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DJ Camz – Sleep Rock With Me

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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!

DJ Camz posing with artwork from Jason Kell.

DJ Camz with original art courtesy of the new intern!

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!

Rachael and Mikie – All About That Bass

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S8 E11

Welcome to this weeks Worst Little Podcast! It’s our last week of our Women’s March shows. It’s been a pleasure to bring you these four shows showcasing strong female voices in Reno music. This week we have the one and only Rachael McElhiney of Failure Machine and Buster Blue, and the legendary Mikie Shame of the Shames, Eddie and the Subtitles, and more! We’re asking these bad ass ladies a slew of questions and listening to some amazing tunes! Press play now!

Rachael and Mikie are both powerhouses with lots of history in the music scene in Reno. Rachael just got back from a small tour surrounding her appearance with Failure Machine at Treefort Music Fest in Boise. Mikie has been singing and playing bass in Reno since 2002 and continues to be a vital member of the punk scene, with her most recent shows being with Eddie and the Subtitles.

Rachel McElhinney of Reno band Failure Machine and Mikie Shame of the Shames and Eddie and the Subtitles smile for the camera at Dogwater Studios.

Rachel McElhinney and Mikie Shame – Rachel plays sax and ukelele. Mikie plays bass. They’re friends now so Reno should probably hold onto their hats.

Both ladies have some really cool shows coming up. Rachael is performing solo at the Loud As Folk 7 Year Anniversary festival at Pignic, Saturday April 7th. Mikie is playing with the Subtitles April 13th for Debauch-a-Reno, the Sticker Guy 25th anniversary, at Jub Jub’s! We couldn’t be more excited for those shows!

Thanks so much to Rachael and Mikie for spending their Monday night with us. I for one feel pretty honored to spend time with these rad humans!

Be sure to go out and support your local music scene this weekend. Here’s my picks:

Thursday – True Violet with special Guest Georgia Maestro at St. James Infirmary. 8PM 21+

Thursday Night Trivia at the Jungle! with our favorite trivia host and podcast guest Aubrey Forston. 8PM 21+

Saturday – Void Vator // Disastroid // The Grimtones at Shea’s. 8PM 21+ $6/7

Boss’ Daughter European Tour Kickoff Party at Sierra Taphouse. 9PM 21+

Sunday – Soul Correction, Josiah Knight and The Get Ahead 7PM 21+ $5

Beyond – This Wednesday see Five Alarm Funk with Redfield Clipper at The Saint! 7PM 21+ $8/10

Wednesday, April 11th check out our good friend Johnny Thunderpiss at DED, Hate To Share, Fate Awaits at Jub Jub’s 8PM 21+

Don’t miss the Loud As Folk Anniversary festival, April 5-8 at Pignic. Follow the link for details!

Be sure to keep your eyes open for Marianarchy updates. Lineup is coming soon! Pro tip: get your tickets for Larry and His Flask NOW. These tickets will sell out and we don’t want you to miss any of the fun at the Jub Jub’s Marianarchy weekend! Gremfest updates will be rolled out as soon as I have those, too.

WLP is looking for raffle donations for this May’s Marianarchy, the biannual celebration of our departed friend and patron saint of Reno Music, Marrianne Sota. This year we are raising money for our friend and Reno local Brian Smith. Brian recently suffered a heart attack and could use some community love. Hit any of us at the podcast up if you have a donation!

Thanks for listening, Reno! We’re pretty humbled by your ongoing support, shares, likes, and comments. If you have an event or band you would like us to promote give us a holler! If you would like to help us pay the taxes and stuff, head over to our Patreon. We are committed to recording and archiving Reno music like we have for the last 7 years but we could use your help! Even a couple of bucks is rad! We are taking next week off so Rick can chill with Jesus and the Easter Bunny, but we will be back April 9th with Alphabet Cult!

The Grimtones – So There Were These Bears

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S8 E10

Welcome to the Worst Little Podcast. We’re live from the recent, snowy past this week for our third installment of our Women’s March shows with The Grimtones! For the first time ever our awesome intern Shrek got to hang out in studio A with Nick and Kim! Congrats on making it across the hallway, Shrek! This week we’re asking important questions like: are you still friends with her and is she going to listen to this podcast? Tune in for fat, sweaty, German brats, botched circumcisions, and punk rock battle wounds (RIP, Alise’s ankle). But MOST IMPORTANTLY, there’s some badass music from one of Reno’s strongest lady musicians.

Michelle Bell of the Grimtones playing her guitar at Dogwater Studios.

Michelle Bell – Vocals and Guitar

 

The Grimtones posing for the camera behind Carters drums at dogwater studios.

