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Jonie Blinman – It Was a Trip -S8 E14

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S8 E16

Welcome back to the Worst Little Podcast! This week Dogwater Dick, Kadillac Kim, and Mister Nick Ramirez are in the studio with talented Reno-based singer-songwriter Jonie Blinman. Last on the show all the way back in 2011 (listen here!), she’s back from her travels and is making some cool new sounds on that guitar of hers, so press play and give her a listen. We’ve got lots of Marianarchy details this week so listen to the end for those.

Reno singer-songwriter Jonie Blinman poses with her guitar.

Jonie Blinman

Jonie has been busy writing new music and has most recently played at the Jungle for their Friday night showcase. Keep an eye out here and on her music page for more show dates!

There’s a whole bunch of awesome shows coming your way. Here’s a few worth a look:

Thursday – Grace Gatsby, Athena McIntyre & Jordan Collins at the Saint. 8PM 21+

Friday – Soft White Sixties (L.A.) at The Loving Cup. 10PM 21+ $5

Saturday – Drag Me Under, Pressure Drop, Skew Ring, Gina Rose at The Holland Project. 7PM All ages. $5

Beyond – It’s not too late to get your tickets for one of my favorite punk acts,  Against Me! with Chris Farren, Sharp/Shock at Cargo next Wednesday night!

Also Wednesday check out podcast fam and hella rad chick Grace Hayes at Local 891 Live at Brew Brothers! 21+ No cover. $8.91 for an all you can drink wristband.

Next Friday, May 18th, join our podcast guest Jonie Blinman when she hosts her monthly songwriter showcase, Songwriters In the Round at Fine Vines. 8PM

Get those tickets for Larry and His Flask ASAP. See locals Boss’s Daughter open on May 25th. All ages! $15

Marianarchy May 25th and 26th – benefiting Brian Smith – featuring Roxxie Collie, Pink Awful, Alphabet Cult, Prince Robot, Reno, We Have a Problem and many more great Reno bands! Click here and here for the full day one and two lineups. Come out to win some amazing art and prizes. Let’s do what we do and help our good friend Brian recover from his heart attack.

Thanks for listening! Please click through to our Patreon page if you appreciate what we do here. You can help us record and archive Reno music for years to come. We do this for our bands for FREE and they leave with their recordings. It’s a win for Reno music!

Cowboy Indian – Coming Like a Freight Train (sexually) – S8 E5

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S8 E7

Welcome to this weeks Worst/Best Little Podcast! This week live from the recent, snowy past, we have Cowboy Indian. This is one damn entertaining episode – who knew these guys were so funny? Press play for scary German phrases, John’s big black strap-on, and squirrel dumplings!

Heavily influenced by yacht rock, Cowboy Indian formed expressly to write songs for the laaaaadies. Three different eras of sexy Elvis, Cowboy Indian is Lucas, John, and Jimmy Revolver.

Lucas Paul from Cowboy Indian holding his guitar.

Lucas – guitar and lead yodeler

 

Big John from Reno band Cowboy Indian holding his bass and smiling.

Big “Eye Candy” John – bass and vocals

 

Jimmy Revolver playing his drums.

Jimmy Revolver – invisible drums.

See Cowboy Indian next March 8th at the Saint with the Squirrel Nut Zippers, then at Pignic for 4/20. Thanks for the tunes and the laughs, guys!

Holy hell, Reno. Last week was so epic. I think it broke my brain. This weekend won’t be any different. Go do these things:

Thursday – Everyone’s favorite monthly folk showcase, Loud As Folk, returns this Thursday night at Pignic! Featuring podcast staples John White and Jonie Blinman, plus the Wolf Creek Boys from Grass Valley, and more! 8PM 21+ $5 suggested donation goes to support KWNK radio.

Friday – Check out Raksha Paksha at The Jungle at 9PM 21+

Saturday – Head to Davidson’s for A Day Of Beetus! With Reno, We Have A Problem and One Ton Dually! It’s gonna be a shit show of the most entertaining variety. 9PM 21+ No cover

Sunday – Reno folk art+really good punk show. Live! featuring Robbers Roost (Washington folks. V good), Heterophobia (Reno Queer/Punk V fast), Bat Country (Something weird.), and Maggot (It’s 2 people now!) at the Potentialist. It’s gonna be a good time. 7PM All ages.

