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S14E11 Bobby Joe Ebola & the Children MacNuggits: Phoning It In For The Win

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S14E11 Bobby Joe Ebola & the Children MacNuggits: Phoning It In For The Win
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MacNuggits: Phoning It In For

Room a zoom Zoom! Kim, Nick and Dogwater Dick were all able to podcast from the comfort of their own phones or computers as did our guest Dan Abbott from the band Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits.

These songs are all different genres mixed, telling detailed epic stories and it’s funny. They remind me of Frank Zappa, Tenacious D and Ween. The way the band plays whatever they want, what the song and story call for, whatever style. Folk, punk, metal, brass section, progressive and harmonies. Performed with precision and highly entertaining. 

Zooming it like it’s 2020

You can find them at bobbyjoeebola.com and all the platforms. They have a bunch of fantastic videos on YouTube as well. Go check them out.

Dan aces the quiz and

Nick and Kim review the Cover Up show and give you some hot show tips for another jam-packed musical weekend in the biggest little city.

Dick and Dan talk Star Trek and Shatner’s earlier work. 

 Why not? After all,

we’re the worst little podcast, we’re talking out of our ass! 

Thanks for listening. 

S14E8- Kasey Christensen with Liam Kyle Cahill: Rock Soup

Season 14
Season 14
S14E8- Kasey Christensen with Liam Kyle Cahill: Rock Soup
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Our annual Women’s March continues with the soulful folk sounds of Kasey Christensen accompanied by her boyfriend, local folk hero Liam Kyle Cahill! 

We had a ball getting to know this talented singer songwriter with her beautiful vocals and heartfelt songs. 

Kasey Christensen

Kasey also owns the popular restaurant Sűp so we talk a bit about that, community and supporting the arts. Both Liam and Kasey were recent grant recipients from the Nevada Arts Council and are both putting out new music with their grants. 

Liam Kyle Cahill

A round of the worst little quiz is played and we welcome our cohost Ian back from a long hiatus.

Dick is happy Ian is back!

You can catch Kasey and Liam on Wednesday, March 29th 7pm-9pm at Reno Public Market. 

If you’re looking for a good way to spend Saint Paddy’s Day we recommend

RENO FARM AID, benefitting Reno Food Systems Sunday, March 17th ,12pm—11pm

Cypress-Reno; 761 S. Virginia St

$20 @ the door

Lineup:

12 to 2pm: Kid Rocker All Stars, featuring the HAL Uke Choir

230 – 330: Kat Heart & the Business (band) 

330 – 430: Two Man Lemmon Band (trio)

430 – 530: Headstones (band)

530 – 630: Anthony Postman (solo)

630 – 7:30: Dark Corners (duo)

730 – 830: Trailer Swift (band)

830 – 930: Eternal Turtles (band)

9:30 – 1030: Faded Shawties (band)

All in all, another great episode in the books.

Thanks for listening. 

We love you.

#542 S14E7 Robin Robinson-Burgled by Katherine Hepburn 

Season 14
Season 14
#542 S14E7 Robin Robinson-Burgled by Katherine Hepburn 
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After illness and snowstorms, we are back!

Kicking off our annual Women’s March salute to local ladies who make music, we have a blast from the past, singer songwriter Robin Robinson!

Robin and Nick were friends back in the 90’s, attending open mics and local shows at old school Reno venues like the Blue Lamp and the Zephyr.

Rick meets Robin

They reunited at last year’s Marianarchy music festival where Robin played a beautiful set with a dancer performing with her on a few songs throughout. It was enchanting and special.

Not being able to catch up at the event, Nick was stoked Robin could come in and talk for a spell. 

Robin Robinson folkin’ around!

We play a fun round of the worst little quiz including close encounters with rock legends. Robin also gets the lowdown on the Nowhere Nevada movie.

It was a sweet, chill, and fun hang with a new old friend. Thanks for sharing your songs with us Mrs. Robinson! And thanks worst little listeners (especially our Patreon members! Patreon.com/worstlittlepodcast) for joining us. Life is short, and we love you.

Here we see our spirit animals comingling in the wild. SWOON!

S14E6: Bang Marry Kill- Thank You So Hard

Season 14
Season 14
S14E6: Bang Marry Kill- Thank You So Hard
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For Valentines we get bromantic. Three rad dudes from established Reno bands like Ostracized, Grimedog and Filipendejo among others, Lucas Grimes guitar and vocals, Tyrell Cruz bass and vocals and Kevin Montoya drums and vocals are the new super group and power trio BANG MARRY KILL.

Kevin aka Felipendejo

Funky and reminiscent of funny jam acts like Ween, Primus and the more obscure Gluey Brothers. 

They’re a rocking dance band really. Super joyful and lighthearted with heavy grooves and cool psychedelic surf tones with a squeeze of desert rock. And Dessert Rock if you’re hungry.

