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Celebrating PF Sloan: Listen to our interview and his classic music

Posted November 17, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 551 views]
PF Sloan

PF Sloan — the legendary musician, songwriter, arranger and producer — died this week on Nov. 15, of pancreatic cancer. He wrote or co-wrote some of the greatest pop and protest songs of the 1960’s, and was a key figure in the exciting Los Angeles music scene of that time.
I conducted this archived interview with Sloan at KCRW in 2006, which coincided with the …

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LA Local Favorites Silversun PIckups are Back!

Posted September 24, 2015 by | 6 Comments | 1,295 views]

On Tuesday night, Silversun Pickups hit the stage at the intimate Apogee Recording Studio for a special showcase for KCRW and its amazing supporters.

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A Christmas Song from DJ Gary Calamar

Posted December 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,400 views]
gary calamar xmas

I set out to write a nice, warm Christmas song, but I wanted to give it some edge as well.
So I came up with this sub-culture of Punky, Gothy kids who hate everything….except Christmas.
I was inspired by The Kinks “Village Green Preservation Society, T-Rex’s “Children Of The Revolution” and David Bowie’s “Young Americans”.
Kneel Cohn, an artist from New York directed the video. My 12-year-old …

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DJ Gary Calamar’s Top Albums of 2014

Posted December 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,830 views]

1 Ryan Adams — Ryan Adams
2 Courtney Barnett — The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas
3 Beck — Morning Phase
4 Damien Jurado — Brothers and Sisters of The Eternal Sun

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KCRW DJ Gary Calamar Remixes The Who — “Eminence Front” (C.A.G.E. Remix)

Posted June 12, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 4,649 views]

The Who was my first favorite band & Pete Townshend has always been a hero of mine.
Recently, the people at Spirit Music—which is Pete’s publishing company –threw out the idea of me doing a remix of a Who song. I emphatically said YES and sprang into Townshend-style windmills and scissor kicks as I played my air guitar in the mirror.
After some extensive consternation and …

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KCRW DJ Gary Calamar’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

Posted December 29, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,859 views]

Check out Gary Calamar’s Top 10 of 2o13. Find ALL the DJ’s Top 10 lists here.
1. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge)
2. Elvis Costello and The Roots – Wake Up Ghost (Blue Note)
3. Cults – Static (Columbia)
4. Iron and Wine – Ghost on Ghost (Nonesuch)
5. Jagwar Ma – Howlin (Mom + Pop)
6. Lorde – Pure Heroine (Universal)
7. Willy Mason – Carry On (Polydor/ Universal)
8. Paul …

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KCRW Exclusive: Eric Burdon and Jenny Lewis Duet for True Blood

Posted May 10, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 6,690 views]
Eric and Jenny listening back

KCRW DJ Gary Calamar premieres a special track from the upcoming True Blood Vol 4. soundtrack – Eric Burdon and Jenny Lewis dueting on “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”. Take a listen and read the story behind it below.
“Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” by Eric Burdon and Jenny Lewis

Oh, the summertime is comin’….flowers blooming, fireflies lighting the sky, and the beach is the place …

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Wilco at the Hollywood Bowl: See a Great Band in Their Prime

Posted September 20, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 3,279 views]

Editor’s Note: Gary Calamar interviews Jeff Tweedy in advance of Wilco’s appearance at the Hollywood Bowl. Tune in tomorrow to hear their chat on Morning Becomes Eclectic and find it in the archive here after it airs!
From KCRW DJ Gary Calamar:
Wilco are coming to town! Wilco are coming to town!
That is a cause of celebration for me.
I must say I was not all that …

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Who Shot Rock & Roll at the Annenberg Space for Photography Opens This Weekend

Posted June 22, 2012 by | 5 Comments | 5,896 views]
Gary and Gruen by Jimmy Steinfeldt

From KCRW DJ Gary Calamar:
I Love Rock and Roll. I always have and always will.
Of course, I love the music, but I also love everything that surrounds it.
I just saw a preview of the amazing photo exhibit that is happening at The Annenberg Space for Photography called Who Shot Rock & Roll. Breathtaking photographs of rock artists, fans, fashions, girls (!!!). Looking at …

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Top 10 Songs of 2011 by DJ Gary Calamar

Posted December 14, 2011 by | 7 Comments | 6,903 views]

KCRW DJ Gary Calamar picks his favorite tracks of 2011:

Lykke Li — Get Some

My Morning Jacket – “Holding On To Black Metal”
Holdin On To Black Metal by My MORNING JACKET
Keren Ann -”My Name Is Trouble”
Keren Ann – My name is trouble by kerenann
Gomez -”Options”
Options by gomeztheband
Iron and Wine – “Tree By The River”
Tree By the River by Iron and Wine
Raphael …

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