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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.
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!
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.)
Anyway – enjoy the show and thanks for Listening!
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.
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.
Enough with the intro – enjoy the show!~
Thanks for Listening.
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.
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!
Hello! Welcome back to the Worst Little Podcast. We’re here this week with the Jason King duo. Press play for some great blues and Americana from these scene legends!
The Jason King duo is Jason on guitar/vocals and Tommy on guitar. They’re just part of the great Jason King band. Follow their Facebook page to keep tabs on upcoming shows!
Thanks to this week’s guests and thanks to all our listeners and Patreon subscribers. If you like what we do head to our Patreon and donate. For $5 or more per month you get access to our exclusive weekly sound check show! Check back next week for our annual Christmas show. We’ll be telling wild stories and recapping an amazing year for Reno music. Thanks for listening!
Hello! Welcome to the Worst Little Podcast. This week we have brand new to us band Sad Giants in the studio. Kim took the week off but everyone else was there to ask these guys all the important, hilarious, and inappropriate questions you’ve come to expect from us. Press play!
Sad Giants is Bobby Benedict, Jesse Moran, and Quentin Young. They describe themselves as a power trio that kicks out the melodic rawness of Americana rock ala Springsteen or Petty, with a modern pop wit that twinges each song with its own unique catch – from 90s college rock to melodic punk. Big thanks to the band for hanging out with us. Keep an eye on their Facebook for upcoming show dates!
Thanks to all our Patreon supporters! If you like what we do head over to our Patreon page and throw a little cash Rick’s way. For $5 a month you get access to our super special pre-show featuring an exclusive song and behind the scenes shenanigans from each week’s band! We’re back next week with Lincoln Skinz and the cast of Good Luck Macbeth’s new play, Ms. Cratchitt. Thanks for listening!
Hello and welcome back to Reno’s Best Worst Little Podcast! This week we’re here with everyone’s favorite rock and roll band, Silver! They’re previewing their new EP, Let’s Talk Tomorrow About Last Night, and talking about their show happening on October 25th at the Pioneer Underground. Press play to hear some rad music from Silver, Travis Hayes (SF), and Reno’s own Buffalo Moses!
Formed in 2016, Silver describes themselves as a callback to great American Rock’n’Roll. With each member having varying backgrounds in folk, country, rock, punk, blues, and pop, a wide array of styles and influences come to play and color their diverse sound. Silver is Jeff Knight (drums), Brendon Lund (bass), Adam Landis (keys), Josh Kisor (lead guitar), Greg Gilmore (vocals, guitar).
Silver has released three music videos to date off their new EP, with another being released Monday, October 21st. View those videos and learn more about the band here! We’ll see you at the Pioneer Underground October 25th for Silver, Travis Hayes, and Buffalo Moses, hosted by Spike McGuire.
Thanks to Silver for hanging out! We’re back next week with Eddie and the Subtitles!
Hello! Welcome to the Worst Little Podcast in the world. This week we’re bringing you some great country tunes and some SERIOUS shenanigans from Reno’s own Myke Read & the Damn Ole Band! Press play!
Myke Read and the Damn Ole Band is: Myke Read – Vocals/Guitar; Pancho – Bass; Darla Lawless A.K.A. “The Pistol” – Vocals/Guitar; Jim “Lefty” Lewis – Drums; “Mad Dog” Mike Mitchell – Guitars. See them next October 26th at the Wayside Bar in Lemmon Valley.
Thanks to the band for being here this week. If you like what we do head to our Patreon page and kick Rick a few dollars. For $5 a month you get the extra special weekly sound check show just for subscribers. This week’s Patreon show is wacky and totally worth it.
We’re back next week with newcomer Dan Abbott and the cast of GLM’s Let the Right One In! Thanks for listening!
Welcome to this week’s show! We’re here with Reno poet laureate Pan Pantoja, former intern turned production assistant Ian, Nick, Rory, and Dogwater Dick, bringing you Nick’s Burning Man recap, fresh Pan news, and some old tunes from one of our favorites, the Lazy Universe! Press play!
The Lazy Universe is Hudson Flanigan- Drums, Eric Shirazzi – Bass, and Stacey Tolle – Vocals, Guitar.
