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#553 S14E18 FATHER’S DAY! With Johnny Bailey, Max Volume, Nick & Quinn Ramirez

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#553 S14E18 FATHER’S DAY! With Johnny Bailey, Max Volume, Nick & Quinn Ramirez
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This week we’re celebrating Dads! Nicks dad Nick and Nicks grown kid Quinn Ramirez, joined by KOZZ’s star DJ, Max Volume (Glenn Bailey) and his son, our friend Johnny Bailey of the ripping rock group Rigorous Proof shoot the shit about rock musicians, cars, podcasts, family upbringing and of course what being a dad means.

Max Volume
Johnny Bailey
JB Rocks Dogwater

We are graced with some awesome live songs via Johnny and his slick new guitar. Johnny has such a cool voice and bleeds rock & roll. Even on an acoustic.

Quinn Ramirez
Nick Ramirez Jr.

It was a great hangout, full of laughs and love. 

If you’re lucky enough to be able to, call your dad, see each other, whatever you can do. Have a happy Father’s Day this weekend. Congratulations to the grads! Thank you to the dads! Life is short and we love you!

#552 S14E17 Dennis McDonald: DJ DMac and the State of the Cellar 

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#552 S14E17 Dennis McDonald: DJ DMac and the State of the Cellar 
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We had our friend Dennis McDonald on last year, where he came on the show and played us tracks from 6 of his favorite bands who have graced the Cellar Stage at Alturas bar on 4th street, Dennis’ dream job here in the biggest little city. The episode was a hit, and some listeners wanted more shows like that. Well, here you go.

Dennis McDonald

DMac is back with music and stories from  The Scattering, Vampirates, Green Jelly, Greg Golden Band featuring Frank Hannon from Tesla, Agent Orange, and Sponge! 

Cellar Stage represent!

Nick gives us the highlights from his weekend gig with Roxxy Collie playing an outdoor show in Fallon.

Kadillac Kim gives us the lowdown on the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market’s upcoming Punk Rock Pride event. Dogwater Dick shares his weekend with Lincoln Skinz in the studio and Chewbacca keeps it real and funny and real funny. 

Hey man, thanks for all you do!

So, turn it up, kick back and take a historical musical journey through the sounds of the Cellar with a pillar of the Reno music scene and remember folks, life is short, and we love you!Thanks for listening.

S14E16: KNVC 95.1 FM: On The Air With Funk & Houk

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S14E16: KNVC 95.1 FM: On The Air With Funk & Houk
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95.1 FM KNVC is community radio programmed for the people by the people, headed up by Steve Funk and Will Houk who, much to our pleasure and invite, dropped by the Dogwater Studios to give us the four one one on what’s happening with their totally rad homegrown radio station in Carson City. 

Funk & Houk

For one thing Will is creating 

 a local music show and KNVC wants your local music. Listen in for how to do that. 

We talk about DJs, history and bringing people together with music

Will Houk

Steve and Will give us a live performance each, and we get a track from our buddy Liam Kyle Cahill as well as a couple from the late local musical wiz Colin Ross.

It’s a great conversation with real live radio folk who consider it an art form. As do we.

Steve Funk

Grass roots local community radio is having a revival all across the country and we’re definitely here for it. So do yourself a favor, check it out, consider getting involved and remember, life is short and we love you. Thanks for listening. 

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#550 S14E15 Dave Berry: Long Road Driven 

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#550 S14E15 Dave Berry: Long Road Driven 
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This week for our 550th episode, we have a personal hero of ours, family man, talented athlete, songwriter and brilliant guitarist Dave Berry of the well known rocking funk outfit Jelly Bread. 

Dick setting up Dave

We first talked with him way back in the first season of the podcast, 2011, towards the end of his then band PufferBilly. 

He then declared he was quitting his day job and going for full time musician, and taking his shot with powerhouse drummer Cliff Porter and Dave’s sister Jackie who sang with him in PufferBilly. 

Dave Berry is happy to be here

Well he did it. 

Jelly Bread played well over 200 shows a year for several years and established themselves as a tight professional level, funky jam band that never disappoints. 

But after the pandemic, tour fatigue, band personnel changes and a family crisis, Dave was led to work on a solo album with his sister. The results delivering beautiful blood harmonies and genuine human emotion. Musically and lyrically.