Don’t forget to check out our Patreon if you like what you hear or support our mission of archiving Reno music for free. We do tricks for money. Make your requests now! Thanks for listening, Reno. See you next week when we kick off our month long series, Women’s March, celebrating our badass lady musicians. Next week is Slutzville!

Bat Country – This Shit’s Just DIY – S8 E1

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S8 E3

Greetings and welcome back to the Worst Little Podcast! This week we sat down with Shane from Reno’s own Bat Country. Press play to find out if the podcast lives down to everything Shane hoped for! We’ve got band news, bad jokes, and great music that you’ll only hear on the Worst Little Podcast!

Rory and Shane from Bat Country posing for the camera while Rory gives the thumbs up sign and Shane holds his guitar.

Rory with Shane from Bat Country – One Thumb Up

Shane from Bat Country pouting and posing for the camera in the studio recording for the Worst Little Podcast.

Bat Country: coming to a basement or tunnel near you!

Shane is the center piece of Bat Country’s amorphous collective of folk-punk musicians, but according to Bandcamp, the latest EP had contributions by:

Shane: Vox, Guitar, Playful Banter, Lyrics
Shilpa: Vox, Glockenspiel
Jonny: Drums, Bass, Production, Vox
Roo: Ukulele, Vox, Kazoo
Michael: Melodica, Violin
Kieran: Drums

Head over to Bandcamp to download Bat Country’s latest release, a split album with Bargain Socks, produced by Jonathan Rolling. Follow the band on Facebook and Instagram for exclusive content and show dates! Catch Bat Country next March 4th at The Potentialist with swing-time, rag-punk band, Robbers Roost.

Thanks so much to Bat Country for the hangs and the tunes. We are even bigger fans now and we’re looking forward to seeing you in a basement or tunnel soon!

This weekend I’ll probably be at these excellent shows. If you see me, say hi! Let me immortalize you on our Instagram! Here’s my short list:

Friday –

Nick Eng – Album Release Show with SWIGS, 7 PM at the Potentialist Workshop. $10 cover includes Nick’s new CD and a drink!

Kanawha/Flood Fire Death Drought/Shreddie Van Halen, 9 PM at The Saint

Saturday –

The Electric and Sad Giants LIVE at the Saint 8 PM at The Saint

Scott Yoder + Johnny Harpo LIVE! 9 PM at Pignic

Monday –

Glaare, Fearing, Werewolf Club, Skew Ring and The Dancing Plague 8 PM at the Saint

Beyond –

The first ever Reno Punk Rock Flea Market is fast approaching. Be sure to RSVP here to stay up on RPRFM news, band lineup, and how to get involved.

Be sure to check out some of Reno’s best weekly comedy and trivia events at Jub Jub’s and Beck’s Brewhouse. If you want your event featured, send us a Facebook message or email Kadillac Kim.

Don’t forget to click through to our Patreon! For just $1 a week you can support your sober starving artist friends here at the Worst Little Podcast. Thanks to this week’s freshest patrons: Aaron, Nick, Stacey, and Xenobia!

The Reverend Rory Dowd wiping tears away with his sleeve in the studio.

It was that kind of show, folks. We hope you laughed until you cried, because we did!

Thanks from the bottom of our hearts and beers for listening. Catch us this time next week for Josiah Knight!

Failure Machine – Get Stuffed – S7 E36

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S7 E36

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Worst Little Podcast! This week we have something to be extra thankful for. Our guests this week are the phenomenally talented folks of Reno’s best Garage Soul band, Failure Machine.

Clinton from Reno band Failure Machine playing drums at Dogwater Studios.

Clinton – Drums

 

Rachel McElhiney of Reno garage soul band Failure Machine posing with her saxophone at Dogwater Studios.

