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The COVIDtones – Live and Uninfected

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…and we are BACK!

Like many of you, we were a little unprepared last week and made an 11th hour decision not to record the show. We do apologize to our scheduled guest, Andii Rose, for the late notice and hope to get her rescheduled later this summer. So in the meantime, do us a favor and check out the link to her FB and music.

This week we were able to utilize the technology of the FUTURE (now)!!!! A big thanks to Zoom Cloud Meeting Pro for being available to help us make this show happen even during a global health crisis. We have recorded a show in disparate locations and STILL had a great time.

Continuing with Week 3 of Women’s March, in a Worst Little Podcast first, we bring you The Grimtones in a live, teleconferenced episode of the show. If you know the show, you know Michelle Belle and Carter Stellon are longtime friends of WLP and co-conspirators with Dogwater Studios.

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Originally, they were supposed to come on to promote and upcoming show (with Sit Kitty Sit… who showed us the Zoom app so we can do their podcast in a couple weeks), shich has since been cancelled …. (but according to sources, MAY still happen over the interwebz, so stay tuned). So, we hung out and talked about their release from last December, the plague COVID-19 health crisis, and how we’ve all been faring in lockdown.

They also treat us to some actual live acoustic music! We get just a couple songs off the CD “Nine Lives” (which you can check out everywhere online), but mostly, we get whole new iterations, unique utterances, of some great Grimtones tunes.

image of Carter and Michelle to either side of Dogwater Dick dressed as a parson in a graveyard as a promotion for their album, Nine Lives
(out now…obvs)

Live we say in the show, we hope everyone out there is staying safe and isn’t in dire need of anything. Most importantly, we do encourage everyone to wash their hands and stay home as much as possible – especially resident nurse, Kadillac Kim! If nothing happens, we did our jobs.

We also wanted to list some important information here too, regarding public assistance if you or anyone you know is facing financial jeopardy during this time. Please avail yourself of these resources:

If you need to apply for Unemployment Insurance, or want to simply find out if you are eligible, officials suggest applying right away and thank you for your patience in this time of need and uncertainty. You can apply at http://detr.nv.gov

If you need help resetting your UIB password or username, please visit http://gov.nv.gov/Forms/Unemployment/

If you want to apply for SNAP (food stamps) or Medical coverage, and the Governor encourages every Nevadan without insurance to apply (so no one is without adequate medical care at this time), please apply for your benefits at http://dwss.nv.gov

Washoe County School District and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada are continuing to serve pickup meals for all children 18 and under at area elementary schools and middle schools. Get more information at https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/14379

Keep your nose clean – and thanks for listening.

Ozymandias – Doom Blues!

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S8 E35

Hello! Welcome again to the Worst Little Podcast. It looks like somebody has a case of the doom blues this week. Nick, Kim and Rick are here to bring you some great music and quirky shenanigans from newcomers to the Reno music scene, Ozymandias! We’re all pretty excited about this week’s band and you should be too. Press play!

Reno band Ozymandias recording at Dogwater Studios.

Sahara – lead vocals

Reno band Ozymandias recording at Dogwater Studios.

Sahara and Jake – Vocals and Bass

Reno band Ozymandias recording at Dogwater Studios.

Ozymandias, formed in May of this year and recently featured in the Reno News and Review, is Sahara Harrington, Daniel Lee, Ray Huarte and Jacob Rosol. They’re excited to be recording their first EP this weekend in San Francisco. Catch them next November 15th at Shea’s, where they’ll join Drouth, Dissidence, and Flesh to Dust. Thanks so much to the band for hanging out with us this week! We will keep you updated with their EP release date and upcoming shows.

Reno band Ozymandias recording at Dogwater Studios.

Ray – Guitar

Reno band Ozymandias recording at Dogwater Studios.

Danny – Drums

If you don’t go out this weekend did you even Reno? Here’s where we will all be:

Friday – Off Beat Music Festival 2018 – Chapel Tavern featuring podcast guests Outlaw Kindred, San Francisco native Travis Hayes, locals Dainesly, and headliner Blitzen Trapper! 7PM 21+ $15

Head to HQ to catch a great punk lineup with Basement Tapes, The Habituals, Donkey Jaw, & The Dialers. 8PM 21+ only $5!

