The Keep Calm and Rock On Experience

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." - Victor Hugo Music influences culture, inspires companionship, and creates tension. To love music is to eternally welcome it into your heart like a significant other. Often compelling, occasionally frustrating, yet forever entwined with your heart. The Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast has launched to provide a roundtable-type platform to discuss the way rock and roll and popular music has moved people for the last 50 years. Through it's creators Angelo, Michael and Jamie, listeners will be led on musical exploration of all topics rock and roll, the familiar and the foreign. Every two weeks, Keep Calm and Rock On will release a new episode that will focus on a rarely explored avenue of rock and roll. KCRO - as the show is sometimes referred to - can be viewed as a metaphysical look into a genre that is normally explored from audio or literary perspectives. Each of the show's hosts is an adult blend of longtime musician and contemporary historian. Join Angelo, Michael and Jamie in their quest to explain the musically unexplainable and attain rock and roll unattainable...The Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!
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Jul 27, 2015

KCRO Lite - Whistling Singers and Entertaining Surgeons


On this week's KCRO Lite, Jamie, Angelo and Michael are back to discuss some of the feedback they received from last week's Dick Dale interview in the segment "The Mail Never Stops". They discuss trending topics in rock and roll in the segment "Second Hand News" including Dave Grohl's impact on rock and roll. This week's artist of the week is Lyndsey Smith and Soul Distribution from Pittsburgh PA. And of course, they'll fire up our lighters and cell phones and welcome to the stage, Rockin' Bobby Gee to close the show with another installment of his "Beneath the Roots" segment titled "The Most Important Name You've Never Heard". All this and much more on the Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!

Jul 20, 2015

Episode 12 - Dick Dale


On this week's episode of The Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast, the guys are joined by one of the most influential and important people in the history of rock and roll, The King of the Surf Guitar, Dick Dale. Pioneering an entire sub genre of music known as "Surf Rock", Dick Dale has served to influence Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, and countless others in his over 60 years in music. With classics like "Miserlou", "Let's Go Tripping" and "Pipeline", he will forever be recognized as a legendary player and technician. With his innovations with Leo Fender in developing variations of the Fender amp, the JBL 15 inch speaker, and the Echoplex echo machine, Dick has had an influence both on and off the stage. Celebrate the career of the King of the Surf Guitar on The Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!

Jul 13, 2015

KCRO Lite - Yoko Oh No!


On tonight's KCRO Lite, the whole gang is back together to answer listener mail in another edition of "The Mail Never Stops!". Michael, Jamie, and Angelo discuss some of their listeners favorite debut albums and they dive into the debate about Yoko Ono's impact on John Lennon and the Beatles. Angelo returns to the news desk to discuss the latest in rock news. This week's artist of the week, Signal-to-Noise from Chicago. KCRO corespondent Rockin' Bobby Gee is also back with another installment of his "Beneath the Roots" segment where he talks about American's 1st Century of music. All this and much more on Keep Calm and Rock On!

Jul 6, 2015

Episode 11 - The First Cut is the Deepest - The 1960s


Jamie, Angelo, and Michael are back in another full length edition of The Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast. The power trio of podcasting dive into their thoughts on what makes a great debut album. Is it total record sales, the amount of hit songs, or is it a much deeper impact those albums have? They explore debut albums from the decade that got it all started, the 1960s. Which groups or artists made the cut? You'll have to listen to find out. We also hear from an expert on the topic, Rolling Stone contributing editor, Anthony DeCurtis to get his take on the best debut albums of the 60s. The KCRO crew also reviews a recent Nils Lofgren concert they attended in Northern Virginia and they answers more questions in another edition of "Ride the Lightning". Join KCRO for all this and much more!