How much Johnny Harpo is enough Johnny Harpo? Well, here at the Worst Little Podcast, we say there is NEVER enough Johnny Harpo! This episode marks his 600th appearance on our show – truly amazing.
We get into it deep, right off the bat, talking about recording, Rigorous Proof‘s upcoming album, Star Trek, a rundown of Johnny’s musical history in Reno, even a quick Max Volume story. Johnny and Rory come to a long-overdue reconciliation over a review you probably have never read – truly a tearful moment.
We also want to congratulate Nick and Mikie Ramirez on the birth of their daughter, Pauline Marianne Ramirez, on 2/2/21. She already has them wrapped around her finger. She had not quite yet been born when we recorded this, so it’s a teaser.
Also – please don’t forget about the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market – Kim and Ian have been working with all of our friends over at the Generator and the Flea to make this event happen in the virtual COID world. Streaming this weekend, 02/12/21 wherever you can find social media.
Next Week: Muralist Joe C Rock and Fresh Bakin’s Steve Emmerich
Thanks for Listening!
Greetings from the Best Little City in the world!
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Rory, Nick, Rick, and Chewy bring you this week’s podcast from a not so hot and sweaty studio (because Kim’s not there). This week we are joined by Lee, Perry, Amelia, and Travis from Basement Tapes! Listen up for some top notch Reno garage rock and learn how many times we should forgive someone before we’re allowed to punch them!
But FIRST we are joined briefly by excellent Reno songwriter, Greg Gilmore. Greg is talking to us about/premiering his new single, What Am I? Check out his Facebook page for video’s and music links. Let’s listen to some music!
But back to Basement Tapes. Basement Tapes describes their music as retro, 60s, raw, high-energy garage rock. Revisiting a time when music had music had soul, with post-modern punk attitude, melodic, grooving bass lines, thunderous rolling drums, powerful crashing guitar riffs and a harmonious couple on vocals. Basement Tapes plays straight-forward simple rock and roll.
Thanks to Greg and Basement Tapes for joining us this week!
As always here’s your Reno to do list for the week:
80s Zombie Party at Alturas on the Down Low with The Sway and Hollywood Thrashed. One night and one night only. Special burlesque performance by Scarlett Letter! Costumes Required 8 p.m. 21+ $8 $10 for couples
It is the last week for Live on the Lid downtown on the re-track, featuring Funk Assassination 5:30 p.m. All ages. Free.
Alturas on the Down Low presents their End of Summer Tiki Surf Party with SWIGS, The Habituals, Viva Revenge, and a special comedy performance by Aubry Forston. 21+ 9 p.m. $5 in costume, $7 without. Bust out that Hawaiian shirt we all know you have.
Check out podcast favorites Eddie and the Subtitles / Prince Robot / One Ton Dually at Shea’s this Saturday! 21+ $5 9 p.m.
For something a little more low key check out Americana/folk bands Western Specters / Royal Oaks / Sex Hogs II at Pignic. 21+ 9 p.m. No cover
Scott Yoder returns with Rigorous Proof at Holland Project. All ages. 8 p.m. $5
As always, thanks for listening, Reno!
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This week we have Johnny Harpo from Rigorous Proof back in the studio. Johnny sat down with us to discuss the state of Reno’s music scene (spoilers – Reno is killing it), the happenings at The Saint, and to play some original, never recorded tunes. You can hear the bands single, AK47 on 100.1 The X and NV89 Radio, and here right now!
Every Wednesday night you can catch Johnny hosting Music Industry Night at St. James Infirmary where he plays local music all night. Get your records in his hands, drink some St. James beer, and support your industry night.
Johnny Harpo – guitar/vocals for Rigorous Proof
Mother’s Day weekend, May 12th through 14th, is going to be BIG for local music. See Johnny with Rigorous Proof May 12th at GremFest and at Sculpture Fest Saturday, May 13th at 7:30. Marianarchy, a benefit for Hank Sosnowski, is May 12th and 13th. Lineups have been announced and can be found on the official Facebook Event page. Special shout out to Jub Jub’s for hosting Marianarchy. Check out their weekly Wednesday karaoke night hosted by DJ Chapin for a weird time.
Thanks for supporting your local music scene and, as always, thanks for listening!
Smooth and polished – like your knob.
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Rock and roll hoochie koo all over your gabba gabba hey! Rigorous Proof, early guests of the show, come back this week and kick the roof off, reminding us why they’re still a successful rock band in Reno. Johnny Harpo, Adam Landis, Jesse Gaddis and Wes Forester rejoin us in the studio.
The Worst Little Podcast in the World would like to take this time to officially endorse Bob and Mike Grimm for Co-Mayors of Reno. Although they didn’t make it in the free for all primary (finishing with -3 votes), they still remain viable write-in candidates with a platform, WLP can really stand on.
In case you’ve missed them, Rigorous Proof is a 4 piece rock funk band here in the Washoe County. Having gone through some name and lineup changes in the past four years, they are back together as the original band with a whole new set of songs, polished to a sharp keen. Having laid low for a while, they’ve been writing and recording a new album, due out later this year. This episode teases some of their new songs.
This weekend, please join me at Evil Dead: The Musical: The Reno Edition Freak Show Fundraiser. We are putting together funds to help bring this show to Reno in October, coinciding with our Indiegogo campaign. Featuring sideshow and varietal entertainment, this show will wow the socks off you. Come see mentalism, acts representing the peak of physical control, dancing ladies, escapistry and feats of musicianchip, including Lacey Mattison, Cody Canon, Alphabet Cult, The Shames and Pinky Polanski performing the songs of Rocky Horror Picture Show!!! Only $7 – and we have a raffle with great prizes including tattoo gift certificates, cheesecake, a thirty second commercial and more!
Thanks again to Rigorous Proof for coming in and hanging out – they’re a bunch of fun dudes who love making music and telling stories.
Thanks for listening!
Time keeps marching on and so do the days counting down towards the Marianarchy Winter Ball. I am very honored to be returning as the host and emcee, along with some backup from Nick, Chewie and Rick, and really hope to see as many of you as can make it down for either day of the event. I will, of course, be there all day BOTH days. Stop by, say hi, BRING ME COFFEE!! (vanilla-caramel creamer and 3 tbsp brown sugar in that, please)
To the show! We talk about how a lot of Reno bands stay togetehr just long enough for people to like then and cut a CD; then they break up. Rigorous Proof is the phoenix that has arisen from the ashes of the Madorians (among others). If you know these boys, you know they switch lineups more often than they change underwear or get haircuts. Hell they broke up at least twice on the show, kicked out the bassist and let him back in, AND changed their name a few times. Kids these days!
Currrently, the Rigorous Proof consists of Johnny Bailey (vox/git), Wes Forester (drums), Adam Landis (keys) and Jesse Gaddis (bass). Jesse had to show up late, so in the beginning of the show we have some intense 3-piece adaptations of some of their new songs. Finally though, at the end he adds his fat tones to the mix for their final live performance of the show. They sound really good, despite being recorded by tin cans hooked up to a wire.
The show starts off a little shakey, I admit, but by the time we hit the two hour mark, you’ll be glad you ‘tuned in’. I’ve got to go deal witha sick munchkin, so until next week, ladies and gents: Thanks for listening!