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What can I say about Jen Scaffidi that hasn’t already been said in hushed tones whenever she’s not around? I could say that she is an accomplished singer/songwriter, as a solo act or in one of many bands. I could say she is as comfortable playing indie/pop as she is generating noise-core. And I could also say she is truly one of the most supportive people I’ve ever known in my life. But that would be a bit much and sound like ass-kissing, so I won’t say any of those things.
It really was a lit of chaotic fun to have Jen in the studio with us again. SHE was particularly excited to know that we were breaking in our newest intern on this episode. That’s right – RaggMopp is out of school and able to stay out late enough to get to
be our slave work for a great education in podcast production. (For free.) She doesn’t get to say much – but know that she is there getting us pens and coffee at a moment’s notice.
Scaffidi will be making some noise up at Canvas Cafe, with a solo set at 1pm on Friday 06/25. Check out the Worst Little Grid below or on Instagram (or even on Twitter) for more shows in the coming week. Don’t see your show? Let us know on any social media or send the info to at our Grid email!
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It was the penultimate day of summer, the sky was clear of smoke and children were playing in the distance. That’s how I fondly remember the most recent episode, featuring the AWESOME Matt Bushman.
We catch up with Matt and talk about his new album “Younger Side of Old“, making music and staying connected in the pandemic, and growing out your hair cause you can. His newest tracks are just fantastic; mature songwriting and performances combined with top notch production. It is highly reccomended that you click the link above right now to listen or buy on your favorite format.
We had a lot of fun this week. Matt has a great sense of humor and is a blast to talk to, in addition to being an amazing musician. Kadillac Kim and Ian are able to make it to the show this week. Rick and Rory take a stroll (or two) down Inappropriate Memory Lane. And Nick, well, he’s just here for the kicks.
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Welcome to the last installment of our Women’s March shows! Nick and Rory are on vacation and Chewy is in the desert, so it’s just Kim and Rick this week! We’ve got a couple of special guest hosts, Melanie (she’s back!), Drew from the the UNR journalism program, and Lain, here talking about her KWNK show. Our musical guest this week is singer-songwriter Krystal McMullen! Press play for family secrets, lots of “your mom” jokes, even more bad Tinder date stories and sooooo many laughs!
It’s Krystal’s first time on the podcast! She’s been playing in Reno and Tahoe for the last 6 years, most recently at Ceol and Rue Burbon. Look for her at the Loud As Folk 8 year anniversary, April 4th through the 7th at Pignic! She’s also recently helped out at Kid Rocker camp, a K-12 music camp, run by our pal Lucas Paul of Reno band Cowboy Indian. Check them out. They’re doing good work.
Lain Snyder is the host of Socks with Sandals on 97.7 KWNK. Tune in to hear her hand picked songs! Click through to support your non-profit, commercial free community radio station for only $5 a month!
Thanks to all our guests and hosts this week, and special thanks to my right hand gal, Melanie! We loved having you all on the podcast and can’t wait to have you on again. We’ll be keeping up with Krystal so we can let you all know about upcoming shows.
Check out some cool shows and events happening in Reno this week:
Friday – Between the Lyrics a Celebration of 90s Hip Hop at Holland. It’s the 3rd annual hip-hop art exhibit and fundraiser! 6PM All ages $5
Acid Mothers Temple, Elephant Rifle, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan at Jub Jub’s. 8PM 21+ $15
Machine Gun Vendetta/Acid Teeth/Donkey Jaw/Murderock at Shea’s. 8PM 21+ $5
Saturday – Beetlejuice’s Dirty 30+1, He’s Turning 31 at Pignic! There will be showings of the movie on the deck all night! Costumes encouraged. 7PM 21+ No cover!
Beyond – As mentioned earlier we’re coming up on the Loud As Folk 8 year anniversary at Pignic! Click the link for more details and the full lineup. LAF never disappoints!
It has been a great month of shows and we sincerely thank you for listening! Next week we’ve got our old pals Wily Savage. Don’t forget to head to our Patreon if you’d like to contribute to and support the work we do here at the Worst Little Podcast.
