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Dan Abbott and Let The Right One In – S9 E27

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Hello and welcome to the Worst Little Podcast! This week we’ve got Reno newcomer Dan Abbott playing a bunch of spooky tunes and the cast of Good Luck Macbeth’s Let the Right One In. There’s zombies! There’s vampires! There’s time travel stories! Press play!


Dan Abbott hails from the East Bay and recently relocated to Reno. Dan talked with us about the inspiration behind his songs, his other bands, and events he has planned for Reno. Go say hi to Dan at Jub’s on November 24th for his next event, Knew Better Did it Anyway. It’s storytelling show where people get together and tell stories about their worst decisions in exchange for free drinks! We’ll keep you updated on Dan’s other upcoming events.


Don’t miss GLM’s Let the Right One In, opening October 4th and playing through the end of the month.  Courtney, Jayten, and our good pal Joe Atack stopped by to talk about this spooky love story about a vampire and her friend Oskar. From the producers: Oskar is a bullied lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town, when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighbourhood. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time. Let the Right one is plays Thursday through Sunday until October 26th. Get your tickets ASAP here.

Big thanks to all of our guests for being here this week. We can’t wait to see more of all of you. If you like what we do please head to our Patreon page. For $5 a month you get access to our sound check pre-show featuring an exclusive song from all your favorite local artists. All the money goes to help Rick with studio operating costs, so show him some love. We’re back next week with another Reno newcomer, Kat Heart. Thanks for listening!

Ryan James and Good Luck Macbeth – The Podcast About a Dick – S8 E20

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S9 E22

Greetings and welcome back to the Worst Little Podcast! Your hosts Rick, Nick “I’m Too High for This” Ramirez, Chewbacca and Kadillac Kim are back after a little vacation to bring you an exciting show featuring the immensely talented singer-songwriter, Ryan James, and the partial cast/crew of Good Luck Macbeth’s The Play About a Dick. We’re talking about dicks this week so buckle up. This episode is definitely NSFG (Not Safe for Grandma). Press play!

Ryan James poses in front of a mural in Reno.

Ryan James

First up is our musical guest Ryan James, who is prepping for his first full length album release this Friday at West Street Market with the Grimtones and Jake Houston. Ryan has put together quite the Reno super group to back him. You’re in for a treat Friday night at this all ages show.

Ashley James from Good Luck Macbeth posing with herchin in her hand.

Ashley James from Good Luck Macbeth

We were also joined by Ashley, Dave, and Amanda Alvey who is the director of the newest show at Good Luck Macbeth, The Play About a Dick. From the event page: Good Luck Macbeth is proud to produce the US premiere of Aaron Wilton’s hilarious and provocative work, “The Play About a Dick”. A middle-aged woman, Enid, meets a younger man online for sex. But what starts as a simple rendezvous becomes a darkly comedic exploration of vulnerability, intimacy and empathy. After an unpredictable reaction, things become chaotic for Enid as her life gradually spirals outward. The play about a dick. examines themes of communication, guilt, kindness, solitude, gender roles, human connection, post-truth reality and existential vacuity. Its also a play about a dick.

Amanda Alvey laughing for the camera.

Amanda Alvey – Director of The Play About a Dick

Dave from Good Luck Macbeth holding light sabers.

“It’s a deep, penetrating play. It makes you laugh and it makes you cry, which dicks can do.” – Dave Richards

Thanks so much to all of this weeks guests! We had a great time. There are some great shows and events happening this weekend in Reno. Make sure you check out some of my picks:

Friday – Before Your Last Stand Album Release Party with Ryan James. See this weeks guest, alongside our friends the Grimtones and Jake Houston at West Street Market. 7PM All ages!

Silver: Rollin’ on the River with Scott Pemberton at Wingfield Park. Show starts at 5:30 exactly so get down to the park early for this rad free show!

Saturday – Get back to your (folk) roots with The Riverside LIVE at Pignic! There’s lots of hype around these guys. You won’t want to miss them! 8PM 21+ No cover.

Sunday – Graff City at The Generator is the first graffiti event in Reno! 11AM to 8PM all ages $5

Beyond – El Salvador Summer Show! Love-Birds, Blunderbusst & Baby Dog at El Salvador restaurant June 18th at 8PM.

