Hello, loyal listeners! Rev. Rory here and it’s good to be back from my sojourn deep into the land of Navel Contemplation. As usual, a lot on tonight’s show was completely unexpected – including my appearance on the Patreon portion of the show (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, follow the link and subscribe). It really is great to be back on the bus with my podcast cohorts and friends.
First up, we take some time to talk with Jessi ‘Sprocket’ Janusee, Communications Director at The Generator and Founder of the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market, a dynamic makerspace extravaganza, now celebrating it’s 5th year! The Generator has just opened at it’s new location this year – a warehouse space almost twice the size of the last, leading to more opportunity for controlled chaos and fun. The event is going to be pretty insane, with everything from local art vendors to a regional punk rock band lineup with over 25 acts to Drag Queen Story Time for the kiddos to a pugil stick gladiator ring and much much more. It’s really one of the best local events around – and you can’t beat the price $5 per day or $8 for both days, leeaving you that much more money to buy local art! And if you’re interested, you can inquire about becoming a member of The Generator and taking advantage of all their makerspace and educaiton al opportunities throughout the whole year!
We also welcome back to the show our good friend, Eric Marks. Eric is the bassist for Enslave the Creation, a local technical metal band, and that’s how you met him before. But! There is so much more to this restless creative. In addition to bassing, Eric is also a well known photojournalist whose images have appeared in many local magazines and journals (Reno News and Review, This Is Reno, Reno Tahoe Tonight). He is also the lens behind the images of Reno Street Photography, a more artistic and ground-level view of some of the corners of our fair city. We talk a lot about his work over the years.
If you’re keeping your ear to the ground, you probably already know this, but in case you don’t: Psychedelic Jazz Rock Group, Apollo Suns, from Winnipeg MB Canada, is rolling through Reno on April 14th for their “Relationships of Force Tour”. The group is absolutely going to blow your mind and the doors off at The Elbow Room in Sparks. Starting at 8:30, local Nuclear Funk group (and upcoming podcast guests), Phat Mark, will open up the night and get you feeling right! Follow this link for details!
That’s all I know, folks. SO, as usual: Thanks for Listening
In our third installment of Woman’s March we get heavy with the Reno metal scene’s newest super heroes: JustUs. Female fronted by the powerful vocal stylings of Stevie Bxo, this thrash metal quartet are tight and ready to tour in June. From the hiatus of such bands as Infecto Skeletons, Saber Tooth Dragon, and The Damn Ole Band, guitarist Myke Read and drummer Andrew Hockenberry, found themselves facing an ultimatum, become a metal band or lose their singer in their outlaw country band. Sooooo…They conjured tasty licks and grooves, switched it up and the rest is history.
They had been performing as a three piece but recently added bass player Insun Blemel, who really beefs the whole thing up. Of course just as their name suggests they are out for justice. They want the music to address the injustices they see on the daily. Stevie’s words sung with strong passion and conviction, waver from a softer cry to the roar of an angry monster. It was really cool to see up close. We get their origin story, a bunch of songs, and newbies Stevie and Insun play the quiz head to head. Meanwhile, since they’ve played so many times, Myke panels with us and Andrew sits it out. We had a blast and if you’re down with the metal you’ll have a blast with JustUs! Thanks for listening and JustUs for all!
Welcome back to us! And a Fine New Year to you!
It’s the first show of a brand new season. We are stoked to bring back one of the bands from the Beforetimes that is still kicking ass today – Cell! Of course, it wouldn’t be a fresh start without a thousand things going wrong – most of it was pre-show and we talk about it a little at the top of the show, but dang!
There have been some lineup changes and some sound changes, but Cell is still a tremendously talented and exciting band. They give us just a little taste of music this week -with only two songs in the regular show and one more on the Patreon special. Just a taste of the new tunes they have been crafting in the shadows.
You can catch them this coming weekend on Saturday Jan 29 at The Matador (frmr St James Infirmary) and hear more of their new tunes, along with Grimedog and Saving Robin Steele.
