Get ready, NoHo. Gary Calamar’s intimate Mimosa Music Series, which originated out of his Laurel Canyon living room, will return to The Federal Bar in North Hollywood on Sunday, April 2. This month’s free show will feature Jimmer Rodrasky and Skylar Gudasz. Come on down for a bagel, mimosa and some great music! Come on down for Sunday brunch, mimosas and some great music!
Sunday, April 2 at 11:00AM-2:00PM
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
In the 1980s and early 1990s, Jimmer Podrasky was a member of rock band The Rave-Ups, which gained cult status after being featured in the movie Pretty in Pink. Then, he vanished, opting out of the music industry so he could raise his son Chance. After a 23-year hiatus, he released his strongest work to date, his first solo album The Would-Be Plans in 2013. Chapel Hill-based singer Skylar Gudasz is best known for her expressive voice and distinctive sound. She has toured with Big Star Third and various projects- travelling around the world from Barcelona to Australia. She just released her debut solo album Oleander this past February, delivering a collection of dramatic, honest, and playful alt-country songs. Consequence of Sound acclaims, "Cumulatively, the whole album is a spectacular introduction to a worthy, captivating new voice in Americana."
Why did you take the Mimosa Music Series to The Federal?
"I have a friend, Brad Spencer, who worked for the Knitting Factory and The Federal Bar. He would come by the house to see the shows, then told me about The Federal Bar and invited me down to check it out. I loved the room, the vibe and the people who worked there. So when my wife gave us our walking papers, it seemed the perfect place to move the Mimosa Music Series."
Who is Gary Calamar?
Gary Calamar, president of Go Music, is a five time Grammy-nominated producer and music supervisor who has overseen the music on some of the most acclaimed and popular shows on television including “True Blood,” “Six Feet Under,” “Dexter,” “Entourage,” “Weeds” and “House.” Gary’s current projects include “The Man In The High Castle” (Amazon) , “Good Girls Revolt” (Amazon), “Wayward Pines” (Fox) and the indie films “Tumbledown” and “Carrie Pilby.”
Gary is also a songwriter and co-wrote the song “Let’s Boot and Rally” performed by Iggy Pop and Bethany Cosentino for True Blood. His debut EP as a recording artist, “You Are What You Listen To” was released on Atlantic Records to excellent reviews and airplay. Gary is also the author of “Record Store Days” (with Phil Gallo), and DJ at public radio powerhouse KCRW.
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