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Sticker Guy! and Debauch-a-Reno: A Birthday Story

Season 13
Season 13
Sticker Guy! and Debauch-a-Reno: A Birthday Story

We have a fun and exciting show this week. If you’ve ever needed to order stickers, you may have heard of our guest: all the way from Reno, NV and points beyond – The Sticker Guy! himself, Mr. Peter Menchetti. Coming up in the punk scene of Reno in the 80s and 90s with a strong DIY ethic, Menchetti has been promoting and producing music in some form or another for almost four decades. He brings a stack of vinyl and a portable turntable to play us some rock and roll goodness. Joining Menchetti in-studio are his partner Eunice and Pussy Velour’s Wolfgang and Quinn!

A man bending over a portable turntable
Sticker Guy, Pete Menchetti, spinning some tunes
Four people standing almost shoulder-to-shoulder and posing for the camera
Quinn, Pete, Eunice, and Wolfgang

This year marks the 30th anniversary of his launch of Sticker Guy! and to celebrate, Menchetti has pooled together his contacts from his record label (Slovenly Recordings – celebrating 21 years) and festival production company (We’re Loud Fest) to put on the fifth installment of Debauch-a-Reno! This time, the punks are taking over Wingfield park for the weekend, starting on Friday 6/16 at 5pm with (friend-of-the-show) DJ Staxofwax! The all-ages festival will be held between Wingfield Park during the day and evening with afterparties at The Cypress. The lineup is intense, featuring 20+ acts The Mummies, The Kids, The Zeroes, Deadbolt, along with locals Eddie and the Subtitles, The Juvinals, Pussy Velour, a DJ set from Jello Biafra and more! There will be merch, sponsor booths, and food available at the park as well. The FAQ page has all the details and links – limited tickets are still available!

three males standing with the middle's arms around the others' shoulders
Rory, Rick, and Nick

Reverend Rory is in to host this week and we also get a visit from everyone’s favorite junior intern, RaggMopp. Plus, we introduce our NEWEST intern: LEE! We see big things for Lee in the futurely, Lee. Lee leelee lee. Talked about some other events, but the show is out late this week, so we hope you had fun, whatever you did.

A young person flashing a peace sign, sitting in a chair

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Boss’ Daughter – Endless PARTYTIME – S13 E1

Season 13
Season 13
Boss' Daughter - Endless PARTYTIME - S13 E1

Happy New Year, friends and listeners! Welcome back!
We are so happy to have one of the hardest working bands out there kicking off Season 13! The honed and road tested Boss’ Daughter! Bossy D is Jamie Locks (drums), Danny Paul (bass), and Chris Fox (lead singer and guitar).
8 years deep in their prolific and seemingly endless adventures in punk rock, they’re recently signed onto a new label, SBAM RECORDS, released a new 7″ “Okay/Photography,” and have a busy tour schedule planned for 2023. They’re on fire and ready to party all over the US, starting with a ten day west coast stint that kicked off a few days after recording this show!

a bearded Chris Fox, standing and singing into a mic, with Danny Paul, seated and playing bass guitar
Chris Fox and Danny Paul

We’ve had the pleasure of checking in on this punk power trio since their inception. As well as with their various other projects, especially Chris (who’s been in like 69 bands I believe). They’re still fast, furious, deep, and hilarious.

Jamie Locks seated at a drumset that reads "PARTY" on the bass head
Jamie Locks

They are having a record release show at 40 Mile Saloon February 18th for the new album “Bouts With Bummers” which drops February 10th. We hear a bunch of songs from said record and a song called Bouts With Bummers that’s not on the album of the same name. You’ll just have to listen for why that is.
It was a high energy kick in the pants this week, that’s for sure.

Join us for our live 500th Episode celebration at Cypress music hall on Saturday January 28th 7pm with DJ StaxOfWax , Heterophobia and Elephant Rifle! See the event page on Facebook.
Life is short and we love you. It’s good to be back!

Thanks for listening!

One Ton Dually – Rise of the Oldpunks – S12 E2

Season 12
Season 12
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

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Cell – Full Moon Mood- S12 E1

Season 12
Season 12
Cell - Full Moon Mood- S12 E1

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!

Leon, playing air guitar on a stool
Leon – vocals and air guitar

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.

Anson, playing bass on a couch
Insun – bass
Darion, playing guitar on a stool
Darion, guitar

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.

Jonothan, playing drums with arms outstreched
Jonathan – drums

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Manchild – Child’s Play! – S11 E38

Season 11
Season 11
Manchild - Child's Play! - S11 E38

This week Nick, Ian, Dogwater Dick, and intern Mouse too (she keeps showing up!) are on the rock and roll bus. After discussing dental issues, they welcome hardcore Reno super group, and band on fire, Manchild!
Nesto, Kylo, Rosolberry and Dandlebar came in hot and tight, treating us to 5 originals and a special treat at the end.

Mark Earnest howling into a microphone, off center and tilted

These vets of the Reno scene have collectively played in dozens of bands before bringing together this rocking hardcore punk band that soars.  Listen for their rock and roll resumes.

