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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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Just Announced: Dan Reed to bring “Highs in the 70s” hangout to the National Museum of American Jewish History on November 30th

Dan Reed onstage | Photo by Mark Schreiber
Dan Reed onstage | Photo by Mark Schreiber

Attention all High in the 70s fans: we’ve got a night for you. On November 30th, Dan Reed will be hanging out at the National Museum of American Jewish History, spinning some favorites from the era. In addition, a screening of Martin Scorsese’s gripping documentary The Last Waltz will be offered, all part of the museum’s recently added exhibit exploring legendary promoter Bill Graham and his contributor to the “Rock & Roll Revolution”.

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Philadelphia Eagle Connor Barwin talks about his Make The World Better benefit concert with WXPN’s Dan Reed

Dan Reed (left) with Connor Barwin (right) | Photo via https://twitter.com/WXPNDanReed
Dan Reed (left) with Connor Barwin (right) | Photo by Ann Reed via https://twitter.com/WXPNDanReed

Connor Barwin, the Philadelphia Eagles defensive player, recently stopped by WXPN to talk with XPN’s afternoon host Dan Reed about Barwin’s 3rd annual Make The World Better benefit concert on Friday, June 3rd at Union Transfer. The show is an all-Philly bill including Hop Along, Waxahatchee, and a surprise special guest. Continue reading →

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Watch WXPN’s Dan Reed bother people at the XPoNential Music Festival

Dan Reed bothering WXPN's Chief Engineer Jared Styles at XPNFest
Dan Reed bothering WXPN’s Chief Engineer Jared Styles at XPNFest

It takes a lot of work to make the XPoNential Music Festival happen every year. The days are long, sometimes stressful, and it’s massively important to keep your sense of humor about you. This is what WXPN afternoon host Dan Reed had in mind (we think) when he grabbed videographer Meredith Edlow on Sunday afternoon and roamed the festival grounds bothering people. Continue reading →

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Introducing Dan and Dan: Listen to WXPN’s Dan Reed and Philadelphia Inquirer’s Dan Deluca talk music criticism in this week’s segment

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

WXPN’s Dan Reed and The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Dan DeLuca have teamed up to create Dan and Dan, a new podcast where the two music critics talk about current happenings in the wide world of music. The third episode came out today and it covers a range of topics, like Mumford and Sons’ new electric sound, the upcoming Firefly Music Festival and the Grateful Dead Farewell Concert. Continue reading →

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The best tweets (so far) from the High’s In The 70’s Number One #solidgoldxpn hits weekend

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This weekend WXPN’s Dan Reed has been playing all the number one Billboard pop hits of the Seventies. Below, sample of the comments on twitter. You can follow the conversation on twitter @wxpfm #solidgoldxpn.

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Listen to Strand Of Oaks cover Gillian Welch on XPN’s Like A Version segment

Strand Of Oaks | Photo by Eric Schuman
Strand Of Oaks | Photo by Eric Schuman

Strand Of Oaks, the project of Philly mainstay Timothy Showalter, is about to release a new album on Tuesday. It’s called Heal and it’s one of this year’s must-listen records (in fact, you can and should do that right here). Tim came by the XPN studio for Dan Reed’s weekly Like A Version segment to cover Gillian Welch’s “Time (The Revelator),” a song that is notably more delicate than his own recent music. Showalter admits that, following the recording and production of Heal, he needed to ease his ears with sounds that were a bit gentler than the heavy percussion and searing guitars that had surrounded him. The resulting cover is both characteristically intense and lovingly reverent.

Listen to the performance and interview below and catch Strand Of Oaks at our Free at Noon Concert next Friday and at Boot and Saddle on September 19th.