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Joe C. Rock and Steve Emmerich – Silence in Midtown – S11 E4

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It’s hard to keep a good man down – and we’ve got two good men on the show this week: muralist Joe C. Rock and event promoter Steve Emmerich of Fresh Bakin’. We are also featuring select music form some of the bands playing in the upcoming virtual Reno Punk Rock Flea Market: Valentine’s Slay, this Saturday 02/13/2021 on an internet near you.

A bearded Joe C. Rock in his home surrounded by pieces of art
Joe C. Rock

Seriously – we could not have had a better pairing of guests this week. We delve into the state of the arts in Reno from perspectives we don’t usually get (non-musicians affiliated with the music scene). Joe reflects on his recent socially-distant art show at Sierra Arts; Steve laments the void… and the lack of ability and opportunity to put on shows.

A smiling Steve Emmerich wearing glasses and a black t-shirt in his home in front of blinds-covered window
The Face of Fresh Bakin’ – Steve Emmerich

While we wait for the entertainment world to return to a semblance of normalcy, please go support and watch the RPRFM Valentine’s Slay this weekend and buy some schwag. Kim and Ian have been working hard to make this come together with the rest of the RPRFM crew in support of The Generator. There are going to be a bunch of great acts, including, but not limited to: Weapons of Mass Creation, One Ton Dually, Ozymandias, Kanawha, and more!

Black and white mural of closeups of Reverend Rory Dowd's face and a baby's face with a pacifier on a lime green fence painted by Joe C. Rock.
Best Midtown collab EVAR

Thanks for Listening!

Memory Motel – Dreamlined – S4 E6

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Better than ever!

The Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – S4 E6

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood and we’ve got something for our special friends. Memory Motel is back with us again! These guys are collectively one of our favorite band in town. CJ, Sam and Ben drop in to drop some tunes – or so we thought! There’s a lot more than that on the show though!

Ben Ashlock, mugging suggestively at the camera

Sexy Ben

Learn the secret meaning behind the name, “Memory Motel”! In my personal favorite segment this week, hear Rick and Sam duel using soundboards!! Listen to Ben forget how to use a microphone!!! And so much more!

CJ Gibson, toying with the camera

Bemused CJ

Catch the boys this weekend with The Bonfire Set, Love Like Wes, American Goodfellas and Ladies and Gentlemen at The Alley! That is one hell of a lineup with some great local talent that you do not want to miss!

Sam Ashlock, ignoring the camera

Indifferent Sam

This weekend is also the kickoff for NadaGras 2014 at the Morris Burner Hotel. If you haven’t been in yet, it’s a great new art facility in town. If that’s not really your style, head over to the NMA and check out the Maurice Sendak exhibit that just opened up!

Thanks for Listening!

Wolpertinger – Late Like a Pregnancy Test – S3 E 34

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I am so full of fail… again.

 

The Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – S3 E31

Wolfgang Price - madness, chaos - Wolpertinger

You can actually see the Mountains of Madness if you look deeply into his eyes

Wolpertinger in the studio! Who are Wolpertinger? Well, aside from including Gary Kephart, Wolfgang Price, Tommy “Cancer Survivior” Plunkett and Rich Washburn – listen to the show to find out more about the fantastic personalities that are Wolpertinger. What does Wolpertinger sound like – well, either listen to the show or check out Reverend Rory’s review of them in his most recent “100 Word Bias” column in the latest issue of Reno Tahoe Tonight!

Tom Plunkett - guitar

totally NOT a perv or anything

I should really apologize to the guys from Wolpertinger for the lateness of htis podcast – Halloween really kicked all of our asses, with the Punkin Carving Party, the actual night of, friends’ birthdays, drinking heavily and all the other usual stuff. But I hope they can understand that no offense was meant – Dogwater Dick and Reverend Rory are just lazy assholes.

Gary Kephart - bass

Gary and Nick were hanging out before the show…

Well, I ought to sign off and work on the next podcast so that it’s not late – check out our next episode with Small Drawings!!!

Rich Washburn - Wolpertinger

What a Dick!

Thanks for listening!

Actors Killed Lincoln – That One Unique Guy – S3 E33

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Freakin’ computers!

The Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – S3 E30

Late post this week. GIANT tech switchover at the Dogwater Studios (Rick bought a new computer and is still working out the bugs) but we persevered! AND WERE TRIUPMHANT in the end. (Rick’s always triumphant in the end) We got Actors Killed Lincoln on the show this week. Well, most of em anyway… the REAL musicians of the band, Kent Irwin, Matt Kaminsky, Dan Lyons, Jenkins and Alan Kaminsky all showed up. Zach Reese, however had more IMORTANT things to do (like a competitive grad school program or gay sex). But they also persevered and were triumphant!!!

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Arthur Howls – guitaring and voxing

Actors Killed Lincoln threw down and played their bad-ass music in a bad-ass way. We talked a little about their upcoming CD release, which is already available online here. The show’s a little short this week, due to time constraints, so after a few songs we got right into the Worst Quiz in the World. With all five of them, it takes a while!

