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Guitars and violins and mandolins, oh my! Once again, we are happy to welcome the folk-tastic troupe known as Wheatstone Bridge to the studios. This time we get some familiar and new faces – Jill Marlene, Zeke Griffin, Gabe Hilton, Steve Barron, Natalie Laster Jones and Amy Willoughby all join us for a wildly tangential show. You know, the “yoozh.”
Although a music-heavy show, we do find time to delve into the Wheatstone DNA and overlapping connections of this folk music juggernaut. We get to know the new-to-the-show additions to the lineup and get to hear some wonderful harmonies about addiction, mothers, D&D and whiskey! (Whiskey makes a gust appearance for most of the show.)
We also get a chance to dial back the time machine and hear the origins of Natalie and Dogwater Dick’s life-long friendship sometime in the 1750’s, on a mud farm. Eventually, the conversation gets weird and we start talking about male prostitution… as we do.
Please check out Wheatstone Bridge’s folk/Americana stylings at their facebook page.
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Hello and Welcome to the Worst Little Podcast! Kim, Nick, Dogwater Dick *and* our favorite Production Assistant, Ian, are in the studio this week with the lovely Gina Rose! There’s also a surprise guest with us this week who we NEVER thought we’d get on the show. Press play to find out who it is!
Gina Rose is a singer-songwriter from Reno, Nevada. She’s been described as young, warm, and wise with a knack for writing melancholic and memorable tunes. I’d say that’s all true. Gina’s next show is at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City, October 17th, for a special edition of Loud As Folk. Also playing Piper’s are friends of the show Outlaw Kindred, So Sol, Huckleberry Road, and Greg Gilmore. Thanks to Gina and Andrew for being on the show. We had a blast!
Next week we’re back with Eddie and the Subtitles! Thanks for listening!
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Hello! Happy Independence Day! We’re excited to bring you one of the funniest episodes we’ve recorded in a Dogwater’s age. We are here with JUST IN-Beaver aka Spencer Eldridge. Backing him up is everyone’s good buddy, Lucca G Rhymes, and the Rhino is here too! Press play to hear the hilarious shenanigans of this bunch of exceptional hooligans!
Spencer has been playing as JUST IN-Beaver for about two years. When Spencer isn’t playing with his other band, A Wormhole Could Kill Us All, he keeps audiences laughing nervously while he sings us acoustic songs about boobs and bath salts. Lucca G also plays in A Wormhole Could Kill us All, as well as Reno’s most sexual band, Grimedog. Click through to follow all the bands on Facebook and learn where to see them next!
Also here is the Rhino! He’s been a DJ in Reno since forever and recently he’s parlayed that career into the charity work he is here talking with us about this week. If you’re not caught up, Rhino has been working on bringing his Golden Gate art car and Silent Disco to sick kids everywhere by touring to children’s hospitals. The Rhino is for the children, y’all. We’re happy to get the word out about his art car land speed record and fundraising activities for this amazing project. We will keep our listeners updated about future events!
Also! Kim wasn’t faking it last week when she called in injured! Here’s proof!
Thanks to all our guests for the ridiculous time. Get out and see some shows this week, Reno!
Be sure to check out everyone’s favorite monthly folk showcase, Loud as Folk this 4th of July Thursday! It’s our pal Spike McGuire’s album release party. See Cowboy Indian and Gina Rose open, too! 21+ 8PM No cover!
Friday – Pink Awful & Só Sol at The Loving Cup! 21+ 8PM $5
Saturday – Heterophobia! Rem Ved! Kelly McLeod! Blue Envy! at the Holland Project. All Ages 8PM $5-10 PWYC
Sunday – Fang / Mob Rule / Viva Revenge at Shea’s! 21+ 8PM $10/12
We hope you all have a safe and lovely 4th of July weekend. Don’t forget to head to the Reno News and Review to vote for us for best podcast! We appreciate all your votes and support! We’re off next week but back the week after that with newcomer Jade Brodie! Thanks for listening!
Hello! Welcome to this week’s Worst Little Podcast! We’re stoked AF to welcome first timers to the show, skate punks Knocked Down! They brought some high energy tunes and some hilarious quiz answers. Kim was MIA due to a party injury, so Rick, Rory, and Nick had to pick up the slack. We learn a ton about the dudes in the band and hear some rad tunes, including some brand new songs from their upcoming full length album. This is punk rock, folks. Press play!
Knocked Down is Chris Whaley (guitar/vocals) and Tony Heckerman (drums formerly of Melvin Makes Machineguns). Find them on Facebook, Instagram, and at their website for tour dates and more. We’ll keep our eyes on the band and let you know when they’re playing around these parts too! Thanks to Chris and Tony for being on the show and for supporting our shenanigans. Y’all were great!
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Go support your scene. Here are Kim’s picks this week:
Thursday – Check out our friends Outlaw Kindred for The Hopback Sessions at Great Basin Brewery in Sparks. They’re gonna play a 3 hour set! Don’t miss it. Family Friendly. 7PM No Cover
Friday – Get Out (Sac), Lost Idea, Heterophobia, Impurities at Drophouse. Message for address. 8PM
Saturday – The Flesh Hammers with Vague Choir on the cellar stage at Alturas Bar. This is the Flesh Hammers first show in two years! Don’t miss it. 21+ 8PM $5
Sunday – Get out of town to support the Sacramento Punk Rock Flea Market featuring several Reno bands including Donkey Jaw, BLUNDERBUSST, and Los Pistoleros! All ages. Noon to 10PM. Full lineup on the event page. $3
Beyond – Wednesday, July 3rd kicks off the always epic DEBAUCH-a-ReNO featuring The Dickies & the Spits! Click through for more details including a full schedule and lineup!
