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John Frederick – Thanksgiving: The Musical! – S11 E37

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A little late for the holiday, but we are still thankful for this show, starring our wonderful guest and friend, the multitalented actor, musician, director, teacher, father and husband, John Frederick! John was also our very first intern from Season 3, in 2013!

John Frederick smiling in front of a microphone, flashing the 'hang loose' hand gesture.
John Frederick

We get to preview some songs he’s written for an as yet untitled musical he’s working on. You see, after lockdown took affect, John , who doesn’t watch much television, got busy learning piano. And hot damn if he didn’t succeed in record time. Seriously, he’s sounding like Randy Newman! Back in the day Mr Frederick played guitar, so we were totally and pleasantly surprised by the new talent. Kudos buddy!

John Frederick singing into a microphone and playing keyboard
Piano man!


John is a great storyteller and deep thinker. He workshops an idea for a podcast and takes us into the world of the Nashville songwriting circuit. We had so much fun talking we ran a little long. Thanks John!
The quiz is revealing. Mouse gets to participate and goes hard out the gate. Will John beat his previous score?
We also do a round of “I’m thankful for”! Speaking of thanks: We’re all very thankful for you! (especially our Patreon subscribers! <3 )


Thanks for listening!


We hope you have a great holiday.
Life is short and we love you!

Action Bastard! – Barely Contained – S11 E35

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Like a heat attack of the ear, we are here to assault you with the cacophonous chaos of Action Bastard! Like a fine dose of toilet vodka, they will leave your palate burning for more. It’s an exciting show – a full house of host and guests – we even had to put the butt trumpeteer in studio B, if you know what I mean.

Taylor King screaming at the mic
Taylor King
Wolfman Grimes in front of a closet in a recording studio, singing and playing guitar.
Wolfman Grimes

Action Bastard! were the best band in the world, one upon a time, and pair well with over-aged cheese. As they say in the language of their people, “It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, only how you boil the squirrel.”

{Name} standing in a studio B playing saxophone
Skylar Lash Standing in front of a drum set playing bass.
Skylar Lash
{Name} sitting in front of a blue light and playing drums
Danny Lee playing drums with mallets
Danny Lee

Thanks For listening!

Cryptillians – Cyclops Was A Monster – S11 E34

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This week on WLP we (Rick and Nick) had the pleasure to hang loose with power trio Cryptilians . Not THE Cryptilians! If you hear someone get it wrong and say THE, take a drink!

Photo of Lanny Thomas Carey singing with his eyes closed into a microphone and playing his guitar.
Lanny Thomas Carey

Is grunge still a genre? Mudhoney still embraces the label, so if it’s good enough for them , I’ll embrace it. It’s definitely a big influence on this band.  Cobain-esque you might say.  There’s a pop punk vibe too. Indie, DIY aesthetics. Yada-yada-yada. Whatever genre blend they are, their songs are catchy, interesting, and they rock!

Pat Gloeason standing in front of a microphone and playing a bass.
Pat Gleason


Lanny is the guitarist and front man . Pat on bass and Joey on drums. We find out how Joey, newest and hairiest member, had to beat a robot on drums upon auditioning for the group. Needless to say, all other applicants were sent home. Joeys hard rock, metal style of drumming was just what the guys needed . Now having ditched Hal3000, the Cryptilians (drink up!) are ready to play a bunch of shows they have scheduled through the rest of the year. They also plan some touring in the summer. You can find them on all the platforms. They’ve been working with Dogwater Dick on a new album and are pumped for the future!

Joey Pariah sitting in a well-lit room playing drums
Joey Pariah


We talk a bit about the last Murderock show (Nick and Rick attended). Farewell to Reno’s premier horror rock outfit. Sick bastards. Oh yeah! We meet our new intern Mouse! So far so good! Welcome aboard! The quiz was a lot of fun. These fellas are good at the funny. Thanks dudes!

Lastly, we want to send our love and condolences to the friends and family of local artist and beloved barfly Melisa Horton. Safe home Mae Mae. We love you.

Franky’s Chop Shop – Nice Chops – S11 E31

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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).

Chris Alexander sitting in front of a microphone and looking at the camera.
Franky

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).

Keith Jewett with an unruly beard and moustache sitting in front of a microphone and smiling into a camera.
Remember: Keith hates fun

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.

Freddy Freox reclining on a couch wearing headphones and smiling with his eyes closed.
Freddy Ferox

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.

You can always check out local events over at our Worst Little Weekend and Weekday Grids on Instagram and support us at the Patreon.

Thanks for listening!

Wheatstone Bridge – Six Degrees – S11 E30

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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.”

Gabe Hilton and Steve Barron in chairs holding their bass and guitar, respectively)

Gabe Hilton and Steve Barron

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.)

Natalie Laster Jones and Amy Willoughby smiling at microphone
Natalie Laster Jones and Amy Willoughby

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.

Jill Marlene all dressed in black sitting at a microphone
Jill Marlene

Please check out Wheatstone Bridge’s folk/Americana stylings at their facebook page.

As a reminder – Marianarchy, a Benefit for Reno Theater starts this Friday 10/08/21 at The Bluebird – more about that next week!

Please also check out our Patreon and Instagram pages!

Thanks for Listening!

Liam Kyle Cahill – S11 E30

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Hello! It’s the Worst Little Podcast. This week we welcomed Liam Kyle Cahill to the studio and he brought a friend! We talked about Liam’s love life and the resulting songs. We get to know his roommate Kris who is to podcasting what a duck is to water. Kris is just as impressed and surprised by Liam’s performance as we are even though he lives with Liam. Liam’s new album, many years in the making, is coming out in November and Liam sets a goal of one release (sexually) each year for the next five. The quiz was a horse race, both had excellent skill answering even the darkest (and grossest) of questions. Liam is an open book. Chris pleads the fifth and We find out who is a brick wall. Press play!