Hello and welcome to the Worst Little Podcast! We’re back after a long holiday break to bring you Reno singer-songwriter Matthew Howlett and the cast of Good Luck Macbeth’s newest play, Shakespeare in Love! We’ve got embarrassing audition stories, ghost babies, and a couple of surprise guest hosts! We laughed till we cried. Press play!
In addition to running a weekly open mic at Reno bar The Library, Matthew Howlett has his own podcast, Art After Dark Reno. He also runs DJ Trivia nights all over Reno (listen up for his schedule, stalkers). Matthew’s next show is with former podcast guest Travis Rigsbee (33 Black) at the Library.
Also joining us this week is Bill Ware, director of Shakespeare in Love, opening February 1st at Good Luck Macbeth, and leads in the play Cody Hamilton and Kristen Carder. They’re pretty excited to be on this weeks episode and so are we! Listen up and click through here for show details. Make sure to get your tickets in advance. These shows do sell out. Or save some cash and get cool special perks with season tickets!
While you’re waiting for Shakespeare in Love, check out some rad shows:
Friday – See this weeks guest Matthew Howlett with former guest Travis Rigsbee at the Library. 9PM 21+ No cover
The Total Bettys, Blunderbusst, Tommy and the Tongues at Holland Project. 7PM All Ages $5
Saturday – Three Rounds/Beercan!/Captain Cutiepie/Just-In Beaver at Shea’s. 8PM 21+ $5
Beyond – Tuesday the 22nd don’t miss Larry and His Flask: This Remedy West Coast Tour w/ Black Square at Jub Jub’s. 7PM 21+ $5
RSVP now to the 2nd annual Reno Punk Rock Flea Market, happening February 9th and 10th featuring 18 bands, 100 vendors, smash car, beer, and general mayhem. Come see Kevin Seconds, the Atomiks, Eddie and the Subtitles, and more rad touring and local bands! All ages and family friendly. $5 for the day, $8 for the whole weekend!
Thanks for listening and for patiently waiting for new episodes! We’re back next week with Four Stroke Baron. We’ve got a whole lot of exciting shows planned for season 9 so keep checking in! As always we appreciate your donations via our Patreon. Click through and donate a couple of bucks to help keep this thing going.
Welcome back to the Worst Little Podcast! This week Dogwater Dick, Kadillac Kim, and Mister Nick Ramirez are in the studio with talented Reno-based singer-songwriter Jonie Blinman. Last on the show all the way back in 2011 (listen here!), she’s back from her travels and is making some cool new sounds on that guitar of hers, so press play and give her a listen. We’ve got lots of Marianarchy details this week so listen to the end for those.
Jonie has been busy writing new music and has most recently played at the Jungle for their Friday night showcase. Keep an eye out here and on her music page for more show dates!
There’s a whole bunch of awesome shows coming your way. Here’s a few worth a look:
Thursday – Grace Gatsby, Athena McIntyre & Jordan Collins at the Saint. 8PM 21+
Friday – Soft White Sixties (L.A.) at The Loving Cup. 10PM 21+ $5
Saturday – Drag Me Under, Pressure Drop, Skew Ring, Gina Rose at The Holland Project. 7PM All ages. $5
Beyond – It’s not too late to get your tickets for one of my favorite punk acts, Against Me! with Chris Farren, Sharp/Shock at Cargo next Wednesday night!
Also Wednesday check out podcast fam and hella rad chick Grace Hayes at Local 891 Live at Brew Brothers! 21+ No cover. $8.91 for an all you can drink wristband.
Next Friday, May 18th, join our podcast guest Jonie Blinman when she hosts her monthly songwriter showcase, Songwriters In the Round at Fine Vines. 8PM
Get those tickets for Larry and His Flask ASAP. See locals Boss’s Daughter open on May 25th. All ages! $15
Marianarchy May 25th and 26th – benefiting Brian Smith – featuring Roxxie Collie, Pink Awful, Alphabet Cult, Prince Robot, Reno, We Have a Problem and many more great Reno bands! Click here and here for the full day one and two lineups. Come out to win some amazing art and prizes. Let’s do what we do and help our good friend Brian recover from his heart attack.
Thanks for listening! Please click through to our Patreon page if you appreciate what we do here. You can help us record and archive Reno music for years to come. We do this for our bands for FREE and they leave with their recordings. It’s a win for Reno music!
