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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Dec 28, 2015

2015 KCRO New Years Rockin' Eve


You are cordially invited to the first annual KCRO New Year's Rockin' Eve party at the KCRO Compound in downtown Baltimore, MD. Join Michael, Angelo, and Jamie as their guest while they ring in 2016 and take a look back at some of the best moments in rock and roll, and the first year of The Keep Calm and Rock On podcast. You will hear highlights from some of their best interviews over the past 9 months including Al Kooper, Nils Lofgren, G.E. Smith, Jimmy Vivino and many more. The gang will hand out their 2016 Sammy Award winners and also chat with a very special guest who calls in to discuss the business side of rock music in 2015 and beyond. And what year end party would be complete without a blooper reel of some of the funniest moments of this year's shows. All this and much much more on the first annual KCRO New Year's Rockin' Eve special!

Dec 21, 2015

Episode 23 - The First Cut Is The Deepest - The 1970s


Jamie, Angelo, and Michael are back for another full length edition of the Keep Calm and Rock On Experience. The Power Trio of Podcasting returns to the topic of greatest debut albums of all time. After starting the debate back in Episode 11 where they discussed the best debut albums of the 1960s, they move on today to the swinging 70s! They will discuss the climate of new music in the 1970s as well as the criteria for what does make a great debut album. There is no chance that all three will agree on the top spot is there? In the second half of the episode, Michael "The Killer" Koehler returns with another installment of is segment entitled "Ride The Lighting" where face paced questions are met with slow paced answers. All this and much much on The Keep Calm and Rock On Experience!

Dec 14, 2015

KCRO Lite - ExPeart Opinions and Centennial Celebrations


On today's KCRO Lite, Jamie, Angelo and Michael bring you all of this week's top rock and roll news in the segment "Second Hand News", where they hear it first, and you hear it second! Today's topics include discussions about the end of one of Angelo's all time favorite bands, as well as found memories about a talented singer, gone too soon. They answer listener questions and feedback in "The Mail Never Stops" and are joined by this week's Artist of the Week, J. Rushwell from Boston. As always, KCRO Lite concludes with another rousing edition of "Beneath The Roots" with KCRO corespondent Rockin' Bobby Gee, who rings in the holiday season with his segment entitled "Tough Guys Don't Sing Christmas Songs... Or Do They?" All this and much much more in the final KCRO Lite of 2015!

Dec 7, 2015

Episode 22 - Jimmy Vivino


On this week's show, Michael, Angelo, and Jamie are joined by guitarist, band leader, and musical director Jimmy Vivino for a tour de force interview that touches on all aspects of rock. Best known as the guitarist and musical director for The Basic Cable Band on CONAN, Vivino joins the gang to discuss his career in music over the past 40 years as well as his love of rock and roll. Jimmy shares stories and anecdotes from his 23 years with Conan O'Brien, his experiences playing with artists like Al Kooper and Levon Helm, and that's just the tip of the iceberg! You won't want to miss a second of KCRO's extended interview with Jimmy Vivino, not only one of their most knowledgeable guests to date, but one of the biggest fans of rock and roll too! All this and much much more on this week's Keep Calm and Rock On Experience!