Thanks for Listening!
Horror, surf, metal, industrial and punk rock; Franky’s Chop Shop has it all. It’s he perfect soundtrack for a hard rockin’ bikini beach bash from hell! We get into the making of this new project from the mad mind of Murderock‘s Franky (Chris Alexander).
This just in: (That’s right, you heard it here first) Keith (Jewett) still hates fun. He loves books though! He and Dogwater Dick talk about their book club “member”ship (inset Beavis and Butthead laugh… heh… I said ‘insert’) Drummer Carlos Pintor wasn’t able to make it (possibly on Franky’s operating table).
Joining Franky and Keith is their member from another band, the always delightful Freddy Ferox (Murderock/Sonic Dead/Candy Apple and the Razorblades) who is just along for the ride this week. He does provide stiff competition in the quiz (heh heh). Nick and Dick make sure to drive that bus off the gross cliff this week – not to yuck anyone’s yum, but: have fun.
Sadly, Murderock’s FINAL SHOW is going to be later this month – 10/30 at Alturas’ Cellar , with A Wormhole Could Kill Us All and Hired Fun. From the desk of Nick Ramirez: “I know I speak for the whole podcast when I say we’re truly going to muss you, Murderock. Y’all killed it. RIP”
We also get into the Marianarchy lineup this year – getting started tomorrow at The Bluebird at 6 pm! Please check it the event out for silent auction and please throw some love to the Marianarchy GoFundme page.
Thanks for listening!
Hello! We’re live from the recent, frozen past this week with podcast virgins Condemned Existence! We’re talking about the state of the Reno scene, Rory throws some shade (and light!), and we ask important questions like “does playing rock and roll get you laid?” (spoiler: not really). It’s always terrifying when the gang bang starts with this much enthusiasm. Press play!
Condemnded Existence describes their sound as a blend of fast thrash parts with groovy rhythms and breaks. They most recently opened for the amazing Ned Flanders themed metal band, Okily Dokily! Their next show is March 22 in Concord. Follow their social medias to keep an eye out for their EP release happening soon.
Thanks to Condemned Existence for being such fun guests! Until we hear from them again, stay busy this weekend. Do something. Be seen! Puke in a strangers garbage can and stumble home from any of these events! Here’s where Kim will be this weekend (check out the event’s calendar at This is Reno for a full listing of the amazing upcoming Reno shows):
Friday – Head to Alturas bar to catch former guest Matt Bushman’s Album Release Show- With Spike McGuire & Gina Rose! 8PM 21+ $10
Saturday – WHERE WERE YOU WHEN SKATE JAM? Don’t miss Jub Jub’s annual all ages skate and punk fest happening this Saturday! It’s the only place you need to be! Don’t miss all our favorites:
Noon-12:25pm – Grimedog
12:40-1:05 – Machine Gun Vendetta
1:20-2:10 – Gromtest (youth division skate contest)
2:25-2:50 – Donkey Jaw
3:05-3:30 – Hilltop Rats
3:45-4:10 – Anti-Vision
4:20-5:30 – Skate Contest
5:45-6:15 – The Elected Officials
6:30-7:10 – Verbal Abuse Official
7:25-8:10 – MDC – Millions Of Dead Cops
8:25-8:55 – Boss’ Daughter
9:10-9:40 – VIQUEEN
9:55-10:25 – United Defiance
10:40-11:10 – Parade of Horribles
Follow the link for more info. $15 All Ages in the big room. 21+ after party in the bar room.
Sunday – The March Divide and Jen Scaffidi at Foxy Olive! Don’t miss this chill Sunday show featuring one of our fav (and babeliest) former guests, Jen Scafidi. 8PM 21+ No cover
Check out Rory’s post for anything after Sunday. I’ll be dead and it’ll probably be Skate Jam’s fault.
Be sure to head to our Patreon page to donate if you support what we do. We provide studio quality live recordings to a different band every week for FREE. Be part of the show! We’re so excited for next weeks guests, the ATOMIKS! See you then! Remember, life is short and we love you.