Next Thursday, July 4th get ready for the barn burner that will be our good pal Spike McGuire’s album release and Loud as Folk! This month features our favorites Gina Rose and Cowboy Indian! 21+ 8PM $5 suggested donation to Art Spot Reno.
Hello! Welcome to the award winning (I’m going to milk that for all it’s worth) Worst Little Podcast! It’s been a couple of weeks since our last show and we’re a little rusty, but we’re back and excited to welcome Outlaw Kindred to the podcast for the first time. We’ve got some crazy stories and even crazier banjo music. This is a good one, folks, so press play!
Outlaw Kindred is an Outlaw Folk/Grass band. Featuring Olaf Vali Duna on Banjo and Josiah Knight on Guitar. Playing Country Barn Stomping Hay Burners! The two met years ago in Northern California, before the beards! It’s safe to say they’re the only two people in Reno who know what each others faces actually look like. They’re one of Reno’s most solid duo’s and this girls favorite. Be sure to catch them in Reno next during Off Beat Music Fest, happening November 8th through 10th. We’ll let you know exact dates and times soon!
This week make sure to get out and do something! Here’s where we’ll be. Okay, here’s where your resident party girl, Kadillac Kim will be:
Thursday – Everyone’s favorite monthly folk showcase is back this week with Loud As Folk: Greg Rekus/Paige Beller/John Underwood/Chris Fox at Pignic 8PM 21+ $5 to benefit Sierra Arts
Friday – Silver + Pink Awful at TLC. 8PM 21+ $10
Saturday – Young Frankenstein at Good Luck Macbeth 7:30 PM 21+ $20/25
Thanks to Josiah and Olaf for being on the show this week! It was so great. We can’t wait to see you out there. Thanks to everyone else for listening. Life is short and we love you. We will be back next week with our friends from Lake Tahoe, The Habituals!
Welcome back to the Worst Little Podcast! This week Dogwater Dick, Kadillac Kim, and Mister Nick Ramirez are in the studio with talented Reno-based singer-songwriter Jonie Blinman. Last on the show all the way back in 2011 (listen here!), she’s back from her travels and is making some cool new sounds on that guitar of hers, so press play and give her a listen. We’ve got lots of Marianarchy details this week so listen to the end for those.
Jonie has been busy writing new music and has most recently played at the Jungle for their Friday night showcase. Keep an eye out here and on her music page for more show dates!
There’s a whole bunch of awesome shows coming your way. Here’s a few worth a look:
Thursday – Grace Gatsby, Athena McIntyre & Jordan Collins at the Saint. 8PM 21+
Friday – Soft White Sixties (L.A.) at The Loving Cup. 10PM 21+ $5
Saturday – Drag Me Under, Pressure Drop, Skew Ring, Gina Rose at The Holland Project. 7PM All ages. $5
Beyond – It’s not too late to get your tickets for one of my favorite punk acts, Against Me! with Chris Farren, Sharp/Shock at Cargo next Wednesday night!
Also Wednesday check out podcast fam and hella rad chick Grace Hayes at Local 891 Live at Brew Brothers! 21+ No cover. $8.91 for an all you can drink wristband.
Next Friday, May 18th, join our podcast guest Jonie Blinman when she hosts her monthly songwriter showcase, Songwriters In the Round at Fine Vines. 8PM
Get those tickets for Larry and His Flask ASAP. See locals Boss’s Daughter open on May 25th. All ages! $15
Marianarchy May 25th and 26th – benefiting Brian Smith – featuring Roxxie Collie, Pink Awful, Alphabet Cult, Prince Robot, Reno, We Have a Problem and many more great Reno bands! Click here and here for the full day one and two lineups. Come out to win some amazing art and prizes. Let’s do what we do and help our good friend Brian recover from his heart attack.
Thanks for listening! Please click through to our Patreon page if you appreciate what we do here. You can help us record and archive Reno music for years to come. We do this for our bands for FREE and they leave with their recordings. It’s a win for Reno music!
The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E36 – Download Link
It’s good to have the whole gang together! We have a full cast this week with New Girl and Chewie in the studio with us. Gardnerville native and singer/songwriter Elspeth Summers made the drive up to join us on the show this week. She plays some fantastic originals, making us all swoon over her sultry twang and smooth strum.
We had a really fun episode, although I feel like we should apologize to Elspeth for having to put up with us all yammering away about ourselves and barely letting her get an extra word in. You can check her out at her website, www.elspethsummers.com or on her Facebook page. She has a few songs available online and will have an EP out very soon. I for one can’t wait to hear her with a full band, but for now you get a fun-size dose of just her and a guitar.
We’ve got Marianarchy on the horizon, but are laying pretty low ourselves. If you’re looking for something to do, there’s the Biggest Little Theater Festival at Bruka or RMP Open Mic at Wildflower Village or KARMA, Stabby Unicorn, Clementine’s Knight, Small Drawings, and Broken Lungs at Jub Jub’s or any number of other things, mang! Reno has great stuff going on!
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Another seamless performance!
Drummers? They Don’t need no stinking drummer – they’s the Six Mile Station and they’ve got a ton of strings! Six Mile Station is prety killer. Spike McGuire on guitar and vocals, Tyson Schroeder on the stand up bass and backing vocals, Alán Burtón on mandolin and vocals, and Nathan Carter on the fiddle, all to kick your ASS with folk music. When it comes to catchy and harmony, they don’t fuck around. They play three songs for us and sneak a peek at a track from their new album.
In other news, comedian Justin Rupple will be returning to the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club in the Pioneer Underground this weekend. Please check him out – funny guy, funny impressions, funny lookin’. Chewie is with us again, but relegated to the back room because of the awesome of Six Mile Station. The Rev is clueless, Nick the voice of reason, and Dogwater Dick: still gay.
We had a lot of fun this week. Thanks for listening!