reno garage rock

Pussy Velour – Electric Chemistry

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Pussy Velour - Electric Chemistry

What started as a Halloween Cramps cover band just over a year ago has become one of the hottest and most talked about Reno rock bands in quite some time: I’m talking about the haute trash rock group Pussy Velour! With Wolfgang on vocals, Claire on electric guitar, Cale bass and Quinn drums, Pussy Velour is an electrifying garage rock band with mad scientist chemistry.

Wolfgang Hendrix wearing a gold lame shirt with black and white war paint under his eyes

Wolfgang is no stranger to the spotlight, having played in bands since he was 14, but his bandmates are relatively new to the art of rocking. Claire’s first time on stage was their first show; You couldn’t tell though. They feel like a band that has already toured the country and are ready to tear it up – any time, any place.

Claire screaming and playing guitar

Pussy Velour boldly brings it in the tradition of The Cramps, Iggy Pop, The Ramones, and more obscure sounds like Dub Narcotic Sound System meets The John Spencer Blues Explosion in a Dancehall style, but punker.

Bassist Cale, in all black with an open button-up shirt from a lowered perspective

Its rock and roll for the people, embracing the beautiful freaks, weirdos, and misfits. Let your flag fly!
If it’s not dangerous it’s not real rock and roll. Their live shows aren’t planned; whatever happens is the show, keeping each performance spontaneous and unique – dirty, sexy, wild, fun and in your face!

Quinn wearing black leathers at the drumkit

We also recap the fantastic Reno Punk Rock Flea Market: Fleas The Season event and this weeks quiz is a gem – a sexy, sexy gem.
Thanks for listening!

One Ton Dually – Rise of the Oldpunks – S12 E2

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One Ton Dually - Rise of the Oldpunks - S12 E2

Continuing in our series of bands who have kept it going through the long winter, we welcome back One Ton Dually! Yes, this is kinda the ‘house band’ (in that Nick and Rory are in it), but we haven’t had them on in four and a half years, so we thought we’d check in and see if they’ve gotten any better.

four panel of closeups of all members of One Ton Dually - Thee Reverend Rory Dowd, Spike Richie, Jack Soft, and Nick Ramirez
One Ton Dually – up close and personal

One Ton Dually is Thee Reverend Rory Dowd (bass, vocals), Nick Ramirez (drums, vocals), Spike Richie (guitar, vocals), and Jack Soft (guitar). They’ve switched the lineup and added some more songs – we get treated to a whole lineup of new songs this episode. As Dogwater Dick quips, they’ve embraced the sloppy punk rock band inside.

Rory Dowd closeup staring at the camera with wild hair
Thee Reverend Rory Dowd – bass, vocals
Spike Richie smoking a cigarette in the dark
Spike Richie – guitar, vocals

They are hungry for Reno rock and roll shows and despite some reschedulings due to the ongoing pandemic (committed to being safe these fellows are), they are excited to invite you to their first show in 2022 at The Matador with Thee Living Daylights and Triflin’ Bitches. It should be a train wreck of a good time.

Jack Soft, smoking a cigarette in front of a nameless employee entrance
Jack Soft – guitar, no vocal
Nick Ramirez, staring down the camera with a stern look
Nick Ramirez – drums, vocals

Thanks For Listening!

Church Basement Tapes – S7 E28

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Church Basement Tapes - S7 E28


Greetings from the Best Little City in the world!

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Rory, Nick, Rick, and Chewy bring you this week’s podcast from a not so hot and sweaty studio (because Kim’s not there). This week we are joined by Lee, Perry, Amelia, and Travis from Basement Tapes! Listen up for some top notch Reno garage rock and learn how many times we should forgive someone before we’re allowed to punch them!

But FIRST we are joined briefly by excellent Reno songwriter, Greg Gilmore. Greg is talking to us about/premiering his new single, What Am I? Check out his Facebook page for video’s and music links. Let’s listen to some music!