Saturday – Don’t miss our friends Sit Kitty Sit & Roxxy Collie at HQ! 8PM 21+ $5

Beyond – Monday night see our friends Kanawha with Pound, Neck Of The Woods, and Blinded Youth at Jub Jub’s. 8PM 21+ $5

Big thanks and a shout out goes to our newest Patreon donor, Melanie. She’s a long time listener and a really rad gal. If you want to be like Melanie and support your local music scene, click through to the Patreon and pledge a few bucks. We really appreciate our donors, and our bands do too! Help us so we can continue to record great live music every week, for free. Thanks for listening!

Sit Kitty Sit – Hot Karl Bach

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HEY! WOOD!

The Worst Little Podcast – S6 E19

They are back and in perfect form – ladies and gentlemen, our good friends, Sit Kitty Sit!! Mike Thompson and Kat Downs are back in the studio for their yearly pilgrimage to Dogwater Studios – and this year, it was just for fun! They literally came to Reno to be on our podcast and play the most amazing songs for us to share with you! That not only includes the new track “Creeping”, but also a completely new, unrecorded track!!! (SKS fans should be changing their underwear right about now….twice)

Kat Downs, singer and pianist for Sit Kitty Sit, smoling while holding a lavender flower of some sort form the Dogwater Gardens

Kat ‘Flowers Make Me Happy’ Downs

The show is kind of a mess – but its always a good mess with SKS. The first 40 minutes are literally just hanging out with them and saying hello. Jump ahead if you want – they then play a block of 4(?) songs, ripping into us with the opening songs of their current set. FUCK! They’re so good! Sit Kitty Sit is jut moments (or weeks) away from heading back out to the East Coast to do an end of summer tour in Mike’s homeland. It’s a little ‘open ended’ of a tour, so if you know of a venue that needs them in the NE US, just hit them up on Facebook the night before you want them there. I’m sure it’ll be no problem.

Mike Thompson, drummer for Sit Kitty Sit, winking and 'shooting' at the camera with a 'finger gun'

Mike “How Do You Like Your Eggs” Thompson

The most interesting things happen to these folks. It’s not just cause they know how to find the coolest things; they create an atmosphere for cool things to happen to them. We all should be a little more like Sit Kitty Sit. Drink the Kool-Aid.

And thanks for Listening.

 

Mike Thompson, Drummer for Sit Kitty Sit, with his headphones on his head and drum mallets in hand

CHAOS!!!!

Sit Kitty Sit – Working Without a Net

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I love my friends!

The Worst Little Podcast – S5 E22

It’s always great to work with your friends and this week is chock full of Friends of the Show! In studio, we once again have the incomparable, Sit Kitty Sit, a hard piano rock band from San Francisco. Kat and Mike routinely play shows up here, for Marianarchy, for Starfleet and the USO and just for fun. It was soooo good to see them again this weekend while they lounged at the luxurious Dogwater Manor like rockstars.

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                               Sit Kitty Sit

Other friends on the show – Chewie was back in the studio again this week, but Nick was not. Mr Ramirez was attending a hoity toity birthday party in honor of the talented and prolific Reno painter, Greg Allen. Greg is, as you may know, the beneficiary of last year’s Marianarchy. We have a great phone interview with him wishing him a happy birthday.

Kat Downs from Sit Kitty Sit

                                    Kat Downs

Also, at the beginning of the show is an open letter from WLP Booking Manager, Jamie Lynn, about another Marianarchy beneficiary, Tom Plunkett. Tommy took very ill over the weekend and was admitted to the ICU and put on life support. I’m happy to let you know that, at the time of this posting, Tom is lucid and eating and drinking on his own, albeit limitedly. Tommy has a long road of recovery ahead of him, again, so please keep him in your thoughts.

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                           Mike Thompson

And finally, while The Rev had to duck out to go set up the Blazing Mics open mic night at Jub Jub’s, Lucas Young and Kyler Mosconi stop by the show  and crash it at the end!

Lucas Young, a Reno musician

                            Lucas Young

 

Kyler Moscini sitting in a chair

                           Kyler Mosconi

Thanks for Listening!

Verbal Kint – Dancing Bear

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GitUP wit cha git down!

