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).
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.
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 →
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 →
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.
On episode 32 of the Dan and Dan Music Podcast, WXPN’s Dan Reed and The Inquirer‘s Dan DeLuca meet VINYL co-creator and best-selling author Rich Cohen. The New York writer just released a book called The Sun, The Moon and the Rolling Stones about his time on the road with the legendary band.
Dan Reed of WXPN and Dan Deluca of The Philadelphia Inquirer have shared the latest episode of their Dan and Dan Music Podcast, which features discussions such as the loss of music icon Prince and the new album from Beyonce, Lemonade. Continue reading →
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.
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.
Rock journalist Bob Mehr has just released his new book Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements, and The Dan and Dan Music Podcast had him on to talk about the band that has connected with so many people.
As they say during the show, The Replacements were “as important as The Beatles to anyone who heard them.” Paul Westerberg, Chris Mars, Bob & Tommy Stinson, and (eventually) Slim Dunlap inspired more artists than you can count, and their drunkenly failed shots at fame will forever be etched into history because of the incredible music they made together. Continue reading →