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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 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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Left Of The Dial: Listen to an interview with Trouble Boys author Bob Mehr on the Dan and Dan Podcast

Trouble Boys | photo courtesy of the author
Trouble Boys | photo courtesy of the author

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 →

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The Dans bring on Graham Nash, talk HBO’s Vinyl & Kanye in new episode of The Dan and Dan podcast

Graham Nash | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN | katemccannphotography.com
Graham Nash | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN | katemccannphotography.com

Dan and Dan (XPN’s Reed and the Inquier’s DeLuca) have released episode 26 of their Dan and Dan Podcast, which features producer Mike Vasilikos interviewing folk hero Graham Nash.

Vasilikos spoke to Nash while he was in Philly to perform at World Cafe Live and XPN’s Free At Noon. Nash, who is now 74, spoke about his time with The Hollies and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, his book Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life, his upcoming record This Path Tonight, and much more. Continue reading →

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Dan and Dan podcast interviews Philadelphia legend Schoolly D

Schoolly D | Photo via facebook.com/SchoollyDFanPage
Schoolly D | Photo via facebook.com/SchoollyDFanPage

The Dan and Dan Music Podcast recently sat down with the Philadelphia Hip Hop legend Schoolly D to discuss some pretty big topics in an hour-long interview.  The proclaimed father of gangster rap covered a plethora of topics that included the changing sound of hip-hop along with his own creative output and individuals like 60 Minutes’ Ed Bradley that played a bigger role in his career than one might think.

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Listen to episode 5 of the Dan and Dan music podcast, subscribe on iTunes

Dan and Dan
Photo via Dan and Dan Soundcloud page (https://soundcloud.com/ddmusicpodcast)

Episode five of the Dan and Dan music podcast is now live! WXPN’s Dan Reed and The Inquirer‘s Dan DeLuca produce the twice-monthly podcast, in which they discuss current music events, songs and anything else on their minds. Among the many discussion topics on this week’s agenda are teen idols, the new artist-owned streaming platform Tidal, a SXSW recap and a new study on the mortality rates of musicians from The Washington Post. Subscribe to the podcast for free on iTunes here and listen to episode five below.

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Folkadelphia, Halfro and more

Folkadelphia
Jason Molina, courtesy of Secretly Canadian.

Folkadelphia premiered a new project called Unsung this week. The radio show / music explorers explain that “In the history of music, there are many unsung artists and albums that we firmly clutch close to our hearts” and they will dig into some of those albums in the coming months. The first chapter features Songs: Ohia’s Didn’t It Rain and conversations with the people who were a part of it. Listen to the special here and download a compilation of local artists covering the songs below.

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