This week we had a studio full of gingers and boy did things get spicy. Our guest is the one and only John White, joined by our favorite red headed, cookie baking, trivia hosting comedian, Aubrey Forston! Hide your kids, take out your grandmas hearing aids, and press play to hear us reminisce about the excellent weekend that was Marianarchy, snowy pubes, and road head music.
John White has been making records since 2005. He currently has NINE full length albums recorded on his record label Here Here Records. For a dude who’s only 31 years old, that’s quite the feat. Catch John next at The Saint with Johnny Bailey December 30th!
Also joining us this week is the lovely Aubrey Forston, a name you should remember. Aubrey has been performing comedy since coming to Reno. She is also the host of three weekly trivia nights: Tuesday Trivia at Jub Jub’s; Wednesday Trivia at Beck’s Brewhouse; and Sunday Trivia at Shea’s! Aubrey brings the comedy and the cookies, you bring your smarts and wits to win bar tabs!
Thanks to both of our guests for spending their Monday nights with us. I hope we see you around Reno soon!
This weekend it look’s like Friday is where it’s at. There’s something for everyone. Check out my short list and hit us up on Facebook to tell us what you loved.
LEE Dewyze / Frank Viele / Mic Smith / Greg Gilmore / Todd Christensen at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino Lake Tahoe. Lee Dewyze, winner of American Idol, is performing with a stacked lineup of local talent. Lee is known for his hit tune “blackbird song” as heard on The Walking Dead. 21+ 8 p.m. $20
KWNK Reno Community Radio presents A Very Cassie Ramone X-Mas w/ Colleen Green, Stirr Lightly at the Holland Project. Back for the 3rd year in a row, Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls, The Babies) returns for a magical night of Christmas tunes from her album Christmas in Reno. Joining for the night, Los Angeles shredder Colleen Green is back! Joining Cassie for duets, and performing a set of her own solo work, Colleen is a garage-pop force of nature. Kicking off the night, Stirr Lightly make intricate and catchy surf-tinged indie tunes with three part harmonies that’ll be stuck in your head for days. There’s limited room at KWNK, so buy your tickets early!
7PM / $7 / ALL AGES
Reno super group, Voted Best Band, plays Jub Jub’s this Friday. 21+ 8 p.m.
Bazooka Zac x Ghostwerk lead St. James Infirmary’s weekly dance party. 21+ 9 p.m.
Also Friday, Get Lit! with Camz – Planned Parenthood Fundraiser at Pignic. The tree isn’t the only thing getting lit this . . . . . . . . . well, you’ve heard this joke before. Come LIGHT IT UP for Planned Parenthood in Northern Nevada! $5 Donations Encouraged. 10% Bar Sales Donated. Natalie Henriques will be live on the scene to raising awareness for this ever important cause. CAMZ will be keeping the booties shakin’ all night and the Pignic Crew will be slinging your favorite cold ones!
Lex White Music Video Release Show Feat. Josiah Knight And Mason Frey at Studio on 4th. It’s the release of Lex White’s music video and Down Under-themed EP, Clancy of the Overflow! Together with local folk heavy-hitters Josiah Knight and Mason Frey, you won’t want to miss this night of acoustic music and folk song storytelling! 18+ 8 p.m. $5
Drake Night w/ DJ Atey Ate + Heidalicious at Headquarters Bar. That’s right boys and girls, Drake night is here. Featuring the sweet tunes from DJ Ate Ate and Heidalicious. They will be playing those sweet jams all night long. So, whether you love him or hate him, it’s undeniable that Drake gets booties moving. So move your booty on down to HQ Reno for Drake night. 21+ 10 p.m.
December Birthdays Have Feelings Too is happening at Shea’s. This Party is for all the People that have Birthdays in December, that always get the shaft…the Christmas/Birthday or “double” Present. We’re gonna have Cake and eat it too. This Birthdays for you! 21+ 10 p.m.
Songwriters In the Round Featuring Jonie Blinman, Michelle Pappas, Mel Wade and Hannah Etchison at the Saint. 21+ 6:30 p.m.
That’s all for this week. Thanks for listening, Reno. We love you!
Hello and welcome to this weeks episode of the Worst Little Podcast, broadcast from high above the city of Reno fucking Nevada!