The Lazy Universe Reno CD Release Party with One Ton Dually, June 21st at Jub Jub’s. 9PM 21+

Thanks for listening. Don’t forget to spay and neuter your pets.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch – the Reno Cut – S8 E11

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S8 E13: Ep 295

We are so lucky this week to have one of the BIGGEST little guests we’ve ever had the pleasure of coming through Dogwater Studios. Ladies and gentlefolk, all the way from the former East Germany and… other(?) parts East… World-wide sensation and controversial media darlings, Hedwig and The Angry Inch! – Do you have what it takes to be a superstar? Do you have the balls? Would you sacrifice your balls for fame? Your pain is nothing.

lineup of the cast in their rock and roll costumes and in character poses.

Hedwig and The Angry Inch lineup
(photo:Dana Nollsch)

We are joined in studio by the cast of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch“, as presented by Brüka Theater and Good Luck Macbeth Theater. We do NOT have, Joe Atack, Amy Ginder, Eric Foreman, Rhiannon Box, Daisy Foreman and Nick Ramirez in studio. No! We have the very actual, for really really reals band, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, “escorted” by director Bill Ware. What follows is a very off the cuff and revealing interview with this controversial international figure, Hedwig, and the band that supports her. There are some very shocking things that happen behind the scenes with these Eastern European rockers.

Live shot of THe Hedwig cast playing a song onstage, as a band

Hedwig and The Angry Inch in concert
(photog:Dana Nollsch)

If you don’t already know what “Hedwig” is, I’m not going to tell you: you’ll just have to go see the show.

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” will open at Good Luck Macbeth’s new space at 124 W Taylor St, this Friday, April 20, and will run through Saturday, May 12. Complete show dates can be found on the theaters’ websites, or the Facebook event page, as linked above. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets. Sources suggest that there will be many audiences at capacity and you may want to get tickets in advance to save yourself some money and make sure you can get your seats. As a joint production by two of the most edgy theaters in Reno, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is a first in Reno independent performing arts – and hopefully not the last. (EVERYBODY WILL BE THERE – GET YOUR TICKETS SO YOU’RE NOT LEFT OUT).

BRÜKA THEATRE 25th Anniversary Season – TRANSFORMATION in COLLABORATION with GOOD LUCK MACBETH THEATRE COMPANY'S 10Tth Anniversary Season HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Written By John Cameron Mitchell and Steven Trask Directed by Bill Ware PERFORMING AT GOODLUCK MACBETH’S NEW SPACE: 124 WEST TAYLOR ST, RENO, NEVADA 89509 APRIL 20, 21, 25A, 26, 27, 28 MAY 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 MATINEE: APRIL 29* A = Artist Night $10 All Tickets *Followed by a talk-back with the company

Tom Plunkett and Gary Kephart: More to Come – S5 E11

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Tooth Extractions are a bitch

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More later.

Listen to music and funny people.

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Enslave the Creation – Full House, But No Full Deck – S5 E8

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Smile while your face melts, nancy!

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Wow! This episode is tight like your mom money clip! We welcome Enslave the Creation, a Reno progressive death metal band, to the show. It’s literally what happens when you combine prog rock and deathmetal.

Eric Marks, smiling big, with an illustrated rainbow heart drawn around the image.

Teen Heartthrob, Eric!

They come in all nice and congenial and not too smelly, then proceed to lay down enormous face-melting metal! Structured, clean, practiced and blazing. Holy fuckballs, Batman! “Are you ready for brutality?” was actually asked of us during the show. We were not entirely ready – and all this was sans drummer and vocals! You can listen to more of their music at the Enslave the Creation’s reverbnation page. (For you Reno-music-philes, they play in the same league as Cranium.)

Chris Portugal looking tough in a full beard.

Wut.

Enslave the Creation is Eric Marks, Mike Stewart,  Chris Portugal, and Jared Klein. Klien was unable to make it on account of being a loser living in Sacramento, but they muddle on with an excellent track of him nailing all of their songs. They are perpetually auditioning for a lead singer. They’ve never  found quite the right match in 5 YEARS of playing shows. If you think you’ve got what it takes, hit them up.

Mike Stewart, wide eyed and staring right at the camera.

No, Mike, only you can hear THOSE voices.

Also in studio are Cameron Shirey, Matt Biondi, Ryan Kelly and Bill Ware,  a group of Reno actors, writers and directors who have collaborated in a short film project called “Battle of the Band”. It’s about a contest with only one contestant, but not like you think. Primary shooting begins in May With an expected showing of the film in July at the Good Luck Macbeth theater.

Cameron Shirey pointing at Ryan's shirt (left), Ryan Kelly looking up and right, concernedly (Right), Matt Biondi looking scared (Center)

“We’re gonna be stars, Ma!”

