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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 | 1,526 views]
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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 | 1,267 views]
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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 | 5,407 views]
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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 | 2,623 views]
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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 | 5,202 views]
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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 | 6,253 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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KCRW’s Gary Calamar and Mick Fleetwood Talk Tusk, Touring and Tequila

Posted November 19, 2011 by | 2 Comments | 3,248 views]
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I was recently invited to Maui by the nice folks at Cabo Wabo Tequilla to conduct an interview with legendary drummer and founder of Fleetwood Mac…Mick Fleetwood.
I thought about it for about a milisecond…… Maui, Mick… YES I’M IN !
Mick, who lives in Maui, was kicking off the first episode of “Off The Record” a new series that Cabo Wabo is producing where rock …

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KCRW Exclusive: The Heavy Cover Blood Sweat & Tears for True Blood Finale

Posted August 26, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 26,045 views]
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From KCRW DJ Gary Calamar and True Blood Music Supervisor Gary Calamar:

I was meeting with True Blood writer-producer Raelle Tucker to discuss music for the 4th season finale airing September 11. This ain’t just another brilliant True Blood episode — this is the SEASON FINALE baby.
Now, as all True Blood fans know, each episode is named after a song in the episode. It makes …

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KCRW Exclusive: Neko Case + Nick Cave Duet on She’s Not There for True Blood

Posted June 24, 2011 by | 128 Comments | 165,683 views]
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From KCRW DJ Gary Calamar:
I’m a very lucky guy. I have two of the best jobs that I can think of KCRW DJ and Music Supervisor for the best bloody show on TV, True Blood on HBO.
This season, the 4th, is going to kick off with a bang. Not just watching the latest adventures of Sookie Stackhouse and all her supernatural friends but I …

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Solomon Burke Tribute on KCRW

Posted October 11, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,782 views]

Solomon Burke, who was revered as one of music’s greatest vocalists, died early Sunday at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport at the age of 70.
Hear Gary Calamar’s tribute, including an interview with Solomon, up now in our archives.
More below from Gary…
“Don’t you feel like cryin’”
(sigh)
It was such a bummer to wake up yesterday morning to hear the news that the great R&B artist Solomon Burke had …

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