Nick, Chewy, Rick and myself, Kadillac Kim, are here to bring you this week’s podcast! Regretfully (for him), the Reverend Rory Dowd is not around this week, but we get plenty of shots in at his expense! This week, as always, we have something really special for our listeners. We have not one, but TWO talented guests in the studio for your listening pleasure. And let me tell you, we talked about pleasure (*winknod*). But really, we have at least one and a half freaks in the room tonight. We’re talking about rope bondage, secret middle names, and how I got the name Kadillac Kim. Spoilers, it was in the parking lot of the Bunny Ranch when I was cornered by strippers in the bathroom of a double wide trailer. So that’s a thing… ANYWAY! We get off on the right foot with Reno country/Americana darling, Gina Rose. Gina will leave you with goosebumps after her first song. Don’t go anywhere or you’ll regret not hearing everything she has to say and sing!
Gina Rose is a singer-songwriter based out of Reno, Nevada. She formed her first band three years ago and has been playing guitar and writing music since she was a youngster (8years old!!). She began her music career opening for punk bands in Reno basements. Despite being a folk singer she won audiences over, with fans telling her that she’s just as heavy as the punk bands she opened for. As Nick points out, though, punk is just outlaw rock & roll and Gina is outlaw country. Her music can be found on her Bandcamp page and she has a new album in the works. She has a show coming up in Virginia City, like her on Facebook to be notified when the event is posted. Do yourselves a favor and don’t miss it or any of her shows! On behalf of the Worst little podcast, thank you miss Gina Rose for your time, some great conversation, and for the bone chilling tunes. You’re going places .
Also in the studio this week is Pat Shillito, local emcee and comedian who has worked at the Laugh Factory (formerly Catch a Rising Star) at the Silver Legacy. Pat also hosts open mic comedy nights all over Reno. Listen to Pat’s quick and dry wit as he discusses the major things going on in the Reno comedy scene.
Until next time, here are my picks for how to spend the next week in Reno!
Country band A Thousand Horses plays at Cargo Thursday night. Rolling Stone billed them as the best up and coming band at Austin City Limits and they have been compared to Lynard Skynyrd ,the Allman Brothers, and the Black Crowes. Doors at 7 p.m. All Ages. $32 with fees. Tickets can be purchased through the Facebook link, here.
Especially relevant to current events is The Mountaintop, a play by American playwright Katori Hall. It is a fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s last night on earth set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination on April 4, 1968. Info and tickets here. PG-13. All Weekend. 7 p.m. $15 adv/$18 door
Punk rock is alive and well in Reno. Check out Alturas on the Downlow for Swingin’ Utters / Western Setting / Boss’ Daughter. 8 p.m. 21+ $15
Our podcast guest Patrick Shillito hosts Lights Out After Hours Comedy Showcase at Perk Up Coffee featuring some of the best local comedy talent.7:30 p.m. No cover
Get your art fix at the Greater Nevada Garbage Patch art show at the Potentialist Workshop. Go to see how local artists transform trash into treasure. 6 p.m. Bring the kids!
For something a little different, head over to Bundox Bocce inside the Renaissance hotel for Friday Night Flashback. Wear your best 90s gear to win bar tabs and prizes. Free bocce ball and drink specials all night. 21+ 7 p.m. Costumes highly encouraged.
Coastlands / Pink Awful/ Path to Mercury / Moons of Vega are playing at the Saint. We introduced you to Coastlands on last week’s podcast. Go for max shoegaze and also to support your locals and podcast alum. 21+ 8 p.m.
The Publiquors/The Habituals/Vague Choir/Reno We Have a Problem are playing at Shea’s Tavern Saturday night. Reno, We Have a Problem is one of my favorite local punk acts. The other bands are okay too… ANYWAY, go hear RWAP sing about fucking your mom. It’s punk rock! 21+ 9 p.m.