Greg Gilmore posing with a guitar for his single promo photo.

Greg Gilmore joined us to debut his new single, Who Am I?

But back to Basement Tapes. Basement Tapes describes their music as retro, 60s, raw, high-energy garage rock. Revisiting a time when music had music had soul, with post-modern punk attitude, melodic, grooving bass lines, thunderous rolling drums, powerful crashing guitar riffs and a harmonious couple on vocals. Basement Tapes plays straight-forward simple rock and roll.

Basement Tapes embracing in the studio recording for the Worst Little Podcast.

Basement Tapes

Amanda of Reno band Basement Tapes holding popcorn and smiling.

Thanks to Greg and Basement Tapes for joining us this week!

As always here’s your Reno to do list for the week:


80s Zombie Party at Alturas on the Down Low with The Sway and Hollywood Thrashed. One night and one night only. Special burlesque performance by Scarlett Letter! Costumes Required 8 p.m. 21+ $8 $10 for couples

It is the last week for Live on the Lid downtown on the re-track, featuring Funk Assassination 5:30 p.m. All ages. Free.


Alturas on the Down Low presents their End of Summer Tiki Surf Party with SWIGS, The Habituals, Viva Revenge, and a special comedy performance by Aubry Forston. 21+ 9 p.m. $5 in costume, $7 without. Bust out that Hawaiian shirt we all know you have.


Check out podcast favorites Eddie and the Subtitles / Prince Robot / One Ton Dually at Shea’s this Saturday! 21+ $5 9 p.m.

For something a little more low key check out Americana/folk bands Western Specters / Royal Oaks / Sex Hogs II at Pignic. 21+ 9 p.m. No cover


Scott Yoder returns with Rigorous Proof at Holland Project. All ages. 8 p.m. $5


As always, thanks for listening, Reno!

Flood Fire Death Drought – Episode 250 – S7 E3

Yeah, Bruh – 250

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a closeup of Kyle's armpit that looks like a tight butt

hot or not?

Two hunnert and fitty! Thank you. Not just for listening. Not just for being with us. Not just for supporting us. But for supporting the Reno music scene that we are so luckily able to be peripherally (and directly at times) a part of . It has been our pleasure and privilege to have brought you over 200 recordings of Reno-oriented bands and musicians. We have become a living history of our city’s music culture (with inappropriate and irrelevant commentary). We would have no reason to do it without the encouragement and support of all of the listeners. We would have quit years ago because no one cares, like Phil Ochs, but we can see you listening, like the NSA. Thank you, (beautiful little pawns) our loyal audience.

Ian smiling broadly with a beer behind his drumset.

Ian Callahan

For Episode 250, we are happy and pleased to bring you the basement punk rock stylings of Reno’s own Flood Fire Death Drought. I’d call them all young dudes, but they’re regular adults with jobs and wives and shit and that would just belie my own advancing years. So – these Reno kids, you see (cause we’re all kids in Reno) play some pretty spiffy music. If you’ve ever passed out at an all-ages house party in Reno in the last 25 years, you might recognize some of what they are doing. Not that you necessarily have seen them , but they are “Reno as fuck”.

Kris Kelly - smiling broadly in a black shirt - do you really know what a black shirt looks like? Is this joke insensitive? Who really talks to you in the Alt Text field? I do. Cause I love you

Kris Kelly

Flood Fire Death Drought is Kris Kelly (Guitar, Vocals), Kyle Azzam (Bass, Back-up Vocals), Ian Callahan (Drums, Back-up Vocals). We really had a great time with them, both as personalities and as musicians. I think we all, to a man, really dug the tunes they were throwing down. They were also perverted heathens, but respectful gents at the same time. Thoroughly delightful, as people and as a band,

Kyle pretending to pee in a toilet with his back turned to you, but looking over his shoulder.

Kyle Azzam (not hot)

Thanks for listening!