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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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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

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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 →

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The Dans talk ICP with Juggalo expert and author Steve Miller in latest podcast

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Juggalo: Insane Clown Posse and the World They Made by Steve Miller

After taking a quick summer break, WXPN’s Dan Reed and The Inquirer‘s Dan DeLuca are back with episode 35 of The Dan and Dan Music Podcast. On tap this week, the hosts meet author Steve Miller, who has written a book about the “misunderstood” world of Insane Clown Posse and their Juggalo fans.

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The Dans interview Mike Errico about life as a touring musician on this week’s podcast

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Mike Errico | photo courtesy of the artist

Dan Reed and Dan DeLuca are back with episode 29 of the Dan and Dan Music Podcast, this week featuring special guest Mike Errico. The musician, professor and New York Times author published an article called “Touring Can’t Save Musicians in the Age of Spotify,” exploring what it takes to stay afloat on the road when you’re not selling as many physical albums.

We also hear some discussion about the Rolling Stones’ recent Havana, Cuba show, the untimely passing of A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg, and some AC/DC rumors surrounding Axl Rose. Listen to episode 29 below and keep up with future episodes by subscribing on iTunes.

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The Dans talk SXSW, coffee and interview Neil Aquino in a special political segment

Lucius | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com
Lucius at the SXSW Radio Day Stage | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com

WXPN host Dan Reed and Inquirer music critic and columnist Dan DeLuca present the latest episode in their biweekly Dan and Dan Music Podcast. This week, DeLuca reminisces and recaps his SXSW experience and the Dans discuss what happens when independent festivals get big. Later on, we hear a segment with Reed’s old friend Neil Aquino about the current presidential candidates. We also get some fascinating insider information about Reed’s beverage preferences. Listen to episode below and subscribe on iTunes to download future episodes as soon as they’re available.

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