Sunday’s are becoming THE day/night to be out in Reno! Go check out the Sunday Sunset BBQ with Leroy from Hellbound Glory at Alturas on the Down Low. Hellbound Glory’s new album, Pinball, is out soon and was produced by outlaw country royalty, Shooter Jennings. Check out their write up in Rolling Stone here and go see them Sunday! 21+ 5 p.m. No cover
Sunday also sees Reno favorite Brenden Lund, formerly of legendary band Buster Blue and currently of soon to be legendary band Silver! Go check out Sunday Spaghetti Western at Pignic. 21+ 6 p.m. $5 for dinner and a show!
That’s it for this week, Reno fam! Thank you for checking us out this week and every week!!
Hello and welcome to the Worst Little Podcast!
This week’s podcast welcomes Reno singer-songwriter and ukulele superstar Britt Straw, and local comedian Steve Van Pelt. We’ll get to Steve in a minute but first, let’s introduce you to Worst Little Podcast veteran Britt Straw! Britt was recently on the podcast with her band Seedless 10DenC and she’s here today solo to play us some original music and to talk to us about her important work with the U.S. Wolf Refuge. Britt has been an advocate and activist for Wolves for many years. She talked to us Monday about her passion for helping these powerful creatures and shed light on the problem of irresponsible wolf breeding and domestication.
Also on the show, we have Steve Van Pelt who hosts comedy open mic at Jimmy B’s Bar and Grill every Monday night! He’s here to talk to us about the many stand-up open night mics in Reno. There’s one almost every day of the week!
The Wolf Refuge in Reno has more than 100 acres of space to house wolves that are too wild to live in a home yet too domestic to live in the wild. A fundraiser for the U. S. Wolf Refuge is being held at The Potentialist Workshop July 29th. Details can be found here. Fun for the whole family!
Steve began his comedy career in Good Luck Macbeth’s production, Clown Bar. He was bitten by the performance bug and has been doing standup ever since. Your local comedy open mic nights are Sunday at Waterfall; Monday at Jimmy B’s; Tuesday at The Jungle (Shout out to Steve Elegant!); Wednesday at 3rd St Bar; Thursday at Beck’s Brewhouse.
In case you missed it this week our host Nick Ramirez opened for punk legend Zander Schloss of the Circle Jerks at Shea’s with podcast and Reno favorite Johnny Harpo. Nick did one hell of an entertaining cover of MIA’s Paper Planes (there’s video!) and Johnny played a little of this and a little of that from his band Rigorous Proof, as well as his solo stuff.
For all of you sane people who aren’t going to the Black Rock for Juplaya, Reno has some cool stuff to occupy your 4th of July weekend. Your friend Kadillac Kim will be at Murder By Death with Tiger Army in Sacramento on Friday, but if I *were* in Reno Friday night one of my best bets would be artist Jounda Strong’s art exhibit Patterns of Love at The Generator, Inc. Also that night, Bohemian Burlesque has a very special showcase at 3rd St. Bar. See the gang give you a sneak peek at their unique performance style, gorgeous costumes, and comedic intrigue. Only $5 at the door. Details here! Saturday at 10 a.m. check out the Downtown Mural and Public Art Tour hosted by Art Spot Reno. While you’re downtown, go to the Biggest Little City Wingfest! Wings are my second favorite thing so I will see you there Saturday, Reno. Find me. Say Hi.
Worst Little Podcast PSA: it’s hot out. Stay hydrated. Piss clear. Beer only sort of counts as hydration and only if it’s like Coors or something. And for the love of God, please don’t drink Coors.
Thanks for listening. Stay safe this weekend.
Pete and Repeat went out on a boat. Pete fell out. Who was left?
I’m WHOREible at this deadline thing! Sorry folks, Reverend Rory had a poetry reading a the Morris Burner Hotel’s monthly show, Burning Words, then went out to catch some comedy at Third Street Bar. Twas a lot of fun getting out during the midweek! I encourage you all to do it every now and then!
On the show this week we have a lively time – a long recap of the past week for everyone and all the awesome events we went to and enjoyed. Joining us in the studio for the first time is Up Is The Down Is The, a solo music project from Reno NV. Andrew Martin is the man behind the music and is as impressive as he is charming! Dogwater Dick and Reverend Rory caught him after Sit Kitty Sit at Jub Jub’s a few weeks ago and booked him on the spot! With a guitar, drums, pickle barrel and a looper, he creates wonderful aural creations to delight your ears.
