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Welcome back to the show! We’re podcasting live from the recent past high above the best little music scene in the world! We’ve got the band Cell here this week along with our good pal Xelena – Empress of the Impossible. PLUS a special guest appearance by our old production assistant, Ian! Warning: shit gets REALLY weird. Press play!
Cell is Darian “Leon” Nielson- Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar; Darion “Dariboo” Jordan- Lead Guitar/Backup Vocals; Tyler Smelich-Lead Guitar/Quips between songs; Douglas “Doug-a-Chug” Jordan-Bass; Jonathan Louis- Drums/Percussion, and Vocals. These boys have been around just a few months and have a handful of gigs under their belts. Follow their Facebook to learn about future shows.
Xelena describes herself as a Transtastic Mentalist and Escape Artist. She’s here to promote Sweet and Lethal Burlesque. Their next show is August 21st at the Polo Lounge. Be sure to catch her live doing her signature mind fuckery!
Thanks to all of this week’s guests for spending their Monday night with us. If you like what we do head to our Patreon page. For $5 a month you get access to our exclusive sound check pre-show! Next week we’re back with one man powerhouse Darabello and the gals putting on Bobolobo Fest. Thanks for listening!
Welcome to this week’s Worst Little Podcast!
Kim, Rory, and Rick are sitting down with part of the cast of the musical Get Bent: A Gender Bent Musical Review. In the studio we have Michelle, Stephanie, and the lovely Xelena – Empress of the Impossible – here to fill us in on their latest gender bending production. They answer the hard questions and share a few songs from the show. So listen up and play along at home.
For Sisters Three Productions co-creators/producers Michelle Calhoun and Stephanie McMullen, it was important to show that a part can be just as impactful when done by the opposite gender for which it was written, and at times even more powerful. “Get Bent” is an original production that will feature famous musical numbers but with a twist: everything is gender bent. Proceeds of this production will benefit Our Center, a local shelter for programs, services, and resources for the LBGTQ community in Reno.
See Get Bent starting November 10th at The Potentialist Workshop. Show dates and tickets can be found here.This production is suitable for ages 13+, and the after dark show (Saturday at 10 pm) is suitable for ages 18+. Thanks to the cast of Get Bent for being on the show!
Get out and see some things, Reno. Here’s a few:
Thursday – Check out Sam Chase with Greg Gilmore at Pignic. Both these guys pack the house so get there early! 8 p.m. 21+ No cover.
Also Thursday is United for Puerto Rico at the Saint. Show some love to our fellow Americans recovering from one of the most devastating natural disasters in recent memory. The lineup features Reno’s own Rigorous Proof , The Novelists, and Keyser Soze. 9 p.m. 21+ $5 suggested donation.
Friday – Generation WE: A Hip HOpera opens this Friday at the Potentialist Workshop. This will be a once in a lifetime experience with music from Weapons of Mass Creation. This innovative production tells the story of four individuals each in possession of a mysterious silver ticket and each searching for America but finding a lot more than they bargained for along the way. Presented in the form of a Hip-HOpera the story unfolds through theatrical performance, song, rap, poetry and dance. Click here for show dates and tickets. $15 adv/$18 at the door.
Saturday – Show up at Shea’s for some witchy metal from NYC band Vajra, joined by locals Uncle Angry and American Slacker Society. 9 p.m. 21+
On a sad note, we are heartbroken to hear the news that our friend, Scott Dundas, lost his son over the weekend from a hit and run driver. Please click here to help support the Dundas family in their time of grief. Nobody expects these things to happen and any amount you can give will help ease the family’s financial burden at this horrible time. It’s a good time to remember that life is short and we love you.
Thanks for listening.
The Worst Little Podcast – S4 E38 – Download Link
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We are all enjoying a day with our families, and if you’re listening to the podcast on Turkey Day itself, well, have a drink with us too! We are all so thankful that we have been able to bring this show to you for the better part of four years and feature all sorts of sides of the Reno music scene.
This week, we have Satellite Serenade, a Reno alt-pop duo. Satellite Serenade features the always fun Margy Ford on vocals and the talents of Jon Cornell backing her up on vocals and guitar. Jon and Margy have played together many times before in other projects, but this is their first time as a dynamic duo and they are mindblowing. Great songwriting and strong vocals are a hallmark of this young band.
We also make a few calls on the episode. First we talk to Joe Atack about his upcoming show at Bruka Theater, Ham for the Holidays. It’s a fun farce about the holidays and an old timey radio station – a true nerdfest for all of you audiophiles. The interview is during a rehearsal and the cast passes around the phone and we are treated to some interviews with the characters themselves. Ham will open on 12/5/14.
We also have a chat with our favorite mentalist, Xelena Empress of the Impossible! She treats us to a few feats over the phone, but is she always right? Listen for more! YOu can also check her out at the next Blazing Mics and see if you can win her $500 prediction challenge – she picked next Monday’s football game and is putting a parlay card, among other valuables, on the line.
Our family keeps growing and we welcome, Cole the Honkey to the show as Rick’s newest intern. But enough about him. If you want to catch Satellite Serenade, they will be playing at Marianarchy in just a few weeks. Chek them out and support a local artist at the same time!
Thanks for Listening.