Greetings dear listeners! What do Eric Stangeland, Thee Saturday Knights, Heterophobia, ASCA, Vague Choir, Rhiannon Box, and Kanawha all have in common? They’re all badass bands and musicians from Reno, they’re all on ToneMark Sounds record label, and they’re all our musical guests this week, courtesy of Mark Earnest and Tony Ashworth, owners of the aforementioned ToneMark Sounds. Mark, renown music journalist and prolific musician, currently fronts for the bands Manchild and Kanawha, the doom/desert rock band that also features Tony on electric guitar. Tony is a chef, an author, podcaster (rad horror stories! The Den Tapes), video and film, audio engineering and more. True Reno Renaissance men.
We love these pillars of the Reno music scene. Always creating, promoting, encouraging and nurturing.
Join us as we sort through their many talents, the birth of ToneMark and the natural progression of things as a new but already stacked label. The bands all have their own unique styles and sounds, carefully curated from Mark and Tony’s favorite local acts. With all the talent we hear and the acts that are on the roster, we were blown away with how very cool this all is. For Mark and Tony, yes, but for the bands too. All very impressive label mates who should be proud of their recordings.
They’re having a showcase at Cypress on December 8th with heavy hitters Hired Fun, Heterophobia, Thee Saturday Knights and Kanawha.
We had a blast this week and really loved all the different tracks we heard. We hope you do too.
Thanks for listening!
Oh hi, I didn’t see you there. Welcome to the Worst Little Podcast. We’re sorry. This week we have Reno “doom, sludge, alterno-whatever metal” band Kanawha in the studio to fill your ears with, um, doom? Kanawha has been playing shows in Reno and Tahoe since May with their debut at Marianarchy. Catch them next at the Marianarchy Winter Ball benefiting Emily Reese this weekend at Jub Jub’s! Go hear some loud desert songs and drink for a good cause (as opposed to the other reasons you drink).
This four piece is made up of Tony – guitar, Garett – drums, Chris – bass, Mark “the Adorable Hulk” – vocals.
Go like their Facebook page to stay updated on band news. I hear there’s some records coming your way soon.
This weekend the most important place to be is Jub Jub’s as we come together as a community to support Emily Reese while she battles cancer for the third time. Silent auction, raffle prizes, drink specials, AND kick ass bands. Don’t forget, Emily gets a portion of the bar so the more you drink, the more you help Emily and her family!
And there’s some other stuff happening too. Here’s a short list. See you at Jub’s this weekend, Reno!
Thursday – First Thursday with Hellbound Glory at the Nevada Museum of Art. Grab a drink, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries. Sponsored by Barrick Gold of North America. Hosted by 100.1 The X FM Radio and Great Basin Brewing Company. Wine sponsored by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. 5 p.m. $10 General / FREE for museum members.
Head to Shea’s for some metal and punk from KrashKarma / Murderock/Uncle Angry/American Slacker Society this Thursday night. 21+ 8 p.m. $5/6
Loud as Folk Presents: Amnesty for Spike. Bring our boy home! Spike McGuire is in Europe and we’re banding to bring the Folk King back to the states! Join Gina Rose, Johnny Harpo, Olaf Vali Duna, Josiah knight and your host Greg Gilmore for a night of acoustic bliss. Drink specials from Lagunitas Brewing Co. 21+8pm | $5 suggested donation will benefit Reno Little Theater
Friday – Day 1! Marianarchy Winterball 2017:a benefit for Emily Reese Friday 12/8 @ Jub Jubs Thirst Parlor. Lineup for day one:
Schizopolitans, Aversion Therapy, Vague Choir, Alphabet Cult, Pink Awful, Roxxy Collie, SWIGS, Prince Robot, Fate Awaits, Princess Bombs, the Adorables, local comedians Jenny PezDeSpencer, Nic Taro,Tim D’Ambrosio, Tyler Friend, Sara Rooker, Nick Josten, and hosts Nick Ramirez, Rory Dowd, and Elgin Alway! Late night dance party with DJ Jabberwocky!! Emily gets all door proceeds and a portion of the bar, so come ready to drink for a good cause and donate to Emily’s GoFundMe. 21+ 5 p.m.