Bill Ware holding a small wooden cross and a can of beer.

Bill found Jesus. He brought the beer.

As always, Thanks for Listening!

The Enucleators – New Game – S4 E32

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A Happy New Year to YE!

The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E42 – Download Link

It’s good to be back! We started to miss you! Opening up the new year and helping us close down the old season, THE ENUCLEATORS join us for some solid facemelting. Dan Steinmetz, Kris Prater and Jimmie Jones make up this new band full of old dogs.

Kris Prater from The Enucleators smiling enthusiastically

Excited Kris

While they’ve only been around for a few months, The Enucleators have consistently impressed audiences every time they play. They have a tight chemistry and were a very insightful bunch of guys to chat with. They are looking to get in some studio time and put down the catalog of music they already have down.

Dan Steinmetz of The Enucleators with his studio headphones and cord wrapped around him

Spent Dan

Reverend Rory and Nick are also positively ELATED to announce that they have been cast in “Tooth of Crime: Second Dance“, a theatrical musical experience by Sam Shepard. Described as “Reno’s Environmental Rock Experience of the Year” and “the most dangerous play you’ll See this year”, “Tooth of Crime” is brought to you by Jub Jub World Productions, directed by Dave Richards and will be staged in the showroom. Other cast members include Lew Zaumeyer, Jill Marlene, Andy Luna, Scott Dundas and John Lutz; Live music from Chris Fox, Dave Masud and Jeff Done ; the crew also features other Reno theater heavyweights. 10 shows, 100 seats, so viewing is limited. Check out the Facebook site for details.

Jimmie Jones of The Enucleators with his bass

Suave Jimmie

So to sum up – Happy Happy; go see The Enucleators; check out “Tooth of Crime”; shake Reno up. Oh! and come to Studio on 4th tonight for the Happy Birthday David Bowie event for a lot of great covers, including The Rev’s version of “Modern Love”.

Thanks for Listening.

Evil Dead: The Musical – Vaude Villan – S4 E31

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Gimme some sugar, baby….

The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E31

It’s finally October – our favorite time of year! The days shorten and cool and thoughts turn to the warm glowing eyes of demons and monsters. It’s the spooky time! To celebrate this fact, Vaude Villain Entertainment has brought the second greatest musical adventure known to man to a Reno Stage. From Vaude Villain’s production of Evil Dead: The Musical we have co-directors John Frederick and Ashley Marie James (an Evil Tree) and Jeff Bentley (Jake) in the studio to talk about the show and Reno theater!

John Frederick and Ashley Marie James making faces

John and Ash, presented without comment.

We also take a call from Evan Buckley Harris, the production’s Ash, while he was on the road. That was fun and totally not awkward at all! The cast is a fun tight knit group who really kill the performance. Full disclosure: I’m also a part of Vaude Villain Entertainment and, as you are likely aware of, a producer of this show. Other than sitting in on a voice rehearsal and seeing a couple rehearsal short videos of movement rehearsals, I hadn’t seen this production at all until opening night and it. Was. A. BLAST. We’ve had sold out shows so far and you should really do yourself a favor and follow the link and get yourself presale tickets – this is a hot ticket right now in the Reno nightlife scene.

Jeffrey Bently eating a sandwich and holding his hat

Welcome to Jeff’s Magical World of Sandwiches!!

 

It’s a great episode and an even better show. Please check them out!

Thanks For Listening.

Avenue Q – A Totally Different Neighborhood – S4 E 21

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Well, hi, kids!

The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E22 – Download Link

The cast of Avenue Q and their puppets

Do you like fun? We hope you like fun! You can spell fun, right? G-E-T-T-I-N-G-H-I-G-H spells fun! In an unprecedented show, we have a number of members of the cast from the Tahoe Players’  production of Avenue Q! Cast members Princeton, Kate Monster, Nicky and a couple of Bad Idea Bears join us for the show. They are an interesting bunch – a little on the creepy side though, and not just because they are puppets. Surprisingly, Nicky gets the lowest score on the quiz that we’ve ever had on the show EVER!

Tareq Barghouti - Princeton - from the Tahoe Player's production of Avenue Q

Tareq Barghouti – Princeton

Melissa Barusch - Kate Monster

Melissa Barusch – Kate Monster

Later in the show, the wonderful puppeteer and acting talent of Sarah Turner (Girl Bad Idea Bear), Tarek Barghouti (Princeton), Melissa Barusch (Kate Monster), Joanna Dunlap (Nicky) and Shawna Hafen (Boy Bad Idea Bear) join us in the studio. They’re a great bunch and we had a lot of fun talking to them on the show and listening to some of their songs, as accompanied by friend of the show, Tristan Selzler, on the ivories.

