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!