Saturday –Day 2! Marianarchy Winterball : a benefit for Emily Reese Saturday 12/9 @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor. Lineup for day two: Vampirates, Reno We Have A Problem, Kanawha, Sans Ami, Donkey Jaw, Flood Fire Death Drought, One Ton Dually, Grimtones, Voodoo Cats, Cabras Viejas, John Frederick, Max Volume, Britt Straw, Tom Plunkett, local comedians Jenny PezDeSpencer, Nic Taro, Tim D’Ambrosio, Tyler Friend, Sara Rooker, Nick Josten, and hosts Nick Ramirez, Rory Dowd, and Elgin Alway! Late night dance party with DJ Jabberwocky!! 21+ 2 p.m.
Sunday – Sunday is a day of rest, and after Marianarchy you’re going to need a rest. And probably religion. Go to church or something.
Thanks as always for listening, Reno! See you next week for John White!
OH, Good! You’re here.
It’s time once more to have players from Good Luck MacBeth’s Fall Farcical on the show. This year, the offering is “Silence! The Musical”, an extremely irreverent spoof of 1991’s “Silence of the Lambs”. If you’ve been keeping score at home, you know that Reverend Rory is one of those players and he’s back on the show this week as a really mouthy guest. He is portraying the smarmy and douchey Dr. Chilton. Joining him are his cast mates and leading men of the show, Cody Canon (Buffalo Bill) and Ryan Kelly (Hannibal Lecter). Cody is an accomplished acrobat, physical performer and stage-hound; while Ryan has made his mark as a powerful singer and actor on many Reno stages in recent years. Between the three of them, they are the major and minor villains of the show.
We are also joined on the show, via digital technology (a cellphone), Assistant Director, Dance Captain and the surliest of all the lambs, good friend of the show, Ashley Marie James. We have a toast with her over the phone and chat a little about the show… and a lot about other things. Unfortunately we were not able to have any music for the show on the podcast (that would be giving away too much). But our man in the past, Archivist Chewbacca comes through by way of an early 90’s Satan’s Pimp Release – the G.O.B./ Loadstar split 7″. We also have an exclusive track from Vague Choir‘s newest (unreleased!!) album! After 6 years, we still bring you the newest Reno music we can get our hands on.
If you’d like to come see “Silence! The Musical”, you can still get tickets (for now) at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2432180.
Thanks for listening!
Is there a such thing as post post rock?
Hey everybody! It’s a fantastic week here on The Worst Little Podcast, well for most of us. Dogwater Dick got some bad news this week – very distressing, but nothing permanent – listen in the first five minutes to find out why!?! Mark Earnest says, “If you can make it through the first seven minutes, you’re a braver man than I!” Mark is the lead singer and guitar player for Vague Choir. You remember Mark, right? Old friend of the show from the first season!
Mark is joined by his soulmates, Marcus Mayhall (bass) and Jason Thomas (drums). Contrary to
what Reverend Rory thought popular belief, Marcus and Jason have never appeared on the show! Yet another Worst Little Podcast First! Which is funny since we bring you another Worst Little Podcast EXCLUSIVE! Vague Choir’s first set is some previously unrecorded (released?) songs that didn’t make it to their first album.
Speaking of albums, if you are in a local band, don’t forget to bring copies of your album to Discology, the final real record store in Reno. They want to have a large and vibrant local music section, but can’t do it until enterprising young musicians like yourselves stop by and drop off some merch! Support local music and local business all in one fell swoop!
Vague Choir does have a show happening this Saturday, October 11 at Monolith Bar, with out-of-towners Fortune Club and dj Tigerbunny. Please check these badasses out in person.
And as always, Thanks for Listening.