Hello and welcome to this weeks episode of the Worst Little Podcast, broadcast from high above the city of Reno fucking Nevada!
Nick, Chewy, Rick and myself, Kadillac Kim, are here to bring you this week’s podcast! Regretfully (for him), the Reverend Rory Dowd is not around this week, but we get plenty of shots in at his expense! This week, as always, we have something really special for our listeners. We have not one, but TWO talented guests in the studio for your listening pleasure. And let me tell you, we talked about pleasure (*winknod*). But really, we have at least one and a half freaks in the room tonight. We’re talking about rope bondage, secret middle names, and how I got the name Kadillac Kim. Spoilers, it was in the parking lot of the Bunny Ranch when I was cornered by strippers in the bathroom of a double wide trailer. So that’s a thing… ANYWAY! We get off on the right foot with Reno country/Americana darling, Gina Rose. Gina will leave you with goosebumps after her first song. Don’t go anywhere or you’ll regret not hearing everything she has to say and sing!
Gina Rose is a singer-songwriter based out of Reno, Nevada. She formed her first band three years ago and has been playing guitar and writing music since she was a youngster (8years old!!). She began her music career opening for punk bands in Reno basements. Despite being a folk singer she won audiences over, with fans telling her that she’s just as heavy as the punk bands she opened for. As Nick points out, though, punk is just outlaw rock & roll and Gina is outlaw country. Her music can be found on her Bandcamp page and she has a new album in the works. She has a show coming up in Virginia City, like her on Facebook to be notified when the event is posted. Do yourselves a favor and don’t miss it or any of her shows! On behalf of the Worst little podcast, thank you miss Gina Rose for your time, some great conversation, and for the bone chilling tunes. You’re going places .
Also in the studio this week is Pat Shillito, local emcee and comedian who has worked at the Laugh Factory (formerly Catch a Rising Star) at the Silver Legacy. Pat also hosts open mic comedy nights all over Reno. Listen to Pat’s quick and dry wit as he discusses the major things going on in the Reno comedy scene.
Until next time, here are my picks for how to spend the next week in Reno!
Country band A Thousand Horses plays at Cargo Thursday night. Rolling Stone billed them as the best up and coming band at Austin City Limits and they have been compared to Lynard Skynyrd ,the Allman Brothers, and the Black Crowes. Doors at 7 p.m. All Ages. $32 with fees. Tickets can be purchased through the Facebook link, here.
Especially relevant to current events is The Mountaintop, a play by American playwright Katori Hall. It is a fictional depiction of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s last night on earth set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination on April 4, 1968. Info and tickets here. PG-13. All Weekend. 7 p.m. $15 adv/$18 door
Punk rock is alive and well in Reno. Check out Alturas on the Downlow for Swingin’ Utters / Western Setting / Boss’ Daughter. 8 p.m. 21+ $15
Our podcast guest Patrick Shillito hosts Lights Out After Hours Comedy Showcase at Perk Up Coffee featuring some of the best local comedy talent.7:30 p.m. No cover
Get your art fix at the Greater Nevada Garbage Patch art show at the Potentialist Workshop. Go to see how local artists transform trash into treasure. 6 p.m. Bring the kids!
For something a little different, head over to Bundox Bocce inside the Renaissance hotel for Friday Night Flashback. Wear your best 90s gear to win bar tabs and prizes. Free bocce ball and drink specials all night. 21+ 7 p.m. Costumes highly encouraged.
Coastlands / Pink Awful/ Path to Mercury / Moons of Vega are playing at the Saint. We introduced you to Coastlands on last week’s podcast. Go for max shoegaze and also to support your locals and podcast alum. 21+ 8 p.m.
The Publiquors/The Habituals/Vague Choir/Reno We Have a Problem are playing at Shea’s Tavern Saturday night. Reno, We Have a Problem is one of my favorite local punk acts. The other bands are okay too… ANYWAY, go hear RWAP sing about fucking your mom. It’s punk rock! 21+ 9 p.m.