Pongo putting the DOG in Dogwater Studios!

We get the heart wrenching details and listen to a handful of sweet, soulful tracks as well as a couple live acoustic songs in the studio.

Dave’s stories were so vivid, interesting and relatable that we couldn’t find time for the quiz. 

Enjoy a real open, honest and touching episode with a real Reno rocker done good. 

Thanks for sharing with us Dave.

Singing his heart out for real

Life is short and we love you.

Thanks for listening. 

#549 S14E14 Greybush- Tyler Goes To Knob Noster

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#549 S14E14 Greybush- Tyler Goes To Knob Noster
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This week we have a great zoom chat with Tyler Edwards from the NorCal metal group Greybush. 

Tyler Edwards

Tyler says the name is because they’re men of a certain age and the changing colors not unlike the foliage in the fall. This isn’t their first rodeo in the music scene and with age comes experience and twenty twenty hindsight. That being said these heavy metal devotees share their particular brand and can sometimes be found on a bill in the biggest little city with their buds The Latest Fashion, but more often they play in the bay area, Humboldt, Sacramento and beyond when they tour.  Tyler gives us the deets on commuting for shows from Missouri, why the new digs and how the band can function from such long distances.

GREYBUSH

We get several tracks from the new EP A Never Ending Search For Justice, including one dedicated to a member James, who recently left the band but is still a homie.

Tyler comes alive!

Tyler is super nice, hella funny, stoney, and a little self deprecating, so yeah, we hit it off. 

Chewie and Kadillac Kim give us the weekend hot shows and as per usual with new guests, we play a great round of the worst little quiz. 

So laugh with us, crank it up, throw your horns and bang your heads with Greybush. Thanks for being on the show Tyler! Life is short and we love you. Metal!

S14E13-Divine Defecation: Talkin’ Sh!t

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S14E13-Divine Defecation: Talkin’ Sh!t
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Holy shit! This week’s guests hail from one of our musical sister cities, Nevada City California.

Divine Defecation
Tony

With Tony on drums, “Poop”Nick on guitar and demonic vocals and Sage on bass.

“Poop” Nick
Sage

Devine Defecation are a tight dirty chunky Cookie Monster, stoner deathcore Heavy Metal thrash band,(I think that covers it) that are not to be poo poo’d! Needless to say they have riffs and a sense of humor, especially the potty variety. Very nice fellows who hauled their shit all the way to Dogwater Studios to hang out and rock for us. I hope they weren’t too pooped for the drive home. Thanks dudes. We loved your caca-funny of sound. 

Chewie digs it!

We shoot the shit about the Grass Valley and Sacramento metal scene, small town life and of course, all matters fecal. All kinds of shit. Bullshit, how shit happens, shitty jobs, eating shit figuratively and literally and shitting yourself. You know, our usual verbal diarrhea. 

Kim gives us the real shit on what went down at the  Reno punk rock flea market . 

As is our doody we divinely defecate another worst little quiz that doesn’t go down the toilet. 

This episode could have been a real turd but it wasn’t crappy at all. It was filthy, funny, a little juvenile and it rocked. You might even say it was the shit! I’d say possibly our number two episode of the season! 

So get out there this weekend and tear shit up with your homies at your favorite venue in the biggest little shitty! Thanks for listening and giving a shit about us. We love you. Poop.

S14E12 Winnemucca Brown- Take You To Brown Town

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S14E12 Winnemucca Brown- Take You To Brown Town
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Our guest this week is a man of many names, Freddie Fretless on Facebook, Jerry Leon in real life and his musical moniker Winnemucca Brown. He hitched  his wagon all the way from eastern Nevada, take a guess where specifically. That’s right we win more than a Mucca this week as joining Jerry is his beautiful wife Tessa and Chewie’s back!

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Tessa AKA Mrs.Brown

Rick gives us dads, who couldn’t make it, the scoop on the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market’s latest spectacular event that fell on 4/20 (Kadillac Kim’s birthday! HBD! We love you!). 

Jerry gives us that intimate acoustipunk vibe and even brought his dog to meet Pongo and dog it up campfire style at the Dogwater studios. Dogs. 

Chewie’s Back!
This pleases Dogwater Dick greatly.

We also get a kickass track from  Jerry’s band LNOY(Listless Numbers of Youth) .WB gives us the skinny in Winnemucca events and even a little history to Chewbacca’s delight. 