Hello! Welcome again to the Worst Little Podcast. It looks like somebody has a case of the doom blues this week. Nick, Kim and Rick are here to bring you some great music and quirky shenanigans from newcomers to the Reno music scene, Ozymandias! We’re all pretty excited about this week’s band and you should be too. Press play!
Ozymandias, formed in May of this year and recently featured in the Reno News and Review, is Sahara Harrington, Daniel Lee, Ray Huarte and Jacob Rosol. They’re excited to be recording their first EP this weekend in San Francisco. Catch them next November 15th at Shea’s, where they’ll join Drouth, Dissidence, and Flesh to Dust. Thanks so much to the band for hanging out with us this week! We will keep you updated with their EP release date and upcoming shows.
If you don’t go out this weekend did you even Reno? Here’s where we will all be:
Friday – Off Beat Music Festival 2018 – Chapel Tavern featuring podcast guests Outlaw Kindred, San Francisco native Travis Hayes, locals Dainesly, and headliner Blitzen Trapper! 7PM 21+ $15
Head to HQ to catch a great punk lineup with Basement Tapes, The Habituals, Donkey Jaw, & The Dialers. 8PM 21+ only $5!
Saturday – Don’t miss our friends Sit Kitty Sit & Roxxy Collie at HQ! 8PM 21+ $5
Beyond – Monday night see our friends Kanawha with Pound, Neck Of The Woods, and Blinded Youth at Jub Jub’s. 8PM 21+ $5
Big thanks and a shout out goes to our newest Patreon donor, Melanie. She’s a long time listener and a really rad gal. If you want to be like Melanie and support your local music scene, click through to the Patreon and pledge a few bucks. We really appreciate our donors, and our bands do too! Help us so we can continue to record great live music every week, for free. Thanks for listening!
Happy Halloween! We’re podcasting live from the recent, haunted past this week with our super spooky friends, Murderock! It’s a packed studio this week and we’re getting hella festive. Listen up for a recap of Rick’s annual pumpkin massacre and a run down of all the amazing parties and events that prove that RENO RULES HALLOWEEN!
Murderock is FreddieFerox (vox), Franky Ferox (guitar), Paulie Ferox (bass), Zachy Ferox (drums), Sammi Ferox (shotgun). They recently played their only Halloween show as Murderock at HQ last week, but have been playing with their other projects – Candy Apples and the Razor Blades and 4th Street Rippers. We always love having Murderock on the show, especially for Halloween! Thanks so much to the band! We’ll keep everyone updated on future happenings including shows with Candy Apple and the 4th St Rippers!
If Halloween hasn’t completely broken you, go to some of these shows this week:
Welcome! Kim and Rory played hooky this week, but fortunately our other hosts Nick, Chewy, and Dogwater Dick were present to pick up the slack. Press play right now to hear some SUPER SECRET (okay, it’s not secret, but it is SUPER) Grimtones news that you’ll only hear on the Worst Little Podcast! This weeks show has everything – astrology, tales of auto-erotic asphyxiation, and uncomfortable silences. Pretty much in that order!
Our guest this week is Reno
Jackson 5 cover band experimental, psychedelic alt-rock band, Blacklisted. Established in 2015, Blacklisted is what happens when you form a band while on drugs (calm down, it’s legal now!). The band is busy writing new music and is planning on a spate of February and March shows.
Many thanks to Blacklisted for gracing our studio for this weeks show. Next week we have the elusive and mysterious Bat Country as our musical guest. Rory and Kim will be back and Kim will be sharing some exciting details about the first ever Reno Punk Rock Flea Market.
Don’t forget to click through to our Patreon. Rick works hard all week and spends his night off recording/archiving Reno bands for FREE. So kick some funds down. Feel like you want a little something in return for your scratch? We’ll do just about anything. Want some stickers? We’ve got stickers. Advertising? Our silky radio voices are primed and ready. Want us to host topless? Hit us up.
