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Jade Moschino – Vagazzled – S12 E17

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NSFW to the max. Continuing our long running tradition of bringing you all sides of the Reno music scene, we have probably one of the MOST NSFW episodes we have ever published. The trigger warnings have trigger warnings. Two Live Crew would blush at some of these songs; ODB would make his children leave the room when these tracks come on.

Jade Moschino in a camisole with hearts that read "fuck" sewn over each nipple.
Jade Moschino

Behind the raunchy lyrics is Jade Moschino, a Reno-based drag queen and rapper. She has six years into the rap game, and I can honestly say, I’ve never heard anything like her. As our first episode for pride month, Jade is like a brick through a plate-glass window – unexpected and devastating. Jade is joined by friend and hype man, Joshua. Strong an silent, he holds back a little on the show, but opens up more during the quiz.

Joshua, the hype man, in a patterned red. gold, and black shirt
Joshua

Coming up this weekend is a world of fun in the Reno scene including Mixed Bill Friday at Davidsons’ Distillery, the opening weekend of Clue – On Stage at Bruka, and Mentally ILL -SE Comedy at Alturas

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Roxxy Collie – And Your Bird Can Sing S12 E12

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Welcom back, music fans! This week we have the beautiful rock music of Roxxy Collie.
A female fronted quintet, Roxxy Collie has a full rich sound , deep lyrics and humor. They’ve been called ‘art rock’ and ‘chillcore’, they’re very unique for sure.


The lineup is Margy Ford, the songbird, Jon Cornell on keyboard, Stephen on electric guitar, Nick Ramirezon beats, and their newest member, Larry Cooper, on bass and background vocals.
We discuss Dogwater Dick’s weekend, dead birds, song lyrics and the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market among other things.

We get a bunch of new material from the band and a sweet Duran Duran cover at the end.
Sending our love and positive energy to our good friends and fellow musicians, Tom Plunkett and Andy Hernandez, both in the ICU at the time of this writing. Hang in there rockers. We love you.

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Danny Horton – Silver Tongue Devil – S12 E6

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The devil came to Greenville and our guest this week, Danny Horton (aka Jack Danny), took notice. He penned a beautiful song about it. That’s what Danny does with his original material, he writes about his experiences. Like the song that kicked off his adventure into a solo career, “Dear Miss Rose”, written while walking home from jail.

Danny Horton singing passionately while playing guitar
Danny Horton

Another song was written after hearing the sound of a distant train while washing dishes. Danny finds inspiration in everything. He’s a beautiful soul with wonderful stories. Each song is a tale told using his sweet Martin guitar, a kick drum, foot tamb and that voice: sometimes weathered vagabond, sometimes smooth crooner and other times hooten and hollerin’. He knows his vocal instrument well and has emotion and range. I liken it to outlaw country folk with a bit of punk rock aesthetic.  He’s one of the rare musicians who crosses over and can play punk shows or honkytonks. If X, Hank III, Larry And His Flask, Chris Stapleton, Willie Nelson were some kind of festival line up, Danny Horton would fit the bill.

Drum head for Danny Horton, black with yellow racing stripes and a 'DH' monogram.
He’s got the beat. Yeah, He’s got the beat.

We hear some road stories from the “Jack Danny” days, when he earned his nickname, to sober Danny Horton days, still getting harassed by the man. Most of us have known Danny for decades now and couldn’t be more proud of the artist and man he’s become. You can find his album Dear Miss Rose on all the usual platforms (coming soon to bandcamp as well).

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Pink Awful-The Awful Truth

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This week, Rick, Nick and Intern Mouse came in on The Lovers Holiday to catch up and say farewell to one of our absolute favorite Reno bands, Pink Awful. They have announced that key founding members Ashley Costelloe and Mike Miller are engaged to be married and are moving to Chicago. Drummer Chris Croft rounds out the band on their latest and potentially final, double EP “Apophenia”.

Front cover of Pink Awful's Apophenia's double release - one red with white dots in design with sketch of frankenstein and a house, the other white with red dots and hands flying kites
Pink Awful’s double CD: Apophenia

The first cd is red and the second is white. The red one they say is more rocking of the two, more guitars and more like their previous records, and the white one is more moody and electronic. They’re both fantastic, experimental and cinematic. They’d fit in on a lineup like Siouxie and the Banshees, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Le Tigre, Santigold, LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead or Sonic Youth.  If you like any of those bands , I think you’re going to dig them.

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Ashley Costelloe


They are unique in that they’re the ones who sound like Pink Awful. Influenced by others but totally original and refreshing. We talk a lot about each of the five songs previewed. How they created them sonically, technically,how the lyrics came to be and a little insight into their meaning. The music is so different song to song. Dogwater Dick hooked up the studio so we could experience the songs in stereo, a luxury we don’t always have. I highly recommend listening to the two EP’s back to back on headphones or in the car. Sometimes the sound is enormous and sometimes it’s sub-fi ( a term invented on this episode by Mike to describe their lower than low-fi tunes.). We get the origin story of their name and it’s not what anyone thought!

Mike Miller and Chris Croft sitting on the couch in Studio C
Mike Miller and Chris Croft

It’s a bittersweet episode and it gets a little emotional. Ashley first joined us in season one, I think, with the duo Sleepy Sunshine, back at the old studio in Sparks. She was there at the Zephyr when Marianarchy was still a new thing. With all that history and all the great music and shows they’ve given Reno, it was hard to hold back some tears.


Join them for the release of Apophenia, and their farewell show, March 4th at The Loving Cup with openers Roxxy Collie. Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm sharp. Bring merch money they’re having a fire sale!
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Mouse!


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One Ton Dually – Rise of the Oldpunks – S12 E2

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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.

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Thee Reverend Rory Dowd – bass, vocals
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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

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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!

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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.”

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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

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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).

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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.

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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.”

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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.)

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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.

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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!

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