Rachel McElhiney of Reno’s Failure Machine

 

Spencer from Reno Garage Soul band Failure Machine poses for the camera giving the thumbs up sign with Rachel.

Spencer gives the Worst Little Podcast one thumb up.

 

Failure Machine’s current lineup is Spencer Kilpatrick on guitar and singing stuff, Clintonious Philbin on drums, and Rachael McElhiney plays bari sax and also does singing stuff.

Failure Machine plays all the cool basements and sometimes they play for the rest of us who aren’t cool enough for basements. See Failure Machine’s next show at The Saint, New Years Eve! It’s a Failure Machine, Dainesly, and Team Francis high school prom do-over! As a special treat, they’ll be performing soul covers of Misfits songs. I am really excited, guys.

Thanks so much for being our guest this week! We can’t wait to see you again!

It may be Thanksgiving weekend, but don’t fret, Reno isn’t going to let a little thing like a family holiday get in the way of our good time. If you need an excuse to flee awkward conversations and racist uncles, this list might be for you!

Thursday – Thanksgiving orphans (like myself – holler) can find food and friends at the following local bars. Bring something to share!

Shea’s Tavern – Head down for Shea’s annual Thanksgiving potluck starting at 3 p.m. Check out the event page for details. The party goes all night long.

Pignic Pub & Patio – An Orphan Thanksgiving starts at 3 p.m. at Pignic. Check out the event page and post what you’re bringing!

Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor – Head down for Jub’s Annual Friendsgiving Potluck at 6 p.m. Give them a heads up about what you’re bringing to share here!

Go for the food, stay for the friends, and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Friday – It’s Record Store Day at Recycled Records! They’re raffling off some great prizes to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Go for the 2,000 new to you records and stay for the live music going all day! 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Kid friendly

LIT at Night, Reno’s racy, raucous, “anything goes” reading & performance series is back! Come bare + share as little or as much as you like. Studio on 4th 21+ $3 suggested donation

Soul Slap returns to Pignic this Friday night. Host Tony Walker welcomes a rotating crew of vocalists for what always turns out to be Reno’s best Friday night dance party. 21+ 10 p.m. No cover.

Saturday – Make Him A Steak, a groove based pedal steel trio, will be releasing their debut EP titled To Eat at The Saint. There will be performances by Redfield Clipper, Team Francis, and DJ The Terrible! Details here. 21+ 8 p.m.

Old time western string band, Western Spectres, plays at Pignic this Saturday night with support by Huckleberry Road! Details here. 21+ 10 p.m No cover.

Sunday – Tommy Stinson’s (The Replacements) Cowboys in the Campfire Reno comes to 7th Street Station. This is a private house show with a very limited amount of tickets left. Click on the event link for more details! All ages. 7 p.m.

That wraps up this week’s excellent show. Thanks for listening, Reno!

Fate Awaits – This One Time At Rock Camp – S7 E22

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This week we bring you the next new talented youth band from Reno, Fate Awaits! Fate Awaits met at Forte award winning Reno Rock Camp, a locally operated organization that provides safe, exciting, and unique music experiences for young musicians. They’re teaching future generations how to music! Read about their mission and about Rock Camp’s upcoming shows here.

Fate Awaits is a 4 member rock band from Reno, Nevada that includes Miyah Walker (vocals), Manning Gray (guitar/vocals), Landon Gray (bass/vocals) and Scott Courts (drums). Be sure to like their Facebook page to stay updated on upcoming shows!
Reno band Fate Awaits recoring for the Worst Little Podcast.

Miyah Walker – Vocals

Reno band Fate Awaits recording at Dogwater Studios for the Worst Little Podcast.

Scott Courts – Drums

Manning Gray of Reno band Fate Awaits smiling and excited while recording at Dogwater Studios for the Worst Little Podcast.

Manning Gray – Guitar/Vocals

Reno band Fate Awaits recording at Dogwater Studios for the Worst Little Podcast.

Landon Gray – Bass/Vocals

Thanks to Fate Awaits for hanging out with us this week!