Kyle Visco, shredding on the guitar in profile

Chemistry on and off the field is important in a band, and these guys have it. No drama, just pure rocking angst, and passion. These dudes aren’t fresh faced twenty somethings, but you wouldn’t know it by the high energy and furious speed of the music. Manchild sweats it out.
Dandlebar, the unofficial leader lays out the recipe for being in a good working band. He’s in three and gives a hundred percent in every one. The whole band does.

Dan Steinments, intently playing drums

They’re a humorous bunch to say the least. Kylo takes on Roselberry in very close quiz.  Dandlebar and Nesto panel with us,  as they have taken the quiz several times.

Mark Rosol playing bass guitar and singing

Manchild is our final act of 2021 (next week is our Xmas show and company party!), we want to thank all our guests this season. Also, our Patreon members! (You keep the lights on!) All of our listeners! (Shout out to longtime listener Zoey, Kylo’s girlfriend, we love you!) Happy Birthday Reverend Rory!

And Happy Birthday Marianarchy! We love you!
Sinceriously(I’m making it a word!) thanks for listening!

Action Bastard! – Barely Contained – S11 E35

Season 11
Season 11
Action Bastard! - Barely Contained - S11 E35

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

Season 11
Season 11
Cryptillians - Cyclops Was A Monster - S11 E34

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.

Lost Idea – Skate Fast, Leave a Pretty Corpse *FIXED* – S10 E35

Season 10
Season 10
Lost Idea - Skate Fast, Leave a Pretty Corpse *FIXED* - S10 E35

Good friends and neighbors of the studio, Lost Idea, check in this week with the team over the internet. These Reno-bred skate punks have just dropped a new album (they still say that, right?) and threw a virtual release show with Momo Promo at the Elbow Room. If you missed it, you can catch some of those songs here, in the episode! (cause that’s how podcasts work)

Lost Idea, “Wait…What?”

Emergency Marianarchy: Keep Jub’s Alive is next weekend – 6pm on Friday, 10/23/20 and a whole DIFFERENT second day at 6pm on Saturday, 10/24/20. There will be a concurrent silent auction, starting early on Friday and running all the way until noon on 11/1/20 – a whole week to try to keep an eye on your prize. Details for the silent auction will be on the event page. And, of course, you can donate directly at the GoFundMe KJA page.

Thanks for Listening!

Ummm Jr. – Say my name! – S10 E3

Season 10
Season 10
Ummm Jr. - Say my name! - S10 E3

Do ya like punk rock, kid? I can get you some punk rock right here.

Ummm Jr, Reno noise aficionados and scream mechanics, are the next victim to be drawn into the WLP lair. They stasrt out with a bang and just keep going. There are no slow songs, no chance to breath. Just crazy mad, crazy fast and crazy fun.

Ummm Jr is Taylor, Andrew, Derek and DAVID (yes, it is David. I listened to the show and checked). They have been quick to insinuate themselves as one of the bands you want to play with. The music, while loud, screamy and raw, is terribly dancy and rather catchy. It’s not hard to see why everyone wants them on their bill.


Lots of cool shows coming up – listen to the episode for details. Don’t forget to check out the Punk Rock Flea Market next week. Sign up tor our Patreon to get exclusive songs every week.

Thanks for listening!

The Habituals – Warning: May Be Habit Forming – S8 E30

Season 08
Season 08
The Habituals - Warning: May Be Habit Forming - S8 E30



Hello and welcome to your favorite weekly Reno music podcast! We’ve got an extra full house this week. All your hosts and two interns welcomed my favorite garage-surf punks, The Habituals, to the show for the first time. Press play for the usual shenanigans, some cool art from our new intern, and some killer music from Tahoe City!

The Habituals are Kat Atomik-Vocals, Tom Odenheimer – Guitar, backing vocals, Dave Burright – Drums

They describe themselves as rock and rollers from the cold, dark mountains of the Sierra Nevadas, bringing their version of garage-surf-psycho-punk to kick in your eardrums and move your feet. We here at the podcast concur. Thanks a ton to the band for coming down from Tahoe to spend their Monday night with us. Be sure to see them at Born Dead Productions annual Zombie Ball in South Lake Tahoe on October 27th! Follow them on your favorite social media platform to stay updated for future shows.

This weekend in Reno is BANANAS. if you’re not planning on going to the Zombie Crawl, I highly recommend the following shows:

Saturday – Holland Halloween Show 2018 don’t miss one of the most talked about shows of the year this Saturday! All ages 6:30PM $5. $3 with costume

Also Saturday see Esmé Patterson and podcast alum Gina Rose at the Saint. 21+ 8PM $12

Sunday – Murderock Halloween at HQ! 21+ 7PM No cover

Monday – Prude Boys, Bat Country, Hector Acevedo at Jub Jub’s. 21+ 7PM $5

Beyond – Wednesday check out podcast favorites Heterophobia at Jub Jub’s! Dead End Drive-In, Heterophobia, Flood Fire Death Drought. 21+ 7PM $5

Also Wednesday, catch this week’s local 89.1 show featuring podcast guests Redfield Clipper. 21+ 9PM No cover.

And head to downtown Noble every Wednesday for Rock and Roll Bingo hosted by Jason Kell. He’s worth a million in cash and prizes! 9PM

Thanks again to the band, to our hosts, to Rick for making us sound less terrible than we actually are, and to our rad interns. But most of all, thanks for listening! See you next week for DJ Cam!