Hello, loyal listeners! Rev. Rory here and it’s good to be back from my sojourn deep into the land of Navel Contemplation. As usual, a lot on tonight’s show was completely unexpected – including my appearance on the Patreon portion of the show (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, follow the link and subscribe). It really is great to be back on the bus with my podcast cohorts and friends.
First up, we take some time to talk with Jessi ‘Sprocket’ Janusee, Communications Director at The Generator and Founder of the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market, a dynamic makerspace extravaganza, now celebrating it’s 5th year! The Generator has just opened at it’s new location this year – a warehouse space almost twice the size of the last, leading to more opportunity for controlled chaos and fun. The event is going to be pretty insane, with everything from local art vendors to a regional punk rock band lineup with over 25 acts to Drag Queen Story Time for the kiddos to a pugil stick gladiator ring and much much more. It’s really one of the best local events around – and you can’t beat the price $5 per day or $8 for both days, leeaving you that much more money to buy local art! And if you’re interested, you can inquire about becoming a member of The Generator and taking advantage of all their makerspace and educaiton al opportunities throughout the whole year!
We also welcome back to the show our good friend, Eric Marks. Eric is the bassist for Enslave the Creation, a local technical metal band, and that’s how you met him before. But! There is so much more to this restless creative. In addition to bassing, Eric is also a well known photojournalist whose images have appeared in many local magazines and journals (Reno News and Review, This Is Reno, Reno Tahoe Tonight). He is also the lens behind the images of Reno Street Photography, a more artistic and ground-level view of some of the corners of our fair city. We talk a lot about his work over the years.
If you’re keeping your ear to the ground, you probably already know this, but in case you don’t: Psychedelic Jazz Rock Group, Apollo Suns, from Winnipeg MB Canada, is rolling through Reno on April 14th for their “Relationships of Force Tour”. The group is absolutely going to blow your mind and the doors off at The Elbow Room in Sparks. Starting at 8:30, local Nuclear Funk group (and upcoming podcast guests), Phat Mark, will open up the night and get you feeling right! Follow this link for details!
That’s all I know, folks. SO, as usual: Thanks for Listening
Hello and welcome to the sick show! We’re all falling apart here at the Worst Little Podcast and the show is running with a skeleton crew this week, but Nick and Rick are here with Mikie Shame and the new intern to bring you DJ Camz! It’s her first time on the show and she brought her favorite Reno tunes and tales. We’ve got gangbang ettiquite, sleepwalking stories, and a whole lot of dirty Reno secrets! Press play!
Reno historian DJ Camz has been playing in Reno for more than 10 years and has been a fixture in the Reno live music scene for the last two decades. Boy does this girl have stories. Thanks for gracing our humble studios this week, Camz. We’ll see you this weekend at Pignic for Van Halen’s Haunted Hotel Room and Wednesday night at Headquarters for the Pussy Party, HQ’s weekly ladies night!
There are some really great events happening this week and next leading up to Halloween! Check out some of these:
Thursday – The Sam Chase & The Untraditional/Willy Tea Taylor/Greg Gilmore at The Saint. 21+ 7PM
Get your pop punk on at Gold Steps Fall Tour with Till I Fall at HQ 21+ 8PM No cover.
Friday – The only place to be this Friday is Recycled Records’ 40th Anniv. Party! with The Alarm & Kevin Seconds! at Jub Jub’s. Come down and Fuck yer’ Day with some god damn rock legends. 21+ 7PM NO COVER!
Saturday – Head to the Generator this Saturday for the first day of Haunted Mini Golf. Family friendly from 2 to 9PM. Music by podcast favorites Lex White and Lucas Paul. $7 with costume, $10 without. Repeats on Wednesday the 31st!
Drink-182: Halloween at HQ is back! Singalongs and drink specials all night. 21+ 8PM No cover
Sunday – Wind down your weekend at Spaghetti Western II: A Fistful of Spaghetti featuring podcast guest Gina Rose at Pignic. Spaghetti feed, live music, and a movie on the patio! 21+ 6PM
Keep an eye on all our social medias for all the events we think you should be paying attention to. Thanks to our newest Patreon donor, Tom from The Habituals! If you support recording and archiving Reno music for free and forever please become a Patreon donor today! We’re back next week with Murder Rock, just in time for Halloween! Thanks for listening!
