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THE STRINGER ERA BEGINS
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THE DEATH OF PRINT JOURNALISM: TOOTHSOME TWOSOME EDITION
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Peep these Prime perks. (3/29a)
SPOTIFY DEALS
If they don't come soon, what happens to the IPO?
LORDE'S NEXT LEVEL
How Melodrama took shape.
LABEL BIGWIGS SPILL THE BEANS
We go deep with a couple of top execs.
THE STRINGER ASCENDENCY
This adventure coming soon to a trade website near you.
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L.A.'S FRESHEST CALAMAR
3/2/17

You may know Gary Calamar as an esteemed music supervisor. Or you may have enjoyed his finely curated KCRW show. But his penchant for musical multitasking goes still further. Here he is in singer/songwriter mode, with two new, very L.A.-focused tunes. The bubbly "Little Tokyo" is a sunshine-pop celebration of an especially colorful La La Land neighborhood, featuring guests Maria Taylor of Azure Ray and Anna Bulbrook of The Airborne Toxic Event. The playful catalog of sights and sounds (which put me in mind of Jonathan Richman) is nicely presented in the lyric vid below.

The rootsier "The Prince of Pico Boulevard," meanwhile, is a wistful slice of Lou Reed-influenced dream-rock, aided by guests Willie Aron and Jeff Davis (best known for their work with The Balancing Act).

Calamar's affection for his hometown and breezy style of musical storytelling are likely to put a genial smile on your face.