The Grimtones! Carter – Drums; Young Nick – Bass; Michelle – Vocals and Guitar

The Grimtones spend their days cookin’ hot dogs, snorting kool-aid, fumblin’ about on yee plotter, and recording music. You can see Michelle, Carter, and young Nick, March 31st at Shea’s. They’re currently hard at work recording their new album at Dogwater Studios.

Thanks for the clap, Carter, and thanks to the Grimtones for being such excellent guests! Next week we have guest host Mikey Ramirez from The Shames joining us to interview Rachel McElhiney of Failure Machine and Alise Corbin of SWIGS for our final week of Women’s March shows!

Carter – Drums, with Old “Silver Fox” Nick Ramirez

Go see a couple of shows this weekend! Here’s Kim’s picks:

Friday – Acid Teeth // ManifeStatioN // Infecto Skeletons // Grimedog at Sheas. 8PM 21+

Sunday – Moon Hooch w/ The Accidentals & Six Mile Station at The Saint. 8PM 21+

Beyond – Stay tuned for updates about Grem Fest and the 14th Marianarchy!

Intern Shrek waves to the camera while sitting behind the mic at Dogwater Studios.

Shrek – He’s Just Happy To Be Here

Thanks for listening to another week of us getting drunk with our friends and thanks to Shrek for being hilarious. Life is short and we love ya, Reno.

Shames, Subtitles and Sleepwalking

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Happy Turkey Day, turkeys!

The Worst Little Podcast in the World S6 E30 – Download Link!

We’ve got an odd little show here. A lot of fun though. Mikie and Penny from The Shames hang out with us and talk a lot about their new project – Eddie and the Subtitles, a new version of a classic band. You can get a taste of what they sound like with some unreleased raw tracks featuring Mikie, Penny, Eddie and Spencer Benenavides.

Penny From The Shames and Eddie and the Subtitles, Reno NV punk rock

Penny!

We also talk with Mikie and Chewie about sleepwalking. There was a whole show around this that didn’t happen, but we’ve got some funny stories.

Mikie From The Shames and Eddie and the Subtitles, Reno NV punk rock

Mikie!

Well, I’ve got a plane to catch, but we love you. Enjoy your holiday and be safe.

THANKS for listening.

The Shames: Are We On Acid?

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Fuckin’ FINALLY! – sorry for the late show this week – super busy aftermath of the (Un)Discovered show….

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Penny Cillin of The Shames laughing and pointing at a microphone

“Check out THIS guy!”

We got the SHA-ames! We got the SHA-ames! We got The Shames! We’ve teased you with it for over two years and it’s finally happened! We were finally able to pin down Penny Cillin and Mikie Shame, and they did not disappoint. It is as awesome – awesomer! – as you think it should be. Unfortunately, Shames drummer Cyril was unavailable for the show. The girls came in with a great musical selection – six or seven songs, including a Worst Little Podcast Exclusive first listen to a new Shames song!

Mikie Shame looking pretty

Sweet Mikie

At the top of the show we have a chance to talk with Reno native and LA-based comedian David Huntsberger. David is a really funny guy, appearing in comedy clubs nationally and on the podcast “Professor Blastoff“. His latest CD, Explosion Land is available on his website and iTunes. David will be appearing at the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club in the Pioneer Underground June 7 & 8. Go out this weekend and have a laugh with someone from this town who got out and made good!

Michelle and Bryce in the sound room

New Intern Michelle and Executive Fluffer Bryce
Congrats!

Don’t forget to check out Big Remote‘s newest CD, Jenkins, currently available online and at Recycled Records!
And – RENO COMPUTER FIX RENO COMPUTER FIX RENO COMPUTER FIX AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!
Write in for some stickers!!!!

Dogwater Dick's new sticker "Fuck Rory Dowd"

 

That’s all I know.
Thanks for listening!

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The Noble Chewbacca

Archives: Felix and the Vault

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Lies and mendacity!!!!

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First, I’m on the defensive. I want to clear something up – I did not call in well! Rick was trying to call in sick and we had a last-minute cancellation, so I rearranged my life. Then Nick calls and says we’re still doing the show. Bitches be trippin! I was fully prepared to do the show this week, SERIOUSLY! Then life happened… and I hung out with my kid and learned a song on the GEEtar – sue me. OK, enough rationalization and onto the show.

Felix says: “Arrrr… You’re number one!”

