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 →
The latest compilation of live performances from NPR’s World Cafe is available this spring to XPN members — and it’s a fantastic collection.
Ranging from rock and folk vets Bob Weir, Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, and Suzanne Vega to new voices Maggie Rogers, Sweet Spirit, and Phoebe Bridgers, Philly rooted artists The Districts, The War on Drugs, and Waxahatchee, Live at the World Cafe Vol. 43 is an expansive release. Continue reading →
Mavis Staples was the musical guest on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! for Martin Luther King Day. Watch the legendary singer perform an emotional live version of “Build a Bridge.” Continue reading →
Irish singer and songwriter Dolores O’Riordan — the singular voice at the front of alternative-era favorites The Cranberries — has passed away in London at age 46.
According to a BBC report, O’Riordan was in London for a recording session; a statement from the band’s publicist said “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.” Continue reading →
Alternative rockers The Breeders recently announced details about their first album in ten years, All Nerve, to be released on March 2nd. The band’s classic lineup of Kim and Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson return for the new album. Continue reading →