Pan Pantoja is the founder of the Potentialist Workshop as well as many other projects in and around Reno. He was recently named Reno’s 2019 Poet Laureate and continues to perform spoken word around northern Nevada. He also performs with his band, Weapons of Mass Creation, now in it’s fourth iteration. He is a celebrated playwright, muralist, sculptor, painter, and fortune teller. Is there anything this man can’t do?
Thanks to all our guests for spending time with us this week. We’re back next week with Myke Read and the Damn Ole Band. If you like what we do head to our Patreon page and throw us a few bucks. For $5 a month you get access to our weekly exclusive sound check show! Each week the band records one special song for our subscribers that no one else gets to hear! We appreciate all our patrons. Thanks for listening!
Hello! Welcome to this week’s Worst Little Podcast! We’re stoked AF to welcome first timers to the show, skate punks Knocked Down! They brought some high energy tunes and some hilarious quiz answers. Kim was MIA due to a party injury, so Rick, Rory, and Nick had to pick up the slack. We learn a ton about the dudes in the band and hear some rad tunes, including some brand new songs from their upcoming full length album. This is punk rock, folks. Press play!
Knocked Down is Chris Whaley (guitar/vocals) and Tony Heckerman (drums formerly of Melvin Makes Machineguns). Find them on Facebook, Instagram, and at their website for tour dates and more. We’ll keep our eyes on the band and let you know when they’re playing around these parts too! Thanks to Chris and Tony for being on the show and for supporting our shenanigans. Y’all were great!
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Go support your scene. Here are Kim’s picks this week:
Thursday – Check out our friends Outlaw Kindred for The Hopback Sessions at Great Basin Brewery in Sparks. They’re gonna play a 3 hour set! Don’t miss it. Family Friendly. 7PM No Cover
Friday – Get Out (Sac), Lost Idea, Heterophobia, Impurities at Drophouse. Message for address. 8PM
Saturday – The Flesh Hammers with Vague Choir on the cellar stage at Alturas Bar. This is the Flesh Hammers first show in two years! Don’t miss it. 21+ 8PM $5
Sunday – Get out of town to support the Sacramento Punk Rock Flea Market featuring several Reno bands including Donkey Jaw, BLUNDERBUSST, and Los Pistoleros! All ages. Noon to 10PM. Full lineup on the event page. $3
Beyond – Wednesday, July 3rd kicks off the always epic DEBAUCH-a-ReNO featuring The Dickies & the Spits! Click through for more details including a full schedule and lineup!
Next Thursday, July 4th get ready for the barn burner that will be our good pal Spike McGuire’s album release and Loud as Folk! This month features our favorites Gina Rose and Cowboy Indian! 21+ 8PM $5 suggested donation to Art Spot Reno.
Hello! We’re back this week with the excellent, hilarious, and damn entertaining Reno band BASHA! We’ve been looking forward to having them in the studio for ages and they’re finally here! They played us a mess of songs including a RAD Against Me! cover, Rick gives dating advice, and Holly taught us scary German words. Press play!
BASHA is two sisters, Holly and Amber on guitar and vocals, Ben on bass, and Arlis on drums. Catch them next at Holland Project on June 1st, with awakebutstillinbed, Pity Party, and nocapitalsnospaces, then at their summer tour kick-off show at Pignic with Tommy & the Tongues! Thanks so much to the band for hanging with us this week!
While you’re waiting to see BASHA next, check out some shows this weekend! Take your mom!
Friday – Shark In The Water with Ostracized and The Scattering Luau Party at Alturas bar! 21+ 8:30PM $8
Jake Houston, An American Forrest, Margo Cilker at The Loving Cup! GO SEE THIS ONE. Margo Cilker is an awesome singer-songwriter from San Francisco and is one gal you should not miss! 21+ 9PM no cover!
Saturday – Go see our pals Josiah Knight and Spike McGuire at the Taste if Chicago Beer Garden Grand Opening with Spike & Josiah! 21+ 8PM No cover!
It’s here! Go see DRINK-182: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at the Bluebird. It’s Reno’s best emo night, this time with an awesome touring act. Get your ticket ASAP! 21+ 8PM $25
Beyond – Marianarchy 2019 a Benefit for Shelby Paxton May 17th and 18th at Jub Jub’s! Check out the event link for the lineup. It’s gonna be a rad party!
Be sure to head to our Patreon if you like what we do! Big thanks to all our donors for helping us do what we do! And thanks to our newest supporter, Mikie Shame! We’re back next week for our 350th episode with Blue Envy! Thanks for listening!