In addition to the regular weekend recap, we find out that Chewie has a stalker in his neighborhood, cabs will not stop to pick up Felix, Nick is temporarily hooked on Vicodin and Rick sat around the house and polished his… microphone, all alone. Fun and exciting! Shocker alert – Felix got really drunk and blacked out last weekend after a show!! Wow! It’s a fun show, despite being sans Reverend. Chewie busts out some old tracks from the Vault and we get to hear a little music from Reno greats Cranium, M.C. Gob, The Line, and War Maggots.

Chewie gases stoically while Felix tries to light the studio on fire or something…

Lots of great stuff happening around town this week. Thursday night, Melvin Makes Machineguns are headlining the Summer Music Series at the Alley. Friday night we’ve got Boot to the Kool , Merkin, The Kanes, Miracle Drugs, and The Firebombing at The Knit; Antique Scream, The Shames, and Walk of Shame at Lincoln Lounge; and Black Sheep of Kali, Glacier and The Harvest and The Hunt at Shea’s. Saturday you can find CRUSH and Smiley Mikey at Sidelines; and the Blitzkreig Pop dance party with DJ Endif and Hyperkarma at The Biggest Little City Club.

Nick with some love for the LIcker.

Don’t forget to come on out to support your open mics all across the city EVERY night of the week. I of course am going to remind you of the Strega Sunday night Open Mic and THE WORST LITTLE OPEN MIC IN RENO at Jub Jub’s on Monday, brought to you by US here at WLP. THis week’s host is the Madman, Matty Waage… and as always, Nick and Rory and Chewie will all be in attendance for some amount of time.

Anyway, thanks for listening!

Marianarchy 2012: The Fuckyourdeath Edition

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Welcome to the start of your summer season, Reno!

As I mentioned in last week’s post, Jess Blaze, local promoter and true believer, passed away in her sleep. We start the show with an audio tribute to Jess; we humbly share these memories  of a woman we all loved very much. She was also a big part of …..

Marianarchy 2012 setlist

YOU BETTER BE HERE!!!!

That’s right! After months and months of teasing it out – IT’S REALLY HERE!!! MARIANARCHY 2012!!!!!!! Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19!!!

It’s one hell of a line up this year, with the reunions of Phat Couch and Gunshot Licker on Friday and Saturday nights, respectively. There’s a raffle and silent auction, Happy-Hour Potluck, BBQ. Admission is whatever you can donate to the cause. This year, the proceeds will go to benefit the familes of Rev. Gary Setzer and Jess Blaze (who are secretly pissed that they’re missing this show, or so I’m told). The events will be emceed by yours truly, Reverend Rory. Come see me turn into Jerry Lewis over a 48 hour period!!!

Seriously, though – this is probably my favorite event in Reno every year. You should really check it out. Marianarchy is at the cultural heart of Reno and Ground Zero for a lot of the love and camraderie in the Reno music and sart scenes. It is really something special and you should check it out.

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Dave supports free speech and press!

Also on the show this week is Reno City Councilman and Sparks-core native, Dave Aiazzi. Dave is a really good friend of Nick’s and a big supporter of our simmering arts scene here in Reno. He also knows how to take a joke (Thanks in advance for not getting a cease and desist on the picture, Dave). Irma Geddon jumps into the fray with some insightful questions about how people can get things done with the city, what happened to the Occupy Moana thing, and what is up with that airline food? For his part, Dave does not particularly care for the airline chicken plate. I think Dave had something he wanted to talk about, but we all kept badgering him with questions and cutting to the music. It was probably important.

Maybe next time. Ha?

At any rate – Come to MARIANARCHY 2012 at JUB JUB’S THIRST PARLOR! MAY 18 AND 19!!!!

Musicians? We Don’ Need No Stinking Musicians!

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Worst Little Podcast – Episode 030 <—-DOWNLOAD LINK!

Layla and Cody at the Dogwater Studios

Sweetness, sweetness I was only joking when I said I'd like to smash every tooth in your head

Preparation is futile; prepare to be entertained.

We try to book you QUALITY performers in this studio every week. It’s like a job an’ shit to us. This week, however, we had a problem getting the band, Seasons of Insanity in here. I’m going to blame it on Charter, since one of them had to be at work late. Seasons of Insanity will join us on another episode later this fall – keep listening.

Instead, we have some of our favorite people riding the mic with us this week. Layla James joins us again and is utterly crushed that her score on the Worst Little Quiz in the World was destroyed by Andy 86 last week. She’s going to have to go out and have LOTS of random sex to climb back up there, so, gentlemen, check out that website for all your stalking related information to see if Layla’s the woman of your dreams! (…if I didn’t have a wife, I tell ya…)

Chewie is still sticking around, but Nick is off in the playa being a dirty hippee for another week or so. The Codiak, Dakota Joe also joins us in the studio. It’s always a problem when Codiak and Chewie are in the studeio. They’re funny, but they’re also quiet on the radio. Maybe more beer would help – no. No. We’ve already established that that is a bad idea.