A great head to head quiz between Mr and Mrs Brown and of course some suggestions for the upcoming week in Reno music. 

Thanks Jerry and Tessa! ‘Twas a great hangout!

Life is short and we love you.

Thanks for listening. 

S14E8- Kasey Christensen with Liam Kyle Cahill: Rock Soup

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S14E8- Kasey Christensen with Liam Kyle Cahill: Rock Soup
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Our annual Women’s March continues with the soulful folk sounds of Kasey Christensen accompanied by her boyfriend, local folk hero Liam Kyle Cahill! 

We had a ball getting to know this talented singer songwriter with her beautiful vocals and heartfelt songs. 

Kasey Christensen

Kasey also owns the popular restaurant Sűp so we talk a bit about that, community and supporting the arts. Both Liam and Kasey were recent grant recipients from the Nevada Arts Council and are both putting out new music with their grants. 

Liam Kyle Cahill

A round of the worst little quiz is played and we welcome our cohost Ian back from a long hiatus.

Dick is happy Ian is back!

You can catch Kasey and Liam on Wednesday, March 29th 7pm-9pm at Reno Public Market. 

If you’re looking for a good way to spend Saint Paddy’s Day we recommend

RENO FARM AID, benefitting Reno Food Systems Sunday, March 17th ,12pm—11pm

Cypress-Reno; 761 S. Virginia St

$20 @ the door

Lineup:

12 to 2pm: Kid Rocker All Stars, featuring the HAL Uke Choir

230 – 330: Kat Heart & the Business (band) 

330 – 430: Two Man Lemmon Band (trio)

430 – 530: Headstones (band)

530 – 630: Anthony Postman (solo)

630 – 7:30: Dark Corners (duo)

730 – 830: Trailer Swift (band)

830 – 930: Eternal Turtles (band)

9:30 – 1030: Faded Shawties (band)

All in all, another great episode in the books.

Thanks for listening. 

We love you.

#542 S14E7 Robin Robinson-Burgled by Katherine Hepburn 

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#542 S14E7 Robin Robinson-Burgled by Katherine Hepburn 
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After illness and snowstorms, we are back!

Kicking off our annual Women’s March salute to local ladies who make music, we have a blast from the past, singer songwriter Robin Robinson!

Robin and Nick were friends back in the 90’s, attending open mics and local shows at old school Reno venues like the Blue Lamp and the Zephyr.

Rick meets Robin

They reunited at last year’s Marianarchy music festival where Robin played a beautiful set with a dancer performing with her on a few songs throughout. It was enchanting and special.

Not being able to catch up at the event, Nick was stoked Robin could come in and talk for a spell. 

Robin Robinson folkin’ around!

We play a fun round of the worst little quiz including close encounters with rock legends. Robin also gets the lowdown on the Nowhere Nevada movie.

It was a sweet, chill, and fun hang with a new old friend. Thanks for sharing your songs with us Mrs. Robinson! And thanks worst little listeners (especially our Patreon members! Patreon.com/worstlittlepodcast) for joining us. Life is short, and we love you.

Here we see our spirit animals comingling in the wild. SWOON!

S14E6: Bang Marry Kill- Thank You So Hard

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S14E6: Bang Marry Kill- Thank You So Hard
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For Valentines we get bromantic. Three rad dudes from established Reno bands like Ostracized, Grimedog and Filipendejo among others, Lucas Grimes guitar and vocals, Tyrell Cruz bass and vocals and Kevin Montoya drums and vocals are the new super group and power trio BANG MARRY KILL.

Kevin aka Felipendejo

Funky and reminiscent of funny jam acts like Ween, Primus and the more obscure Gluey Brothers. 

They’re a rocking dance band really. Super joyful and lighthearted with heavy grooves and cool psychedelic surf tones with a squeeze of desert rock. And Dessert Rock if you’re hungry.

Tyrell

We had a blast with our friends in Bang Marry Kill and get to know Tyrell a little better with a round of the worst little quiz. 

Lucas

You can get down with them at the upcoming blood-spattered valentine show at Alturas’ Cellar stage. Keep collaborating and creating new music Reno! We are definitely loving the results! 

Happy VD! Life is short and we love you. Thanks for listening. Thank you so hard!

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