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Stabracadaniel – Accordioner

Well… I want to get this in your ears, so I’ll cut it short. Shout out to Reno Computer Fix for the assist in helping Rick get a great computer!

This is a great show. Really. Listen. Listen harder.

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The Lion Alan – Fiddlist

Matt Kaminsky playing bass on the Worst Little Podcast

Magic Matt Mulligan-Basser

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Jenkins Bo Deen-Drummerist

 

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Zackaham Lincoln – Sexophone

 

And, THANKS for listening.

sCHIZoPOLITANs – The Soundtrack to your Imagination – S3 E21

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The Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – S3 E20

So – partying on the Fourth kicked my ass. There’s lots of awesome things I want to say about the Schizopolitans, like that they’re badass. And that Xtevion, Andy Jorgensen, and Hector Urtubia are rocket scientists of music with their Hard Ambient Goth Atonal Jazz Industrial Techno Avant-garde Freestyle Dance Noise ethic. Or that they are an intense experience with sweat and cursing and a room packed full of electronics and wires and keyboards and computers. Or that they are an unique experience in Reno music. I could also say that you should check out The Schizopolitans on their bandcamp page for tons of free music. Or that you can catch them while you “Get Wood!” at the Strega 5-year Anniversary Party on July 12th.

 

I could also call The Schizopolitans self-indulgent twats, but I wouldn’t do that.

 

I’m not going to say any of that, because I’m exhausted – enjoy your weekend.

Thanks for listening.

Hector from the Scizopolitans on the worst little podcast

Smooth and suave, Hector’s on the knobs

Andy from The Scizopolitans on the Worst Little Podcast

They call Andy ‘Mr. Excitement’

Xtevion playing a homemade instrument.

Xtevion slapping his big black stick.

The Tahoe Players and the Death of a Candyshoppe – S3 E20

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Focus, people!

The Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – S3 E19

Regina Powers smiling for the camera!

Lovely Regenie!

Hello friends, it’s that time of the week again! Don’t forget to drink your Ovaltine! (do they even make that anymore?) We have a pretty fun show lined up for you – except for that part when Rev. Rory tries to use a tuner – with lots of exciting things! First, from the Tahoe Players, we have a couple of cast members from their production of les Miserables take the time to visit with us. Micheal Jackson and Regina Powers take the stage in the studio and tell us all about the debut of les Miserables at the Village Green for Red, White, and Tahoe Blue on July 5. Directed by Lily Baran and Musical Director Joe McKessom, the production will also run July 25-29 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. Tickets are available at the Tahoe Players website. Aside from all that good stuff, Miceal blew us away with just a snippet from the show. It should be a lot of fun!

Micheal Jackson of the Tahoe Players.

The REAL Micheal Jackson on our show!!!!

Sadly, Nick announced the demise of Candyshoppe, citing creative differences and an insatiable addiction to Cheetos amongst the various members. Best known for violently assaulting audience members with sugary treats, Candyshoppe will be remembered as a  band of minor note – mostly B minor. Just kidding! We will actually miss them and wish all the Candyshoppers the best in the next chapter of whatever the hell it is that they do. We end up playing a few of their songs this week, in memoriam.

Bryce Albright looking up thoughtfully.

The sweater is too short.

We also devote some portion of the show to talking with Executive Fluffer, Bryce Albright. So far 100% of Bryce’s bands have broken up, usually before releasing any recordings. SO! Seeing as they were Dogwater Studio productions living under a rock, we played a few. and you know what – they were actually pretty good. Toe tapping in fact.

This Weekend’s picks
Friday – Captured! By Robots at Jub Jub’s – $10
– Stabby Unicorn and N8-Bit at Strega – Free

Saturday – SITR featuring Craig Prather and John White at Swill
– Old Man Markley, 6 Mile Station and Actors Killed Lincoln at The Alley

 

That’s all! Thanks for listening!!!

Craig Prather: Awesomer Than Expected – S3 E18

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Do what you love!

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Super fun happy good times on the show this week! Craig Prather stops in for some studio time, promoting his brand spankin’ new CD “No Limits”. Reverend Rory’s brother, Mike , is in town and keeps the third chair warm for Chewie while he’s gone. And we had absolutely NO technical difficulties. None whatsoever. Nope.

Craig Prather smiling for the camera

Craig Prather – full of smiles

Craig Prather is a super guy and collaborative musician – his CD is a two-fer! With a ridiculous number of songs on it, it is a double CD release, all for the price of one! We chat it up, talking about his experiences and the scores of Reno musicians he’s worked with in the past few years. Seriously! Craig Prather can name-drop with the likes of Tom Gordon and Nick Ramirez!

Mike Dowd with a microphone in front of his face.

A face for radio!

We have a lot of fun, but really the Worst Little Quiz does not fail to disappoint this week. Despite such different guys, they were running a pretty tight race right up until the end, and kabbblaaaammmmm! Everything changes. You gotta listen!

Also – I got everything wrong with Big Remote last week. Their CD Jenkins is available at Discology or at their website www.bigremote.net.