Liam sits in front of microphone posing with his guitar
Liam Kyle Cahill
Roommate Kris lounges on sofa in front of microphone making peace sign
Roommate Kris

Big thanks to Liam and Kris for being this week’s guests! Next week we have Wheatstone Bridge and a special Marianarcy preview. Thanks for listening!

Ed Adkins and Baldo Bobadilla – Stink Pickle

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A very entertaining show is on deck for you this week. We welcome back the always entertaining Baldo Bobadilla (Drinking With Clowns/OffBeat Fest/FutureKind) and the benchmark of Reno style and fashion, Ed Adkins (Crawl Reno/Reno Zombie Crawl). As always, the conversation ranged far and wide – serial killers and vaccines and philanthropy and other drugs and poop and stuff. Totally normal show.

A smiling Ed Adkins laying with his head in a laughing Baldo Bobadilla's lap on the couch at Dogwater Studios
Baldo and Ed canoodling

Never to let a good joke get in the way of music, we do also play a number of tracks from Drinking With Clowns, including a brand new song, “Reno 24/7”, featuring a number of Latinx artists from the Reno/Sparks area. It’s pretty much a love letter to Reno and hella rad. The conversation also veers into the realm of languages, barriers, access, and the importance of being multilingual.

A bearded Baldo Bobadilla smiling broadly from the downstairs couch at Dogwater Studios.
Baldo Bobadilla

Please check out the OffBeat Fest in the first weekend of October and The Reno Zombie Crawl later in the month. As always, if you like what we are doing and want to support us or hear more exclusive songs, please visit our Patreon page and sign up to be a sponsor and keep up with local music with the Worst Little Weekend and Weekday Grids at our Instagram page.

Ed Adkins, sipping a beer and coyly looking at the camera with sad puppy dog eyes.
Ed Adkins

Thanks for listening!

Max Volume – Coming Home – S11 E28

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It’s almost time to check in with weather and sports at the 10s, but up first is your friend and mine: MISTER Max Volume! Stepping away from the radio booth and into the internet thingamabob, Max joins us once again for a lot of laughs, stories and even a few songs. If you are new to the show, the area or just don’t listen to terrestrial radio for the past 40 years, Max Volume is an iconic Reno radio personality who has literally helped move the dial on rock music and concerts in northern Nevada for almost half a century – and we don’t see him quitting anytime soon.

Max Volume, smiling broadly and playing a guitar at a microphone
Max Volume

The conversation is really mostly about this one time Max took Johnny and Jesse (of Rigorous Proof) to LA when they were teenagers and evidently met the entire rock and roll hall of fame in person. It was a really wild trip and that’s all we talked about. Well – it was more a touchstone as we caromed off of each other tangent-ed down a conversational hallway. (I’m not entirely sure we ever finished a story). We also get a number of great songs out of Max, old and new – some even off of his new album “MV” Partway through the show, everyone’s favorite shredder, Michelle Belle of The Grimtones drops in and is wrangled into grabbing a mic.

Michelle belle wearing a striped shirt and having fun at the podcast
Michelle Belle

Well – that’s about all I’ve got this week. If you like what we are doing or want a chance to get exclusive tracks and interviews not included in the main show, visit us over at Patreon and show us some love by becoming a sponsor. You can also keep up with all the weekly events around town by checking out the Worst Little Weekend and Weekday Grids over at our Instagram.

Rick, Rory, Nick, Max and Michelle standing arm-in-arm together
The post-show meeting with Dick Bagnola, Rev. Rory, Nick, Max and Michelle

You are a beautiful audience; thanks for listening.

Sit Kitty Sit – “Directed by David Lynch” – S11 E27

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I wrote a whole blog post at 1 am. WordPress deleted it. Sorry – not going to rewrite it now. I want you to have the show now, since it’s late. Listen to the show. Be gay; do crime. Visit the Sit Kitty Sit website and watch Kat Down’s and Mike Thompson’s latest video for their track “Good Riddance“. We love them lots. It’s a hilarious in-joke episode, if you’re a loyal listener. If not, well, hold on.

Kat Downs and Mike Thompson in a cave with geometric shapes covering their faces.
Sit Kitty Sit
Kat Downs and Mike Thompson posing together in front of red vines.
Sit Kitty Sit

Please visit the Patreon and Instagram pages

Thanks for listening

First Take – The Saxman Cometh – S11 E26

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Who says we ain’t classy? We gone and got ourselves some fine gentlemen on the show this week: First Take, featuring Jimmy Vermillion, Bill Heise and the renowned sax-a-ma-phonist Rick Metz. (aaaand… now I’m being told he does play an actual saxophone and the Simpson’s want their 24-year-old-dead-horse back).

Rick "the Saxman" Metz playing his saxophone in front of a microphone.
Rick “the Saxman” Metz

First Take is a premiere Northern Nevada jazz ensemble, appearing as the core trio with us this week. Lifelong musicians all, they have been entertaining audiences all over the Great Basin and beyond for about a decade. They all share a passion for connecting with other musicians onstage. Their experience and camaraderie comes out in their music. Tight and smooth, but not ‘smooth jazz’, if you know what we mean.

Jimmy Vermillion singing into a microphone and playing keyboard.
Jimmy Vermillion

Check out The Saxman on Facebook or find the First Take group to keep up with their goings on and appearances in the future. You can also check out what’s happening every week at the Worst Little Grid on our Instagram page. ANd please, as always, if you like what you hear on this show, think about supporting us over at the Patreon Page.

Bill Heise smiling in front of a microphone while playing drums.
Bill Heise

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