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S14E6: Bang Marry Kill- Thank You So Hard

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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!

S14E4: No Healer-Nutria

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S14E4: No Healer-Nutria
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This week on WLP we welcome Nevada City’s No Healer with Justin on drums, Barry guitar and vocals, and Blake on bass. They are a genuine, sonic garage, kickass rock and roll outfit. With influences like the Stooges, Dead Moon and the Sonics this power trio knows how to keep it raunchy, hooky, fast paced and wild.

Barry

They’re also funny, with a great chemistry, musically and as bandmates.  This became apparent after a juicy worst little quiz.

No Healer is only a couple years old and we hope they stick around to rock the region and beyond for a long time. 

Blake

They have some music on the usual streaming platforms and their next show is at RMU in Truckee California with The Pedaling Mongos. Guaranteed to be a barn burner. You can keep up with them @Nohealerheals on Instagram and Bandcamp.

Thanks for making the journey guys, we had a blast getting to know you. 

Justin

Keeping it rock and roll there’s a hot show this weekend at the Cellar at Alturas on Saturday night February 3 with Pussy Velour, Eddie and the Subtitles and Glitter Bats. 

Rock and Roll will never die!

Rick says to go see Eddie and the Subtitles this weekend!

Get some. 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.

#530 S13E38 ToneMark Sounds: Empire Records

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#530 S13E38 ToneMark Sounds: Empire Records
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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.

Tony Ashworth

We love these pillars of the Reno music scene. Always creating, promoting, encouraging and nurturing. 

Mark Earnest

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! 

S13E37 Blunderbusst: Magic Busst!

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S13E37 Blunderbusst: Magic Busst!
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Join us this week as we journey into the mind and heart of the magic making duo known as Blunderbusst (and sometimes noise vessel Wizard Colors).

Songwriter Jen Scaffidi sings vocals and plays guitar, holding down rhythm and melodies joined by the soundscapes and otherworldly guitar vibes of Carson Cessna. 

Blunderbusst is a unique band of many configurations. Always producing dreamy, intricate pieces with intriguing lyrics, interesting guitar work and Jens beautiful voice. Sweet with a childlike innocence, very playful and sometimes sultrier. Though we did miss drummer Carolyn Gates beats, on hiatus while she’s off doing rad things, Blunderbusst is still as powerful and fun to listen to. We just love the heck out of them. 

Jen Scaffidi
Carson Cessna

We also celebrate the graduation of our faithful intern “Lee”, Jen’s sister, and half of the tribute band Tenacious Double D, Amy Scaffidi! 

Associate Producer Amy “Lee” Scaffidi and her proud sister Jen

We’re stoked and proud to have her join the WLP cast as an official associate producer and cohost of the show. 

This weekend our very own Kadillac Kim and her cohorts with the Reno Punk Rock Flea Market are throwing their annual holiday event, Fleas the Season, at the Neil Road Rec Center. Get some holiday shopping done and rock out with a bunch of great bands. All ages. Definitely one of the best events of the year. Don’t miss out!

You can find Blunderbusst on all the usual platforms, and at blunderbusst.com.

Life is short, rock out more often. Thanks for listening.

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!

S13E28 Glass Tung-Cunning Linguists

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S13E28 Glass Tung-Cunning Linguists
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Alex Ross “MorAl” and Johnny “Junes” Wilson are the two emcees behind one of Reno’s premier hip hop acts, Glass Tung.

We were stoked to meet this dynamic duo at the Dogwater Studios for an outstanding display of skills, drive,and friendship. 

Chewy, our resident expert in hip hop, made sure to come in for this one and hits it off with the group instantly. Glass Tung show a kind of maturity and intelligence to their rap, delivered with grace and certainty. Their voices complement each other, and they have chemistry that flows.

MorAl

It was a great talk with two of the nicest dudes a podcast could hope for. Jam packed with stories, songs and of course the worst little quiz for our brand new homies. They are fresh off an opening slot with the Souls of Mischief and gearing up for a show with the Living Legends. They’re killing it.

Junes

Connect with them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. You can find their music on all the usual platforms. Put some Glass Tung in your ears.

Keep Reno hip hop alive.

Chewy, Dick and Glass Tung

Life is short and we love you!

Thanks for listening!

Last One Down – Big R.A.F Energy – S12 E29

Season 12
Season 12
Last One Down - Big R.A.F Energy - S12 E29
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And we’re back! (once again…) Shifting directly into high gear, we have most of a great, high-energy band on this week. 3/4 of Last One Down was able to join us in the studio and play some tracks from their latest release, “Failing Dreams.” If you like 90s punk; if you like pop punk; if you like skate punk, you’re going to dig their sound.

Andy with a goofy smile, wearing a black and grey tye-died last one down hoodie
Andy

Last One Down has been around for a couple of years, but have been making some waves for themselves in 2022. They are ‘of an age’ of many of the fans and hosts of the show and their music reflects that – nostalgic and new at the same time. The Rev felt transported, back to the 90s when life was irresponsible and credit scores were a thing other people worried about. For the regular listeners of the show – these guys came ready to play (and I don’t think they’re listeners, just naturally a little twisted). We also have a segment where we try some Taco Truck flavored jelly beans – this is peak fake radio stuff!

Josh

Lost of shows on the calendar to promote this week: First up, we want to make sure everyone knows about the D.R.I. 40th anniversary tour at the Elbow Room on October 25. Get your tickets now and lets all show up for some great fucking punk rock. This weekend though our pick is One Ton Dually with Heterophobia and Deaf Animals over at the Cellar Stage on Friday Night. The very next night, check out an exclusive engagement at the Cellar Stage with Voted Best Band & Guests (fuckin love those guys). …Honestly, it’s late and we promoted a bunch of shows at the end of this episode, so … listen for yourself (and we’ll post links as we get closer to everything, like Marianarchy and The Flea.)

DOnny, bald and throwing rock horns, wearing a Nevada Basketball hoodie
Donny

Anyway – enjoy the show and thanks for Listening!

Deep Inside John Waters – A Special Edition of WLP

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Deep Inside John Waters - A Special Edition of WLP
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Filth fans, rejoice! Somehow, our shitty little podcast was able to score an opportunity to speak with one of our heroes, in media and real life, John Waters. If you are unfamiliar, John Waters is an American filmmaker, writer, director, actor, and pubic speaker, with a career spanning 7 decades. His influence on American culture and films is undeniable and profound.

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John Waters

This episode does not feature local music and is strictly an interview. Possibly the GREATEST interview of our 12 years. We talk about the first and last time, John was in Reno; festivals and drugs; and of course his upcoming speaking engagement, “False Negative” at Cargo Concert Hall on May 20th. Tickets are going fast, so we definitely recommend that you RUN, not walk to order your tickets now. There will also be an after party at The Elbow Room, featuring Thee Saturday Knights, One Ton Dually, The Juvinals, and Eddie and the Subtitles.

Rick Spagnola standing in front of a decorated stage at the SF area event "Burger Boogaloo" with JO\ohn Waters, onstage, speaks to the audience in a red leopard print suit.
So close, yet so far….

Enough with the intro – enjoy the show!~
Thanks for Listening.

JustUs – the JustUs League! S12- E9

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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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