This weekend make sure to check out the following amazing events in Reno:

Thursday, Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s is playing a special solo show at the Saint. Opening for him is Brian Daines of Dainesly and Dead Winter Carpenters. Info here! 8 p.m $20 at the door.

The Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Reno is hosting an artist reception for local badass muralist, Joe C. Rock & Friends featuring music from Thermites. Go meet the people behind your favorite Reno murals tonight at 7 p.m.

This week, Live On The Lid is featuring Drinking With Clowns! 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. No cover.

Friday is packed full of exciting shows!

Friday night at 5:30 catch the Sextones and Rigorous Proof at Wingfield Park for Artown’s Rollin’ on the River free concert series!

Stay after the show to see this week’s free movie in the Park, The Rocketeer.

Friday at the Saint is The Shames/Sit Kitty Sit/Vague Choir. 9 p.m, no cover.

Shea’s is featuring The Juveniles/Viva Revenge/Okay Urge/Hate Recorder at  9 p.m. $8 at the door.

Saturday is the Loud As Folk two year anniversary featuring Pushbox/Six Mile Station/Silver. 9 p.m at the Saint.

Check out The Atomiks/Betty Rocker/The Lazy Universe at Jub Jub’s. 9 p.m $7.23

I would throw some Sunday recommendations at you but let’s be honest, after Friday and Saturday’s shows, you’re not leaving the house on Sunday.

Thanks for listening, friends in Reno and beyond! Have as much fun as possible this weekend! See a show!

Trevor “Trevair” Snowden – Stomie Hole – S7 E19

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We have a full house of hosts tonight including a new face, Kadillac Kim (that’s me, hello). Our guest tonight is award winning disabled athlete, Trevor Snowden. Snowden’s larger than life, hope-filled presence is almost too big for the studio. In 1997, Trevor was preparing for a career in extreme snowboarding when he suffered a catastrophic spinal injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Trevor pulls no punches when talking about how his injury has affected his life. In addition to being an athlete, he is an inventor, video game designer, and rapper. Trevor’s full-length album, The Wheelchair Extraordinaire, is available on iTunes. Listen in for a yet to be released track and Worst Little Podcast exclusive from Trevor and learn about what he has in the works or just where to find him singing karaoke.

 

Trevor Snowden in the studio sharing his rapping skills.

Trevor Snowden in the studio sharing Worst Little Podcast exclusives just for you!

 

Over the years Snowden became increasingly unhappy with the standard wheelchairs insurance provided so he invented his own custom wheelchair specifically designed to provide athletes to stay active. This wheelchair is now known as the Trevair. Trevor’s invention has helped him launch a new off- roading sport, wheelchair supercross. Snowden holds the world record for jumping 55ft over cars in a wheelchair and his stunts have been featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

Trever Snowden jumps two classic Caddy's

Trevor “Trevair” Snowden jumping 55 feet over two classic Cadillac’s in the custom wheelchair he invented for extreme sports!

 

Thanks to Trevor Snowden for being on the show and for sharing his story!

Kadillak Kim debuts on Worst Little Podcast.

Worst Little Podcast’s newest production assistant and music junkie extraordinaire. Talk to me about your band! Tell me what you love about Reno. And say hello if you see me around!

Holy Snopes, you have to be joking me ass with all this good music here in Remo, Sriracha! This week in Reno you will see your’s truly at Pignic Thursday night for outlaw Americana rockers The Ghost Town Rebellion. That night I’ll also zip over to the Saint to support Redfield Clipper/Bazooka Zac/The Lique for some funk and live hip-hop. Friday I’ll see you at The Saint for the Riptide Bandits homecoming show. Starting at 8 see them with awesome reno bands Basement Tapes and Swigs. Surf punk! Saturday at the Loving Cup is Gatheist and Hate Recorder. Clint from Elephent Rifle says their the best band in America. Do with that info what you will… I’ll see you this weekend, Reno!

As always, thanks for listening and for supporting your local music scene.

Oh, and happy pride.

