100 episodes

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.

25 O'Clock Dan Drago

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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.

    145. Jesse Lundy (Part 1)

    145. Jesse Lundy (Part 1)

    Jesse Lundy (Point Entertainment) has been part of the Philadelphia scene for 25 plus years, promoting concerts, booking, running the late Ardmore venue The Point for 8 years, and helping grow Philly artists like John Francis and The Brakes. Dan and Jesse talk about how he got into concerts, guitar, the blues, and how the music business is both horrible and wonderful all at the same time. Enjoy Part 1, Part 2 comes your way next week.

    • 50 min
    144. Eleanor Two (Lauren Hawkins)

    144. Eleanor Two (Lauren Hawkins)

    Dan met Lauren at a house show last fall, and was instantly taken with how unique her playing, songwriting, and guitar tone were. Lauren came over to chat about her travels about the country, the many instruments she plays besides guitar, how she honed in on her sound, the newness of recording her material for the first time, and her early love of Stanley Clarke and musicals.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    143. Alex Stanilla

    143. Alex Stanilla

    Making the trek from Lebanon, PA, Alex talks with Dan about growing up with a guitar virtuoso dad (and overcoming a fear of touching peoples' guitars), making his own music and records at home, starting his podcast to keep him from becoming an antisocial hermit, and his collective record label, Try Less Club. They also try their best not to name check major corporations for free, and fail completely.

    • 50 min
    142: Hambone Relay

    142: Hambone Relay

    Dan sits down with Mark Brown and Rob Tait of Hambone Relay for a conversation about DIY touring, playing 2+ hour shows, how to "jams", and the things they don't teach you in music school. They have a Philly music-centric podcast, too, called 'Dude, Check This Out!'. Hambone Relay are a Philly based instrumental organ-led combo, with strong influences from bands like Soulive and Medeski, Martin, and Wood. They have a new LP out called 'Say Hi To Earl', available anywhere you get digital music.

    • 55 min
    141. 2019 Year End Music Compilation

    141. 2019 Year End Music Compilation

    Dan revisits some outstanding music from this year. From Philadelphia, and a few Philly-adjacent artists, it's a compilation of just a small sampling of some of the killer releases that have been put out this year. Enjoy music from A Day Without Love, Elaine Rasnake, Forest Kids Collective, Dave Cope and the Sass, and many more. Go to 25oclockpod.com for the full track list and links to the artists. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays from 25 O'Clock. Here's to another great year.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    140. Jeremiah Tall

    140. Jeremiah Tall

    Not only does Jeremiah come over to talk with Dan, he brings a couple of the guys in the Lore (his backing band): Ben Money and Tim Bostwick. The guys chat about their upbringing, about finally breaking out of their small hometown as musicians, and their incredibly unique approach to instrumentation that keeps them from being just another roots-folk band. They've got a new record out, 'From Bare Bones', available anywhere you get digital music.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

mojopin12 ,

Great Podcast

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.

cam85 ,

Great Show

Excellent peak into the Philly music scene. Great interviewer, great guests, great pod.

Roy Burton ,

25 O'Clock is right on time...

25 O'Clock is a great primer/window into the world of local (Philly) indie music. Great sounds, great conversation (Dan is an excellent interviewer) - highly recommended!

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