Also along for the ride is the always fun and charming Samantha Gates. She just stopped by to chill out with her favorite podcasters and got to take the full Worst Little Quiz, with no pulled punches (since her mom wasn’t in the room this time). Samantha is currently working on some projects that are under wraps at the moment, but that we hope to be able to tell you more about in the future. (Rick didn’t take a picture of Samantha because
he hates women is a fag was so busy setting up Up Is The Down Is The.
You can catch Up Is The Down Is The on July 2 at Holland Project with The Baddest Beams from Sacramento, CA! Please go check him out – great music, great venue!! Hope you have a fun week – we’ll see you next week with some of the cast of the Tahoe Players’ productions of Sweeny Todd and Avenue Q.
Thanks for Listening!
We weren’t able to record this week due a rather unfortunate case of fail. Dogwater Dick was beat up by old ladies while at work and Reverend Rory couldn’t find his pants. We had a great show lined up – and duly apologize to our guests, Jenny Oxier and Meredith Tanzer of Salon 7’s 10th annual White Party and local vocalist, Micheal Jackson. We’ll try to get them back another time.
Just so you know, the 10th annual White Party Fundraiser will be happening at Salon 7 once again this year. There will be fashion, music, dancing and hawt people! Once again your Renofamous celebrity concierges will be the fabulously filthy jenny Pezdespencer and myself. All door proceeds benefit Build Our Center, a great local family friendly group. The White Party at Salon 7 will be on April 5. Chekkout the bump.
Also not on the show is comedian Justin Rupple. Once again he will be gracing the hallowed halls of the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club inside the Pioneer Underground this weekend. “Men: Explained” is the name of the show and you can catch it on Friday 3/21 at 8:30 pm and Saturday 3/22 at 6:30pm and 9:30 pm.
That’s all – catch you nest week with the farewell show of Hella Acapella.
Please put your seats in the upright position!
Getting away from the metal this week with some pretty little ditties from the delightful and
hot as balls gorgeous Brittany Straw. Britt is a powerful singer and a fun person. She and her ukulele filled the rooms of Dogwater Studios with some pretty music for a change. Only playing the uke for the last 10 months or so, Britt is a pretty accomplished songwriter with no need for covers – but she’s got some fun arrangements of those too! You can check them out throughout the show!
Don’t let her adorability fool you – this lovely lady put up some big scores on the Worst Little Quiz (and, yeah, she answered ALL the questions).
We also had a lot of plugs this week! We got a chance to talk to Dan Kimm, local hypnotist and therapist. A long-time Reno entertainer, Dan was a lot of fun to talk to and we may even get him in the studio sometime. Dan’s act is going to go up shortly after his good friend and funnyman Sean Peabody rocks the stage, makin’ you laugh yo asses off. Their show, brought to you by the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club is at the Pioneer Underground this Friday night. Doors at 7.
Reverend Rory also wants to remind you of two other great events this weekend. First, there is The Creative Coalition of Midtown’s Sounds Music Walk on Friday evening, starting at 5 and going as late as midnight at eateries, bars, stores and parking lots all over Midtown Reno. Get VIP tickets at the Melting Pot. Second is DRAG QUEEN BOXING at the Alley in Sparks, brought to you by PhillipBrownTV. Doors at 8:30. Need I say any fucking more?
We also do a little PSA for the 2013 Night of Fetish and Fantasy – good kinky fun – but more on that next week when we have a guest from the event, Murdoc Brickel, come in to talk about it.
That’s about all I know, folks! Sorry I get a little “ding” happy in the first part of the show.
Thanks for listening.
And, we’re back!
Hey, Everybody! Thanks for being patient with us while on our vacation.
This week, we have on Prescription, a great Reno band that’s been around for about a year. Reverend Rory caught them a few times and knew they HAD to be on the show. Nick and Dick were dutifully impressed. Their layered, raw wall of sound is like unto a natural force, like a tidal wave. Their sound is pretty structured, despite the chaos around them.
The guys in the band – Donovan, Jarren, Josh, Justin and Shane – were totally pro too. Despite the heat and some technical glitches, they showed up with gear, on time, and ready to rock. They hammered down four songs that will get stuck in your head. You have plenty of chances to check out Prescription. Lincoln Lounge on 8/9 with the Vague Choir; The Urban Roots Farm Brew-grass festival on 8/10, in Nevada City on 8/24 and at Moonrocks on 8/30.