Oh hi, I didn’t see you there! Welcome to the Worst Little Podcast. Your hosts Nick, Kadillac Kim, and Dogwater Dick are here with some fresh faces to the Reno music scene, 33 Black. This week’s podcast has gone country! Yeehaw! Listen up for some new music from these up-and-comers, along with a heavy dose of inappropriate banter. Like we do.
33 Black was formed back in the day (they never got around to telling us which day exactly) when Jeb and Travis, who were high school
sweethearts friends, met Spencer on the internet. But unlike most Craigslist hookups, this one lasted.
Thank’s to 33 Black for being Kim’s reason to get drunk this week! Their next show is in Chico on June 14th but look for local shows soon. As always, stay tuned to the Worst Little Podcast for news about the band, and check them out on iTunes to listen to their two EPs that are out now. We will be following 33 Black with interest and we can’t wait to see where these guys go!
Thanks so much for listening. We’re really glad you’re here. This week Kim has some pretty crazy picks for you. Don’t miss the following:
Thursday – LAF: Wolf Creek Boys/Mason Frey/Delani White/Aaron Acquafondata Loud As Folk is back this week at Pignic! 21+ 8PM No Cover
Friday – 24HR MakeAThon – Don’t miss this Generator membership drive and fundraiser. 30+ workshops, 20+ performances, movies, beer, burlesque, and drag bingo! Click the link for info and tickets and if you’d like to volunteer for a free ticket, hit us up ASAP! 24 straight hours starting at 6PM. All ages.
Loud As Folk Family Jam at the Generator 9PM to 2AM. All ages.
Saturday – DRAG BINGO at the Generator at 2PM. All ages. Win great prizes!
Sunday – Coastlands/Kanawha/Blacklisted check out two former podcast bands, Kanawha and Blacklisted at the Saint. 21+ 8PM No Cover
If you’re a fan of the show please consider donating to our Patreon so we can reimburse Rick for all he does for Reno music. He’s doing the lords work recording and archiving all this local music for y’all for free, so throw a little money his way. Rick and Jesus are homies so if you help Rick he’ll put a good word in for you. Hell knows we could all use all the help we can get in that area… It has been an absolute pleasure, as always, Reno. Tune in next week for local singer-songwriter Joni Blinman. Remember, life is short and we love you.
Podcasting live from the recent, sweaty past, we’re bringing you the power trio from Carson, our friends Blunderbusst! It has been six whole years since they have graced our humble studio and they’re bringing a heavy dose of nostalgia and kick ass tunes. This week we’re talking clown Elvis’s, hamburger hands, and sweet, sweet practice holes! Press play for this podcast EXCLUSIVE from Blunderbusst!
There were no interns this week so Kim had to do all the heavy lifting. And by heavy lifting I mean beers and conversation! Kim’s adventures this week consisted of clowning around with a clown Elvis impersonator and turning 35! Here’s proof that Clownvis exists! Come back, Clownvis!
Blunderbusst is Jen Scaffidi, Carolyn Gates, and Carson Cessna. We’re waiting with baited breath for upcoming show dates. Worst Little Podcast Listeners will be some of the first in the know. We hear there might be some stuff happening at Foxy Olive and St. James Infirmary soon! We loved having these three on the show again. Let’s hope it’s not another six years for the next time.
This last week was pretty epic, even by Reno standards, and next week will be more of the same! Here are Kim’s picks:
Thursday – The Ghost Town Rebellion. If you’re looking for some crazy outlaw Americana, Pignic is where you’ll find it. 21+ 8 PM As always at Pignic, no cover!
Friday – Hubcap Stealers/Drag Me Under/Pink Awful at Shea’s 21+ 9PM $6
Saturday – Jesus & the Dinosaurs//Slutzville//Prince Robot//Heterophobia at Shea’s 21+ 8PM $6
Sunday – The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Gina Rose, Spike McGuire 21+ 8PM
Beyond – Mark your calendars May 4th for the first ever 24HR Make-A-Thon at the Generator! We are bringing you 24 hours of workshops, short films, and local jams to raise funds for our artist scholarships. Buy your tickets now for only $16 (they go up to $24 soon). Don’t miss out on one of the best events of the year. If you would like to volunteer for a ticket or if you’d like to be involved another way, hit Kim up ASAP! See you at the Genny!
Thanks so much to this weeks guests and for all of our listeners! We appreciate you! Let’s also take a moment to wish Jen a happy birthday! We’re all getting older but Jen just stays the same age. We’ll see you next week for 33 Black!