Josh Martin and Rory Dowd

Goofus and Gallant

Rory brings two contributions to the show – a disturbing news story and a more personal story about Rick and Rory ‘back-in-the-day’. Very family friendly – if your family is a bunch of tweakers. Also, we feature the recorded music of Pinky Polanski, The Shames, and Dogwater Dick himself! The Shames are going to start recording with Rick next monday, so no show. On the plus side, it means that we are just that much closer to having what is arguaby Reno’s best punk band actually in the studio with us.

So, on that note – there is no show next week. It’s Labor Day. I’m gettin’ me some barbecue.

See you in two weeks… and thanks for listening!

BONUS SHOW: And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Drink on the Air

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Worst Little Podcast – Episode 019 BONUS EPISODE!!! EXTRA LONG!!!!

The saying goes, “No place to go but up from here.”
They’re wrong.
Part two includes music from Werm, Sprout, Mudsharks, Cranium, Phat Couch, The Atomiks, and Gunshot Licker
So this is Part Two of the Memorial Day Meltdown. I still say it’s a bad idea.  BUT there is joy in mudville. In our first segment, (mostly) Rory  talks with J-bot from Captured! By Robots. The mechanical tyrants have him out on a tour again, bruising his tender meaty appendages to lug them and their gear across this country. He will be finishing his latest tour this weekend in our fair mountains. Check him out on Friday 6/10 at Whiskey Dick’s in Tahoe or on Saturday 6/11 at Tonic in Reno. It should be a great show – The bots have some new tricks up their … cladding… and are ready to rip your faces off with rock and roll! … and titanum instrumentation.

Those shows will be around rock and roll time, so if you’re out and about in Reno on Saturday, come by Wingfield Park downtown. Guerilla Productions are putting on the Reno Block party there all day long – 10am to 10 pm. Just in time to catch a little C!BR action. Those kids are still in the studio (mostly) this episode, although there were some casualties along the way. Bullet Bar Dave, Jessalicious, the Kodiak and Felix P all stick around with us too.
Part two includes music from Werm, Sprout, Mudsharks, Cranium, Phat Couch, The Atomiks, and Gunshot Licker
Once we get past the interview with Captured! By Robots, the shouting match Top Ten List  resumes, and we spend the rest of the show trying to make it through the list as fast as a room full of drunkards can focus on anything. That’s most of the reason that this is such a long episode (nearly 2 hours)!

Anyway, we apologize in retrospect and thank you in advance! Enjoy the show!

Part two includes music from Werm, Sprout, Mudsharks, Cranium, Phat Couch, The Atomiks, and Gunshot Licker

Memorial Day Meltdown

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Worst Little Podcast – Episode 018

This episode is such a bad idea….

What a day, what a day! This week’s Worst Little Podcast in the World is a special episode – the first of a two-part investigative journalism expose booze fest in the studio! We FINALLY have finished compiling your picks for the Top Ten All-Time Reno Bands and present the first half of that list This episode with more to come next week. We actualy recorded two episodes this week so that Rick could take some time off for a vacation next week. Part one includes 7 Seconds, Fall Silent, The Shames, Orange Peel, B.O.H.J., War Maggots, Keyser Soze
Since it was such a special show, we opened up our doors to a lot of people this week and it’s kind of a madhouse. We have Squeak, Christine Irma Geddon, and Jess Blaze form Guerilla Productions on talking about bringing live music back to Burning Man and their upcoming Reno Block Party. Part one includes 7 Seconds, Fall Silent, The Shames, Orange Peel, B.O.H.J., War Maggots, Keyser Soze

Felix Polanski and Bullet Bar Dave stop in to share the libations. Da Kodiak and Cerrybear Jess are in the house too. Nick gets all loosey goosey and plays musical microphones all hour and Rory slowly looses his shit as he looses control. No time for the Worst Quiz Ever – we gots too much music and booze to get to!  Part one includes 7 Seconds, Fall Silent, The Shames, Orange Peel, B.O.H.J., War Maggots, Keyser Soze
Also, we talk up the BEST event happening in the Washoe Valley this weekend – the (Un)Discovered 2011 Backyard BBQ! We throw a rockshow in Rick’s backyard. Free all-day event, the whole city is invited, come see some of your favorite local bands and get you some barbecue! Listen to the whole episode to find out the address – hell, think of this podcast as your personal, gold embossed invitation.

And, as always, thanks for listening.