Shawna Hafen - Boy Bad Idea Bear

Shawna Hafen – Boy Bad Idea Bear

Sarah Turner - Girl Bad Idea Bear

Sarah Turner – Girl Bad Idea Bear

Late in the show we take a call from The Vampirates on the road. Chris Fox tells us a finny story form their time in The Sunshine State that you can also read all about here!

BLC Clothing – Putting the ‘Ta-ta’ in ‘Ta-ta-tacky’ – S4 E2

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Gimme some good stuff!

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We always strive to mix it up on the show, keep you on your toes. This week, we’ve got BLC Clothing in the studio! Shawn Harroun and Mike Weber are the brains and the brawn (not respectively) behind the Reno-based clothing line. In operation for just over a year, BLC clothing designs and sells lines of hoodies, men’s and women’s T-shirts, stickers and sexy, sexy underwear. Custom work is up their alley too.

Shawn Harroun wearing the PeeWee Rebel T-Shirt from BLC Clothing on The Worst Little Podcast

 

Eastwood/The Real OG T-Shirt from BLC Clothing

 

Harroun and Weber also have their fingers in a bunch of pots, not just BLC Clothing. Weber is also a muckety-muck over at Weber Graphics, a family owned screen printing company in Reno/Sparks. Harroun, in addition to hawking T-shirts, slings drinks down at Third Street bar and has been known to spin a turntable or two. We have a lot of fun chatting with them around the table, and even have a spirited edition of The Worst Little Quiz.

Shawn Harroun of BLC Clothing on the Worst Little Podcast

 

Weber also plays in Death By Society, a Reno-based band. Unfortunately, his band mates could not make it. So it all came down to Harroun, who came through with some beats composed by friends of his. Oh, yeah – there’s the kicker: we got DJ music this week, for all the EDM fans in internetland. Check out the tasty treats from dBot, Miss Haynes and 6Blocc throughout the show.

Mike Weber of BLC Clothing on the Worst Little Podcast

 

Thanks again to BLC Clothing for being on the show.

One last reminder – A Tribute to “The Hazards of Love” opens at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor this weekend, February 7-9 & 14. Tickets are still available in advance for $12 at The Melting Pot, Prism Magic and Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor; $15 at the door. A magical tale of innocence, love, villany, passion and betrayal with music and movements performed by a cast of Reno musicians, actors, singers and dancers, this show has a very short run of only four performances. A live staging of the Decemberists’ album, the Tribute to “The Hazards of Love” is a one-of-a-kind performance and a credit to Reno theater. You don’t want to miss it! All shows at 7:30PM, except for the Sunday matinee at 2PM.

 

Thanks for listening!

Small Drawings – In Tha’ Garage – S3 E35

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Bam! Just like that!

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We’re getting caught up here. This should be the last late episode for a while (BOY, an intern sure would be nice, if you know anyone who wants to learn about the exciting world of podcast production!). However, this week, the wait is definitely worth it (again).

Continuing the current trend of rock and roll duos, Small Drawings is up in here this week. Like the jerks in jeans and t-shirts that they are, Small Drawings puts out a big  indie garage sound and screams the night away. Drew on the guitar and Mike on the drums have a great set of original songs that will kick your amps up to 11.

Drew Ernhout - singer and guitar player - smiling

On the show this week we also re-iterate the announcement of the Good Luck MacBeth 2014 season, including Evil Dead: The Musical which will be directed by Ashley Marie in October of 2014. This is a special announcement, since Reverend Rory FINALLY gets to talk about his role in the production as stage manager. We’re all super excited for this. If you are interested in auditioning for the 2014 GLM season, you can do that in just a few weeks; get the details on auditioning here.

Michael Smalski - drummer - smiling

 

And Finally, we take the time to introduce our newest WLP Intern, Nate. Not much to say about him yet. But don’t worry; I have complete confidence that he’ll fuck up soon. So the next time something goes wrong, don’t blame Reverend Rory – blame Nate. Don’t blame Dogwater Dick – blame Nate. It’s a fun and easy game you can play at home.

nate

 

That’s all I’ve got for now. See you on Thursday with a great episode featuring Undenied.

Thanks for Listening.