Heyo, Reno! At first I wasn’t in the mood to write this blog but I’ve had like half a bottle of wine and I’ve been watching videos of baby goats in pajamas so…. let’s do this! *two hours later* Do you guys even know how many cute baby animal compilations there are on the internet? Do you?! I thought the internet was for porn and publishing terrible music podcasts. I was wrong. Seriously, check out these baby owls. I mean come on…
ANYWAY! I’m here to do the thing with Qarin (pronounced car-in) this week! These guys were so talented and entertaining. Listen up for deviants, dick jokes, and of course, METAL.
Qarin is made up of Diva – Vocals, Yo-yo – Vocals/Bass, Dizzle – Guitar, Sancho – Guitar, and Poundcake – Percussion.
Thanks a bunch for being with us this week, Qarin. You guys are the real deal and you’re also super funny and hella nice. I hope I’m not ruining your reputations right now or anything. MAKE SURE you go to Jub Jub’s Friday night to see Qarin’s first show since some major shit went down with the band. Celebrate, wear a costume, and save a few bucks for a beer! I’ll leave you with an eloquent toast from the band, “we’ll fuck ’em standing, we’ll fuck ’em lying, if they had wings we’d fuck ’em flying, and when she’s dead and long forgotten, we’ll dig her up and fuck her rotten. Sorry, not sorry.
Holy Snopes, this next week is packed with awesome shit, Reno. Here’s your to-do list. Go do a thing. Then tell me about it. Share a photo to the Worst Little Podcast page or just send it to me, Kadillac Kim, on Facebook. I’ll give you a prize or a cookie, and Adam (the bass player) will give you a free handy.
Thursday – Pumpkin disemboweling at the studio! If you know the address you’re invited. Bring a pumpkin to brutalize. 6 p.m.!
Mike Higdon’s exhibit, #365 Reno, closes at the Potentialist Workshop this Thursday. Mike took one old school photo of Reno every day for a whole year and now they’re on display. Go Thursday to the closing reception. Details here!
Thursday through Saturday catch the second weekend of Generation We: A Hip HOpera at Good Luck Macbeth. Weapons Of Mass Creation provides the soundtrack to this innovative production that tells the story of four individuals, each in possession of a mysterious silver ticket, and each searching for America but finding a lot more than they bargained for along the way. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. $15 in advance/$18 at the door. Don’t wait on these tickets though, they will sell out!
Friday – Join an intrepid group of builders competing to win the Generator’s mini-golf build off! Teams have 48 hours to build the best and most creative mini-golf setup imaginable. It’s gonna be a giant party. There’s still time to sign up. Bring your dream to life or just show up and cheer on the other teams. All in preparation for the Generator’s mini-gold extravaganza Halloween party on the 31st! Click here for details about the build competition and here for info about the Halloween party! Family friendly!
Our guest this week, Qarin with Apothesary, is at Jub Jub’s this Friday at 7 p.m. 21+ $3 with costume/$5 without!
Our friend Tony Walker hosts Soul Slap at Pignic. Get your weekly soul dance party on at 10 p.m. 21+ No cover.
Reno’s own Bazooka Zac DJs every 4th Friday at The Loving Cup startign at 10 p.m. 21+ No cover.
Saturday – Check out the Saint to see the Soft White Sixties. 8 p.m. 21+ $12 at the door.
At Pignic Saturday the Electric is providing great dance tunes. Costumes encouraged! 9 p.m. 21+ No cover.
Get your Halloween on at Shea’s with Ghoul’s Night Out with Madrost/Skull Driver/Jukebox Rebels with support from locals Donkey Jaw and Viva Revenge. Have a metal/punk rock good time and wear a costume, for fucks sake. 9 p.m. 21+
Sunday – Join Jonie Blinman, Athena MaIntyre, and Canyon White for Songwriters in the Round at the Saint. 21+ 6:30 No cover.
Monday – There’s things, but Jesus, take a night off. I’m going to.
Tuesday – HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA at the Generator! As previously mentioned, this is an all ages event. Get your tickets now for a night of mini-golf, amazing food, and killer entertainment by Loud As Folk musicians Greg Gilmore and Spike McGuire! 6 p.m. $10 adv/$15 at the door. Get your tickets here and support your FREE community maker space.
Wednesday – See some stoner rock from LA! The American Weather is playing at Pignic. Stoner Rock sounds amazing. 21+ 8 p.m. No cover.
That’s it for this week, folks. As always, life is short and we love you. We hope to see you out this week!
Thanks for listening!
Hello and welcome to the Worst Little Podcast!
