Drums.

Nathan Koop of Reno Nevada band Down and Out at Dogwater Studio hamming it up for the camera.

Nathan Koop – Guitar/Vocals

 

Daryl Smith of Reno Nevada band Down and Out gives Worst Little Podcast two thumbs up.

Daryl “two thumbs up” Smith – Guitar

Down and Out just wrapped up recording their first EP and have recently played with Reno punk rock staples Reno, We Have a Problem and Jukebox Rebels in Fallon, as well as opening for Booze and Glory at Shea’s. Keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram for upcoming show dates and listen in to hear a handful of the hard rocking, anger channeling tracks that were recorded live from the recent past, just for you, loyal listeners. Thanks again to Down and Out for joining us this week. Y’all are the tits. Join us next week when we welcome Trevor Snowden to the studio for more of the weekly shenanigans you have come to expect from the dedicated professionals (lol) at Worst Little Podcast.

 

Colin Ferriott of Reno Nevada hardcore band Down and Out at Dogwater Studios recording for the Worst Little Podcast.

Colin Ferriott – Bass/Vocals/Lifter of Heavy Things

 

Kyle Smith from Reno Nevada band Down and Out popped up from the drummer dungeon at Dogwater Studios to look fly as fuck in that backwards hat.

Kyle Smith – Drums

While you’re waiting for Down and Out to play another Reno show you should support your local music scene. As always there’s no shortage of live shows in Reno this weekend and lucky for you I’ve picked your best bets already so you don’t have to! Friday, June 16th see Viva Revenge. Prince Robot, and Slutsville share a stage at Jub Jub’s. Saturday is Reno’s biggest and best folk showcase, Loud As Folk (event link), with Six Mile Station and Cowboy Indian opening for Hellbound Glory (!!!). It’s at new bat time and a new bat venue (RIP Adam West), 2 p.m., June 17th at The Eddy. After Loud As Folk, take a short walk to The Basement for some indie jazz/rock with Raksha Paksha and Reno anthem singer Grace Hayes at 8 p.m. If you haven’t been to the Basement (in the old Post Office) this is the perfect chance to fix that!

Reno Nevada band Down and Out is pictured in full getting silly with Worst Little Podcast host Rory Dowd.

Anything more than a handful is a waste, right?

 

 

Ian Ferriott of Reno Nevada band Down and Out staying classy with Worst Little Podcast host Rory Dowd.

Ian Ferriott – Vocals, with Worst Little Podcast’s host with the most, Rory Dowd.

 

Go do things and don’t forget to stay classy, Reno. Or stay Reno classy. You do you.

 

Thanks for listening!

Raksha Paksha – Their Quirks Have Quirks – S7 E7

Mother/daughter team…. hey! Don’t go blue. I certainly wasn’t.

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But it’s true! Carson City’s own dynamic musical duo, Raksha Paksha, took time out of their busy, busy social calendars to make time for little ol’ us. Raksha Paksha is a piano/drum combo comprised of Shaolin (vox/keys) and Carolyn (vox/drums) Gates. Carolyn, you may remember from Blunderbusst and Betty Rocker, is a powerhouse of a musician herself – so powerful that all of her children are extremely talented musicians in their own right. So, lets double down on some Gates-ness greatness.

Shaolin Gates, playing piano passionaltely, with eyes closed.

Shaolin

While they are fairly new to the scene, Raksha Paksha already has quite the following from all sides of the musical continuum. They are going to be playing at a venue near you, very soon – but you gotta listen to the show to find out the details!!!

Carolyn Gates, smilingm broadly, behind her drumset.

Carolyn

Speaking of shows, tomorrow night there are a lot of them! St Patricks day! We would be so humbly appreciative if you joined Nick and The Rev down at Davidson’s Distillery for some St. Pats Shenanigans and Sham-ROCK! One Ton Dually is playing with Reno We Have A Problem, Slutzville and Chadillac. Should be the best time you won’t remember all year.

Thanks for listening!