Asphalt Socialites – Full Throttle Feelings – S7 E16

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After a month away to get hitched and buy a house (congrats again!) we’re excited to welcome Rory back to the show! This week our hosts are hanging out with retro alt-rockers from Reno, Asphalt Socialites. Listen up to hear what they have to say about their favorite Reno venues and promoters (hi, Georgette!) and to find out about what’s next for the band (they’re coming for you, Los Angeles).

 

Asphalt Socialites are Robb Russo – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Keyboard, Travis Echevarria – Drums, Ken Zimmerman – Bass Guitar/Synth/Backing Vocals, Scott Taylor – Lead Guitar, Keyboard.

Asphalt Socialites will be opening for Dennis Quaid (yes, that Dennis Quaid) and the Sharks at Whiskey a Go-Go at the end of this month. If you find yourself in LA make sure to grab some tickets to the show! Asphalt Socialites will be back in Reno in September with Desert Tundra!

Thanks to Asphalt Socialites for being on this week’s show and for the great tunes!

There’s a lot to get excited about in Reno this weekend. Thursday, June 1st is Reno’s favorite folk showcase, Loud As Folk at Pignic featuring the trans-pacific duo from Australia and America, Lawrence & Clare, with Josh & Sara, Grace Hayes, and Jonathan Rolling providing support. Friday night our friends at The Saint are hosting a Planned Parenthood fundraiser featuring Eddie and the Subtitles, The Grimtones, and Elephant Rifle. Next weekend, Nick and Rory’s band, One Ton Dually, is playing Sheas’s with Vegas band Three Rounds, Donkey Jaw and Juke Box Rebels!

Go out and see a local show!

Thanks for listening!

Johnny Harpo – Reno’s Royal Badness – S7 E12

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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!

Nick Eng and “Tooth of Crime” – S7 E10

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This week we have the cast of the Sam Shepherd play Tooth Of Crime as guests, along with talented Reno native singer-songwriter Nick Eng. Listen up as we talk about upcoming show dates at Brüka Theatre and hear Nick perform some great live tunes.

Prolific Reno Singer-Songwriter Nick Eng – Check his Facebook to stay updated on future shows. Find Nick’s music on Bandcamp.

 

Scott Dundas – Crow – Tooth Of Crime

 

Tooth Of Crime is back, this time with a new venue and an updated cast. This rock drama features local punk band Vampirates along with Spike Ritchie. Playing through April 22nd at: Brüka Theatre 99 N. Virginia Street Reno, NV 89501

This show has been selling out so get tickets ASAP here.

 

There are some great shows happening this weekend including the Weapons Of Mass Creation album release party at The Saint with special guests Nico’s Mystery and Schizopolitans at 9 p.m. on April 15th. Also this Saturday you can catch touring folk musician Liam Kyle Cahil at Ceol starting at 8. Marianarchy day one lineup has been announced. Check out the Facebook event for details!

 

Thanks for listening!

 

The Electric 2 – Breakin’ Boogaloo – S6 E28

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It’s a whole new world!!!!

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This is Rock and Roll. This is the good chit. This is… The Electric! Billy Gunn West, Darin Goslar and Brooklyn Reiff join us in the illustrious Dogwater Studios for some talk and rock. The Electric is a self-described “high-octane, hip-shaking, greasy, rock-n-roll trio from Reno, NV.”

I really couldn’t do it any better justice myself. These guys are cookin’ with jet fuel!

Brooklyn Reiff at his drumkit in the distance

Brooklyn

We take a minute before we get to the LIVE MUSIC (you can speed up to the 41:00 min mark if you really don’t care about what’s been happening), but we do a bit of a recap of all the great things in Reno, includinhg Halloween and The Forte Awards! Lots of great things happening in this town. No matter what. (This is all pre-election, so we don’t know about the outcome of anything!)

Darin GOslar in rear profile

Darin

By the way – Intern X took the pictures. She did not understand the concept. She will be flayed… but only a little.

The back of Billy Gunn West's head

Billy Gunn 

Catch the Electric on Friday, Nov 25 with perennial favorites, Hellbound Glory!

We love you all.

Thanks for Listening!