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A Musical Marriage: Amy Rigby & Wreckless Eric join the Dan and Dan Music Podcast

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!

Dan and Dan debate stepping away from the music industry and entering the world of marriage counseling.  Don’t worry, that notion doesn’t last too long.  However, the Dan’s do welcome a husband and wife musical couple to the show.  Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric call in to talk about their own respective careers and what it’s like to be married to a fellow musician.  Plus, the guys give their thoughts about the departure of Lindsey Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac during our ‘Two Minute’ Drill.

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What Makes the Grateful Dead So GREAT Anyway? Dan and Dan debate on a NEW Podcast!

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!

What the heck makes the Grateful Dead so great anyway?

The songs?

The jams?

The culture?

Dan and Dan debate with longtime Deadhead and music industry veteran Jack Barton.  Jack enlightens us on his experience with the Grateful Dead, the community it inspired and the bands musical legacy.  Plus, hear new ‘Songs of the Week’ from Starcrawler and Tracey Thorn.

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Joy to the World! Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night) talks about his ‘Three Dog Nightmare’

Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!

Chuck Negron is a former member of Three Dog Night and the voice of their iconic hit “Joy to the World.”  Chuck joins us on the podcast to talk about the release of his book Three Dog Nightmare.  From being a member of one of the biggest bands in the world to losing everything, the book tells the tale of Chuck’s battle with addiction and eventual recovery.  In a conversation with Dan Reed, Chuck reflects on his time with Three Dog Night and how he was able to turn his life around.  It’s a fascinating listen. Continue reading →

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Dan and Dan Go Heavy Metal! Welcome KITTIE founder Morgan Lander to the Podcast

Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!

The Heavy Metal band KITTIE rose to fame while they were teenagers.  In a genre dominated by their male counterparts, KITTIE emerged as one of the most influential metal bands of their time and sisters Morgan and Mercedes Lander have become feminist icons.  With millions of albums sold since their debut, the band is celebrating their 20th Anniversary with the release of a special documentary and live album later this month.  Morgan Lander joins the podcast and reflects on the history of KITTIE with Dan and Dan in this interview. Continue reading →

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From Rock to Jock, Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes talks sports & music with the Dan & Dan podcast

 

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!

Drummer and founding member for The Black Crowes, Steve Gorman joins the podcast.  Steve is in the process of penning a book about his time with The Black Crowes and he shares some stories about the bands early days.  Currently Steve currently hosts a sports radio show. We get the story about how a rock drummer turned into a sports talk host, and of course ask him about this thoughts on the Eagles Super Bowl victory.

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Sire Records founder Seymour Stein talks with Dan & Dan about his legendary career, from signing The Ramones, Madonna, and The Smiths, to upcoming auction and more

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Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!

For their 70th podcast, Dan & Dan welcome Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and founder of Sire Records, Seymour Stein to the show! Seymour shares stories about signing Depeche Mode, Madonna, The Smiths, Ice T and more. Plus, he talks about his connections to Philadelphia and offers his thoughts about the streaming music economy. Continue reading →

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Dan & Dan talk “Lou Reed: A Life” with Anthony DeCurtis

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The Velvet Underground perform at the Trip in Los Angeles in 1966. Said Cher, an attendee: the Velvets “will replace nothing, except maybe suicide.” | photo by Lisa Law

Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!

Dan Reed calls Lou Reed: A Life, by Anthony DeCurtis, the best rock biography he’s ever read.  The book chronicles the life of one of the most intriguing, and complicated, artists of all-time.

Anthony stops by the studio to talk with the Dan’s about Lou’s career, the task of writing this book, plus his own relationship with Lou.

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The Key’s Year-End Mania: Mike Vasilikos’ All-Philly best of 2017

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Year-End Mania is the Key’s annual survey of the things below the surface that made 2017 incredible. Today, XPN on-air host and assistant music director Mike Vasilikos shares his favorite Philly music of the year.

Around this time each year I start the daunting task of trying to prioritize my favorites songs and albums of the year.  It’s a task that has become more arduous year after year.  Nonetheless, as I began to sift through my iTunes library I noticed that much of music had something in common … Philly music was dominating.

2017 was a tremendous year for bands like The War on Drugs who continued their ascent as a modern day rock and roll pillar with A Deeper Understanding.  Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks dominated my stereo early in the year with the muscular, yet emotionally charged Hard LoveSheer Mag’s Need To Feel Your Love is as brazen a debut as we’ve heard in years.  And Waxahatchee’s Out of the Storm tops my overall Album of the Year list.  Katie Crutchfield produced a flawless collection of indie rock that see’s her making good on her massive potential. Continue reading →

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The Promise to Keep it Real: Lukas Nelson talks with the Dan & Dan Music Podcast

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Lukas Nelson | photo by Myriam Santos | courtesy of the artist

Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!

Lukas Nelson was in Philadelphia this week for a show at Union Transfer.  Prior to taking the stage, he stopped by WXPN and joined the Dan & Dan Music Podcast.  Lukas talks openly about his evolution as a songwriter, growing up the son of Willie Nelson, and his work touring & recording with Neil Young.  He even sings us a short acapella verse from the first song he ever wrote. Hear it now.

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