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Dan Auerbach is Everywhere: Dan and Dan Podcast, World Cafe, new album

 Dan Auerbach | photo courtesy of the artist
Dan Auerbach | photo courtesy of the artist

It’s Dan Auerbach Week in this corner of the musicsphere — you’ll be able to hear The Black Keys’ co-founder in the mix on the Dan and Dan Podcast, and he’s the guest of Talia Schlanger on World Cafe.

On Friday, Auerbach released his sophomore solo album Waiting on a Song; it was produced at his own studio, Easy Eye Sound, and released by his new label of the same name. The record is a product of Auerbach’s move to Nashville, where he tells Dan Reed during an interview at this year’s Non-COMM that “I’d lived in Nashville for eight years, and I had never done that songwriting thing that Nashville is known for. So I started doing it and I really fell in love with it. Then I sort of started recording those songs and that’s how this record happened.” Continue reading →

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NonCOMM Recap: A Dan & Dan Music Podcast Conversation with Dan Auerbach

Dan Reed and Dan Auerbach at NonCOMM | photo by John Vettese

Dan DeLuca couldn’t make it to NonCOMM today, but luckily Dan Auerbach was able to fill his spot for the taping of a Dan & Dan Music Podcast segment. The Black Keys co-founder is prepping the release of his sophomore solo effort Waiting on a Song, the first record he’ll share through his own Easy Eye Sound label. Over the nearly hour long discussion he talked about the inspiration for the LP, what it’s like recording other people’s music, and his knack for meeting cool people.

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Listen to WXPN’s Moms That Rock! Spotify playlist

BjorkHappy Mother’s Day! As you spend today celebrating the moms in your life, we suggest you make it musical. Revisit our 2013 look at six amazing rock and roll moms, listen to the latest episode of the Dan & Dan Podcast featuring Virginia Hanlon Grohl (Dave’s mom), and dig into our 25-song Moms That Rock Spotify playlist below — an hour and 42 minutes of mothers in music, from Bjork and Beyonce to Sharon Van Etten and Patti Smith! Continue reading →

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Listen to the Dans discuss Chuck Berry and more in the latest Dan and Dan Music Podcast

The 51st episode of the Dan and Dan Music Podcast is here. This time around, the Dans tackle the recent passing of rock & roll legend Chuck Berry. In between reflecting on his highest highs and lowest lows, the dynamic duo listens to material from Berry’s soon to be released new album Chuck and lists their favorite Chuck covers. Eventually, their conversation leading them to a discussion of the interplay between a star’s career and their personal life. Stream the show below. Continue reading →

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Celebrate Christmas with DJ Robert Drake on the latest Dan and Dan Music Podcast

For this year’s final episode of The Dan and Dan Music Podcast, Dan Reed and Dan DeLuca join forces with XPN’s resident Christmas music expert Robert Drake to discuss the best and worst sounds of the season (after they get through some opening banter on Bob Seger).

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The Dans remember Nirvana’s Nevermind on the new Dan and Dan Podcast

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This month marks the 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s groundbreaking Nevermind LP, a record that pushed grunge rock to forefront of American music culture in the 90s. On the latest episode of the Dan and Dan Music Podcast, WXPN host Dan Reed and The Inquirer‘s Dan DeLuca explore the album’s legacy with two people who were instrumental in the release of the album – former Geffen Records National Director of College and Metal Promotion John Rosenfelder and former Music Director at Boston’s WFNX Kurt St. Thomas.

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The Dans revisit the early days of punk rock with author Legs McNeil on the new Dan and Dan Podcast

Please Kill Me | via altpress.com

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the classic rock book PLEASE KILL ME – The Uncensored Oral History of Punk.  Authors Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain chronicled one of the most exciting and revolutionary periods in the history of music, and on this week’s episode of the Dan and Dan Music Podcast, XPN’s Dan Reed and the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Dan DeLuca talk to Legs about the evolution of punk music and hear amazing stories about the emergence of artists like Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Debbie Harry and more!  The book is a must-read and trust us, this podcast is a must listen!  Continue reading →

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Listen to Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood discuss new song “What it Means,” catch it live at Union Transfer in November

Drive-By Truckers | photo by Danny Clinch via drivebytruckers.com
Drive-By Truckers | photo by Danny Clinch via drivebytruckers.com

Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers released a song earlier this month titled “What It Means.” The second single off their forthcoming LP American Band, the new tune is a politically-charged one that immediately caught the ear of music listeners around the country. Among those listeners are WXPN Music Director Dan Reed and The Philadelphia Inquirer Music Columnist Dan DeLuca, hosts of the Dan and Dan Music Podcast. On last week’s of the show, Reed had DBT frontman Patterson Hood on the phone to discuss the new song’s origins, how people have reacted to it, and the nation’s current political climate. Continue reading →