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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Oct 26, 2015

Episode 19 - Live Overdubbing: Out of Bounds?


On this week's show, Jamie, Michael & Angelo are back for another full length discussion, this time about the art of overdubbing when it comes to some of rock and roll's most famous live albums. Does overdubbing take away from the album or does is help make the live tracks even more memorable and impressionable? The gang with share their thoughts on the subject as well as talk about some of the biggest live rock albums of all time and whether or not they were actually "live" after all! In this week's second act, the group will tackle one of the biggest questions they get asked all the time. Who are the greatest fictional rock bands in history? The guys will try and agree on four acts to place on top of the KCRO Mount Rushmore of Fictional Bands. Who will make the cut? All this and much, much more on today's Keep Calm and Rock On!

Oct 19, 2015

KCRO Lite - Hall Me, Maybe


On this week's edition of the show, it's the best of what's happening right now in rock and roll when Michael joins Angelo and Jamie all the way from California to help deliver this week's "Second Hand News" segment where they guys talk about this year's nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Another edition of "The Mail Never Stops" brings some the best listener comments and thoughts over the past few weeks. And as always, Rockin' Bobby Gee is back for another installment of his famed "Beneath the Roots" saga, this time discussing America's oldest form of music. All this and much much more including this week's artist of week, on The Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!

Oct 12, 2015

Episode 18 - G.E. Smith


On this week's episode, Jamie, Angelo, and Michael take the KCRO Podcast on the road for the first time to East Hampton, New York, to sit down with world renowned guitarist and band leader, G.E. Smith. G.E. is most known for his time as the leader of the Saturday Night Live Band during the show's most popular time period in the 80s and 90s. He has spent time as a member of Hall and Oates, Bob Dylan's touring band, and most recently, one of the guitarists and bassist on Roger Water's The Wall tour. G.E. joins the group to discuss his life long love affair with rock music and the guitar, including his upbringing in Pennsylvania, his love of vintage guitars, and his work with some of the greatest musicians in the world including Dylan, Bowie and Jagger. All this and much much more on this week's edition of The Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!

Oct 5, 2015

KCRO Lite - An Influential Podcast


On today's episode, The KCRO crew is back and ready to roll with another KCRO lite. Jamie, Angelo and Michael return after their monumental interview on last weeks' show with Al Kooper to recap some listener feedback and thoughts in "The Mail Never Stops". Michael heads into the newsroom to deliver the most up to date rock and roll news in the segment "Second Hand News". One controversial news story brings up a whole new topic for the hosts to discuss. You'll also hear from New York artist Lylak Munk who shares his song "Stomp Yo Feet" in the artist of the week segment. Finally, no KCRO Lite would be complete with out another installment of "Beneath The Roots" with KCRO Corespondent Rockin' Bobby Gee. This week, Bobby Gee looks back to the final days of Big Bands in his essay "A Disaster: The Musician's Strike of 1942". All this and much much more on the Keep Calm and Rock On Podcast!