Part of our difficulties was that this was our first week without Executive Fluffer, Bryce who is
joining the Navy to be surrounded by seamen leaving us for better things. We wish him well and curse him for not sticking around hope he comes back to visit when he can.
We also have a quick phoner with Reno comedian, Jenny PezDeSpencer, at the top of the show – for her show that opens tonight! Chekkitout!
I hate to tell you this, but August is going to be a little spotty too. We’re just going to record every other week, due to scheduling and the fucking heat! ugh! That studio is a nightmare – we can’t run the AC, cause it makes a buzzing noise. But have no fear, we will be putting up content on the weeks off – maybe footage from open mics or a show – you’ll just have to see what Nick and I get up to this month!
Don’t forget to check out the Rocky Horror Artown Extravaganza with Pinky Polanski and Thee Reverend Rory Dowd at Cargo in Whitney Peak (formerly CommRow). Also – Blazing Mics every week at Jub Jub’s!
As always, Thanks for Listening!
Hey Everybody! Your old pal, Super Grover here! Just kidding it’s only me.
New Reno garage band, The Tides, take a visit with us today. Featuring Kevin Kentera on drums, Brian Healy on bass and Oliver Hull on lead guitar and vocals, The Tides ripped through the studio like a howling wolf. Primal screams and solid rock melodies will get you out of your seat and have you howling along with them. I really like these new guys on the scene.
We also have a fun phone call from Bobby Slayton again. The Pitbull of Comedy bites into Reverend Rory and just destroys him in front of a live studio audience! Fun times… Anyway, Bobby is also appearing at The Pioneer Underground this Friday and Saturday, June 21 & 22.
Nick is out this week with a bad back (get better soon buddy) so none other than the MIGHTY Kodiak, Dakota Joe steps in to take his place. This is a new Kodiak, subdued, in shape and sober. Kinda weird, but a change for the better…. we think…
Reverend Rory’s Picks for the Week:
Thursday, 6/20 – Mr Nick Ramirez at Adopt a Singer Songwriter (ASS!) at the Studio on 4th, 8pm
Friday, 6/21 – BOBBY SLAYTON at the Pioneer Underground, 8p
– Pinky Polanski, Beercan, Voted best Band and Riptide Bandits – The Alley, 8:30
– Movie Musical Sing-a-long : Labyrinth, Good Luck Macbeth, 8pm
Saturday, 6/22 – BOBBY SLAYTON at the Pioneer Underground, 7p and 9:30pm
– Unburn Comedy with pat Schillito, Jenny Pez DeSpencer and more. Wildflower Village
That’s All I Know Folks.
Thanks For Listening!
Fuckin’ FINALLY! – sorry for the late show this week – super busy aftermath of the (Un)Discovered show….
We got the SHA-ames! We got the SHA-ames! We got The Shames! We’ve teased you with it for over two years and it’s finally happened! We were finally able to pin down Penny Cillin and Mikie Shame, and they did not disappoint. It is as awesome – awesomer! – as you think it should be. Unfortunately, Shames drummer Cyril was unavailable for the show. The girls came in with a great musical selection – six or seven songs, including a Worst Little Podcast Exclusive first listen to a new Shames song!
At the top of the show we have a chance to talk with Reno native and LA-based comedian David Huntsberger. David is a really funny guy, appearing in comedy clubs nationally and on the podcast “Professor Blastoff“. His latest CD, Explosion Land is available on his website and iTunes. David will be appearing at the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club in the Pioneer Underground June 7 & 8. Go out this weekend and have a laugh with someone from this town who got out and made good!
Don’t forget to check out Big Remote‘s newest CD, Jenkins, currently available online and at Recycled Records!
And – RENO COMPUTER FIX RENO COMPUTER FIX RENO COMPUTER FIX AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!
Write in for some stickers!!!!
That’s all I know.
Thanks for listening!
“It’s not the guest’s fault – it’s all mine.” – Reverend Rory
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.
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….
Before I ruin anything else, I’m going to sign off.
Thanks for Listening!