Tyrell

We had a blast with our friends in Bang Marry Kill and get to know Tyrell a little better with a round of the worst little quiz. 

Lucas

You can get down with them at the upcoming blood-spattered valentine show at Alturas’ Cellar stage. Keep collaborating and creating new music Reno! We are definitely loving the results! 

Happy VD! Life is short and we love you. Thanks for listening. Thank you so hard!

S14E5-Drought: High and Dry

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Season 14
S14E5-Drought: High and Dry
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We had a rocking good time hanging out with Trevor Lame-Vocals, Guitar Cheyenne Cha Cha-Bass and Jake Sticks-the drummer who are now collectively known as brand new baby low fi sonic punk band Drought.

Only a half a year in the life of Drought and they’re already landing some great gigs and of course their debut on our show. Well, that’s not entirely true, drummer Jake also plays bass in doom metal outfit Ozymandias and has been on WLP a couple of times. But never isolated to the drum room, separate from everyone, so it was a whole new experience.

Jake Sticks

 They play us their loose and primal punk rock, warts and all to our delight. They’re not polished but they’re chaotic, salty, playful and a little dangerous. Rock and roll rebels fresh from the garage that Jake plans to turn into a venue. 

Cheyenne Cha Cha

We have a dirty little quiz and Kadillac Kim shares the fantastic lineup she has booked for this year’s Reno Punk Rock Flea Market. It’s always a treat to meet new bands and watch them grow. We will be keeping our eyes on Drought for sure. 

Trevor Lame

You can catch them February 16 in Nevada City at the Fern with Slutzville and the Arguments as well as headlining The Blood Spattered Valentines Day Show February 17 at the Cellar Stage (aka Alturas) in Reno, with Two Man Lemmon Band, The Poor Devils and next week’s WLP guest; Bang Marry Kill. 

Proof that Reno keeps it rocking, new bands are being birthed all the time and we’re glad we get to share a little bit of that raw beauty with you. That’s what we’re here for, after all… Life is short and we love you.

Thanks for listening!

S14E2: Death Means Profit: High Desert Crust Punks

Season 14
Season 14
S14E2: Death Means Profit: High Desert Crust Punks
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Howdy Reno neighbors and neighborenos! We are back with a fresh new band to meet and explore.

It’s 2024 and the young folks are still punk rocking for the betterment of mankind and for the sheer fun, absurdity and love of it all. These antiwar, pro equality anarcho-punx, Death Means Profit are comprised of Lilith vox, Gwen guitar, Silly bass, and Colin drums. They all hail from different regions of northern Nevada and 3/4 are graduating high school this year.

Lilith

They bring the youthful exuberance and primal kick in the pants the music scene always needs. It’s got a skate punk vibe with the spirit of both English punk, like Subhumans and SoCal hardcore like the Germs. It’s a chaotic underground sound, short songs with a ton of progressive angst. Total freedom to do whatever they want, all making for a wild spontaneous and unpredictable live performance.

Colin
Gwen

Their next appearance will be at the Reno Punk Rock Flea Markets next event.  Punk Rock Prom? More on that later from our very own Kadillac Kim, who met Death Means Profit at Neutral Ground at the Holland Project and we just want to thank her for booking the band this week. Kim rules!

Silly

Thank you worst little listeners. 

Life is short and we love you.

S13E36 Rigorous Proof: Boys To Men

Season 13
Season 13
S13E36 Rigorous Proof: Boys To Men
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Johnny Bailey on guitar and lead vox, Adam Landis (also from Greg Gilmore and the Fever Dreams) on keys and vox, Jake Cactus (also from the punk band Heterophobia) keeping the beat, and Bailey’s musical life mate Jesse Gaddis on bass.

Rigorous Proof

From middle school roots to becoming the Madorians when we first met them, to over a decade as Rigorous Proof, these psychedelic garage rockers tear it up with experience, precision and passion. Not to mention they’re all cool.

Cactus
Jesse Gaddis

Their songs have grown and matured from a rougher aggressive pop style to a soaring broad cinematic sound. Great songs with hooks, intellect, and harmony. They’d be great with old sixties acts like the Zombies, or with modern acts like the Black Keys or Muse, Johnnys favorite band. The proof is in their sonic ear pudding.

Adam Landis

We ate it up. Besides their history, we talked about their future, including a new full album and subsequent tour. 

Rock and roll is alive and well in Reno. We got the proof! Catch them at the Cypress music hall this Friday with Red Leather, sure to be a good trip. 

Johnny Bailey

We’re grateful for our longtime friends hanging out with us on the show this week and we appreciate you listening. Thanks buddies! Life is short and we love you!

SUCKA PUNCH: Tales from the Punchbowl

Season 13
Season 13
SUCKA PUNCH: Tales from the Punchbowl
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Sans frontman Mike and newest member, guitarist Andy, we sat down with drummer Pierre, Bun on bass, and saxophone player Shannon from Reno Ska punk band ,the legendary Sucka Punch!

