Conversations with artists of all kinds, intimate musical performances, in-depth discussions on performing, touring, recording, and just generally being. Based in Philadelphia, new episode every two weeks, with your host Dan Drago.
Becca Levan (Solar Circuit)
Dan talks with Becca of famed Philly jamtronica band Solar Circuit. Becca hips Dan to the finer points of the genre, how her expansive synth rig works, choosing who to get involved with as a band, being a woman in the jam band world, and what the band's been up to during the pandemic. Solar Circuit has a new LP, 'Pulling at the Source', available everywhere you get digital music.
Early Fall 2021 Playlist
With so much amazing music that has come out at the end of the summer going into the fall in Philadelphia, it was high time for another music compilation episode. Featuring The Chairman Dances, Solar Circuit, Birdie Busch, Catbite, The Tisburys and more. So much more great new music to come out before the year is through. Go to 25oclockpod.com and click on this episode's blog post for a clickable playlist with direct links to all the artists featured.
Dan talks to Brianna about DIY spaces, safety and consent at music venues, and her multiple Emmy awards. Brianna directed and produced the upcoming documentary, 'Safe x Sound', a film about safe spaces in DIY music with Brian Walker (A Day Without Love).
Lito and the Shepherds
Dan talks with Phil and Eric of Philly psych rockers Lito and the Shepherds, and it's the first in person conversation on the show since Match of 2020. It's a great time, they talk guitars, their new record 'Never Thought I'd See The Day', getting back out to play some shows, and much more. You can get their new LP at their Bandcamp and anywhere you get digital music.
Dan talks to Matt Scottoline of Philly power-pop masters Hurry about the new record, 'Fake Ideas', the pocketbook that goes with it, album aesthetics, how it's hard to practice guitar when you're a kid, the early days of the Drexel music business program, and how Matt learned that the best way to write a Hurry record was the same ol' way he's written every other Hurry record. 'Fake Ideas' is out now on Lame-O Records, and available everywhere you get music.
Summer 2021 Playlist
Summer is here, live music is happening, and that means a lot of music has been dropping over the last month or so. Dan puts together a playlist of top-notch Philadelphia bands and artists that have new music out now, and you can view the whole playlist complete with links over at 25oclockpod.com. Featuring Hurry, Grace Vonderkuhn, Omar's Hat, Kississippi, Bad Shapes, and more.
This podcast is nothing short of incredible. The exposure for Philly artists is incredible and as a someone who strives to find new music across all genres this is one of the most amazing podcasts to do so! If you haven’t subscribed already, do so immediately.
The opening theme, the interviews, and the host Dan Drago, make this podcast Great! Even not being from Philadelphia, Dan does a fantastic job creating an interest in the music scene, and art world, around the Philadelphia area. It has helped me find some great local music acts to listen to. In the sad continental desert that the commercial music scene has become, Dan marks the small pockets of oasis that is being born in the Philli area. Check it out, and find some new things you might otherwise not find without the Drago compass that is, 25 O’clock.
Excellent peak into the Philly music scene. Great interviewer, great guests, great pod.