Don’t forget to checkout Lighter Theif at the NadaDada event this Friday at Wildflower Pub. Also Reverend Rory will be emceeing The Best In the West Burlesque Showcase during the Reno Rockabilly Riot at the Grand Sierra Resort this weekend.

Mike Dowd with a double thumbs up!

“Let’s party!”

Thanks for Listening!

 

 

Josiah Knight: Come for the Fail, Stay for the WIN! – S3 E14

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“It’s not the guest’s fault – it’s all mine.” – Reverend Rory

The Worst Little Podcast – DOWNLOAD LINK – S03 E13

WARNING: I want to start this post with a warning. I, Reverend Rory Dowd, am a big bucket of fail this week. Right out of the gate, I faceplant into a brick wall, every joke I tell and bit of information I say in the first 30 min of the show is wrong wrong wrong WRONG! I apologize in advance. But I was SAVED-uh! Josiah Knight, Reno singer/songwriter, comes in and plays some really killer tunes for us, picking the show right back up. This guy is a new-ish friend to all of us (within the last 365, at least), and a welcome addition to our music scene.

Singer/songwriter Josiah Knight

Josiah Knight

We are also saved early on in the show by a fun interview with Dustin Kaufman of the Weediculous Comedy Tour. He and three other LA area comics are travelling around the country in a minivan, filming a documentary about their tour and the state of marijuana culture in the US today. Many of their stops are in dispensaries and cafes, but here in Reno – we got them coming down to the Shea’s Tavern!! Thursday night, 5/9 (today for most of you) at 9pm he and his cohort will be kicking it off – filming it live for a documentary that should be up on Netflix … at some point. (As we know from Nowhere Nevada, a movie is only finished when it’s done!) Opening up for them are Reno Comedians, Jenny PezDeSpencer and Brandon Lara! Good times….

WEEDICULOUS COMEDY TOUR

 

Before I ruin anything else, I’m going to sign off.
Thanks for Listening!

Nowhere Nevada: EPISODE 100!!!!!! – S3 E11

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That’s right 100 (ish – if you don’t count Best of Episodes or two-part episodes)!!!!

The Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – S3 E11

Great fun this week, but the post is going to be light, because Reverend Rory has poor time management skills.

In studio, we have a bunch of cast and crew from the Reno film project “Nowhere, Nevada”. Male Lead, Jef Derderian; Casting Director, Juli Green; Director of Cinematography, Tyler Bourns and Executive Producer, Brian Sutherland all took time out of their pot smoking busy schedules to hang out with us and talk with us about the film – which is almost done!!!! Late late late in the show, we also get a special appearance from Tom Gordon, whose fingerprints are all over the sound of the movie. (Not to mention that we have to thank Just Nick for making a lot of this happen, and Rev. Rory is on screen for about 45 seconds)

Jef Derderian, Male Lead of Nowhere Nevada

 

It’s a longish show, so we forgot to tell you what’s coming up this weekend – here’s a quick breakdown of the “Staff Picks”:
FRIDAY:
Shea’s –  Spencer Shea, Matt Hutchings and Lepp’s bday celebration with Livitz Livitz and Arden Park Roots (SAC)
Reno Art Works – The Traveling Miracle Show

SATURDAY 4/20:
Bar M Bar – Candyshoppe, Cadillac, Mary Jane Rocket, Matt Waage, Julebox Rebels and lots of Jello Shots
Strega – Bazooka Zoo CD Release Party!

Juli Green, Casting Director of Nowhere Nevada

 

Tyler Bourns, Director of Cinematography of Nowhere Nevada

Brian Sutherland, Exec. Producer of Nowhere Nevada

Like I said – poor time management skills.
Thanks for listening!!!!!

The Kanes: Exclusive Fanny – S3 E10

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Take that!

The Worst Little Podcast – Download Link – S3 E10

They do it down and dirty. Who? The Kanes, that’s who! On this week’s episode, Greg Gilmore and Adam Springob of The Kanes come in and play us a few songs off of their upcoming album, “Black Magic”. Drummer Mike Orris had better things to do, so we got to hear Greg and Adam duel with guitars. These guys are always fun – if you can decipher what we’re saying when we’re all talking over each other.

Greg Gilmore of The Kanes looking sedated while holding a guitar.

Greg Gilmore

I’m a little short on time myself, so I’m gonna give it to you down and dirty as well. The conversations get weird; Greg and Adam really blow it on the quiz; Nick steps up to the plate;  Chewie’s still out; Rick and Rory are golden, as always. No-call, no-show on the part of both the Vampirates and The Shames. But at least the shames had a good excuse – they were somewhere near the border south of Phoenix and a lot of police/emergency band radio was making their cell phone reception spotty. We look forward to hearing from them next week? If nothing else, we’ll get a tour recap when they’re on the show in June (yes, really, this time).

Adam Springob of the Kanes looking smug holding a guitar.

Adam Springob

Other than that – it’s the regular show. Hope you have a great week and patronize all your local venues and performers and artists! Stop by Reno Computer Fix for a great deal! (And Nick’s password is dubious at best – but I dare you to go in there and tell them)
Thanks for listening!

Mike Orris of the Kanes (not pictured). This is a cane.

Mike Orris

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