Thursday – Gina Rose / Dead Country Gentlemen / The Grimtones at St. James Infirmary. 21+ 9PM NO COVER
Friday – Roxxy Collie & Gina Rose at Pignic! 21+ 9PM NO COVER
Saturday – Prince Robot CD Release Party with Pink Awful and Corner Store 21+ 9PM NO COVER
See you next week. Thanks for listening!
Welcome to the spookiest little podcast in all the land. For your listening horror this week, we have Reno metal band, Murderock! Listen up for LOTS of talk about murder, sex robots, and some exclusive new music from our band. Let’s do this!
Murderock comes from the Nevada wastelands to destroy everything you love! Neat! They are: Freddie Ferox (vox), Franky Ferox (guitar), Temporary Brian(bass), Zachy Ferox (drums), Sammi Ferox (shotgun)
Murderock has been busy this year slaying crowds and burying the bodies. Check them out at Offbeat Festival this weekend at Studio on 4th and next on December 7th at Shea’s with alt-metal band from LA, KrashKarma.
This week is HUGE for music in Reno. Thursday through Saturday is Offbeat Festival, a city wide music showcase featuring 103 bands! That’s a whole lot of live music. I’ll try not to leave anything out, but click here for the full Offbeat schedule and get your wristbands now. Check out all of the things and report back!
Thursday – Hellbound Glory is playing the opening night of Offbeat Fest. It’s going to be a packed house. Come get your writstbands and see some great outlaw country at The Saint! Details and tickets for Offbeat here! 21+ 7 p.m.
Reno staple Loud As Folk is back at Pignic featuring Britt Straw and Mason Frye. Get your local folk on and drink some $4 Lagunitas beer while you’re there. 21+ $5 suggested donation.
Friday – Head to Shea’s Friday night for the SWIGS album release party. Get your surf-punk on with SWIGS, Apache, Bloody Waters, and Pink Awful. 21+ 8 p.m. Free with your Offbeat wristband $10 without.
Also Friday catch podcast host Nick Ramirez with his band Roxxy Collie at Third Street Bar, along with Tag Along Friend, Youngblood, and Kelli Schaefer. Click here for details and set times. 21+ 8 p.m. Free with wristband, $10 at the door.
Saturday – More Offbeat madness is happening city wide. You have lots of choices to make Saturday night, but one of them should be to see Cave Clove (SF) at your second favorite Irish watering hole, Ceol. Cave Clove is the side project of Travis Hayes guitarist, Brent Curriden. 8 p.m. 21+
The Saint is hosting local favorites Silver during Saturday Night’s Music Showcase! Also featured is Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra, The Seshen, and Royal Jelly Jive! 21+ 8 p.m. Free with wristband. Cover at the door.
As if you weren’t already conflicted about Saturday night (god knows I am), the SNAFU Family Showcase and $1 Beer Festival is happening at Pignic from 4 p.m. on. Check out Failure Machine, Shotgun Sawyer, and more! 21+ Free with wristband $5 at the door.
If I make it through this weekend I will talk to ya’ll on Monday, when we welcome Reno based singer-songwriter Liam Kyle Cahill to the podcast. However, there are serious doubts about my ability to survive this years Offbeat. Wish my liver luck.
For all of us at the Worst Little Podcast, life is short and we love you. See you out there and thanks for listening.
Heyo, Reno! At first I wasn’t in the mood to write this blog but I’ve had like half a bottle of wine and I’ve been watching videos of baby goats in pajamas so…. let’s do this! *two hours later* Do you guys even know how many cute baby animal compilations there are on the internet? Do you?! I thought the internet was for porn and publishing terrible music podcasts. I was wrong. Seriously, check out these baby owls. I mean come on…
ANYWAY! I’m here to do the thing with Qarin (pronounced car-in) this week! These guys were so talented and entertaining. Listen up for deviants, dick jokes, and of course, METAL.