The Worst Little Podcast – S5 E13

It’s been a long time coming, but we have some true Reno music superstars in the studio with us this week – Jammal Tarkington and Ryan Hall of Verbal Kint! Yeah, that’s right! These guys have been rocking Reno stages for decades. Easily well known for other projects (Cranium, Keyser Soze), Tarkington and Hall have always has this secret, other side; place for original songs or covers that didn’t fit with the other bands. Verbal Kint has always been this rogue acoustic vagabond of an act, popping up when you least expect them.

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Ryan

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JT

It’s a fun and exciting show we have for you this week. We go to a phone call with Mitch of Heffe’s Saloon in Lafayette, LA to get a status report about the Vampirates. Evidently, the show was fantastic. Not entirely sure. Mitch was a few drinks into his evening (much later in the evening out there) and the phone connection is, well a cell phone connection. Reverend Rory totally mis-translates him at the end. It’s awesome. Mikie Haley and Penny Scillin of The Shames sotp by with cake for Mikie’s birthday too!

Nick Ramirez sticking his tounge to the side and winking while pointing at a smiling Mikie Haley

Happy Birthday Mikie!

We would be remiss if we did not mention Marianarchy as well. Nick, I and especially Rhiannon want to thank everyone who came out, every one who worked and everyone who played. We raised over $2,500 for Rhiannon last weekend and that is priceless. All the bands were fantastic, with both of the headliners, Sit Kitty Sit and Kittenhead, killing it each day. I wanted to take the time to give them both a littl e live show pub, so here goes:

Complimenting their bold and tempestuous music, the live performances of Sit Kitty Sit are a passionate and wildly exciting experience. Between songs, Thompson’s quiet wit and Downs’ easy charm draw audiences in before blasting their souls with their powerful music. During songs, the room is filled with an onslaught of soaring vocals and wild abandon. Thompson batters away at his skins like an unstoppable monster while Downs thrashes wildly about, posing and pointing her bare feet like a ballet dancer. Like corks adrift in a sea storm, fans sway and dance, rising and falling with the music, caught in the maelstrom and intensity of a Sit Kitty Sit performance.

Like a molten tidal wave, Kittenhead slams into the audience from the first chord of the first song, sending waves of pure riot into the crowd. Kivi Kittenhead, blasts and berates the audience, slowly stripping off layers of leather, vinyl, white cotton and plaid pleats throughout the set. DD and VJJ  wildly careen around the stage, challenging and dueling each other, trading bass and guitar back and forth. O-Face, well – he jus tloves his job, holding down the fort on the drums, with the best seat in the house. The punk rock frenzy of Kittenhead spins and churns and whips up to a chaotic release, like a lid flying off a blender on high. And we are spent.

Thanks for listening!

Sit Kitty Sit – (Don’t Touch The) Crackly Bottom

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Bing Bang Boom!

The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E 26 – Download Link

OMG This was such an awesome show. Good good GOOD friends of the Show, Sit Kitty Sit, drove up to Reno from the Bay Area just to be on the podcast. Kat Downs Gaudette and Mike Thompson are a killer two-piece band that will blow your mind. They started playing shows up here in Reno about a year ago and fell in love with the audiences and venues of our fine city. You can’t keep them away now!

Kat Downs Gaudette

Kat is HUNGRY!

Sit Kitty Sit is keyboard, drums and phenomenal singing. A truly unique act they can and have played with everyone from solo guitarists to full on metal hardcore bands. They first played up here with Lucas Young, a previous guest on the show and great guy who just HAPPENED to also stop by the studio this week to say ‘Hi!’. Sit Kitty Sit ended up staying at Dogwater Studios that weekend and Rick and Kat and Mike all fell in musical love. Since then, they’ve remained in contact with us and played a few more shows in the Sierras. What you get today is just a little taste of their amazing live show. Super fun, witty and talented, you don’t want to miss the,

Mike THompson

So is Mike

Before I sign off, I just want to remind everyone of the big Nowhere Nevada show at Jub Jub’s this Friday, August 8. With 12 local bands featured in the movie, and film clips being shown all night long, this is something you don’t want to miss! It’s a fundraiser to help the cast and crew go to San Jose for the red carpet film fest that the movie has been selected to be in. Please come out to support Reno art and culture!

Thanks for Listening!