This week’s podcast welcomes Reno singer-songwriter and ukulele superstar Britt Straw, and local comedian Steve Van Pelt. We’ll get to Steve in a minute but first, let’s introduce you to Worst Little Podcast veteran Britt Straw! Britt was recently on the podcast with her band Seedless 10DenC and she’s here today solo to play us some original music and to talk to us about her important work with the U.S. Wolf Refuge. Britt has been an advocate and activist for Wolves for many years. She talked to us Monday about her passion for helping these powerful creatures and shed light on the problem of irresponsible wolf breeding and domestication.
Also on the show, we have Steve Van Pelt who hosts comedy open mic at Jimmy B’s Bar and Grill every Monday night! He’s here to talk to us about the many stand-up open night mics in Reno. There’s one almost every day of the week!
The Wolf Refuge in Reno has more than 100 acres of space to house wolves that are too wild to live in a home yet too domestic to live in the wild. A fundraiser for the U. S. Wolf Refuge is being held at The Potentialist Workshop July 29th. Details can be found here. Fun for the whole family!
Steve began his comedy career in Good Luck Macbeth’s production, Clown Bar. He was bitten by the performance bug and has been doing standup ever since. Your local comedy open mic nights are Sunday at Waterfall; Monday at Jimmy B’s; Tuesday at The Jungle (Shout out to Steve Elegant!); Wednesday at 3rd St Bar; Thursday at Beck’s Brewhouse.
In case you missed it this week our host Nick Ramirez opened for punk legend Zander Schloss of the Circle Jerks at Shea’s with podcast and Reno favorite Johnny Harpo. Nick did one hell of an entertaining cover of MIA’s Paper Planes (there’s video!) and Johnny played a little of this and a little of that from his band Rigorous Proof, as well as his solo stuff.
For all of you sane people who aren’t going to the Black Rock for Juplaya, Reno has some cool stuff to occupy your 4th of July weekend. Your friend Kadillac Kim will be at Murder By Death with Tiger Army in Sacramento on Friday, but if I *were* in Reno Friday night one of my best bets would be artist Jounda Strong’s art exhibit Patterns of Love at The Generator, Inc. Also that night, Bohemian Burlesque has a very special showcase at 3rd St. Bar. See the gang give you a sneak peek at their unique performance style, gorgeous costumes, and comedic intrigue. Only $5 at the door. Details here! Saturday at 10 a.m. check out the Downtown Mural and Public Art Tour hosted by Art Spot Reno. While you’re downtown, go to the Biggest Little City Wingfest! Wings are my second favorite thing so I will see you there Saturday, Reno. Find me. Say Hi.
Worst Little Podcast PSA: it’s hot out. Stay hydrated. Piss clear. Beer only sort of counts as hydration and only if it’s like Coors or something. And for the love of God, please don’t drink Coors.
Thanks for listening. Stay safe this weekend.
It’s the last show…
…of Season 3!!!
The Juxtaposeurs visit us this week at Dogwater Studios. The Juxtaposeurs are an ensemble cast of musicans, dancers, performers and tech crews. They have assembled to put on an encore production of The Hazards of Love Tribute Show. Following the inspiration of Assistant Directors Gabe Hilton and Kaitlin Oki, they recreate and stage the narrative told in The Decemberists’ album “The Hazards of Love”. This show was very well received when we first performed it in the Fall of 2010 and we are putting it on again at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor in just a few weeks.
We? Oh, did I forget to mention that Reverend Rory is in this production? Well he is. An original cast member, along with vocalists Marlene and Music Director Chris Nelson, they are joined by many new talents including vocalist Margy Ford. Jon Cornell steps up and accompanies them although he is not in the production this time around.
The Hazards of Love Tribute Show will be at the Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor Showroom for 7:30 PM shows on Fridays and Saturday 2/7, 2/8 and 2/14 with a Sunday Matinee at 2:30 on 2/9. Music entertainment will follow at the main bar. Tickets for The Hazards of Love Tribute Show, available at Jub Jub’s, Prism Magic, The Melting Pot or cast members, are $12 in advance or $15 at the door and include admission to the after parties.
Finally a shout out to the fine folks at The Generator! They put on a fine pot luck meal for artists and patrons and friends every Wednesday at their facility and are always looking for anyone interested in getting involved. THey are having a bg fundraiser on Saturday 2/15 – Buy It or Burn It! All the pieces up for auction will be voted on to be displayed with pride at the Generator or immolated with delight at the Generator.
Back on Track for the new season next week!
Thanks for listening.