Qarin is made up of Diva – Vocals, Yo-yo – Vocals/Bass, Dizzle – Guitar, Sancho – Guitar, and Poundcake – Percussion.
Thanks a bunch for being with us this week, Qarin. You guys are the real deal and you’re also super funny and hella nice. I hope I’m not ruining your reputations right now or anything. MAKE SURE you go to Jub Jub’s Friday night to see Qarin’s first show since some major shit went down with the band. Celebrate, wear a costume, and save a few bucks for a beer! I’ll leave you with an eloquent toast from the band, “we’ll fuck ’em standing, we’ll fuck ’em lying, if they had wings we’d fuck ’em flying, and when she’s dead and long forgotten, we’ll dig her up and fuck her rotten. Sorry, not sorry.
Holy Snopes, this next week is packed with awesome shit, Reno. Here’s your to-do list. Go do a thing. Then tell me about it. Share a photo to the Worst Little Podcast page or just send it to me, Kadillac Kim, on Facebook. I’ll give you a prize or a cookie, and Adam (the bass player) will give you a free handy.
Thursday – Pumpkin disemboweling at the studio! If you know the address you’re invited. Bring a pumpkin to brutalize. 6 p.m.!
Mike Higdon’s exhibit, #365 Reno, closes at the Potentialist Workshop this Thursday. Mike took one old school photo of Reno every day for a whole year and now they’re on display. Go Thursday to the closing reception. Details here!
Thursday through Saturday catch the second weekend of Generation We: A Hip HOpera at Good Luck Macbeth. Weapons Of Mass Creation provides the soundtrack to this innovative production that tells the story of four individuals, each in possession of a mysterious silver ticket, and each searching for America but finding a lot more than they bargained for along the way. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. $15 in advance/$18 at the door. Don’t wait on these tickets though, they will sell out!
Friday – Join an intrepid group of builders competing to win the Generator’s mini-golf build off! Teams have 48 hours to build the best and most creative mini-golf setup imaginable. It’s gonna be a giant party. There’s still time to sign up. Bring your dream to life or just show up and cheer on the other teams. All in preparation for the Generator’s mini-gold extravaganza Halloween party on the 31st! Click here for details about the build competition and here for info about the Halloween party! Family friendly!
Our guest this week, Qarin with Apothesary, is at Jub Jub’s this Friday at 7 p.m. 21+ $3 with costume/$5 without!
Our friend Tony Walker hosts Soul Slap at Pignic. Get your weekly soul dance party on at 10 p.m. 21+ No cover.
Reno’s own Bazooka Zac DJs every 4th Friday at The Loving Cup startign at 10 p.m. 21+ No cover.
Saturday – Check out the Saint to see the Soft White Sixties. 8 p.m. 21+ $12 at the door.
At Pignic Saturday the Electric is providing great dance tunes. Costumes encouraged! 9 p.m. 21+ No cover.
Get your Halloween on at Shea’s with Ghoul’s Night Out with Madrost/Skull Driver/Jukebox Rebels with support from locals Donkey Jaw and Viva Revenge. Have a metal/punk rock good time and wear a costume, for fucks sake. 9 p.m. 21+
Sunday – Join Jonie Blinman, Athena MaIntyre, and Canyon White for Songwriters in the Round at the Saint. 21+ 6:30 No cover.
Monday – There’s things, but Jesus, take a night off. I’m going to.
Tuesday – HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA at the Generator! As previously mentioned, this is an all ages event. Get your tickets now for a night of mini-golf, amazing food, and killer entertainment by Loud As Folk musicians Greg Gilmore and Spike McGuire! 6 p.m. $10 adv/$15 at the door. Get your tickets here and support your FREE community maker space.
Wednesday – See some stoner rock from LA! The American Weather is playing at Pignic. Stoner Rock sounds amazing. 21+ 8 p.m. No cover.
That’s it for this week, folks. As always, life is short and we love you. We hope to see you out this week!
Thanks for listening!