We go through the origins, timeline and many members of the longest running hardcore ska band in Reno.

It’s a hilarious and fascinating story of a band in constant flux, spanning decades.

Pierre

From the mid Nineties to the very active present, we really enjoyed the ride. We hear tracks from their greatest hits and we give Bun and Shannon the virgin podcast treatment with a thrilling round of the worst little quiz.

You can catch Sucka Punch September 16 @VSB

September 30 @Shoe Tree Brewery in Carson City and

October 6 at Noble Pie. They’re on the socials so connect with them there for further information and their catalog of music is everywhere you get music.

Bun

Shannon

We would be remiss to not mention the passing of Reno music and arts legend, Oliver X. We were blessed to have known and worked with him on several occasions throughout the years. His love and energy he gave to all things Reno, his warmth and smile will surely be missed. X Fest: a celebration of Oliver X will be held at the downtown Reno plaza, by the BELIEVE sculpture Sunday August 20 2023 ,1-8pm, FREE, all ages.

Life is short and we love you. Thanks for listening.

Saint Oliver by Stefani Leota

The Five-Timers Club – Back for More

Season 12
Season 12
The Five-Timers Club - Back for More
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Some people just don’t know when to stay down. As we wrap up Season 12, we thought we’d close out with a round-up of our most frequent regular guests. At the suggestion of Josiah Knight, this week’s episode is exclusively guests who have been on the show at least five times in the last 12 years. In addition to our favorite murderhobo, Josiah, we are joined by Mark Earnest (Kanawha, Manchild), Jen Scaffidi (Blunderbusst, Wizard Colors), Dan Steinmetz (Thee Saturday Knights, Manchild), Spike McGuire (Loud As Folk), and Greg GIlmore (Greg Gilmore and the Fever Dreams, Loud As Folk). There’s even a track from Johnny Harpo, who couldn’t make it – but that’s exclusive to our Patreon subscribers, as you’ll come to find out. Repeatedly.

Jen Scaffidi a brunette woman in a black and white flannel shirt with a patch that reads "WLP Five Timer" sitting in front of a microphone with headphones on
Jen Scaffidi

This show is a lot of fun – a lot of jokes and reminiscing and a live track from Greg Gilmore opens the whole thing. Its a real treat to call all of these wonderful humans and noted musicians our friends, and to get a chance to sit down and talk with them like this.

Josiah Knight staring at the camera intently with a salt and pepper beard and tan beanie
Josiah Kinight
Greg Gilmore sitting and holding a white acoustic/electric guitar
Greg Gilmore
Dan Steinments in a black hoody looking at the camera pertly
Dan Steinmetz
Mark Earnest, in a blue plaid flannel, smiling placidly
Mark Earnest

Lots of great shows happening this weekend, and you’ll have to listen to hear our picks, but the one you should care about is the one that happens hours after this is published – The Holiday Hammering at The Cellar at Alturas. Brought to you by the Rock Solid Pressure Show, the evening’s entertainment includes performances from A Wormhole Could Kill Us All, One Ton Dually, FloodFireDeathDrought, and Manchild. IT’s aso a celebration for Nick and The Rev’s birthdays! So come through if you’re out in Reno tonight.

Spike McGuire, smiling broadly with an orange beanie that has a patch that reads "WLP FIVE TIMER"
Spike McGuire

Thanks for Listening!

JustUs – the JustUs League! S12- E9

Season 12
Season 12
JustUs - the JustUs League! S12- E9
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In our third installment of Woman’s March we get heavy with the Reno metal scene’s newest super heroes: JustUs. Female fronted by the powerful vocal stylings of Stevie Bxo, this thrash metal quartet are tight and ready to tour in June. From the hiatus of such bands as Infecto Skeletons, Saber Tooth Dragon, and The Damn Ole Band, guitarist Myke Read and drummer Andrew Hockenberry, found themselves facing an ultimatum, become a metal band or lose their singer in their outlaw country band. Sooooo…They conjured tasty licks and grooves, switched it up and the rest is history.

JustUs

They had been performing as a three piece but recently added bass player Insun Blemel, who really beefs the whole thing up. Of course just as their name suggests they are out for justice. They want the music to address the injustices they see on the daily. Stevie’s words sung with strong passion and conviction, waver from a softer cry to the roar of an angry monster. It was really cool to see up close. We get their origin story, a bunch of songs, and newbies Stevie and Insun play the quiz head to head. Meanwhile, since they’ve played so many times, Myke panels with us and Andrew sits it out. We had a blast and if you’re down with the metal you’ll have a blast with JustUs! Thanks for listening and JustUs for all! 

Stevie Bxo – Vocals
Bass player sits in music studio holding instrument intensely.
Insun Blemel – Bass
Myke Read – Guitar/
Andrew Hockenberry – Drums
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