Sunday’s are becoming THE day/night to be out in Reno! Go check out the Sunday Sunset BBQ with Leroy from Hellbound Glory at Alturas on the Down Low. Hellbound Glory’s new album, Pinball, is out soon and was produced by outlaw country royalty, Shooter Jennings. Check out their write up in Rolling Stone here and go see them Sunday! 21+ 5 p.m. No cover
Sunday also sees Reno favorite Brenden Lund, formerly of legendary band Buster Blue and currently of soon to be legendary band Silver! Go check out Sunday Spaghetti Western at Pignic. 21+ 6 p.m. $5 for dinner and a show!
That’s it for this week, Reno fam! Thank you for checking us out this week and every week!!
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This week we welcome Stevi Cooper (frmr Elements of Truth), past guest at First Friday at Foxy Olive, to the studio. She’ll sing you some soulful sounds and let you in on her upcoming solo music plans. Rev. Rory is still out, so she had to put up with the rhymings and stylings of Nick and Rick, but she still had a good time anyway.
This is your weekly reminder about the jam packed weekend of music coming up in The Biggest Little City! Don’t miss Sculpture Fest, May 12th through 14th, with free music on the main stage before 10 p.m and kick-ass after-dark ticketed shows at your favorite downtown venues. Lineup (Roxxy Collie on Sat) and tickets here. Be sure to check out Marianarchy XIII: a benefit for Hank Sosnowski, at Jub Jub’s May 12th and 13th. Lineups have been announced and can be found on the official Facebook Event page (PRINCESS BOMBS RETURNS!!). Every dollar raised goes to support local hero Hank Sosnowski, who received life altering injuries after being violently attacked downtown for confronting a vandal.
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This week we have the cast of the Sam Shepherd play Tooth Of Crime as guests, along with talented Reno native singer-songwriter Nick Eng. Listen up as we talk about upcoming show dates at Brüka Theatre and hear Nick perform some great live tunes.
Scott Dundas – Crow – Tooth Of Crime
Tooth Of Crime is back, this time with a new venue and an updated cast. This rock drama features local punk band Vampirates along with Spike Ritchie. Playing through April 22nd at: Brüka Theatre 99 N. Virginia Street Reno, NV 89501
This show has been selling out so get tickets ASAP here.
There are some great shows happening this weekend including the Weapons Of Mass Creation album release party at The Saint with special guests Nico’s Mystery and Schizopolitans at 9 p.m. on April 15th. Also this Saturday you can catch touring folk musician Liam Kyle Cahil at Ceol starting at 8. Marianarchy day one lineup has been announced. Check out the Facebook event for details!
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I love it when a plan comes together…
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This week our hosts are hanging out half naked (you get to picture which half) in the studio with Reno favorite Jonathan Rolling. It’s not a matter of temperature – it’s a matter of comfort. Listen up to hear Jonathan
not finish any sentences get deep about how he makes the magic happen.
Jonathan Rolling – Reno Singer-Songwriter
Go see Jonathan, guest hosting Foxy First Friday this week, April 7th with Brendon Lund of Silver. Follow Jonathan on Facebook to stay up to date on his upcoming tour and be sure to stream his album on Spotify. Keep an eye out for updates on the 13th annual Marianarchy fest, May 12 & 13 @ Jub Jub’s (A benefit for Hank Sosnowski).
If you’d like to hear more of Jonathan, including his EP “Lines”, mastered atDogwater Studios, you can find him on Spotify and Bandcamp!
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Happy ‘Merica Time!
WARNING: Do not operate heavy machinery or operate a motor vehicle whilst listening to the songs on this podcast.
We are pleased to welcome Hannah Etchison and Cody Thomas of Low La La back onto the podcast this week. Our favorite sweet sweet songbirds came back on right before the last tour of their single lives! You can catch their mini-tour kickoff show up in Virginia City this Saturday at The Canvas Cafe. They are just going out for a bit for the summer before coming back home to focus on more domestic things.
If you haven’t caught them before, Low La La is a singer-songwriter duo from Reno NV specializing in original tunes for the stringed instruments and simple percussion. Also whistling even. They write some terribly beautiful music together with thoughtful, often personal, lyrics. The two of them, Hannah and Cody, are also a blast personally and especially indulgent of their friends, as you will hear on the show.
Go see their show. Cody is a potter and will have many of his wares for sale at the event. Go like them on Facebook. These two are a great local talent. Support that shit.
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