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MBE welcomes Raury live in-studio this Thanksgiving week

Posted November 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 309 views]

Welcome to your weekly Morning Becomes Eclectic update, for news and performances over Nov. 23-27, 2015 on KCRW and
MONDAY, November 23: Raury has been on our radar since the release of his debut EP. The song “God’s Whisper” made a big impression on a handful of our DJs and solidified the teenager (yep, that’s right) as an artist-to-watch.
With his full-length debut, the Atlanta …

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A Christmas Song from DJ Gary Calamar

Posted December 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,396 views]
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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 | 2,824 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 | 4,642 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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This Week on KCRW’s The Cue with Eric J. Lawrence and Gary Calamar

Posted April 6, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 2,890 views]

KCRW’s The Cue in an Online Music Channel on YouTube. Check out this week’s episodes, and find them all at

The Cue 12 – Eric J. Lawrence: Childhood
In this episode of KCRW’s The Cue, Eric J. Lawrence takes on a journey where we will regress back to childhood. We will take a look at some things that kids like to do and we will …

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True Blood Premiere to Feature Nick Cave and Neko Case Duet

Posted May 5, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 4,115 views]

KCRW DJ and Music Supervisor extraordinaire Gary Calamar has something very special lined up for the premiere of True Blood’s fourth season on HBO on June 26 – a duet between Nick Cave and Neko Case!
Gary shared the big news at the Musexpo conference yesterday, saying “You always want to serve the show first, but in the back of my mind I’m also thinking …

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Gang of Four: Album Preview

Posted January 18, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 3,568 views]

Gang of Four’s latest album “Content” is streaming in its entirety as part of KCRW’s Album Preview series.
From KCRW DJ Gary Calamar:
“Back in the day (late 80′s) I used to manage an overly talented but highly underrated band called The Balancing Act. We had released a few albums on IRS Records. The band was doing pretty well back when college radio was king. When …

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KCRW DJ Gary Calamar’s Favorite Songs of 2010

Posted December 9, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,668 views]

Every year when I ask Gary Calamar to submit his Top 10 Albums of 2010, he always says we should instead be asking for the top 10 songs. To honor Gary’s wishes, you can see his top albums here and his top songs below!
KCRW DJ Gary Calamar’s Favorite Songs of 2010

Broken Bells “The High Road”
Band Of Horses “Compliments”
Jenny and Johnny “Scissor …

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Solomon Burke Tribute on KCRW

Posted October 11, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,016 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’”
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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Photos: SunSets at Santa Monica Place

Posted August 20, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,052 views]

Join DJ Dan Wilcox today from 5-7p, for a sunset soundtrack overlooking the ocean. KCRW will be on the brand new Santa Monica Place rooftop dining deck on Friday evenings throughout August & September. Admission is free! Check out photos from last Friday with DJ Gary Calamar, by Jeremiah Garcia.

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